Tecno Spark K9 is the most superior of all smart devices that feature in the first edition of the Tecno Spark series. The smartphone has a display larger than the one featured in Tecno Spark K8 and K9. It furthermore has a more powerful battery and a better chipset.
Tecno Spark K9 Review
Tecno Spark K9 has a design similar to that of Tecno Spark K7 and K8, although its design is a little superior to the other two designs. The smartphone has a body dimension of 162 x 82.6 x 7.75 mm; the length being 162 mm, the breadth being 82.6 mm and the thickness is 7.75 mm. Thus, Tecno Spark K9 is slimmer than K7 and K8.
Spark K9 comes with an amazing 6.0 inches liquid crystal display (LCD) which is furthermore a high definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) display. The large display has a standard resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This resolution leaves the smart device with a pixel density of 244 pixels per inch (ppi). The display of this smartphone has support for over 16 million colours which can all be identified by hexadecimal codes between #000000 and #FFFFFF.
Tecno Spark K9 features a very powerful battery, and this battery has a capacity of 3400 mAh. This battery powers the whole system of active electronic components in the smartphone. With the help of this powerful battery, a user of this smart device gets more out of their phone in only one charge.
Spark K9 comes with cool front and rear cameras, although Tecno Spark K8 has a competition here with it. In the front of this smart device is a 5MP camera which acts as a selfie camera. Although this camera is just a 5MP camera, the camera is superior to 5MP cameras found in many other smartphones. The 5MP camera featured by this smartphone comes with a pool of enhancements.
Tecno Spark K9 hardware are all managed by a MediaTek chipset which has a maximum processing speed of 1.50 GHz. The chipset is furthermore an octa-core chipset, and not all processors in the chipset have 1.50 GHz as their processing speed. A set of four cores in this chipset process at a speed lower than 1.50 GHz.
Tecno Spark K9 comes with loads of sensors, including both basic and other cool sensors. The smartphone features a fingerprint scanner which is nicely placed on the rear side of the smartphone. The fingerprint scanner helps introduce an easier way of going about security.
Tecno Spark K9 is powered by an operating system based on the Android 7.0 operating system. The Android 7.0 Nougat is a very cool operating system, bringing new features to the Android platform and also fixing problems with the Marshmallow version of the OS. This OS greatly improved in a wide array of aspects, one of which is security.
Builds of Tecno Spark K9 always come with a random access memory (RAM) that is 2 GB in capacity. This RAM is a high-speed RAM; such a high-speed RAM is necessary to avoid inefficiency in the operation of the chipset. For an average Android smartphone user, a 2 GB RAM will be very okay for their day-to-do usage of the phone.
Key Specs and Features
- 0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (244ppi)
- 5GHz octa-core CPU with 2GB RAM
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- 16GB Storage with support up to 32GB memory card
- 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- Front and Rear Flash
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 3400 mAh Battery
Tecno K9 Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
Tecno Spark K9 is a very beautiful and attractive smart device. The phone was carefully designed by one of the best design teams in Tecno. The choice of colour, shape, and positioning of hardware, all reflect the fact that a great deal of effort was invested in the design of this smart device.
As stated above, Tecno K9 has a design very similar to that of Tecno Spark K7 and K8, although its design is superior. The phone has a body dimension of 162 x 82.6 x 7.75 mm, where the length is 162 mm, the breadth is 82.6 mm and the thickness is 7.75 mm. Spark K9 has a plastic body and comes in three colours which are scarlet red, champagne gold, anthracite grey, and elegant blue.
In regular phones that feature a large display, there is often great power consumption coming from their displays. However, this is not the case in Spark K9. The display featured in this device was designed with power efficiency in mind. In other words, a user can enjoy the benefits of having a very powerful battery.
Furthermore, the display is a high definition (HD) display, giving out incredible graphics. The display has support for over 16 million colours. These colours can be identified by hexadecimal codes between #000000 and #FFFFFF.
Connectivity and OS
Tecno Spark K9 supports a number of connection-oriented technologies. Starting from mobile network technologies, the smartphone has support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile network technologies of all mobile operators in the country. However, using any of these mobile technologies requires a micro SIM card.
This device in addition, has support for the Wi-Fi technology, giving its users the room to access the internet with super-fast internet connections. It also has support for the Bluetooth technology, in other words, it allows the use of external keyboard and its likes.
Tecno Spark K9 is powered by the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. This operating system is an improvement of a series of versions of the Android operating system, as well as an extension of these versions. Android 7.0 Nougat is better than previous versions of the operating system in terms of security, features, power efficiency, etc.
The Android operating system has been named the best mobile operating system, over and over. The OS has been very instrumental to the development of the phone industry. Without this OS, the phone industry may not be as good as it is. Apart from being a great operating system, the OS is free to use – this makes smartphone cheaper than they would have cost if Android did not exist.
Chipset and RAM
Tecno Spark K9 uses a powerful chipset made up of eight processors. The chipset which is a MediaTek chipset, has its eight processors grouped into two sets. A set of these processors have processing speed higher than that of the other set of processors.
Tecno Spark K9 chipset belongs to the octa-core family, and octa-core chipsets are known for varieties of impressive things. Some things octa-core processors are known for include power efficiency and the capability to run heavy games without glitches.
A 2 GB random access memory (RAM) is used by the MediaTek chipset as its primary memory. The 2 GB RAM featured in the device is a high-speed RAM. Without a high-speed RAM being featured in Spark K9, the speed of its processors will not be taken full advantage of. This is so because slow RAMs keep high-speed processors waiting, thereby defeating the purpose of high processing speed.
For an average smart device user, a RAM of 2 GB is very okay.
Cameras and Sensors
Tecno Spark K9 comes with two cameras, one positioned in the front of the smartphone and another on the rear side of the device. The 5 MP camera which acts as the front camera, has loads of enhancements. These enhancements and the camera all work together to produce amazing pictures. To name a few, the following are some enhancements featured by the smartphone: geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.
On the reverse side of this cool mid-range smartphone, is another 13 MP camera which acts as the primary camera. The primary camera is also a great camera, and it produces great pictures, with the help of its power and enhancements. Some of its enhancements include: geotagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, and panorama.
A wide array of sensors is featured in Tecno Spark K9; these sensors help expand the capabilities of the phone. Some of these sensors in question are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass. The accelerometer which is among the most popular Android sensors makes it possible for the smartphone to know it acceleration, and its position in space, relative to a surface.
Storage and Power
Tecno Spark K9 comes with a 16 GB flash storage. Some few years ago, this storage will be enough for high-end smartphone users, but in this present age, it is less likely that it will be enough for a mid-range Android user. However, the OS and pre-installed apps of the phone are occupied in this storage; this means the total free space on the phone will be less than 16 GB.
In the event a user needs more storage space, there is no problem as Tecno Spark K9 supports storage space expansion. The storage space of the phone can be expanded up to 32 GB, with the help of a micro SD card. Aside from the fact that a micro SD card larger than 32 GB will not work with this phone, it can also cause the device to malfunction.
In a country like Nigeria, the battery capacity of a device is very important. This made Tecno equip the smartphone with a 3400 mAh battery to power the active electronic components of the Spark K9 system. This battery can furthermore be fully-charged, under three hours, with the help of a rapid-charge system.
Tecno K9 Full Specs and Features
- Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Scarlet Red, Champagne Gold, Anthracite Grey, Elegant Blue
- Dimension: 162 x 82.6 x 7.75 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 6.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (244ppi)
- Screen Protection: 2.5D Curved Glass
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 720p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus, HDR
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, LED Flash & Screen Flash
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: No (download at store)
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3400 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: –
Tecno K9 Price in Nigeria
Tecno K9 price in Nigeria ranges from 55,000 Naira to 60,000 Naira and is available on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other e-commerce stores. It is also available in Tecno retail stores nationwide such as 3C HUB, Pointek and more.