Tecno Spark 2 is an improved version of the epic Tecno Spark which was released in the previous year. The smartphone is superior to its predecessor, in a good number of ways, and it features a large display which has a standard pixel density. Tecno Spark 2 is furthermore similar to Tecno Pouvoir 2 in terms of specs and features.
Tecno Spark 2 Review
Tecno Spark 2 has a design similar to that of Tecno Spark, although its design is superior to its predecessor’s design. The smartphone has a body dimension of 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm; the length being 159.8 mm, the breadth being 76.8 mm and the thickness being 8.5 mm. Spark 2 has a plastic body and comes in three colours which are Bordeaux red, midnight black and champagne gold.
Tecno Spark 2 comes with a remarkable display which is 6.0 inches in size. A 6.0 inches display is no doubt a very cool thing for a mid-range smart device. The 6.0 inches display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels which leaves it with a pixel density of 320 pixels per inch (ppi). This display has support for the 16,777,216 hexadecimal colours.
Running as primary software, is the Go edition of the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Android 8.1 Oreo is the most popular operating system among 2018 high-end smart devices. With the help of the Go edition of this OS, the RAM and storage of this smartphone will be made efficient use of. Android 8.1 Oreo comes with new features as well as improvements to the 7.1 version of the Android OS.
Tecno Spark 2 has a 16 GB flash storage as its internal storage. Since the device runs the Go edition of the Android 8.1 Oreo, it is more likely a user of this device will be satisfied with the storage space. However, if there is still need for memory expansion, memory expansion can be done with the help of a micro SD card that is not more than 32 GB in capacity.
The Tecno Spark 2 system is composed of cool hardware; these hardware are managed by a MediaTek chipset. This MediaTek chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6580 chipset. MediaTek MT6580 chipset is a quad-core chipset and the processors in it have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz. Assisting the MediaTek chipset is a Mali graphics processing unit (GPU).
Spark 2 comes with 2 great cameras, a 13 MP camera and an 8 MP camera. The 13 MP camera featured in this smartphone acts as the primary camera. The camera has loads of enhancements, some of which are geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. The camera also has the support of a LED flash. The 8 MP camera acts as the selfie (front) camera of the smartphone.
Builds of Tecno Spark 2 come with either a 1 GB or a 2 GB random access memory. The 1 GB RAM will be okay for average smartphone users. However, users who desire using this smartphone, but are not okay with a 1 GB RAM, can go ahead for the 2 GB RAM variant of the smart device. A 2 GB RAM and a 6.0 inches display also makes the device cool for playing games.
Tecno Spark 2 is not a 4G LTE smartphone, but it has support for 2G and 3G mobile networks. This smartphone furthermore supports the USB-OTG technology. USB-OTG makes it possible for the smartphone to use external devices like mouse, modem, keyboard, gamepads, etc.
Key Specs and Features
- 6.00 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 730 pixels
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- Quad-core Mediated MT6580WP CPU with 1GB RAM
- 16GB built-in storage, up to 64GB with a memory card
- Face ID
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 3500mAh Li-Ion battery
Appearance and Display
Tecno Spark 2 has a similar design to Tecno Spark but features some improvements to the design. The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm, where the 159.8 mm is the length, 76.8 mm is the breadth, and 8.5 mm is the thickness of the smart device. From the measurement of the thickness, it can be seen that the phone is not slim, however, this does not mean it is too thick.
This smart device comes in a number of cool colours which are namely Bordeaux red, midnight black and champagne gold. These colours all make the device appear more beautiful. However, midnight black is the most preferred colour, followed by Bordeaux red.
Tecno Spark 2 has a 6.00 inches display which is a very cool thing. Featuring such a large display gives it the look of a high-end smart device. A large display furthermore makes this smartphone an ideal device for gaming. It also opens the way to all sorts of fun.
The 6.00 inches display featured by Spark 2 has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. This resolution is a nice resolution for a display of this size, as it leaves the display with a resolution of 320 pixels per inch (ppi). The high definition in-plane switching display featured by Spark 2, can display over 16 million distinct colours.
Connectivity and OS
Tecno Spark 2 is not a 4G LTE smartphone, but this does not make the smartphone bad. Although a 4G LTE network makes an individual use the internet at very high speed, a user will find 3G adequate in the current smartphone age we are. Tecno Spark 2 supports 2G and 3G networks, but using a network technology in any of these generations will require a nano-SIM card.
Aside from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi which are expected of Spark 2 to feature, USB-OTG is one of the technologies the smartphone also features. With the help of USB-OTG, the smartphone can act as a full-fledged computer host. In other words, the technology makes it possible for the smartphone to use peripheral devices like mouse, keyboard, modem, and USB flash drive.
Tecno Spark 2 scores 5 of 5 in the aspect of the operating system (OS). The device runs the Android 8.1 Oreo OS which is one of the best mobile operating systems available. This smartphone does not run the standard edition of Android 8.1 Oreo, it rather runs the Go edition of the operating system.
Using the Android OS is a very great thing as there are so many apps and games available for the OS. One of the criticism against the operating system is that it is not secured, but the truth is that a user who does not install apps from sources other than play store and take basic precautions can have no issues with security.
Chipset and RAM
Tecno Spark 2 is made up electronic cool electronic components, and these components are championed by the MediaTek MT6580 chipset. MediaTek MT6580 is a quad-core chipset, and the processors in this chipset are all power efficient. The cores of MediaTek MT6580 work collaboratively on tasks, to help complete them quickly.
The processors in the chipset championing the Tecno Spark 2 system all have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz. A processing speed of 1.30 GHz cannot be considered poor; as mid-range devices are expected to have a minimum processing speed of 1.25 GHz. The chipset is furthermore supported by a Mali graphics processing unit (GPU).
A build of Tecno Spark 2 can come with either a 1 GB RAM or 2 GB random access memory. An average mid-range smartphone user will find a 1 GB RAM quite okay, however, Tecno lovers who furthermore love this smart device, but are not okay with a 2 GB RAM, can get a build of the device that comes with a 2 GB RAM.
Cameras and Sensors
As expected, Tecno Spark 2 comes with two cameras, one positioned in the front of this smartphone and another on the rear side of the device. The front camera is an 8 MP camera which 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.
Tecno Spark 2 has a 13 MP camera positioned on its rear side, and the camera acts as the primary camera of the smartphone. This camera also has enhancements, just like the front camera. Among enhancements of the smartphone is a bright LED flash which enables the device to take pictures in dark places.
As featured by Tecno Spark, Spark 2 comes with a fingerprint scanner which is nicely positioned on the rear side of the smartphone. Fingerprint scanners have proven to be very cool approach to unlocking smartphones. The system of using fingerprint scanners for unlocking phone, no doubt, makes phone unlocking easier and somewhat more secured.
Fingerprint scanner is not the only sensor featured by Tecno Spark 2. The smart device also comes with sensors like accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass. With the help of an accelerometer, Spark 2 will be able to determine its acceleration and its relative position in space. The other sensors also give the smartphone nice capabilities.
Storage and Power
Tecno Spark 2 comes with a 16 GB flash storage as its internal storage. A 16 GB storage gives room for more apps and files to exist on a user’s phone, compared to an 8 GB storage. It is however worthwhile knowing that the total free space of a new Spark 2 will be less than 16 GB; the OS and pre-installed apps of this smartphone occupy some of this 16 GB storage.
In case a user requires more storage space, storage space expansion can be made with the help of a micro SD card. However, when storage expansion is being made, it is important that a micro SD card not more than 32 GB is used.
Electronic components that make up the Tecno Spark 2 system are powered by a 3500 mAh battery. The phone furthermore features a rapid-charge system that helps charge this powerful battery under 3 hours. A battery as powerful as this will make users of this smartphone get more out of the device, in one charge.
Tecno Spark 2 Full Specs
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6580WP
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Bordeaux Red, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold
- Dimension: 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geotagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 64GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: –
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port:
- Micro USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3500mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –
Tecno Spark 2 Price in Nigeria
The price of Tecno Spark 2 in Nigeria ranges from 34,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira and is available for purchase online on Konga, Jumia, Slot and other e-commerce stores. It is also available offline in Slot, 3C HUB and Tecno shops nationwide.