Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro is one of the smartphones Tecno used to debut its new Pouvoir series. The selling point of this phone is primarily its battery, just like the two other Pouvoir devices that were released. Pouvoir 2 is not only impressive in terms of battery capacity, the phone is also impressive in the aspect of the display, RAM, and operating system.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro Review
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro is a nice device that was announced by its manufacturer, in May 2018. The smartphone became available a few days after its announcements, and can now be bought in smartphone stores across Nigeria. This smart device is a 4G LTE smartphone, a spec many buyers take into consideration when buying a new smartphone, this year. While supporting 4G LTE networks in the country, the device also has support for 2G and 3G networks.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro is a dual SIM smartphone. It uses nano SIM cards, and one of its SIM cards have to be a 4G SIM, for the user to access the 4G mobile networks in the country.
Pouvoir 2 Pro has a cool appearance; it has the look of a typical mid-range smart phone. The phone measures 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm, and from its thickness it can be seen that this smart phone is not slim.
The device has a metallic body and comes in three colours. These colours in question are city blue, midnight black and champagne gold. Although, the city blue flavour of the phone is quite scarce, it is the nicest of the three flavours.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with a large 6.00 inches display, which makes the phone adorable. It display is a high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal display. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and a pixel density of 269 pixels per inch. A pixel density of 269 pixels per inch infers that the phone will produce standard graphics.
This smart device has a 3 GB RAM as its main memory. It furthermore has a MediaTek chipset as the chipset championing its system of computing hardware. This chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6739 chipset which has a processing speed of 1.50 GHz. The chipset has 4 cores and can be alternatively called a quad-core chipset.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 runs the 8.1 version of the remarkable Android operating system. Its OS which can also be called Android Oreo is one of the nicest mobile operating systems in existence. The operating system is substantially superior to its direct predecessor, Android Nougat.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 has two cameras. As expected, one of them is positioned in the front of the smart phone while the other is positioned on the rear side of the device. The front and rear cameras are 13 MP cameras and are both enhanced. In addition, the rear camera of the smart phone has the support of a LED flash, enabling it to take pictures in dark places.
This smart device comes with a fingerprint scanner, which is positioned on its rear side. Fingerprint scanners make it easier for smart phone users to unlock their smart devices with ease.
The MediaTek MT6739 chipset featured in this smart phone, has the support of IMG PowerVR GE8100 as its graphics processing unit (GPU). This GPU has a processing speed 570 MHz, a fair processing speed for a mid-range device GPU.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with some nice technologies. The smart device features the Wi-Fi, the Bluetooth, and the USB technology. These technologies help expand the smart phone’s capabilities.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with the following sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and light sensor. The phone is powered by a 5000 mAh a battery which can be charged fully under 3 hours. The battery belongs the Li-Ion family.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 6.00 inches; High-definition (HD) In-plane Switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1440 pixels
- Storage: 16 GB/32GB, expandable up to 128 GB
- RAM: 3 GB SDRAM
- OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Cameras: 13 MP front camera; 13 MP rear camera
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6739; quad-core; 1.50 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
It is a very cool thing to see Tecno approaching the smart phone market from another perspective. Prior to the introduction of the Pouvoir series, Tecno smart devices have always been regular mid-range smart phones or camera-epic smart phones.
With the Nigerian smart phone market getting saturated every day, and the need for strong batteries rising, the manufacturer decided to introduce a new line of smart device that will exploit an untapped market.
Although, we have manufacturers that have been providing smart phones with powerful batteries, none of these manufacturers is approaching power the way Tecno currently is.
iTel which produces phones with powerful battery, often produces low-end smart phones, and also lacks design teams with epic artistic sense. Whereas an average Nigerian seeks a cool mid-range smart device that is good in appearance and also features a powerful battery.
Gionee which is another company regularly producing smart phones with powerful battery, produces majorly high-end smart phones. Whereas, a great percentage of Nigerian smart phone users are mid-range users — this means many of them do not use Gionee’s devices that feature these powerful batteries.
In short, Tecno now provides mid-range smart phones that have very powerful batteries, and Pouvoir 2 pro is one of them. This initiative will help open way to Nigerians using phones with very powerful batteries, as other manufacturers will likely follow suit.
The battery featured by Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro is a 5000 mAh battery. Not only does this smart device features a powerful battery, it also comes with a rapid-charge system that helps charge this battery full, under 3 hours.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro is not only remarkable in the aspect of battery, this smart phone also scores well in the OS aspect. Pouvoir 2 pro comes with the version 8.1 of the Android operating system, also known as Android Oreo. Android Oreo is a cool mobile operating system, as it if features massive improvements and a lot of new features.
Gone are the days when the Android OS can be casted out with criticism that it lacks good security. While the OS is not 100 percent secure, the OS is very secure for a user who takes the right precautions. The OS has improved drastically in this aspect which now makes security an invalid reason to downgrade the Android OS.
Android Oreo’s beauty does not lie in its security alone. In fact, its security is just one out of its numerous beauties. Android Oreo is also faster, smarter and easier to use. At its peak, it is twice of fast as Nougat, while more than twice as fast as other older versions.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro comes with a large 6.00 inches liquid crystal display, and these days, large display is a highly-desired feature from smart phones. Not only is large display desired by Nigerian smart phone users, it also opens up way to better user experience.
The display featured by Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro, is a high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal display. This display is no doubt a standard display in this current technological age as IPS displays give out better graphics than their thin-film-transistor (TFT) counterparts.
Asking an AMOLED display in this device will to be too demanding, considering the fact that this smartphone is only a mid-range smart device.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro’s display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. This resolution is not small, and it leaves the display with a pixel density of 269 pixels per inch (ppi).
CHIPSET and RAM
The Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro computing system is championed by a MediaTek chipset. This MediaTek chipset is the MediaTek MT6739 chipset which is made up of four cores. The purpose of featuring four CPUs in one integrated circuit is to make the phone complete tasks faster. MediaTek MT6739 is furthermore is the power-efficient chipset, which is a bonus for the phone.
The four cores in the MediaTek MT6739 chipset, operate at speeds between 0.00 GHz and 1.50 GHz. Their processing speed at any point in time is dependent on the magnitude of the task at hand. If a heavy task is to be handled, these chipsets operate at their maximum speeds, however, if they have light tasks to handle, they operate at speeds just adequate to carry out the tasks. This variation in processing speed is one of the numerous way the chipset saves the device power.
MediaTek MT6739 operates with a 3 GB RAM as its primary memory. It is no doubt that a 3 GB RAM is a nice feature, for a 2018 mid-range smart phone. With a 3 GB RAM and the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, the user of this smart phone will enjoy a seamless operation from the smart phone.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro comes with a 16 or 32 GB flash storage as its internal storage device. While some mid-range phone users will find this storage space adequate, some will find it inadequate. However, it is also important to note that the total free space on a new build of this smart phone, will be less than 16/32 GB. The reason for this is that some storage space will the taken up by the OS and some pre-installed apps of the phone.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro has support for storage space expansion, and the device storage space can be expanded by 128 GB. If there is any need to expand the phone’s storage space, a micro SD card can be used. Storage expansion beyond 128 GB can not be done, and it is advisable not to make such attempt, to avoid the risk of damaging the smart phone.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro comes with two cameras, one positioned in the front of the smart phone, and another on the rear side of the device. The selfie camera is a 13 MP camera which has a number of cool enhancements that help expand its capabilities. The rear camera of the phone is another 13 MP camera which also has loads enhancements, one of which is a bright LED flash.
On the rear side of Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro, is a round fingerprint scanner that is nicely positioned. This sensor help expand the capabilities of the smart phone, and one of its popular uses is in phone unlocking.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: May 2018
- Release Status: Available
- Release: May 2018
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: Yes, LTE
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Nano SIM
- Dimension: 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: N/A
- Thickness: 8.5 mm
- Colours: City blue, midnight black, champagne gold
- Case Type: Metal
- Size: 6.00 inches
- Type: High-definition (HD) In-plane Switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
- Pixel Density: 269 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Size: 3 GB
- Type: SDRAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: MT6739
- Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
- Speed: 1.50 GHz
- Type: Android
- Version: 8.1 (Oreo)
- Edition: N/A
- Size: 16 GB
- Expansion Support: Yes
- Expansion Limit: 128 GB
- Total: 2 cameras
- Front Camera: 13 MP
- Rear Camera: 13 MP
- Front LED Flash: N/A
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Position: Rear
- GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8100
- Speed: 570 MHz
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Ion
- Capacity: 5000 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro Price in Nigeria
The price of Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro in Nigeria ranges from 45,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira and is sold on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other stores online as well as Tecno authorized retail stores nationwide such as Pointek, Microstation, Slot, 3C HUB and more.