Tecno Spark 2 Launched With Android Go and Facial Recognition
Tecno Spark 2 has been launched as the successor to last year’s edition and going by the specs and new features , we can say it is a worthy successor. The spark 2 comes with improvement in key areas such as display and aesthetics , security and battery capacity.
Tecno Spark 2 Specs :
- Display: 6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels
- Software: Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580WP
- Memory: 1GB RAM , 16GB ROM
- Camera: 8MP Front – 13MP Back
- Battery: 3500mAh
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What’s New On The Spark 2? :
- Bigger display , More Pixels :
The new Spark 2 comes with a 6-inch display which is .5 inches bigger than last year’s edition (Spark K7 had 5.5 inches). As you would expect , the screen has a higher resolution @1440 x 720 pixels , which should display sharper images.
- Beautiful Aesthetics , Bezel less Display :
One of the biggest and most noticeable change is the full view , 18:9 aspect ratio display which gives a cleaner , more attractive look. Hands-on , it makes the phone feel slim and tall.
Another noticeable change is the camera placement at the back. It is cleaner and the LED flash is separate from the camera lens , unlike the K7 where the lens and led flash are housed together.
The body is made of plastic which is not a surprise considering the fact it costs just #36,200.
- Face Recognition Unlock (Face ID) :
Tired of using your fingerprint scanner all the time? The Face recognition software on the new Spark 2 will allow you unlock your smartphone using your face.
- Android Oreo GO Operating System :
The Tecno Spark 2 runs on a special edition of Android 8.1 Oreo called “Android Go”.
Android Go is an optimized version of Android operating system designed to work on low-entry smartphones , especially smartphones with 512MB and 1GB RAM. It is built to provide efficiency by optimizing the performance , apps and storage so even with 1GB RAM or less , you can still enjoy using the smartphone. You can learn more here.
- Improved Battery :
Power users will love the 3500mAh battery on the Spark 2 , which should last up to 12 hours on moderate consumption.
The Drawbacks Of Spark 2 :
- Low RAM and Internal Storage :
One area TECNO didn’t improve on is the RAM and Internal storage of Spark 2. It comes with 1GB RAM which , considering it is 2018 and how far smartphone tech has gone , is too small for a device ; albeit a budget phone.
For storage , the spark 2 has 16GB in-built storage which if you consider the OS and pre-installed apps , leaves the user with just 11GB left. This is however remedied by the availability of a dedicated external SD card slot.
- No 4G LTE :
As with its predecessor , the Spark 2 does not support 4G LTE Network. So if you’re looking for a smartphone with 4G capability , you might want to look elsewhere.
- It is a fingerprint magnet :
Remember i told you the Spark 2 has a plastic body , yeah?
Well , get ready to have your fingerprint all over your phone when you hold it , because the Tecno Spark 2 is a fingerprint magnet. Not that its a big deal but it will make you consider buying a phone case.
Not to worry though , the spark 2 ships with a free phone case. How nice!
Spark K7 Vs Spark 2
We compare the Spark K7 vs Spark 2
TECNO SPARK K7 TECNO SPARK 2 Display 5.5-inch HD
(1280 x 720px)
6-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels Body Plastic Plastic , Full view 18:9 aspect ratio Internal Storage : 16GB 16GB RAM : 1GB / 2GB 1GB Front Camera : 5MP with flash 5MP with flash Back Camera 13MP with flash 13MP with flash Battery 3000mAh 3500mAh Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition) 4G LTE No No
Pricing & Availability
The Spark 2 will be available in online and offline retail stores across the country at an official price of #36,200. Note that price may vary with each store.
Full Specifications Of The SPARK 2
- Announced: June 2018
- Available: Yes
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
- Price : #36,200
- Security : Fingerprint (rear-mounted) , Face Recognition Unlock.
- Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
BODY AND DISPLAY
- Type: HD+ display
- Size: 6 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
- Dimensions: –
- Weight: 156 g
- Colours: –
- Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
- Processor Speed: 1.3Ghz
- CPU: Quad-core
- GPU: –
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Bluetooth Profiles: –
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Yes
- USB-OTG : –
- Headphone jack : Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: Yes ,microSD (dedicated slot)
- Rear Camera: 13 MP
- Rear Flash: Yes,
- Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 5MP
- Front Flash: Yes, LED flash
- Capacity: 3500 mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Features: –
- Fast Charging: –
- Standby Time: N/A
- Talk Time: N/A
- Music Playback: N/A
- Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
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What are your thoughts on the Tecno Spark 2 ? Leave your comments below.
- Source: SpecPriceNigeria