Another smartphone presently enjoying immense popularity in the African and Asian markets right now is Spark 4, made by a Chinese power-house in mobile phone manufacture; Tecno. If you have been hearing about the Tecno Spark 4 and been contemplating whether to purchase the phone or not or if it’s about the time when you got a new phone, then this article is tailor-made for you. In this article, we will be looking at the Tecno Spark 4, in order to know whether the phone is worth all the media hype, or whether it is just a case of empty promises being made to confuse innocent people into parting with their money.

Tecno Spark 4 Price In Slot vs Jumia Nigeria (Air Specs)

 S/N  Price In Slot  Price In Jumia
 Tecno Spark 4  N34,500  N34,990

Tecno Spark 4 Specifications And Reviews

  • Tecno Spark 4 Availability

The Spark 4 is priced quite reasonably both for the 3GB operating RAM + 32GB user-defined memory model and for the 4GB operating RAM + 64GB user-created memory model. The difference in the pricing of both variants is nominal, and both variants are quite affordable. As per the colours within which these phones are available: The 3GB operating RAM variant is available in a hue of blue called ‘Vacation Blue’ and a hint of purple called ‘Royal Purple,’  while the variant that has 4GB operating RAM is available in what they call ‘Bay Blue,’ and ‘Majestic Purple,’ colour options. Are Phone makers manufacturing colours as well?

  • Design and Power Features

Tecno Spark 4 smartphone was launched in the Asian and African markets in September 2019. The phone comes in two operating RAM and storage options, but basically has a 6.5-inch waterdrop-notch LCD display monitor screen which produces rich, high-quality imaging to dazzle the eyes.  This 6.52-inch HD+ display has a 20:9 aspect ratio, and also a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, and also an impressive 450nits brightness

Just above the screen, when held in an upright position you find a special camera that serves to take selfies and also to make self- recorded videos, and also for video calling applications and uses. Next to it, you find an ambient light sensor which does the job of telling the phone processor when the light is bright or dim, so as to regulate the LCD display of the phone accordingly, or to regulate the selfie camera aperture. (the part of the camera which makes the pictures appear brighter or darker) Let us not forget the speaker piece of the phone, an important part of the phone which cannot be sacrificed for the sake of beauty or aesthetics.

On the side of the phone- the thickness or girth, the phone has the normal features of Android-powered smartphones these days; a power button on one side, and then volume controls on the other side.

  • At the Back of the Phone

The Tecno Spark 4 Smartphone also boasts a triple back camera setup, and a rear fingerprint sensor as well to keep your privacy intact, despite the attempts by unauthorized personnel from assessing the nuclear codes you have saved on your phone. The Tecno Spark 4 is powered by the Helio A22 quad-core SoC processor and has a 13-megapixel main rear camera sensor. There is also an 8 MegaPixel camera sensor that kicks in when the phone calculates that the light is too poor to use the main camera. We will talk more about this later in this article.

  • When You Lift the Hood

Talking about the engine of the Tecno Spark 4, it runs on Android Pie-based HiOS 5, which is a recent version of the Andriod operating system. The smartphone is dual-sim enabled, with both sims being fully functional at the same time. The Tecno Spark 4 is powered by the Helio A22 quad-core SoC processor, which is paired with a 3GB operating RAM and 4GB operating RAM variants or options. Respectively, they offer 32GB and 64GB of user-defined file storage options, with the capability to expand this memory capacity further using a microSD card slot to up to 128GB.

Coming to the optics department, the triple rear camera setup at the back of the Tecno Spark 4 includes a 13-mega pixel main camera that has an f/1.8 aperture capacity, a 2-megapixel camera that measures depth, and a third low-light camera sensor rated at 8 megapixels. There are also other features including PDAF, dual-LED flash support for optimal quality photos even in low light conditions, eight scene modes settings including night mode, old photo, and so on. AR Stickers, custom bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, and Panorama are some of the soft-wares which come with the phone, for the purpose of enhancing the photos taken with this phone. Still, in the optics and photography department, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera built into the front of the phone and that also functions with AI Beauty Mode, Portrait Mode, in-built AR Stickers, Wide-Selfie Mode, and so on, to guarantee a more satisfying user experience for the buyer.

  • Battery and Power

Spark 4 comes with a 4,000mAh battery which the phone maker guarantees will deliver up to 26 hours of calling time, about 6 hours of video playback time, 6.9 hours of gaming, and over 110 hours of audio playback time. Impressive figures!

  • Security Features

Spark 4 supports Face Unlock security feature, fingerprint security feature, as well as the nominal digital password lock and also the pattern system.

  • Connectivity

It comes with all the connectivity you would expect for a smartphone of this stature, including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Dual VoLTE, and USB OTG. Let us not forget the Bluetooth and hotspot connectivity features as well.

  • Sensors Onboard

The Tecno Spark 4 comes with the following Sensors:  accelerometer to monitor the system speed and performance, close unused applications, and speed up the phone performance. There is also an ambient light sensor that monitors the brightness of the environment and then responds by increasing or reducing the brightness of the LCD display screen, and also regulating the camera aperture. There is also a proximity sensor, which measures the distance between the phone (and the user by extension) and any approaching object. This is especially useful at night, or in conditions of low visibility.

Tecno Spark 4 Specs and Features Summary

Tecno Spark 4 was launched in September 2019. The phone comes with a 6.52-inch LCD touchscreen display.

Powered by a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor and comes with 2 variants, one with 3GB of operating RAM, and the other with 4 GB of operating RAM.

Runs the Android 9 Pie operating system and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. Which can get you through the day even with heavy usage?

Spark 4 has at the rear a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture and a secondary low light 2-megapixel camera. It sports an 8-megapixel camera on the front for selfies and also for video calling.

Comes with 32GB and 64GB of inbuilt storage, and that figure can be expanded exponentially via microSD card up to 128GB.

A dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) mobile smartphone that only uses  Nano-SIM and Nano-sim cards.

Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G connectivity for high-speed internet use. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack which also works for bigger sound systems such as car stereos and home theater systems. Sensors on the phone include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and fingerprint sensor. There is also a proximity sensor.

The phone was released into the Asian and African markets with Blue and Purple colour variants.

Lastly, the Tecno Spark 4 supports the state of the art face unlocks security feature.

So as to the question which we raised at the beginning of this article ‘is the Tecno Spark 4 worth the media hype or is it just a case of empty promises being made to confuse innocent people into parting with their money? We think the answer is the former. The Tecno Spark 4 is definitely worth the money.

That’s all on the Tecno spark 4 prices in Slot vs Jumia Nigeria.


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