The Tecno Spark 5 Air comes in as a cheaper option to the Tecno Spark 5. Its quest to being a cheaper Android phone facilitates some trade-offs. With this, it safe to say the existence of the Spark 5 air is Tecno’s strategy to reach more customers, especially those with low budgets.
Where to Buy Tecno Spark 5 Air
Tecno Spark 5 Air Key Specs & Features
- 7.0-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1640 pixels (256 PPI)
- Android 10 (Go edition), HIOS 6.0
- 2GB RAM
- Quad-core Processor
- 32GB Built-in Storage, With Memory Card Support
- 13MP + QVGA Dual Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
- 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery
Design and Display
The design of the Tecno Spark 5 air is a clear cut of the Spark 5’s design with some alterations. These alterations are part of the factors tailored to make it cheaper than its more premium sibling.
The rear of this Android phone is home to a square camera casing housing triple cameras and a camera flash. You will also find a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Tecno branding which indicates its a Tecno smartphone.
Upfront is a 7.0-inch display that appears to be the biggest to have come off the Tecno spark series. This display has a screen resolution of 720 x 1640 and a screen density of 256 PPI.
The cameras department here is one of the places you can quickly spot trade-offs. You have got a camera setup that does away with some of the features we saw on the standard spark 5.
The rear camera setup is home to a dual-cameras as opposed to the quad-camera setup we saw on its more premium sibling. These cameras include a 13MP primary camera and a QVGA camera.
This rear camera setup is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps. You also get Panorama and HDR for photos.
Upfront is an 8MP single shooter, which is capable of 1080p videos at 30fps and also HDR photos.
Hardware and Software
What appears to be a similar specs sheet, isn’t very similar. The presence of a quad-core processor on the Tecno spark 5 air instead of an Octa-core processor as we saw on its a more premium sibling, tells a lot on performance.
This mobile phone also comes packed with a 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with SD support, and a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po battery.
On the software side, we have the HIOS 6.0 user interface on top of the Go edition of the Android 10 operating system.
The Tecno Spark 5 Air features a 3.5mm jack and micro-USB 2.0 port. It also features Wifi and Bluetooth.
Internet connectivity on the Tecno Spark 5 Air is capped at 4G LTE, due to the absence of 5G support.
Tecno Spark 5 Air Price and Availability
Tecno Spark 5 Air price in Nigeria starts at around 49,900 Naira. The smartphone costs around 670 GHS in Ghana and around 12,299 KSh. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in your country.
The Tecno spark 5 air was announced on May 5th, 2020, and is expected to go on sale later in May 2020.
Tecno Spark 5 Air Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Spark 5 Air:
- Platform: Android 10 (Go Edition), HIOS 6.0
- Processor: Quad-core processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Green
- Dimension: 174.6 x 79.3 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 7.0-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1640 pixels, 256 ppi
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (Primary), f/1.8 + QVGA Dual Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, f/2.0, Dual-LED Flash, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: –
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: micro-USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: –
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes, Google Assistant
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –