Tecno Pova 5G (a.k.a. Tecno LE8) is the first 5G smartphone from Tecno. It looks like a great upgrade to the Pova 2 with improved performance for gaming and other heavy-duty work. Like is customary with the Pova series phones, the Tecno Pova 5G should offer great battery stamina with 6000 mAh capacity battery built-in. It also features a brilliant display and camera.
Where to Buy Tecno Pova 5G
While this Tecno Phone was launched the same month as the Pova Neo, the only similarity between the two is the 6000 mAh battery, because in the Pova 5G you have a far more superior device compared to the Neo even without the 5G.
Tecno Pova 5G (LE8) Key Specs and Features
- 6.9 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~389 ppi density), 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- 8GB LPDDR5 RAM
- Memory Fusion (up to 3GB virtual memory addon)
- Panther Game Engine, WeZone
- MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm) Octa-core Processor
- 50 MP (wide) + 2MP + QVGA Triple AI Rear Camera
- 16 MP Front Camera
- 128GB UFS 3.1 Built-in Storage
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear mounted)
- 6000 MAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Tecno Pova 5G is built on an all plastic body and is available for now in just one colour: Aether Black. The front is covered in glass with an infinity-O cutout for the front camera.
On the back, you would see three vertically placed cameras with the fingerprint sensor on the side just like in the Pova 2.
This Tecno phone sports a 6.9-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels. The display supports 120Hz refresh rate for a smooth experience when gaming or watching fast paced content. A 180 Hz touch sampling rate also helps for better screen response rate while playing games.
Tecno Pova 5G features 50 megapixels triple AI camera on the back for capturing those lovely memories. The camera consists of a 50 megapixels wide-angle sensor, a 2 megapixels macro sensor, and 2 megapixels depth sensor.
The rear camera has quad-LED flash and supports phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and Panorama. There is also some form of video stabilization technology built-in to provide more steady recording even with shaky hands.
In the front, you get a 16 megapixels wide-angle camera for taking selfies. There is also a front facing LED dual-LED flash for the selfie camera.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Pova 5G comes with a 5G flagship chipset based on an impressive 6 nm technology. This promises solid performance for work and gaming as well as watching movies and browsing the web.
The MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm) octa-core processor is built on a dual-cluster architecture consisting of a dual-core Cortex-A78 clocked at up to 2.4GHz and a hexa-core Cortex-A55 clocked at up to 2.0GHz.
You also get top grade memory and storage with the android phone offering an 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 built-in storage. These will help to speed up the smartphone for a smoother performance. This should the Pova 5G a decent gaming phone.
Just like in the Tecno Spark 8C, the Pova 5G LE8 also offers Memory Fusion technology. The technology enables you increase the RAM capacity of your device by up to 3GB via virtual memory, essentially giving your device up to 11GB of RAM for an even smoother experience.
Like all Pova series phones, the Pova sports a massive 6000 mAh battery. While this is impressive it is noticeably smaller than the 7000 mAh provided on the Tecno Pova 2. The android phone supports fast charging with 18W fast charging capacity built-in.
The smartphone is loaded with Android 11 with HiOS 8.0.
Tecno Pova 5G LE8 packs a USB Type-C Port (USB 2.0) for 18W fast charging and wired communications. Bluetooth 5.0 with LE and A2DP is also provided. The Bluetooth also feature aptX which reduces latency in the audio when playing multiplayer games.
The smartphone supports 5G connectivity for superfast downloads, uploads, and streaming. You also get dual-band Wi-Fi and DLNA.
Tecno Pova 5G Price and Availability
Tecno Pova 5G price in Nigeria starts at around 148,500 Naira. The Tecno Pova 5G costs around 655 GHS in Ghana, 13,199 KES in Kenya, 9,999 INR in India.
The smartphone was announced and was available for purchase in December 2021.
Tecno Pova 5G Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Pova 5G:
- Platform: Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- Processor: MediaTek MT6877 Dimensity 900 5G (6 nm) Octa-core Processor (2.4 GHz dual-core Cortex-A78 and 2.0 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Aether Black
- Dimension: 172.8 x 78.2 x 9.1 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.9 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~389 ppi density), 120 Hz Refresh Rate, ~83.7% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes (Glass)
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 50 MP (wide) PDAF + 2MP + QVGA AI Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED Flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected]
- Front Camera: 16 MP (wide) Camera, dual-LED Flash, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB (UFS 3.1)
- Memory Card Support: -Yes, up to 256GB microSD Memory card (Dedicated Slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40, 41
- 5G: Yes, 5G band 1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX
- NFC: Yes (May not be available in all countries)
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C (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
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 6000 mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, 18W Fast Charging Capacity