Tecno Pova 5 was officially announced on June 29, 2023. It is a a budget-friendly smartphone with a large 6.78-inch FHD+ display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. The main camera is a 50MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, and the front-facing camera is an 8MP sensor. Tecno Pova 5 also has a 6000mAh battery with support for 45W fast charging.
Tecno Pova 5 Key Specs and Features
- 6.78 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~396 ppi density), ~84.5% screen-to-body ratio
- Android 13, HIOS 13
- Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm) Octa Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 50 MP (wide) + 0.08 MP (depth) Dual Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (side mounted)
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
- 4G LTE Support
- 45W Fast Charging Capacity
- 6000 mAh Non removable Li-Po Battery
The Tecno Pova 5 is a well-built phone with a good design. It has plastic sturdy body with a textured back panel that makes it easy to grip. The phone is also relatively lightweight, making it comfortable to hold for long periods of time. It measures 173.1 x 78.2 x 9.4 mm and weighs 204 grams.
The front of the Pova 5 is dominated by the large 6.78-inch FHD+ display. The display has a hole-punch cutout in the top-left corner for the front-facing camera. The bezels around the display are relatively thin.
Furthermore, the display features an IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels, the display offers a pixel density of around 396 pixels per inch (ppi). It also offers a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 84.5%.
The Tecno Pova 5 display has a high refresh rate of 120Hz, which provides smoother scrolling and enhanced visual fluidity. Additionally, the display is capable of reaching a brightness level of 580 nits (typ), ensuring good visibility even under bright lighting conditions.
On the rear, there is a unique design with a camera cut-out on the top left side housing the two camera and a LED flash.
The right side of the Tecno phone houses the power button and the volume rocker. The left side is blank. The top of the Pova phone has a microphone and a secondary microphone. At the bottom of the phone is a USB-C port, a speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The android phone is available in different colours including Mecha Black, Amber Gold, Hurricane Blue, Free Fire Edition.
The Tecno Pova 5 is equipped with a dual camera setup on the rear. The main camera has a resolution of 50 MP and features a wide lens. It supports PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), which helps capture sharp and focused images.
Additionally, the main camera is able to capture a good level of detail with every shot. By default, the Pova 5’s rear cameras click 12MP pixel-binned shots. With the EIS (electronic image stabilization) and additional camera models such as HDR, AI cam, and AR shot, the image quality could further be enhanced. You can also capture hardware-based bokeh shots. The color production is a bit saturated.
In addition, there is a secondary depth camera with a resolution of 0.08 MP, which aids in capturing depth information for portrait shots. The camera setup is complemented by dual LED flash, which provides additional lighting in low-light situations, ensuring well-lit photos.
When it comes to video recording capabilities, the Tecno Pova 5 can shoot videos at a maximum resolution of 1440p at 30 frames per second (fps) and 1080p at 30 fps.
For selfies, the device features a single front-facing camera with an 8 MP resolution. It is accompanied by an LED flash, which assists in capturing well-lit selfies even in low-light environments. The front camera can record videos at 1080p resolution with a frame rate of 30 fps.
Hardware and Software
Under the hood, the device is powered by the Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 chipset, built on a 6nm manufacturing process. A processor it shares with models like the Samsung Galaxy A24 4G, the Infinix Zero 20, the Ulefone Power Armor 19, the Infinix Note 30, the Xiaomi Poco M5, and Oppo Reno 8T. The processor consists of an octa-core configuration, with two high-performance Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz and six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz.
It also features the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, which handles the graphical tasks and ensures smooth visuals during gaming and multimedia experiences. The handset delivers a lag-free user experience overall with gaming. This is a decent gaming phone if you are looking for budget friendly options.
Furthermore, the Tecno Pova 5 offers two storage variants. One variant comes with 128GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM, while the other variant provides 256GB of internal storage and 8GB of RAM.
It also runs on the Android 13 operating system, customized with Tecno’s own user interface called HIOS 13. The Tecno Pova 5 is powered via a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery. It also supports 45W wired fast charging and can reach a full charge of 100% in approximately 60 minutes, as advertised by Xiaomi.
Additionally, this phone comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. It also sports a USB Type-C Port (USB 2.0) for fast charging and wired communications.
Tecno Pova 5 Price and Availability
Tecno Pova 5 price starts at $ 70 / € 66 / £ 59/ ₹6,499 at leading online stores. The Tecno Pova price in Nigeria starts at around ₦137,000.
Tecno Pova 5 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Pova 5:
- Platform: Android 13, HIOS 13
- Processor: Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm) Octa Core Processor (2.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A76 and 2.0 GHz hexa-core Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Mecha Black, Amber Gold, Hurricane Blue, Free Fire Edition
- Dimension: 168.6 x 76.6 x 9 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.78 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 pixels (~396 ppi density), 120Hz Refresh Rate, 580 nits (typ) Brightness, ~84.5% screen-to-body ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes (Glass)
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 50 MP (wide), PDAF + 0.08 MP (depth) Dual Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Dual LED flash, 1440p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type-C 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- 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: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- 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: 45W Fast Charging Capacity