Tecno Spark 3 Full Specs, Review, Price and Availability

Transsion holdings, the makers of Tecno mobile recently launched the latest smartphone flagships in their low-range Spark series, the Tecno Spark 3 and the Tecno Spark 3 pro as the successor to the hugely popular predecessor Tecno Spark 2 and its cousin Tecno Spark K7.

The Tecno Spark 3 is the latest in the youth-focused Spark series that has been the go-to choice for young people since the first Spark was launched 2 years ago.

The Spark was a solid device and improving on that was always going to be a big task for Tecno mobile, but they have successfully been able to sustain the series with smart upgrades on hardware.

The new Tecno Spark 3 sports a better design. Tecno went for the trendy notch display on the Spark 3 making it super stylish as seen on other high-end device flagships.

Deciding on the smartphone choice to go for is always a tough decision for many because there are lots of factors to consider.

However, looking at the specifications of the new Tecno Spark 3, this is an entry-level low-range smartphone device with standard features and fair pricing for a device in 2019.

In this article, we’ll be taking an extensive look at full specifications of the Tecno Spark 3, its price and availability.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Tecno Spark 3.

Tecno Spark 3 Key Specifications and Features

Tecno Spark 3 TechGuideHub

NETWORK: 2G/3G

DISPLAY: 6.2” IPS LCD

RESOLUTION: 1520 * 720 pixels

SOFTWARE: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)

PROCESSOR: MTK 6580 1.3 GHz 32bit Quad-core processor with Mali 400 GPU

MEMORY: 1GB/16GB

FRONT CAMERA: 8MP Camera with LED Flash

REAR CAMERA: 13MP with Single LED Flash

BATTERY: 3500mAh

Design and Display

Tecno Sparks 3 sports a massive 6.2-inch HD+ notch display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The screen features a 720p (1520 x 720 pixels) display resolution which is an upgrade from the Tecno Spark 2’s 1440 x 720 pixels screen display.

Just like the Tecno Camon 11, the Tecno Spark 3 comes with a notch display that houses the 8MP front camera, earpiece, sensors and LED flash.

If you aren’t a big fan of the notch, you can actually turn it off from the settings app.

The screen doesn’t have any sort of protection so you’ll have to rely on getting a generic tempered glass.

Design

The Tecno Spark 3 body-build like its predecessor isn’t a uni-body design. The outer shell is made of polycarbonate and a luminous crystal back cover, which is inspired by the glowing light waves.

This luminous crystal design ensures that the phone’s design stays up to date with the latest fashion trends.

The outer shell can be pried open to access the battery, SIM slots, and external memory card slot. 

At the top left rear of the device is the 13MP rear camera and LED Flash arranged vertically.

The fingerprint is placed at the rear of the phone and it is quite easy to reach. The back of the phone also has Tecno branding on the bottom left corner of the device.

Overall the Tecno Spark 3 design is sleek, decent bezels on all sides and would make for an excellent smartphone choice for people who want a stylish smartphone on a budget.

The Tecno Spark 3 is available in Red, Black, Gold, and purple colours.

Hardware and Performance

As you would expect from a low-cost entry-level smartphone device, the Tecno Spark 3 has some modest specs.

Under the hood is the power-efficient MTK6580 32bit quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz paired with a Mali-400 GPU to handle graphics processing. 

While it’s unlikely to be powerful enough to go head to head with most mid-range smartphones, it should be enough to offer decent level performance because of the software it is shipped with.

Memory and Storage

The Tecno Spark 3 comes with 1GB RAM to take care of multitasking and processing. This is paired with 16GB of internal storage with 5GB of those taken up by the operating system and pre-installed apps.

Thankfully storage can be expanded up to 32GB with an external microSD card.

Network and Software

On the software side of things, the Tecno Spark 3 ships with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition}. 

Unlike most Tecno smartphones, the Tecno Spark isn’t skinned with Tecno’s HiOS, which necessarily isn’t a bad thing as Android Go would still give you that buttery smooth Android experience.

For those who have no idea what Android Go is, it is a lightweight version of Google’s           Android 8.1 Oreo made specifically to run smoothly on any Smartphone with at least            1GB RAM.

Google can also deliver software and security updates to the smartphone device without having to go through TECNO mobile to achieve that which means the Tecno Spark 3 should remain up to date with security patches as Google pushes them out.

Camera

Being a youth-focused series, the Tecno Spark 3 comes with a decent selfie and rear camera that takes crisp photos for your social media.

For selfie photos, there’s is a decent 8MP front-facing camera with LED Flash to help with low light photography.

On the rear side is a 13MP shooter with AI capabilities and a single LED Flash. The rear camera is capable of shooting 1080P videos at 30fps.

Battery

On paper, 3500mAh battery sounds like a great deal and on this Tecno Spark 3, it’s really is a great deal.

The MTK6580 processor brings quad-core power plus improved battery life entry-level smartphones. So you are sure going to enjoy long-lasting battery life on the Tecno Spark 3. Besides, the 720p resolution doesn’t have much resolution to put a big dent on the battery life.

Sadly the Tecno Spark 3 doesn’t come with a quick charge but expect a full day of battery life on moderate to heavy use.

Tecno Spark 3 Price and Availability

The Tecno Spark 3 was released on April 6th of 2019 and it is available on Jumia and Konga and many offline stores within the country and it retails for N33,800.

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Tecno Spark 3 Full Specifications

General Features

OS PLATFORM Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
PROCESSOR MTK 6580 1.3GHz Quad core processor
GPU Mali-400
MEMORY 1GB
STORAGE 16GB
SIM DUAL SIM
DIMENSION 155.3 * 75.8 * 8.15mm
WEIGHT 150G
COLOURS GOLD, BLACK, BLUE, RED, PURPLE
BATTERY 3500mAH

Network and Software

GPRS Yes
2G Yes
3G Yes
4G No
SIM TYPE Nano SIM
SIM SLOT Dual SIM
OS PLATFORM Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)

Design and Display

DIMENSION 155.3 * 75.8 * 8.15mm
WEIGHT 150g
BODY Polycarbonate
COLOURS Black, Gold, Purple, Blue, Red
DISPLAY SIZE 6.2 inch  (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
DISPLAY TYPE IPS LCD
RESOLUTION 1520 x 720 pixels
SCREEN PROTECTION None

Hardware and Performance

PROCESSOR NAME MediaTek MTK6580
PROCESSOR TYPE 1.3GHz Quad-core
GPU Mali-400

Camera

FRONT CAMERA 8MP, LED Flash
REAR CAMERA 13MP, LED Flash, 1080p video @30fps

Memory and Storage

RAM 1GB
INTERNAL STORAGE 16GB
SD CARD SUPPORT Yes, Up to 32GB

Connectivity

BLUETOOTH Yes
WIFI Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes
USB Yes, Micro USB2.0
OTG Yes
SENSORS Accelerometer sensor
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Fingerprint sensor

Multimedia and Entertainment

MUSIC PLAYER Yes
VIDEO PLAYER Yes
FM RADIO Yes
LOUDSPEAKER Yes
HEADPHONE JACK Yes

Control

FINGERPRINT READER Yes. Rear mounted
FACE ID Yes

Battery

BATTERY CAPACITY 3500mAh
BATTERY TYPE Li-ion, Non-Removable
FAST CHARGING No

Conclusion

The Tecno Spark 3 is the cheapest Tecno Smartphone with a notched display so we expect this to be a hit in the low-range/entry-level market.

What are your thoughts? Is the Tecno Spark 3 an upgrade from last year’s Tecno Spark 2? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment sections.

Also read: Tecno Spark 3 Top 10 Camera Features

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Tecno Spark 3

₦31,390
7.9

Performance

7.5/10

Camera

7.5/10

Design

8.0/10

Battery

8.5/10

Price

8.0/10

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