Tecno Spark 5 Air: Full Review, Specification and Price in Nigeria
Tecno Spark 5 Air: Full Review, Specification and Price in Nigeria
Tecno Spark 5 Air is the newest and largest smart device from the guys at Tecno and is undoubtably the rage this year. The device was launched earlier this year and is packed with incredible features. On a brighter node, the Spark 5 Air is the most affordable smartphone considering the features it is parked with. The price range is a well thought-after decision and might just be one of the best things that has happened this period of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the economy of the global market.
The Spark 5 Air is the largest among the Spark 5 series. The Spark 5 and Spark 5 Pro both have 6.6inch touch screen while the Spark 5 Air sports a 7inch touch screen.
Unboxing of the Spark 5 Air
The Spark 5 Air comes in an attractive blue and yellow rectangularly designed box which is slightly bigger than the device itself. On opening of the box, you are graced with the presence of a gigantic and beautiful-looking smartphone which is wrap inside a blue and yellow designed covering which has the major specification of the Tecno Spark 5 Air written on it. The covering immediately tells you the device has a 7" touch screen, 32GB ROM, 2GB RAM, 13MP dual camera with a quad-led flash, 5000mAh battery and is a 4G LTE enabled smartphone.
Diving deep into the box, you will come in contact with the phone's warranty card, a silicon case, SIM ejector, a pair of earpiece, a micro USB cable and a 10Watt charger.
Design, Color & Display
The Spark 5 Air has a ‘Teardrop notch’ for the selfie camera, it has a 720 x 1640 screen resolution. It has 88% screen resolution ratio, 480 nits’ brightness, truly clearer, wider & brighter screen. The smartphone measures 174.64 x 79.27 x 9.05mm. This screen size gives you an amazing feeling, smooth and faster performance when used for simple and easy system multitasking.
The device has the power switch on the right alongside the volume keys, the SIM & external card slot on the left. The mouth piece, the USB v2.0 charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack are located at the bottom while the speaker is nicely fitted at the top a few inch above the 8MP front camera centered by the dual LED flash on both sides of the top screen.
The Tecno Spark 5 Air comes in four gorgeous patterns and breathtaking gradient colors (Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, and Misty Green). This review is graced with the Ice Jadeite color of the Spark 5 Air.
The Spark 5 Air is compatibly stylish and fits all categories of persons, whether you are a gamer, a social media freak, a photo or video lover, etc.
Camera, Pictures & Videos
Tecno has carved out a niche for itself as having the best camera smartphones in a highly competitive industry, they have somehow struggled to offer the best camera modules in some of the newest phones which the new Tecno Spark 5 Air is not an exemption.
The Spark 5 Air has the new upgraded algorithm AI camera 3.0 on 13MP main camera with F/1.8 big aperture enabling highly clear and more natural photos whether during the day or at night. The Quad rear LED flash light effectively knocks off the problem of dim photos in dark environments, giving you clearer, brighter and beautiful night photos. The device also comes with an 8MP AI selfie camera packed with different shooting modes giving you a brighter and charming selfie photos even in a low light scenarios. The Spark 5 Air sports a fully developed facial recognition algorithm which saves you time for retouches and delivers smoother, funnier and brighter selfie experience.
The AI beauty mode offers three kinds of localized beauty effects, skin polishing and intelligent brightening. The AI scene detection fully detects 10 different scenes both simple and mixed scenes dishing out a corresponding AI optimizing of the recognized scene, which in-turn outputs a highly detailed photo & video.
At night, the AI HDR controls the light part from getting over exposed, showing more detail & crisp dark parts. The device has an upgraded, wider & better bokeh processing effect, giving portraits better focus. The device also enables 4k digital zoom for the main camera.
Software & Performance
The Tecno Spark 5 Air is powered by Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset, Quad-Core processor (2.0GHz CPU) running on Android 10 Operating System (Go Edition) using TECNO's latest native HiOS v6.1 interface. The device has a 2GB RAM and a 32GB internal storage capacity which is enough store up your photos, videos, songs, documents and more. You also have an option to further expand the storage capacity to upto 120GB using thee xternal SD card slot. The Spark 5 Air comes with an enormous dark theme with a fast face ID recognition capability which enables the facial unlocking security feature. The fingerprint sensor of the device is smooth and allows upto 5 different fingers for easy unlocking of the phone.
The device is also sported with a Game Mode feature which according to TECNO, is meant to enhance the overall game experience when enabled. It is expected to "boost" the speed of your game, however, I didn't really notice any significant difference when I enabled it while playing Asphalt 4: Adrenaline.
Another very intriguing feature of the Spark 5 Air is the “Parental control” mode that lets parents monitor the smartphone usage and gaming addiction of their kids. The TECNO Spark 5 Air Parental control mode allows parents to lock certain apps/games for a specified period of time using a password.
Battery, Speaker & Audio Quality
The Tecno Spark 5 Air is powered by a Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery to fuel its high performance ability. On constant usage, you are guaranteed an approximately 10hrs of on-screen time & 48+ hrs on light usage and much more when you enable the power saver mode. Charging the 5000mAh battery to 100% will take about 3hours to complete using the 10Watt charger in the comes in the box.
The audio output of the device isn't much of a selling point for the Spark 5 Air. However, with the included earpiece, you still get to enjoy appealing sound delivery from the phone.
The Spark 5 Air goes for about N49,000 on Jumia.
The Spark 5 Air is the latest innovation in size and battery capacity from TECNO. I will recommend the Spark 5 Air for you if you have substantial taste for upgrade, good battery capacity and large screens.
The Good News:
- It device is highly affordable
- The bigger screen gives you better video and gaming experience
- You are guaranteed a lasting battery capacity
The Bad News:
- The device seems a little too large to handle with one hand.
- You might not really like the audio quality that much.
- Takes a little longer to charge the 5000mAh battery using the traditional 10Watt charger as it does not support fast charging