Although we are still in the first quarter of 2019, we have witnessed the launch of new devices. One of these smartphones is the TECNO Spark 3 which is a successor of the popular TECNO Spark 2. Now the question comes which of these products has better features?
With this post, I will compare the TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2 as both phones
TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2 – Design & Display
Concerning the screen, there is a vast difference between both devices. First, the Spark 3 has a bathtub notch which houses the selfie camera while the Spark 2 has a regular screen. Next, the Spark 3 offers a resolution of 720 × 1520 pixels while a lower 720 x 1440 pixels graces the display of the Spark 2. Also, both phones have different sizes of screens with the Spark 3 offering 6.26 inches of display while the Spark 2 has a 6.0-inch screen.
Regarding design, we can also see differences. For one, the Spark 3 has a width of 75.8 mm while the Spark looks larger with its 76.2 width. On the back panel of the Spark 3 lies a camera and a fingerprint sensor while the older phone also has a fingerprint sensor but with a single camera.
The Spark 3 comes in colour options such as black, red, gold and purple while the Spark 2 is available in Champagne Gold, Black, Coral Blue, Metallic Red.
TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2 – Hardware & Software
The Spark 3 has two models with each featuring either a MediaTek MT6580 SoC or a MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 SoC. Besides, the Spark 2 runs on a MediaTek MT6580 mobile processor.
Concerning memory, the Spark 3 has either a 1GB or 2GB RAM variant 16GB worth of built-in storage extendable to 64GB. Interestingly the Spark 2 shares similar specs as it also has a 1GB and 2GB RAM model. It also has 16GB worth of internal storage which is expandable to 32GB.
The Spark 3 runs on Android 9 Pie for the 2GB version and Android 8 1 Oreo Go Edition on the 1GB variant. While the Spark 2 has works supports only the Android Oreo Go Edition. Both OS are wrapped in TECNO’s in-house skins.
TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2: Camera
Under this department, the Spark 3 surprises us with its dual camera setup on the back panel. The assembly includes a 13MP primary sensor with a 2MP secondary sensor. These specs dwarf the single 13MP camera on the Spark 2. However, both devices have an 8MP selfie camera.
TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2: Battery & Connectivity
Both devices run on 3500mAh batteries which do not support fast charging. Also, both phones work with all networks except 4G LTE. They also feature Bluetooth 4.2, Wifi and Micro USB v2.0 port for charging and data transfer.
TECNO Spark 3 vs TECNO Spark 2– Price, and Availability
The TECNO Spark 3 costs between 34,000 and 36000 naira (1GB version) and N36,000-N37,000 (2GB version). While the Spark 2 costs between 35,000 – 37,000 for the 1GB variant while the 2GB version costs between 40,000 – 42,000 naira.
|Features||Spark 3||Spark 2|
|OS||Android 9 Pie, Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition||Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition|
|Display||6.26 inches||6.0 inches|
|Resolution||720 ×1520 pixels||720 x 1440 pixels|
|GPU||Mali 400/ IMG PowerVR GPU||Mali-400MP2|
|Dimension||155.3 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm||159.4 x 76.2 x 7.8 mm|
|Internal Storage||16GB expandable to 64GB||16GB expandable to 32GB|
|SIM||Nano SIM||Nano SIM|
|Chipset||MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, MediaTek MT6580||MediaTek MT6580|
|CPU||Quad-Core 2.0GHz, Quad-Core 1.3GHz||Quad-core1.3 GHz|
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP||13MP|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB||Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor, Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Color||Black, Red, and Purple.||Champagne Gold, Black, Coral Blue, Metallic Red|
Having looked at the specs on both devices, I would choose the TECNO Spark 3 as it offers larger screen size and more pixels. It even has a better camera.
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