The TECNO Spark 3 is finally available, after a long wait from Tecno fans, especially the youth who the Spark Series is targeted towards.
The Tecno Spark 3 is available for sale in 2 variants:
- A 1GB with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and
- A 2GB with Android 9.0 Pie
The phone shares a lot with its predecessor, the Tecno Spark 2, however, the software upgrades to the Spark 3 will be appreciated by those switching over.
Tecno Spark 3 Specs
- Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie
- Processor/RAM: Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 CPU with 1GB RAM / Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 with 2GB RAM
- Front Camera: 8MP selfie camera and 13MP rear camera
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP rear cameras
- Storage: 16GB built-in storage, up to 32GB with a memory card
- Sensors: Face ID & Fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 3, 500mAh Li-Ion battery
First Impressions of the TECNO Spark 3
The big display counts as our first impression. The Spark 2 had a 6-Inch, which Tecno had to expand to 6.2-Inch reducing down on the bezels. This gives an advantage to more content viewership and screen display sharing.
The build is beautiful. Tecno pulls it off with poly-carbonate plastic that can be mistaken for glass and was finalized with a granite-like finish. In terms of feel in the hand, the Spark 3 feels quite good in the hand and it’s a light phone.
We applaud Tecno on polishing the HiOS on topped UI for the Android 9.0 Pie mobile OS.
With the AI tech integrated into the Spark 3, it happens to fully optimize the phone’s performance, brights up your videos and photos, best for detection among others.
Features of the Tecno Spark 3
Design and Display
A quick look at the front of the Tecno Spark 3 shows the all popular notch design. The notch houses the front camera, microphone and a few other sensors.
What’s good about the Notch on the Spark 3 is that it can be controlled via the OS settings to hide it for all those who still don’t like the notch.
Another aspect of the display is the super full view display with the 19:9 aspect ratio it comes with. The screen itself is an IPS 6.2 inch, resulting in a 720 x 1520 pixels resolution.
Battery and Camera
When it comes to the battery life of phones, TECNO Mobile does well, especially with the Spark Series, considering their very budget friendly price.
The Spark 3 comes with a 3,500mAh capacity battery and if you are going to run the Android Go edition of most of the popular apps, then you should expect up to a full day of battery life. This however also depends on each user’s habits.
The Spark 3 does not come with a Fast Charge, however, this should not hamper a good charging rate from the phone’s charger.
The Camera configuration on the phones differs by the two available models. The 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM Models of the phone have a 13MP AI Camera and a 13MP Dual Rear Camera respectively.
The front of both models, however, have the same 8MP camera.
Hardware and Software
The two variants of the Tecno Spark 3 can mainly be differentiated in the hardware area.
- The 1GB Model uses a MediaTek MT6580 Chipset whiles
- The 2GB Model runs on a MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761) chipset.
The same can be said about the software department with respect to the operating system they both come with.
- The 1GB Model of the Tecno Spark 3 is run on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- The 2GB Model, on the other hand, goes higher with Android 9.0 Pie
The 16 GB of space provided can also be expanded via an SD Card (up to 32 GB).
The phones, however, don’t support 4G so you might have to look at other 4G phones if that is your priority.
Difference between Tecno Spark 2 and Tecno Spark 3
|Display||6.0 ” HD Full Display||
6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
|RAM and Storage||1GB RAM; 16GB internal storage||
1GB/2GB RAM, 16 GB Storage
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor||
Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 / Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22
|Camera||13MP Auto-Focus primary camera with a Ring flash
8MP front camera with dual flash
13MP rear camera/13MP + 2MP rear cameras
8MP selfie camera
|Security||Fingerprint Scanner, Face Scanner (Face ID)||
Fingerprint Scanner, Face Scanner (Face ID)
|Battery||3500 mAh||3500 mAh|
|Operating System||Runs Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)||
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie
|Network||Supports 4G networks||
Does not support 4G
In the Box
- 1 Phone (Tecno Spark 3)
- 1 Power Adapter
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 User Guide
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 Earphone
- 1 Backcase
Tecno Spark 3 Pricing and Availability
Tecno Spark 3 (1GB RAM) Price in Ghana
|Atapsa (Nationwide Delivery)||0547204973|
Tecno Spark 3 (2GB RAM) Price in Ghana
|Atapsa (Nationwide Delivery)||TBD||0547204973|
Where to buy the Tecno Spark 3 from
- Ronnaboa, Madina
- Mobile Zone, Circle
- K- Frimps, Kasoa
- Tecno Shop, Darkuman Junction
- Banana hub shops in Accra, Achimota and West Hills Malls
- Tecno Main Shop Koforidua
- St. Paul Phones Koforidua
- Eben Shop Koforidua
- Mobile Zone, Ho
- Hossana Phones, Ho
- Tecno exclusive, Aflao
- Rich City, Ho
- Pat Thomas Phones
- Baba Musah Phones
- God Is Good Kumasi
- Nakus Phones, Adum
- Alberto Phones, Adum
- My Star Phones, Adum
- Oman Berlin Phones, Adum
- Simple Phones, Adum
- Kumasi Mall Shop
- Tecno Shop, Adum
- Ahenfie Phones
- Essuman Phones
- Jeff Jay
- Franko Trading
- Mobile Zone
- New Age Fons