Tecno Spark 2 Unboxing and first thoughts

TECNO Mobile finally unveiled the Tecno Spark 2, its second device in the SPARK series. The device is available on Jumia and other offline shops for  Ksh. 11,299. and as we mentioned in all the previous articles we have mentioned, it features some improved features compared to the previous SPARK.

We have a Tecno Spark 2 review unit with us and this article we will be unboxing the article and also tell you some of the few things you need to know about the device.  We have the specs highlighted in our previous articles you can also check them below/


    • 6.0 ”  HD Full Display
    • 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • 1GB RAM
    • 16GB internal expandable memory
    • Android  8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
    • 13 MP Auto-Focus primary camera with Ring flash
    • 8 MP front-facing camera with Dual flash
    • 3,500mAh non-removable battery
    • Dual SIM capability
  • Fingerprint Scanner

The box

The Tecno Spark 2 comes packed in an orange box with the phones image and Tecno Spark 2 text splashed at the top.

Inside the box, there’s the Tecno Spark 2 unit. Opening the box further you get the usual accessories:

A charger head, earphones, USB cord, warranty card, user manual, ejector pin, plastic case and a Boomplay Music voucher.

Tecno Spark 2 First impressions

I like the overall design of the Tecno Spark 2, it looks better than the previous Spark. The 6 -inch display with 18.9 aspect ratio looks really good.

The 8 megapixels front camera sits next to the dual flash.

The power and volume rockers are on the right side and the design is similar to what we saw in the first Spark. They are positioned in a way that is easily noticeable.

The headphone jack and the USB port are all at the bottom. It’s here that you also have the speaker grills.

The fingerprint scanner is placed adjacent to the 13 megapixels primary camera and flash at the back.

The Tecno Spark 2 comes with IGB RAM and when I first heard of this I was like, really Tecno? You could have done better than that. But again the Spark 2 is an Android Go which as I said in a previous article is a stripped-down version of Android designed to run on entry-level smartphones. The operating system, Google Play Store and all the Google apps have been reimagined to provide a better user experience on lesser hardware.  It is optimized to run on smartphones with 512 MB to 1 GB of RAM so the Tecno spark should be able to give you a good user experience.

Watch out for a full review of the Tecno Spark 2 coming up in the coming week.


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