Tecno Spark 5 Vs Spark 4: What’s the Difference Between These Two Phones?

Tecno Mobile’s Spark Series is one of the popular of the company in Kenya for its great value for money offering. Last year Tecno introduced Spark 4 (review) and just recently have updated the series with a successor, the Spark 5.

Tecno Spark 5 brings several incremental updates typical to every Smartphone successor in the general market. But is it time for an upgrade if you own Spark 4? Here are all the similarities and differences between the two devices:

TECNO Spark 5 TECNO Spark 4
Display 6.6-inch IPS LCD Dot-Notch Screen (hole-punch) 6.52-inch IPS LCD Dot-Notch Screen (Tear-drop)
OS Android 10 Q; HiOS 6.0 Android 9 Pie; HiOS 5.5
Processor MediaTek MT6761; Octa-core CPU @ 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio A22; Quad-core CPU @ 1.8GHz
Memory 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera(Rear) 13MP main + 2MP macro + 2MP depth sensor + AI lens 13MP main + 2MP secondary + AI lens
Selfie Camera 8MP 8MP
Network 2G,3G,4G LTE 2G,3G,4G LTE
Battery 5,000mAh 4,000mAh
Unlocking Fingerprint sensor (rear placed), Face Unlock Fingerprint sensor (rear placed), Face Unlock
Connectivity Wi-Fi, BT 5.0 Wi-Fi, BT 5.0
Colors Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey Vacation Blue, Royal Purple, Misty Grey, and Energetic Orange.
Price Ksh 14,000 Ksh 11,400 (At launch)


Time for an upgrade?

TECNO Spark 5

That depends. As you can see from the table above, there is no massive difference between these two devices. However, the most critical components have been upgraded a bit from the internal processor to the latest OS.

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They’ve also added more juice to the battery and there is an additional camera lens. These are all you should be factoring in to determine whether an upgrade would be necessary at this point.

Watch our Tecno Camon 5 unboxing video below:

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Alvin Wanjala

Alvin Wanjala has been writing about technology for over 2 years. He writes about different topics in the consumer tech space. He loves streaming music, programming, and gaming during downtimes.


  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful smartphones you’ve been providing for your customers,we always await for your update on the latest TECNO brand
    I really love spark 5

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