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|
|Network||2G,3G,4G LTE||2G,3G,4G LTE|
|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?
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.
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: