Back in May, TECNO launched their latest in the Spark series bringing in the Spark 5 and the Spark 5 Air. Now, many months later, the company is updating the series with the addition of the new Spark 5 PRO.
Being that it is coming in months later, one would expect a huge upgrade to warrant not only the time frame since the previous launch, but also the PRO name the new device brings. However, that’s not the case.
The are only two new things TECNO is bringing to the Spark 5 PRO:
- First, the new 16MP main rear camera
- Second, extra RAM and Storage.
Everything else remains the same. Meaning, you still get the same octa-core processor, the same 6.6 inch display, the same 5000mAh battery, the same Micro-USB port.
So what is TECNO aiming for with the Spark 5 PRO?
Well, since the camera performance in my eyes is similar to the normal Spark 5’s, and given there’s nothing new to really focus on, I think TECNO is targeting two groups of people with this upgrade:
First, they’re targeting people who love to have lots of storage. These are people who save movies, pictures and much more on their devices. The 6.6 inch display though not FULL HD looks really good and produces really good colours. One will love watching stuff on it. And one will have lots of space to save their stuff. If you take lots of pictures and videos, this phone will save it all offline.
The second group of people TECNO is targeting are people who play games. Many mobile gamers who buy low-end devices have one issue: storage. They’re not able to store lots of apps. With 128GB storage, most will be okay. Also, the processor on the Spark 5 PRO isn’t very powerful. However, with 4GB RAM, and good handling of resources, one will be able to have a more comfortable gaming experience compared to the 2GB RAM on the original Spark 5.
My issue is the Spark 5 PRO comes at a time when we are seeing many devices that will be similarly priced coming with more powerful processors. I will take a more powerful processor any day over more storage.
Anyway, tell me your thoughts on the new Spark 5 Pro in the comment sections below. Will you be getting it? If so, why? If not, what are your options.
TECNO Spark 5 PRO Specifications
|RRP. KES. 13,999
|6.6-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1600 x 720 pixels
16MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
|8MP with Dual Flash
|MTK 2.0Ghz Octa-core (Probably Helio A22)
|128GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card)
|Android 10 with HiOS Skin
|2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
|2.4G Wi-Fi, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
|Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey
|Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Micro USB