For the first time, the popular Chinese phone maker Tecno has launched a budget gaming smartphone. The new device comes with a new moniker Tecno Pova. This is the first in the series and hopefully, new gaming phones will continue to emerge from the family.
The Pova already has won many hearts not just because of the monster 6000 mAh battery but the Helio G80 gaming chipset and the huge 6GB RAM. It has a large display size of 6.8 inches and a quad cameras setup.
Let us look at the Tecno Pova full specifications with price and features.
Tecno Pova Key Specs & Features
- 6.8 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1640 pixels (~263 ppi)
- Android 10, HIOS 7.0
- Octa-core Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
- 13 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + 2 VGA Quad Rear Cameras
- 8 MP Front Cameras
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE Network
- Fast Charging 18W
- Non-Removable Li-Po 6000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
I’m not a good fan of Tecno but I was impressed by the phone body design especially the Speed Purple color option. The phone is made up of thermally conductive material and 3D multi-layer which improved not just the body but also helps in heat dissipation thereby reducing the charging temperature.
Tecno Pova has a 6.8-inch big size Dot-in display coupled with HD+ resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels and 480 nits brightness. It makes use of a 264 PPI which promises to deliver a clearer, brighter, wider display with rich details and stable color contrast.
It offers up to 90.4 percent screen to body ratio and comes with display protection. Surely this device will not just be perfect for gaming but entertainment as well.
Shifting down to the camera. The backside housed a 13-megapixel quad-camera setup joined by a quad-LED flash. Other sensors on the back include a 2MP depth control lens + 2MP macro lens and also an AI lens.
The Pova will capture nice photos as it comes with some amazing camera features like AI beauty, Super night mode, Portrait mode, AI detection, and 1080p video resolution. The front camera of 8 MP is paired with dual-LED flash, AI beauty, and Portrait mode.
Hardware and Software
Rocking the Tecno Pova is an Helio G80 chipset licensed by Mediatek and the chip has an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2.0 GHz.
The android phone offers 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of built-in storage. It boots to HIOS 7.0 user interface based on the Android 10 operating system. The Mali-G52 MC2 will enure good graphics.
The Gaming Features
Just as mentioned above, Tecno announced this device with gaming in mind. So they equipped it with some interesting features that will make gaming enjoyable and lag-free. You can run PUBG, GTA, and other high demanding games on the phone with ease.
The Tecno Pova has a built-in Game Space which creates a space for games and managed it. It also boosts the GPU, CPU memory performance. Additionally is the anti-disturb setting for your gaming pleasure.
Another feature available on the device is the Game Mode. This provides a smooth gaming operation by freezing unnecessary apps, restricting the background network, and also support the gaming performance.
Lastly is the Game Assistant V2.0. Activating this setting will give you a quick access toolbar for real-time monitor CPU, GPU, running apps status, and also provides a shortcut for the anti-disturb setting.
Battery and Network
The Tecno Pova gaming device draws its power from a large 6000 mAh battery that supports an 18W dual IC flash charge. You can make calls for 2.4 hours or play music for 20 hours just for 10 minutes.
This is better compared with the 18W single IC fast charge that accompanied most budget phones. Other features on the phone include dual SIMs, 4G LTE, GPS, FM radio, micro USB 2.0, and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Tecno Pova Price and Availability
The Tecno Pova will sell for 120 EUR which is about 65,000 Naira in Nigeria, 900 Ghs in Ghana, and 16,000 Ksh in Kenya.
You can choose from the three colors option namely Magic Blue, Speed Purple, and Dazzle Black.
Tecno Pova Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Pova:
- Platform: Android 10, HIOS 7.0
- Processor: Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm), Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Magic Blue, Speed Purple, Dazzle Black
- Dimension: 171.2 x 77.6 x 9.4 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.8 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1640 pixels (~263 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) + VGA, Quad Cameras, [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, Dual-LED flash, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Fast charging 18W