Tecno Spark 6 Review

Tecno Spark 6 Review

6.1
Expert Score

Tecno Spark 6 | Should you buy it?

The Good
  • Big Battery
  • Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
  • 1080p HD+ Display
The Bad
  • Bad Camera
  • Modest processor

Launched in August 2020, Tecno Spark 6 is a budget phone with a massive 6000mAh battery. Sporting a 6.8-inch HD+ display with a 1080p resolution and a 20.5:9 aspect ratio, Tecno Spark 6 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek G70 processor. The phone comes with a built-in 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM, which begs the question ‘will Android 10 work without issues in this one?’.

Design and Display

The Tecno Spark 6 runs HIOS 6.2 based on Android 10, and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 1TB) with a dedicated slot. It’s a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. The Tecno Spark 6 measures 174.68 x 79.36 x 9.30mm. It comes in Comet Black and Ocean Blue colours.

For a PKR-20,000 smartphone with a 256 PPI density, you probably shouldn’t complain about the display. Sporting a menial IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Multitouch, Tecno Spark 6 doesn’t look like the phone we’d recommend anyone. If you’re on a budget with limited access to financial resources, then this phone is for you.

Cameras

Tecno Spark 6 packs a triple camera assembly. There’s a primary 16-megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture; supported with Quad LED Flash, the triple camera setup has auto-focus capable of Ge-tagging, phase detection, panorama, HDR and modest video recording. Don’t let the big words fool you here – the camera isn’t that good!

The front camera sports an 8-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture. You can use it for selfies; don’t even think about making good videos with it.

Performance

Tecno Spark 6 is powered by a quad-core MediaTek G70 processor. The problem with budget chipsets is that they come with a fair share of drawbacks in terms of performance. The only plus point about it is the price. The phone is good for basic tasks like texting, phone calls and reading blogs about ‘how Tecno Spark 6 Air isn’t the phone of your dreams’.

The 64GB built-in storage takes time to store files, and having an extra 128GB MicroSD card won’t make performance jump a notch or two.

Battery

The one true merit of Tecno Spark 6: 5000mAh battery.
Battery timing is great since the LCD doesn’t take too much power. The chipset doesn’t rack up much heat if you can’t do much with it. Apps like WhatsApp won’t drain the battery by any significant margins; you can probably go 2 days without charging your device.

You guessed it – there’s no fast charging. It wouldn’t make sense if there was anything of the sort!

Verdict

It’s a solid device. The specs wreck your brain a lot, but if you’re on a tight budget that saves you PKR 20,000 for a phone once a year, go ahead and buy it. If you can spare a few extra rupees, then the Realme C12 and Infinix Hot 10 are much, much better options!

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