While many smartphone manufacturers have been shifting towards the 5G network connectivity, Tecno didn’t waste time flaunting their own 5G capable smartphone which they named the Tecno Pova 5G. This smartphone comes with an attractive design for an affordable price which puts the Pova 5G ahead of its 5G competitors. The specs are quite impressive which you could place in the middle-range category.
A solid battery capacity is what you can’t put away in any Tecno’s mobile phone no matter the price or size. However, the Tecno Pova 5G didn’t make any compromises in its battery despite having a 5G capability, offering a 6000mAh battery which is incredibly awesome. This smartphone comes with a 6.9-inch screen, alongside a 120Hz of refresh rate.
The Pova 5G main camera has a 50MP triple camera while the front comes with a 16MP sensor. This Tecno latest Pova device is also reliable when it comes to performance, packing a Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset paired with an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Tecno has built this phone to heat the competition amongst major smartphone brands, outsmarting them with this phone’s huge battery capacity and affordable price.
Here’s everything we’ve gathered so far about the latest Tecno Pova 5G handset.
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Tecno Pova 5G Key Specifications
- Display: 6.9-inch IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 900
- Front Camera: 16-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 50-megapixel + 2-megapixel + Al lens
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery Capacity: 6000mAh
- OS: Android 11, HiOS 8.0
Tecno has improved the design of this phone, something we can call a fresh new design. First of all, we’ve got to notice that Tecno has trimmed down this phone a little bit to become slimmer when compared to its previous mid-range smartphones. At first glance, you will definitely be amazed at the back panel’s spackling and shiny surface which you will question if that’s really a plastic material.
The Tecno Pova 5G plastic back panel has a dual-tone mix of textured and plain finish which features a Manchester City Football club logo. While on the plain skin at the left, there’s a vertically placed camera module housing the three cameras. The back panel can easily attract smudges and fingerprints so it’s necessary to use the dedicated transparent case in the box.
The volume keys alongside the power button which has a fingerprint scanner built in it, are placed on the right side. In the left corner, you can find the SIM /microSD card slot. The bottom panel features a USB Type-C port which is placed in the middle of a 3.5mm headphone jack and a speaker grille. If one should sum up the whole design of the Tecno Pova 5G in one word, it should be stylish.
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The Tecno Pova 5G’s display features a 6.9-inch FHD+ screen. This is one of the biggest screen we’ve seen on a 5G device. However, Tecno has stuck with the IPS LCD panel while upgrading its specs in each of its new phones. Arriving in their new 5G mobile phone, we witnessed one of the best versions of this IPS LCD panel, reaching up to 120Hz of refresh rate which makes scrolling through different apps on your screen very smooth and fast.
The screen displays decent colours and content with sharp contrast which you will enjoy while watching movies or playing games. The brightness levels are quite good but aren’t enough to use under direct sunlight which might make you struggle a bit with visibility. The Tecno Pova 5G features a centre punch-hole cutout on the top of the screen for the selfie camera.
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Tecno has done a good job to make this phone’s camera stand out well. The Tecno Pova 5G sports a triple camera setup at the back with the main camera having a 50MP lens. The second camera has a 2MP lens while the last is an Al lens. We’re satisfied with this phone’s shooting ability especially with the main camera. The 50MP sensor can capture nice pictures with enough details and decent point of view. You can also access some shooting modes like the HDR, Al cam, and AR shots.
The other sensors help the main camera to achieve the same goal, especially with portrait shots where they produce beautiful background blurs. Images captured during the day appear to be more detailed than at night. Though the camera app features a dedicated Night mode which doesn’t solve the problem entirely but makes it look much better.
The selfie camera has a 16MP sensor which can take some nice selfies including portrait shots. You can also record videos and make video calls with the front camera.
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Performance, Storage, and Software
The Tecno Pova 5G is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity 900 chipset which is an octa-core processor. This chipset is built with a 6nm process technology, and it powers some 5G phones like the Infinix Zero 5G and Oppo Reno 7 Pro 5G. This means that the Tecno Pova 5G is equally a strong smartphone as well. There’s a fast and lag-free performance while performing your day-to-day tasks and watching of movies, web browsing and gaming.
The Tecno Pova 5G has 8GB of RAM which is paired with 128GB of internal storage. The dedicated microSD card slot helps you expand the phone’s storage up to 512GB.
Running the Pova 5G is Tecno’s HiOS 8.0 which is based on the Android 11 operating system. Tecno hasn’t stated if this phone will get the Android 12 update, but we’re sure that this phone will be getting monthly security patches.
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The battery department is among the few selling points of this smartphone. Debuting with a 6000mAh battery capacity which is considered the biggest in basic Android phone, the Pova 5G users might have many things to worry about, but definitely not a low battery notification. It can conveniently last for 48 hours or beyond depending on what you’re using the phone to do.
When it comes to charging, the Tecno Pova 5G comes with an 18W fast charging support which is considered basic as most brands are now integrating up to 33W fast charger in their mid-range phones.
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Tecno Pova 5G: Price in Nigeria Slots and Availability
The Tecno Pova 5G’s price starts from ₦147,000 which equals $248 for the 8GB /128GB variant which comes in Aether Black colour. You can buy the phone in any Tecno certified phone slots, stores, and market in Nigeria and beyond.
Following its official release in December 2021, the Tecno Pova 5G is already available for purchase at all accredited gadgets stores.
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Tecno Pova 5G Full Specifications
- Brand: Tecno
- Model: Tecno Pova 5G
- Release Date: December 2021
- Colours: Aether Black
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz
- Display Size: 6.9-inch
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- Dimensions: 172.8 x 78.2 x 9.1 mm (6.80 x 3.08 x 0.36 in)
- Operating System: Android 11, HiOS 8.0
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6877 Dimensity 900
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A78 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G68 MC4
- RAM: 8GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB
- SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)
- Rear Flash: Quad-LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 50-MP (wide), 2-MP (ultra-wide), Al lens
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 16-MP (wide)
- Front Flash: Dual-LED flash
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- USB: MicroUSB-C
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: Yes
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G
- Capacity: Li-Po 6000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 18W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦147,000
- Price in the US: $248