Tecno Pova Neo review

Read our full review to find out how the Tecno Pova Neo differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
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Tecno is a Chinese company that is successfully developing in the market of inexpensive smartphones. At the end of 2021, it introduced the new addition to the family - the Tecno Pova Neo model. It features a smaller size, which is contributed by the huge battery capacity. It is also worth your attention with its 6.8-inch display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, support for fast charging function and useful gaming features.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Pova Neo specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, December 09
  • Colors: Obsidian, Geek blue, Powehi
  • Dimensions: 171.4 x 77.3 x 9.1 mm.
  • Weight: 0 g.
  • Screen: 6.8" inc, 720 x 1640, IPS LCD
  • Camera : Dual, 13MP
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G25 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Memory: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Battery: 6000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11, HIOS 7.6
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity


The Tecno Pova Neo is available in three colors, any of which you might like. If you're looking for a fresh solution for summer days, we recommend the blue model. It will be a perfect addition to your holiday look.

The body of the smartphone is entirely made of plastic, and the front is covered with glass. It is made to be splash resistant. On the back panel, you will find the rear camera in its traditional place - on the top and left. Next to it is a fingerprint scanner. The surface is smooth and pleasant to the touch. The rounded edges of the smartphone also contribute to comfort.

On the front side, you see a screen that occupies almost 83% of its surface. In other words, the bezels are relatively thin, which gives the device a modern look.


The Tecno Pova Neo features a display large enough for today's standard. Its diagonal is 6.8 inches. On it, you will be able to watch a variety of content with pleasure. What impresses in its characteristics is the budget resolution - it is HD+, 1640 x 720 pixels. The matrix is IPS and the refresh rate is standard - 60 Hz, which can be increased to 120 Hz if necessary. A good impression is the brightness - up to 480 nits, which suggests that you can use the smartphone comfortably, even if you are outside in sunny weather.


Tecno Pova Neo runs on an 8-core MediaTek Helio G25 platform, coupled with 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage, respectively. A microSD card slot is provided for up to 512 GB.

This smartphone deserves the attention of anyone who plays games on their phone. It features an upgraded system to speed up gameplay and professionally immerse you in the gaming experience.

The operating system is Android 11 and runs on the company's HIOS 7.6. The interface runs smooth and fast. It's well known to fans of the brand. There are no significant changes in its view.


Tecno Pova Neo can offer you a dual rear camera. Its main module is 13-megapixel and supports artificial intelligence algorithms. Thus, according to the manufacturer's assurances, you can expect even more details in the photos. The additional module is 2-megapixel and not much is known about it. To the aid of the main camera is placed a dual flash.

You can expect decent results from the selfie camera. It is equipped with an LED flash.

Autonomous operation

Underneath the body of the Tecno Pova Neo lies a 6000 mAh battery. Given that many smartphones these days have only 5000 mAh, you can expect extended autonomous operation. Tecno has also provided 18W fast charging technology. The charging port is USB Type-C.

Interesting functions and features

Tecno Pova Neo is an interesting model that can be yours at an affordable price. Among its interesting features is the Voice Changer. This feature allows you to change your voice. This way, you can live stream how you play and take on the role of different characters.

Another useful solution in the smartphone is called Vault 2.0. With it, you will keep away from others important information about you, including photo galleries and apps.

The next interesting proposal is Peek Proof. This is a mode where the information on your phone screen cannot be read by people who are near you. So no one will benefit from peeking at your Tecno Pova Neo.

If you have children, this Tecno model is for you. The smartphone has a special child mode.

Want to be sure that all the information from the old phone will be transferred to the new one without a minute to waste? Tecno Pova Neo has what you need. It's called Phone Cloner.


This late 2021 model from Tecno is an excellent choice for anyone who doesn't want top of the line advanced features, but just the right ones. For example, a large screen, decent autonomous operation, conditions for maximum satisfaction from playing games, etc.


If you're on the fence about choosing the Tecno Pova Neo, take a look at the Tecno Spark 8 Pro and Realme 9i.

Tecno Pova Neo video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Pova Neo and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Tecno.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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