Tecno Spark 8 is a cheap smartphone that will appeal to anyone who has no appetite for luxury and expensive devices. It offers a modern look and a good set of features that can formulate an affordable price for consumers. With its attractive colors, it will be well received by the ladies.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Spark 8 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, September 02
- Colors: Turquoise Cyan, Atlantic Blue, Iris Purple
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 76.1 x 9.2 mm.
- Weight: 200 g.
- Screen: 6.52" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Dual, 16MP
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- Memory: 64GB 2GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11 (Go edition), HIOS 7.6
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Considering its price range, Tecno Spark 8 looks spectacular and manufactured without compromises. Its casing is encased in standard plastic, which is treated well and feels nice to the touch. On the rear panel, there is a dual camera with flash and fingerprint sensor. The designers have tried to follow the market trends and have offered a large camera block. It is noticeable from afar. Strangely, but in the block is positioned the fingerprint scanner. There is no criticism to its work - it is fast and works precisely.
In general, the rear panel looks finished to the smallest detail. It is shiny and fresh.
On the front of the device we find a screen that occupies almost 82% of it. The thickness of the bezels is typical for this class of smartphones. The front camera is located in a teardrop-shaped notch at the top.
Tecno Spark 8 features a 6.5-inch screen with HD+ resolution. The modest specs are to be expected. They are complemented by 480 nits of brightness and a refresh rate of 60 to 120 Hz. That is to say, you can rely on the device's screen even if you are outside in sunny weather, and the picture will delight you with smoothness.
The manufacturer does not report the characteristics of the glass used. There is also no information about additional protection.
Tecno Spark 8 is based on MediaTek P22 chipset coupled with PowerVR GE 8320 graphics accelerator. The processor is 8-core and has a maximum clock speed of 1.8 GHz. Compared to the Spark 7, you get more power. However, for reasons unknown, the manufacturer has reduced the RAM from 3 GB to 2 GB. This can be a problem when using heavier apps and games. In everyday life, however, you shouldn't encounter any processor slowdown.
One thing is for sure - Tecno Spark 8 is not a device for gamers. You can't rely on maximum graphics settings with it without making the device stuck.
The smartphone is available in one 64 GB storage modification. It can be expanded. The factory operating system is Android 11 Go Edition - specifically designed for budget models.
Tecno Spark 8 has a dual camera setup. The main module is 16-megapixel and is assisted by artificial intelligence. The second camera is 2-megapixel and is used to create a bokeh effect. This combination allows you to take decent photos and videos without them having a wow effect among others.
For selfies and video calls, you can use the 8-megapixel front camera. It has a dual flash whose job is to enhance night selfies.
With both cameras, you can record videos with a maximum resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. In the menu, you'll find a variety of modes, including panorama, portrait, Slow Motion at 120 fps, and more.
Tecno Spark 8 features a 5000 mAh battery. The charge is enough to have your device on all day. It takes just over 2 hours to recharge the battery from 0 to 100%.
Interesting functions and features
The Tecno Spark 8's camera menu has a special mode that detects when people in focus are smiling. We also recommend taking advantage of the Beauty 4.0 mode. With the help of artificial intelligence, it detects whether you are photographing a man or a woman and applies beautification accordingly.
In the smartphone you will also find a special mode for children. With it, you can monitor their online activity.
With the Vault 2.0 feature, you can lock apps and the photo gallery. This way you will keep them away from prying eyes. With this feature, you can also hide message notifications.
From everything said so far, it is clear that Tecno Spark 8 is a basic device. It is an ideal purchase for people who don't have high tech requirements. They need basic features and should easily navigate the phone's menu. The performance of the Tecno Spark 8 is at an average level, and its storage is large enough for most people. The large battery provides an additional advantage.
- Large screen
- Fresh design
- Quality sound
- Good level of autonomous operation
- Decent camera
- Not enough RAM
- Micro USB port
- No support for 5G networks
- NFC is absent
Tecno Spark 8 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Spark 8 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.