Tecno Spark 8 is the latest budget phone from the Chinese brand that has just become official in Nigeria. For $130, the phone brings a large display and a sizable battery. The handset should roll out to other regions shortly.

Design and Display

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The screen is a 6.5-inch LCD panel with 720p resolution and a waterdrop notch for a selfie camera. The rear panel features an unusual design with a huge cutout for the primary camera and the fingerprint sensor, but more than half of the cutout is blank.

The rear also includes a large “Stop At Nothing” slogan.

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Internals and Storage

Under the hood, you get the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC with 2GB RAM and 64GB built-in storage, but there is also a microSD card slot for expansion.

As for software, the phone boots Android 11 Go Edition, the light version of Android 11 for entry-level devices.

Cameras

The large square cutout on the back includes a 16MP main camera and a QVGA secondary lens alongside an LED flash module. The waterdrop notch houses an 8MP selfie camera.

Battery and Pricing

The 5,000 mAh battery is more than enough to keep the phone going through 2-3 days of use. There is no support for fast charging.

The Tecno Spark 8 costs $130 in Nigeria and the price could slightly differ in other regions.

Tecno Spark 8 Specifications

  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio P22
  • CPU: 2.0GHz Octa-Core
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • OS: Android 11 Go Edition
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • Display:
    • 6.5″ IPS LCD with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution; 270 ppi
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Internal: 64GB
    • Card slot: yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Dual): 13MP (main)
      QVGA (secondary)
    • Front: 8MP
  • Fingerprint sensor: Rear-mounted
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh
  • Price: $130