Tecno Mobile has consistently been a topic of discussion in the global smartphone market. Known for their impressive features and affordable prices, Tecno has become a household name. The introduction of the Tecno Spark 3 has further solidified the brand’s reputation for quality and innovation.
The Tecno Spark 3 not only upholds the excellence of previous Tecno smartphones but also introduces new features that place it among the best Tecno products to date. While there are smartphones with more advanced features and specs, the Spark 3 stands out in its category.
The smartphone comes in two different models with similar features but varying in some core specs. If you’re a fan of Tecno Mobile, the introduction of these smartphones should excite you for two reasons – the features and the price.
In this article, we will delve into the Tecno Spark 3, examining its main specs, features, and its current market price in South Africa.
Tecno Spark 3 Price in South Africa
One of the most appealing aspects of Tecno smartphones is their pricing. While not the cheapest, they are among the most reliable ‘low-budget’ high-tech smartphones.
As of 2024, the Tecno Spark 3 sells for between R$1,296 and R$1,512. The price may vary depending on the mode of purchase, the currency exchange rate at the time of purchase, the period of purchase, and available deals.
Tecno Spark 3 Specs at a Glance
- Display: 6.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 720 x 1520 pixels
- Dimension: 155.3 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm
- Processor Type: Quad-Core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 2GB of RAM Version/Quad-Core 1.3GHz
- RAM: 1GB/2GB depending on the variant you are buying
- Storage: 16GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 64GB
- Back Camera: Dual back 13 MP + 2MP camera with phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with flash
- GPU: Mali 400/ IMG PowerVR GPU
- Connectivity: GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor
- Battery: 3, 500mAh Removable battery with fast charging.
Tecno Spark 3 Review
If you were a fan of the Tecno Spark 2, prepare for an even more exciting experience with the latest Spark 3. While it may not be a high-end smartphone comparable to Samsung or Apple products, it certainly offers a unique class and commendable efficiency.
The Tecno Spark 3 is available in two variants. Both variants boast similar features, but they vary in some core specifications, including the size of the RAM. They both have a 6.2-inch Full view display with a notch, a 13MP +2MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage, and a 3,500mAh battery capacity.
The Tecno Spark 3 features a U-notch design that gives it a more stylish look than the Spark 2. While the overall design is similar to other existing Tecno designs, there is a slight tweak to the front design.
The front section houses the front-facing camera, earpiece, and several impressive sensors. Although the notch fills the central part of the phone’s upper section, it can be easily concealed in the phone’s settings for those who prefer a different style.
The Tecno Spark 3 boasts a beautiful 6.2-inch IPS screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Its 720 x 1520 pixels resolution is slightly above that of the Spark 2’s 720 x 1440 pixels.
The battery capacity of the Tecno Spark 3 is one spec you can be sure to love, especially if you enjoy playing games and listening to music on your phone. On paper, the 3,500 mAh may seem like a regular battery capacity, but it offers much more. You can conveniently use the battery for a full day without charging. One downside is that there is no fast charging feature on the phone. Despite this, you can comfortably rely on the original charger to do the fast charging for you.
The Tecno Spark 3 boasts a dual rear camera combination of a 13 Megapixels main shooter and a secondary camera of 2 Megapixels. However, the model with the Go Edition of the Android operating system only features the main 13MP main shooter with no additional shooter at the rear. Both variants feature an 8 MP front camera with flash.
The two variants feature different RAM. While one boasts 1 GB RAM, the other features a higher 2GB RAM.
All in all, the Tecno Spark is a reliable low-budget smartphone for basic smartphone functions. While it may not rank among Tecno’s best-ever products, it certainly stands among the reliable options available.
For more information on other Tecno phones, please visit the official Tecno website.