Tecno POVA

Launch Date : 11 December, 2020
Tecno POVA
11,999
Highlights
  • 64GB, 128GB storage / 4GB, 6GB RAM
  • 16 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + AI QVGA Quad Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.8 inches 720 x 1640 Pixels Display
  • Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 6000 mAh battery

Tecno POVA: Specs Score

  • 3.5
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.5
    Display
  • 3.7
    Value for Money
  • 3.3
    Performance
Rated at 74.25%
  • Display: 3.5/5
    6.8-inch Dot-in display with HD+ resolution
  • Camera : 3.5/5
    Quad rear cameras with macro and depth sensors
  • Processor : 3.3/5
    Mid-range processor for basic gaming
  • Battery : 4/5
    6000mAh battery with basic fast charging
  • RAM : 3.7/5
    4GB RAM for all tasks
  • Storage : 4/5
    Dedicated micro SD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Tecno POVA: SAR VALUE - 1.6W/Kg (over 1 g)

  • Head
    1.039W/kg
  • Body
    1.145W/kg

Tecno POVA: TOP COMPETITORS

Tecno POVA: Price

Tecno POVA: Review

Pros
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • Large 6.8-inch display
  • 18W Dual IC Fast Charge
Cons
  • Limited storage expansion
  • Namesake quad-camera setup

Tecno POVA Design

Tecno, a company owned by China’s Transsion Holdings, has released a new smartphone to cater to the growing mobile demand. The Tecno POVA flaunts a 6.8-inch LCD screen with a 720 x 1640 pixels HD+ resolution. The display offers a 20.5:9 aspect ratio and a 90.4 percent screen-to-body ratio. The design includes a plastic body and weighs 215.5 grams. The rear panel houses the quad-camera setup and also the fingerprint sensor – completing the smartphone look.

Tecno POVA Hardware Performance

The Tecno POVA draws power from an octa-core Mediatek Helio G80 chipset built on a 12nm architecture. The SoC is coupled with ARM Mali-G52 GPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB default memory capacity. Tecno has given users the option for storage expansion up to 256GB with the help of a microSD card. The hardware performance of the Tecno POVA is pretty efficient, allowing users to seamlessly experience all their smartphone tasks, including browsing, gaming, video playback, and more.

Tecno POVA Camera Performance

For imaging, the Tecno POVA sports a quad-camera setup assisted by AI. The sensors include a 16MP wide-angle primary lens with f/1.85, a 2MP depth sensor, a 2MP macro shooter, and an AI QVGA sensor. One will find the LED Flash to assist in photography. Tecno has included an 8MP AI camera for selfies and video calling. The cameras are capable of recording videos at 1080p@30fps, and support features like HDR, Bokeh, AI Camera, Slow Motion Video, and so on. The camera setup is pretty mediocre, and the low-light photography performance can be slightly disappointing.

Tecno POVA Price-To-Specs Ratio

Tecno POVA is available in two models, costing Rs. 9,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant and Rs. 11,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage. For the asking price, the Tecno POVA offers some good features like an immersive, large display and an efficient performance. That said, it has some tough competition from the like of Redmi 9 Prime and Poco M2, which offer better camera specs.

Tecno POVA Important Features/Highlights

The Tecno POVA comes with a large 6,000 mAh battery, which is one of its key highlights. The battery is assisted by 18W dual IC fast charging support, which further enhances the overall performance. Also, the Tecno POVA runs HiOS 7.0 based on Android 10, which offers a smooth software experience.

Tecno POVA Verdict

Tecno POVA comes as one of the latest entries in the budget segment, however, it has some tough competition. If you’re looking for a smartphone within Rs. 10,000, Tecno POVA is a good choice. However, do note that there are several other choices in the market that offer even better features.

Tecno POVA: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 10
Custom UI HiOS 7.0
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Magic Blue, Speed Purple, Dazzle Black
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date October,2020
Indian Release Date 11 December, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 171.2 x 77.6 x 9.4 mm
Weight 215.5 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.8 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1640 pixels (~264 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Mediatek Helio G80 (12 nm)
CPU Octa Core 2 GHz
GPU ARM Mali-G52
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 4 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 256 GB
Card Slot microSD Card (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 16 MP (f/1.85, wide) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP (macro) + AI QVGA Quad Camera with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP AI (f/2.0) Selfie Camera with Dual Flash
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Bokeh, AI Camera, Slow Motion Video
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Player 3GP, MP4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non removable Li-Po 6000 mAh Battery
Stand by Up to 30 Days
Talk time Up to 64 hrs
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB micro USB, USB OTG
GPS Facility with A-GPS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (Rear), Proximity, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Electronic Compass
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Face unlock
Videos

Tecno POVA: FaQs

Does the Tecno POVA support the 5G network?

No, the smartphone doesn't support the 5G network.

What is the screen size of the Tecno POVA?

It has a 6.8-inches LCD panel with HD+ resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels.

What is the Android version on the Tecno POVA?

The smartphone runs HiOS 7.0 based on Android 10.

Is there is a microSD card slot on the Tecno POVA?

Yes, the smartphone does have a microSD card slot which is expandable up to 256GB.

Does the Tecno POVA has a dual selfie camera?

No, it has an 8MP single camera at the front side.

Is Tecno POVA worth buying?

Yes, if you are looking for a budget smartphone to enjoy an enhanced gaming experience, a massive battery.

What are the Camera features of the Tecno POVA?

The camera features include HDR, Bokeh, AI Camera, Slow Motion and more.

Does the Tecno POVA have a notch display?

No, the Tecno POVA does not feature a notch display, instead, the smartphone has a punch-hole display.

What is the capacity of the battery on Tecno POVA?

The smartphone packs a huge 6,000 mAh battery that supports 18W dual IC fast charging.

Is the Tecno POVA good for gaming?

At an affordable price, the Tecno POVA with MediaTek Helio G80 chipset offers smooth gaming experience and daily usage. Besides, it also comes with thermal conductive material with 3D multi-layer graphite for heat dissipation.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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