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Tecno Spark 20 Pro review: a few upgrades at an extra cost

We reviewed the new Tecno Spark 20 Pro model, covering its features, pricing and availability in Nigeria. It is available in four color variants and the Magic Skin 2.0 Green emerging as the most used.

Tecno Spark 20 Pro review: a few upgrades at an extra cost

Building on the success of the Techno Spark 20, the Pro variant offers a stronger Helio G99 chipset and an impressive 108MP primary camera. The device features Tecno's Dynamic Port UI, a unique display element that smartly displays your phone's status and alerts around the camera hole.

Launched in Moonlit Black, Frosty Ivory, Sunset Blush, and Magic Green matte leather finish, the Tecno Spark 20 Pro blends style with high-end performance. 

The ₦200,000+ Spark 20 Pro features a remarkable 108MP main camera, offering wide shots and marking a significant upgrade for the Spark series, closely rivalling the Camon series. It also has a 32MP front camera capable of 2K video recording at 30fps. 

Running on Android 13 with HiOS 13.5, it provides familiar app layouts and extensive customization. The device is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G99 processor and 8GB of RAM, expandable to 16GB, alongside 256GB of storage, expandable up to 1TB.

Magic Skin 2.0 Green | Tecno

Explore the pros and cons below to determine if this device is worth your extra coin unless you are already content with the Spark 20.

Pros

  • Powerful Helio G99 Processor: Delivers top-notch performance, seamlessly handling demanding apps and games without any slowdown.
  • Impressive Display with High Refresh Rate: The 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution on the IPS LCD screen ensure smooth scrolling and vivid visuals despite the larger chin.
  • State-of-the-Art Camera System: A standout 108MP primary camera provides wide, detailed shots, closely matching Tecno's high-end Camon series, complemented by a 32MP selfie camera capable of 2K video.
  • Robust Battery with Fast Charging: The 5000mAh battery offers extended usage and fast recharging, achieving full charge in just over an hour for 7-8 hours of screen time under heavy use.
  • Enhanced Android Experience: Runs Android 13 with Tecno's HiOS 13.5, offering a familiar yet customizable interface with ample features.
  • Generous RAM and Storage: Comes with 8GB of RAM (expandable to 16GB) and 256GB of storage (expandable up to 1TB), providing ample space for apps, media, and more.
  • Diverse Connectivity Options: Supports dual SIMs and includes modern security features like a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for convenience and safety.
  • NFC-Enabled: Allows for contactless payments and connectivity, adding a layer of convenience.
  • Enhanced Audio: Stereo speakers deliver a richer audio experience.
Moonlit Black, Frosty Ivory, Sunset Blush, and Magic Green matte leather finish | Tecno

Cons

  • Display Technology: While vibrant, the IPS LCD display doesn't match the contrast or energy efficiency of AMOLED screens.
  • Potential Overheating: Heavy gaming or multitasking might cause the device to heat up, a common concern with powerful processors like the Helio G99.
  • Limited Advanced Features: Lacks 5G connectivity, wireless charging, and a headphone jack, which might be deal-breakers for some users.
  • Interface Bloatware: HiOS might come with pre-installed apps and advertisements, affecting the user experience.
  • No Gyro-EIS: Missing gyro-EIS support can affect video stabilization. 
Image Source | Tecno

Read Also: Tecno Spark 20 review, full specification and price in Nigeria

Note: The prices mentioned are for reference purposes only and may not match the current market rates. Product costs may also differ across various retailers.

Pricing and availability in Nigeria

In 2022, finding budget smartphones priced around ₦100,000 with more than 4GB of RAM was a challenge. Tecno led the change with its Spark 10 Series, introducing models with 8GB RAM. Fast forward to now, the Tecno Spark series has hit the market, further pushing the envelope in terms of value for money.

Offering substantial performance for a relatively modest increase in price from the Spark 20, the starting price for the Tecno Spark 20 Pro in Nigeria is between ₦210,000 and ₦243,600 (256GB + 8GB RAM). 

Where to buy the Tecno Spark 20 Pro in Nigeria

The Spark 20 Pro is widely available across Tecno retail outlets throughout Nigeria. To find the closest store to you, please follow this link. You can also shop online from Konga and Jumia.

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