Tecno launched its budget gaming smartphone POVA in India last week. The smartphone has been launched by the company with many premium features at the price of less than Rs 10,000. That is, like other smartphones of Tecno, you will also get this at an affordable price. Tecno Pova has been launched in only one storage option – 4GB RAM + 64GB. The company has designed this smartphone keeping in mind the low budget gaming users. The smartphone is available for sale on the e-commerce website Flipkart. You can buy it in three color options – Dazzle Black, Magic Blue, and Speed Purple. The phone costs Rs 9,999.
Tecno Pova: Specifications
This smartphone comes with a 6.8-inch HD + Dot-in display. It has a 1640 x 720 pixels resolution display. The phone has a punch-hole selfie camera. The aspect ratio of the display is 20.5: 9. This smartphone comes with a MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor. The smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage variant. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The quad rear camera set-up is provided with a quad-LED flash in the back of the phone. It has a 16MP primary camera sensor. Apart from this, two 2MP sensors and one AI sensor have been provided on the phone. The phone has an 8MP selfie camera for a selfie with a dual-LED flash. This smartphone supports a dual sim card. To give power to the phone, it has a 6000mAh battery. The phone supports the 18W fast charging feature. It has MicroUSB and a 3.5mm audio jack for connectivity. The phone works on Android 10. Also, it comes with an inbuilt Google Assistant feature.
Tecno POVA: Design and Display
First of all, we talk about the design and display features of the phone. The look and design of the phone are similar to many mid and premium budget phones launched this year. The plastic body material has been used in the back of the phone. Also, textures are seen in the back panel, in which light reflection can be seen. The square-shaped camera design is seen on the back of the phone. It has a quad rear camera and an LED flash. Apart from this, the fingerprint sensor is also provided in the back. The volume controller has been given upwards on the right side of the phone. At the same time, the power button is given at the bottom. At the same time, the SIM card slot and dedicated Google Assistance button has been given on the left side of the phone.
Talking about the phone’s display, it has a 6.8-inch punch-hole display panel. The phone uses an HD + LCD display panel, which has a resolution of 1640 x 720. Thin bezels have been given around the phone’s display. A thick chin is given on the underside of the phone. The phone has a MicroUSB charging port and a 3.5mm audio jack at the bottom. There are no speaker grills in it. Due to the large display on the phone, the phone feels quite long. In it, you will love to watch video content. At this price point, you will get a gaming and video streaming experience at 480 nits brightness.
Tecno POVA: Performance
Now let’s talk about the performance of the phone. This smartphone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. By the way, 4GB RAM has become common for today’s low budget smartphones. In this price range, you can find many smartphones with 4GB RAM. MediaTek Helio G80 gaming processor has been used on the phone which is the USP of this smartphone. Also, a 6,000mAh battery has been given to power the phone which supports 18W Dual IC flash fast charging. Also, due to the large battery, it can be used for a long time.
The phone works on Hi OS based on Android 10. On this phone, we have seen the game of NFS Most Wanted for a long time. The phone did not have heating problems. Also, there is no experience of any kind of lagging and graphical glitch in it. The audio quality of the phone is average. However, its display at this price point also will not disappoint you. You can also play high-end games like PUBG, Call of Duty on it.
Tecno POVA: Camera
The Quad rear camera setup has been given in the back of the phone. These cameras are equipped with AI (Artificial Intelligence) feature. The phone has a 16MP primary rear camera. Apart from this, two other cameras of 2MP and an AI camera have been given on the phone. Talking about selfies, it has an 8MP AI selfie camera which comes with dual flash. The front camera of the phone has features like AI Beauty, AI HDR, Wide Selfie, Night Portrait, Bokeh effect, Video Bokeh, Video Beauty, Short Video, 2K QHD recording, AR shot. These features will help you to upload selfies on social media.
Talking about the rear camera of the phone, it will see effects like macro mode, 8X digital zoom, AR emoji, AI body shaping, AI face beauty, AI HDR, night mode, slow motion, bokeh video. The phone’s camera will not disappoint you at this price point. However, many competitive brands are also offering a 48MP rear camera at this price. In the case of the camera, you can call the phone an average smartphone. Its picture quality is not very special to us. Even in night mode, such good clarity is not available. However, it is a big thing to have the Night Mode feature at this price point.
We can call Tecno Pova an entry-level gaming smartphone. The phone is excellent for gaming at this price point. The phone’s performance and battery back-up are quite good. At the same time, the phone’s display and camera quality have been average. At the moment, the way many competitive brands are launching their low budget smartphones in the Indian market. If compared to them, this phone will not disappoint you.
What we found missing in this was that USB Type C should have a more fast charger to charge the 6,000mAh battery. The speaker grill should also be given as we did not like its audio quality so much. The dedicated Google Assistance button can be seen as a USP for smartphones. By pressing this button, you can get Google Assistant to perform several operations. So after the overall experience, we can call it a power-packed smartphone for Rs 9,999.
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