TECNO POP 4 or TECNO Spark 5: Which Should You Buy?

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Sibling rivalry again? Yes, we have a look at two entry level sibling devices in this TECNO Pop 4 vs TECNO Spark 5 face-off? Which delivers better value? Which one should you opt for?

The smartphones from Transsion holdings have gained a foothold in Africa in recent years, with itel, Infinix and TECNO smartphones becoming more prominent.

Today, we’ll be going into the nitty-gritty of things and bringing two sibling devices side by side, the TECNO POP 4 and the TECNO Spark 5. Both smartphones are entry level devices with similarities in memory space, and battery rating. However, it’s the subtle differences we are more interested in today and why you should opt for one of these devices over the other.

TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5 comparison
TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5 comparison

First off, we would take a deeper look at the specs both smartphones wield in a side-by-side comparison.

TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5 Comparison Table

Here, we would throw a quick glance at the specifications that both devices bring to the fray.

TECNO POP 4TECNO Spark 5
2G, 3G2G, 3G, 4G LTE
6 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display6.6 inches, 720 × 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 10 (Go Edition)Android 10 + HiOS 6.1
Quad-core, 1.3GHzQuad-core MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 2.0GHz
8MP selfie camera8MP selfie camera
5MP rear camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB
2GB RAM2GB RAM
5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging
₦34,000₦49,000

TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5: Where The Spark 5 Has The Edge

The Spark 5 is a 4G LTE phone, meaning that it supports data transfer at higher speeds than the POP 4 (which is not a 4G phone). Simply put, you get a better browsing experience with the Spark 5 than the POP 4.

It also offers a better camera experience due to its triple rear camera setup. So, if you enjoy taking your time to capture those beautiful moments you’d want to relive forever, then the TECNO Spark 5 is a shoo-in for you.

TECNO Spark 5 specifications
TECNO Spark 5

The Spark 5 also lets you enjoy your favourite games (if you’re a gamer) or TV shows on a larger screen with a higher resolution, providing better quality and clarity. It also wields a processor with a faster speed and is ideal if you want a device that can run a number of processes simultaneously with little stress.

TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5: Where the POP 4 Has The Edge

The POP 4 offers a cheaper option for buyers who are not looking to spend above #40,000, as it is cheaper priced than the Spark 5. It is also lighter than its sibling device and weighs less, making it easier to carry around in a pocket or a small purse.

Aside this obvious advantage, there is precious little the POP 4 has over the Spark 5 smartphone. They both share the same selfie camera specification, battery rating, RAM and onboard storage memory.

TECNO POP 4
TECNO Pop 4

TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 5: Who Triumphs?

Both devices have different strengths they bring to the table and their different downsides. However, if I had #50,000 to spend on a smartphone right now, I would go right in for the TECNO Spark 5. Its faster internet connection, better camera quality, and larger screen will win me over in this face-off.

Yes, the TECNO Spark 5 is more expensive than the POP 4, but if you had a few extra coins to spend, then the Spark 5 should be your pick of the duo. The POP 4 may be a cheaper alternative and weigh less, but it does not really have any mouthwatering advantage over the Spark 5.

As far as I can see, the winner of this comparison is the pricier of the two devices, the TECNO Spark 5.

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