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Tecno k9 Review

Techpoinmag introduces to you a new  contender smartphone, Tecno Spark Plus K9, a news worthy, exciting and surely a good  low-end category of Android phones which is now readily available on the Ugandan market.

The Tecno Spark Plus K9 didn’t appear alone, it was accompanied by its little brother Tecno Spark K7 which has lower price tag and lower features compared to its  counterpart in the new ‘Spark’ series of phones from Tecno, Both the Tecno Spark Plus K9 and Spark K7 are low-end devices with some reputable features and a quite attractive body designs.

Key Specs of Tecno Spark Plus K9

  • OS: HiOS 2.0 Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Screen Size : 6.0 Inches HD IPS screen
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & single LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP with flash
  • Back-placed Fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 3,400 mAh Non-Removable

Tecno Spark Plus K9 Features Overview

The Tecno K9 uses a wide angle display size of 6.0 inches, it has a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels which is quite unimpressive for a smartphone of that screen size. Display output will be somewhat below par, but good for those that love large screen devices.

Under the hood is a 16 GB internal storage space and 2 GB RAM to to give you a lag-free phone usage. The RAM is supported by a Mediatek chipset and 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor.

Note: the Tecno K7 has 1GB RAM and a 1.3 GHz processor.

The phones internal storage can be expanded to up to 32 GB with an SD card. Tecno Spark K9 comes running on  Tecno’s HiOS 2.0 which is customized based of Android 7.0 Nougat and can also be updated via system update.

Tecno Spark Plus K9 uses a 13 megapixel primary camera with single LED flash, upfront is a 5 megapixel camera for selfies and video call purposes. The front camera also has a single LED flash to enhance image quality in darker conditions.

The device is juiced up with a 3,400 mAh of battery, though not among the best we’ve seen, the battery capacity on Tecno Spark Plus K9 is quite sufficient and will give good talk time and stand by time and really  good  on music play.

The Spark Plus K9 is dual SIM based but doesn’t supports 4G network option, so you will have to  hang on 3G/2G, a fingerprint scanner is positioned at the back of the device, providing for a more secured and faster phone unlock, It’s body design is quite attractive, the device is available in these colours: Scarlet Red, Champagne Gold, Anthracite Grey and Elegant Blue colors.

Network
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network NO
SIM Dual SIM
Status Launched: August 2017
Body
Dimensions  162 x 82.6 x 7.9 Weight: about 115g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Scarlet Red, Champagne Gold, Anthracite Grey and Elegant Blue
Cover Plastic
Display
Type  LCD HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 6.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 254 pixels per inch
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat With HiOS 2.0
Processors 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex CPUMediaTek chipset and MaliT720 GPU
RAM 2GB
Audio
Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
Connectivity
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G NO
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC No
USB MicroUSB v2.0
Camera
Primary 13MP, up to 3264×2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, face detection, HDR camera with single LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 5MP Camera with LED flash
Battery
Capacity 3400 mAh Li-Po battery (non removable)
Stand-by  NA
Talk time  NA
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light and Fingerprint sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous -MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Preloaded applications
– Facebook, Opera Mini, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, etc.
Price    400,000/=-500,000/=ushs
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