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Tecno Pouvoir 2 Review: An affordable smartphone with top-notch features

The Tecno Pouvoir 2 is a superior version of the pouvior 1 with better features

Tecno Pouvoir 2 is one of the least affordable Android Oreo powered smartphones that comes with a Phablet-sized display. Among the display features on this phablet, the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio dives in as the key selling point giving the device a more premium look.

Although Pouvoir 2 has a preceding version dubbed Tecno Pouvoir 1. The two Pouvoir smartphones from Tecno Mobile are both powered by 5000mAh monster battery capacities.

Another enticing feature in their spec sheet is the pre-installed Android 8.1 Oreo OS which still raves up as the best light OS. The Pouvoir also features astounding camera functionalities. However, Let’s dive more into the Tecno Pouvior series and see what they have capacities as compared to the competition.

Tecno Pouvoir 2 Features Overview

The Pouvoir 2 device crams a 6.0 inches display with an HD+ resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels, leaving its PPI (pixel per square-inch) at about 304. Just like we mentioned earlier, the smartphone is garnished with an 18:9 aspect ratio that eliminates more screen for lesser bezels.

Pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo fully customized with Tecno’s HiOS user interface. The Pouvoir provides several innovative and easy-to-use features to step up your mobile experience more like Samsung’s pre-installed tweaks.

By the fact that Tecno Pouvoir 2 packs a 13 MP rear camera accompanied with a dual tone LED flash. With an 8MP
Front facing selfie camera that also has a LED flash for  low-light conditions. You can relate the device to its top notch Camon X
drother.

In addition to just photography, the front-facing camera features a bullet fast Face ID unlock system with an in-depth map of your face. Furthermore, the popular fingerprint sensor didn’t miss on this particular version as well with secure unlock & selfie capture capabilities.

Performance

Diving deep into the device sphere, The Tecno Pouvoir 2 has manageable 2GB RAM paired to 16GB of internal storage space both for lighting fast for low-light If for one reason or the other, Front-facing runs out, users are given the option to expand it up to 32GB with a microSD card, this actually pisses me off, its 2018 and 16GB no longer counts as enough space on a smartphone.

While at the mantle sits a Quad-core processor and a Front-facing chipset. The processor clocks at a maximum of 1.3GHz as any other top feature smartphone on the market. As the device is Available in City Blue, Midnight Black top-notch and Champagne Gold colors, it’s undeniably true that the Pouvoir 2 plastic body & cover the smartphone’s big battery intact.

Not forgetting the key selling point of the Pouvior. A non-removable 5000 mAh battery is said to offer up to 96 hours of on-time beating a few of its same brand devices with a slight 1000mAh blow.

Tecno Pouvoir 2 price and availability

The Tecno Pouvoir 2 is currently available in several smartphone points including the popular Kampala VIP shops. While prices vary per location, the Pouvior 2 retails for 486,000 UGX translating to about 130 USD. Or else you can trust your frunds for online markets like Jumia, Katale or Ugmart for a Genuine piece.

Where to buy Tecno Pouvoir 2

All Tecno outlets around the country or you could order online off the broad shopping websites like Jumia, Katale and UGmart.

Tecno Pouvoir 2 Best Alternatives

The Pouvoir 1 with lower price tag is likely to be the best alternative here, you might also want to check out Tecno Camon X or the Infinix S3 and the Itel P32.

Tecno Pouvoir 2 Detailed Specs

NETWORK
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Yes, LTE
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
Status Launched: 2018, April Available. Released 2018, May
BODY
Dimensions – 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm – Weight: – g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors City Blue, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold colors
Cover Aluminium
DISPLAY
Type HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels (~304 ppi density) 18:9 body ratio
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) with HiOS
Processors – Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU – Mediatek chipset – Mali GPU
RAM 2GB RAM
AUDIO
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITY
2G YES
3G YES
4G YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
GPS A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC NO
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
CAMERA
Primary – Single 13 MP Caamera, phase detection autofocus, Dual LED flash – FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP Camera (incorporates Face ID unlock system)
BATTERY
Capacity Non-removable 5000 mAh battery
Stand-by up to 96 hours
Talk time N/A
Music play
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – Fast battery charging: VOOC Flash Charge – MP4/H.264 player – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player – Document viewer – Photo/video editor

 

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