The days of smartphone makers releasing one or two models every year are long gone. In the meantime, there has been a shift to large model series, with models differing mainly by name suffixes. Tecno Spark Go 2022 is the latest device from Tecno and it is very affordable. As a result, it has a 4G chipset that is configured for cost-cutting but can still compete in terms of performance with other devices in the category. It offers tremendous value at an affordable price, as well as a fantastic battery and extra functions. Let’s look at what the Tecno Spark Go 2022 has to offer in more detail.
Spark Go 2022: Design
The Tecno Spark Go 2022 has a visually stunning appearance when compared to its predessesor Spark Go 2021. The unibody metal case is 164.5 x 76 x 9 mm in size and weighs 199 grams. The smartphone appears to be substantially slimmer than comparable models due to the housing design, which is flat on the sides yet also rounded. Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, Ice Silver, and Atlantic Blue are all options for the smartphone.
The rectangular camera bump with two vertically placed lenses, which stand out from the gray of the back with their black surround, is another design highlight. A volume rocker is located on the right side of the frame, while the power button is located just below it. Both buttons are simple to operate with one hand and have a pleasant pressure point. The SIM card slot is also on the left, and it can hold two nano-SIM cards.
The 3.5 mm jack socket makes it simple to connect wired headphones. We have a standard micro-USB 2.0 connection for transferring data and charging the smartphone, which is what is expected from a phone of such price. A single speaker output and two microphones, one below and one above, are the other features.
There are no flaws in the construction (considering the price). The Tecno Spark Go 2022 is a little pleasing to the touch, despite the vast volume of plastic. Nothing can be said in opposition to the scope of delivery.
Although the Tecno Spark Go 2022 is not a high-end smartphone, it does not lack in terms of design or quality. The back is constructed with plastic, which is not overly smooth in appearance but provides a comfortable feel.
Spark Go 2022: Display
If we go to the front, we’ll find an HD display with a typical drop notch that surrounds the 8-megapixel front camera. The display covers a substantial portion of the front with an 82.1 percent screen-to-body ratio. The display bezels aren’t exceptionally thin, but they’re not excessively large in this price range.
The Tecno Spark Go 2022’s IPS display only offers a size of 6.52 inches in HD (1600 x 720 pixels). The display can be operated with just one hand because of the aspect ratio (20: 9).
The smartphone, however, falls short of the magical retina limit of 300 PPI, with a pixel density of 269 PPI. The reduced display sharpness will be noticeable by experienced eyes. The same can be said for the 60 Hz refresh rate, which causes a dragging effect when scrolling for users with higher refresh rates.
There should be no deviations in terms of color, contrast, or display brightness. The color reproduction is a little dull and the contrast is weak on the IPS panel, despite the fact that it is fairly steady from a viewing angle. The display settings, which can only be used to modify the color temperature, are also ineffective. The brightness of the display is mediocre. In bright light, the display is difficult to read. The adaptive brightness adjustment, on the other hand, reacts swiftly.
The eye protection mode, which functions as an automated blue light filter, and the dark theme are two more display configuration options. It is not possible to have an always-on function. This is a disadvantage, particularly if there is no notification LED because fresh notifications are not quickly detected.
Spark Go 2022: Camera
The camera arrangement is definitely not a hightlight of the Tecno Spark Go 2022. Despite the low price, the dual-lens camera configuration manages to deliver something worthwhile.
The main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and an aperture of f/1.8. The second camera is unknown. The main camera produces high-quality photographs in well-lit situations. In terms of color reproduction and clarity, the 13MP lens performs admirably. In low-light situations, though, it suffers severely.
The main camera captures color-realistic photographs with pleasing dynamics and little noise in excellent lighting conditions. The sharpness distribution is good, even though it is slightly lowered towards the image’s edges.
High contrasts, particularly backlighting, can quickly make the camera sweat, resulting in partially underexposed and overexposed areas of the image.
Image details are lost as lighting conditions decrease, and image sharpness deteriorates. Even if the colors fade out a little, the color accuracy is retained quite well. At night, the lack of a night mode, which adjusts the exposure time based on the surroundings, is especially obvious. As a result, photographs can be somewhat dark at times.
Performance & Battery
Tecno Spark Go 2022 is powered by MediaTek Helio A20 chipset. It is a quad-core that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 1.8 GHz. It integrates a PowerVR GE6300 GPU clocked at up to 550 MHz. . The memory is split into two parts: a 2GB main memory and a limited 32GB data memory that can be increased via a microSD memory card.
In ordinary use, the smartphone functions admirably. The HiOS 7.6 user interface is okay to navigate. Animations can be a little sluggish at times.
These aren’t the most remarkable specifications for 2022, but they’ll suffice if we stick to lightweight apps like Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and Twitter, as well as video streaming services like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime.
Mobile gaming is usually limited to casual 2D games due to its limited resources; while the PowerVR GE8300 can run Mobile Legends on low, we cannot suggest it due to lagging.
The PowerVR GE8300 quickly approaches its limits when it comes to mobile gaming. Demanding games, such as PUBG, may only be played at low resolution.
Tecno Spark Go 2022 is manageable in terms of software. The user interface of HiOS 7.6 is based on the Android 11 Go Edition. Tecno has not made any significant changes to the user interface compared to Stock Android but has somewhat enlarged the breadth of features.
It’s not simple to bring run down the Spark Go 2022’s 5000 mAh battery to zero. The built-in system-on-chip is incredibly cost-effective, and Tecno has optimized usage on the software side as well.
It is not difficult to reach a running time of more than 2 days with normal use. On-standby or at night, the battery barely loses any percentage points. In approximately 2hours, the 10W charge function charges the battery to 100 percent.
The “reverse charging” feature, which turns the smartphone into a power bank, is a little specialty. This means that devices can be charged the other way around.
Also check: Tecno Spark Go 2020 price and full specs
Tecno Spark Go Full Specs
|Announced Date||29th December 2021|
|Release Date||29th December 2021|
|Dimensions||164.5 x 76 x 9 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.52 inches IPS LCD|
20:9 aspect ratio
269 nits brightness
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Pixel Density||269 PPI|
|Software||Android 10 (Go edition), HiOS 6.2|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio A20|
|13 MP |
Supports [email protected] video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
Ambient Light Sensor
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 5000 mAh|
-USB: MicroUSB 2.0, OTG
-Fast battery charging: No
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, Ice Silver, Atlantic Blue|
|Price||About ~ N45,000 – N50,000|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
Tecno Spark Go 2022 price in Nigeria & availability
The TECNO SPARK Go 2022 is available in India for 7,499 INR in a single 2GB + 32GB memory option. It’s already available in a single Turquoise Cyan color option on Amazon India. IT IS NOT YET AVAILABLE IN NIGERIA.
The Tecno Spark Go 2022 seems to be reasonably priced and delivers a decent performance, as we’ve mentioned multiple times in this review. The issue it, and many other phone manufacturers have is that there are currently a dozen phones on the market that can make the same claim.
As a result, the Tecno Spark Go 2022 blends in with the crowd. That isn’t meant to be a criticism at the phone or even Tecno. It’s simply the state of the Budged market in Nigeria. The sole positive aspect of this phone at the moment is that it has a greater global reach than some of the other Chinese manufacturers that have just entered the market.