TECNO SPARK Plus K9
These are the key features of the TECNO SPARK Plus K9.
OS: HiOS 2.0 based on Android Nougat 7.0
Screen size: 6.0 inches
Screen resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
Processor type: 1.5 GHz octa core CPU
16GB internal memory storage expandable to 32 GB with SD card
13MP primary with single Led flash
5MP secondary camera with flash
Rear mounted fingerprint scanner
3400 mAh battery = non removable
The SPARK line by TECNO is a budget smartphone line of mid range devices. It was first introduced by TECNO in August 2017 with two starter phones: The TECNO SPARK K7 and The TECNO SPARK Plus K9. This article is a review of the latter. The name TECNO has become widely accepted in the smartphone market in Kenya, and as a result, more and more models of TECNO are released into the market every year. We have seen the likes of the BOOM series, the Camon series and this year (2017) TECNO have decided to shake things up a little with a new line of budget smartphones, the SPARK. This article will talk in depth about the TECNO SPARK Plus K9. It is referred to as Plus because it is a phablet. With that said, let us check it out.
Design and build
This is so far the best looking, most attractive and most beautiful smartphone TECNO has ever made- I hold the same thoughts with the TECNO SPARK K7. Seeing it from a distance, one may think it is the iPhone 7. Get this, TECNO SPARK Plus K9 borrows its design inspiration from the iPhone 7. With its primary camera (with flash) placed on the same side as on the iPhone 7 (top right corner), it has a rear mounted fingerprint sensor placed right above TECNO branding. The bottom left of the TECNO SPARK Plus K79 (back side still) has the (loud) speaker.
On the front side is we see a physical home button, sensors, a front facing camera and flash. It is a really beautiful smartphone the TECNO SPARK Plus K9. I love its sparkling design and build, yes pun intended. It is the bigger brother of the TECNO SPARK K7. It is a big phone, which is a plus for people who love their phone just like that. The bigger the better.
Display and camera
First about the display it comes with. This smartphone has a 6.0 inches display panel making it a phablet smartphone. It is HD (high definition) IPS LCD display. A very impressive screen it is with top notch colors, wide display estate and viewing angle as well and with good sunlight readability. It is the best display TECNO has included on a mid range device so far (as at time of this review).
TECNO boasts a very good job with its cameras, both the primary and selfie cameras. The case is the same here with the TECNO SPARK Plus K9. It comes with a 13MP primary camera with flash and a 5MP front facing camera. Both shooters do a very impressive job. Taking selfies in low light areas has never been easier. Even the selfie camera has a flash along with it. You get clean, crisp and detailed pictures with both SPARK Plus K9 cameras. It is a budget phone I would confidently suggest to persons who love taking lots of pictures and cherish good memories.
Performance and memory
TECNO saw it wise to include a 1.5 GHz Quad core processor on the TECNO SPARK Plus K9. It runs on 2GB RAM with 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 32 GB using an SD card. These are above average performance specifications. Nothing average about this phone thought. It runs just fine and smoothly with very minimal and completely unnoticeable lag and or drag.
It runs Android Nougat 7.0 based on TECNO’s HiOS version 2.0.
It comes with a 3400Ah battery which is capacity enough to last a whole day or two, depending on one’s usage.
Network: Dual SIM 2G and 3G.
Comm: WiFi, FM radio, 3.5mm jack and GPS.
This is one solid budget phablet device that is on the market for a throw away price. It has good performance and impressive camera. It comes with the choice of four colors- black, red, gold and blue.