Tecno Spark Go Plus (2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) – Best in the market
The Tecno Spark Go Plus features a plastic body. Though a budget offering, the phone’s build quality is nothing short of amazing. On the front is a big 6.52-inch display that we’ll talk more about later. The back of the Blue variant we have has a unique gradient finish. The quality of the materials used is good and the phone has no creaky edges or wobbly buttons.
There is a single camera setup with an LED flash on the rear, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and a tiny speaker on the back. Also Read – Tecno Camon 16 Premier.
The bottom edge of the phone features a MicroUSB slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the only microphone. The right edge houses the power button and volume rockers. The top and left edges of the phone go clean. One surprising element about the phone is that it still uses no SIM tray. The phone features a removable back cover that you can pry open. Inside you will find access to the two nano-SIM slots and the expandable memory card slot.
One of the major upgrades over the Tecno Spark Go is the new big screen. The Spark Go Plus features a big 6.52-inch LCD screen that looks great. The screen has a 720 x 1600 resolution. The waterdrop notch on top of the screen helps the phone get a screen-to-body ratio of 89.5 percent. The colours look punchy and we were satisfied with the screen quality at this price point. It can also go up to a brightness level of about 450 nits when you’re outside, making it somewhat decently visible.
The Tecno Spark Go Plus runs on Android Pie’s Go edition and comes with the brand’s HiOS 5.5.2 skin on top. Android Go helps the phone make the most of its hardware specification. The OS will do things like automatically keeping only the 4 most recent apps in the cache to help save resources. There isn’t a lot of bloat that comes with the phone and about half of it can be uninstalled.
There are a lot of actually useful features we liked in HiOS. For instance, you can pair your fingerprints to open certain apps quickly. You can use a slide-out quick action bar during gaming. There is even a notification filter that saves your notification panel from crowding with unnecessary stuff. All standard software-features you expect to find like a RAM clearing shortcut on the recent apps page are there.
The Tecno Spark Go Plus features only two camera lenses. An 8-megapixel lens on the front and an 8-megapixel lens on the back. The rear camera performance is above average for the price, but we wouldn’t call it extraordinary. While colours were represented nicely and pictures were clicked fast, the camera had issues with focusing. Focusing on nearby objects especially, required a lot more effort. The good part is that when done right, the pictures come out crisp and not overly saturated. There is a dual-LED flash that’s just bright enough to lighten up low light pictures. Click on the image below to check out a few sample shots from the Tecno Spark Go Plus.
The Tecno Spark Go Plus sports a MediaTek Helio A22 chip, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The optimisations found on the phone translate to good performance considering the price the phone sells at. The smartphone can handle day-to-day tasks with ease. We experienced slight stutters here and there but no evident ‘lagging’ or any form of crashes in our usage. The dedicated memory card slot lets you expand the storage by another 128GB.
There is a 4,000mAh battery on the Tecno Spark Go Plus that provides tremendous battery life. This makes sense because the big battery is powering a low-resolution screen and a processor that doesn’t demand much power. A full charge will easily give you over a day’s worth of juice. Depending on how light your usage is, you might be able to stretch the battery to even 2 days. There is unsurprisingly no fast charging on the phone. Hence, expect a charge time of over an hour and a half.
Tecno Spark Go Plus: Verdict
The Tecno Spark Go is a winner in almost every aspect. You get solid bang-for-buck value with this phone at Rs 6,299. If you can stretch your budget to about an extra Rs 1,000 you get more options to choose from like the Xiaomi Redmi 8A. With that being said, if you’re on a tight budget below Rs 6,500, The Tecno Spark Go Plus is one the best options to look forward to.
Specification: Tecno Spark Go Plus (2GB RAM, 32GB Storage) – Best in the market
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