Tecno Spark 6: Efficient Budget Gaming Smartphone for PUBG Fans
Tecno Spark 6 full review
Publish- November 01, 2020, 12:07 PM
Rifat Tabassam - UNB staff writer
Update- November 23, 2020, 07:33 PM
Tecno Spark 6 review
Nowadays, brands are competing with each other to provide the best possible features in the lowest possible price ranges. The Shenzhen-based smartphone manufacturing company Tecno Mobile has moved one step ahead of its competitors by releasing its latest all-rounder budget Smartphone Tecno Spark 6. If you are looking for an efficient phone for playing PUBG or attending virtual classes, keep reading this article on Tecno Spark 6 review with its price in Bangladesh.
Tecno Spark 6’s body is built with a plastic frame with a plastic back. Its back panel has a bit glossy finish that may catch fingerprints unless you apply the provided back cover. This phone features 83.2 percent screen-to-body ratios. The presence of an overall narrow chin makes the Spark 6 look smart. However, the lower chin is a bit thicker which could have been narrower.
Tecno Spark 6 is provided with a big display with a massive battery. Though this phone is not lightweight, it won’t be tough for holding on one hand. Spark 6 holds the volume rocker and power button on its right side. On the left side, this phone has a triple-slot tray for the dual nano-SIM card slot and a dedicated memory card.
The bottom edge packs a 3.5mm audio jack, a primary microphone, and a micro USB port. Lack of USB type C port is a noticeable demerit of Spark 6. Its bottom edge has no speaker grill, which means Spark 6 has no dedicated speaker. The earpiece speaker placed near the upper edge can serve as a loudspeaker.
On the rear panel, it has a smart fingerprint scanner. The round-shaped camera house on its backside looks elegant. The face-unlock system works fast under proper light. The box includes a headphone that many brands don’t provide in recent days.
Tecno Spark 6 sports a 6.8-inch IPS LCD screen. The punch-hole camera cut on the front screen allows a wide immersive display. It is certainly a blessing for those people who love to watch movies, TV series, or YouTube videos on a larger mobile screen. Here you get an HD plus display featuring 720 x 1640 pixels of resolution at 20:9 ratios with about ~ 263 PPI densities. Though the lack of full HD plus display may dishearten the consumers, considering the budget, it is not a big deal.
The low PPI indicates that the sharpness of Spark 6’s screen is not so overwhelming. Moreover, due to the big display, the panel may further lose sharpness. In spite of these issues, the color punch, vibrancy, and latency have made this display more than enough for attaining virtual meetings/classrooms, watching media, or playing games. Its brightness is average, but the sunlight visibility is not so great. The tough response is quite average. Spark 6 is available in two colors: Ocean Blue and Comet Black.
Spark 6 is equipped with an octa-core processor with Cortex A75 and A55 architecture featuring 2.0GHz of utmost clock speed. Tecno Mobile has provided the Mediatek Helio G70 12 nm SoC in its Spark 6 Smartphone. The Helio G70 is a proven gaming-friendly chipset that we have seen in some other budget gaming phones like the realme C3, Infinix Note 7, etc. Interestingly, Helio G70 performs better in the Spark 6 due to the efficient combination of software and hardware.
This Smartphone is programmed with HIOS 7.0 UI on top of the Android 10 operating system. It has some bloatware and ads. You can close the ads by turning off the ‘instant app’ option from the settings. The Tecno Spark 6 carries 4GB RAM that facilitates smooth operation during multitasking, and moderate level gaming. Moreover, this phone has 128GB of internal storage. No other brand is offering such a great combo (4GB by 128GB) under this budget.
With this Smartphone, you can smoothly play PUBG at ‘HD’ graphics and ‘high’ frame rate. You can also choose the ‘smooth’ graphics to play at the ‘Ultra’ frame rate. If you want to avoid lags, the 60fps gameplay would be the best. Call of duty (COD) game can be played in a more optimized setting. Its big display provides an added advantage while gaming. Furthermore, this device performs well while playing other multiplayer games such as Asphalt 9, FreeFire, etc.
The Tecno Spark 6 may catch some heat when used continuously for more than an hour. However, this can’t be identified as a significant heating issue. During the heavy action moments, some kind of stuttering might occur. But, considering the price range, this issue can be ignored. In simple words, Tecno Spark 6 is a superb gaming Smartphone under budget.
Tecno Spark 6 can amaze you with an exclusive feature called ‘Bluetooth audio sharing’ that can facilitate you to use multiple wireless audio devices at a time. The sound quality of the loudspeaker is below average. This phone has no issues in Wi-Fi connectivity, networking, and GPS tracking.
Tecno Spark 6 bears a quad-camera setup on its rear side including a 16MP prime shooter, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor, and QVGA. On the front side, it offers an 8MP punch-hole selfie camera. However, Spark 6 would have been the best deal, if the manufacturer could provide a wide-angle camera on this phone.
Under ample light conditions, its 16MP prime shooter takes pretty photos with proper sharpness, detailing, and dynamic range. The 2MP depth sensor captures nice selfies with good edge detection and adequate sharpness. For macro photography, you can apply the 2MP macro sensor. But it performs average under proper lighting. The fourth AI (artificial sensor) camera serves for some special purposes, like image optimization, beauty mode, etc.
The shutter speed of these sensors may feel a bit slow, but steady focusing can produce images of expected quality. Photos captured under low light conditions deliver average quality with some noises. The AI sensor’s beauty optimization may irritate those people who expect natural colors in their photos. Though the color accuracy is not natural, the pictures look great enough for uploading on social media sites.
The 8MP selfie camera is able to capture good selfies with a nice sharpness. The dynamic range is average. Like the rear AI sensor, the front sensor’s imposed beauty mode makes the subject look brighter with added softness. These social-media ready photos look nice, but the application of ‘beauty mode’ should be provided as an optional feature. Interestingly, the front-facing camera is provided with two lights that can assist you while taking photos in low light conditions.
With the rear camera setup, you can record up to 1440p footage at 30fps. Here you get necessary features like HDR, panorama, QLED flash, beautification (Bokeh mode), slo-mo 240fps, short video, etc. The video quality is average. But the provision of stability mode could help you capture better footage. Adding to this, the front camera can be used to capture 1080p video clips at 30fps.
Tecno Spark 6 is powered by a 5000mAh battery. Though the manufacturer claims that Spark 6 is compatible with an 18Watt charger, the box includes only a 10-watt charge that is quite disappointing. But don’t panic! On a single charge session, this phone can serve for more than a day, even after heavy usage.
Tecno Spark 6 Price in Bangladesh
The Tecno Spark 6 (4GB/128GB) is officially available in Bangladesh for BDT 13,990. Tecno phones come with 100 days of replacement guaranty with 13 months of warranty.
Owning the Tecno Spark 6 phone, you get a 6.8-inch display with HD plus resolution, 4GB RAM, internal storage of 128GB, Helio G70 gaming chipset, and 5000mAh battery backup. On the downside, Spark 6 has no USB C type port, lacks a wide-angle camera, and delivers poor audio quality. Overall, Tecno Spark 6 offers a balanced deal under 14000 price ranges.