Vivo Launches 8GB RAM Version of V15 Aqua Blue and V15 Pro in India

Just in February 2019, Vivo launched the 12GB Ram version of Vivo V15 Pro for $412. The V15 Pro was a huge success and was crowned the fastest growing V-series smartphone and today, the Vivo is building on the success and have launched the cheaper variant with 8GB Ram alongside a new Aqua Blue Vivo V15.

The V15 Pro comes in two variants, a 6GB version, and an 8GB version. Aside from the 2GB Ram size difference, they are very identical in almost all other specifications. It still boats a 6.39-inch FHD+ screen with an in-display fingerprint reader and narrow bezels thanks to the 32MP elevating selfie camera.

At the back is a triple camera, the chipset inside is the Snapdragon 675 paired with 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage can also be expandable using a MicroSD card up to 256GB. The battery capacity is a 3,700 mAh cell and supports 18W fast charging via microUSB.


The device is running Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android Pie operating system. The new device is available in Topaz Blue, Ruby Red color and is priced at INR 29,990 ($425) while the 6GB version is down to INR 26,990 ($382).

  • 6.39" Super AMOLED with 2340×1080 resolution
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 675AIE Octa-core processor
  • 6GB / 8GB Ram
  • 128GB (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)
  • 3700mAh with 18W Fast Charging support
  • Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android 9.0)
  • 32MP front camera with f2.0 aperture
  • 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor  +8MP +5MP back camera
  • 2 Nano SIM and 1 microSD Card SIM slot
  • 157.25 x 74.71 x 8.21mm dimension
  • 185g of weight

While the new Aqua Blue V15 is only differentiated by its fresh coat of paint. It boasts a 6.53-inch FHD+ display with a 32MP pop-up camera. The back also features a triple camera setup of 24MP main, 8MP ultrawide and 5MP depth sensors.

The phone is powered by the Helio P70 SoC paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and comes with bigger battery capacity at 4,000 mAh with 18W fast charging support. The V15 is available in Royal Blue, Frozen Black, Glamour Red, and Aqua blue color and is priced at INR 21,990 ($311).

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Review, Specifications, Price, Pros and Cons

We have seen lots of improvement to the Samsung Galaxy A Series in 2019 and the Galaxy A70 is not an exception. Samsung delivered a fantastic product in Galaxy A30, A40and A50, with this Galaxy A70, the company aimed at hitting a higher mid-range device with better and improved performance.

Also, just like other A series, the device was launched with a premium design, Super AMOLED screen, an on-screen fingerprint reader, and triple camera (like the Galaxy A50). But, it has a bigger battery capacity as compared to others. Let's look at the specification details.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Specifications Summary
  • Network: 2G |3G |4G
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
  • Display Size: 6.7-inch FHD+ sAMOLED Infinity-U Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 (FHD+)
  • Operating System: Android v9.0 (Pie) Samsung One UI
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675, 2 GHz, Octa Core,
  • Ram: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • MicroSD Card: Up to 512 MicroSD card expansion slot
  • Front Camera: 32MP (F2.0)
  • Rear Camera: 32.0 MP (F/1.7) + 5.0 MP (F/2.2) + 8.0 MP (F/2.2)
  • Battery: 4500mAh non-removable battery capacity
  • Weight: 183 grams
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, facial recognition
Samsung Galaxy A70 - Unboxing
  • Galaxy A70 smartphone
  • SIM-ejector tool
  • 25W wall charger
  • USB Type-C cable
  • in-ear headphones
  • transparent protective case
  • User manual
Samsung pledged to use eco-friendly packaging for new product and that is what we have been seeing 2019. The Galaxy A70 comes in a plain white box with the phone branding on top. The listed items above are what you will see inside of the box.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Design and Display
  • 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm Dimension
  • 183 grams Weight
  • Waterdrop notch
  • USB-C port
  • Headphone jack
  • An optical on-display fingerprint scanner
  • 6.7-inches Full HD+, 20:9 Aspect ratio Super AMOLED Display

The Galaxy A70 is obviously the higher version of the Galaxy A50, and the design is very much identical to that of the Galaxy A30, A40, and A50. However, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is made with a glass and metal design, with the glass on the front and rear of the phone, sandwiching a metal frame, providing a strong and premium feel that looks great and perfect for a handheld.

The device measures a 164.3 x 76.7 x 7.9mm dimension and it isn't overly heavy (weighing 183g). The power and volume button is on the right side in easy-to-reach position, while on the base the Galaxy A70 packs a headphone jack which is quite larger than it's siblings.

There's also a speaker and a USB-C port for charging at the bottom, while the SIM tray is found at the top of the left side. The device comes in multiple colors so you will be able to pick from one of four colors: black, blue, pink and white.


Again, one of the Galaxy A70's better quality is the huge, 6.7-inch display with a bright and colorful sAMOLED panel and a Full HD+ (1080 x 2400) resolution providing an excellent viewing experience for a mid-range phone. There is a small notch at the top of the screen, something Samsung calls its Infinity-U Display.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Performance and Storage
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 675
  • 6GB of RAM
  • Adreno 612 GPU
  • 128GB storage
  • microSD expansion slot
The Galaxy A70 joins the league of smartphone that is powered by the Octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset. This chipset provides great performance and it is the same processor found in other high-end smartphones like the Redmi Note 7 Pro as well as the Vivo V15 Pro. The processor has a CPU speed clocked at 2 GHz, 1.7 GHz to ensures a fast performance that can withstand multitasking and heavy usage (even gaming).

In addition to aiding a better performance, the phone ships with 128GB of massive storage capacity, of which about 108GB is available at first boot. The storage can be expanded via the dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB giving you more room to save more data and files. The phone also has dual nano SIM card slots that support VoLTE on both.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Camera
  • 32MP rear sensor, f/1.7 aperture
  • 8MP 120-degree, wide-angle camera
  • 5MP depth sensor 
  • 32MP front-facing camera
  • Rear LED flashlight
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160)@30fps Video Recording
No doubt, image capabilities is one of the major deciding factors when upgrading or changing your device. The Samsung Galaxy A70 comes with three rear cameras, consisting of a main 32MP (f/1.7) snapper, an 8MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide angle, 123 degree lens and a 5MP (f/2.2) depth camera for portrait mode effects (where the background is kinda blurred).


And if you’re the kind of person who is constantly posting selfies and images on social media, the front camera will be very amazing to you (although, the device does not support front flash). The front camera is a 32MP image shot. The camera defaults to pixel-binning images after taking photos.

For video recording, the Galaxy A70 goes up to 4K resolution at 30fps, but there is no stabilization available. The camera can shoot 480fps slow motion video at 720p resolution, which is great if you want to get some creative shots, though you will need adequate light for quality results.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Battery

The large battery capacity is a huge advantage of the Galaxy A70. The massive 4,500mAh battery cell in the Galaxy A70 ensures that you will easily get a full day of use and probably more. On average, the phone is expected to last for two full days.

Also, it is very easy to top off the battery. The A70 is the first Samsung phone to ship with support for 25W fast charging. While not as fast as some of the competing standards like VOOC or Dash, you can still charge the battery in under two hours.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Connectivity and Security
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 2.0
  • ANT+
  • Bluetooth v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps)
  • Hotspot
  • 3.5 mm Stereo
  • GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • On-screen fingerprint scanner
  • Facelock
A second and more useful upgrade is support for Samsung Pay. Outside of Samsung’s flagships, the A70 is the first device to support MST. Most point-of-sale (POS) terminals do not support NFC, which means MST is necessary for tap-and-go payments. MST allows the Galaxy A70 to emulate the swiping action of your debit card at payment terminals that lack NFC.

Samsung Galaxy A70 Price and Availablity in Nigeria

The Samsung Galaxy A70 is currently available at the price of $453.94. The price in Nigeria ranges between 130,000 Naira and 160,000 Naira. The device is listed on Jumia Nigeria currently for 131,999.

Also, the price may differ depending on where you are buying it from.

Samsung Galaxy A70 - Pros
  • Massive battery capacity
  • Samsung Pay with MST support
  • Better performance that is good for gaming and multitasking
  • Beautiful design and great display size
  • Has a dedicated microSD card slot
  • Quality camera for a good picture and video recording
Samsung Galaxy A70 - Cons
  • Scratch prom material
  • No front flash
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A70 is a solid mid-range smartphone with the right specs in the right places. If users can afford the device at its price, it could be a very attractive offering. Currently, the A70 is the best upper-mid range smartphones on the market. Between the refined experience and phenomenal battery life.

Leaked Details of Motorola One Vision Expected to be Launched May 15

Motorola is expected to be back with Motorola One Vision, the device is expected to be launched on the 15th of May, 2019 in Brazil, and now the devices images and full details has been leaked and the device is powerful and full of glory even in price.

Although, with the render and images seen, the device is not coming with any new design. The Motorola One Version will follow the trend of what we have been seeing in the smartphone industry recently (in 2019). The device has a tall display on the front with a hole in the top-left corner for the selfie camera, and at the back is a dual camera which is accompanied by a fingerprint scanner and Android One branding.

As for the display, it will be equipped with a 6.3-inch LCD panel, which works with 2520x1080 pixels and is thus in the 21: 9 format. The pixel density is at least 432 PPI. Motorola speaks accordingly of a CinemaVision screen. Due to this strongly stretched format, cinema films can be displayed without black bars in landscape format.


Another amazing thing about the device is the Samsung Exynos 9609 processor that Motorola decided to use instead of the usual Qualcomm Snapdragon or MediaTek SoC seen in most of the smartphones. This is very closely related to Samsung's own processor (Exynos 9610) seen is some models of the Galaxy A series.

Expected Specification Summary
  • CPU: 2.2 GHz Exynos 9609 octa-core
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android Pie
  • Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ (2520 x 1080 pixels) 21:9 CinemaVision, 432 ppi
  • Rear Camera: 48MP (f/1.7, OIS, 4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps, Night Vision) + 5MP
  • Front Camera: 25MP (f/2.0)
  • Internal Storage: 128GB
  • External Storage: Expandable via microSD card
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac, NFC, USB-C SIM Dual Nano 
  • Others: Rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 3,500 mAh with TurboPower Fast Charging

Furthermore to the details, the phone will come with 4GB RAM in Europe, but we may see other regions getting more or higher RAM when the device is finally launched. On the right side of the One Vision is the volume rocker and power button, and to left is a hybrid slot for SIM and microSD cards. At the bottom of the phone is the USB-C port flanked by a speaker and a microphone and up top is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.


It will also come with a 48MP and 5MP camera sensor on the back, this will offer a maximum aperture size of F/1.7 that will ensure as shake-free shots. The camera also features AI filters, a Night Vision feature, a special camera mode for movie-style shooting, 4K video up to 30 frames per second, and Full HD video at up to 60 FPS. At the front is a 25MP camera that will offer an F/2.0 aperture.

The weight of the Motorola One Vision is expected to be 180 grams and it will be available in blue and bronze brown. The Motorola One Vision is scheduled to be available for purchase from May 16, 2019, with Motorola Verve earbuds priced at € 129.99 in some countries for early buyers as an incentive to buy.

Source: Winfuture

Huawei P smart Z Launched: Huawei's First Smartphone with Pop Selfie Camera

Huawei has joined the business of making pop-up selfie camera smartphone and this Huawei P smart Z is the companies first pop-up camera smartphone. With the pop-up selfie, we are the notch completely goon here (which we saw in most of Huawei recent smartphones), which means you are getting a complete full screen.

The device is not expensive, which might be good news for Huawei fans looking for a pop-up camera smartphone. The low priced midrange smartphones mean that we are seeing the in-display fingerprint reader goon, giving you a traditional rear fingerprint here. The device has a dual texture finish, which gives it a bit of a Google Pixel look.

Without much stories, let's see the Huawei P smart Z specifications summary.

Huawei P smart Z - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual card dual standby
  • Display Size: 6.59" inches Ultra FullView Display
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080 TFT LCD
  • Dimension: 163.5mm  x 77.3mm x 8.8mm
  • Operating System: EMUI 9.0 based on Android 9
  • Processor: Kirin 710F chipset
  • Ram: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
  • Front Camera: 16MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 16MP+5MP Dual Rear Camera
  • Battery: 4000mAh battery capacity
  • Weight: 196grams
The Huawei P smart Z follows Huawei standards of sleek and beautiful design, the device has a unique dividing line that highlights this design from the other Huwaei devices. On the smooth back, the texture shines in the light and the details can be clearly seen.

It has a 6.59-inch 1080 x 2340 screen and available in three color options - Emerald Green, Midnight Black, and Sapphire Blue colors. The device is completely notcheless and offers full screen suitable for gaming and video streaming.
As for the camera, the device features a dual-lens rear camera with a 16MP f/1.8 main lens and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, and a Pixel-like design, with a two-tone color scheme on the back. The front camera, which is mounted on a pop-up mechanism, houses a 16MP sensor. The mechanism takes 1 second to extend. 

It has been tested to last 100,000 cycles and it can withstand 12kg of force. AI is available for both front and back cameras and it can retouch portraits as well as recognize 500+ scenes in 22 categories.

The phone is powered by a mid-range octa-core Kirin 710F chipset and a 4GB of RAM, it has 64GB of storage and can also be expandable using a microSD card. It is powered with a 4,000mAh battery capacity, it does not fast charge. It does use USB-C, which is news only because the P smart 2019 uses microUSB and runs Android 9 Pie overlaid with Huawei’s EMUI 9 interface. 

The fingerprint is located at the back of the device.

The mid-ranger is currently available in Spain and Italy, where stores are listing it for €279 (around $310/£240/AU$450) but we wouldn’t be surprised if the phone makes it to other parts of the world. The US release though is very unlikely given Huawei’s issues in the country.

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL Unveiled with $399 Starting Price


And finally, the longly awaited Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL has been launched. These latest budget smartphones from Google can be considered as the successor to the affordable Nexus series (which was previously the Google phones before the Pixels came). The aim of these new devices is to reach more audience, featuring the same camera size.

However, the Pixel 3a is smaller than the XL, it features a 5.6-inch OLED panel with FHD+ (1080 x 2220px) resolution and Dragon Trail protection on top. And powered by the Snapdragon 670 chipset with Adreno 615 GPU. Surprisingly, it also sports the same amount of memory with the Pixel 3a XL, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Sadly, the device does not have a microSD card expansion slot.


As for the camera setup, it has a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 main sensor on the rear with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4µm pixels, and optical image stabilization, while at the front, it has an 8MP unit with f/2.0 aperture, which same as the Pixel 3. In many ways, the Pixel 3a borrowed most of its features from Pixel 3. All the high-end camera features are available here as well - Night Sight, Top Shot, Super Res Zoom, and HDR+.

The battery is rated at 3,000 mAh and supports 18W of fast charging over the USB Power Delivery standard. And the device is currently available on order for Google at the price of $399.

However, for the Pixel 3a XL adopts the same hardware and some of the features with a slightly bigger package. Here, the display is once again OLED with FHD+ (1080 x 2160px) resolution but it reaches 6.0 inches. It doesn't have a notch design like latest years Pixel 3 XL, but its bezels are notably thicker a bigger battery capacity of 3,700 mAh.

Both devices are available in three color options - Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish with all of them featuring color accent power buttons. But they differ from the original Pixels' so you can distinguish them easier.


As for the sound, we see the 3.5mm audio jack and the stereo loudspeakers along with it. The Active Edge feature is here to stay too. The device runs on Android 9 out from the box, with its stable of useful features like adaptive brightness, and gesture navigation. You’re getting Android in its pure form here, unsullied by any manufacturer overlays.

Google used plastic to build these phones and the front glass isn't Gorilla Glass, instead, Dragon Trail is used just to keep the cost low. Like I said early, the Pixel 3a costs $399, while the Pixel 3a XL is $479 and both are already available in all countries where Google sells its phones and it is not available in Nigeria.

Finally, the device is very appealing and feels more like a powerful and impressive mid-range handset in its own right, with great specs and useful features. But the lack of microSD card may sound discouraging to some.

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Specification, Price, Pros and Cons

Samsung has been in the business of launching midrange smartphones in 2019, we have seen lots of the company devices targeting customers that need high-end smartphones but don't have enough money to spend.

Here, the new Galaxy A40 is no difference, it is another midranger that settled between the Galaxy A30 and Galaxy A50. The device comes with an impressive set of cameras, a normal sized battery capacity, and immersive display, which altogether gives a great user experience. And above all, it has an elegant design that one would love to flaunt.

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual card dual standby
  • Display Size: 5.9” inches Infinity-U Display
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080 (FHD+)
  • Dimension: 144.4mm  x 69.2mm x 7.9mm
  • Operating System: Android 9
  • Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz, 1.6GHz CPU Speed
  • Ram: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
  • Front Camera: 25MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 16MP+5MP Dual Rear Camera
  • Battery: 3100mAh battery capacity
  • Weight: 140grams
Samsung Galaxy A40 - Design and Display

The Samsung Galaxy A40 has an elegant, sleek, slim and beautiful design that makes the device standout. The device utilizes a minimalist 3D Glasstic backrests that makes it the device fit perfectly in hand, featuring stunning curves at every corner. The top of the device houses a notch which Samsung named “Infinity – U display”.

As for the display, the Galaxy A40 comes with a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED display having a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels and a density of 437 PPI. It can provide a sharp and crisp viewing experience. The display offers a complete powerful viewing experience both for gaming and video streaming.

Furthermore, the device house it's fingerprint scanner and a dual camera at the back, while at the side a the volume button and power on button. The device is available in four colors, Black, Blue, Coral, and White.

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Performance, Storage and Camera

Already, we have noticed that 2019 midrange device no longer sucks and Samsung has powered the Galaxy A40 with an octa-core (1.8GHz dual-core Cortex A73 + 1.6 GHz hexa-core, Cortex A53) processor, which is seated upon the latest Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 7904 chipset to offer users the kind of performance they need.

With the power-packed processor and a 4GB of Ram, the Galaxy A40 has got the power and performance to make things run smoothly. You can open apps in an instant and play graphics-heavy games, multitask, and stream videos without having to worry about the device hagging or slowing down under any heavy usage.

As for the storage, with a 64GB of ROM, that can still be expandable (has a dedicated MicroSD card slot) up to 512GB, you can store more and enjoy less lag. The device provides a massive storage capacity.

And for the optics, it comes with a dual rear camera having a 16MP (F1.7) main camera and 5MP ultra wide lenses with a 123-degree field of view, you can capture amazing pictures with a natural color reproduction with a pinch or brightness. At the front, there is a 25MP lens to capture a selfie and make video calls.

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Battery and Connectivity

Honestly, I am not quite impressed with the battery capacity of the device, But, Samsung has promised that the Galaxy A40 will be there when you need it most. That with the 3,100mAh battery capacity will keep the device all day, streaming movies and making calls. And when you’re low on power, it has a 15W Fast Charging support that will get the device powered up quickly.

However, the battery has not been put to test yet. For the connectivity, it comes with Wi-Fi 802.11, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Glonass, NFC and microUSB 2.0

Samsung  Galaxy A40 Price in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy A40 price in Nigeria is expected to be between 100,000 Naira and 120,000 Naira and the Galaxy A40 is expected to be launched on May 15, 2019. The Galaxy A40 is 4 GB RAM / 64 GB internal storage variant of Samsung which is expected to available in Black, Blue, Orange, White color.

On Samsung's official website, the price of Galaxy A40 is listed for sale at £219.00 internationally. Also, bear in mind that the price will change depending on where you are buying the device.

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Pros

  • Dual quality camera and a powerful front-facing camera for selfies and video calls
  • Fast performance powered with more cores and a 4GB Ram
  • Lot's of storage capacity with a 64GB and MicroSD card expansion
  • Midrange and affordable
  • Sleek and elegant design with Infinity-U notch

Samsung Galaxy A40 - Cons

  • Battery capacity is low
Finally, the Samsung Galaxy A40 is a flagship offering that comes with all the features to provide great performance, with an impressive set of cameras, and immersive display, which altogether gives a great user experience.

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Vivo S1 Pro - Review, Specification, Price, Pros and Cons

After the launch of the Vivo S1 in March 2019, the company has released the upgraded version, Vivo S1 Pro. The S1 Pro comes with added and upgraded hardware compared to its first version. The device comes with massive storage that is honestly considered as a weird memory combo.

The S1 Pro follows the pop-up selfie design, it is also available in two options, one with 6GB Ram and the other with 8GB Ram and they are both priced separately. The Vivo S1 Pro looks similar to the non-Pro model, but it has a Snapdragon 675 SoC under the hood that promises better performance and improved user experience.

Vivo S1 Pro - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual card dual standby
  • Display Size: 6.39 inches Super AMOLED Capacitive multi-touch
  • Resolution: 2340 x 1080 pixels
  • Dimension: 157.25mm x 74.71mm x: 8.21mm
  • Operating System: Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC
  • Ram: 6GB | 8GB
  • Internal Storage: 256GB| 128GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
  • Front Camera: 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 48MP+8MP+5MP Triple Rear Camera
  • Battery: 3700mAh battery capacity
  • Weight: 185 grams
Vivo S1 Pro - Design and Display

The Vivo S1 Pro has a sleek and attractive design, the device is built around a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED notchless display that has a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The smartphone scores a screen-to-body ratio of 91.64%. It has a 32MP elevating selfie camera located at the top of the device.

Here, the notch design we have been seen in many smartphones in 2019 is missing. The unnotched full-screen display provides a stunning viewing experience. The border to the left and right is only 1.75mm and 2.22mm respectively. The display offers a complete powerful viewing experience both for gaming and video streaming.

At the back, the Vivo S1 Pro boasts a triple camera setup which includes a 48MP Quad-Bayer, 8MP wide-angle, 5MP depth sensing units and a LED light between the cameras. For selfies and video calls, it has a 32MP camera that pops up from the top (as mentioned before). The device is only available in two colors - Blue and Red.

On the left side, the device has a dedicated button to summon AI-based voice assistant Jovi

Vivo S1 Pro - Performance, Storage and Camera

Despite been midrange device, the S1 Pro offers a fast performance that can be able to withstand any kind of usage. It runs on a Snapdragon 675 SoC under the hood that is paired with either a 6GB or 8GB RAM to provide that superfast performance for gaming and multitasking.

Furthermore to the performance, the device is powered with Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9 out-of-the-box to enhance and give the S1 Pro smooth performance and to create a smooth mobile game experience.

As for the storage, The 8GB Ram version comes with a 128GB internal storage, while the 6GB Ram has an internal 256GBstorage. This is massive storage capacity and honestly, this is a weird memory combo. The device also has a dedicated MicroSD slot and can be expandable up to 512GB. You will never have to worry about low storage space anymore.

As mention above, the Vivo S1 Pro comes with a triple rear camera setup which includes a 48MP Quad-Bayer main camera with F/1.78 aperture, 8MP post-wide angle camera with F/2.2 aperture, and 5MP post-shot with F/2.4 aperture.

In order to achieve a true full screen, it features a fully automatic liftable 32MP front camera. In the interior of the fuselage, the precision micro-stepping motor and lifting mechanism are put down, and the total lifting time is only 0.68s.

At the same time, the S1 Pro is also reliable in terms of ruggedness and safety. The pop-up camera can withstand strong pulling and twisting forces and can be used with peace of mind. Furthermore, the camera features include a Panorama, beauty, photo, video, AR shoot, and the video recording format is in MP4.

Vivo S1 Pro - Battery, Connectivity and Other Features

The S1 Pro comes with a normal 3,700 mAh battery which charges through a microUSB port. The battery has not been put to test yet, but hopefully, it can last a whole day under heavy usage.

Also, the devices have on-screen fingerprint technology, this is gradually becoming the standard of the current full-screen mobile phone, and the S1 Pro has been equipped with the fifth generation of photoelectric screen fingerprints that captures fast, elegant, and secure unlocking experiences.

As for the connectivity, it supports 4G connectivity option, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0, and OTG support on standby.

Vivo S1 Pro - Price and Availability

Th S1 Pro is expected to go on sale from the 9th of May in China, but surprisingly Vivo has listed the device with the price tags on it's official website. Both has same price of CNY2,698 ($401/€358).

Vivo S1 Pro - Pros
  • Lots of storage space and can still be expandable
  • Fast internet browsing powered with 4G LTE
  • Superfast performance
  • Wide screen view perfect for gaming and video streaming
  • Quality camera, both front and back
  • Support on screen fingerprint for fast unlocking
  • Affordable price tag
Vivo S1 Pro - Cons
  • No face lock sensor
  • Does not support fast charge
  • No USB 3.0 support

Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro - Specifications, Price, Difference, Pros and Cons

Infinix Smartphones has added an upgrade to its zero flagships, the Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro. An upgraded version of the Infinix Zero 5 and 5 Pro. This is the third smartphone the company is releasing in 2019 currently. First was the Hot 7 and Hot 7 Pro, secondly the powerful Infinix Hot S4 (my favorite Infinix smartphone currently).

This Zero 6 comes in two variants with a slight difference and they are priced separately. The Pro is more expansive because of its extra features. Again, design-wise, it follows the notch design and features double rear-camera setup. Obviously, the device is more expensive as compared to other middle range smartphones. Let's explore the device;

Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro - Specification Summary

  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM or Nano+MicroSD
  • Display Size: 6.18" IPS Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2246 pixels HD
  • Dimension: 156.8mm x 75.9mm x 7.95mm
  • Operating System: XOS 5.0 based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Processor: Qualcomm Adreno 509 GPU
  • Ram: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB | 128GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 512GB
  • Front Camera: 20MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 12MP+24MP Dual Rear Camera
  • Battery: 3650mAh battery capacity
  • Weight: 171 grams

Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro - Design and Display

We have been seeing lot's of devices with plastic material, but this Infinix Zero 6 and Zero Pro comes with a metallic material as compared to last years Infinix Zero 5. The device has a premium look with sleek curved sides and edges that makes the device stay firm grip in hand.

As usual, it has a rear fingerprint scanner for fast unlocking positioned at the center, close to the top of the top, a dual 12MP+24MP camera positioned vertically at the top. While at the side, is the volume up and down and a power bottom under the volume. The speaker is found at the bottom of the device, close to the MicroUSB port for charging. At the other side is the slot for SIM and MicroSD.

As for the display, Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro has a 6.18-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display, it follows the trend with a bathtub notch at the top housing the front-facing camera, speaker grill, and other sensors. The device is also available in Sapphire - Cyan, and Milian - Black color option.

The device is designed with the modern smartphone trend with dual glass protecting both the front and the back. The front is featuring the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The screen stretches up to 87% screen to body ratio and dishes out a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro - Performance, Storage and Camera

The Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pros is expected to offer a super fast performance that user craves for. The device features a 6GB of Ram size with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that enables the device to perform smoothly even under heavy usage without nagging or slowing down. The device has a good performance that makes it suitable for gaming and multitasking.

But, Infinix has decided to power the device with previous Android 8.1 OS instead of the latest Android 9.1 Pie that would have further enhanced the performance of the device.

The device also has the Adreno 509 GPU that can handle gaming and graphic-demanding tasks making it a nice choice for gamers.

As for the storage, the Zero 6 has an internal 64GB for the 6 and 128GB for the 6 Pro, the device also supports a MicroSD card expansion up to 512GB (128GB on the official website) giving the user enough to store more file with running out of storage more frequently. Again, both versions are powered with a 6GB of Ram size.


Furthermore, the device has a dual 12MP+24MP rear camera with 12M AF+ 24M AF aperture, the camera can also be used to video high-quality videos. The lenses are aligned vertically and below them is a Quad-LED flash for effective subject illumination under conditions of low-light. At the front is a 20MP camera for selfies with 20M AF aperture.

Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro - Battery and Connectivity

For many buyers, the battery capacity is the major deciding feature, and the Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro comes with a normal 3650mAh battery capacity that promises a 34Hours talk time on 2G and 32Hours talk time on 3G and can last a full day under heavy usage. The device also comes with fast charge support.

As for the connectivity, the device supports a 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n ), WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, OTG, 3.5mm jack, while the Sensors include G-sensor, Light Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, and Fingerprint sensor

Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro - Price and Availability

Both devices is currently available for order in Nigeria, the price of the Infinix Zero 6 ranges between 104,000 Naira to 110,000 Naira, while the Infinix Zero 6 Pro ranges between 125,000 Naira to 145,000 Naira. Again, depending on where you are buying the device from, the price will differ.


However, you can order the smartphone from online malls or offline malls. They are currently available in Nigeria.

Infinix Zero 6 and Zero 6 Pro - Difference

There is no much difference between both devices. One of the major difference is the price. As for the features, they both have the same feature except that the Pro has 128GB, while the Zero 6 has a 64GB inbuilt storage.

The storage is the only difference while every other features and specification remains the same.

Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro - Pros
  • 4G LTE for fast internet browsing and downloads
  • Lots of internal storage, up to 32GB/ 64GB and can also be expandable
  • Good performance powered by a 3GB/6GB Ram and latest Android 9 OS
  • Supports fingerprint and face lock for fast unlocking of the device.

Infinix Zero 6 and Infinix Zero 6 Pro - Cons
  • Runs on the previous Android 8.1 OS
  • Dual Nano SIM - either you use one SIM and a MicroSD card or two SIM without MicroSD card
  • Battery capacity should have been upgraded to at least 4000mAh
Finally, the device is kinda over hipped, there is even no much clear difference with the previous version, Infinix Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro. But, if you think you like the design and can afford the price then the choice is yours. For me, I prefer the Infinix Hot S4 to Zero 6. In terms of price, it's far cheaper and the difference in specs are not much.

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Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Specifications, Price, Pros and Cons

The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 was launched in the first quarter of 2019, after the successful launch of the Y7 2019 and Y9 2019. The Y6 Prime 2019 is very very sleek and uses Huawei Dewdrop Screen that refers to a narrow bezel with a high screen ratio, and a narrow notch shaped screen.

The device is very affordable with all the features you expected in 2019. It also blocks out harmful blue light and it is TÜV Rheinland certified. This HUAWEI Y6 2019 is a vivid example and a meaningful breakthrough that shows that 2019 cheap and affordable devices no longer sucks. This is a huge improvement.

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Display Size: 6.09 inches Dewdrop Display
  • Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels HD
  • Dimension: 152.2mm x 73mm x 7.9mm
  • Operating System: XOS 5.0 based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Processor: Mediatek’s Helio P22 SoC, Cortex-A53, 2.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB 
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 128GB
  • Front Camera: 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 13MP+8MP+2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery capacity
  • Weight: 141 grams
Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Design and Display

The Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 comes with a 6.09-inch HD+ IPS Screen. This wide screen with a 87% screen-to-body ratio provides a greater view for your videos, photos and favourite books. The device also blocks out harmful blue light and it is TÜV Rheinland certified.


The device is beautiful designed with a 73.5mm x 156.28 mm x 8.0 mm dimension and weighs 150g (including the battery). The Y6 Prime 2019 is very sleek and fit perfectly in hand, it is also available in three different color variants (Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Amber Brown) giving you the choice to choice. But, I personally love the Amber Brown color design.

The device follows the traditional design model that we have seen in many smartphone in 2019, at the side is the volume up and down and under the volume bottom is the power bottom, at the back is the 13MP camera positioned vertically at the top. While at the center, close to the top is the fingerprint reader. It also has a dedicated slot for Micro SD card.

And at the bottom is the MicroUSB port for charging the device and the speaker.

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Performance, Storage and Camera

The device is well equipped to offer the user an improved performance that users crave for at an affordable price. The 12nm chipset and 2G Ram + 32 GB internal storage with an expandable large memory up to 512GB, the HUAWEI Y6 Prime 2019 can store all of your content and has the ability to multitask smoothly.

The device can withstand heavy usage, a nice option for gamers and good for online video streaming. The device offers a good performance without any nagging or slowing. The performance is further enhanced by the EMUI 9.0 running on the latest Android 9.0 OS, this OS is a smart, simple and intuitive software upgrade that added system speed enhancements with an intelligent Phone Manager that help to deliver an overall smoother experience.


As for the camera, the Y6 Prime 2019 has a 13MP back camera with an 8MP at the front. The 8MP front facing camera is paired up with an advanced Selfie Toning Flash 2.0, a front flash toning light assisted by screen light, enables you to capture a true, natural and accurate portrait even in low light conditions.

And the 13MP rear camera has a wide f/1.8 aperture lens that lets in 50% more light to enhance the quality and clarity in your low-light shots. The device also protects your information with face unlocking and a fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Battery and Connectivity

The HUAWEI Y6 Prime 2019 leverages a normal 3020mAh battery capacity with an intelligent battery optimization to help the device last longer. The software with hardware synergy works together to keep your phone going all day long and does not support fast charge.

The connectivity options includes, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Micro USB, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hot Spot. And it also has Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gravity sensor, Fingerprint sensor and SAR sensor.

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Price and Availability

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 price ranges between 42,000 Naira to 45,000 Naira, currently the device is available for order in Nigeria is currently on sale on online malls and offline. The price may deffer depending on where you are buying the device from but the difference is not going to be much.

As at the time of this post, the device is on sale on Jumia Nigeria at 43,900 Naira.

Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Pros
  • Lots of internal storage, with 32GB can also be expandable upto 512GB
  • The 4G LTE has a faster browsing and download speed as compared to 3G
  • Beautiful and sleek
  • Has a good performance, capable of withstanding heavy usage and multitasking without nagging
  • Very secured with both face lock and fingerprint scanner
Huawei Y6 Prime 2019 - Cons
  • 3020mAH battery capacity is not that encouraging, the battery should have been 4000 at least
  • Had the device been 3GB Ram size it would have been more better
  • Has a single back camera, we have been seen double and triple cameras in 2019
Finally, the device is a good one and if Huawei is you choice you can go for it. Personally, I would go for the Infinix Hot S4 instead of the Huawei Y6 Prime 2019.

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Infinix Hot S4 - Specifications, Price, Pros and Cons

After the launch of the Infinix Hot 7, the company has just launched another sleek, but powerful smartphone again. Infinix S4, the upgraded version of the Infinix Hot S3x that we saw last year (2018). The device was launched in two variants, one with a 3GB Ram and other with 6GB Ram.

The smartphone is dubbed as Infinix Hot S4, and this actually the first Infinix device to come with the latest Android 9 OS. Again, design-wise, it is the first device from Infinix to have a waterdrop-shaped display notch and triple rear-camera setup. This is a huge improvement. Obviously, middle range smartphones no longer suck.

Infinix Hot S4 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Display Size: 6.2" HD+ Waterdrop Display
  • Resolution: 720 x 1520 pixels HD
  • Dimension: 152.2mm x 73mm x 7.9mm
  • Operating System: XOS 5.0 based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Processor: Mediatek’s Helio P22 SoC, Cortex-A53, 2.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Ram: 3GB | 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB | 64GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 128GB
  • Front Camera: 32MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Camera: 13MP+8MP+2MP Triple Rear Camera
  • Battery: 4000mAh non-removable battery capacity
  • Weight: 141 grams
Infinix Hot S4 - Design and Display

The Infinix Hot S4 features a massive 6.26-inch 720p IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and water drop notch at the top housing the front-facing camera and a minimal bezel all around except for the slightly thicker chin at the bottom. It follows the Samsung V-notch design, the device is sleek, incredibly slim and lightweight.


Also, it has a dimension of 152.2 x 73 x 7.9mm and weighs just 141 grams. The device very sleek and fit perfectly in hand. The device will be available in three different color variants (Milan Black, Sapphire Cyan, Gold) with 2.5D glass covering both on the front and on the rear. At the back is a squared-shaped fingerprint sensor that is neatly embedded right above the Infinix logo.

The back of the HOT S4 is made of glass with a Triple camera setup, an LED flash under, it also has a dual SIM slot as well as a dedicated MicroSD card for additional storage. On the right-hand side of the device are the power button and volume adjustment buttons.

Infinix Hot S4 - Performance, Storage and Camera

Nothing less than a fast performance would be appreciated from the beautifully designed smartphone, Infinix already knows and that is why they have packed the device with a Mediatek’s Helio P22 SoC alongside four cores of Cortex-A53 processors with maximum clock speed of 2.2GHz to bring you the fast performance that user crave for.


The device can withstand any heavy usage and multitasking. Perfect for gaming and streaming online videos. And to further enhance the performance, the Hot S4 runs on the latest version of Infinix’s native XOS 5.0 based on Google’s latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system. As mentioned before, this is the first smartphone from Infinix to launch with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.

Also, game lovers will love this device, the Hot 4 has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU that can handle gaming and graphic-demanding tasks.

As for the storage, the Infinix Hot S4 has two storage configuration. The base version comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in memory while the higher version has a storage combination of 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. Both variants also support an SD card expansion up to 128GB. The large storage capacity gives you the power to store more.

Most buyers based their decisions on a quality camera, here the Infinix HOT S4 comes with a triple rear camera. The device has a primary 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture, a secondary 8MP sensor, and a third 2MP f/2.0 wide-angle lens. The lenses are aligned vertically and below them is a Quad-LED flash for effective subject illumination under conditions of low-light.


While, on the front, it houses a 32MP selfie camera and some camera features of the Hot S4 camera include Portrait mode, Auto-HDR, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, Face detection, Panorama, and 1080P @ 30fps.

Infinix Hot S4 - Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity is another deciding feature, and the Hot S4 comes with a normal 4000mAh battery capacity that promises a full day usage under heavy usage. The device also comes with fast charge support. 

Connectivity options on the Infinix Hot S4 include 4G LTE connectivity, WiFi (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n ), WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, OTG, 3.5mm jack, while the Sensors include G-sensor, Light Sensor, E-Compass, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, and Fingerprint.

Infinix Hot S4 - Price and Availability

Currently, the device is available for order in Nigeria at a recommended retail price of 49,900 Naira for the 3G Ram and 32GB version. And, 64,500 Naira for the 6GB Ram and 64GB version.


Also, the price may differ depending on the location you are buying the device from.

Infinix Hot S4 - Pros
  • 4G LTE for fast internet browsing and downloads
  • Lots of internal storage, up to 32GB/ 64GB and can also be expandable
  • Quality triple AI camera for taking beautiful and clearer pictures even in low light
  • Good performance powered by a 3GB/6GB Ram and latest Android 9 OS
  • Top security with both face lock and fingerprint scanner
  • Designed with glossy glass body
Infinix Hot S4 - Cons
  • No notable issue with this device considering the price
Finally, the HOT S4 is an impressive device with a powerful feature and beautiful design. The price is affordable and the device is worth buying. I would recommend the device to anyone wanting to buy another device that can afford it.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Specification, Price, Pros and Cons

Tecno added two new devices to its Spark Series, the Spark 3 and Spark 3 Pro recently with the trending notch design and both running on the latest Android Pie OS to enhance the user experience. The Spark 3 Pro is the upgraded or higher version of the just Spark 3 and it is more expensive.

This Spark 3 Pro comes with all the features that have been lacking the previous Spark Series, one of it is the 4G LTE support, two powerful AI back camera and lots of storage space. There are more to this device, let's see more details about the Tecno Spark 3 Pro.


Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Display Size: 6.2'' HD + Super Fullview display
  • Resolution: 720 x 1500 pixels HD
  • Dimension: 154.29mm x 75.54mm x 7.88mm
  • Operating System: HiOS based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 2.0 GHz Quad-Core
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 64GB
  • Front Camera: 8MP Front Camera with Flash and Screen Flash
  • Rear Camera: 13MP+2MP Dual Rear Camera with Ring Flash
  • Battery: 3500mAh non-removable battery capacity
Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Design and Display

The Tecno Spark 3 follows the design we saw on the Camon 11 and 11 Pro, it offers a stylish appearance typical of the U-notch design. Featuring an immersive 6.2" Super FULLVIEW display with a remarkable screen-to-body ratio, supporting a full screen of distinct clarity and striking colour.

The boardless design has a 19:9 aspect ratio with a720 x 1520 pixels resolution that provides a super fun and wider space experience while gaming, streaming online videos or even surfing the internet. The body of the device is made with plastic and looks shiny in its wide array of colours options that includes Bordeaux Red, Midnight Black, and Champagne Gold.


At the back of the device are the vertical dual camera and a LED light under it. At the center, at the center top is the fingerprint scanner. Besides the device is a power on, volume up and down button. While at the bottom us the Tecno LOGO.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Performance, Storage and Camera

The Spark 3 Pro has a 2.0 GHz quad-core processor that boosts the speed and provides an ultimate performance that can not be underestimated with the ultimate experience that is both for gaming and can withstand heavy usage. It has a 2GB RAM that provides you a great user experience

And with the powerful CPU and bigger RAM, SPARK 3 Pro brings you a faster, stronger, and seamless smartphone experience even while multitasking. From this device improved and solid performance, we can now boast that middle range smartphones no longer sucks. Like, they are worth the money. To enhance the performance even better, it runs on the latest Android Pie (9.0) OS.

Aside from the performance, the device has a big 32GB of storage memory, you can keep important files and data on hand conveniently. SPARK 3 Pro allows you to store a whole lot more while doing a whole lot more. It also has MicroSD card expansion slot, that allows an SD card up to 64GB, giving you the power to store more.


You are not going to run out storage more frequently.

Furthermore, the SPark 3 Pro, featured with Tecno's newly upgraded camera and the intelligent image processing, the photos taken by SPARK 3 Pro are brighter and clearer. It has built-in filters that can beautify the expression even in low light. With the 13MP dual rear bright camera, you can capture the perfect moments whenever you like.

The dual rear camera provides excellent depth of field effects. With the AI beauty mode, it heightens your natural beauty base on your age, skin tone or skin type. SPARK 3 Pro makes you sparkle in every photo. While at the front, is an 8MP selfie camera with flash that enabled you to take clearer selfies even in low light conditions.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Battery and Other Features

Spark 3 Pro, sport a normal 3500mAh non-removable battery that promises a full day use under heavy usage. We both (Tecno and the Buyers) how important a longer lasting battery is especially to someone that does not have access to regular light. However, this Spark can carry you a whole day without constant charging.

Also, it supports a 4G LTE connectivity that allows you to enjoy a fast internet download and smooth internet stuffing without boring or slowing due to a bad network. 4G LTE provides a more stable network signal. You can make a connection to the world faster anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, other features include the face lock and fingerprint scanner for security and accepts dual SIM card. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, and 3G, while the sensors on the phone include G-Sensor Ambient Light Sensor Proximity Sensor.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Price and Availability

Currently, the Tecno Spark 3 Pro is available for order in various smartphone outlets and online stores in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. The device price in Nigeria ranges from 38,800 Naira to 44,500 Naira depending on the deal on your location. Also, based on the location of the order, the price may slightly differ.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro - Pros
  • 4G LTE for fast internet browsing and downloads
  • Lots of internal storage, up to 32GB and can also be expandable
  • Quality dual AI camera for taking beautiful and clearer pictures even in low light
  • Good performance powered by a 2GB Ram and latest Android 9 OS
  • Top security with both face lock and fingerprint scanner
  • Affordable
Tecno Spark 3 - Cons
  • Battery capacity should have been 4000mAh
Finally, the device is a good one considering the price and its level. However, the 3500mAh battery is not really a bad option that can stop you from purchasing the device. also, the Pros of the device greatly outweighs the Cons. So, I can comfortably recommend the device if you have the money.

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Tecno Spark 3 - Specifications, Price, Difference, Pros and Cons

Tecno has begun its 2019 with an addition to its Spark Series, the company launched Tecno Spark 3 and Spark 3 Pro and both device running on the latest Android 9.0 OS and coming with little difference in terms of its specifications. This new device has become the first Tecno device to run on the Android Pie OS.

It's very exciting that the device has an amazing design and comes at an affordable price. This new midrange device from Tecno with amazing and beautiful design, the device follows the trend and come with a notch design and sleek body that makes it comfortable for handheld. This could be your next device is you crave for perfect design but don't have much money to spend.

Let's find out more about the latest Tecno Spark 3.

Tecno Spark 3 - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Display Size: 6.2'' HD + Super Fullview display
  • Resolution: 720 x 1500 pixels HD
  • Dimension: 155.3mm x 75.8 mm x 8.15mm
  • Operating System: HiOS based on Android™ 9 Pie
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 2.0 GHz Quad-Core
  • Ram: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 32GB
  • Front Camera: 8MP with f/2.2 – LED flash
  • Rear Camera: Dual 13MP Camera with f/1.8
  • Battery: 3500mAh non-removable battery capacity
Tecno Spark 3 - Design and Display

With this new Tecno Spark 3, you can feel good carrying the sleek and stylish device anywhere you go. The device boasts a massive 6.2-inch with the notched display. The notch on this device is a bathtub one taking almost all the top screen real estate. It also has quite a noticeable amount of chin down at the bottom.


The body of the device is made with plastic and looks shiny in its wide array of colours options that includes Black, Red, Gold, and Purple. The full-view display provides a great viewing experience that is perfect for gaming and video streaming.

Again, we are seeing a new design here, the MicroSD card slot is found at the top of the device, at the back is the dual 13MP camera aligned vertically at the top of the device, under the camera is a LED light. At the center is the fingerprint scanner.


At the side is a power on and off button and volume up and down, the dual SIM slot is found at the side of the device. The design is sleek and fit perfectly in hand.

Tecno Spark 3 - Performance, Storage and Camera

Performance is very important, this is a midrange smartphone so we might not expect the device to be super fast but the performance of this Spark 3 is really good. Here the performance is enhanced with a 2GB of Ram and a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core to ensure that the device will not slow or nag even under heavy usage.

Furthermore to the performance, the device runs on Tecno's own HiOS based on the latest Android™ 9 Pie (being the company's first device to run on the latest Android OS). You are guaranteed a good performance that can withstand multitasking. The SPARK 3 brings you a faster, stronger, and seamless smartphone experience

As for the storage, the device comes with an Internal Storage capacity of 16GB ROM, it also supports up to 32GB MicroSD card expansion slot that is located at the top of the device that allows you to not run out of storage space so you can store more.

As for the camera, it featured with the newly upgraded camera and the intelligent image processing, the photos taken by SPARK 3 are very bright and clear. It has a built-in filter that can beautify the expression even in low light. With the 13MP dual rear bright cameras and 8MP front-facing selfie camera, you can capture the perfect moments whenever you like. The dual rear camera provides excellent depth of field effects with the AI beauty mode.

Tecno Spark 3 - Battery and Other Feature

A long-lasting battery is one of the major deciding factors when buying a new smartphone and Tecno has packed the device with a normal sized 3500mAh non-removable battery capacity that promises a full day usage. But, the device does not support fast charging.

However, other features include the face lock and fingerprint scanner for security and accepts dual SIM card. Connectivity options on the device include Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, and 3G, while the sensors on the phone include G-Sensor Ambient Light Sensor Proximity Sensor.

Tecno Spark 3 - Pros
  • Beautiful design and full view display
  • Good performance with the aid of more cores
  • Powerful camera quality powered by dual 13MP AI camera
  • Runs on the latest Android OS for better performance
  • Very security conscious, supporting both fingerprint and face lock
  • Midrange - so it is expected to be cheap
Tecno Spark 3 - Cons
  • The battery should have been at least 4000mAh
  • No Fast charge
  • No 4G LTE support
Finally, considering that the device is targeted at budget-oriented customers (does that need trending smartphones but does not have much money to spend), I would greatly recommend it to anyone needs a cheap smartphone. Expect from the missing 4G LTE, the 3500mAh battery is good enough and can last a whole day when fully charged.

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Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Specifications, Price, Difference, Pros and Cons

On the 25th of March 2019, Itel Mobile launched two low-end smartphones, itel P33 and P33 Plus for budget-oriented customers. Both devices could be everything you are looking for if you don't have enough money to spend. The device tagged my power my hero because of it's massive battery capacity.

It is very exciting that the itel P33 and itel P33 Plus is coming at very affordable prices. This new device boasts a better ROM size and a better performance than its predecessor - itel P32. We have got some details about the device, so let's find out more.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Specification Summary
  • Network: 2G | 3G
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Display Size: 5.5'' | 6.0-inch fullscreen display
  • Resolution: 720 x 1500 pixels HD
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 (Go edition)
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6580P, Quad-core 1.3GHz
  • Ram: 1GB / 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB / 16GB
  • Card slot: MicroSD expansion up to 32GB
  • Front Camera: 5MP | 8MP with f/2.2 – LED flash
  • Rear Camera: Dual 8MP camera with f/1.8
  • Battery: 4000mAh | 5000mAh battery capacity
Itel P33 and P33 - Design and Display

The device has good display size, but unfortunately, the notch design we have been seen in 2019 smartphones is missing here. But, considering the price, that is not an issue. The P33 boasts a 5.5-inch display size while the P33 Plus has a large display size of 6.0 for a bigger view that is perfect for gaming and video streaming.


The body of the devices is made with plastic material, considering that it is a low-end smartphone, itel, designed them to meet the users choice of color, coming three different colors - Champagne Gold, Black, and Blue. Also, the P33 and P33 Plus offers you amazingly vivid colours that make a great fashion statement.

Furthermore, at the back are the double horizontal camera with a LED light under the camera, a fingerprint scanner at the center. At the side is a power on and off button and volume up and down. The design is very sleek and fits perfectly in hand. The device has a slim body with curved edges.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Performance, Storage and Camera

A device with a low performance is one of the worst experience you would never wish and that is why itel has packed the device with a Mediatek MT6580, Quad-Core 1.3GHz processor to aid a better performance. A 1GB of Ram size is onboard on both the P33 and P33 Plus to ensure that the device remains in a good performance even under heavy usage.

Mediatek may be quite disappointing considering the quality and large Ram size that we have seen in many of the 2019 smartphones but considering the price, I don't see anything wrong with them. And the performance is further enhanced with the Android 8.1 OS found in both devices.

The P33 and P33 Plus can comfortably multitask with gaming, videos streaming and internet browsing without breaking a sweat but I won't advise you to overwork the device.

As for the storage, there is a 16GB inbuilt storage, that may not be enough for some person. The good news is that there is a MicroSD expansion slot that allows you to expand the storage up to 32GB giving you more rooms to store your important files.


For photo lovers, the P33 and P33 Plus has a dual 8MP camera at the back to bring you quality photos with a LED light that helps take more clearer photos even in night time. While, at the front, the P33 has a 5MP front-facing selfie camera. The P33 Plus has a better selfie camera of 8MP for better selfies. Both have a front LED light for taking selfies even in dim light.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Battery and Other Features

Itel understands that long-lasting battery is one of the selling points of smartphones in Nigeria. So, the company has packed the P33 with a 4000mAh Battery capacity and the P33 Plus with a 5000mAh Battery capacity that allows you to use the device at least a whole day with boarding of continuous charge.


In addition to the large battery capacity, the is no fast charge support for the device, meaning that you would have to be patient for your smartphone to get to %100 while charging.

Been a low-end did not stop itel to pack the device with some amazing features, there is a fingerprint scanner present in both device and a face lock. While, the connectivity options include WIFI, Hotspot, USB, 3G, and Bluetooth support. Although, 4G LTE is missing.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Difference and Similarities

There are some notable difference and similarities between the P33 and P33 Plus.

The similarities include a 1GB Ram, 16GB internal storage, dual 8MP back camera, and they both run on the same processor and powered with the same Android 8.1 operating system. They both have a fingerprint scanner at the back and support the facial lock, supports only 3G Network.


While in terms of the difference, the P33 Plus has a bigger display size of 6.0 inch and the P33 has a 5.2-inch, P33 Plus has a 5000mAh battery as compared to the 4000mAh found in the P33. There is also a difference in the selfie, 8MP front-facing camera is found on the P33 Plus while the P33 has a 5MP selfie.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Price and Availablity

Currently, the devices are available for order from Online shops and it is also available offline. Considering that the P33 Plus has improved features compared to the P33, it is more priced. The devices were launched with a price tag of N24,000 for the P33 and N26,300 for the P33 Plus.

I will also add that the price may also differ depending on where you are buying the device.

Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Pros
  • Very affordable price
  • Supports face lock and fingerprint scanner - which means that the device is security conscious
  • Dual back camera for better camera both day and night
  • Large battery capacity that can last a whole day and will not require regular charging
  • Beautiful and nice display size
Itel P33 and P33 Plus - Cons
  • No 4G LTE - This is better than 3G in terms of download speed
  • At least one of the variants should have included a 4G LTE
  • Also, one of the should come with 2GB Ram
In summary, considering that the device is low-end, I am not disappointed with it features and specifications. I just wished the Plus version has at least 2GB of Ram and support 4G LTE to make the difference stand out.

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