New Tecno F1 8 GB Black
The statistics are relentless: the pandemic and financial crises are forcing Russians to pay more and more attention to inexpensive smartphones. With the deteriorating financial situation, buyers more often look at the budget segment. Technological progress does not stand still, and even inexpensive devices can now sometimes provide their owner with a completely satisfactory set of the most necessary technical capabilities. One of the most affordable models in the current portfolio of the Hong Kong brand Tecno is Spark 5. What a smartphone can offer its owner at a price of 8-9 thousand rubles, we will consider in a detailed review.
Tecno Spark 5 looks, perhaps, the most striking and attractive in the entire current line of smartphones from the manufacturer. In principle, it is designed for a youth audience, so there is a complete correspondence of the image to positioning. Stylish, bright, fashionable, youthful – all the epithets are suitable for this medium-sized mobile phone with a gradient color of the case.
The body is made of plastic with a glossy lacquered finish, which hides four options for a pretty color. Despite the use of a gradient color, there is no variety of colors: the transition of colors is carried out from lighter to darker in one tone. This makes the striking body even more serious at the same time.
True, the device with such a coating turns out to be soiled and slippery: the gloss is attractive, but fingerprints are better visible on it. The side bezel is perhaps a bit too narrow, but that’s the way it is today.
Despite its all-plastic construction, the Tecno Spark 5’s case feels solid and robust. The plastic is thick and strong, does not bend under the fingers and does not creak, and no mesh of small scratches appeared on the coating made of modern polymers during the entire testing period. In a word, the owner will not have to worry much about the appearance of his mobile assistant.
The device also looks nice in the complete case: the silicone translucent flexible case has a matte geometric pattern and logo, is designed and looks very nice.
The block with four cameras and four flash LEDs is neatly designed, observing the rules of symmetry. The cameras practically do not protrude from the body, so the smartphone lies on the table steadily, does not wiggle when you touch the screen.
For the front camera, a round cutout is made in the display matrix. Perhaps it could have been smaller: with the naked eye you can see how wider the hole is in diameter than the camera’s peephole itself. There is only one camera, it does not have its own flash. But such a useful element as the LED event indicator has not been forgotten. It is quite large, but shines with a soft, non-annoying white light – only when the screen is off.
The “chin” is wider than the rest of the frame segments around the screen: from the bottom, the thickness reaches 8 mm.
Both hardware buttons are installed on the right side edge and have a nice springy long travel. There are no tactile differences in their surface, but visually the power and lock key is accentuated by a bright orange element, which slightly “refreshes” the design.
The fingerprint scanner is installed on the back of the case, it is capacitive, it works quickly and accurately.
The slot for cards is designed for two Nano-SIM cards and a microSD memory card, the slot is triple. Hot swap of cards is supported.
There is nothing on the top. At the bottom there is a speaker, a spoken microphone, a Micro-USB connector and a 3.5 mm headphone output. New Tecno F1 8 GB Black
The Tecno Spark 5 smartphone is available in four colors – green, orange, blue and dark gray (Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Gray). All options have a color gradient and lacquered finish. The body of the smartphone did not receive full protection from dust and moisture.
New Tecno F1 8 GB Black