Tecno Spark CM: Expert Review For A Top Notch Phone

Tecno Spark CM

This is the fourth TECNO smartphone with the full view display released this year. It’s really a new view for TECNO as the Camon CM, Camon X and X Pro all have an amazing bezel-less screen. Do you want to know more about the TECNO Spark CM? Then stay with me.

After launching the Tecno Camon CM with 18:9 screen aspect ratio feature, the company went further to unveil another new low-spec variants of the Camon CM, this is the Tecno Spark CM Smartphone!

The Tecno Spark-family has been doing some impressive wonders in the Africa markets which requires clapping-ovation. Well, Tecno Mobile wants to expand the Spark series with the new decisive idea to bring in popular bezel-less display.

The Spark CM is not the first Tecno mobile phone to sports a near bezel-less design but being the first in the Spark series, that is warm-up into the market and that might sky-rock them to more bigger opportunity.

Tecno Spark CM Phone Key Specs

Resolution 1440 x 720 pixel
Display5.7 inches
OSAndroid Nougat
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Front Camera8-megapixel
RAM2GB
microSD Storageup to 128GB
Battery3050mAH
DesignPlastic and Metal

Price: How much does Tecno Spark CM cost?

You can get the Tecno Spark CM in the US for $104 while the price on Canada starts at $129 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $139 but the price of Tecno Spark CM in UK is £75 while the EU countries can buy Tecno Spark CM for €99.

In Africa, you can buy the Tecno Spark CM in Nigeria for ₦42,000 and Kenya for KSh 10,200 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Tecno Spark CM is RS 6,400.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

Tecno Spark CM

Design

Looks like the Camon CM from head to toe obviously, with a Metal and Plastic twist to it. The rear camera is at its usual position at the top left corner, while the Quad-LED flash sits underneath. The Spark CM comes with a rear fingerprint scanner as well.

Furthermore, the dual antenna lines are curved and sleek, adding to the beauty of the device. When you turn over to the sides, it measures 7.75 mm in thickness and weighs 172g overall. The smartphone is only available in Champagne and Black colors.

Display

So finally, the Spark series gets their first ever bezel-less smartphone, and its the Spark CM. Adopting the Camon CM name and exact screen size and features, such a stealer. Watching movies and playing games on this baby would simply be out of this world.

The 5.7-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and 282 pixels per inch density for clear visuals and sharp detail. The screen stretches up to 77% screen to body ratio which is amazing for a Spark smartphone from TECNO.

Performance

The brain behind the device is the MediaTek MT6737H chipset with 4-cores processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The Quad-core processor reaches a disappointing speed of just 1.25GHz with 28nm process technology. In the graphics department, the ARM Mali-T720 MP2 graphics processor handles everything.

Ships with the standard 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space. The RAM space should be enough for multitasking with a memory speed of 640MHz. While the internal storage space can be upgraded up to 128GB using a memory card. The TECNO Spark CM runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0 skin.

Camera

The 13MP at the rear has f/2.0 aperture and 5P Lens for clear and sharp images. The camera has a quad-LED flash and other quality features capturing photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension.

Features on the camera include face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Manual focus, Optical zoom, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer and others. While the 8MP selfie camera has a front LED flash as well for night selfies and video calls.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

The TECNO Spark CM is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3050mAh battery with no fast charging technology. The connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, LTE and sensors which include Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Fingerprint, Light sensor.

Tecno Spark CM Full Specifications

Smartphone Design 
Device NameTecno Spark CM
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased March 2018
Dimensions and Size152.5 mm x 71.7 mm x 5.6 mm
Weight (in grams)172 Grams
ColorsChampagne, Black
Number of SIMTwo
SIMDual SIM (Nano + Nano), Dual Standby
MaterialPlastic and Metal
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
Battery 
TypeNon-removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity3,050mAh
Stand-byUp to 240 Hours
Talk timeUp to 13 Hours
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Display 
Screen TypeIPS capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.7 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio77%
Resolution1440 x 720  pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)282 pixel per inch
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software 
Operating SystemHiOS 2.0 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
Hardware 
Processor Type or ChipsetMediaTek MT6737H
ProcessorQuad-Core 1.25GHz ARM Cortex-A53
RAM2GB
Internal Storage16GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypeMicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 128GB
Camera 
Front or Secondary8-megapixel
Rear or Primary13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization
Digital zoom
Dual camera
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Manual focus
Optical zoom
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
CMOS Sensor
Connectivity 
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
BluetoothYes Bluetooth v4.2 with Following Profile
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
GPSYes. with GPS, A-GPS
Infrared portNo
NFCNo
RadioYes
USBMicro USBv2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage Function
USB On-The-GoYes
Headphone3.5mm jack
Networks 
Network TechnologyGSM / UMTS / LTE
4G LTEYes
Sensors 
Iris scannerNo
FingerprintYes
GyroscopeNo
AccelerometerYes
ProximityYes
Compass or MagnetometerNo
BarometerNo
Heart rateNo
SpO2No
Light SensorYes

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