Tecno Spark Plus K9 The Tecno Spark Plus K9 is the second member of the newly-launched Tecno Spark series of budget photography-focused smartphones, the first being the Tecno Spark K7. The Spark Plus acts like a real successor, bringing the necessary updates in aspects that matter like the SoC, battery capacity, display and memory.
Tecno Spark Plus K9 Review
The Tecno Spark Plus K9 also runs on Android 7.0 Nougat on top of which Tecno’s custom UI version for its smartphones, HiOS version 2.0 (which is present on the Camon CX), is layered.
Design & Display
The K9 comes larger with a 6-inch IPS display covered with 2.5D glass. If you feel the Spark K7 is too small for you, then this is surely meant for you. The downside of the large display is that it has the same HD pixel resolution as its predecessor, which means that it won’t be as sharp as you would expect.
The Spark Plus K9 has the same design as the Tecno Spark, but is a bit slimmer at a thickness measurement of 7.75 millimetres, despite the fact that it has a bigger battery capacity. How could this have been achieved? Well, if you ask me, na who I go ask?
Memory & Performance
The Tecno Spark Plus K9 is powered by a faster octa-core MediaTek processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz. It probably uses the same GPU and has the same onboard storage capacity of 16GB which can be expanded up to 32GB via its microSD slot.
The RAM size has been bumped up to 2GB, giving the processor more memory space to operate and allowing you to muti-task effectively.
The Tecno Spark Plus K9 sports the same 13MP camera with Autofocus, HDR and a LED flash at the rear, and a 5MP selfie camera with LED flash and screen flash.
The smartphone packs a larger 3400mAh battery capacity which will surely last for a whole day before needing a recharge. The downside here is that the phone doesn’t come with fast charging, meaning that it will take longer than the K7 to get a full charge.
Connectivity & Hardware
The Spark Plus also has dual Micro SIM slots, and thankfully, this one supports 4G LTE network connectivity. There is a fingerprint sensor at the rear for advanced security, and it has Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP.
Tecno Spark Plus K9 Full Specifications
- 2G: GSM 900 / 1800 MHz.
- 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz.
- 4G: No.
- Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps.
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM, dual standby.
- SIM Count: Dual SIM.
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat.
- User Interface: HiOS.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 162 * 82.6 * 7.75 mm.
- Weight: –
- Display size: 6.0 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels (HD).
- Pixel resolution: ~244 ppi pixel density
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Build: Metal aluminium design.
- Protection: n/a
- Colours: Scarlet Red, Champagne Gold, Anthracite Grey & Elegant Blue.
- Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit MediaTek processor.
- Processor Speed: 1.5GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
- Graphics Processor: Mali T720 MP4.
- RAM: 2GB.
- Internal Storage: 16GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint Sensor.
- Lens: 13MP.
- LED Flash: Yes.
- Video recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps.
- Properties: f/2.0 aperture & Autofocus.
- Lens: 5MP.
- Flash: Yes, LED Flash & Screen Flash.
- Video recording: Yes.
- Properties: 83-degrees wide-angle lens.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: –
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Bluetooth: v4.0.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3400mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Fast Charging: No.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: August 18, 2017.
- Availability: September 2017.
How much is Tecno Spark Plus K9 in Nigeria?
The Tecno Spark Plus K9 costs around N37,500 in Nigeria and would be available soon in online and offline smartphone stores in the country. It comes in Scarlet Red, Champagne Gold, Anthracite Grey & Elegant Blue colours and would be available for around Ksh. 17,000.