Tecno Spark 5 vs Tecno Spark 4: There are so many factors that makes a comparison between two phones really interesting. But when it comes to deciding between upgrading from one phone to another it becomes even more interesting.

This post is about comparing the newly released Tecno Spark 5 and the Tecno Spark 4. Should you upgrade from the Spark 4 to the new Tecno Spark 5? or Stick with the Spark 4 and wait for the release of Tecno Spark 6. We’ll be talking about their similarities (which we expect to see) and the differences (if there is actual upgrade).

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The Tecno Spark series are very popular among low budget phones released by Tecno Mobile. We think its low price, big screen and battery plays major role in its popularity.

Why are we comparing these two phones? Well, we know you might like to upgrade to the new Tecno Spark 5 but should you upgrade? What if the new Tecno Spark 5 phone offer same value as the old Tecno Spark 4?

Tecno Spark 5 vs Tecno Spark 4

Its important you understand that NEW does not always means IMPROVED and vice versa. So, if you are/were confused this article should help you clear things up.

You can head over to our YouTube Channel and join @Maii_HD for some live reviews, comparison and speed test when the Tecno Spark 5 is finally released.

That been said, lets start the comparison proper. And we are starting from the network connectivity of both phones.

Network Connectivity

In the network category both phones come with 2G, 3G and 4G. There is no 5G for either phone. This is okay given that the incoming 5G technology is yet to be available in most countries.

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Build, Design and Display

Bot phone was built with same material (front glass, plastic back and plastic frame). The Spark 5 comes with a punch hole display while the Spark 4 comes with a dew drop display design.

There are also some similarities in the display of both phones. Tecno Spark 5 comes with a slightly bigger screen size of 6.6 IPS LCD display. While the Tecno Spark 4 comes with a 6.5 IPS LCD display. The slight difference in display is not so noticeable from distance.

Well, the fact here is that there is really nothing different the display of both phones. But if the 0.1 inch is a big deal for you then you might say the Spark 5 is better. Practically there is no such thing as upgrade here.

Operating System and Chipset

Tecno Spark 5 runs on the latest Android 10 software while the Spark 4 runs on the older Android 9 version. To enjoy the new Android features you will need to upgrade to the Spark 5 for sure.

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If you ask me, I would have said I expected the Spark 5 to come with a more powerful SOC. At the least an SOC with more recent cores would have been good. But surprisingly, the new Tecno Spark phone is also coming with same SOC as the one found in the old Tecno Spark.

The Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) was used last year in the Spark 4 and its been used again for the Spark 5. Seriously Tecno, this s nowhere near an upgrade of the old phone. They use same CPU cores and same GPU.

In this category, both phones are same and they will offer same processing speed and gaming experience. Again, there is no upgrade here.

Internal Storage and RAM

So far, the Tecno Spark 5 comes in a single variant of 2GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage while the Tecno Spark 4 comes with a 3GB RAM and 32GB Internal Storage. Both Phones have space for external storage via microSD card.

Just so we are clear, if the Spark 5 did come with a 2GB RAM then the 3GB RAM of the Spark 4 is better and you should stick with the Spark 4.

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Both phones are to have a 13MP main camera. This is where you might start to see the need to upgrade to the new Tecno Spark 5. It makes use of Tecno new camera sensors and runs of the new HioS 6 with incredible night photos.

If you think the photos of the Spark 4 is good then know that the photos of the Spark 5 will be better. Both make use of 8MP selfie camera which is good.


Tecno Spark 5 comes with 5000 mAh battery which is better than the 4000 mAh battery found the Tecno Spark 4. There is no fast charge available in the both phones.


The Tecno Spark 5 is expected to cost about $120, N48,000 Naira while the price of the Tecno Spark 4 is about $97, N35,000 Naira.

If you ask me, I’d say there is no much difference for you really change and pay the extra dollar to get the new Tecno Spark 5. Just stick with using the Tecno Spark 4 for now and wait for the release of the Tecno Spark 6.

But then again, if you are the type that always wants to upgrade and get new stuffs then by all means buy the new Tecno Spark. You can just get it for the fun of it and maybe feel the joy of buying something new.

This Tecno Spark 5 vs Tecno Spark 4 comparison is to help you decide. There is no difference in build materials, display type, RAM and Internal Storage, CPU, GPU, SOC and even comes with same 13MP main camera.

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