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Gionee M2017 Packs A Massive 7,000mAh Battery – Price And Specifications

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If you think the iPhone 7 or Google Pixel is expensive you haven’t seen this device.

Gionee has made a name for itself in Nigeria , China and India in the mid-range segment, but with its latest handset, the company just set its sights on the luxury market. The M2017 is made out of premium materials and is set to retail for $1005 (N493,000).

The main feature of the M2017 is its battery capacity, with Gionee joining two 3500mAh batteries to create a 7000mAh monster. The phone supports Quick Charge 3.0, and according to Gionee, it’ll offer 32 hours of talktime for calls and 26 hours of video playback on a full charge.

The rest of the specs aren’t too bad either. You get a 5.7-inch dual curved QHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, dual cameras (12MP + 13MP) at the back with 2x optical zoom and 8x digital zoom, 8MP front shooter, fingerprint sensor and dual-SIM support.

The only drawback is the processor of choice. Gionee left out the latest 835 model SoC by Snapdragon and went with the mid-range Snapdragon 653, which has four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 1.95GHz and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.44GHz. Considering the QHD screen and the rest of the hardware, it would’ve been better to add the Snapdragon 821 or 835. There is no microSD card slot or 3.5mm jack either, so you’ll have to use the USB-C port for wired audio.

The phone measures 155.2 x 77.6 x 10.78mm, and comes in at 238g. On the software front, the M2017 runs on Amigo 3.5 UI and Android Marshmallow. Gionee will also sell a variant of the M2017 with “Italian custom alligator leather back” and 256GB storage that will retail for $2445 (N1million ). It seems  like the phone may be limited to China but if there are changes I’ll definitely let you know.

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Meet The Tecno Spark 2 “A Premium Budget Smartphone” – Full Review, Specifications And Price

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Tecno released the Spark 2 which is the next smartphone in its Spark lineup and this device comes with  features that will make you mistake it for a Flagship device. I previously wrote a first impressions post about it here –
https://www.naijatechguy.com/2018/07/meet-tecnos-spark-2-and-what-happened.html.

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This is one of the best Tecno phones I have seen this year and considering the fact that it’s not an expensive device I feel the Spark 2 has all it takes to be a Flagship device , the only thing that changes that is the RAM. I spent two weeks with the device – Here’s my review video below –

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O.S , DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The Tecno Spark 2 runs on HiOS 3.3.0 on Android 8.1.0 Oreo (Go Edition). The bezels are very slim and Tecno actually did a pretty good job on the design and gives the back a plastic finish which is more of a fingerprint magnet so I recommend you use the device with the plastic casing that comes with it. The UI is awesome and I never experienced any lagging on the device thanks to the Android  Go OS. The display is an impressive 6″ Display with an 18:9 aspect ratio so you can get an immersive experience while watching movies or gaming.
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The thing I don’t like about the device is the HiOS launcher that comes with it. It’s pretty difficult to navigate through and I hope Tecno can make improvements on the launcher but until then the best option is to install a third party launcher on the device.

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Also the colors are nice and does not look over saturated, the white balance is great as well. Like all Android Go smartphones you still have the optimized lightweight Google apps – Maps Go , Gmail Go, YouTube Go , Google Go and my personal favorite Assistant Go. There’s also an Eye care feature that prevents eye strain while using your smartphone. The Spark 2 also supports portrait mode.

An interesting design change here is the headphone jack. Tecno may just have kicked off the future of headphone jacks by moving it to the bottom of the device. This move will actually make your headphones last longer. It’s an awesome move by Tecno although it will take a bit of getting used to.


PERFORMANCE

When it comes to performance the Tecno Spark 2 is one smartphone that definitely makes use of the small resources it has and maximizes it to the fullest. The Tecno Spark 2  is powered by an impressive 3500mAh non removable battery.
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 The battery lasts for 18 hours on constant use and the only thing I don’t really like is the time it takes to go from 0-100% (about 4 hours). It could get frustrating at times. The Xcharge feature shows on the device while charging but I won’t say it’s a fast charge feature because of the time it takes to charge .Apart from that performance is pretty solid.
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I played Asphalt 8 for 1 hour and  only 13% went off the initial battery percentage. The device doesn’t over heat normally but extended gameplay can make it start feeling a bit warm. .
The Tecno Spark 2 is powered by a MediaTek Quadcore chipset clocked at 1.3GHz.  It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. To enjoy more space on the phone I suggest you get an SD Card.

CAMERA

Whenever I think of the Tecno Spark 2’s camera I feel like this –
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That’s because one of the selling points of the Tecno Spark 2 is the camera. You get an 8MP front camera that is accompanied by a dual LED flash and a 13MP rear camera that is accompanied by a ring LED flash.So both the front and back camera take quality picture. With that taking pictures at night is also awesome as there are different modes on the camera.
. Here are a couple of shots I took on the Tecno Spark 2 –
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NETWORK ,BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY

The Sim slot is placed on the left hand side of the device and you have to bring it out using the sim ejector tool. Both sim slots are Nano.
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There’s support for WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. 
Coming to the battery , It packs in  a massive 3500 mah battery and can last up to 2 days on normal use. It takes about 4hrs to get full from 0%. The good part is that the OS it runs on is optimized for both data saving and battery saving so the battery may actually last more than those of other devices with the same capacity running on older android versions
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SECURITY


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Another awesome feature on the Tecno Spark 2 is the Face ID feature. This allows you unlock your phone by just looking at your phone without using the fingerprint security or a PIN. I really love this feature as it makes unlocking the device seamless and easy. In case you are wondering how it works at night , It allows you turn on your front flash so it can easily identify your face even in the darkest places.
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Also the fingerprint scanner does a really good job. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

PRICING

The Tecno Spark 2 Costs N34,700 
Here’s a quick recap of the specifications of this device –
Network Properties
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: No
Data Speed: HSPA
SIM Type -Dual SIM
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition) + HiOS 3.3.0
Display
Type: IPS LCD display
Size: 6 inches
Resolution: –
Multitouch: Yes
Hardware
Chipset: Mediatek MTK
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 16GB
External Storage: microSD

Cameras
Rear: dual  13 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 8 megapixels
Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes
Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0
Miscellaneous
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Document viewer
Photo/video editor
Battery
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-po 3500mAh

So , let me know what you think about this device ? Is it a worthy replacement for your current smartphone?

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The Budget Phone Killer : The iTel P32 – Full Review, Unboxing And Price In Nigeria

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iTel just released the P32 a couple of weeks back and sent me a review unit  and I wrote a first impressions post about it  –https://www.naijatechguy.com/2018/07/check-out-itel-p32-smartphone.html.

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Like most first impression posts I didn’t make an in depth review of the device because I needed to spend more time with the phone so I can put up a full proper review.

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O.S , DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The iTel P32 runs on  Android Go 8.1 Oreo. iTel trims down on the bezels a bit and gives the device a metallic finish.  The UI is awesome and I never experienced any lagging on the device thanks to the Android  Go OS.

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The colors look beautiful and not over saturated, the white balance is great as well considering the device has a 5.5′ display . Like all Android Go smartphones you still have the optimized lightweight Google apps – Maps Go , Gmail Go, YouTube Go , Google Go and my personal favorite Assistant Go.

One more thing that is striking about the display is the fact that iTel decided to opt for an awesome 18:9 aspect ratio display.

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 I must say it’s pretty impressive considering the fact this is a budget smartphone.

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Instead of Google play music you have Boomplay instead just like the A32F. Also you can also turn on Night Mode in case your eye hurts or just to prevent eye strain.

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There’s also a feature in the gallery that let’s you lock your pictures and videos. There’s also an app that locks your apps as well.

PERFOMANCE

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The major thing I’ll focus on here is the battery life. The P32 is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. The battery lasts for 20 hours on constant use and the only thing I don’t really like is the time it takes to go from 0-100% (about 4 hours). I think iTel should take a cue from Infinix on this part and implement the fast charge feature.Apart from that performance is pretty solid.

I watched a 2 hour movie with maximum brightness and only 15% went off the initial battery percentage. The device doesn’t over heat so it handles heat very well. However, I must point this out – if you buy the device and it doesn’t turn on when you haven’t charged it yet just plug it in and let it charge it should power up so there’s no need to get scared or worked up about it.

Just like the iTel A32F , The P32 runs on a MediaTek quadcore chipset clocked at 1.3GHz.  It also comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. Although when it comes to the storage space you have just 5GB of space available so it’s recommended you get a memory card for this device.

CAMERA

One of the selling points of the iTel P32 is the dual rear camera that is accompanied by a dual LED flash.
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The P32 sports a dual 5MP/5MP rear camera alongside a 5MP front camera . The P32 does a really good job of using the most of it’s camera’s resources.
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The video quality and camera quality is very high thanks to the dual cameras
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As you can see from the screenshots above the picture quality of the front and rear camera is 2560×1920 , video quality is 1920×1088 which is equivalent to a full HD footage. Here are a couple of shots I took on the iTel P32 –
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I know the last picture looks a bit creepy but the feature actually comes with the camera inbuilt so there’s no need for a third party software -It’s one out of hundreds of filters available in the camera.

NETWORK ,BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY


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The phone has a dual SIM slot – Two Micro-SiMs. There’s support for WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. 
Coming to the battery , It’s  a massive 4000 mah battery and can last up to 3 days on normal use. It takes about 4hrs to get full from 0%. The good part is that the OS it runs on is optimized for both data saving and battery saving so the battery may actually last more than those of other devices with the same capacity running on older android versions.

SECURITY

The fingerprint scanner does a really good job. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

PRICE

For a budget phone , this device costs N26,500.
Here’s a quick recap of the specifications of the iTel P32
Network Properties
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: No
Data Speed: HSPA


SIM Type
Dual SIM

Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)


Display
Type: IPS LCD display
Size: 5.5 inches
Resolution: –
Multitouch: Yes

Hardware
Chipset: Mediatek MTK
CPU: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: ARM Mali
RAM: 1GB
Internal Storage: 8GB
External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB

Cameras
Rear: dual  5 megapixels, auto-focus, LED flash
Video recording: Yes
Front-facing: 5 megapixels

Multimedia
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes

Connectivity
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth: v4.0
GPS: Yes
USB: microUSB v2.0

Miscellaneous
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging: SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser: HTML
Document viewer
Photo/video editor

Battery
Charging: Regular
Battery Type and Capacity: Li-po 4000mAh


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Tecno Spark 2 – Full Specifications And Price In Nigeria And Kenya

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Tecno Mobile just unveiled a new device in it’s Spark range of smartphones and this time it’s the Tecno Spark 2. I can gladly say that with the specifications of the Tecno Spark 2, It is definitely a worthy successor to the previous Spark devices.

The new Spark 2 sports a 6-inch display making it  0.5 inches bigger than last year’s edition ( The Spark K7 had a 5.5 inch Display). There’s also a higher resolution -1440 x 720 pixels , which should display sharper images. It also has an 18:9 aspect ratio and believe me this phone is a beauty to behold and is definitely worth your money. Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications of the Tecno Spark 2 smartphone.



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FULL SPECIFICATIONS OF TECNO SPARK 2 AND PRICE IN NIGERIA / KENYA

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Announced: June 2018 
  • Available: Yes
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go edition)
  • Security : Fingerprint (rear-mounted)  , Face Recognition Unlock.

NETWORK

  • Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ WCDMA

BODY AND DISPLAY

  • Type: HD+ display
  • Size: 6 inches
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Weight: 156 g

HARDWARE

  • Chipset: Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
  • Processor Speed: 1.3Ghz
  • CPU: Quad-core

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth Profiles: –
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • USB-OTG : –
  • Headphone jack : Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes

MEMORY

  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: Yes ,microSD (dedicated slot)

CAMERA

  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Rear Flash: Yes,
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Front Flash: Yes, LED flash

BATTERY

  • Capacity: 3500 mAh
  • Type: Li-Ion

OTHERS

  • G-sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • E-Compass
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyro
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Barometer
  • Face ID
  • Fingerprint Scanner
Price – N36,200 / KES 10,156

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