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Meet Tecno’s Spark 2 And What Happened To Its Headphone Jack – Unboxing And First Impressions

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Tecno Mobile released the next smartphone in its Spark lineup a couple of weeks ago and the device is called the Tecno Spark 2. Based on the specifications of the device , It’s still a budget smartphone but it comes with features that can easily make it be mistaken for a Flagship device.

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The phone comes in a very portable package and you get a 12 months warranty on the phone meaning that you get maintenance services from Carlcare during that period in case of any damage that happens to the device that isn’t caused by you.

What’s In The Box ?

Opening the box you have the following –

  • Tecno Spark 2 Smartphone
  • USB Cable
  • Plastic Casing
  • USB Adapter
  • Headphones
  • Sim Ejector Tool
  • Boomplay Card
  • Phone Manual
  • 12 Months Warranty Card
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The device also comes with a stylish plastic casing and the fingerprint scanner is placed behind the device.
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The SIM card and SD card slot is located on the left side of the device. If you are looking to get this device you’ll have to cut your sims down to a nano sim as both sim slots support only nano sim cards.
Tecno also cuts down on the bezels , giving us a lightweight device with a premium feel. The volume keys and power button are on the right hand side of  the device.

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Now coming to a very important question I believe you will be asking yourself based on the title of this post – What happened to our classic 3.5mm headphone jack ?
Well, Tecno Mobile just like Apple yanked it off from the top of the device.
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I know you must be feeling like this guy right now but you shouldn’t have to worry , Tecno decided to place it in a position that would make your headphones last longer. Here’s where our classic headphone jack is –
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It’s placed under the device just beside the USB port and the speaker grills. Not a bad move. You may be wondering what the big deal is here but the point is that most headphones tend to spoil faster when placed in your pockets with the headphone jack placed on top. With a headphone jack that is placed at the bottom you can easily place your device in your pocket without bothering about the headphones getting spoilt, I believe this is the future of headphone jacks…well until manufacturers decide to join Apple and yank it off completely.
I’m still reviewing every nook and cranny of the device so expect a full review soon and at this point I drop my pen and sign off.
Keep an eye on this blog for the full review post.
In the meantime you can take a look at the quick rundown of the specifications of this device.
  • O.S – Android Go 8.1 + HiOS 3.3.0
  • Battery – 3500mAh
  • Processor – Quadcore Mediatek Processor Clocked at 1.3GHz
  • Camera – 13MP with Ring Flash (Rear) , 8MP With Dual Flash (Front)
  • Security – Face ID, Fingerprint

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Infinix Smart 3 Plus Launched In Nigeria – Full Specifications

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The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is a new device launched by Infinix Mobile and it comes with decent specifications. It’s a device I would say is a mid-range budget device so don’t expect much power from this phone.

INFINIX SMART 3 Plus

I still feel with Xiaomi around in Nigeria now Infinix would have stepped up their game but it seems they’re just recycling designs ever since they released the first device with a tear drop notch.

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Features

The triple rear camera is quite interesting as well.  In terms of design you get a plastic unibody with glass-finish at the back. The glass-finish adds a premium finish to the phone but unfortunately makes it a fingerprint magnet.

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There’s also a microUSB port, the 3.5mm headphone jack and a microphone just right below the device. The front of the phone shows the teardrop notch, the selfie camera and the earpiece. Sound quality is not that bad however, The Smart 3 Plus has a downward firing mono speaker which isn’t too loud and you’ll actually prefer using your headphones. I still wonder why Infinix didn’t use the Dirac Speakers in this device.

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It has a HD+ resolution display with a 2.5D glass for a premium feel. But I’m a bit disappointed with the 720p resolution and the large display doesn’t actually show what we all expected. It’s a bit low but I’m guessing it’s a sacrifice to put the phone in the budget range.

The back of the phone houses the triple-camera setup .The primary sensor is a 13-megapixel camera with a 2-megapixel depth sensor and a low-light QVGA sensor.

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of the device

Infinix Smart 3 Plus Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • RAM+ROM: 32GB / 3GB
  • Operating System: Android 9. (Pie) + XOS 5.0 Cheetah;
  • SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Camera: Triple 13MP +2MP Depth sensor+ low light sensor
  • Sensor: Fingerprint , accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass ,
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Battery : 3500 mAh battery

See the Full Specifications here –Infinix Smart 3 Plus

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore

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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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