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Tecno Pova 2 in Nepal: New brand gets itself better for the budget category

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Tecno Pova 2 is yet another release from Tecno mobiles here in Nepal.

The authorised dealer of Tecno phones in Nepal, Mahalaxmi Mobiles has been very consistent about the release of Tecno phones in Nepal these past months. Previously, it has launched Phantom X, Camon 17P and Spark 7T.

Well, Tecno Pova 2 is a power-packed phone and some of the features it provides are matched by none in this price range. Although previous releases from the company received critical reviews, this latest one can be one of the best smartphones that you can purchase for under Rs 25,000. Let’s get into the details of the phone.

Specifications

Dimension Height: 173.3mm
Width: 78.8mm
Thickness: 9.62mm
Display6.90-inch IPS LCD, 480 nits
SimDual sims
Resolution1,080*2,460 pixels
OSAndroid 11, HIOS 7.6
ChipsetMediatek Helio G85 (12nm)
GPUMali-G52 MC2
Storage64GB/128GB
SD card slotYes
RAM6GB
CameraFront: 8MP, f/2.0
Rear: 48MP, f/1.9            
2MP,              
2MP, (macro)            
2MP, (depth)          
SoundLoudspeakers, 3.5mm headphone jack
Battery7000mAh, Li-Po, non-removable
Fast charging 18W
SensorsSide-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, compass
ColoursPolar silver, power blue, and dazzle black
PriceRs 23,990

Design and display

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Tecno Pova 2 comes with a glass front, plastic back and plastic frame build. It is a good-looking phone. The specially crafted texture effect on the back of the phone looks unique and cool. The back also houses the camera panel and it looks cool as well. The sparkling design of the camera is likely to get the attention of the people.

Tecno Pova 2 is a huge phone that has a thickness of 9.62mm. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.

The phone also features probably the largest display on a smartphone right now with 6.90 inches of IPS LCD display. It has a maximum resolution of 1,080*2,460 pixels while reaching a peak brightness of 480 nits. The huge display has a 180Hz touch sampling rate which provides a faster screen response. It also has a face unlock feature.

Cameras

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Tecno Pova 2 features a quad-camera set-up. The main 48MP camera on the back is accompanied by a 2*2MP depth sensor and another 2MP macro sensor. The camera can record videos in 1440p while the frame rate is limited to 30fps regardless of the resolution. There is also super night mode for night photography and 2K time-lapse photography mode on the phone.

On the front, there is an 8MP camera that can record videos in 1080p resolution.

Performance and battery life

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Tecno Pova 2 runs on Android 11 with HIOS 7.6 on top. It is powered by a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset. It has an Octa-Core CPU while the graphics are handled by Mali-G52 MC2.

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Giving power to the phone is a mammoth 7,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery. This is also probably the largest in the segment and on a smartphone that is available in the Nepali market. It supports 18W fast charging. The power should be enough for days for normal use while it can be great while binge-watching, streaming or watching movies as well.

Storage, connectivity and other features

Tecno Pova 2 currently only has a single variant. It comes with 6GB of RAM whereas the internal storage of the phone is 128GB. The memory can be expanded with the help of a microSD card and the phone has a dedicated slot for it.

The phone supports two sim card networks as well as dual-band Wi-fi. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 and supports a USB Type-C 2.0 cable. The phone also supports FM Radio and is NFC enabled. For audio connectivity, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Like most of the Tecno phones, Pova 2 also provides its peek proof feature and Vault 2.0 for privacy.

The price of Tecno Pova 2 is Rs 23,990.

Verdict

Well, this might be the best smartphone offered by Tecno mobiles to date. It has a beautiful design, 180Hz touch sampling rate, probably the largest battery backup and probably the largest display on a smartphone. It also features a 48MP quad-camera setup. There is a moderate processor on the phone, but it is almost the same with others in this price category. There is nothing much to complain about the phone as it offers a lot of unique features for this price category.

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Subba is a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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