Earlier this month Tecno unveiled the Spark 3, a device with few upgrades from last year’s Spark 2. However, it’s almost difficult to go hard on the Spark 3 for a few shortcomings it has, given the price tag.
At N34,000, you might be hard pressed to find a smartphone that comes with the needed bells and whistles. The closest one to it is the Xiaomi Redmi 6A.
With a price tag of N31,000 to N34,000, the Redmi 6A seems like the worthy competitor to the Spark 3.
So, how do these two fare?
As far as the build is concerned the Spark 3 takes the lead with its nice textured PLASTIC back and of course the popular notch display in front, then there is the 6.2-inch display which means that you get that immersive viewing experience.
The only thing the Redmi 6a has going for it is the portability.
The same scenario also applies to the display, although the two devices use HD displays, the colors on the Spark 3 look brighter and punchier.
However, where the 6A shines is in the user experience, although the Spark 3 comes with Android Pie straight out the box, the HIOS skin used isn’t as smooth as the MIUI found on the 6A.
Now, despite the fact that they both use the same RAM size and processor, the Xiaomi 6a ended up performing better than the Spark 3 in the RAM management test.
However, that is not to say that the 2Gb RAM is perfect on both devices though.
One surprising thing is the lack of a fingerprint sensor on the Redmi 6a, as opposed to the Face Unlock and the Fingerprint sensor spotted on the Spark 3.
And like I said in my video, even though the Redmi 6a comes with face unlock, it’s isn’t activated by default— you’d have to change the region to India to use.
One area the Spark 3 takes the lead is in the battery size, so you get a 3500mAh battery capacity which is more than the 3000mAh you get on the Redmi 6A.
However, when it comes to charging, it took about 3hrs 19 min to charge the Redmi from 0 – 100 as opposed to the 4hrs 9 minutes it took in charging the Tecno Spark 3.
Now switching to the cameras, you get a 13Mp and 5MP cameras on the Redmi 6a, and a 13mp + 2mp/8mp cameras on the Spark 3. The results you get with the back camera is definitely better on the Spark 3 than the 6a. The colors look more saturated as opposed to the slightly exposed look on the Redmi 6a.
However, when it comes to selfies, I think the Redmi 6a wins. It has a sharper look, although some people might like the warm look on the Spark 3.
Although the Audio from Spark 3 is louder, the Redmi sound a bit distinct, but let me know what you think.
Anyway, I will be giving you guys the option to pick which of the devices you think is better and that device will be given away to one lucky viewer or reader.
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