Spark 9 Pro vs G A04s

Phone Comparison; Tecno Spark 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy A04s

In the price range of under Ksh. 21,000, we have the Tecno Spark 9 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy A04s. These are basically budget phones and they are for those individuals who are looking to get the latest features in a phone without spending a fortune.

We have done a comparison between the phones in a bid to determine which phone gives you the most value for money.

Check out the phone specifications;

Tecno Spark 9 Pro
Samsung Galaxy A04s
Display Type LCD touchscreen LCD touchscreen
Size 6.6 inches, 103.4 cm2 (~83.3% screen-to-body ratio) 6.5 inches, 103.4 cm2 102.0 cm2 (~80.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~407 ppi density) 720 x 1600 pixels (~270 ppi density)
Platform Operating System Android 12, HIOS 8.6 Android 12, One UI Core 4
Chipset MediaTek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm) Exynos 850 (8nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Memory RAM 4GB 4GB
Internal 128GB


External MicroSD


Network Technology 4G LTE 4G LTE


Camera Main Camera 50 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide),
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
QVGA, f/2.0
50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera 32 MP, (wide) 5 MP, f/2.2, (wide)
Battery Size Non-removable  5000 mAh battery Non-removable 5000 mAh battery
Charging Fast charging 18W Fast charging 15W
Colors Quantum Black, Burano Blue, Holy White, Hacker Storm, Sport Edition
Black, Green, White, Copper
Price Ksh. 21,500 Ksh. 20,799



Both phones have smooth rounded edges and a glass front, a plastic frame and back. When it comes to weight, we find that the Tecno Spark 9 Pro  is slimmer and weighs slightly less which makes it much easier to handle than the Samsung Galaxy A04s.

The Spark 9 Pro comes with a 6.6 inch HD (1080 x 2460) LCD display while the Samsung Galaxy A04s comes with a 6.5 inches HD (720 x 1600 pixels) LCD display. On this front you will definitely  get a better view on the Spark 9 Pro due to the bigger screen size and better pixels.

Both screens delivered when it came to consumption of multimedia content such as movies, Youtube and social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook. However, the Spark 9 Pro had an edge due to the better and bigger screen and higher pixels.


The Tecno Spark 9 Pro comes with a triple camera setup at the back with the main camera being a f/1.6 50 MP primary sensor, 2 MP (depth) and QVGA. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy A04S rocks a 50 MP f/1.8 (wide), 2 MP (macro) and 2 MP (depth).  The Tecno Spark 9 Pro rocks a 32 MP front camera, Samsung Galaxy A04s comes with a 5 MP selfie camera.

On this aspect, the Tecno Spark 9 Pro has a slight upper hand given its selfie camera while the main cameras have similar specs.


The Tecno Spark 9 Pro runs on a MediaTek MT6769Z Helio G85 (12nm) processor and has the Android 12, HIOS 8.6 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy A04s comes with a Exynos 850 (8nm) processor, Android 12 , One UI Core 4 and 4GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage

The Spark 9 Pro handled multiple tasks with ease but the Samsung Galaxy A04s lagged a behind in light, moderate and heavy usage due to its slower processor. In terms of performance, the Tecno Spark 9 Pro clearly trumps the Samsung Galaxy A04S which is understandable given the better processor.


Both phones come with a 5000 mAh battery as such they are evenly matched on this aspect. A full battery can take you a full day on heavy usage on both units.

However, the Tecno Spark 9 Pro comes with a fast charging brick at 18W whereas the Samsung Galaxy A04s has 18W. As such, on matters fast charging, the Spark 9 Pro trumps the Samsung Galaxy A04s.


The Tecno Spark 9 Pro clearly trumps the Samsung Galaxy A04s when it comes to matters performance, camera, screen and fast charging. As such, I have no choice but to declare  Tecno Spark 9 Pro as the clear winner in this duel.