Tecno Spark 10; a midrange phone with some decent cameras

The Spark 10 series was launched in the Kenyan market late last month. The Spark 10 series comprise four models, that is the Spark 10 Pro, Spark 10, Spark 10 C and Spark 10 5G supported 5G network.

We managed to get our hands on the Tecno Spark 10 and took the phone out for a spin, here are our thoughts.


The Spark 10 measures 6.45 x 2.97 x 0.33 inches which I found to be generally comfortable in the hand. It comes with a plastic back which has a matte finish makes it feel premium which ensuring that there are no fingerprint smudges.

The Spark 10 features a 6.6-inch FHD+ screen with a bezel at the top and bottom giving the phone a screen-to-body ratio of approximately 84.7 per cent. It has a 712×1612 resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio which translates to 267 pixels per inch density. This coupled with a 90 Hertz refresh rate gives a crisp display that you will definitely enjoy.

The phone comes a screen protector out of the box, which will at least protect the device from scratches. However, if you have butter fingers consider getting an aftermarket screen protector.

The selfie camera is located at the top of the screen with the right edge featuring the volume up and down rocker plus power button which also doubles up as the fingerprint sensor. The left edge has the sim card tray that can house two nano-SIM cards, a microSD card expansion slot. The bottom of the phone holds a mono speaker, Type C charging port, a microphone and an earphone jack. At the back we have the camera bump which houses the dual cameras as well as the dual led flash.


The Spark 10 runs on the Android 13 operating system straight out of the box and a HiOS 12.6 interface. The phone comes with some bloatware, however, these can be disabled or uninstalled with ease.

Under the hood, the Spark 10 rocks Mediatek Helio G37 chipset which is okay for handling easy and medium tasks but lags when it comes to doing some heavy lifting. On the other hand, the Spark 10 Pro comes with an upgraded Helio G88 chipset which makes it a far better performer than its sibling.

It has 128GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM and Android’s latest memory fusion (virtual memory extension) that enables the phone to increase RAM by an extra 8GB by taking space from the storage.



The Spark 10 comes with a 50MP main camera, and 8MP selfie camera which take some good photographs. The photos were well-detailed, with decent saturation, dynamic range. However, I found that the cameras struggled a bit in some low light conditions.

Both sets of cameras can shoot videos in 1080 pixels up to 30 frames per second which means that you will be able to get some good and decent videos for your content.

Check out the photos.


The phone features a 5000 mAh non-removable battery supported by an 18Watt flash charging power brick with the phone charging from 0-100 in about 2 hours.

A user gets a full day’s heavy use from a fully charged battery, so everything from listening to music, to reading and browsing as well as gaming is possible. While light usage can see the battery lasting up to 3 days.


You should definitely buy this phone if you are a light user who is not likely to multitask or play heavy games otherwise you might end up getting disappointed. Essentially, if you just need a device for making phone calls, taking pictures and say browsing on social media this phone works for you.

Pricing and Availability

The Tecno Spark 10 series smartphones are available at any of TECNO’s official retail stores countrywide, Safaricom’s official retail shop and online at Masoko, Jumia and Kilimall.

The phones in the series are prices as folows.

  • TECNO Spark 10C – Ksh 15,500
  • TECNO Spark 10 5G – Ksh. 17,599
  • TECNO Spark 10 –  Ksh 19,299
  • TECNO Spark 10 Pro – Ksh 20,499

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Tecno Spark 10 unboxing and first impressions