Maybe you’ve rarely met a cellphone that focuses on selfie photo capabilities. The trend now is to look for gaming cellphones, cellphones for creating content, and cellphones with good battery life. However, a new cellphone released in March 2023 might be an attractive choice if you are looking for a cell phone with a superior selfie camera. This is the Tecno Spark 10 Pro. This phone was introduced by Tecno, simultaneously with the launch of Tecno Spark 10 5G, Tecno Spark 10 and Tecno Spark 10C. These four devices are part of the Tecno Spark 10 Series. Apart from the ability of a qualified selfie camera, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro also offers a variety of other interesting features at an affordable price. The advantages of Tecno Spark 10 Pro Smartphones that offer a balance of capabilities in various aspects are increasingly popular today. Therefore, Tecno Spark 10 Pro not only excels in selfie cameras, but also has various other advantages. Here are some points of excellence! Elegant Design This is the first time in the history of Tecno Spark series to use glass material on the back cover. This gives an elegant look to the body. There are two variations on the rear body of this HP: glossy and matte. Glossy areas are found on the camera, while matte covers almost the entire rear and side body surface. The matte surface effectively reduces fingerprint marks and according to Gizmochina, feels comfortable to hold. Arel Ebana from YugaTech appreciated the design of this cellphone, stating that the build quality of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is good and sturdy when held. The back cover and frame of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro are flat, making it easy to stand up. Some people may find the flat edges to be less comfortable in the hand. However, Rick Aqua’s YouTube channel emphasizes that the sides of this cellphone are not sharp, so it is still comfortable to hold. Rick also highlights the power and volume buttons on the right side of this cellphone, which are steady when pressed. One of the design improvements on the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is the front camera hole. This cellphone abandons the water drop notch model and uses a punch hole which is considered more modern. Gizmochina stated that this cellphone has a water resistance feature, although Tecno did not explain whether this cellphone has a resistance certification or not. Tecno also doesn’t mention the type of glass protector used to cover the screen. Arel Ebana says that the Tecno Spark 10 Pro screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass. This cellphone is available in two color variants: Starry Black and Pearl White. Its dimensions are 168.4 x 76.2 x 8.4 mm and weighs 208 grams. The body is not very thick, but quite heavy. Wide Screen with Refresh Rate 90 Hz Tecno Spark 10 Pro has a very wide screen with a diagonal of 6.8 inches. Using an IPS LCD panel with Full HD + resolution (1080 x 2460 pixels), this screen is capable of displaying colors according to the DCI-P3 standard. The screen supports a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch sampling rate of 270 Hz, which makes the display smooth and responsive when touched. Claimed to have a brightness level of up to 580 nits, Rick Aqua states that the screen display is sharp and vivid in color. Although the screen brightness is not the best in its class for outdoor use, this screen is still capable of carrying out tasks well such as playing social media, games and streaming videos. YouTube video resolution support up to 2K is also available. The Tecno Spark 10 Pro screen is paired with a mono speaker located at the bottom of the body, with standard sound quality. Reliable Performance The Tecno Spark 10 Pro uses the MediaTek Helio G88 chipset which is popular on affordable middle-class HP. This 12nm chipset has eight processor cores, consisting of two Cortex A75 (2.0 GHz) and six Cortex A55 (1.8 GHz) cores, as well as a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU (1 GHz). Helio G88 performance is optimized with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage (eMMC 5.1), depending on regional marketing. There is a Memory Fusion feature to increase RAM capacity up to 8 GB, even though the default RAM is large enough. This phone runs smoothly in daily use, including unlocking the screen quickly using the fingerprint sensor, browsing, streaming, and running several applications. This phone is also able to run various games smoothly, such as Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile with the appropriate graphics settings. Even though it is used to play games for a long time, the cellphone body does not feel hot according to the YouTube Bytes Unlocked channel. As additional information, the GeekBench 5 score for this phone reaches 424 for single-core and 1398 for multi-core scenarios, as well as AnTuTu 9 scores in the range of 250 thousand. Extensive Memory and Available microSD Slots As explained in the performance points, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro offers a large memory capacity, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. This large RAM supports a comfortable user experience in the long run. The large storage capacity allows users to install various applications and store various types of files. If the internal storage is not enough, users can add a microSD card. The Tecno Spark 10 Pro is equipped with a microSD slot that can be accessed on the left side of the cellphone, in a container with two SIM card slots. Users don’t need to sacrifice one of the SIM cards to add a microSD, because both SIM cards and microSD can be installed together. The maximum capacity of microSD that can be installed is 1 TB. Featured Selfie Camera in its Class The front camera or selfie camera Tecno Spark 10 Pro has a resolution of 32 MP (f/2.45) and is equipped with a flash. Not many cellphones have a front camera with flash, including flagship phones. In good lighting conditions, the front camera of this phone is capable of producing quality photos. Gizmochina even stated that the photo quality is close to that of the front camera of middle and high class cellphones. The flash light that is owned is very effective in reducing noise in low lighting conditions, increasing sharpness, and is safe for glasses users because it can eliminate the effect of light reflection. On the back, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is equipped with a 50 MP (f/1.6) main camera, a depth sensor and a flash. The resulting photo quality is good in various lighting conditions. Users can choose the 50 MP mode or the default 12 MP mode, although Gizmochina recommends going with the 12 MP mode. In night conditions, it is recommended to activate the night mode which can increase the dynamic range and produce more attractive photos. Both the front and rear cameras of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro are capable of recording video up to 2K 30 fps resolution, better than other affordable class phones which generally max out at Full HD (1080p) resolution. Long Lasting 5000 mAh Battery The Tecno Spark 10 Pro is equipped with a lithium polymer battery whose capacity is quite large and according to current standards, which is 5000 mAh. While there is no official information from Tecno regarding battery life, some tests have shown that a 5000 mAh battery can run the phone all day long. Of course, battery life will depend on the usage of each user. For light use like browsing and sending messages, this phone can easily last a full day. Equipped with Compass, Audio Jack and NFC Sensors Tecno Spark 10 Pro has various important sensors, such as accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass and fingerprint sensor (integrated with the power button). This phone just doesn’t have a gyroscope sensor. With a light sensor, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro supports the automatic screen brightness adjustment feature. The compass sensor allows this phone to determine the cardinal directions offline. This phone is also equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack. If you are not satisfied with the sound quality of the speakers, you can use a headset connected to the audio jack as a solution. The audio jack is located at the bottom of the cellphone, next to the USB C port. NFC connectivity features are also available, which can be used for various purposes, such as checking and topping up e-money card balances. Comprehensive Sales Package Including Tecno Spark 10 Pro Charger available globally in various countries. The sales package for the global variant is quite complete, including SIM ejector, transparent softcase, USB C cable, 18W charger adapter and wired headset. Completeness of accessories in the sales package is good news for consumers, who do not need to pay extra to complete the cell phone. In India, this phone is sold starting at 10,000 Rupees (around Rp. 1.8 million) for the 8/128 GB variant. Disadvantages of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro Even though the Tecno Spark 10 Pro has many interesting features, this phone is of course not perfect. Here are some things that might be considered a drawback of this cellphone: Not Equipped with an Ultrawide Camera and Gyroscope Sensor The front and main cameras of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro generally offer good quality. However, there are several things that make this cellphone camera incomplete. First, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro doesn’t have an ultrawide camera. It might be possible to get rid of the ultrawide camera to reduce the selling price, but this drawback prevents users from taking photos with a wider viewing angle. Secondly, this phone is not equipped with a gyroscope sensor and only has one microphone. Without a gyroscope sensor, this phone doesn’t have a stabilization feature for video recording. You have to use tools such as a tripod or stick to reduce shaking. Also, with only one microphone, there is a risk that the sound of video recordings will become unclear if the microphone is accidentally covered. Using an external microphone can be a solution to this problem. Long Battery Charging Time The Tecno Spark 10 Pro supports 18W fast charging and includes a charger with the appropriate output in the sales package. However, this charging support is not fast enough to charge a 5000 mAh battery. Based on tests conducted by Rick Aqua’s YouTube channel, the time needed to fully charge this cellphone battery is 1 hour 55 minutes. This charging duration makes it impossible for you to quickly charge the battery if you are in a hurry. Alternatively, you can charge your phone while you sleep at night, so it’s fully charged when you wake up and ready to go in the morning. Ambiguous Software Updates One of the downsides of most Tecno phones is the software. Ads and bloatware might be addressed in some way, but the lack of clarity regarding software updates is a problem in itself. Tecno does not provide clear information about this. It is possible that the Tecno Spark 10 Pro will not receive a software update since it first reached the user. If this happens, problems such as bugs will not be resolved. The Tecno Spark 10 Pro was launched with Android 13 coated with the HiOS 12.6 interface, relevant for phones released in March 2023. Conclusion The Tecno Spark 10 Pro has several interesting features, such as a flash on the front camera which improves the quality of selfie photos in low light conditions. The flash light also helps video calls in minimal lighting conditions. This phone also offers an attractive design, large screen, powerful performance, large memory, and a fairly long battery life. So, this phone is able to carry out multimedia and gaming tasks properly. NFC support and a complete sales package are another added value from the Tecno Spark 10 Pro. However, you have to accept some drawbacks such as long battery charging times, lack of clarity about software updates, and sub-optimal video recording quality when choosing this phone. Despite some drawbacks, the Tecno Spark 10 Pro manages to be an attractive phone at an affordable price. This phone has quite complete features to support various activities. Do you agree?