The more choices the better for the consumer, that’s where Tecno comes in as the brand launches new smartphones in the Philippines. One of their smartphones, the TECNO Pouvoir 4 was sent to us for review. One short word: delighted. There is a list of good and not so good feedback so, I invite you to read our TECNO Pouvoir 4 Review (Philippines). For very competitive pricing, the Pouvoir 4 has these to offer — a 6000 mAh battery; 18W Speed Charge, and 7” Dot Notch Screen.
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TECNO Pouvoir 4 specs
Android 10, HiOS
7.0-inch HD IPS display, 1640 x 720 pixel resolution, 255ppi
Helio A22 2.0GHz quad-core processor
3GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD
13MP + macro lens + depth sensor rear cameras
8MP selfie camera
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Dual SIM, Dual standby
Colors: Cosmic Shine, Ice Jadeite, Fascinating Purple
It is currently priced at P4,590. You can find this smartphone in all Tecno partner retail stores, or you can visit http://bit.ly/TecnoStoresPH.
TECNO Pouvoir 4 Unboxing
This is a super-duper massive phone like if you have typical Pinoy small hands you’ll find it uncomfortable to hold. But I can’t say that is one of the cons of this phone, because design-wise, the TECNO Pouvoir 4 can go hand-in-hand with its competitors. There are no signs of cheap build — from the placement of the ports, the camera module, even the glossy back are all superbly done. How massive? It has a 7.0-inch display, now compare it to what you currently have.
This budget smartphone has 7.0-inch HD IPS display, 1640 x 720-pixel resolution, 255ppi. It would have been better if this has 1080p, but I understand where the brand is coming from. But it is not too bad because the display is IPS.
There’s a dark theme option already out of the box, so if you are like me, turn it on immediately, it will save battery life even more.
Af for media consumption like watching videos from YouTube, the phone gave me good enough experience. What I particularly liked was the huge screen.
Here’s one sample I created in a controlled environment.
Again, I like to reiterate that these photos and videos from the TECNO Pouvoir 4 are from a controlled environment. What I meant by that is I have lighting installed in my studio. It may be different when you take photos and record videos outdoors.
I’d like to remind my readers about this TECNO Pouvoir 4 Review (Philippines). This 7-inch giant smartphone is powered by Helio A22 a Mediatek SOC and has 3GB RAM only plus a limited 32GB storage.
You will definitely feel the sluggishness of the device given the limited RAM on-board, but the total experience wasn’t bad at all.
The 18-watt charger makes the charging “fast”, but not as what we have in today’s standards. Plus the phone still uses micro USB, yes, micro USB in 2020.
Before I tell you my conclusion, I’d like to make it clear that Tecno is a new brand in the Philippines. This is probably why they offered a 12+1 warranty, which is a good gesture to build the confidence of the buying consumer. Also, the Google Assitant button could have been removed or can be customized for some function. A nice to have but not a required feature.
Given the total experience I had with the phone, I can say we can give this a chance. Decent design, good enough performance, cameras are not the best but you can take good photos already for your social media needs.
The phone wins on media consumption — you can watch lots of videos/movies on a clear IPS 7-inch display, plus you don’t need to worry about filling up the 6,000mAH battery because it comes with an 18w fast charger.
Should you want to buy this phone, Tecno Pouvoir 4 is available at partner retail stores listed here: http://bit.ly/TecnoStoresPH.
You can also follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on facebook.com/TECNOMobilePH and get a chance to win your own Pouvoir 4.