Tecno Pova 2 smartphone review with record autonomy

The Tecno Hong Kong brand is present with its smartphones and in Russia quite famous in developing markets and in Russia.Now the company, which is part of the Bolshoi TransSion holding, has released a rather noticeable model called Pova 2 on sale.It stands out at least in two parameters: it has a huge screen and an incredible container of a built -in battery for a pocket device.What else can this tabletophon offer its owner, you will learn from a detailed view of Tecno Pova 2.

The main characteristics of Tecno Pova 2 (LE7N model)

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Appearance and ease of use

Tecno Pova 2 is supplied in a stylishly designed, without catchy alapority box of solid cardboard.

In the kit you can find a protective cover, a protective film on the screen, as well as a charger with a maximum output capacity of 18 W.

Tecno Pova 2 is a very large mobile device with a large, almost seven -inch screen.The massive device has a large weight of 232 grams.The mass is due not only to large dimensions, but also by a voluminous battery of 7000 mAh, which makes the device almost unique in its class.Smartphones with such batteries on the mobile market can still be counted on the fingers.

The structure of the case is the simplest: a completely plastic casing without a separate side frame glued with front glass.There is no gloss and shine, plastic coating is matte and rough.There are practically no fingerprints on such a coating.To decorate on the back of the case, a strip is launched, there is also a large inscription - the name of the model.

In the average hand, such a huge apparatus is difficult, in the pocket of clothing it will also become a very tangible burden.But those who need a really large screen need such a overall device for a long time not to get used to.

The smartphone does not slip at all in the hand, but there is still a protective cover in the kit.By the way, it can come in handy in case of frequent use of a smartphone lying on the table, because due to bulging chambers, the device sways on solid surfaces when touching the screen.

In front of the front camera is installed in a round neckline in the screen matrix located in the center.The camera is equipped with its own front flash.

Fingerprint scanner is capacious, it is cut directly into a flat power button on the right side of the device.The scanner works clearly and quickly.The volume swing is also located on this side, its buttons are divided, have a hard and distinct move.

Triple cards connector: two Nano-SIM cards can be installed in it and one Microsd memory card.Hot replacement of cards is supported.

There is nothing on the upper end, and a 3.5-mm headphone output, USB Type-C connector and a conversational microphone are installed in the lower end..

There is no main speaker here at all, the sound makes the only conversational loudspeaker in the upper part.

The smartphone is available in several variants of the color design of the case, in Russia two colors will be represented at first - gray and black.The protection of the smartphone does not have protection against moisture and dust.


Tecno Pova 2 smartphone is equipped with a 6.9 -inch diagonal display and 1080 × 2460 resolution, protected by flat glass.The physical dimensions of the screen are 71 × 162 mm, the ratio of the parties is 20: 9, the density of the points is 389 ppi.The frame width around the screen is 3.5 mm per sides, 4 mm from above and 7 mm from below.With such a huge almost seven -inch screen, the frame looks very thin.

The front surface of the screen is made in the form of a glass plate with a mirror-clatter of a surface resistant to scratches.Judging by the reflection of objects, the anti -muffle properties of the screen are better than that of the Google Nexus 7 screen (then just Nexus 7).For clarity, we give a photograph in which the white surface is reflected in the shut -off screens (on the left - Nexus 7, on the right - Tecno Pova 2, then they can be distinguished in size):

Tecno Pova 2 screen is noticeably darker (brightness according to photographs 95 versus 106 in Nexus 7).The double objects of the reflected objects in the Tecno Pova 2 screen are very weak, this indicates that there is no air gap between the outer glass layers (more specifically between the outer glass and the LCD matrix).Due to the smaller number of boundaries (such as glass/air) with strongly different refractive coefficients, such screens look better in conditions of intense external flash, but their repair in the case of a cracked outer glass costs much more, since it is necessary to change the screen entirely.On the outer surface of the screen there is a special oleophobic (fat -repellent) coating (in terms of effectiveness is better than that of Nexus 7), so the traces of the fingers are removed much easier, and appear at a lower speed than in the case of ordinary glass.

With manual control of brightness and when displaying the White Field in full screen, the maximum brightness value was 450 kD/m².The maximum brightness is not very high, but, given the excellent anti-muffle properties, something can be considered on the screen even on a sunny day outside the room.The minimum brightness value is 4 cd/m², so in complete darkness the brightness can be reduced to a comfortable value.Automatic adjustment of brightness through the light sensor (it is located on the front panel close to its upper edge to the right of the front loudspeaker grille).In automatic mode, when the external illumination conditions change, the brightness of the screen increases and decreases.The work of this function depends on the position of the brightness control slider: the user may try to set the desired level of brightness in the current conditions.If you do not interfere, then in the complete darkness the auto -firing function reduces the brightness of up to 12 cd/m² (goes), in conditions of the office illuminated by the artificial light (approximately 550 lux) sets by 180 kD/m² (normal), and conditionally under the direct rays of the sun increases to to the direct450 cd/m² (to maximum).The result by default satisfied us, but for the experiment we tried to lower the brightness in complete darkness - they moved the slider a little to the left.The brightness became lower, but after the cycle of increasing external illumination and its decrease, everything returned to the same values that were before the intervention.It turns out that the function of auto -adjustment, although it works adequately, does not allow the user to configure his work to individual requirements.At any level of brightness, a significant modulation of the backlight is absent, so there is no shit of the screen.

This smartphone uses an IPS matrix.Microphotography demonstrates a subpixel structure typical of IPS:

For comparison, you can familiarize yourself with the Gallery of Microphotography of Screens used in mobile technology.

The screen has good viewing angles without significant flower shifts even with large deviations of the view from the perpendicular to the screen and without inverting shades.For comparison, we give photos on which the same images are displayed on the Tecno Pova 2 and Nexus 7 screens, while the brightness of the screens was initially installed by about 200 cd/m², and the color balance on the camera is forced to 6500 K to 6500 K.

The white field perpendicular to the screens:

We note the good uniformity of the brightness and color tone of the White Field.

And test picture:

The colors on the screen of the smartphone are saturated slightly higher than the natural, the color balance of the Nexus 7 and the test screen differ markedly, the picture on the smartphone screen is clearly darkened.Recall that photography cannot serve as a reliable source of information about the quality of color rendering and is given only for a conditional visual illustration.The reason is that the spectral sensitivity of the camera matrix inaccurately coincides with this characteristic of human vision.

Now at an angle of about 45 degrees to the plane and to the side of the screen:

It can be seen that the colors have not changed a lot in both screens, but in Tecno Pova 2 the contrast decreased more due to strong highlighting the black and more reduced brightness.

And the white field:

The brightness at an angle of the screens decreased (at least 5 times, based on the difference in excerpt), but in the case of Tecno Pova 2, the brightness decreased stronger.The black field, when deviated diagonally, highlights strongly, and acquires a reddish tint.Photos below are demonstrated (the brightness of white areas in the perpendicular plane of the screens is the direction is the same!):

And from a different angle:

With a perpendicular look, the uniformity of the black field is good (for clarity, the brightness of the backlight on the smartphone is set to the maximum):

Contrast (approximately in the center of the screen) is high - about 1200: 1.Response time during the transition of black-white-black is 17 ms (9 ms of VKL.+ 8 ms off.).The transition between halftones of gray 25% and 75% (in numerical color) and back in total takes 28 ms.Built at 32 points with an equal interval in terms of a numerical value of the shade of gray gamma-rowing did not reveal the blockage in the lights or in the shadows.The indicator of the approximating degree function is 2.46, which is higher than the standard value of 2.2, therefore the image is darkened.At the same time, the real gamma crryvay significantly deviates from the degree dependence:

In this device there is a dynamic adjustment of the brightness of the backlight in accordance with the nature of the displayed image - in the dark in the middle images, the brightness of the backlight decreases.As a result, the resulting dependence of the brightness on the shade (gamma-fluve) does not strictly correspond to the gamma-fry static image, since the measurements were carried out during the sequential output of shades of gray almost on the entire screen.For this reason, a number of tests - determining the contrast and response time, comparing black overlight at the corners - we carried out (however, as always) when withdrawing special templates with unchanged average brightness, and not monophonic fields in full screen.In general, such an unshakable correction of brightness does nothing but harm, since a constant change of brightness of the screen can at least cause some discomfort, reduces the difference in gradations in the shadows in the case of dark images and readability of the screen in bright light, since in the most bright on average images brightnessThe backlight is significantly underestimated.

Color coverage is slightly wider than SRGB:

Spectra show that the matrix light filters to moderately mix the components to each other:

For a consumer device, a wide color coverage is a disadvantage, since as a result of the color of images - drawings, photos and films - oriented to the SRGB space (and such vast majority) have unnatural saturation.This is especially noticeable on recognizable shades, for example, on skin shades.The result is given in the photographs above.

The balance of shades on the gray scale is compromise, since the color temperature is significantly higher than the standard 6500 K.However, the deviation from the spectrum of a completely black body (ΔE) on the gray scale is below 3, which for a consumer device is considered an excellent indicator.In this case, the color temperature and ΔE change little from shade to shade - this positively affects the visual assessment of the color balance.(The darkest areas of gray scales can not be taken into account, since there the balance of colors does not matter much, and the error of measurements of color characteristics on low brightness is large.)

There is also a setup that reduces the intensity of the blue component.

In principle, bright light can lead to a violation of the daily (circadian) rhythm (see.an article about the iPad Pro with a 9.7 -inch display), but everything is decided by a decrease in brightness to a low but comfortable level, and there is no sense in distorting the color balance, reducing the contribution of blue..Unfortunately, this setting cannot be used to correct the color balance, since even at the minimum correction level the color temperature is too much underestimated (up to about 5400 K).

We will summarize: the screen has not a very high maximum brightness (450 cd/m²), but has excellent anti-glazing properties, so the device can somehow be used outside the room even a summer sunny day.In complete darkness, brightness can be lowered to a comfortable level (up to 4 kD/m²).It is permissible to use the mode with automatic brightness adjustment, which works adequately, but does not allow the user to configure his work to individual requirements.The advantages of the screen include the presence of an effective oleophobic coating, the absence of an air gap in the layers of the screen and visible flicker, a high contrast (1200: 1).To the disadvantages - the low stability of black to the deviation of the view from the perpendicular to the plane of the screen, a significant decrease in brightness at the corners, the general dimming of the image, the not disconnected dynamic adjustment of brightness and too saturated colors.Even taking into account the importance of characteristics for this particular class of devices, the quality of the screen cannot be considered high.


The smartphone has four cameras at the rear, but it takes mainly on one.Three others have too weak characteristics and serve as auxiliary goals:

Обзор смартфона Tecno Pova 2 с рекордной автономностью

The camera control interface is peculiar, slightly different from the camera application in most smartphones of popular brands.Additional modes are not in the “Still” tab in the horizontal scroll menu, they must be pulled out with a gesture from the bottom up, and if you skip this training moment, it is difficult to guess yourself.However, exactly the same menu can be found in all Infinix brand devices, because both brands are part of one Transsion holding.

Also, there is no manual mode and there is no way to turn off the work of AI when determining the scene.AI is always interfering in the processing of the picture, everything is done here for simplified shooting in fully automatic mode.There is an AUTO HDR mode, portrait and night modes, as well as a beauty and branded AR stakers.Some of the stickers are devoted to the football theme, because the Tecno brand has been sponsored by the Manchester City football club for several years.

The camera has no stabilizer.There is no full -time opportunity to save pictures in RAW.Phase autofocus works quickly and operates quite adequately.Only when Video shooting of distant plans does he sometimes begin to adapt, which can ruin the Video.But this is in inexpensive mobile cells that occurs completely.

On the main camera, you can shoot at 48 MP or 12 megapixels with a combination of 4 pixels in 1.There is a difference in the pictures, and quite large.In 48 MP, the camera gives a tough picture with the presence of clearly overweight places, this is clearly visible in bright light.At the same time, dark areas against their background are well shaken, creating a strong contrast and, as a result, visual volume.In 12-megapixel pictures, these moments are leveled, peretvetes are removed and shadows are pulled up.Any textures become visible much better (as if manually lift the exposition in Photoshop), but the contrast is lost.As a result, the pictures look more flat, unnatural.For example, a couple of pictures below the grass in the foreground of the photo 12 megapixels as if artificially illuminated, in a 48-megapixel picture, it looks much more natural.

In addition to leveling the exposition, the machine performs an additional post-cutting of 12-megapixel photographs, and in general, the photos are perhaps more preferred in this mode.However, sometimes it is difficult to decide - you can probably take two options for photos, and only then choose the best.The size of the pictures 12 and 48 MP differs approximately three times.But if we talk about detailing, then it is just ahovy in 48-megapixel pictures, for the sake of this it is not worth it in greater resolution.In general, the quality of the pictures is not bad for the budget apparatus, but not more than.

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The night regime also cannot offer anything good.He can only set a long endurance, highlighting all the sections of the picture to an unnatural state "at night".It is already difficult to call such a picture “night”, artistic value is also doubtful, and the details are desperately smeared with a noise.

A separate macro module has modest characteristics, but, in general, is able to give out a good miniature.However, this module cannot focus on the already familiar distance of 4 cm, it must be taken away.Therefore, the word "macro" obtained pictures in this case can be called only with a big stretch.It is better to just shoot on the main camera - it will come out no worse.

Video Smartphone can shoot in the maximum resolution 2560 × 1440 (2K) at 30 fps.There is no stabilizer.In principle, if he, the Video would have turned out very good: the picture is clear, bright, juicy and quite detailed.But without stabilization it is very difficult to remove from hand.Electronic stabilization is available if the resolution is reduced to 1080r, but there, of course, the quality falls, the picture becomes loose.If you reduce the resolution even more, to 720r, then it will be possible to enable the artificial effect of blurring the background (side).

Selfie camera (8 MP) does not shine with the quality of shooting, but it can provide the owner with a bright LED outbreak and the addition of effects (side, AR sties).

Telephone part and communication

The modem of the hardware platform on which the review hero works should theoretically support the work in 4G LTE Cat networks.7 with a maximum load speed of up to 300 Mbit/s and sending up to 100 Mbps/s.Among the supported frequencies, all most commonly used in Russia were found: LTE Band 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28.

There are also Wi-Fi 5 wireless adapters (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth 5.0, the presence of the NFC module for quick contactless payment is pleased.

The navigation module works with GPS (with A-GPS), as well as with GLONASS and Beidou, but without the support of the European Galileo.The first satellites at a cold start are found quickly, the positioning accuracy does not cause complaints.Among the sensors there is a magnetic field sensor necessary for comfortable work with cards.There was also a gyroscope among the smartphone sensors.

The interlocutor's voice in dynamics is legible, loud.Vibrozizov seemed weak, but this is normal: not every vibration engine can “rock up” such a massive and overall body..

Software and multimedia

Tecno Pova 2 has an actual OS Android 11th version with its own membrane HIOS 7.6.This is a typical Chinese interface that offers a lot of settings for every taste, as well as obsessive advertising and demo versions of applications and games.There is a dark topic, gesture support, screen separation, game mode, a full -time work store Google Play with Google services.

On the game mode, the manufacturer here takes a special emphasis.Even despite the not -powerful platform and the lack of stereodines, the smartphone is positioned as a game.In addition to the frequency of sampling of the touch screen of 180 Hz and the “Game engine,” the game mode offers a disconnection of the notifications and in general everything that can interfere with the game process, various control settings are added, you can change your own voice in the game chat beyond recognition..However, such a gaming mode was present in Tecno devices and a year ago.

The smartphone does not have stereodines, there is not even a separate multimedia loudspeaker (which is usually installed in the lower end).A conversational speaker, of course, cannot provide high -quality voice acting of cinema and games, but Dirac technologies with presets are still implemented for him.In the headphones, the sound is acceptable, not forgotten and a 3.5 mm audio output for wired headphones.There is a built-in FM radio and a dictaphone with solid sensitivity, suitable for recording at lectures and seminars.


The smartphone operates on the MediaTek Helio G85 single-chip system with 8 processor nuclei with a frequency of up to 2 GHz and with MALI-G52 MC2 as a GPU.The amount of RAM is 4 GB, the volume of the storage is 64 or 128 GB.You can install a memory card on a smartphone, it is supported by connecting external devices to the USB Type-C port in USB OTG mode.

SOC MediaTek Helio G85 was announced on April 30, 2020 and is made according to a 12-nanometer process.The platform is not very powerful, even in the 9th version of Antutu, it gains a little more than 200 thousand points.She is very far from Helio G95, she lags 1.5-2 times in all respects.

Nevertheless, in the most popular games, including Call of Duty Mobile, Injustice 2, can be played without slowing down, albeit on low graphics settings.Tecno representatives generally have a push in this model on the playing component, mentioning the “game engine” and claiming that the device provides the player with the “optimal game process by directing the acceleration of processors, reducing the computing load on graphic processors and accelerating the processing of gaming packets at the network level”.

It is also worth noting that Tecno has some exclusive relations with the game Free Fire Garena (an analogue of Pubg), and this game really goes on the smartphone quite vigorously.It is only a pity that the device does not provide good stereo sound.

Testing in complex tests Antutu and Geekbench:

All the results we got when testing a smartphone in the latest versions of popular benchmarks, we brought in tables for convenience.Several other devices from various segments are also added to the table, also tested on similar recent versions of benchmarks (this is done only for a visual assessment of the obtained dry numbers).Unfortunately, as part of one comparison, the results from different versions of the benchmarks cannot be presented, so many worthy and relevant models remain “behind the scenes” due to the fact that they were at one time “obstacles” on previous versions of test programs.

Tecno Pova 2(Mediatek Helio G85)Infinix Note 10 Pro(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L+(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Redmi Note 10(Qualcomm Snapdragon 678)
AnTuTu (v9.x)(больше — лучше)222345354606300841 283847
GeekBench 5(больше — лучше)373/1330511/1659563/1735313/1380543/1662

Testing the graphic subsystem in the 3DMark and GFXBENCHMARK game tests:

Tecno Pova 2(Mediatek Helio G85)Infinix Note 10 Pro(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L+(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Redmi Note 10(Qualcomm Snapdragon 678)
3DMark Wild Life Ex Vulkan(больше — лучше)183440337106145
3DMark Sling Shot Ex OpenGL ES 3.1(больше — лучше)14142767270811551474
3DMark Sling Shot Ex Vulkan(больше — лучше)14292847251711081353
GFXBenchmark Manhattan ES 3.1(Onscreen, fps)1428291215
GFXBenchmark Manhattan ES 3.1(1080p Offscreen, fps)1633331318
GFXBenchmark T-Rex(Onscreen, fps)4059813142
GFXBenchmark T-Rex(1080p Offscreen, fps)4582913547

Testing in browser cross-platform tests:

Tecno Pova 2(Mediatek Helio G85)Infinix Note 10 Pro(Mediatek Helio G95)Redmi Note 10 Pro(Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G)TCL 20L+(Qualcomm Snapdragon 662)Redmi Note 10(Qualcomm Snapdragon 678)
Mozilla Kraken(мс, меньше — лучше)-2958285643992837
Google Octane 2(больше — лучше)111281604814852901113169
JetStream(больше — лучше)2736403041

Androbench test results for memory work:

Testing under the load for detecting trotling processor:

Heat nets

Below is the heat of the rear surface, obtained after 15 minutes of battle with a gorilla in the game Injustice 2 (this test is also used in determining autonomy in 3D games):

Heating higher in the upper part of the device, which apparently corresponds to the location of the SOC chip.According to the heat chamber, the maximum heating was 42 degrees (at a temperature of the air of 24 degrees).Such heating cannot be called insignificant.

Video playback

This device apparently does not support the DisplayPort Alt Mode for USB Type-C-the image and sound output to the external device when connecting to the USB port (USBView report report.exe).Therefore, I had to limit ourselves to testing the image of the image of Video files to the screen of the device itself.To do this, we used a set of test files with an arrow and rectangle moving into one division by the frame (see."Methodology for testing devices for playing and displaying Video signal.Version 1 (for mobile devices) ")).Pictures of the screen with an excerpt of 1 s helped to determine the nature of the output of Video files with various parameters: resolution varied (1280 by 720 (720p), 1920 by 1080 (1080p) and 3840 by 2160 (4K) pixels) and frame rate (24, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 2530, 50 and 60 frames/s).In tests, we used the MX Player Video player in "hardware" mode.The test results are reduced to the table:

4К/60p (H.265)плохомного
4К/50p (H.265)хорошонет
4К/30p (H.265)отличнонет
4К/25p (H.265)отличнонет
4К/24p (H.265)отличнонет

Note: if both columns are uniform and gaps set green grades, this means that, most likely, when watching films of artifacts caused by uneven alternation and passage of personnel, or they will not be visible at all, or their number and visibility will not affect the comfort of comfortviewing.Red marks indicate possible problems associated with the reproduction of the relevant files.

According to the criterion for the display of personnel, the quality of the playback of Video files on the screen of the smartphone itself is good, since in most cases, personnel (or personnel groups) can (but are not required to) be withdrawn from a more or less uniform alternation of intervals and without personnel passes.When playing Video files with a resolution of 1920 to 1080 pixels (1080p), the image of the Video file itself is displayed by one-in-one by pixels, exactly in the height of the screen (with landscape orientation) and in true resolution Full HD.The brightness range displayed on the screen corresponds to the standard range 16-235.Note that in this smartphone there is no support for hardware decoding of files H.265 with color depth 10 bits per color and HDR files.

Autonomous work time

The smartphone has a built -in battery with a capacity of a 7000 mAh very rare for smartphones, so in tests it is quite expected to demonstrate unusually high numbers.In the real exploitation of such a gigantic gap in autonomy, of course, will not be observed, a seven -inch screen with high resolution still cannot but consume a lot of energy, and SOC is heated decently.But still, the device can be used longer than a regular smartphone: for a couple of days it is quite capable of stretching without a socket.

Testing was traditionally carried out at the usual level of energy consumption without the use of energy conservation functions, although there are such in the device.Testing conditions: a minimum comfortable level of brightness is set (approximately 100 cd/m²).Tests: continuous reading in the Moon+ Reader program (with a standard, light theme);Continuous viewing of the Video in HD quality (720r) through the home network Wi-Fi;Injustice 2 game with graphics auto tanks.

Емкость аккумулятораРежим чтенияРежим видеоРежим 3D-игр
Tecno Pova 27000 мА·ч36 ч. 00 м.28 ч. 30 м.15 ч. 00 м.
Infinix Note 10 Pro5000 мА·ч20 ч. 30 м.17 ч. 00 м.8 ч. 30 м.
Redmi Note 10 Pro5020 мА·ч25 ч. 00 м.18 ч. 00 м.8 ч. 00 м.
Infinix Note 10 Pro5000 мА·ч20 ч. 30 м.17 ч. 00 м.8 ч. 30 м.
TCL 20L+5000 мА·ч20 ч. 00 м.18 ч. 00 м.7 ч. 30 м.
Redmi Note 105000 мА·ч26 ч. 00 м.21 ч. 00 м.7 ч. 00 м.

Traditionally, we make a reservation that these are the maximum possible figures obtained in ideal conditions and without installed SIM cards.Any changes in the scenario of operation will most likely lead to a deterioration in the results.


Tecno Pova 2 is already sold in official domestic retail at a price of 14 thousand rubles for the younger configuration (4/64 GB).Playing in the lower price category, the smartphone does not claim a lot.This is an affordable model for everyday work and entertainment with maximum autonomy.The smartphone has no outstanding photo and Video capabilities, but it has a screen worthy of quality and size and good hardware performance that allows you to play mobile games- exactly what you need youth who is not used to sitting home.

In conclusion, we suggest watching our Video review of the Tecno Pova 2 smartphone:

Our Video review of the Tecno Pova 2 smartphone can also be seen at ixbt.Video