In the market for a big-battery smartphone minus the ugly looks? You might want to consider the new Pova Neo 2 from TECNO Mobile.
The TECNO Pova Neo 2 boasts a large 7,000mAh battery. For a perspective, most entry-level and midrange phones only come with a 5,000mAh capacity, while some devices that are already considered big-battery phones only have 6,000mAh.
This means that you can get two to three days of battery life on this thing depending on your usage. Albeit, it only comes with 18W charging, which can already be considered slow in this era. That said, expect long full charges from this device.
Together with its large battery, the Pova Neo 2 also boasts an enormous 6.82-inch IPS screen with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. Although it only has an HD+ resolution instead of the more acceptable FHD+.
To run things, the Pova Neo 2 comes with a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, which you can get with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of expandable storage.
At the helm of everything is the latest Android 12 operating system with TECNO Mobile’s HiOS 8.6 interface on top.
An 8-megapixel selfie snapper sits on the front, while at the back there’s a dual-camera setup that consists of a 16-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
All this hardware is crammed inside a device that has an edgy design on the back. It is available in Uranolite Gray, Virtual Blue, and Orange Magma. However, it’s inevitably thick at 9.6mm.
The TECNO Pova Neo 2 is available in 4GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants for a price of RUB11,990 (around Php12,200) and RUB13,990 (around Php14,200), respectively. They are now in China and should arrive in countries like Philippines soon.
TECNO Pova Neo 2 Specs
- Android 12, HiOS 8.6
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.82-inch HD+ IPS display, 1640 x 720 pixel resolution, 263ppi
- 90Hz refresh rate
- 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G85 octa-core processor
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
- 64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
- 16-megapixel front camera
- 16-megapixel (AG) + 2-megapixel rear cameras, dual-LED flash
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Loudspeaker, Headphone jack
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- FM Radio
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 170.9 x 77.8 x 9.6mm
- Colors: Uranolite Gray, Virtual Blue, Orange Magma
- 7,000mAh non-removable battery, 18W fast charging