TECNO Mobile POVA 2 Hands-On

TECNO Mobile POVA 2 Hands-On

TECNO Mobile brings in its latest smartphone in the Philippines, the TECNO Mobile POVA 2. It is packed with a MediaTek Helio G85 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 7,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. We recently got our hands on it, and here are our initial thoughts!

Looking at POVA 2, the first thing you will notice is its size. It has a large screen and a slim body. The back has a matte textured finish. The unit we have here is in Polar Silver. At the back, we will find its quad-camera setup and its quad flash placed on the upper left side.

In the hands, it’s somewhat lightweight given its pretty sizable size and battery; it is comfortable to hold, thanks to its curved sides at the back.

On the right side, we have the volume buttons and power button that also serves as a fingerprint scanner,

While on the left is the dual-nano SIM card tray with a dedicated microSD card slot that is expandable up to 256GB.

Down at the bottom are the primary microphone, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

For display, we have a 6.9-inch FHD Dot-in IPS LCD. There’s no glass protection mentioned, but it has a plastic screen protector installed, which is nice.


We have a dot notch at the device’s upper center that houses the 8MP selfie camera.

The bezels are thin, while the chin is quite thick. We enjoyed watching videos on this device because of how big the display is. It has excellent viewing angles. The colors are vibrant, and the brightness is pretty good too.

Running the POVA 2 is a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. For the battery, it has a massive 7,000mAh capacity with an 18W flash charge, which can last you up to 2 to 3 days of casual use. This is perfect for people who always keep their phones on, binge-watching your favorite series or movies, and non-stop casual gaming. So we tried playing high-graphic intensive games, and it didn’t disappoint. POVA 2 provides a smooth gaming experience like no other, powered by a game engine that boosts your ability to win. This gameplay enhancer helps to improve a player’s game skills, allowing even novices to become gods in the game.

For software, we get Android R (11). Scrolling through the phone feels smooth, and as you look through the apps, it has pre-installed apps that we are going to use.

Now for cameras, Pova 2 comes with an AI Quad Camera, consisting of a 48MP main camera, 2MP portrait camera, 2MP macro, and QVGA AI lens. For selfies, we have an 8MP dot-in selfie camera and dual front flash. Check out the sample photos we have so far.

The TECNO Mobile POVA 2 is priced at PHP 7,990. This is one of the most affordable smartphones that can handle your gaming play and can make the most out of it.

The TECNO Mobile POVA 2 is now available for pre-order until June 14 at the TECNO Mobile’s stores to score exclusive deals and freebies. Customers who will buy from Shopee will get a free Mobile Legends game skin plus wireless Bluetooth earphones with a mic. However, those who will shop at Lazada will get a free Mobile Legends game skin plus wireless earpods. You may also shop at TECNO Mobile concept store in SM North Edsa Annex, TECNO Mobile Kiosk at Ayala Market Market, Memo Express, and Kimstore Online to get free Mobile Legends game skins and other special dealer freebies.

What do you guys think about the TECNO Mobile POVA 2? Do you think it can be your next daily driver? Let us know in the comments section below.

TECNO Mobile POVA 2 specs
6.9-inch FHD Dot-in IPS LCD
Mediatek Helio G85 chipset
Mali-G52 GPU
128GB of internal storage
Quad Camera
48MP F1.9 (wide)
2MP (macro)
2MP (depth)
8MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, A-GPS, Galileo, BDS
FM Radio
USB Type-C
Face Unlock
Fingerprint scanner (rear-mounted)
HIOS 7.6 (Android R 11)
173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6mm
Polar Silver, Power Blue, Dazzle Black

With additional inputs from Arel Ebana

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