Tecno Pova 3 full review

Tecno Pova 3: Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage and Camera Review


Tecno Pova 3, Does Tecno really made a good upgrade from the last Gen Tecno Pova 2? So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.

Tecno Pova 3

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Tecno Pova 3:


Type IPS LCD, 90Hz
Size 6.9 inches, 113.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~389 ppi density)

Tecno Pova 3 has a big 6.9 inches IPS LCD, 90Hz display, with no HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 450 nits.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 389. This display is faster and more powerful with 90Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 90Hz refresh rate, and also the content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Tecno Pova 3 is using the IPS LCD panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 5. Screen to body ratio is 83.2%, this will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be great.


173.1 x 78.5 x 9.4 mm (6.81 x 3.09 x 0.37 in)
Build Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Extra RGB notification light stripe on the back (Electric Blue model only)

TECNO is known for its amazing new premium designs. Tecno Pova 3 has a new design with new textures on the back. The rear is made of plastic and frame is made of plastic too, which makes it a little lighter than other Budget smartphones. There’s no IP68 water and dust resistant in this Tecno Pova 3. The phone is protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 190 grams. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the power button, and has some amazing speeds because of advancements in software and hardware. There are some extras too, there is an RGB notification light strap on the back of the phone. Which lights up when there is a notification. Also, this features only works in the electric blue model, and this color is amazing.


Chipset MediaTek Helio G88
Architecture 2x 2 GHz – Cortex-A75
6x 1.8 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8
Frequency 2000 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
Process 12 nanometers

Tecno Pova 3 is launching with the new chipset from MediaTek, which is MediaTek Helio G88. Which scores great in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks in this budget category. These new higher-performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 90Hz IPS LCD display. The gaming experience is awesome with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Arm Mali-G77 MC9 is one of the most powerful GPU on this midrange segment right now, which makes the Tecno Pova 3 more-faster than other Budget smartphones. This new chipset is more optimized than the last gen MediaTek Helio G88, which is also consider to be a premium chipset.


RAM size 4, 6GB
Memory type LPDDR4x
Channels 2
Storage size 64, 128GB
Storage type UFS 2.1
Memory card Yes

Tecno Pova 3 is launching with 2 variants of ram and 2 variants of storage which are 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM of ram. And with the new MediaTek Helio G88, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDRx with a memory frequency of 2133MHz. Tecno Pova 3 has the fastest UFS 2.1 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is also an SD card support, which can support an SD card up to 128GB.

AnTuTu 9:

CPU 56707
GPU 54234
Memory 42227
UX 77806
Total score 230390

MediaTek Helio G88 shows best Antutu 9 scores. We can see the big jump in the GPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 54234, which is a slower than the Snapdragon 695. The CPU also shows one the best scores. It is 56707 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 695. The memory scores also shows a significant boost. MediaTek Helio G88 memory is faster than Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 678. The Ux is also showing one of the best performance. It is 77806, which is faster than Snapdragon 665, Snapdragon 675. MediaTek Helio G88 total scores are above 230390. MediaTek Helio G88 is considerably gaining a performance boost.

Geekbench 5:

Single-Core Score 364
Multi-Core Score 1258

The single-core scores show the best performance in this smartphone budget category lineup. The single core scores are 364. And the multi-core scores are 1258 which is also good at this point.


Operating system Android 12

The Tecno Pova 3 is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than the Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new HIOS fix old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. TECNO is known for its good software optimization with their new custom ROM.


Capacity 7000 mAh
Charge power 25 W
Wireless charging No
Reverse wireless charging No
Battery type Li-Po
Full charging time 1.50 hr

Tecno Pova 3 comes with 25 watts of the charger. Which can fully charge the Tecno Pova 3 in just 110 minutes which is really slow. There no is wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so slow for 7000Mah battery. Tecno Pova 3 is a two-day phone I mean this phone can last two long days.


Matrix 50 megapixels
Image resolution 8700 x 5800
Zoom Digital
Flash Dual LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording No
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS
Lenses (50 MP  + 2 MP)

Tecno Pova 3 has 3 cameras at the back and main camera is awesome. The Tecno Pova 3 main Camera is 50 megapixel Samsung JN1 F/1.8. What makes this camera setup even more awesome is that this camera lens is combined with the wide aperture of F/1.8, the wider the aperture the more light will it collect and the more sharp the image and video quality will be. This Tecno Pova 3 can record video at 1080P at 30 FPS. This is amazing the video will contain more details thanks to its good optimization software and good processor. This is quite impressive, this will make the camera experience more stable and more accurate. You will say goodbye to that blurry shots and unstable videos. The Tecno Pova 3 has 1 more camera lens. Let’s talk about that in detail.


Dual 50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

There is camera sensor of 50MP which is wide camera. The field of view is 26mm which are wider. This camera sensor also has some amazing autofocus. This sensor can take amazing shots with high accuracy. Its aperture is F/1.8, which makes it sharp and contains good tons on subjects. This Tecno Pova 3 has an amazing camera setup, with fast autofocus lenses, high sensors, and good software optimization. There is another 2MP macro camera which is useless in most situation because it’s only 2MP.


Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide), 1/2.74″, 0.8µm
Features Panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

When it comes to selfie cameras the Tecno Pova 3 has the single punch whole camera of 8MP which have the largest pixels. This single punch whole camera contain some awesome details when it comes to day time shots. In night time this camera sensor can take some good shots. Thanks to its aperture, which is F/2.0 which means the photos will look accurate as other smartphones, also this camera will good shots at night because the sensor is wide to capture more light. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only.


Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth version 5.2
USB type USB Type-C

This Tecno Pova 3 is launching with the Wi-Fi 6 which is faster, more efficient and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 5. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.2. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.1. Tecno Pova 3 has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 25 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with the data transfer because it helps with the faster read and write speeds. Tecno Pova 3 doesn’t has NFC support.


Speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Headphone audio jack Yes

The Tecno Pova 3 comes with stereo speakers. This Tecno Pova 3 has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is 3.5mm headphone jack on this Tecno Pova 3.


Colors Electric Blue, Tech Silver, Eco Black

The Tecno Pova 3 is going to lunch in three different colors. Electric Blue, Tech Silver, Eco Black. TECNO is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Electric Blue color because it looks better than these two colors.


This smartphone is costing around 150 Euros, which is way more cheaper than the Motorola Edge 30 and OnePlus 10R.

Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good Budget phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Tecno Pova 3 is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Tecno Pova 3.
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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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