Since 2008, Tecno phones have gained ascendancy in Africa with different variants since the days of Java phones. When it comes to the market of smartphones in Africa, Tecno phones have one of the highest dominance as they present their products with amazing specs, yet, with reasonable prices. However, Tecno’s forte in Africa is Nigeria.
2019 has been the busiest year for Tecno as they have the highest number of products with different variants produced. Added to the Pouvoir family that started in 2018, Tecno launched Pouvoir 3 in June 2019 by embodying Artificial Intelligence technology into the Pouvoir family.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 specs and price is a thing to look into before or after purchase so as to be able to explore its full potential. While Pouvoir 3 came with a superb software and hardware design, what was the real deal for this Tecno phone was its ultra-long lasting battery, improved security set-up and flawless performance.
The peculiarity of Tecno Pouvoir 3 from other Pouvoirs is its ability to show human articulations with 3D virtual expressions via AR technology. This then creates dynamic cartoon images (known as emojis) implanted in the keyboard for a more intimate chat with family and friends.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 price started at ₦42,000 during its launch period. However, with the release of its successor, the price has decreased a little bit.
Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro (launched August 2018)
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air and Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus (launched August 2019)
Pouvoir 3 is a product of a premium technological operation and elite craftsmanship. It features a thinness of 3.8mm which shows the symmetrical beauty of sleek phones. Maybe not as sleek as expected, but that’s the best of sleekness you could get at that price in Nigeria.
The screen sports a corning gorilla glass which enhances not to break or crack upon simple falls. At the top of the screen is a notch that houses a single selfie camera, an LED flash, and call speakers. While the rear side of the phone features a single camera, an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner in vertical alignment in the middle.
The right side features the volume rockers and the power button while the left side of the phone has the dual nano-SIM and SD card tray. The top has nothing on it but the bottom part displays the 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB slot.
In the recent adoption of notches on smartphones, Tecno did not fail to incorporate the same on the Pouvoir 3 which makes it the first from the Pouvoir family with a notched screen. It has a close edge-to-edge display of about 80% with a rectangular notch at the too.
Pouvoir 3 comes with a 6.2-inch super full view IPS LCD touchscreen display and a resolution of 1,500 x 720 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 19:9 which was the determiner of its slender frame. It also has a pixel density of 268ppi which means that it has the same screen sharpness with its predecessor.
It has a dimension of 157.6 mm x 76.7mm x 8.5 mm (H × W × D) and a weight of 168 grams.
The Camera and Face ID
Like every other product from the Pouvoir family, Pouvoir 3 has a single camera lens of 13MP with an LED flash. However, it has an aperture of f/2.0 and artificial intelligence feature that enables it to produce a better image and video quality than its predecessor under different lighting conditions.
On the other hand, it has an AI-selfie camera of 13MP, an LED flash which gives you outstanding image quality. This also attributes to its additional unlock feature which is the Face ID.
Due to its AI-powered cameras, Pouvoir 3 features automatic face detection which includes AI bokeh effects, smooth night mode options, and an enhanced HDR.
For many Nigerians, the superpower of smartphones lies in its battery longevity. Tecno has capitalized on this and just like the predecessor, it launched Pouvoir 3 with a gigantic 5000 mAh non-removable, Li-Polymer battery which has been the reason behind the phone’s heaviness.
The battery will give you up to 4 days of steady performance. It will also last 43 hours of call making and 22 hours of video playback when fully charged. But it’s good to inform you that it doesn’t support fast charging.
Memory and Connectivity
The Pouvoir 3 supersedes its predecessor in terms of internal memory but not in the aspect of RAM. It sports a RAM of 2GB which is lesser than that of Pouvoir 2 Pro, which is 3GB. Hence, it actually will perform a little bit slower when it comes to app-to-app operation.
It sports the largest memory capacity in the Pouvoir family with 32GB ROM and an expandable external memory space up to 128GB via a microSD card.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 also supports 2G/3G/4G LTE networks. It has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v4.2 (with A2DP, LE). It also supports a micro USB v2.0.
Hardware and Software
Tecno Pouvoir 3 supports sports Mediatek MT6739WA chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It has PowerVR GE8100 GPU installed in its makeup which makes it faster than its predecessor.
Pouvoir 3 sports the latest HiOS v4.1 which comes with the Android 8.1 (Oreo). This has created a better user interface and user experience with the amazing feature of system navigation gesture and accelerated gaming.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 comes in just 3 varieties of colour. The colours were deliberately chosen in support of its polished feel when you hold it. You can purchase the city blue, midnight black or the champagne gold colour.
Other Specs and Features of Tecno Pouvoir 3
- Face Unlock
- FM Loudspeaker
- Music and Video Player
- Image and Video Editor
- Document Viewer and Editor
- Light and Proximity Sensor
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Current Price in Nigeria
Tecno Pouvoir 3 price in Nigeria has not really dropped down since its launch period. However, you might see some that appear a little costlier than you budgeted for. This is the upgraded type which has Android 9.0 (Go Edition).
Tecno Pouvoir 3 price in Nigeria can now be gotten Jumia for as low as ₦30,000 for a scarce variant of 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM. But its 2GB RAM variant can be gotten for ₦38,000.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 price in Nigeria on Konga seems a bit cheaper than other online retail shops. It stands at a cost of ₦37,200 and ₦40,000 for the upgraded variant.
While you can easily get a fixed price of ₦38,000 for Pouvoir 3 on SLOT, Nigeria.
The UK/fairly used of the phone can effortlessly be gotten due to the production nature of Tecno in 2019. It’s as though they want their customers changing their gadgets every month. Hence, you can get the UK/fairly used ones on Jiji for as low as ₦28,000 for 1GB variant and ₦31,000 for the 2GB variant.