The Tecno Pouvoir 4 is a budget smartphone that has recently been launched in the Kenyan market. It is aimed at the consumers who value long battery life given the fact that smartphones batteries have become the bane of most users.
Here are my first impressions of the phone plus unboxing.
Out of the box
The phone comes with a
- Protective case
- Charger + usb cable
- Sim ejector pin
- Warranty & user guide documents
The Pouvoir 4 comes with a 7 inch Dot Notch touchscreen with a 20:9:5 aspect ratio that offers 90.55% screen to body ratio. I have to say that the bigger screen has made a huge difference in my consumption of media say on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter or even gaming because it made it more enjoyable. The screen is HD with 720*1640 pixels resolution giving you some fairly good images.
It comes with a dewdrop notch for the selfie camera and a slim top bezel that also houses the LED notification light and sensors for the face unlock as well as proximity and ambience.
The phone comes with a smart panel that you slide from the edge that has shortcuts to some of the apps that are not on the home screen as well as allows you to add more apps and other functions.
On the right side of the phone it has the power and volume buttons while the left side has a textured maroon button for the Google assistant.
The phones comes with a 8 MP AI front camera, which takes some decent selfies. Beauty mode on the camera ensures that your selfies look flawless.
At the back, the phone features a Quad camera setup that comprises of a 13-megapixel primary camera, 2MP ultrawide, 2MP depth sensors and an AI camera. The camera takes some decent photos during the day but struggled during evening shoots as some of the photos came out a bit grainy. Check out some of the photos that I took with it;
The phone comes with a 3GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage and is powered by an MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 Processor and a 2GHz Quadcore CPU. It also comes with Android 10 OS. The phone handles day to day activities such as streaming, binging on social media or just listening to music without any issues. However, there is some lag when multitasking or when playing some heavy games like Asphalt.
Fingerprint sensors have made unlocking phones that much easier, the Pouvoir 4 sensor is located at the back of the phone. It can save up to five fingerprints and it is fast and accurate.
The sound on the phone is actually not bad and it is something that one can work with. The mono speaker is conveniently located at the bottom so you can listen to your music whichever way you place the phone.
The earphones that come with the phone produce some good sound and you are sure to enjoy listening to music with them.
The phone comes with 32 GB internal storage which can be expanded using a Micro SD to 128GB. The internal storage is in my opinion on the lower side but the option of expanding the memory is a saving grace.
Being that the phone is targeted at individuals who want to use a smartphone but at the same time value battery life. The phone comes with a 6000mAh battery that ensures that you can comfortably use the phone without having to worry about it running out of juice. Check out the battery review here.
For a budget phone, the Pouvoir 4 really holds it own when it comes to performance. Also the 6000mAh battery which gives you upto 4 days on standby mode really made a good impression on me given the fact that in the past I have had to walk around with chargers and power banks due to the fear of running out of juice at the most inappropriate time. As such I would highly recommend the purchase of this phone which is retailing at Ksh. 14,999.