In the price range of under Ksh. 16,000, we have the Tecno Pouvoir 4 and the Samsung Galaxy M11. These phones are for those individuals who are looking to get the latest features and best battery life in a phone without spending a fortune.  We put the two phones head to head in a bid to determine which phone gives the most value for money.

Here are the Phone Specifications;

Tecno Pouvoir 4
Samsung Galaxy M11
Display Type LCD touchscreen TFT touchscreen
Size 7 inches, 116.4 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.4 inches, 100.5 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1640 pixels, (~269 ppi density) 720 x 1560 pixels, (~268 ppi density)


Operating System Android 10, HIOS 6.0 Android 10, One UI 2.0

Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)


Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)

CPU Quad-core 2.0 GHz


Octa-core 1.8 GHz










MicroSD up to 128GB


MicroSD up to 1TB
Network Technology 4G LTE  





Camera Main Camera  

13 MP, f/1.9, (wide),
2 MP, f/2.2, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)


13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
5 MP, f/2.2, 14mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera  8MP, f/2.0 8MP, f/2.0
Battery Size Non-removable Li-Po 6000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery
Charging Micro USB Port Type C

Ice Jadeite, Misty Grey, Fascinating Purple


Black, Metallic Blue, Violet



Ksh. 14,999 Ksh. 15,999



Both phones have smooth rounded edges and have a premium look about them. They have a glass front and a plastic frame which can make them a magnet for fingerprint smudges. However, the Samsung Galaxy is slimmer and weighs slightly less at which makes it much easier to handle than the Pouvoir 4.

The Pouvoir 4 comes with a 7 inch HD (720 x 1640) LCD display while the Samsung Galaxy M11 comes with a 6.4 inches HD (720 x 1560 pixels) TFT display. On this front you will get a better view on the Pouvoir 4 due to the bigger screen size and pixels.

Both screens delivered when it came to consumption of multimedia content such as movies, Youtube and social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook. However, the Pouvoir 4 had an edge due to the bigger screen size and higher pixels.


The Tecno Pouvoir 4 comes with a quad camera setup at the back which features a f/1.8 13 MP primary sensor, 2 MP ultrawide sensor, 2 MP depth sensor and a QVGA camera. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy M11 rocks triple camera setup which features a f/1.8 13 MP main camera, 5 MP ultrawide and 2 MP depth sensor. When it comes to the camera, the Pouvoir 4 which has a quad camera setup which is AI powered camera has an advantage.

Both phones rock a 8 MP front camera housed in a notch at the front. However, the Pouvoir 4 also incorporates AI technology to make your selfies more vivid and flawless.


The Pouvoir 4 runs on the Mediatek Helio A22 processor and have the Android 10 (Pie) OS with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. While the Samsung Galaxy runs on Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 and also comes with Android 10 OS with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. The phones held their own when it came to performance but the Galaxy M11 lagged a bit behind in light, moderate and heavy usage. In terms of performance, the Pouvoir 4 clearly trumps the Samsung Galaxy M11.


The Tecno Pouvoir 4 comes with a 6000 mAh battery while the Samsung Galaxy M11 comes with a 5000 mAh. With a full battery i was able to use the Pouvoir 4 for a 3 days on fairly heavy usage. However, the Galaxy M11 which has a slightly smaller battery was able to take me 2 days . That said, on the battery front, the clear winner here is the Tecno Pouvoir 4.

The Pouvoir 4 with a micro-USB port which makes charging a tedious affair while the Galaxy M11 rocks a Type C. On the charging front, the Galaxy is the clear winner.


Both phones give good value for money, but in this instance given performance and  pricing, I have to go with the Tecno Pouvoir 4.