We show you a comprehensive comparison that shows the difference between the Poco C65 and Tecno Spark 10 Pro. In the world of smart phones, all manufacturing companies face many challenges in order to provide a phone that combines the required quality standards, production costs, and achieve the required profitable return. As a result of these challenges, we achieved:
This is the reason why many smartphone manufacturers skip the idea of producing budget phones every year, since their profit margin is usually unable to cover the manufacturing costs. However, with many economic challenges at the present time! Many companies have provided low-cost phones, the most important of which are the Poco C65 and Tecno Spark 10 Pro, so we show you a comparison between the two phones that shows the difference between them and the points of distinction in each of them.
Comparison of Poco C65 VS Tecno Spark 10 Pro
The economy category is where some of the larger companies' sub-brands shine. For example, you find Xiaomi focusing on flagship category phones, but through its sub-brands such as Poco and Redmi, it is able to swallow a very large share of the limited budget phone market.
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The company has just launched the Poco C65 which is yet to reach users' hands. But before that, Tecno launched the Tecno Spark 10 Pro phone.
Both phones are economical category phones, but they promise to provide many advanced and surprising specifications, so to speak. Unfortunately, Tecno phones are rarely available in some Arab and European markets, but fortunately the Tecno Spark 10 Pro phone has arrived in many African markets. Thus, it becomes the right phone in the right place.
But can he? Tecno Spark 10 Pro Does it outperform the Poco 65 or is it the other way around? Tecno, with its Spark series, has always enjoyed a good reputation in developing countries for its low prices and overall user experience.
But no one can deny the extent of Poco's superiority in this particular market. They usually offer something, or a few, impressive things to budget users at amazing prices.
Of course, there must be some sacrifices. The overall performance may be a bit let down, or the higher screen resolution may be sacrificed, but this is in order to provide a smooth and improved user experience, longer battery life and higher quality cameras. At the same time, exactly the opposite may be happening.
You can find the same thing from Tecno, and this is clearly seen with the Tecno Spark 10 Pro phone. So, let's dive into this comparison to see which phone is the better choice for your next upgrade.
Design differences between Poco C65 and Tecno Spark 10 Pro
We still don't know much about the Poco C65 yet. But obviously it uses polycarbonate for the back side. It is a material derived from high-quality plastic. But we cannot confirm the validity of this information yet, as it may have a back side made of glass. Only reviews will spoil this fact.
The Tecno Spark 10 Pro has a glossy glass back and plastic frames. The back of the phone will act as a fingerprint magnet due to the glossy finish.
The reason we believe that Tel Little C65 It has a plastic back, which is the weight of the phone, as the phone weighs only 192 grams, compared to the Spark 10 Pro phone, which weighs 208 grams due to the glass back.
The design of the Poco C65 is aesthetically pleasing, but the Spark 10 Pro still comes with a very classy color palette.
In both phones, the prominent rear camera notch has been eliminated, although they are still inside a round-shaped island. Of course, economy class phones do not require a large protrusion because they contain smaller sensors compared to the camera sensors on mid-range and flagship phones.
The Poco C65 has three rear cameras, two of which are nested together inside the same ring, while the main camera sensor is on its own inside a circle. The flash LED is aligned next to them.
The Tecno Spark 10 Pro has only two cameras on its back, each of which is inside its own circular ring. Then the flashlight comes inside a separate housing.
We liked the idea of the boxy frame design on both phones. But there is a notable difference between both phone screens, if the Spark 10 Pro features a punch hole for the front camera, while the Poco C65 still relies on the water drop notch design.
The POCO logo is still clearly visible next to the rear camera module in grey, while the Tecno logo is printed at the bottom left of the phone's back.
Despite the aesthetics of both designs, I personally lean towards the Poco C65. The idea of installing the flash lamp inside its own ring has become very negative and is just a trick to show the large number of lenses on the phone.
In other words, this design is specific to another phone from the same company that contains three cameras, but the third camera is given up and a flash lamp is installed instead instead of designing a special body for the phone.
The difference between the Poco C65 and Spark 10 Pro screen
The Spark 10 has a truly “giant” screen. It has a diagonal of 6.8 inches with FHD+ resolution and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The phone's screen is an IPS LCD display panel and its peak brightness may reach 521 nits, and the longer you spend using the phone the brightness rates automatically drop to 350 nits.
The Poco C65 phone also has a huge screen, which has a diameter of 6.74 inches, and it similarly uses an IPS LCD display panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz, but the downside here is that it does not support FHD+ resolution, and it is an HD+ screen with dimensions of 1600 x 720 pixels.
It is definitely a big disappointment to have a phone with such a huge screen with such a low display resolution. Therefore, if there is anyone who deserves praise, it is definitely the Tecno Spark 10 Pro thanks to the provision of an FHD + display panel, which is expected to provide more accurate, clearer details and purer quality for high-resolution scenes in movies and videos.
Both phones come with Android 13. Considering that the Poco C65 is not yet in users' hands, it is definitely very disappointing not to have the new version of Android, even if the phone is eligible to get Android 14 in the future. But since Android 14 has already been available for weeks, it was the first time that the phone was launched with the new version of the system.
What's worse is that the phone is still based on the bitter MIUI interface - regardless of the improvements it has had in recent years, but it is still a mess - Xiaomi is clearly keeping the new HyperOS interface for its flagship phones until now, and we do not know if this has been the case. It changes in the near future.
As for performance, both phones use outdated economic-class processing chips. It's not bad, but there's a lot better out there.
But again, as we mentioned to you at the beginning, some concessions must be made in order to provide a phone at a cheap price and within the reach of limited budget users while ensuring a comprehensive user experience.
The Tecno Spark 10 Pro uses a Helio G88 processor, while the Poco C65 uses a Helio G85 processor. Both processors have a manufacturing precision of 12 nm and contain the same CPU and GPU.
Therefore, you are not expected to get top-tier performance, or even middle-class performance, but you will get adequate performance and more than enough to handle daily tasks decently.
Whether you want to open a wide range of applications in the background, want to launch the camera while listening to music, or need to browse the web continuously, rest assured that neither of them will let you down in your daily tasks and routine. Maybe so you can run some light games quite smoothly.
We're just not happy with the outdated 4GB RAM Spark 10 Pro model. It is no longer sufficient in any way, and without a doubt, it will hinder and bottleneck performance, especially with some resource-hungry applications, such as photo and video editing programs and the camera.
Note that there is still a model that comes with 8GB RAM, but of course it will cost you more. As for the Poco C65 phone, the basic model of the phone comes with 6 GB of memory. It's not great, but at least it's a lot better than 4GB.
The internal storage capacity is 128/256 GB, so there is nothing to complain about here. In addition, both phones have a slot for an external memory card reader. It's a generous offer that budget phones continue to offer even now.
Differences between the Poco C65 and Tecno Spark 10 Pro camera
There is something very strange about the Tecno Spark 10 Pro camera, as Tecno says on its official page that there are three cameras on the back, even though the phone’s technical specifications show that there are only two cameras.
But if you think that's the weirdest thing, wait until I tell you more. Tecno uses two different sensors for the main camera, either the Samsung S5K JN1 or the Hynix H15021Q and you never know which one you'll end up with. It definitely depends on the market, but in the end they are both 50MP sensors, and the same quality is expected from both.
The main sensor supports autofocus, but does not support optical stabilization. Worse still, from reviews, it turns out that the camera app is unable to detect the second depth sensor. We believe that this gives all users the right to charge Tecno with fraud.
The performance of the main sensor in capturing a 12.5-megapixel image by default was more than good in daylight, with consistent colors, a reasonable contrast ratio, and a great balance in the dynamic range. You can even use the main sensor for 2x digital zoom, and just as you'd expect, the quality is very poor.
The Poco C65 similarly has a 50-megapixel main sensor supported by autofocus, but does not support optical image stabilization. There's also a 2-megapixel macro lens, which is of no use in all circumstances.
While the Poco C65 can record 1080p videos at 30fps, the Spark 10 Pro can record 1440p videos at 30fps. Unfortunately, both phones do not support 60fps recording.
The front camera on the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is clearly superior thanks to the higher resolution, and it also contains two flash lighting units hidden underneath to improve the quality of selfies while shooting in dark rooms. The image quality is very excellent from the selfie camera and is reliable. As for the Poco C65 phone, it only has an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
Which one has the longest battery life?
Well, both phones have a 5,000 mAh battery, and both support 18W fast charging. The charging speed is very slow compared to the battery capacity, but if this is the charging speed on your previous phone – or if the charging speed on your previous phone was 10W, then 18W probably won't be a bother to you.
The downside is that the Tecno Spark 10 Pro only comes with a 10W charger included in the box. Which means that you will not benefit from 18 watts in all circumstances - unless you purchase an 18 watt charger at your own expense.
In the end, the Spark 10 Pro can be charged from 0 to 35% in 30 minutes, which is certainly a long period of time. Although we do not know exactly what time period is required for the Poco C65 phone to reach the same charging percentage - apart from the company's specifications - we expect it to be noticeably faster than the Spark 10 Pro phone. Poco phones have always been very fast to charge, even with budget phones.
Uptime on both phones is expected to be largely similar, with two full days of uptime guaranteed with moderate use or one day with heavy usage and gaming. In the end, it will depend on the nature and form of use.
Any other things worth mentioning?
In fact, I think choosing between both phones will be very complicated. It's a mixed bag of pros and cons. There are good things about both phones worth mentioning, such as the fact that they have stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm jack for wired headphones.
The design of the Tecno Spark 10 Pro is very distinctive, even if we differ from the design of the rear camera, but the manufacturing materials and back glass are truly rare features in this category of phones.
You will be very satisfied with the rear camera in taking photos and recording videos in broad daylight and under the sun, and it will not let you down even if you find yourself having to take some photos during the night.
Both phones have the same sensors, with a fingerprint scanner mounted on the side button. It is a good thing that it is moved from the back side which makes the user struggle a little in locating it whenever they try to unlock their phone.
Both phones have 256GB of storage, and are very affordable. The dual flash unit on the Spark 10 Pro really does a great job and is key to improving image quality in low-light conditions.
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I think it's easy to find a winner in this comparison, thanks to the Spark 10 Pro's high-end design, higher-resolution display, camera you can really rely on, and long battery life. As for performance, it will remain questionable due to the outdated Helio G88 processor.
The same applies to the Poco C65 phone, as it uses the same processor, but with a new brand, and will actually suffer in many cases under heavy load.
Although both support 18W charging speed, the Poco C65 is definitely the fastest and comes with an 18W charger and not 10W as is the case with the Tecno Spark 10 Pro.
I think Poco made some wrong decisions here, as the first was to abandon the 90Hz refresh rate and provide an FHD+ display panel instead of HD+. It would also have been better if the company got rid of the depth sensor and replaced it with a faster and more efficient processor.
But in both cases, one is indistinguishable from the other when it comes to the quality or speed of performance. The depth camera on the Spark 10 Pro is still questionable due to the camera app not recognizing it in any case.
I think the Spark 10 Pro only has one camera, or there may be something wrong with the phone's software that makes it unable to take advantage of the secondary sensor.
Although the Spark 10 Pro has stereo speakers, the clarity becomes very poor as the volume is increased. I still prefer the Poco C65 thanks to its cheaper price and 6GB RAM with the base model, but I simply can't tolerate the HD+ resolution and poor processor.
But if you are still confused about your choice, we recommend purchasing the Tecno Spark 10 Pro even if the charging speed is slow. But in return, you'll get a higher-quality display resolution, an excellent main camera, and long battery life.