Comparing two Transsion smartphones from the same portion of the market is bound to serve up an interesting comparison. Pitting these two devices from the entry-level portion props up some really solid specifications at very affordable price points.

Today, we will be comparing the itel S16 Pro with the TECNO Spark 5. Both smartphones share a number of similarities, and also bring certain conspicuous differences which we will take a closer look at in this article.

The S16 Pro is one of the newest releases from the stables of Transsion Holdings. This entry-level smartphone was launched barely a week ago and brings some decent specs which we will be looking at today.

The TECNO Spark 5, on the other hand, was launched in May of 2020 and comes under scrutiny alongside the S16 Plus.

Let’s get down to business and reveal piece by piece what both entry-level smartphones really have on show in this head-to-head.


itel S16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 5 Comparison Table

Now, let’s take a much closer look beneath the bodies protecting these smartphones, checking out what both devices really pack underneath.

itel S16 Pro TECNO Spark 5
2G, 3G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.5 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, IPS LCD display 6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Android 10 (Go Edition) Android 10 + HiOS 6.1
Quad-core MediaTek, 1.8GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 2.0GHz
8MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
13MP triple rear cameras with LED flash 13MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 128GB 32GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 256GB
4,000mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge 5,000mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge
Undisclosed, but the S16 sells for ₦27,600 ₦49,000

itel S16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 5: Where The S16 Pro Has The Advantage

The S16 Pro runs the Android 10 OS (same as its counterpart), and also shares the same RAM and onboard storage as the Spark 5.

Although its price is yet to be disclosed, it is expected to cost less than the Spark 5. It also shares the same screen resolution (albeit with a smaller display) as its rival.

itel s16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 5

itel S16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 5: Where The Spark 5 Has The Advantage

The Spark 5 boasts a larger battery with a 5,000mAh rating. It also brings more external memory to the table when placed against its counterpart.

In terms of display, it has a slightly bigger screen with the same resolution as the S16 Pro. It has rear cameras with seemingly better numbers than its rival, but this does not promise a better all-round photography experience than the S16 Pro.

The Spark 5’s biggest selling point is perhaps its ability to support 4G technology. This simply means that users can enjoy quicker data transfer speeds and an overall better internet browsing experience when compared to the S16 Pro.

TECNO Spark 5 specifications

itel S16 Pro vs TECNO Spark 5: Which Smartphone Prevails In This Head-To-Head?

We have presented two smartphones with decent specs, similar chipsets, and solid batteries to you, and now, we are left with the hard decision… which smartphone wins this match-up?

The S16 Pro offers a number of decent specs and should cost less than the Spark 5. It also brings the Android 10 OS on the software front and features a similar selfie camera as the Spark 5. Finally, it shares the same RAM and onboard storage as its counterpart.

The Spark 5 offers 4G support which is a key spec some buyers look out for. It also boasts a stronger battery, which lets users enjoy more time surfing the web at high speeds with this smartphone.

The Spark 5 has a slightly bigger display and offers more external memory when compared with the S16 Pro.

Now, with all the facts and specs laid bare, the TECNO Spark 5 bests the S16 Pro in this head-to-head between Transsion’s entry-level devices. Its more superior specs, especially its capacity to transfer data at faster speeds (4G technology) see it prevail in this comparison.


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