We continue this week with an interesting smartphone comparison, as we have the TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12 match-up. Both devices are 2020 smartphones and they bring a number of interesting specs for us today.


The Spark 5 launched in May of 2020 as another addition to TECNO’s Spark family. This entry-level smartphone brings a number of peculiar features which we will be looking at today.

The lesser-known Gionee P12 launched in November of 2020 and also takes centerstage today alongside its rival.

Let’s get straight into the thick of things and see what both entry-level smartphones have on show for us.


TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12 Comparison Table

Here, let’s take a much closer look beneath the designs covering these smartphones, checking out what both devices really pack underneath.

TECNO Spark 5 Gionee P12
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.60 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display 6.10 inches, 1280 × 600 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Android 10 + HiOS 6.1 Android 10 (Go Edition)
Quad-core MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 2.0GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, 1.8GHz
8MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
13MP + 2MP + 2MP triple rear cameras with LED flash 13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP triple rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 128GB 16GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 128GB
5,000mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge 3,200mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge
₦49,000 ₦39,000

TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12: Where the Spark 5 Holds the Advantage

The Spark 5 boasts a larger 6.6-inch LCD screen with a slightly better resolution than its rival, making it the top pick for users who’d love to enjoy premium entertainment on a device with a bigger, better display.

It brings a fresher OS to the party, with the Android 10 (with HiOS 6.1) taking care of its software needs. This means that this device should have newer features and security updates taking care of certain bugs this device may have.

The Spark 5 brings a similar processor with faster clock speeds to the party, while it also has a more powerful battery to call on. On the memory front, this device offers more onboard storage and brings 128GB of external memory to the table.

TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12

TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12: Where the Gionee P12 Holds the Advantage

The Gionee P12 is a cheaper entry-level option that is lighter, smaller than its newer rival. It also brings a better design to the table, while it is easier to hold in the hand compared to its counterpart (due to its smaller size).

The P12 brings similar RAM, chipset and camera setup to the table. It also offers the same external storage as the Spark 5.

It is a decent entry-level smartphone that offers 4G support, making it an interesting option for buyers.

Gionee P12 specs and price

TECNO Spark 5 vs Gionee P12: Which of These Devices Should You Pick?

Our comparison today has seen us bring two smartphones with a number of peculiar specs to their names. However, when it comes down to the big question, which of these smartphones should you go for?


The Spark 5 offers a larger screen size than its counterpart, while it also brings the Android 10 OS with HiOS 6.1 to the party. It also brings a faster chipset to the party and has a decent RAM and onboard storage taking care of its memory needs.

The Gionee P12 is a wonderful option for users who do not want to spend too much, as it is less expensive than its rival on the day. It also brings the same RAM, external storage and Android version as the Spark 5.

At the end of the day, the Spark 5 wins this head-to-head between these entry-level devices. Although it is more expensive than the P12, it offers better specs than its counterpart.



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