Tecno is at again, do you recall our earlier article on Infinix Note 4 vs Note 5? Today we shall be comparing the Tecno Pouvoir 1 and Pouvoir 2. That word “Pouvoir” is a French word which simply means “Power”. Tecno, one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in this market, has broken a huge record with their latest smartphone, giving consumers a whopping battery capacity of 5000mAh.

Tecno Pouvoir 1 vs Pouvoir 2

With the discharge of the Tecno Pouvoir 2, the masses want to have a new brand at hand, which tells us that everyone love to upgrade, no one wants to be left out.

In this post, we are going to compare various aspects and specs on both devices (Tecno Pouvoir and Pouvoir 2), and for sure, come to a conclusion if one who already owns the former needs to whoever upgrade to the later if they will. So, let’s go right at it.


The design of the Tecno Pouvoir 1 and Pouvoir 2 are both the same. Why do I say so, they both have antenna lines behind. One spotted difference on both smartphones is the rear camera and LED flash placement. The Tecno Pouvoir 1 features the rear camera with LED flash at the top left corner in a vertical position. While the Tecno Pouvoir 2 features the rear camera with LED flash at the top center. The Tecno Pouvoir 2 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the Tecno Pouvoir 1 has no fingerprint sensor.

The Tecno Pouvoir 1 and Pouvoir 2 are built-in a front glass with a shiny plastic body. The Pouvoir 2 is slimmer measuring 8.5mm thickness compared to the 8.8mm thickness of the Pouvoir 1.

One amazing fact is that the Tecno Pouvoir 2 supports Face ID technology, while the Pouvoir 1 doesn’t. The Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with a rear camera of 13MP sensor while at the front is an 8MP sensor. Both cameras of the Tecno Pouvoir 2 are accompanied with LED flash.

The Tecno Pouvoir 1’s rear camera features an 8MP sensor and a 5MP sensor at the front camera for selfies. Just like the Pouvoir 2, both cameras of the Pouvoir 1 also supports LED flash.

Quick Specs Comparison

Below is the Tecno Pouvoir 1 and Tecno Pouvoir 2 Spec Comparison

Manufacturer Tecno Tecno
Model Pouvoir 1 Pouvoir 2
OS version 7.1 Nougat 8.0 Oreo
Launch date April – 2017 May – 2018
Colors Amber Gold, Spruce Green, Black, Ice blue Champaign Gold, City blue, Black
Screen size 5.5inch 6.0inch
Display technology Full HD IPS capacity Full HD IPS capacity
Screen resolution 1280 * 720 1440 * 720
Pixel density 267 ppi 304ppi
Front camera megapixel 5 MP 8 MP
LED flash Yes Yes
Video recording Yes Yes
Geo-tagging Yes Yes
Digital zoom Yes Yes
Autofocus Yes Yes
Face detection Yes Yes
HDR Yes Yes
Face detection No Yes + Face ID unlock system
Rear camera 8 MP 13 MP
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Light sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Compass Yes Yes
Finger print sensor No Yes (rear-mounted)
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Battery (mah) 5000 MAh 5000MAh
Removable Baterry No No
4G capability Yes Yes
3G capability Yes Yes
Wifi capability Yes Yes
Wifi Hotspot Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Sim Dual [Nano] Dual (Micro)
External memory slot Yes Yes
External memory up to 32GB 128GB
Internal memory 16GB 16GB
C.P.U MediaTek (MT6580) MediaTek (MT6737)
C.P.U speed 1.3GHz quad-core 1.3GHz quad-core
Processors Core Octa-Core Octa-Core
GPU Mali-T400 MP2 Mali-T720 MP2
Audio playback Yes Yes
Video playback Yes Yes
Ringtones wav, mp3 wav, mp3
FM radio Yes Yes
3.5 Headphone jack Yes Yes



Now back to the asked question: “If you should upgrade”, well you should be in a better position to respond to that. Comparing TECNO Pouvoir2 and TECNO Pouvoir 1, it is clear that they both have strong differences between them.

Which of the two smartphones will you purchase? Nevertheless, if you can afford the TECNO Pouvoir 2, go for it instead; it grants you more.

With better security features such as the Face Unlock and fingerprint sensor, better multi-tasking management with larger RAM, better display and not forgetting larger expandability of memory, the Tecno Pouvoir 2 is the clear winner. If you can, by all means, upgrade.

If you think otherwise, I’d, by all means, want to hear from you in the comments below.


  1. nice review , i personally think this pouvoir 2 is a worthy upgrade of the pouvoir 1 and the pouvoir 2 pro is the bomb, that face ID will really come in handy for security purposes and its got a better RAM on it too.


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