Two side display mobile: Best Dual Screen Phones So Far

Best Dual Screen Phones So Far

Dual-screen phones or phones with two displays have been around for many years, but in 2021, we have seen the concept elevate to a whole new level. Manufacturers are trying to reinvent the productivity and creativity aspects of the smartphone experience, and it all keeps leading back to more screen real-estate and multiple displays.

In the past, phones like the Yota phone and Meizu Pro 7 have made innovative use of two screens but the dual-screen phones of 2021 don’t really treat the extra screen as secondary but a full-fledged companion screen fit for hardcore multitasking.

Dual-Screen vs Foldable phones

Dual Screen and Foldable technology are simultaneously gaining ground. The biggest draw of Foldables is obviously their cool form factor. To be able to fold your phone screen is bleeding-edge technology that people naturally love to flaunt.

There is another advantage – both the vertical and horizontal folding phones manage to accommodate large screens in a relatively compact design.

When we talk about dual-screen phones, though, we will be talking about phones that allow you to use both screens simultaneously. We have come to realize that such phones are so much better at dealing with hardcore productivity needs and are so much better when it comes to multitasking than bigger displays or bigger foldable displays.

The software and app support are not quite there yet, but as LG has shown, dual-screen phones need not be expensive and thus it would be easier to get more and more people to try these out which would ultimately provide an incentive for app developers to optimize their apps to leverage both displays.

Best Dual Screen Phones So Far

Dual display phones are only beginning to be a thing, but the technology is here to say. Here are a few options that are currently available:

1. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung, right now, has the biggest share in the foldable smartphones market with multiple devices. One such smartphone by Samsung is the Galaxy Z Fold 3. It works on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The smartphone has a 6.2-inch Dynamic AMOLED display complemented with a 120Hz refresh rate. In addition, it has a triple rear camera setup consisting of three 12MP sensors. It also has an under-display 4MP selfie shooter.

It has a dual display, one on the outer side and the other one is visible when you unfold the device. In the unfolded state, the display of the device measures around 7.6-inch. The best part about the smartphone is that both its panels have a 120Hz refresh rate.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specifications

Display: 7.6-inch, dynamic AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 11 | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 4MP | Weight: 271g | Dimensions: 158. 2 x 67.1 x 14.4 mm | Battery: 4400mAh

2. Oppo Find N

Oppo joined the bandwagon of foldable smartphones with the launch of the Oppo Find N 5G. Similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 3, this one also has an outer display and the main display. The device works on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The smartphone has a triple rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary shooter, a 16MP secondary shooter, and a 13MP tertiary shooter. The 32MP front camera of the device takes care of video calls and selfies.

The out screen of the device is a 5.49-inch AMOLED display and the inner screen is a 7.1-inch LTPO AMOLED display. Both the screens support HDR0+ and they even offer 1000 nits of peak brightness.

The outer display has a refresh rate of 60Hz and the inner display has a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate. Though the outer display’s refresh rate is a bit disappointing as Oppo could have done better in terms of that too. Still, as an overall package, the device offers decent specifications and fast-paced performance.

Oppo Find N specifications

Display: 7.1-inch, LTPO AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: up to 512GB | Software: Android 11 | Rear camera: 50MP + 13MP + 16MP | Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 275g | Dimensions: 132 x 73 x 15.9 mm | Battery: 4500mAh

3. Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Surface Duo 2 is a second-generation dual-display phone from Microsoft that comes with some much-needed improvements – and presents a solid case for dual-display phones.

That’s because Microsoft has put in the effort to optimize all of its own office (and other) apps and social media apps like Instagram to take advantage of the extra display. There are two 5.8-inch PixelSense displays that form into an 8. 3-inch display when unfolded. When the phone is folded, the glance bar on the spine gives you a glimpse of phone notifications. With the glance bar, you can also check the battery level while charging without unfolding the phone.

Surface Duo 2 runs on Android 11 out of the box and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC.

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 Specifications

Display: 8.3-inch, FHD+ 90Hz AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 8GB| Storage: up to 512GB | Software: Android 11 | Rear camera: 16MP+ 12MP+ 12MP | Front camera: 12MP | Weight: 284g | Dimensions: 184.5 x 145.2 x 5.5 mm (unfolded) | Battery: 4449mAh

4. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3

Z Flip 3 5G gets the name for its flip n’ fold clamshell design. This is supported by an improved ‘hideaway’ hinge. The folding, unfolding, and seating of the device in its clamshell form on a table are easier thanks to lesser friction in the joint.

Samsung calls the display ‘Infinity Flex’ Dynamic AMOLED 2x which stretches 6.7-inches and is of 2640 x 1080 pixels resolution. When you scroll your finger over the middle of the screen, you’d feel the crease but it hides pretty well. And over long time usage, its presence might become second nature to you. There is also a small but useful 1.9-inch panel upfront. This offers a peek at notifications and can be used as a viewfinder for the camera, and easy access to widgets like music, weather, alarms, voice recorder, etc.

Other highlights include the Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 8GB RAM, 256GB internal storage, a 3300mAh battery, Android 11 based One UI, and 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Specifications

Primary Display: 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2640 pixels, 120 Hz, AMOLED | Secondary Display: 1. 9 inches, 260 x 512 pixels AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 8GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 11 | Rear camera: 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Rear | Front camera: 10MP | Weight: 183g | Dimensions: 166 x 72.2 x 6.9 mm | Battery: 3300mAh

5. LG Velvet

LG Velvet (review) is a refinement of LG G8x ThinQ, at least with regards to dual-screen implementation. It’s powered by a dated 4G chipset and that’s something consumers might find a little difficult to look past in 2021. But if they can, the Velvet offers a premium experience at a mid-range price.

The idea once again is to use the two screens as two separate screens. This time the color temperature of the duo is well matched in the default color settings and you can add app pairs to quickly open two apps on two screens. This time, the dual-screen cover is being sold as an optional extra.

LG Velvet specs

Display: 6.8-inch, POLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 6GB| Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP| Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 180g | Dimensions:
167.10 x 74.00 x 7.85mm |Battery: 4300mAh

6. LG G8x ThinQ

LG G8x ThinQ embeds the extra display within a removable flip case with a remarkable 360-degree hinge. The cover display also has a ticker display on the outside that serves as an always-on display.

With this implementation, you get dual screens without having to compromise on flagship features and without inflating the cost. In India, the G8x ThinQ retails for around 50K and is often available for far lesser in recurring sales – which makes it a bargain.

Also Read: Revisiting LG G8x Thinq Dual screen – Did LG Get it right the first time?

LG G8x ThinQ Specs

Display: 6. 4-inch, AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 6GB| Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 12MP + 13MP| Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 159.3 x 75.8 x 8.4 mm |Battery: 4000mAh

7. LG Wing 5G

LG Wing is as bold and unconventional as it gets. The primary display slides off to reveal a smaller half-display underneath which LG puts to good use. Stacking one display over another, however, pushes the weight to 260 grams.

This one is equipped with Snapdragon 765G octa-core chipset paired with up to 8GB RAM. There are three cameras on the rear with a 64MP sensor in the lead and a pop-up front camera for selfies.

LG Wing 5G Specs

Display: 6.8-inch, AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 8GB| Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64mp+ 13MP + 12MP| Front camera: 32MP | Weight: 250g | Dimensions: 169. 5 x 74.5 x 10.9 mm |Battery: 4000mAh

8. LG V60 ThinQ Dual

LG V60 dual further refines the G8x ThinQ design but it’s bigger and bulkier. That makes room for a bigger 5000mAh battery, more cameras, and better audio but the combined weight of the case and cover reaches 360 grams.

LG V60 is powered by Snapdragon 865 octa-core chipset and has a 64MP primary rear camera.

LG V60 Dual Specs

Display: 6.8-inch, AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU | RAM: up to 6GB| Storage: up to 128GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 64MP + 13MP + 0.3MP| Front camera: 10MP | Weight: 213g | Dimensions:
169.3 x 77.6 x 8.9 mm |Battery: 5000mAh

9. Moto Razr 5G

Motorola has always tried its hand in different segments including the foldable or the dual screen segment too. The Moto Razr 5G by the company is proof of that. The smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

The smartphone has a 48MP primary sensor for clicking the best shots. On the front, it has a 20MP snapper for the sake of selfies and video calls. It draws power from a 2800mAh battery that also supports Turbo Power Charging.

Talking about the display, it has a clamshell design that makes the process of folding and unfolding the device quite simple. The refresh rate of the interior foldable display of the device is 60Hz which is equal to the standard refresh rate offered in budget phones.

So if you are someone who is looking for performance along with the premium feel, then you may ditch this Moto offering as it is not that good when it comes to performance.

Moto Razr specifications

Display: 6.2-inch, P-OLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | RAM: up to 8GB | Storage: up to 256GB | Software: Android 10 | Rear camera: 48MP | Front camera: 20MP | Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 169. 2 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm | Battery: 2800mAh

10. Vivo X Fold

Vivo X Fold marked the entry of the company into the foldable segment. Though the smartphone is not available in all the markets. Still, it seems like a piece of art like other Vivo Phones.

The device outclasses all others in the list in terms of performance with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor paired with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. The handset is powered by a 4600mAh battery that supports fast charging.

In terms of optics, the device has a quad rear camera setup including a 50MP primary sensor, 48MP secondary sensor, 12MP tertiary sensor, and an 8MP sensor. On the front, it has a 16MP shooter to capture selfies and attend video calls.

As for the display, it has an 8.03-inch unfolded AMOLED display complemented with a 120HZ refresh rate. The folded display of the device measures around 6.53-inch and it also has an AMOLED panel and 120HZ refresh rate.

Vivo X fold specifications

Display: 8. 03-inch, LTPO AMOLED | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: up to 512GB | Software: Android 12 | Rear camera: 50MP + 48MP + 12MP + 8MP | Front camera: 16MP | Weight: 311g | Dimensions: 162 x 144.9 x 6.3 mm | Battery: 4600mAh

A few notable mentions:

There are a few more dual-display phones that are no longer viable buying options but made innovative use of the dual-display concept:

  • ZTE Axon M – This one brought dual displays separated by a slim hinge back in 2017.
  • Yota phone – Three generations of Yota phone had a soft e-ink display on the back that was easier to read on.
  • Vivo Nex Dual – Vivo Nex dual had a display on both front and back and you could flip over for multitasking.

Are Dual Display phones a passing fad?

These are still early days for foldable and dual display phones. Manufacturers have made big investments in foldable technology which makes us believe that it is here to stay. On the other hand, the concept of dual-display phones might very well fall flat just as modular phones did. We will need to wait and watch for a couple more years to know if consumers really take to the form factor and if manufacturers are persistent enough to see this one through.

If you ask us, we’d say having an extra screen has its merits and once you are used to doing things the dual-screen way, it can get addictive. At the same time, lugging the extra heft around will only be truly meaningful when the majority app developers pitch in and innovate their apps for this form factor.

Best 5 Dual-Display Smartphones to Choose From

Evidently, two are better than one; at least in the smartphone land. After dual cameras becoming common with smartphones, we are now starting to see phones with two displays gaining headway but this is not to say that dual-screen phones are anything new.

There have been phones in the past, including Yota phones and Smart Flip phones, that are well known for using that extra display panel. Nevertheless, With the advancement in display technology, we anticipate that more manufacturers will be comfortable using an extra display on a phone moving forward.

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For now, have a look at some of the best smartphones with dual displays that you can buy.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Even though there were early setbacks, Samsung, a few months back, finally launched its foldable smartphone with dual-display. The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with two separate displays; a small 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD screen (1,680 × 720) with thick bezels, and a full-screen 7.3-inch AMOLED screen with a QXGA+ resolution (2,152 × 1,536).

Key Specs

  • Display: 7.3 inches, 162.6 cm2 (~85.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Storage: 512GB/12GB RAM
  • Camera: 12MP+12MP+16MP (Rear) + 10MP+8MP+10MP (front)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4380 mAh battery

Read: Best Samsung smartphones to buy in Nigeria in 2019

ZTE Axon M

The ZTE Axon M dual-display smartphone was released in 2017. It comes with a dual-screen; each one, a 5.2-inch screen. Together, they give you a total of 6.8 inches of usable screen space.

The smartphone has four different modes, one that allows you to use both screens at the same time. for example, to play games and watch videos across the two-screen spread. Also, you can open two apps at the same time, which is an awesome feature for multitasking.

Key Specs

  • Display: 5.2 inches, 73.8 cm2 (~68.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  • OS: Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
  • Storage: 64GB/4GB RAM
  • Camera: 20MP rear
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3180 mAh battery

Vivo NEX

Vivo NEX was released in 2019. Its progenitor company, BBK Electronics owns OnePlus among others, including Oppo which is a brand that has been making huge waves across the globe. The company’s series looks to be a force to be enumerated with too.

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The Vivo NEX rear panel is 5. 49-inches and Full HD in resolution, making it the most sophisticated option in the market.

Key Specs

  • Display: 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • OS: Android 9.0
  • Storage: 128GB/10GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM
  • Camera: 12MP+2MP rear
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

ZTE Nubia X

Nubia X, a smartphone from ZTE, is another awesome dual-display smartphone. The front display features a near bezel-less 6.26-inch LCD display and an additional 5.1-inch OLED display on the back of the device. Just like ZTE’s Axon M foldable smartphone we earlier talked about, Nubia X users can take photos, videos or selfies with the same rear dual-camera – a 24-MP camera with an f/1.7 aperture for low light condition and a 16 MP camera with f/1.8 aperture.

The rear display includes a five-layer, blue-light-blocking glass, which is really convenient for e-reading and can be automatically switched on/off when you flip the device. The Nubia X is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chipset, the San Diego’s chipmaker’s current top of the line mobile chip, an old Android 8.1 (Oreo) and a 3,800mAh battery.

Key Specs

  • Display: 6.26 inches, 97.8 cm2 (~86.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Storage: 64GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM, 512GB/8GB RAM
  • Camera: 16MP+24MP rear
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-PO 3800 mAh battery

Meizu Pro 7 Plus

The Meizu Pro 7 Plus is another awesome dual-display smartphone. It comes with a 5.7-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED main display screen, and a smaller secondary 1.9-inch AMOLED 240 X 536 pixels display screen. For the camera, it has a dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and a 16MP selfie camera with LED flash.

Key Specs

  • Display: 5.7 inches, 88.5 cm2 (~72.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Storage: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
  • Camera: 12MP rear +16MP front
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery

Read More: Foldable Smartphones: The 2019 Status Report so far


There has been an advancement in technology which has led to the introduction of a dual-display smartphone and the idea of two screens with distinct purposes remains too. It has been used as a way to help capture better selfie images, make videos and even multitask. The dual-screen idea perhaps makes the best sense of all.

Disassembling a smartphone and looking at what it has inside

Today, almost every person has a smartphone. But few have seen how it works inside. TechInsider has taken care of this: so that you do not have to disassemble your own device (and buy a new one after unsuccessful attempts to reassemble it), we disassembled one of the modern smartphones — Lenovo S90.

Dmitry Mamontov

When I was a child, after reading the story «Old Man Hottabych», I was especially impressed with how Hottabych, with a snap of the fingers of his left hand, creates a telephone «from a single piece of the finest black marble.» True, this phone had one drawback — it did not work: “In this case, it is clear why this phone does not work,” Volka said. — You made only a mock-up of the phone, without everything that is supposed to be inside. And inside the device is just the most important thing.” It was then that I was interested in the question of what is inside the phone. One such phone — though not made of marble, but of bakelite — was standing on the table of my parents, and, driven by curiosity, I took it apart. After assembly, I had a lot of extra parts left, and my parents had to buy a new phone. nine0003

Over the past three decades, technology has changed significantly. Inside the Lenovo S90 you will not see what I saw: no carbon microphones, no magnets with wire coils and cardboard speaker cones, no pulse dial with gears, a spring and a split flywheel of a centrifugal speed controller. In a modern smartphone, there are not so many parts at all that you can disassemble it into — they are arranged into fairly large non-separable units, and the parts are packed extremely compactly inside the case. Disassembling and then assembling your own smartphone is not always possible. So TechInsider did it for you. nine0003

1. Anodized aluminum case back available in three colors: platinum, gold, graphite grey. The matte finish of the case does not show fingerprints, so the case always looks clean.

2. The frame increases the rigidity of the body. It also houses part of the structural elements. 3. Super AMOLED display covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass

3. Capacitive touch sensor (touchscreen) is integrated into the display. You can also see a cable for connecting to the motherboard. nine0003

4. Motherboard (main) board with processor, graphics accelerator and memory. The board contains connectors for connecting a display, side power and volume buttons, a main camera, a front camera, a battery, and a coaxial antenna cable. The board-to-board connector is located on the reverse side of the board.

5. Polyphonic speaker

6. Antenna amplifier

7. Main camera. The flash for it is located on the motherboard.

8. Front (front) camera with integrated optical image stabilization system. nine0003

9. Board with connectors for connecting the charger and board-to-board cable. A round «tablet» on a wire is a micromotor with an eccentric for vibrating and tactile feedback when keys are pressed.

10. Ear speaker.

11, 13. Attachments.

12. Front camera LED flash.

14. Lithium polymer battery.

15. Dual SIM tray.

16. Antenna.

17. Cable for volume and power buttons. nine0003

18. Board to board cable.

19. Antenna cable.

20. Fixing screws.

Tecno Spark 8C review / Smartphones and mobile phones / iXBT Live

Phone of stars from the sky is not enough, but there are basic and modern functions like a camera, video recording at [email protected] and a large 90Hz display, as well as NFC, good sound and a strong battery. Why not a modern representative of the primary class?

The phone was introduced very recently (early 2022). The model does not have any outstanding characteristics. It’s an everyday workhorse on a processor whose previous iterations have been used in wearables (like the Spreadtrum SC9832E is in the smart watch Rogbid Air on Android 9). The Tecno Spark 8C is an entry phone with a normal camera for its class and with Android 11 as well as a Unisoc T606 processor.

In terms of performance, in the Antutu test, the model scores about 25% less than the previous 8P model. You can play games, but the graphics will not be of the best quality (about demanding games). Also, the plus of this Tecno is in a capacious battery, expandable RAM.

Packaging and appearance

The phone is in a small orange box. The kit includes: microUSB cable, 10W charger, warranty card (with a 13-month warranty, extended), silicone case and documentation:

The phone feels nice in the hands. The display diagonal is large and for convenient operation you need to use two fingers. The screen bezels are 2 mm, which is not very conspicuous. The display occupies 84% ​​of the screen area, which is also at the level of the middle class. The class above is an indicator of 90%. The following shows the phone and the main elements on the sides:

Below are the elements on the cell phone from the back and top:

The frame, like the back wall, is plastic. On the right side there are volume keys and a power button, at the bottom there is a micro-USB, a speaker, a microphone and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, on the left there is a slot for two nano SIM cards and a microSD memory card, there are no sensors and buttons on the top, on the back panel cameras and fingerprint.

Standard 10W charger and USB-A micro-USB cable included:

Such a power of a complete unit does not add joy, but for me it is a plus, since I like to charge wearable electronics with a small voltage, so an additional low-power charger is most welcome in the household. The problem of 10W is only in one thing — a long charge of capacious devices (phones), but for headphones and fitness or smart watches, this power is just right.

The shell is HiOS 7.6, the operating system is Android 11. HiOS 7.6 is raw, there are no functions that I used to use on HiOS 8.0, but over time, I think there will be an update:

The shell of the model is not version 8, but the previous one (by the standards of Camon 18P and 18 Premier). The Spark 8P had the same firmware version out of the box, but then version 8 arrived on it. We should expect the same for the Spark 8C.

The picture above (screenshot) is the splash screen that you can choose. I liked this screensaver. It adds color to the phone, in the sense that the potential range of users is immediately visible (those who care not about functionality, but about long work and basic functions). Looks interesting and unusual. nine0003

The main phone screens are shown below with a list of applications that are available by default. Tecno models are aimed at young people, so out of the box there are applications for listening to music, and a version of TikTok, and a business card scanner, and another music application for parties, and a translator, and recording conversations — everything is new for our user. Interesting to understand. Phone for content consumption with many applications. In this youth direction, the device works out for all 100.

The following shows the base information on the phone. From the below, the name of the processor is not visible — this is Unisoc T606. The model for the Russian market has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory. The display supports 90Hz, as well as automatic, and 60Hz mode. Other actions can be configured on the cell phone.

Additional information is presented below:

Unlocking occurs in about a second, not quite quickly and almost always on the first try, as is the case with models with a print in the power button, but there is some pleasure in this (old school): the sensor is not in the side button, but in the back cover. If the finger did not hit exactly the place of the imprint, then the phone will not be unlocked immediately, but in another case there are no complaints about the sensor. It can be assumed that it works correctly. nine0003

The display brightness is not enough to work in moderate sun (again, I pasted the protective glass badly, don’t judge strictly). If it is brighter, the display will be dark.

The model has a feature common to all budget versions: not entirely correct auto-brightness adjustment. In Spark 8C, the brightness works with a delay, but it holds up better relative to Xiaomi competitors for the same price, for example. What should be added about the display is that its shade goes into cold tones, but not so much that it was unpleasant to use. nine0003

Technical characteristics
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    1. Unisoc (Spreadtrum) T606 (12 Nm), EMMC 5.1, MALI G57 MC2
    2. RAM/ROM — 4/64GB, lplpddr4 9004 8 caval 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A-55, 2-1. 6GHz ARM Cortex A76.
    3. 4G support with two SIM cards simultaneously, GSM, UMTS, LTE cat6
    4. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5 Hz, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONAS
    5. 6.52″ IPS display, 267ppi, 720×1612.9 resolution0Hz
  • Camera
    1. Rear — 13 MP (f/1.8″, 27mm, wide) + 0.08 MP (Portrait), Front — 8MP (f/2.4)
    2. Digital Quad xx zoom, portrait shooting, short videos and more (see camera section)
    3. Dual flash front and rear cameras
  • Other
    1. Dimensions — 164.6 x 76 x 9 mm, weight — 179.5 g

      against moisture and dust: no

    2. Contactless payments NFC
    3. Charging via micro-USB 10W OTG
    4. 3.5 mm headphone jack
    5. Stereo speaker, DTS sound
    6. Micro-SD card support up to 256GB
    7. Rear fingerprint scanner
    8. Android 11, HiOS 7.6
    9. 5000mAh battery
    10. FM radio
    Charge and discharge

    The phone charges in 3 hours at 4339mAh (23. 4Wh):

    approximately corresponds to the declared battery capacity. The discharge lasts 1.5-2 days. Such a long discharge is obtained from the unfortunate use of the phone. nine0003

    Photo and video capabilities

    Techno Spark 8C has two main cameras: 13MP main camera and 0.08MP portrait, 8MP front camera. Records video in [email protected] There is an LED flash, there is no optical stabilization.

    Photo capabilities of the phone are not too extensive, but there are basic ones. Below are the modes that are available from the Camera application:

    There are slow motion, interval shooting, panorama, documents, portrait, photo enhancement. An ordinary camera with standard shooting modes. nine0003

    Below is a photo taken with the main camera in the evening:

    The picture looks dark and overexposed at the same time in areas of sunlight. If you do not bother, then the quality is sufficient. In comparison, two photographs of the setting and rising Sun are shown:

    The picture is overexposed, but the sunset photo turned out to be quite good, the colors are transferred a little to the dark side, but the photo still looks alive. I used realme GT, which unnecessarily embellished and even redecorated the view in terms of photo quality (I don’t want to say that the 8C camera is better than the GT, but the post-processing in the reviewed one is at a good level). Below are two photographs in the morning and in the evening of the same building:

    There is a lot of noise in both photos, but the general view turned out well. You can also see that the evening photo (on the right) does not seem to have been taken in the evening, but this is how the camera brightened the object (in fact, the tones were darker).

    The following shows how the 4x digital zoom works and what the signs look like when they are in the frame:

    Bright lights are overexposed;

    All of the above about photo opportunities — if you approach strictly. Don’t expect anything special from an entry-level phone. nine0003

    Video is recorded in [email protected] An example is shown below:

    If the video does not appear, it is available via the link.

    As you can see, there is no optical stabilization, the picture corresponds to the budget level. The microphone is recorded through a mono speaker. Declared sound dtsDigital. When watching a video at volume, there is no hoarseness. I liked the sound, it’s good.

    Stress tests

    The average score is 176745 points. For comparison, in a similar test Spark 8P scored 210024 points. nine0003

    Why am I doing five tests in a row? It’s simple, in the same way Antutu evaluates phones and ranks them.


    Here are the single and multi-core test results compared to the rating:

    In both modes, the Spark 8C takes the last places, but don’t forget that the phone is powered by a Unisoc T606 processor. Xiaomi Quin, a smart watch for Android, is made on a similar processor.

    Heat test

    11% of the phone’s battery was consumed in 30 minutes of play. Heating was not noticeable. According to the program, the maximum value is 40⁰С. During the test, the thermal cable broke, so the test result is shown without it. nine0003

    When playing, the screen brightness is not reset, but another issue is that the graphics are not very good, the picture is drawn right in front of your eyes.

    Throttle test

    The test is carried out on 100 streams and in 30 minutes:

    Average result — 142133 gypsum. The Spark 8P has 146561. The results of the two phones are similar. As you can see, the 8C model does not throttle, like the 8P.

    Other tests

    Touch and reading speed

    Supports 5 touches simultaneously, which is normal for the budget segment. Sequential read/write speed is 292/171 MB/s, which is slightly better than the Spark 8P (290/100 MB/s).


    The GPS and GLONASS positioning accuracy of the phone is 5 m. Its colleague, Spark 8P, has 5 m. on the side button. The phone does not feel bulky in the hands, it is convenient to use.