Tecno Pova 3 VS Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G: which is the better budget smartphone?

Tecno and Cherry Mobile’s budget offerings are two of the best selling phones under the budget category, but who is the better choice? Let’s dissect their features!

We both love the Tecno Pova 3 and Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G for many reasons, but there can only be one in this showdown! Who will prevail and who will be the better choice? Let’s take a look at the comparison table below.

TECNO Pova 3SPECSCherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G
6.9 inch
IPS LCD
FHD+
1080 x 2460
389 ppi
90Hz
punch hole display
Display6.78 inch
IPS LCD
FHD+
1080 x 2460
396 ppi
90Hz
punch hole display
Glass back, plastic back and frameBuildGlass back, plastic back and frame
230gWeight209g
173.1 x 78.5 x 9.4 mmSize168.6 x 77.0 x 9.25 mm
Triple rear:
50MP main
No secondary cam
2MP macro
2MP depth

LED flash

8MP front
No LED flash

up to 1080p video recording
CameraQuad Rear:
48MP main
5MP secondary
2MP macro
2MP depth

LED flash

16MP front
LED flash

up to 1080p video recording
7000mAh Li-Po battery
25W Fast Charging
with 33W Fast charger
Battery5000mAh Li-Po battery
18W Fast charging
10W wireless charging
MediaTek Helio G88
Octa-core
2x Cortex-A75 @ 2.0GHz & 6x Cortex-A55 @ 1.8GHz
Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
235001 points (AnTuTu 9.4)
ProcessorMediaTek Dimensity 700
Octa-core
2x Cortex-A76 @ 2.2GHz & 6x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
Mali-G57 MC2 GPU
378711 points (AnTuTu 9.3)
4GB or 6GB
with 5GB expandable virtual RAM
RAM4GB
no expandable RAM option
128GBInternal Storage128GB
up to 512GB via microSDExternal Storageup to 512GB via microSD
4G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
USB Type-C, USB OTG
Connectivity5G
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (dual band)
Bluetooth 5.1
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS
USB Type-C, USB OTG
3.5mm headphone jack
FM Radio
DTS Audio and Stereo Speakers
Audio3.5mm headphone jack
FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Panther Game Engine
LED-lit back panel design (Electric Blue color only)
Extras
Compass, Ambient Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer
Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
SensorsCompass, Ambient Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer
Face Recognition & Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted)
Eco Black, Tech Silver, and Electric BlueColor availabilityBlack
May 25, 2022Date releasedApril 29, 2022
The true blue gamer on a budget that wants to be noticedThis is for…Something who’s seeking for a reliable daily driver
₱8,999.00
₱9,399.00
(Electric Blue)
PRICING₱7,999.00

In conclusion, Cherry Mobile’s Aqua S10 Pro 5G is the all around better choice due to its faster processor, better camera, and its cheaper price– but Tecno’s Pova 3 is the one if battery life, the cool gaming features, larger RAM, the variety of colors to choose from, and a large screen matters so much to you, this is your bet. If you care about future-proofing, the Cherry Mobile is the option although its 4GB RAM is quite lacking.

Who’s the better option in your opinion? Check out their full specs here:

Tecno Pova 3: https://unboxdiaries.com/phones/tecno-pova-3/

Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G: https://unboxdiaries.com/phones/cherry-mobile-aqua-s10-pro-5g/

Latest Reviews

BEST PHONES ₱20K-30K TIER LIST!

Super Sulit

BEST PHONES UNDER PHP15K and 20K TIER LIST!

BEST PHONES UNDER PHP10K TIER LIST!