Both Tecno and realme recently released entry-level phones, the Spark 10 and the realme C30s. We shall compare them because both smartphones are interesting and will surely be good contenders with each other….right?
|TECNO Spark 10||realme C30s|
|CPU||Mediatek Helio G37||UNISOC SC9863A|
|DISPLAY||6.6 in 720p IPS LCD 90Hz||6.5 inch 720p IPS LCD 60Hz|
|CAMERA||50 + AI rear / 8MP front||8MP rear + 5MP front|
|OS||Android 13, HIOS 12||Android 12, realme UI Go|
|BATTERY||5000mAh Li-Po 18W||5000mAh Li-Po|
|USB||Type-C 2.0, OTG||microUSB 2.0, OTG|
This match-up is actually tough because both displays have the same resolution, the difference in size is relatively small but still significant. The 6.6-inch display on the TECNO Spark 10 has a larger viewing area, which could make it easier to read text, view images, and watch videos.
The two camera setups differ in their specifications, particularly in the main rear camera. The 50 + AI rear on the TECNO Spark 10 setup implies that the main rear camera has a resolution of 50 megapixels. The 50-megapixel camera will be responsible for capturing the primary image, while the AI will render the images more clearly for quality.
On the realme C30s, there is only a single 8MP rear camera. The clear winner here is TECNO because it has a larger MP and it also an AI camera which further improves the quality of captured photos.
Both Operating Systems provide a similar degree of functionality and are essentially identical. The UI of realme is a lot cleaner than HiOS, which may be the sole distinction. Realme has done a fantastic job in UI optimization. To compete with realme, TECNO still has to make improvements to HiOS.
TECNO Spark 10 sports a Mediatek Helio G37 chipset, which significantly increases its capabilities over the realme c30s which only has a UNISOC SC9863A. Due to its increased clock speeds, the Mediatek Helio G37 is more powerful than the UNISOC SC9863A chipset and can adequately power the phone for a variety of tasks like gaming and multitasking.
TECNO Spark 10 has a USB Type-C 2.0, OTG which is better than realme C30s’ microUSB 2.0, OTG for a few reasons:
- USB Type-C 2.0 is reversible, meaning that it can be plugged in either way, making it more user-friendly and convenient.
- USB Type-C 2.0 supports faster data transfer rates than microUSB 2.0. USB Type-C 2.0 can transfer data at up to 10 Gbps, while micro USB 2.0 is limited to a maximum data transfer rate of 480 Mbps.
- USB Type-C 2.0 supports faster charging speeds than microUSB 2.0. Despite both phones having the same charging speed of 10W on paper, Type C is definitely a better option in the long run also because of durability.
- USB Type-C 2.0 supports a wide range of protocols and standards, including Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, and HDMI, which makes it more versatile than microUSB 2.0.
- USB Type-C 2.0 supports USB On-The-Go (OTG) functionality, which allows devices to act as a host and connect to other USB devices, such as flash drives, keyboards, and mice.
Both smartphones have the same starting price, at around ₱4,999.
For this match-up, the TECNO Spark 10 is the clear winner because its hardware is more capable than the realme C30s. The TECNO Spark 10 also has a USB Type-C, which is infinitely better than MicroUSB 2.0. The realme C30s’ micro USB 2.0 port is a touch bothersome, so some people might choose the TECNO Spark 10 just for its USB Type-C port.