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TECNO Pova 5 Pro review: Should you buy it?

TECNO Pova 5 Pro review: At a glance

  • What is it? The TECNO Pova 5 Pro is TECNO’s latest budget-friendly Android smartphone, designed with a unique aesthetic appeal featuring a string of RGB lights on the backside. It boasts a 6.78-inch display with a 1,080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It’s powered by the mid-range MediaTek Dimensity 6080 chipset, ensuring decent performance for basic tasks and casual gaming sessions.
  • What is the price? The TECNO Pova 5 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999.00 in India (~$180).
  • Where can you buy it? The TECNO Pova 5 Pro became available in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America markets on August 22.
  • How did we test it? I tested the TECNO Pova 5 Pro for two weeks. TECNO supplied the Pova 5 Pro for review.
  • Is it worth it? With its eye-catching design, respectable performance, and robust battery life, the TECNO Pova 5 Pro is a budget phone that offers decent value for its price, especially for gaming enthusiasts and those looking for a stylish yet functional smartphone.

Should you buy the TECNO Pova 5 Pro?

Tecno Pova 5 Pro RGB backlights in dark

Credit: Adam Birney / Android Authority

The TECNO Pova 5 Pro’s design is undoubtedly one of its standout features. The previous Pova 4 series featured similar geometric patterns, but now the Pova 5 Pro takes it up a notch with a combination of transparent panels and LED strips on the back. It amounts to a futuristic feel that is certainly inspired by the Nothing Phone but is still eye-catching and stylish. Unlike the Nothing Phone 1, however, you can customize the backlights between nine different colors and pulsation patterns within the settings. That means you can have a number of notification LED effects that respond to incoming calls and texts, signal when the device is charging, or indicate battery life as a helpful visual cue.