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5 Differences between Tecno POVA 2 and Tecno POVA 3 that you need to know

On June 20, 2022, Tecno POVA 3 is officially presented in Indonesia. This phone comes with a number of new specifications to attract the attention of consumers who are looking for HP Android gaming products at affordable prices.

Interestingly, this latest Android cellphone is equipped with a triple camera feature and a large capacity battery. As is known, there are still many homeland gadget users who need a gaming cellphone that is durable in use and has a quality camera.

Of course, it is interesting to compare Tecno POVA 3 with the previous series, namely Tecno POVA 2, which was officially present in Indonesia in September 2022. Manufacturers market these two products at prices that are not too much different. What are the differences between Tecno POVA 2 and Tecno POVA 3? What are the new features offered like? Check out the reviews below.

Specifications of TECHNO POVA 2

tecno pova 2
Screen 6.9 inch IPS LCD
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85
Internal Memory 128GB

48 MP (wide)

2 MP (macro)

2 MP (depth)

2 MP (depth)

Battery Li-Po 7000 mAh
Price At Release Rp 2,449.000

Specifications of TECHNO POVA 3

Techno Pova 3
Screen 6.9 inch IPS LCD
Chipset MediaTek Helio G88
Internal Memory 128GB

50 MP (wide)

2 MP (AI)

2 MP (AI)

Battery Li-Po 7000 mAh
Price At Release Rp –

The difference between Tecno Pova 2 and Tecno POVA 3

The Tecno POVA 2 has succeeded in attracting the attention of Indonesian users with the jumbo battery it offers. This phone also has a powerful runway, the Mediatek Helio G85. Of course it’s interesting to see the updates that will be offered in Tecno POVA 3. Which is the best between the two? Check out the differences between Tecno POVA 2 and Tecno POVA 3 below.

1. Design Side


The difference between the Tecno POVA 2 and the Tecno POVA 3 is quite visible, of course, in the design section. Tecno presents a cleaner and more elegant design for these new products.

The Tecno POVA 2 body design looks more solid with a camera module that is typical of today’s cellphones with three cameras lined up and beside it there is a small camera and an LED flash. The back body is textured so that it will be comfortable to hold for playing games and other activities.

Interestingly, the Tecno POVA 3 body design is made more minimalist. This latest HP gaming rear camera returns to the old model, with a camera without a module. On the back of this body there are 3 large cameras lined down equipped with 2 LED flashes. The front camera is mounted at the top center of the screen.

The superior feature in this latest Tecno cellphone is the presence of an LED Strip in the middle of the rear body. This LED can light up for various scenarios, such as for notification notifications, incoming calls, or other things.

Discussing the dimensions, the Tecno POVA 2 has a body size of 173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6 mm. The Tecno POVA 3 measures 173.1 x 78.5 x 9.4 mm. For the convenience of using it for a long time, of course, POVA 2 is more comfortable because it has a textured body. However, for a cooler and unique body design, POVA 3 is certainly superior.

2. Display

tecno pova 2

The next difference between Tecno POVA 2 and Tecno POVA 3 is the screen. Physically, the two Android cellphone screens are similar, but in fact they carry different technologies. Tecno POVA 2 and POVA 3 already use a 6.9-inch wide IPS panel display with Full HD + 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.

The difference can be seen on the Tecno POVA 3 screen which is equipped with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The advantage of this screen is that it already has a good viewing angle and has a fairly ideal brightness level. This screen is also capable of displaying more colors and dazzling.

In addition, the edges of this HP screen are thinner than the previous generation. this makes the screen look wider and the experience of playing games or watching is more exciting without being distracted by the edges of the screen.

For POVA 2, it only uses a refresh rate of 60 Hz. Fortunately, both screens are equipped with anti-scratch, which unfortunately is not clear on the brand.

3. Kitchen Runway


The difference between the Tecno POVA 2 and the Tecno POVA 3 is striking in the engine. The reason is, the Tecno manufacturer uses a high-performance chipset in this cheap gaming cellphone.

Just look at the Tecno POVA 2 runway, this phone uses the Mediatek Helio G85 SOC with 12 nm fabrication. This chipset has an octa-core processor configuration consisting of 2 Cortex A75 cores (2.0 Ghz) and 6 Cortex A55 cores (1.8 Ghz). This chipset is claimed to be more power efficient but still fast.

Dissecting Tecno POVA 3, this 4G smartphone uses the Mediatek Helio G88 chipset. This is an SOC with a 12nm fabrication that has an octa-core configuration, namely 2 Cortex A75 (2 Ghz) units and 6 Cortex A55 cores (1.8 Ghz). Tecno also presents a hardware-based cooling system that ensures more stable performance.

The chipsets of the two phones are different. However, the GPU in both chipsets is the same, namely the Mali G52 MC2 GPU. Because the two chipsets are basically the same. Benchmark results from Nanoreview also show a similar score. For example, Antutu’s score is at 200 thousand. The two chipsets only differ in certain features.

4. Camera

tecno pova 2

The next difference between the Tecno POVA 2 and the Tecno POVA 3 is the camera. Tecno Mobile is trying to bring a camera with qualified quality so that users can still use this cellphone to take pictures and record, not just a tool for playing games.

In Tecno POVA, you will find camera quality that is qualified for the cheap Android cellphone class. This smartphone uses 4 rear cameras consisting of a 48 MP f/1.9 main camera with PDAF features, for the second camera there is a 2 MP ultrawide camera, the third is a 2 MP depth camera and the fourth camera is a 2 MP macro camera.

Comparing with the Tecno POV 3 camera, you will find 3 rear cameras which are claimed to be more updated, namely the 50 MP main camera with an f/1.8 sensor. The second camera is a 2 MP ultra-wide camera and the third camera is a 2 MP macro camera

For similarities, the two Tecno cellphones still use an 8 MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture which is equipped with Dual LEDs.

5. Fast Charging Features

TECHNO POVA 3 . Battery

This sector is a plus for Tecno Mobile products. This manufacturer realizes that HP Gaming must be durable in use. So, in these two smartphones, a jumbo battery capacity of 7000 mAh is installed. You can also use this cellphone longer on a single charge. Tecno even claims this product can be used for two days for daily activities and gaming.

The difference between Tecno POVA 2 and Tecno POVA 3 is that there is a 33 W flash charge feature in POVA 3. This is quite unique because in the sales package, this latest Android cellphone only supports 25 W input. However, Tecno provides a 33 W adapter. While the POVA 2 is equipped with a flash charge feature of 18 W only.


Currently, there are many smartphone manufacturers who present HP gaming at low prices. Tecno Mobile is one of the new manufacturers that has quite a characteristic, namely its jumbo battery capacity. The difference between the Tecno POVA 2 and the Tecno POVA 3 is not really that prominent.

Released at the cheapest price of IDR 2.5 million, the HP Tecno POVA 2 is enough for those of you who need a cellphone with gaming performance and a long lasting battery. However, if you have more funds and are looking for HP Gaming with more updated features, of course Tecno POVA 3 is worth ogling.