Tecno Pouvoir 3 Review, Price and Specifications

Tecno Pouvoir 3 Review, Price and Specifications

The Tecno Pouvoir 3 is the third offering from Transsion Holdings in the Pouvoir series. It was launched in May 2019 and also released same month. The Pouvoir 3 is preceded by the commercially successful Pouvoir 2 and Pouvoir 2 Air. As Africa as a who battles to solve it’s power supply problem, the Pouvoir series presents themselves with what most smartphone users crave-a smartphone that can last throughout a day or more of use .The pouvoir series are known for their enormously gigantic batteries and the Pouvoir 3 is no exception. Here is what Tecno offers with this new addition to the line.

Tecno Pouvoir 3 Key Specs and Features

  • Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1500 x 720 pixels
  • Processor: 1.28GHz Quad-core MediaTek processor and 2GB RAM
  • Network: 4G LTE, 3G, 2G
  • Sensor: Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • Memory: 32GB built-in storage expandable to 128GB with a memory card
  • Camera: 13MP rear camera and 13MP front camera
  • Battery: 5, 000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery

Design and DisplayThe Tecno Pouvoir 3 follows the recent trend that most entry level smartphones follow which is, a big screen wrapped in a plastic body. The screen is 6.2 inch full view notch screen and has a resolution of 720×1520 pixels on and 19:9 aspect ratio and 294ppi. This means that movies and games can be viewed and played on a bigger screen estate. Outdoor visibilities are okay when the display is cranked to maximum brightness. Viewing angles are crisp and colour representation are pretty much okay without looking washed out. The navigation buttons on the Tecno Pouvoir 3 are placed on screen. This is to give room for the extended screen aspect ratio and also reduce the bezels on the phone giving the device a pleasing to the eye look.Despite housing a very large battery, the Tecno Pouvoir 3 is deceptively sleek measuring 157.6 x 76.7 x 8.6 mm (6.06 x 2.89 x 0.21 in) and weighing only 173g. It comes in different colors which include City blue, Champagne gold and City Blue.Battery and CameraLike said earlier, the Pouvoir series are known for their battery and the battery capacity on this smartphone is where the ‘superpower’ lies. Tecno made big claims on this one when they said that the battery on the Pouvoir 3 is able to keep your smartphone on for 4 days. It has a 5,000mah battery. Enough to keep you gaming till PHCN comes back from leave.

For Camera, the Tecno Pouvoir 3 boasts a 13MP camera at the back and the same at the front too. This is a bargain when you put into consideration the fact that this is an entry level, low budget smartphone. Images are crisp in day time and more than normal when taken at night, thanks to the LED flash.

SoftwareThe Tecno Pouvoir 3 runs a custom HIOS skin based on Android 9 and runs Android version 9.0 pie. Tecno promises regular security updates for the Pouvoir 3 so it’s should be good for a while.

Tecno Pouvoir 3 Specification and Features

General Information

  • Dimensions: 157.6 * 76.7 * 8.5 mm
  • Weight: – 173g
  • OS: Android 9.0 pie
  • Colour: Gold, Black, Blue
  • SIM: Single / Dual (SIM standby)
  • SIM Type: Micro/ Nano


  • 2G Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Bands: WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 3100
  • 4G Bands: LTE Band 1/ 3/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 30/ 38/
  • WIFI: 803.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct


  • Type: MediaTek
  • Frequency: 1.28 GHz Quad core Cortex A53
  • GPU: Mali


  • Size: 6.2 Inches
  • Type: HD IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Resolution: 1500 x 720 pixels
  • Pixel Density: ppi pixel density
  • Colour: 16 Million
  • Multi-touch: Yes
  • Protection: N/a


  • RAM: 2 GB
  • ROM (Internal): 32 GB
  • External Memory: Yes, micro SD, Expandable by up to 128 GB (Uses Dedicated Slot)


  • Back/Rear: 13 MP with Flash Support
  • Feature: Pictures, Videos, HDR, Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 13 MP
  • Feature: Pictures, Videos, HDR, Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama


  • Capacity: 5000 mAh Li-Po
  • Type: Removable
  • Type: Li-Po
  • Fast / Quick Charging: N/a
  • Standby Time: N/a
  • Talk time: N/a
  • Music Playback: N/a


  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: micro USB
  • 3G: GPRS – Up to 85.6 kbps EDGE – Up to 236.8 kbps
  • 3G: Up to 42 mbps Downlink Up to 5.76 mbps Uplink
  • 4G: LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Sensors and Control

  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Gyroscope: N/a
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing: –
  • Voice Control: –
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No

Other Features

  • Radio: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • SNS integration
  • MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 Player
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC Player
  • Document Viewer
  • Image Viewer / editor
  • Predictive Text Input

Availability and final wordsThe Tecno Pouvoir 3 is a decent phone for a decent price. There’s no doubting the fact that if a phone with this spec sheet comes from Samsung or other A list company that it would be with more than what it is currently worth. So sentiments aside, this baby is a bargain.The Tecno Pouvoir 3 is available in retail stores both online and offline and can be gotten between the price range of N42,000-N50,000

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