Review: TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G

The Epic Saga, Limitless Performance

By Sylvester Sy
15 Min Read
8.8 A Worthy Contender for Budget-Conscious Gamers
Review Overview
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Level up your game and elevate your mobile gaming experience with the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G! This feature-packed mid-ranger boasts a powerful arsenal designed to take your gameplay to the next level, including a massive 256GB ROM with 24GB RAM (12GB Extended RAM), a 70W Ultra Charge and a long-lasting 6000mAh MEGA Battery.

But that’s not all! Immerse yourself in stunning visuals on the 6.78″ FHD+ AMOLED display with a super smooth 2160Hz high-frequency dimming for reduced flicker. Capture epic in-game moments and high-quality selfies with the 108MP Ultra Vivid camera and 32MP front camera, all backed by a Super Cooling System 1.0 to keep things running smoothly. Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos ensure rich and immersive audio, completing the package for a truly exceptional gaming experience. But is it all just hype, or can it truly deliver the smooth performance and extended battery life gamers crave? Let’s dive in and explore the Pova 6 Pro 5G in detail.

We’re fortunate enough to get our hands on an early unit of the new TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G in Comet Green color variant and here’s our full review of this exciting new device from Tecno.



Our review unit came in a special edition box celebrating TECNO’s partnership with the hit mobile game Farlight 84. The box was big with the phone’s model (POVA 6 Pro 5G) and an image of Maggie, a popular Farlight 84 character known for her agility – a perfect match for the phone’s powerful performance. Inside, we found a Farlight 84 x Tecno tote bag, a power bank with built-in ports, a Farlight 84 x Tecno desk mat, and the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G’s box.

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The standard retail packaging arrived with the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G x Farlight 84 box sleeve, revealing the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G box. Inside the box, you’ll find the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G handset with a pre-installed screen protector, a 70W power adapter, a USB-A to USB-C charging/data cable, a transparent protective case, a SIM ejector tool, Farlight 84 stickers, a warranty card with other paperworks, and 3.5mm headphone jack earphones with a microphone.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G Unboxing

Build Quality/Design

The TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G breaks the mold in the mid-range market, offering a design that’s both stylish and built to last. Despite packing a massive 6,000mAh battery, the phone maintains a remarkably thin profile of 7.88mm, making it comfortable to hold for extended use.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - volume rocker and the power button
Volume rocker and the power button
TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - infrared- stereo speaker- and a microphone
Infrared, stereo speaker, and a microphone
TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - dual nano-SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card slot
Dual nano-SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card slot
TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - 3.5mm audio jack- microphone- a USB Type C charging port and a speaker output
3.5mm audio jack- microphone- a USB Type C charging port and a speaker output

On the back, TECNO ditches the typical glass or plastic for a unique aesthetic inspired by intricate motherboard circuitry. This design element, achieved through advanced photolithography techniques, creates a textured surface that adds personality. While the resemblance to actual motherboards might be subtle, it undeniably separates the Pova 6 Pro 5G from generic phone designs.


Taking the motherboard theme further, the Pova 6 Pro 5G boasts a futuristic twist with a Dynamic-Light Effect with MiniLED. This feature utilizes 210 individually controlled micro-LEDs embedded directly in the back panel, creating mesmerizing circular and propeller-like light effects. You can even personalize these effects for calls, messages, and more – up to 9 scenes!

But the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G isn’t just about looks. It’s also built for everyday use. With an IP53 certification for water and dust resistance, the phone can survive accidental water splashes, rain, and dust, making it a great choice for on-the-go users. This style, functionality, and durability combination makes the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G a breath of fresh air in the mid-range smartphone market.



The Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G might be a gaming phone at heart, but its camera system packs a surprising punch for the price. The 108-megapixel main sensor steals the show, capturing exceptional detail in bright conditions. This is a significant advantage, considering the phone’s budget-friendly price tag. However, there’s no ultra-wide lens to be found. Instead, you get two additional 2-megapixel sensors with limited functionality.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - 108MP Ultra Vivid Camera
108MP Ultra Vivid Camera

Daylight photography is where the 108MP sensor shines. Photos come out sharp with good color reproduction. Tecno’s software processing can occasionally lead to a slight softness in some areas, but it’s a minor nitpick. As expected from a mid-range phone, low-light performance is a challenge. Photos can get noisy and lack detail. Tecno’s night mode helps to some extent, but it can’t match the capabilities of high-end phones.

Here are some sample photos using TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G

Low-light sample photos

The 32MP front camera holds its own in good lighting, capturing decent selfies with accurate colors and details. However, like the rear camera, low-light situations expose its limitations, resulting in grainy or blurry photos.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - 32MP Ultra-Clear front camera
32MP Ultra-Clear front camera

The camera app has some exciting AI features, like Sky Shop. This lets you transform your photos by replacing the sky. I tried it out, and it looks very promising! While I haven’t done a deep dive yet, I can see room for some improvements that could make it even better. Perhaps in future updates, we might see an even wider variety of sky options, finer control over the edits, and even better object recognition for seamless results.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G Sample Shots Sky ShopTECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G Sample Shots Sky Shop

Overall, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G offers a capable camera system for its price range. The 108MP main sensor delivers impressive detail in bright light, and the 32MP selfie camera is decent. However, the lack of an ultra-wide lens and underwhelming low-light performance are drawbacks to consider. If you’re a casual photographer on a budget, the Pova 6 Pro 5G is a solid choice. But if capturing great photos in low-light is a priority, you might want to explore other options.


Gamers understand that a smooth and responsive display is essential for split-second reactions and precise control. The Pova 6 Pro 5G delivers in this regard with its stunning 120Hz AMOLED display. This translates to a significant advantage in fast-paced games where every frame counts. Whether you’re dominating the battlefield or exploring vast open worlds, the visuals are buttery smooth and vibrant, ensuring you don’t miss a single detail.

TECNO’s partnership with the popular battle royale game Farlight 84 further underscores the Pova 6 Pro 5G’s gaming ambitions. The phone is specifically optimized for this title, guaranteeing smooth performance and a lag-free experience. Benchmarks provide valuable insights, but real-world performance is key. During our testing, the Pova 6 Pro 5G tackled popular mobile titles like Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Call of Duty: Mobile with impressive fluidity.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - Mobile Legends Bang Bang
Mobile Legends Bang Bang
TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - Call of Duty
Call of Duty
TECNO POVA Pro G Call of Duty Graphics
Call of Duty: Mobile ran smoothly on the TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G

However, it’s important to note that while the gameplay remained smooth, Call of Duty: Mobile’s maximum graphics option is only up to medium on the Pova 6 Pro 5G. This is to be expected at the phone’s price point.

The phone’s capabilities extend beyond gaming. While the 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 6080 octa-core processor isn’t the latest, it offers excellent performance for its expected price point. This translates to smooth performance in everyday use. Browsing, social media scrolling, and multitasking are handled admirably. We put the phone through its paces with demanding games like Call of Duty: Mobile and Farlight 84, and experienced no frame drops or stuttering. In fact, we had a great time playing these games!

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - Farlight 84
Farlight 84

This well-rounded performance makes the Pova 6 Pro 5G a great choice for gamers who prioritize smooth gameplay over maxed-out graphics, and everyday users alike.


The Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G boasts a massive 6,000mAh battery, which is one of the biggest you can get on a smartphone today. This translates to long gaming sessions, endless video streaming, or worry-free daily use. Tecno claims this powerhouse can deliver up to 14 hours of video streaming or a staggering 11 hours of continuous gaming, perfect for gamers on the go. Even moderate users can expect a whopping 2-3 days of use on a single charge.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - PCMark Work 3.0 battery life
PCMark Work 3.0 battery life

But what happens if the battery level gets low while you’re playing a game? Fear not! The phone supports blazing-fast 70W charging. Tecno claims it can reach 50% battery level in just 19 minutes, ideal for quick top-ups before heading out. The phone even includes bypass charging to keep the phone cool during intense gaming sessions while maintaining rapid charging.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - 70w Fast Charger
70w Fast Charger

Another bonus feature is 10W reverse charging, which allows you to use the phone as a power bank to share your juice with friends in need. Overall, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G’s battery is a major selling point, making it a perfect choice for gamers and anyone who demands long-lasting power from their phone.


The Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G emerges as a champion for budget-conscious gamers. It packs a punch with smooth gaming performance, a gorgeous AMOLED display, and incredible battery life that lasts, all for a very reasonable price. The phone boasts a unique back design inspired by circuit boards with its dynamic-light back, although its functionality is still under development. Overall performance is solid, tackling everyday tasks and most games with ease. You can game for extended periods without worry thanks to the long-lasting battery. While the software may come with some unnecessary pre-installed apps, the phone’s strengths clearly outweigh this minor drawback.


In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed using the Pova 6 Pro for the past two weeks. It became my go-to device for playing Farlight 84, a game I never would have tried otherwise. This brand collaboration proved to be a perfect way to test the phone’s gaming capabilities, and the Pova 6 Pro handled it flawlessly.

In essence, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G is ideal for gamers on a budget, users who prioritize long battery life, and those who appreciate a phone with a tech-forward aesthetic. If you’re looking for an affordable gaming phone with top-notch battery life and strong performance, the Tecno Pova 6 Pro 5G should be at the top of your list.

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G - Farlight 84

TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G Specs

  • Display: 6.78-inch AMOLED screen w/ 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, 2160Hz PWM dimming, FHD+ 2460 x 1080 resolution at 391 ppi
  • CPU: 2.4GHz 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 6080 octa-core processor
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
  • ROM: 256GB UFS 2.2 expandable storage via microSD card slot
  • Back Camera: 108MP f/1.89 + 2MP f/2.4 + AI Cam + LED flash
  • Selfie Camera: 32MP f/2.2 + Dual-tone LED Flash
  • Battery: 6,000mAh w/ 70W Ultra Charge, Bypass Charge
  • OS: Android 14 w/ HiOS 14
  • Connectivity: WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), 5G, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.3, OTG, NFC, GPS, dual SIM (nano)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
  • Others: In-Display fingerprint sensor, Dynamic-Light Mini LED Effect, stereo speakers, Hi-Res Audio Wired/Wireless, Dolby Atmos, Z-axis linear motor, POVA SuperCooled System, USB-C, Colors: Comet Green, Meteorite Grey
  • Dimensions: 165.5 x 76.1 x 7.88 mm
  • Weight: 195 g

Price and availability

The TECNO POVA 6 Pro 5G is now available in the 12GB/256GB variant for just PhP11,999. This budget-friendly gaming smartphone offers excellent value. Available in Comet Green or Meteorite Grey to suit your style. You can visit any TECNO Stores near you, or check out Tecno Mobile Store on Lazada and Shopee.


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Review Overview
A Worthy Contender for Budget-Conscious Gamers 8.8
Design and Build 8.5
Display 8.8
Camera 8.5
Performance 9
Battery 9.5
Price 8.5

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