I am sure you must have seen or read about the latest Tecno Mobile midrange device, no it isn’t the Tecno Boom J8, instead, Tecno Mobile has released a device cheaper than the Boom J8 and wait for it, comes pre-loaded with the Android Marshmallow, making it the first Tecno Device to be launched with an Android 6.0. Bummer!!
Meet the Tecno W4.
There are so many questions I have. For one, why couldn’t Tecno Mobile preload the Boom J8 with the much awaited Android Marshmallow? Why would they want to release another mid-range device shortly after launching the Boom J8 which is also a mid-range device?
Although the specifications on the Boom J8 beats that of the Tecno W4 and a Tecno representative confirmed via a phone call that the J8 will receive a marshmallow update, it still doesn’t change the fact that we have two mid-range Tecno devices released simultaneously and we know that when it comes to midrange devices, the lower the price, the better.
For those who haven’t seen the specifications, enjoy
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|SIM Type||Micro-SIM, dual stand-by|
|Dimensions||143.50 X 71.30 X 8.50 mm|
|Colors||Dark Gray, Gold, White|
|Display Type||HD touchscreen|
|Resolution||1280 X 780 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~294 PPI pixel density|
|Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|Yes, LED flash|
|Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||Quad-core Processor 1.3GHz|
|1 GB RAM|
|Internal Storage||16 GB|
|Yes, Up to 32GB External memory card support|
|Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|USB Type||v3.0, Type-C reversible connector|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Battery Type||Li-Ion Battery|
|Talk Time||14.7 hours|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|– Fast battery charging
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
What do you think?
Update The Tecno W4 doesn’t have 4G LTE, s, the article has been updated to reflect that.