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What Do You Think Of Tecno Mobile's New Move?

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!!
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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?
Tecno-W4
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

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network None
SIM Type Micro-SIM, dual stand-by
Dual SIM Yes

Design

Type Candybar
Dimensions 143.50 X 71.30 X 8.50 mm
Weight 135 g
Protection n/a
Colors Dark Gray, Gold, White

Display

Display Type HD touchscreen
Size 5.0 inches
Resolution 1280 X 780 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~294 PPI pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features n/a
Secondary Display n/a

Camera

8 MP
Yes
Yes
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Yes, LED flash
2 MP

Software

Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

CPU Quad-core Processor  1.3GHz
GPU
1 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB
Yes, Up to 32GB External memory card support
Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
Controls

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type v3.0, Type-C reversible connector
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
n/a

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2500 mAh
Placement Removable
Standby 33 hours
Talk Time 14.7 hours
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
3.5mm jack

Other Features

– 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.

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26 comments on “What Do You Think Of Tecno Mobile's New Move?

  1. Dsaint says:

    These quyz r sumfin else… SMH!

  2. Tochukwu says:

    Miss techy this is not midrange..its small range biko…who still used 1gig ram android device in this modern age…tecno has lost it. And if i hear say boom j8 recieve marshmallow ota update. Pigs will fly before that happens

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Lol, Bear in mind that the Infinix Hot 3 also comes wit 1 GB RAM, so maybe this is Tecno Mobile’s response to the Infinix Hot 3

    2. BenKafor says:

      There are a lot on 1GB RAM phones, na wa for u o

  3. Michael Effiong says:

    This is funny

  4. Mubarak says:

    wrong moves bro .pls misstechy i need to contact u on whaysapp or anywhere pls 07037935829

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Hi Mubarak, I already said you should send a mail to tobi.ayeni at misstechy dot com

  5. Omanemoses says:

    there is also tecno l8with a massive 5050mAh check their website

    1. BenKafor says:

      Yeah, that is a nice phone

  6. Bodexowen says:

    I don’t know the reason behind Tecno’s new move. Maybe they r just trying to provide the mass with a low range price phone

    1. Jane says:

      More like an affordable phone.

  7. Wizy says:

    Tecno is somehow improving. They just released another device with monster 5050mAh Battery ? Capacity. See the phone specs and price http://www.wizytechs.com/2016/04/tecno-l8-specification-and-price-phone.html?m=0

  8. zita obeta says:

    Not impressive at all

  9. Edward says:

    the Hios is missing from de Tecno W4

  10. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, TO END USERS, IT MAY NOT MAKE SENSE, BUT TO TECNO’S MANAGEMENT, IT SHOULD BE A WELL TAILORED PLAN. WHO KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO EXPERIMENT FOR ON THE NIGERIAN TECH SPACE…

    1. orator says:

      I don’t believe this an experiment, it’s tailored made for the low income earners

  11. KingAbsolute says:

    This is low-range product. But since they said its cheaper, I’ll say it’s worth 20k to 25k.
    The spec is not impressive but I think tecno wants to stay in the market, wants more people to purchase their phone cuz only those more financially buoyant went for their recent releases.

    1. BenKafor says:

      Well, you get what you pay for yeah?

  12. Gistpluz says:

    lol… tecno my Ass.
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  13. Ayomi says:

    Lol, Those guys @ Tecno sabi lie ehn. Camon C8 was promised Android 6.0 this year February, Nothing to show yet!! Phantom 5 that’s even there most expensive shit sef dem no get plan for the device! De are Worst. . .

  14. Jeremiah says:

    I think its Tecno’s response to the complaints of the price of the j8 so they released the W4 which is a better comparison to the hot 3 1GB version and gave it a later OS to give it an edge over the Hot 3

    1. BenKafor says:

      Of course it is better.

  15. Adeola says:

    @ Ayomi, the upgrade for c8 is available. check it out on tecno site or google. came out recently

  16. BenKafor says:

    I actually think this is a great phone plus it is affordable

  17. oluomo23 says:

    The device is very sleek . It looks like a Boom j8 mini . It’s a nice move because not everybody can afford to buy a 2GB ram device . This will be very cheap

  18. Techycarole says:

    It’s very slim and dope , nice move by TECNO

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