Tecno F3 Full Review, Specifications, and Price
As a means of satisfying the pressing needs of different classes of customers, the Tecno Mobile releases budget-friendly Android Phones mainly, Tecno F3 for customers who can’t afford the exorbitant prices to puchase the expensive smartphone. The Tecno F3 is the latest Mobile Phone in the F series and was announced during the Global Spring launch in 2018 together with Tecno Camon X.
Although much was is not expected from this low or medium budget, Tecno Phone still debuts astonishing but straightforward features that stand out when compared to that of the F1 and F2.
The Tecno F3 also known as POP 1 comes with a plastic body just like its counterparts, though with a more beautifying look. It is decidedly more prominent and unveils the recent 18:9 full-screen view for those that love the more prominent display.
Key Features and Specs.
• OS: Android 7.0 Nougat (Go Edition)
• Screen Size: 5.5 IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
• Screen Resolution: 960 X 480 pixels
• Processor Type: Quad-core 1.30 GHz, MediaTek MT6580A
• 4G LTE: No
• SIM Type: Dual Sim (Micro)
• RAM: 1GB
• Back Camera: 5MP camera & LED Flash
• Front Camera: 5MP with LED flash
• Internal Storage: 8GB
• External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB
• Battery: 2400 mAh (non-removable)
The Tecno F3 has the normal plastic body but a more glossy body compared that of F1 and F2. The back features have their usual placement like its counterpart. This latest Tecno Mobile has no fingerprint scanner at the back which makes it different from other higher mid-range smartphone. It comes in four major colors: Red, Blue, Black and Champagne Gold, and measures 8.5mm in thickness.
The Tecno POP 1 offers a 5.5-inches QHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with the usual front features placed at the normal positions and reduced bezels. Even though it is a low budget smartphone, it still serves you with a display density of 195 pixels inch and a resolution of 960 x 480 pixels which means it presents videos and everything on the screen clear enough.
Battery and Camera
Just as it quite apparent that every low budget smartphones don’t serve well regarding camera and battery capacity hence the same goes for the Tecno F3 POP1. However, the POP1 houses a 2400mAh removable Li-Ion battery capacity which is capable of lasting you for a whole day depending on the usage. It does not have the fast charge technology, and for that, it takes about two hours to charge from 0% till full.
The camera is a 5MP both the back and front with LED flashlight. It unveilings other features like the Autofocus, HDR, Face Detection, Scene Mode, ISO Setting, Digital Zoom and 2592 x 1944 pixels in Camera dimension.
Hardware and Software
In the hardware department, you have a MediaTek MT6580A with a Quad-core running at a standard speed of 1.3GHz and a Mali-400 GPU which is the same as other Mobile Phones in the F-family that is released yet. Also on the aspect of the software, the device debuts a 1GB RAM and 8GB built-in memory and that expandable up to 32GB using a MicroSD Card. It doesn’t give much room for multi-tasking. The Android 8.0 Oreo powers the Tecno F3.
For more clarification check the table below.
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: April 2018|
|Dimensions||151.5 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm|
|Colors||Red, Black, City Blue, Champagne gold|
|Type||– IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio (Not confirmed)
|Size||5.5 inches, 960 X 480 pixels|
Memory And OS
|Card Slot||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat (Go Edition)|
|Processors||– Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU
– MediaTek MT6580A
– Mali-400 MP2
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GPS|
|Primary||– 5 MP, LED flash
– FEATURES: LED dual-tone, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama
|Video||720p [email protected]|
|Secondary||5 MP Camera with Selfie Flash|
|Capacity||2, 400mAh removable Li-ion battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gyroscope|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||#25,000 naira – #27,000 naira (about $90)|