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Mr A

Tecno-Mobile has released a new android mobile phone (not surprising) called the Tecno F5. They have made the message clear to everyone - expect a new mobile phone every month, even though they are a little or no different from our previous releases.

Their two previous releases in the last two months; Tecno R7 and H7 are still looking to get sufficient market spread; newly released mobile phones need a couple months to reach small local retailers nationwide. Right now you will possibly only find the Tecno H7 and R7 in big markets like Computer Village, and big retailers like Slot and Jumia.

One good thing about the Tecno F5 though is that it has a 1GB RAM. Yes, there are other Tecno mobile phones with 1GB RAM but they are all within the price range of 25k - 40k. The Tecno F5 is only about 18K; all Tecno phones around that price range all have 512MB RAM processors.

The phone is somewhat of an improvement on the P5; it has a bigger RAM processor and a better screen material (IPS) compared to the P5, every other spec is the same. Its screen size is 4.0 inches which is about the same size as the screen of an iPhone.

Here is how Tecno-Mobile themselves describe the phone:

The perfect combination of Android 4.2 OS and 1.3GHz dual-core processor makes the super slim TECNO F5 more powerful. The large and clear 4 inches IPS touchscreen brings fine extensive view, and 5.0MP-AF Back Camera helps you capture beauty in life and makes it everlasting. You will be unwilling to stay away from TECNO F5 for your work and life. Let TECNO F5 be your soul mate!

These are the complete specifications of the android smartphone:

2G Network: GSM 900/1800
3G Network: Yes, HSDPA 2100
4G Network: No
SIM: Dual Mini SIM

Length: 127mm
Width: 63mm
Thickness: 9.2mm
Weight: -
Keyboard: Touch screen device
Body Colors: White, Black
Cover: Plastic

Screen Type: IPS quality touch screen with 256,000 colors
Screen Size: 4.0 inches, 480x800 pixels resolution, 233 ppi (pixels per inch) density.

OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Internal Memory: 4GB
Card Slot: MicroSD, expandable up to 32GB
Processors: 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, MediaTek MT6572 chipset

Loudspeaker: Yes
Alert Type: MP3 ringtones, Vibration
Audio Port: 3.5mm jack

2G: GPRS - 85.6kbps, EDGE - 236.8kbps
3G: Downlink - 7.2Mbps, Uplink - 5.76Mbps
4G: no
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, WiFi Direct
Mobile Hotspot: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes, version 3.0
USB: MicroUSB port, version 2.0

Primary (Back): 5.0 Mega-pixels, Face and smile detection, LED flash, 2592x1944 pixel picture quality.
Secondary (Front): 2.0 Mega-pixels, 1600x1200 pixel picture quality.
Video Quality: 720pixels at 30 frames per second.

Type: Li-ion battery
Capacity: 1500mAh
Standby: 180 hours
Talk time: 6 hours
Music play: -

Sensors: Accelerometer.
Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, Instant Messaging
Browser: HTML5
Java: No
Video formats: MP4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Music formats: MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLACC

- Predictive Text
- Document Viewer
- FM Radio
- Image viewer
- Voice command
- Youtube, Whatsapp, Gmail, Calendar, UC Browser, Google talk, Calendar, Google Search

Tecno F5 Price in Nigeria
The Tecno F5 android smartphone is sold for about $110, which when converted would be about N18,500 Naira in Nigeria. It is sold for N18,000 in Slot stores.

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K.C Guest
But according to they said that the screen is a TFT touch screen why?
Mr A
Mr A Admin
But according to they said that the screen is a TFT touch screen why?
Hi K.C,
I wouldn't advise you to rely on information from that website. A lot of specifications there are flawed and misleading. The Tecno F5 official page says it has an IPS screen, see
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K.C Guest
So what is so special about IPS screen?
Mr A
Mr A Admin
I was wondering why you were so concerned about it. It means In-Plane Switching and it is a type of technology used in LCD screens. It is slightly better and newer than TFT. One main characteristic or way to differentiate the two types is that the display of TFT screens change color (inverted) when tilted to and viewed from an angle, while IPS screens retain the same color when tilted to any angle.

Not a very important spec there.
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EvelynPype Guest
This is interesting, thanks!

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