Tecno i5 specs and price

Tecno i5

Tecno i5 is a mid-range offering by Tecno. With high capacity battery, large HD display, quad-core processor, and decent RAM this budget device gets the job done without burning a hole in your pocket.

Tecno i5 Quick Specs & Features

  • 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
  • 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737T CPU with 2GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 16GB Storage with support up to 128GB memory card
  • 13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
  • Front and Rear Flash
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
  • 4G LTE Data
  • 4000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

The rugged metal unibody of the Tecno i5 has quite an appealing design. At a thickness of 8mm and weight of 160grams, this device sits easy in your pockets without feeling like you are carrying dumbells around. It ships in gold, black or grey variants.

There is ample screen estate for movies and games at 5.5 inches when measured diagonally. The IPS panel promises decent wide-angle viewing, although screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels.

Camera and Storage

A 13MP camera with autofocus and subject tracking features, the camera is good. In front is an 8MP camera with flash that offers good selfie photos.

Onboard storage stands at 16 GB, which is decent. You will be able to add up to 128 GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Performance and OS

As for processing power, the Tecno i5 packs a quad-core MediaTek 6737T chipset whose speeds top at 1.5 GHz. This gets backing from 2 GB of RAM. The available memory should boost performance beyond what an average budget device can muster. Running the device is Android 7.0 Nougat operating system that is integrated with Tecno’s HIOS 1.1 skin.

Other Specs and Features

The large capacity 4,000mAh Li-Ion battery should supply enough juice to get you through your day. The absence of fast charge, however, is a disadvantage.

There is a fingerprint scanner with anti-oil protection and this appears to perform very well. The 4G LTE device supports 4G LTE connectivity on its two SIM slots as well as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Tecno i5 also supports USB On-the-Go (OTG).

Pricing and availability

Tecno i5 Price in Nigeria ranges from 65,000 Naira to 95,000 Naira depending on your location in the country.

Tecno i5 Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), HIOS 1.1
  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Processor (MediaTek 6737T)
  • GPU: –
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Champagne Gold, Sky Black, Space Gray
  • Dimension: 151.48 x 76.28 x 8.05 mm
  • Weight: 160 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED Flash, Autofocus
  • Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: No
  • Video Editor: No Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No


  • Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion Battery


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