Tecno F1 Specs and Price

Tecno F1

The Tecno F1 was recently launched at the Tecno launch event held in Lagos. It is a budget smartphone and as such does not offer many features. Hence, the smartphone is aggressively priced and suitable for users that want a second smartphone or on a very tight budget.

Tecno F1 Quick Specs and Features

  • 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 X 480 pixels
  • Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580A CPU with 512MB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage, up to 16GB with a memory card
  • 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera
  • 2, 000mAh removable Li-ion battery
  • 3G connectivity

Design and Display

Tecno F1 is a good looking device with 18:9 aspect ratio alongside a nice plastic build – a common occurrence in low budget smartphones. The front houses three capacitive touch buttons below the screen and array of speaker, sensors plus camera at the top.

It has a 5.0-inch FWVGA (854 X 480 pixels) display with a nice 18:9 aspect ratio seen in premium smartphones.

Battery and Camera

Inside, there is a meagre 2, 000mAh battery which is about all you need for a day usage on the smartphone. This is possible considering the low specs on the smartphone which in turn consumes less power. Also, if you are looking for a quick charge you would have to pay more for a mid-range to premium smartphone instead.

Taking pictures is not a feature to be enjoyed on this smartphone rather it was a feature born out of necessity. In this regard, the Tecno F1 comes with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a 2MP front camera.

Hardware and Software

It sports a MediaTek MT6580A processor running at 1.3GHz an a Mali-400 GPU for graphics munching.

In addition, there’s a 512MB RAM with 8GB of internal storage. Expansion of the storage us supported up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. Despite being an entry level smartphone, you have the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition optimized for a smooth predominance with Go version of pre-installed apps.

Pricing and Availability

The smartphone is available in various smartphone retail outlets and online stores for about 24, 000 naira depending on the deal and your location.

Tecno F1 Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6580A
  • GPU: Mali-400 MP2
  • Memory: 512MB
  • Colours: Black, Gold, Blue and Red
  • Dimension: 145 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: Micro sim
  • SIM Count: Dual sim

Display

  • Display: 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 X 480 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 5MP camera, 720p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: -LED dual-tone, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama
  • Front Camera: 2MP camera, 480p Video@30fps

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Yes
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: –

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: –
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: –
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: –
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: –
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 2, 400mAh removable Li-ion battery

Conclusion

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