Read all you need to know about the Tecno F1..
The urge to satisfy the requirements of people who desire cheap entry-level smartphones led to the birth of the Tecno F lineup. The series is built with the low priceyness as its core determinant. To this end, F1 kick-started the F series.
This phone arrives with a price tag that’s barely above the minimum wage. And given the way smartphones are highly priced in this current dispensation, it’s worth appreciating. Even so, the phone is Tecno’s first dive into the seamless Android Go software.
Without wasting time, let’s check out the technical details of this smartphone.
TECNO F1 KEY SPECS
- SIM: Yes, Dual SIM
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo OS (Go Edition)
- Screen: 5.0-inch IPS Display, 854 x 480 pixels (169 PPI)
- Storage: 8GB Storage, up to 32GB memory card support
- Camera: 5 Megapixel Rear Camera and 2 MP Front Camera
- Processor: Quad-core 1.3GHz Processor with 512MB RAM
- Battery: 2,000mAh Li-Ion battery
- Price – Check Price
Design X Display
Perusing through the ergonomics of F1, the decency of Tecno Mobile’s craft is showcased. Having plastic engulfing the device all round, and being smoothly furnished; you can’t ask for more. Expecting a premium aluminum wrapping at its price will be a little extra. The volume rocker and power button appear on the phone’s right side.
A full view display alias 18:9 display ratio pops up in the display department. That way, the 5.0-inch FWVGA screen possesses enough space for multimedia delectation. However, a mediocre 480 x 854 pixels controls the crispness of this display.
Photography isn’t the smartphone’s strong suit, I must assert. You have a 5MP camera to capture images from the phone’s rear. The camera draws support from f/2.8 aperture and dual LED flash. The LED flash comes in handy to improve quality when images are taken in the dark. Meanwhile, a 2MP shooter is what takes the frontal shots.
Performance x Software
Regarding performance, the F1 is very much basic in its actions due to MediaTek MT6580A on board. For most entry-level smartphones, this chip is the most preferred; Tecno implementing it here is unsurprising. Where the question comes in is the choice of 512MB RAM.
Typically, the RAM size is extremely low, and the ability to multitask without lagging is heavily questioned. That’s where the Android Oreo OS (Go Edition) comes into play. Equipped with this OS are Go Apps that consume a small portion of app data, hence, the 512MB won’t be used up hastily. The internal storage compartment can hold files of 8GB. Nonetheless, it can be aggrandised to 32GB by utilizing a memory card.
Nothing’s out of the ordinary here as Tecno integrates a 2,000mAh battery into this smartphone. On an average usage, the battery’s capable of providing enough juice to run for half a day.
Tecno F1 Pricing & Availability
The phone’s cost price ranges between NGN 20,000 – NGN 22,000. It is available in major e-commerce stores and offline retail stores across the nation.
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo OS (Go Edition)
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex CPU (MediaTek MT6580A Chipset)
- Colours: Gold, Blue, Black
- RAM Storage: 512MB RAM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.0 inches FWVGA display
- Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels
- Pixel Density: 169 PPI
- Rear Camera (primary): 5 MP, dual LED Flash
- Front Camera (secondary): 2 MP Camera
- Internal Storage: 8GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 32 GB
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- EDGE: Yes
- GPRS: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 3G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- FM Radio: Yes
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Google Maps
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Pedometer: No
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No
- Battery: 2,000mAh battery
- Type: Removable Li-Ion
TECNO F1 is one of the cheapest Android Go smartphones in the country as we speak. With its specifications and features, it’s a good device for those seeking low budget smartphones or a cool secondary device. For other great devices check out our top list of tecno devices on the market.