The Tecno W1 is part of the budget W series. Although successor to the Tecno W2, you would expect it to be a step up, but no it’s not.
Sure, it comes with a new Android OS, aside from that nothing else is an upgrade to its predecessors Specs.
It’s a shame right?
Yet it’s a budget phone, so if you need a decent phone without breaking the bank, this phone should be your number one choice.
Key Specs of the Tecno W1
- Sim: Dual Mini Sim
- Screen: 4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (244ppi)
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Storage: 8GB Storage with support for memory card up to 32GB
- Camera: 2MP Rear Camera and 0.3MP Front Camera
- Battery: 1800 mAh Removable Battery
- Price – Check Price
- Affordable price
- Android 7.0
- Decent battery storage
- Poor camera quality
- Low memory storage
- Plastic build – A bit though, I don’t think it can stand against abus
Operating system: Android 7.0 (Nougat), XOS
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor with 1GB RAM
SIM Count: Dual mini
Current Price: Between N17,000 – N20,000
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Display: 4.5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (244ppi)
Back Camera: 2MP Camera
Front Camera: 0.2MP
Internal Storage: 8GB Storage
Memory Card Support: Yes (Expandable to 32 GB)
Battery: 1800 mAh Li-ion Battery
Fast charging: No
Design, Display & Features
The phone combines the look of the Tecno W3 and W2 making it revamped and a bit classier. In terms of build, there are evident flaws – first off, it’s plastic build and the small sized screen.
The screen is just 4 inches and It looks as though the body crops the screen, thus media consumption won’t be enjoyable on here. in terms of the resolution, it’s basic.
Let’s slide to the next feature – camera
In fact, this is the major downside of the device. We didn’t think the phone will come with features out of this world considering the price, but the camera disappointed woefully.
With a 2MP with rear flash and front facing camera of 2MP, there’s nothing to talk about here. It’s just okay to take shots of silhouettes but I don’t think it an capture crisp pictures.
Performance X Software X Battery
The phone ships in with a 7.0 Android Nougat, an upgrade to its predecessors. Yeah, you can thrust your hands in the air for this one.
Next up is the performance – coming with a 1GB of RAM and 1.3GHz processor, the performance is quite fast. However, apps close immediately you open another app which is frustrating for most users.
1800mAh is quite small especially now that batteries even on iPhones are getting bigger and better. For some, the battery is a deal breaker for them but it doesn’t apply to the W1 battery. As it runs few apps in the background, and low pixel resolution the battery has a boost to take users through the day on a charge.
Tecno W1 Price & Specs
The Tecno W1 is available in Tecno stores and smartphone retail stores. The price is on the low-end from N17,000 – N20,000.