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Tecno F1

Price in Kenya KSh5,700.00
updated 14th July 2019
The F1 comes with a 5.0-inch 480p display. It runs on Android v8.0 Oreo; Go Edition. This phone is equipped with MediaTek MT6580WP chipset paired with 512MB of RAM. It has 8GB onboard storage space and supports the use of a microSD card of up to 32GB. It has a single rear 5MP and a 2MP front-facing camera. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery. It is available in 3 colors; Champagne Gold, Ice Blue and Phantom Red.
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Tecno F1

Tecno F1 Specification

DISPLAY5.0 inch display, 854 pixels x 480 pixels resolution, 18:9 aspect (196ppi density)
OSAndroid v8.0 Oreo (GO Edition)
CHIPSETMediaTek MT6580
CPUQuad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7
STORAGE8GB microSD, up to 32GB (dedicated slot)
CAMERASBack: Single: 5MP, f/2.2, LED flash, autofocus, panorama, geo-tagging & video recording
Front: Single: 2MP
SENSORS accelerometer, proximity
BATTERY2000mAh battery, removable
COLORSChampagne Gold, Ice Blue, Phantom Red

More Details

DIMENSIONS145 mm x 74.2mm x 9.7mm
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Tecno F1 is a budget-centric smartphone from Tecno that has 8GB onboard storage and up to 32GB expandability thanks to its microSD card slot.  It is a dual SIM smartphone that ships with Android v8.0 Oreo. It has a 5.0-inch display and it is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor supported with 512MB of RAM.  This smartphone is equipped with a 2000mAh battery.  The F1 smartphone has a 5MP primary camera and a 2MP front camera.

Tecno F1

Price On Jumia

The price of this mobile phone on Jumia was KSh. 6,200 the last time we checked.

Jumia Kenya is undoubtedly one of the biggest largest shops in the country. It is a multivendor online shopping site with many sellers showcasing their phones and other products. We always pick the lowest product price we find.  The F1 price on Jumia indicated here is updated weekly. Jumia Kenya takes 1 to 8 days to deliver products ordered depending on your location and the nature of the product.

Tecno F1 Price In Kenya – Safaricom

Safaricom is one of the largest telecommunication companies in Kenya. You can buy Tecno products in Safaricom shops. To check whether this phone is available in these shops, you will have to go to the one nearest to you. These shops are in all key towns and cities in the country. One of the benefits of buying a phone at Safaricom shops is the fact that you can take advantage of your Bonga points to get a reduced price.

Tecno F1 Price In Kenya

Tecno F1 Pros and Cons

The Pros

  • It is a very affordable phone with decent specifications
  • Dual SIM support
  • Cameras can capture a good quality image in well-lit conditions

The Cons

  • 512MB of RAM makes this phone only suitable for entry-level users.

Specifications Review

Introduction & Design

The Tecno F1 is one of the first 3 phones launched in the new Tecno F series.  It is a low budget phone built for people looking for a phone that can serve the basic everyday tasks.  This smartphone has a 5.0-inch display and a plastic body.  It is a very compact phone that easy to hold and it can easily fit in the pocket.  Several color options are available.

Display & Camera

This phone features a 5.0-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. This is not bad for a smartphone in its class.  This resolution is mostly what you get in most phones below 5k in Kenya.  The Tecno F1 features a 5MP camera on the rear that is accompanied by an LED flash that helps to ensure that you can capture good quality shots in low light places.  The rear camera can also capture good quality videos.  On the front, you get a 2MP pixels camera that can be used for video calls and selfies.

Software & Performance

F1 smartphone comes with Android v8.0 Oreo with Tecno HiOS.  At the heart of this device is a MediaTek MT6580 chipset which comes with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz.  This processor is paired with 512MB of RAM. On the built-in storage front, this smartphone comes with 8GB of storage space that can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

Battery & Connectivity

Tecno F1 conceals a 2000mah battery that can easily power it for a full day on moderate use.  This phone supports 2G and 3G networks in Kenya.  Other connectivity options provided by this smartphone include Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro-USB.  It is a dual SIM phone with dual-standby.

Tecno F1 In Kenya

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