Are you in the market for a budget-friendly smartphone that promises great multimedia experience? The new Tecno Boom J8 might just pique your interest. The Boom J7 follow-up comes with a huge IPS display, a 64-bit processor, more RAM, better cameras and a Boom headset.
Where to Buy Tecno Boom J8
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Design and Display
Not a lot of efforts went into concealing the budget status of the Boom J7 in terms of its appearance. The story has changed with its successor. Although the Tecno Boom J8 still sports a plastic body, the design is more appealing to the eye.
Tecno Boom J8 is rimmed with a metallic frame. The look is more high-end this time. The handset crams in a massive 5.5-inch IPS display raising expectation of great wide viewing angles.
That expectation is a bit tempered, though, by an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – still decent for a device like this.
Camera and Storage
The Tecno Boom J8 is better-equipped than its predecessor for shot-taking. The main camera has been bumped to 13 megapixels and it features LED flash and autofocus. The selfie snapper has also received an upgrade to 5 megapixels.
Tecno Boom J8 will come with flash for impressive low-light selfies. For storage, the phablet offers integrated capacity of 16 GB, which is expected to be expandable by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.
Performance and OS
With a quad-core MediaTek MT6753 processor under the hood, the Tecno Boom J8 looks ready to deliver enjoyable performance for a low mid-range smartphone.
The 64-bit CPU is clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is paired a Mali-T720 graphics solution and RAM of 2GB capacity – for comparison, the Boom J7 had 1GB RAM.
The Tecno Boom J8 is supposedly the first to be powered by Tecno’s newly-designed HiOS software, a custom version of Android 5.1 Lollipop.
For superb sound, the Tecno Boom J8 will be accompanied by a Boom Headset. Audio quality is tuned by Maxx Audio technology, which ensures you enjoy great sound both via the loudspeaker or headphones.
The phablet is accompanied by a large 3000mAh Li-Ion battery with fast charge support and an ultra power-saving mode. It supports dual-SIM feature and LTE connectivity.
Pricing and availability
Tecno Boom J8 is available in Nigeria and Kenya. You can buy the music-focused smartphone at leading online stores in both countries. Tecno Boom J8 Price in Nigeria ranges from 44,000 to 52,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. Price in Kenya starts at around 14,899 KSh.
Tecno Boom J8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Boom J8:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Tecno Hios UI
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: Mali-T720 Graphics
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Colours: Numerous Colours
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, Video
- Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On the Go
- 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: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: No (download at store)
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: –