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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tecno M3 Specifications and Features

Tecno is making the news again after a slight break. This time around Tecno have released a low-end smartphone called Tecno M3 for those that are on a tight budget. 

This phone comes with 8GB internal memory card, USB adapter & charger, earphone and a plastic case.

Although Tecno L3 and D3 are almost the same with M3, M3 has a better camera (5mp) with more swift feel especially when browsing. L3 on the other hand has a better battery performance but much slower internet speed.

As we said in one of our posts, the 3 is a designation for low-end devices and the newly released L3 and M3 is proof of that. For a device of the price, feel and usage is smooth enough. Make sure you check the speaker of your M3 since some have reported that its not too clear.

Below is the specifications of the M3 low-end smartphone.

Network: the new M3 supports both 2G and 3G networks

Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). It also has WiFi and WiFi hotspot.

Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2
Processor: dual core MT6572E 1.0GHz processor

RAM: 512 RAM

Memory: comes with 4GB internal memory which is expandable to 32GB using a MicroSD card.

Camera: 5mp rear fixed focus camera with flash. The front camera is 0.3mp optimized for video calls like Skype etc.

Battery: embedded with 1400mAh ion battery which gives you a talk time of 5hrs and 400hrs standby.

SIM: Dual SIM  standby phone with  SIM 1 operating on both 3G and 2G network. SIM 2 operates on 2G network only.

Apps: Over 500,000 apps from the play store are supported. Whatsapp, Facebook, 2go, etc.. Chrome, Opera mini browser are pre-installed. 

Screen and Display: 320 x 480 resolution with TFT capacitive touch  screen capable of displaying up to 256K colours. It has multi-touch gestures for pin to zoom etc.

Radio: Yes

Java: No

Sensors: G - sensor, Light sensor, proximity sensor  but no GPS.

Voice Recording: yes

Email: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Office: document viewer and editor

Audio and Video: it supports mp3, wma, AAC, ogg, amr, mp4, WMV, AVI, 3gp etc.

Price: N12,000 -  N15,000

While the con is that the battery is still not too good. Tecno really need to work on their battery performance also the processor type which mostly drains battery. 
In overall, Tecno M3 is a better device compared to Tecno L3

From the specs above you will see that it's truly a low-end device with latest operating system running on it.

Since its low-end, we do not expect the RAM or screen/display to be too grand. If you are on a tight budget, I think you could go for this smartphone.

As usual Tecno Distributor, DivineAnyi Communications Ltd located 16/17 Zenco Plaza Ikeja, Computer Village is selling for a cheaper price of N12,500. Call 08060791362 to secure yours. 

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  1. while typing on this phone, it keeps making noise and vibrating which I have tried to remove but it wasn't happening. what do I do?

    1. Go to Settings then to Language and input, select a default keyboard from the listed and go to it's settings. uncheck all sounds and vibrations. here --->> http://otienodickson.blogspot.com/2013/09/tecnom3.html

  2. HTC Desire C
    HTC Desire C review: Welcome aboard
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    2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
    SIM Mini-SIM
    Announced 2012, May
    Status Available. Released 2012, June
    Dimensions 107.2 x 60.6 x 12.3 mm (4.22 x 2.39 x 0.48 in)
    Weight 100 g (3.53 oz)
    Type Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
    Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.5 inches (~165 ppi pixel density)
    Multitouch Yes
    - HTC Sense UI v4.0
    Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
    Loudspeaker Yes
    3.5mm jack Yes, check quality
    - Beats Audio sound enhancement
    Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
    Internal 4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
    GPRS Yes
    EDGE Yes
    Speed HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
    WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    Bluetooth Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
    NFC Optional
    USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
    Primary 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, check quality
    Features Geo-tagging
    Video Yes
    Secondary No
    OS Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), not upgradable to v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
    Chipset Qualcomm MSM7225A Snapdragon
    CPU 600 MHz Cortex-A5
    GPU Adreno 200
    Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
    Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
    Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
    Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
    GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
    Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
    Colors Polar White, Stealth Black, Flamenco Red
    - SNS integration
    - DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
    - Dropbox (25 GB storage)
    - MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
    - Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
    YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
    - Organizer
    - Document viewer/editor
    - Voice memo/dial
    - Predictive text input
    Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery
    Stand-by No official data
    Talk time No official data
    SAR US 0.75 W/kg (head) 0.64 W/kg (body

  3. what really makes m3 better than l3 since they both have similar features??

  4. M3 has a higher operating system than L3 and it has a better, faster processor.

  5. whassap on my l3 does not functions very well what should i do

  6. Uninstall and install again. What exactly was the problem with it?

  7. haters are eplaining what they dont know.m3 has radio,skype,whats up,video call,5mp camera,1gh dual core processor + GPU,it has 3.75G.three D sound.

  8. how can I set passwords to my applications, gallery messages etc on my techno M3

  9. how can I set passwords to my applications, gallery messages etc on my techno M3

  10. You can use Smart AppLock which you can download from Play Store and its free.

  11. Why is pes2013 is not loading on M3

    1. Have you checked if its compatible with your device from Play Store?

    2. Can I down loaded pes from play store

    3. Were can I download games like pes fifa 2014 and other adventure games

  12. Hi i want my M3 phone to remain vibration always but keeps on changing itself kindly help me out...
    Freddie Ng'ang'a

  13. My m3 is not loading pes12 and on,and each time i try to load.it will say wi-fi connection needed for faster download,and i dont know how to set wi-fi to connect to internet,please guys i need your help,explain to me or add for whatsapp 08098981246

  14. From home screen, swipe down to reveal wifi and toggle it on. If you are on Android 4.2.1 swipe down from home screen click menu on the top-right corner to reveal system settings option, click on wifi and it would be connected to internet -connected wifi

  15. How would ℓ̊ use etisalat bis on my tecnoM3?

  16. how do i transfer sim contacts onto the phone tecno m3?

    1. Just go to contacts, right-click, select "contacts to display" and click "All contacts"

  17. kindly tell me bw gionee pioneer p3 and techno m3 which one is a better phone. Kindly also send your replies to my email: dgrbg1@gmail.com as I may not have time to check here soon.

  18. How can I switch of the keypad sound of my m7

  19. How can I switch of the keypad sound of my m7

    1. Go to settings/Audio Profiles and click on General wrench icon (if you are on th general profile), uncheck Dial pad touch tones.

      That should do it

  20. pliz my m3 battery is weak is possible to buy that of p5 with acapacity of 1800 or can it affect my phon . Thanks

  21. which other tecno series battery can i replace with that of m3 1400 Capacity, which is weak

    1. Am not sure if the battery is totally the same and can enter each other's battery compartment. However, you should check the current output of both phones before you can be sure its swappable.

      That being said, it is always better to use recommended battery, that is, the type that came with the phone to avoid unforeseen problems.

  22. what is tecno Q1 in built memory and can i install apps to external memory. and again is android phone?

    1. Yes its an Android phone with internal memory of 4GB and external memory of 8GB. You can install apps to both memory if you so please.

  23. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

  24. I bought M3 recently( 2weeks ago) but i have a problem with the wi-fi conncetion even when the signal is very strong it does not connect giving this message "authentication problem". Can you assist me on this?

    1. Jayd, try reboot your phone. see if it works. If it fails, see if the router authentication haven't been changed. For example, WPA/WPA2 or other protocols.
      Also, check if the router is dual band. it could be an issue

  25. video call can not be setup tecno l3 how to solve this problem

  26. How to set a music as a ring tone to the Tecno M3 m/phone

    1. Settings/audio profile/General/Voice call ringtone select your choice.
      Alternatively, go to your music, long press any music and select it as ringtone.

  27. Please how do i change my arrow down key to an 'enter key' on my M7?

  28. my m3 phone works properly for mi...i havent seen type any type of phone like dis tecno m3 phone...thanks to d creator....no probs with d phone,better than my elder sis's phone

  29. my techno m3 phone battery is longer charging and i bought the phone less than two months ago. though it shows as if its charging but no bar afterwards. what do i do pls

  30. my techno m3 phone battery is longer charging and i bought the phone less than two months ago. though it shows as if its charging but no bar afterwards. what do i do pls

    1. Check to be sure that the charger is okay and working properly. also make sure that the USB cable is good. If after checking doing that then you should take it back to where you bought it from for complain. if its rooted, unroot it so that your warranty is still intact.

  31. I want to connect tethering on my pc using Tecno M3 but am asked to provide netwk security key,where do i get it?

    1. Network security key is the password you created when setting up your hotspot. Go to settings-->More-->Tethering and portable hotspot-->WiFi Hotspot and click on Set up WiFi hotspot, you can set up your password/security here or leave it as it is. Your PC should connect with it since no network key is needed.

  32. Hello, I was planning to buy P5 due to my bugdet since i came across this device i want to go for it but i want to know if it is not heavy like P5 cus i don't like heavy phones. Pls reply and tell me the price in the market now. Thanks

    1. I don't know the exact weight of either of the phones you mentioned but I believe P5 is heavier. I don't know the price in the market now. I don't sell phones I only blog about them. Check online for up to date info on price tag for both devices if it's different from what is on this site

  33. Howdy, Here i'm satisfy with your information but i want to know one thing, what is the difference between feature phones and smartphones. If anyone know about this please let me know.Thanks

    smartphone specification

    1. Before i explain, i want to clarify that today's smartphone will become feature phone in the future just like the likes of Nokia 3310 etc are now called feature phone. This is solely due to the functions that can perform at a point in time.

      Basically, today's smartphones allow for various individuals to develop applications that will run and communicate to the phone at the lowest level using APIs. This ability greatly increases the number of activities the phones can do.

      For example, your samsung S5 can do heartrate monitoring, connect to wifi, turn on the TV using IR transmission, read books, play high powerful games, do scanning, allow for OS upgrades, extend functions using API (Application Protocol Interface) etc. These new things are common to phones made in this age and therefore they are consider smarter than phones of old. Hence they are called Smartphones. Any phone that can't do something similar or that has no operating system that allows for API and firmware upgrades is considered a feature phone.

      In the near future, new phones would have some great new features just like personal assistant, hologram etc that would render the phone of say 2013 a feature phone.

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  35. pls i got a problm wit the Tecno M3 firmware, and totally dont know ow to go about it, pls i needa help here man....thanks

  36. Try to be more specific about what the problem is and what help you would need. As far as firmware goes, you would need to check around the internet or nairaland for Tecno M3 stock ROM

  37. Nice info from almost every one about the m3. let me hope it will be good for me when i purchase one coz the main prob with smart phones is just a battery issue. Let's hope that soon phone manufacturers will forcus more on the better battery life than the screen size.


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