All About Smartphones: Tecno H5 smartphone: Our Opinion

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Tecno H5 smartphone: Our Opinion


Tecno Mobile have announced their latest phone called the Tecno H5 with features similar to the Tecno P5 smartphone; hence it's a low end smartphone for those want an Android smartphone without ripping their bank accounts.

Personally, we believe the Tecno H5 is Tecno P5 in a new skin and name for 2014 and we will show you why after seeing the specifications below.

Tecno H5 is a 4.0inch, 480 x 800 resolution display, dual SIM/dual standby smartphone equipped with Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 as it's operating system and in the usual fashion with 2G/3G network capabilities.

The CPU inside the device is a MediaTek MT6572M chip clocked at 1.0GHz and it's dual-core.

Tecno H5 has a rear camera of 5mp with flashlight while front facing camera is 0.3mp - - equipped with a memory card slot that supports up to 32GB SD card, the phone is able to store enough pics and data.

While we are indifferent about the 4GB internal memory storage, the 512MB RAM of the device gets us worried. Can't Tecno give low income earners and those with tight budget a 1GB RAM smartphone? We guess not.

Anyways, the other specifications of the device are the norm and standard we have seen so far - like the usual WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi Hotspot, GPS and USB connectivity.

The price tag is N13,500 from Divine Anyi Communications, Computer Village Ikeja at distributor price. You can get yours by visiting the store or by calling 08060791362. Currently, we don't know what price Slot and Micro-station are offering it but it shouldn't be more than N14,000.

The usual suspects in the sensor department are the proximity, gyro and light sensors. Furthermore, the device has FM Radio, Calendar, Google Maps, Gmail, and other apps preinstalled.

Everything is powered by a 1800mAh battery.

Now, after all these specifications stated above, compare it with the Tecno P5 and even S5 and tell us they are not the same as the H5 with no new addition.

Our Opinion
The Tecno H5 is a repacked and re-labelled version of the early Tecno low end device like the P5, S5 only this time with a different processor MT6572M.

Going by the price stated above, N13,500, we can say that its a fair price and it should appeal to folks who are need of the Tecno H5.

Tecno should start thinking of making their low end devices come with 1GB RAM and the high end devices with 2GB RAM especially when they are still on the more memory consuming Android Jelly Bean rather than the Android KitKat.

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  1. And I shall continue to laugh at their folly.

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  4. What's wrong with Tecno? They should start thinking clearly as it seems their thinking is getting clouded and they're losing their credibility and appeal.

  5. Its High Time These Tecno Guys Grew Up Jari, Whats All This??

  6. This tecno H5 has got one limitation, call log does not show the sim card name used.



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