Tecno Boom J8 Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria: The Tecno Boom J8 is a low mid-range smartphone and a successor to the Boom J7 that was earlier released in 2015 by the Chinese based smartphone company, Tecno. Users who were impressed by the performance and functionality of the Boom J7 will definitely be awed by the specifications of Tecno boom J8 because this device is a beast (in a good way). The J8 should be one of the best budget android phones in 2016.
Gone are the days when users needed a pouch to hide the Tecno logo on their devices because with the release of devices like these, owning a tecno device now in Nigeria is a thing of pride and joy (for some people sha). One has stopped twisting their nose in disgust at Tecno devices because of their exciting features and budget friendly prices. Tecno as with other smartphone manufacturers that are trending in the African market, gained the trust of android users by not just designing devices with great capabilities, but ones that are also affordable.
|Tecno Boom J8|
Previously shared, were the specifications and key features of Tecno Boom J7 and below, the specifications and price of Tecno J8 Boom is given. You have a black heart if you don't fall inlove with this device as the name "BOOM J8" alone sends a thrill down my spine..lol. Fascinating thing about Tecno devices lately is their names and peculiar feature to each class. We have the "Phantom" which are top of the line devices, the "Camon" which are the camera-centric devices, the "Boom" which are devices for music lovers and next in line will be the "Storm" (Techlass's prediction) which will be Techlass lovers devices. Instead of continuously designing phones with similar specs but different names, Tecno has innovated by settling for 3 major series of smartphones. Not to derail further, here's a review of the mind blowing Tecno J8 specifications.
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Inspired by its trending predecessors the Tecno Boom J5 and Tecno Boom J7, the Tecno Boom J8 still features some of the specs of its predecessors and as would be expected, is coupled with its own improved specs to bring about a better user experience. The Boom J8 features a huge IPS display, more powerful processor, more RAM, better camera resolution and a Boom headset.
Display and Build
The Tecno Boom J8 features a 5.5 Inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 267 PPI. At 5.5 Inch, this device has earned itself a place in the category of smartphone devices tagged, Phablets. With its large display screen, users can expect great wide viewing angles. Usually, the best screen resolution for a phone is 300 PPI, and at 267PPI, the Boom J8 is not so far behind as graphics and pictures will still stand out much more clearly.
For its build, the body of the Boom J8 is made of plastic with metal trimming at the sides. It has a dimension of 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm and is said to be one of the slimmest android smartphones in the market today. Its slim body with round edges makes the device easy to hold and carry about with little or no discomfort.
Processor and OS
Tecno Boom J8 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and is upgradeable to the latest Android version, Android 6.0 marshmallow. The J8 is powered by a 64-bit Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor running at a processor speed of 1.3 GHz, It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory storage which is expandable by up to 128 GB using a microSD card. With 2GB of RAM, users of this device can carry out several operations without any noticeable lags or hangs and easily switch between apps and games. The TECNO Boom J8 also comes with TECNO’s customized user Interface called the HiOS, making the device the first to be powered by the software and one of the fastest phones in terms of performance.
The Tecno Boom J8 features a 13MP and 5MP front camera with led flash light for taking of clear selfies. Features of these cameras also include optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus and HDR and panorama. The Tecno Boom J8's camera has been improved over its predecessor and features similar specs with the cameras on the Tecno Camon C8.
Battery and Connectivity
The battery capacity of the Tecno Boom J8 is 3000mAh and with Tecno's HiOS, this battery provides support for fast charging, normalizing the charging to prevent battery damage and an ultra power-saving mode. I'd expected the battery to be atleast 4,000mAh as is the trend these days, but it is said that the Boom J8 can give you as much as 7 days of sleep mode on standby mode. This battery is non-removable and this may be a disadvantage when the device does hang since one cannot easily pull out the battery.
For connectivity, the Boom J8 supports dual SIMs, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, bluetooth v4.0, GPS, NFC and microUSB and comes with acelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensors. The Tecno Boom J8 is accompanied by a Boom headset and as with the Boom J7, a boom sha sha is what you're going to hear.
Tecno Boom J8 Specs
|Dimensions||153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm|
|Colors||Black, Red and White|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,|
|Size||5.1-inch IPS Touch Display|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Tecno Hios UI|
|Processors||64-bit Quad-core Cortex-A53|
|Features||geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,|
Auto HDR, panorama
|Capacity||3000mAh Li-Ion battery|
|SIM||Dual micro SIM|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, digital compass,|
Price and Availability
In Nigeria as with other African countries, the Tecno Boom J8 is available and can be purchased from reputable online stores in these countries. Tecno Boom J8 Price in Nigeria ranges from ₦ 44,000 to ₦52,000.
Where to Buy Tecno Boom J8
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Tech Lass's Verdict:
With the Tecno Boom J8, Tecno has combined music with imaging in one phone to make this smartphone a must have for music and selfie lovers. I would definitely recommend this device to anyone looking for a low mid-range smartphone that can deliver great performance.