Tecno Boom J8 Music Phone: BOOOOOM for Music

Tecno Boom J8

Tecno Mobile has been doing so well when it comes to producing great mobile phones. We have seen the birth of the Tecno Boom J5 and Boom J7 which was among the best budget phones of 2015, and just as we had expected, it is the turn of the Tecno Boom J8 to shake the Africa markets.

Tecno Boom J8 is available officially, and we have got some official specifications of TECNO’s second Boom range of smartphones – Tecno Boom J8.

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.

Tecno Boom J8 is a huge upgrade to its predecessors, and was inspired by the hot selling predecessors (Tecno Boom J5 and J7) which were released last year. It has a plastic and metal trimming design.

Comparing the BOOM J8’s design and build to that of the BOOM J7, it is evident that the Tecno design team literally binned the blueprints of the J7 and started all over meaning that the device does not resemble its predecessor in any way.

Tecno Boom J8 Key Specs

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixel
Display 5.5 inches
OS Android Lollipop
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
microSD Storage Up to 128GB
Battery 3000mAh
Design Plastic

How much does Tecno Boom J8 cost?

You can get the Tecno Boom J8 in the US for $150 while the price on Canada starts at $191 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $195 but the price of Tecno Boom J8 in UK is £111 while the EU countries can buy Tecno Boom J8 for €127.

In Africa, you can buy the Tecno Boom J8 in Nigeria for ₦54,000 and Kenya for KSh 15,425 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Tecno Boom J8 is RS 9,689.

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*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

Tecno Boom J8
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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.


The Tecno Boom J8 has 6 IPS Touchscreen, with screen display size at 5.5 inches. Tecno Boom J8 is called a phablet device because it features a 5.5-inch IPS display featuring a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI). It shows off a slim body with round edges to make the device awesome and fit well in the palm. The device measures 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm.


Tecno Boom J8 runs on Android Lollipop operating system with performance backed by a 3GB and 1.3GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU.

The Internal storage size of the Tecno Boom J8 phone is available at 16GB with an expandable memory via SDcard up to 128GB. 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 primary camera of this device has 13 mega pixels for capturing images and lighting in low light conditions is provided by a single LED flash placed beside it. 

In front, the phone has a 5MP camera for video calls (who even does this in Nigeria) and taking selfies (yeah, that’s more like it). The front facing camera also has its own flash too for improved lighting.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Tecno Boom J8 packs a non-removable 3000mAh Li-ion Battery to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which include Accelerometer and Proximity.

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Tecno Boom J8 Phone Full Specifications

Smartphone Design  
Device Name Tecno Boom J8
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date March 2016
Dimensions and Size 153.3 x 76.8 x 7.4 mm
Weight (in grams)
Colors Champagne Gold colour variant
Number of SIM Two
SIM Dual mini SIM
Material Plastic
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Type Non-removable Li-ion Battery
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Talk time
Fast Charge No
Wireless Charging No
Screen Type IPS capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 267
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor Type or Chipset MediaTek MT6753 chipset
Processor 1.3GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU
Internal Storage 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type MicroSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 128GB
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel
Rear or Primary 13-megapixel with LED flash
Features 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, panorama camera with LED flash.
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.0 LE, A2DP
Infrared port No
Radio Yes
USB MicroUSB v2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Network Technology GSM / HSDPA/ LTE
4G LTE Yes
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer No
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor No
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