Tecno Pop 1 Phone Launches with 18:9 Full Display

Tecno Pop 1 featured

Tecno Pop 1 smartphone was released in April 2018. The touchscreen smartphone is a dual SIM phone with a plastic design measuring 151.5 mm x 71.9 mm x 8.5 mm. Tecno’s spring launch saw the release of a bunch of smartphones among which you have the F-series.

The best of the F-series bunch released happens to be the Tecno POP 1 or you can call it Tecno F3.

Like the rest of the smartphones, the Tecno F3 looks to bring you a lovely affordable device as well as the recent 18:9 full view trend to enjoy. Cool right? Yes, I know you would say that. Let’s get right into it then.

When Tecno was in the full gear of its Spring launch, they made the introduction of a device that we have now come to know as the Tecno F3. This is following the launch of the device’s little brothers – Tecno F1 and Tecno F2.

As the naming convention suggests, this F3 would be the one that offered the best specs of the trio. Quite frankly, Tecno did keep to its promise of continually bringing the latest specs to a diverse range of markets.

Some of the best alternatives for the Tecno F3 were also provided alongside it. If you are looking for a very basic entry level phone, you have the Tecno F1 to choose from.

If you feel the price range here does not fully justify the offering, how about you look at what the Tecno F2 offers then? Or check out some better devices like the Phantom 8, Camon X Pro, Infinix Zero 5.

Resolution 960 x 480 pixel
Display5.5 inches
OSAndroid Nougat
Rear Camera5-megapixel
Front Camera5-megapixel
microSD StorageUp to 32GB

Price: How much does Tecno Pop 1 cost?

You can get the Tecno Pop 1 in the US for $90 while the price on Canada starts at $116 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $118 but the price of Tecno Pop 1 in UK is £67 while the EU countries can buy Tecno Pop 1 for €76.

In Africa, you can buy the Tecno Pop 1 in Nigeria for ₦32,000 and Kenya for KSh 9,500 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Tecno Pop 1 is RS 6,500.

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Compared to the other F smartphones, the POP 1 (Tecno F3) sports a much attractive Plastic back that’s removable of course. The details at the rear makes the device a beauty to hold, definitely the best looking budget smartphone from Tecno.

Comes in beautiful colors as well, like the Red, Black, Blue, Champagne colors. The Blue and Red color variant has a black line at the top to bring out the beauty even more. It has a loudspeaker unlike others for quality music and measures 8.5mm in thickness.


Not only does the Tecno Pop 1 have a larger 5.5-inch LCD display, the aspect ratio is also different. The Pop 1’s aspect ratio is the trendy ‘tall’ 18:9 as featured on the Tecno Camon CM (or the Samsung Galaxy S9). 

Trendy aspect ratio aside though, the display still sports the same 480p resolution as found on the F2 which makes its pixel density a paltry 195 pixels per inch.


On the inside there’s really no difference in the hardware in the Tecno F3 and F2. Right here, you have a MediaTek MT6580A with 4 cores running at 1.3GHz and a Mali-400 GPU. This is the exact same thing you find in all the F-series smartphones released.

Furthermore, the smartphone also sports a nice 1GB RAM and 8GB storage to go with it. This can, however, be expanded to 32GB with a memory card. Like the rest, it runs Android 8.0 Oreo Go edition tailored to suit entry level smartphones like this one.


For selfies and snaps, the Tecno Pop 1 sports a 5-megapixel shooter in front having a dedicated single LED flash, while at the back, another 5MP lens is present but this time with a dual-LED supporting flashlight.

Battery Capacity and Sensors

Tecno Pop 1 packs a removable Li-Po 2400mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors like accelerometer.

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Tecno Pop 1 or F3 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design 
Device NameTecno Pop 1 or F3
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased April 2018
Dimensions and Size151.5 mm x 71.9 mm x 8.5 mm
Weight (in grams)
ColorsBlack, Champagne, Blue and Red
Number of SIMTwo
SIMDual SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM), Dual Standby
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
TypeRemovable Li-Po
Battery Capacity2400mAh
Stand-byUp to 226 Hours
Talk timeUp to 11 Hours
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Screen TypeIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.5 inches
Resolution854 x 480 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)195 pixel per inch
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat (HiOS)
Processor Type or ChipsetMediaTek MT6580
Processor1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
Internal Storage8GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypeMicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 32GB
Front or Secondary5-megapixel
Rear or Primary5-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Face detection
ISO settings
Scene mode
Touch focus
White balance settings, Exposure Compensation, Panorama
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes Bluetooth v4.0 with Following Profile
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
Infrared portNo
USBMicro USBv2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage Function
USB On-The-GoNo
Headphone3.5mm jack
Network TechnologyGSM / WCDMA
Iris scannerNo
Compass or MagnetometerNo
Heart rateNo
Light SensorNo

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