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
Display 5.5 inches
OS Android Nougat
Rear Camera 5-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
RAM 1GB
microSD Storage Up to 32GB
Battery 2400mAh
Design Plastic

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.

*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!

Design

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.

Display

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.

Performance

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.

Camera

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 Name Tecno Pop 1 or F3
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released April 2018
Dimensions and Size 151.5 mm x 71.9 mm x 8.5 mm
Weight (in grams)
Colors Black, Champagne, Blue and Red
Number of SIM Two
SIM Dual SIM (Micro-SIM + Micro-SIM), Dual Standby
Material Plastic
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Battery  
Type Removable Li-Po
Battery Capacity 2400mAh
Stand-by Up to 226 Hours
Talk time Up to 11 Hours
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Display  
Screen Type IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio 64.24%
Resolution 854 x 480 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 195 pixel per inch
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software  
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat (HiOS)
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset MediaTek MT6580
Processor 1.3GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A7
RAM 1GB
Internal Storage 8GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type MicroSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 32GB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel
Rear or Primary 5-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Self-Timer
Scene mode
Touch focus
White balance settings, Exposure Compensation, Panorama
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth v4.0 with Following Profile
A2DP(Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
GPS Yes. with GPS, GLONASS
Infrared port No
NFC No
Radio Yes
USB Micro USBv2.0 with Charging and Mass Storage Function
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / WCDMA
4G LTE No
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint No
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity No
Compass or Magnetometer No
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor No

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