Tecno W5 Phone – A Cheap 4G LTE Phablet

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Tecno W5 is the another addition to the Tecno W lineup of Smartphones and unlike the Tecno W4 which was Tecno’s first Android 6 Marshmallow powered phone, the Tecno W5 though comes with some premium specs, the phone only wants to be recognized for having and fingerprint scanner and being a 4G LTE enabled phone.

Just like the Tecno W4 which was introduced as the first Android 6.0 marshmallow device from Tecno Mobile, the Tecno W5 decided to still retain the a bit outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow with customized with Tecno’s HiOS.

This is however not discouraging, considering that only few Android phones currently ship with Android 7.0 Nougat OS, and looking at Tecno history of bringing latest OS to its Smartphones, it is quite too early to anticipate a Tecno phone with Android 7.0 OS.

Tecno W5 is an LTE phablet. It supports super fast 4G LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTel, InterC, and Smile in Nigeria. You can also access 4G LTE via MTN and Safaricom in Ghana and Kenya respectively.

Tecno W5 sports a 13MP camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back.

Tecno W5 Key Specs

Resolution 720 x 1280 pixel
Display5.5 inches
OSAndroid Marshmallow
Rear Camera13-megapixel
Front Camera5-megapixel
RAM1GB RAM
microSD StorageUp to 64GB
Battery3000mAH
DesignPlastic and Metal

Price: How much does Tecno W5 cost?

You can get the Tecno W5 in the US for $110 while the price on Canada starts at $141 depending on online retailer you choose from below. In Australia, the price starts at $114 but the price of Tecno W5 in UK is £82 while the EU countries can buy Tecno W5 for €93.

In Africa, you can buy the Tecno W5 in Nigeria for ₦40,000 and Kenya for KSh 11,425 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Tecno W5 is RS 7,089.

*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

The W5 uses a fingerprint scanner that is located at the back just below the rear camera and flash light, the scanner provides for more secured unlock for the device and can also be used to control app permissions as well as other purposes.

Tecno W5 a good choice of smartphone for lovers of phones with large display. The W5 features same screen resolution of 1280×720 just like its predecessor- the Tecno W4. You will always enjoy viewing clear images as well as watching HD videos with the Tecno W5.

Display

The Tecno W5 has a 5.5 inches IPS HD display, this makes makes the Tecno W5 a good choice of smartphone for lovers of phones with large display. The W5 features same screen resolution of 1280×720 just like its predecessor- the Tecno W4.

You will always enjoy viewing clear images as well as watching HD videos with the Tecno W5.

Performance

Tecno W5 is powered by a Quadcore Mediatek processor with a clock speed of 1.3GHz and supported by an insufficient 1GB of RAM, you shouldn’t expect World class and a completely lag free experience when running your applications with the W5 especially if you are a heavy user.

Tecno W5 has an internal storage of 16GB and expandable up to 64GB

Camera

Tecno W5 boasts a 13MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording ability. With a meagre 5MP selfie camera on the front panel, you may not get the best Selfies and Video calls experience.

The W5 uses a fingerprint scanner that is located at the back just below the rear camera and flash light, the scanner provides for more secured unlock for the device and can also be used to control app permissions as well as other purposes.

Battery and Sensors

Tecno W5 packs a 3000mAh to power all the above features and more, like the connectivity options which includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and sensors which include Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light and Fingerprint sensor.

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Tecno W5 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design 
Device NameTecno W5
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased October, 2016
Dimensions and Size153.2 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight (in grams)
ColorsBlack
Number of SIMTwo
SIMDual micro SIM
MaterialPlastic and Metal
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
Battery 
TypeNon-removable
Battery Capacity3000mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Display 
Screen TypeLCD HD IPS screen
Screen Size (inches)5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)300 pixels per inch
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software 
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Hardware 
Processor Type or ChipsetMediaTek chipset
Processor1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
RAM1GB
Internal Storage16GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypeMicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 64GB
Camera 
Front or Secondary5-megapixel
Rear or Primary13-megapixel with LED flash
FeaturesAutofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Panorama, HDR
Connectivity 
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes v4.1, A2DP
GPSYes. A-GPS
Infrared portNo
NFCNo
RadioYes
USBMicroUSB v2.0
USB On-The-GoNo
Headphone3.5mm jack
Networks 
Network TechnologyGSM / HSDPA/ LTE
4G LTEYes
Sensors 
Iris scannerNo
FingerprintYes
GyroscopeNo
AccelerometerYes
ProximityYes
Compass or MagnetometerYes
BarometerNo
Heart rateNo
SpO2No
Light SensorYes

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