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as the first Android 6.0 marshmallow device from Tecno Mobile, the Tecno W5 decided to still retain the a bit outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow with customized with Tecno’s HiOS.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
Display 5.5 inches
OS Android Marshmallow
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Front Camera 5-megapixel
RAM 1GB RAM
microSD Storage Up to 64GB
Battery 3000mAH
Design Plastic 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 Name Tecno W5
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released October, 2016
Dimensions and Size 153.2 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight (in grams)
Colors Black
Number of SIM Two
SIM Dual micro SIM
Material Plastic and Metal
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Battery  
Type Non-removable
Battery Capacity 3000mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Display  
Screen Type LCD HD IPS screen
Screen Size (inches) 5.5 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 300 pixels per inch
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection
Software  
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset MediaTek chipset
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor
RAM 1GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type MicroSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 64GB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 5-megapixel
Rear or Primary 13-megapixel with LED flash
Features Autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Panorama, HDR
Connectivity  
Wifi or Wi-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes v4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes. A-GPS
Infrared port No
NFC No
Radio Yes
USB MicroUSB v2.0
USB On-The-Go No
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / HSDPA/ LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes
Gyroscope No
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
SpO2 No
Light Sensor Yes

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