Imagine when you go to the store to buy a phone and then you are presented with an unexpected big box or say you order online, expecting to receive the regular sized phone pack and then the delivery guy puts a massive sized box to your face. Well I just gave you a tip as to what to expect when you choose to buy the new TECNO Boom J8.

TECNO has launched the Boom J8 smartphone, a successor to the music dedicated Boom J7 which was released a year ago. Specially made for audiophiles, you won’t expect less and to put an icing on the cake, TECNO has complemented the music function with an appealing design and a free Boom Headphone. A good combination of metal and plastic has taken the design to a whole new level.- YES new design which looks more like the iPhone, I think it also shares the same design with the InnJoo 2.

So here is what makes up the unexpected big pack: very soon you will begin to see people with TECNO headphones as TECNO is offering a free Boom Headphone along with the Boom J8, something to really spice up the audio experience. This headphone is packed in a blue box alongside the bright yellow box containing the smartphone itself.

Tecno boom j8

Upon opening the yellow box, you are welcomed by the neatly placed Boom J8.

Tecno boom j8

There is a sharp excitement that made me quickly take the phone out and have a look at its new design which is absolutely different from the predecessor and other Tecno devices. It is slim, made of plastic and metal, a more comfortable hold than the Phantom 5.

Tecno boom j8

Tecno boom j8

Plasctic back cover of the Boom J8

Tecno boom j8

Power button and volume rocker on the RHS

Tecno boom j8

Speaker Grill and Charging port

Opening further into the box, you have the USB cable, a charging plug and a small slim rectangular box containing a phone case.