October 20, 2017

TECNO W4 unboxing and quick review

AdewaleMay 11, 20165min

TECNO mobile has silently released a new budget smartphone into the market, the TECNO W4 which obviously is the first TECNO device to run on the latest Android Marshmallow OS.

TECNO W4 is a well thought budget smartphone that meets the need of the increasing mobile users in Nigerians. The device is already on sale and it falls within the same price range with the new recently launched Infinix Hot 3.

Opening the box, you find the W4. Opening further you find the USB cable, power plug, earpiece and a complementary phone cover.

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The device is a 5-inch display with screen resolution of 720p, it is made of plastic with removable back cover. The display is not bad for a budget phone.

Design and interface is different from the Boom J8, obviously not HiOS: both exhibit the form we are used to on TECNO devices except for a few borrowings from the Interface on the J8.

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Tecno W4

Navigation keys are on the screen while the volume rocker and power button are placed on the right side of the phone.

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Volume rocker and power button on the same side

Speaker grill is at the back of the phone and its so wide, taking over half of the whole length of the phone so you expect a loud music.

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Wide speaker grills at the back of the W4

This device runs on Android Marshmallow, obviously the first and its quite questionable why TECNO had to bump this budget phone with the latest Android OS instead of the Boom J8 which is higher on the rungs. Well this could be an indication that the coming devices will run Marshmallow, however we will wait till the next Camon is out.

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Tecno W4 runs on the latest Android Marshmallow OS

The rear camera is 8MP with a flash while the front is a 2MP shooter, camera quality is what you obviously get from a budget phone.

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8MP camera at the back of the W4

Internal memory is 16GB but you have access to 10.GB out of the box, thankfully memory can be expanded with a memory card. RAM size is 1GB and I am not sure if this will be able to do so much considering the fact that people want to do so much with their devices.

tecno w4The 2,500mAh battery seems to be pretty impressive within the short time with it. Although I didn’t insert a SIM card, it was connected to Wi-Fi all the time with continuous screen-on time and internet browsing.

Anyway that’s it about the unboxing and quick review; I still can’t stop wondering why this device came with the Marshmallow version of the Android OS and the Boom J8 had the Lollipop OS.

It really leaves one with questions and thoughts that only the guys at TECNO can provide answers to.

You can watch the video below:

  • KEMI

    Today marks my 2nd week for using the phone. My thoughts on why Tecno chose to run 6.0 on this one is to monitor the performance of the OS based on how they tailor it. The W4, I suspect is more like an experiment. There was so much hinging on the boom J8 already, the headset made it a flagship of sorts. if they put all into the J8, what would be the selling point of the next device? I think the compartmentalization was on purpose.

    • Pepple

      You sound very knowledgeable on this. Do you work with Tecno. I find your submission quite insightful.

      • JonMoveek

        I could regard her as a fanatic! She knows quite a lot bout it!

        • harryyung

          thats my view

        • Pepple

          fanatic ke. Try “fan” alone.

      • harryyung

        lol most she be a worker to kw??

        • Pepple

          It’s possible. She sounded like she is among the team that came up with the plans.

      • Oyindebrah

        Like I said,she’s an angel of analization

        • Pepple

          I think she agrees with that

          • Oyindebrah

            yeah she sure will
            i like her

          • Pepple

            She likes you too. Obviously. I like seeing female folks doing tech speak.

      • KEMI

        No I don’t. Just tried to put myself in the biz owner’s shoes.

        • Pepple

          I catch your drift now though.

        • Oyindebrah

          i understand this feeling

          • KEMI

            Lol. I like you.

    • standout

      Quite insighting.

      • harryyung

        yeah its really cool

      • KEMI

        Thanks a lot.

    • Oyindebrah

      whats the selling point of the w4 too

      • harryyung

        whats the selling point??

        • Oyindebrah

          I dont know,still asking

      • KEMI

        Android 6.0 marshmallow and the price.

        • Oyindebrah

          OH QUIET ATTRACTABLE

          • KEMI

            For me it’s a very good deal i would recommend to anyone who wants to get a phone within that price range.

    • harryyung

      buh its really a good phone from wot a frnd tod me

      • KEMI

        Yeah. I learned that demand for their phone is really high.

    • lovelychic

      nice comment..how come u kw all these?

      • KEMI

        I think its just about using insight and having a form of business sense. Most of my friends are Igbo by tribe.

    • Oyindebrah

      Angel of analization

      • KEMI

        Lol. you can say that again joor. I was just barring my mind ni.

        • Oyindebrah

          yeah i always like your comment
          you always seem like you own a blog or something,you know much abt phones

          • KEMI

            Yeah. Don’t own a blog, but I humbly think I’m qualified to be seen as a tech savvy individual.

  • Lovejayboy Love

    @Kemi I agree with you, think music think Tecno boom j8, think Android 6.0 and think tecno W4.

    • KEMI

      Yes. Exactly! Exactly. Both devices have their unique selling points!

  • Lovejayboy Love

    Quiet a lengthy review I must say. Brief concise review won’t be bad next time.

    • Pepple

      Well, I like it this way. It kind covers the nitty grities and leaves an intending customer with a decision to buy or not.

    • JonMoveek

      It aint bad to have such a review that covers the nook and cranny of the phone

    • harryyung

      its still cool in its “lengthy” format as seen

  • Oyindebrah

    truely a budget phone

    at 23k if theres no dollar saga,it should cost 19k orso

    • harryyung

      yeah..so we should all pary it comes down..wanna get one for my kid sis

      • Oyindebrah

        Why ur kid sis??why not yourself?

    • lovelychic

      yeah buh i think its now 29k or so

      • Oyindebrah

        No that’s because it’s a different store entirely

  • harryyung

    good phone on a good price


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