Tecno is on a roll this year. They have released more devices than we are ably keeping track of. Among the devices released is the Tecno H6 , H3 and A+ mini. Today we shall look at the Tecno H6 that in one sentence is Tecno’s early christmas gift. We got ourselves a piece for review and now lets see what its got. You can skip this and read the Tecno H6 full review
Design and OS: The H6 has Android 4.4 Kitkat that apparently shows no visible changes from the new Tecno UI that we first saw in the Tecno H7 but yes kitkat is a plus. The H6 also has a new build and design looking more like the Phantom Z with a new Home button different from what we are used to. The home button which is now a square with round corners also acts like a notification light illuminating when it you have a new notification.
Camera: The camera is a little improved just like we saw in the F5, H7 and R7 with a faster shutter and a more intelligent LED flash than that of the Tecno F7 Phantom. With 8MP back and 2MP front, the H6 has you covered both at night and during day with crisp images and of course an inbuilt image editor to help you retouch your images before you share.
New Features: The H6 has a new feature called “Hot Knot” think of it like NFC probably for Tecno devices only (We aren’t sure yet) The H6 also has an Ultra Power Saving Mode that literally turns all functionality down leaving only calls, SMS and a few others so as to take you many hours with a low battery. There’s also the possibility of updating your Tecno to the latest OS but we are still not sure whether the Tecno H6 will receive Android 5.0 Lollipop.
One of the other interesting features was the new tricks and gestures controls that come in the H6 like wave, shake or place the phone on your ear to answer a call. You can also tap the screen to wake up the phone. You can now customize gestures by say drawing a W on the screen to open the Web, Phone book, Facebook or whatever you like.
No Battery Bank This time: The H6 comes with the usual accessories that many Tecno fans have been accustomed to except a power bank. At its price, they had to let go of some accessories but its still a winner.
Tecno H6 Price and Availability
The Tecno H6 is available and going for Ugx 350,000 in Uganda at the Lugogo Mall Tecno store (Price could vary depending on vendor). Tecno H6 price in Nigeria ranges from 18,500 to 23,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. We can’t yet ascertain its price in Kenya.
There are more features but I guess we shall cover those in the full review. Below we give you the specifications.
Tecno H6 Specifications
Released: October 2014
Available: November 2014 (in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria – Africa)
Colors Available: Black, White, Grey, Pink and Aqua)
SIM: Dual SIM ( 1 Mini and 1 Micro)
Operating System: Android 4.4 Kitkat
CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor
Memory: 8GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Micro SD Slot expandable up to 32GB
Battery: Capacity – 2350 mAh.
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.75G
Weight: Not Verified
Camera: 8.0MP Auto Focus Back Camera with Flash, Video Recording, Video Calling. 2.0MP Front Camera
Display: 4.5” IPS touch screen display with 480*854 Resolution
Entertainment: FM radio, Voice recording, E-book reader, Built-in games
Connectivity: GPS navigation, WIFI（WLAN), Bluetooth V.3.0, 5 pin Micro USB port, 3.5mm Earphone jack.
Sensors: Gyro -sensor, Light sensor and Proximity sensor.
Common Tools: Torch, Calculator, World clock, Alarm, Memo, Calendar.
Multimedia: Audio format- WAV/MP3/MIDI/APE/MP2/AMR/FLAC/Ogg, Ringtone format- Midi/MP3, Video format- 3GP/MP4, Image format- BMP/JPG/GIF/PN