A few months ago, Tecno released the T630 an internet enabled feature phone that could be used as a wireless hotspot that can share a connection to 5 devices– which we reviewed. The cheap feature phone was welcomed by many but also criticised for not having just one more app among the apps that come pre installed — Whats App. To make it worse, you actually cannot install Whats App manually
Tecno has now released the Tecno T635 another 3G/WiFi phone that still doesn’t have Whats App. One would have expected this to be the iteration to the T630 that rectifies the issue that many complained about but unfortunately it doesn’t. David our Editor in Chief Spoke to the officials at Tecno Uganda on why the T630 and other feature phones nolonger support the much loved Whats App. Whats App is no longer supporting versions for feature phones and is concentrating on Smartphones only.
It is also important to note that this new breed of feature phones are the actual rivals to the Nokia Asha series and other feature phones in the market. Their design and features are globally acceptable by any market segment. The necessity of feature phones in Africa is not debatable and even though smartphones are taking over, its going to be a while till feature phones are eliminated.
Release Date: Jan 2014
Operating System: MOS
SIM: Dual SIM Mini
Battery Capacity: 1200mAh
Data Network: GPRS/EDGE/3G
Size Dimension: Not Verified
Display Size: 2.8“
Memory: Internal – 128MB ROM + 64MB RAM, External – Support up to 32GB
Camera: Dual Camera 2.0MP Back Camera with Flash
Common Tools: Calculator, Calendar, Alarm, World Clock, Converter, Stopwatch, Recorder, Torch, Photo Editor, Inbuilt Traffic Monitor, EBook Reader, Notes, and Task List etc.
Apps: Opera Mini, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Gmail, Palm Chat,Autorama, Wikipedia, Dictionary, “Tzone”, “Lifestyle” and “Weblink”
Entertainment: Wireless FM Radio, Audio Player: AWB/ AMR/WAV/ AMR/M4A/MID/MP3, Video Player: AVI/3GP/3G2/MP4/FLV
Connectivity: Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Micro
Talk time: Not Verified
Standby time: Not Verified
Price and Availability
The T635 isn’t yet available in Uganda and we couldn’t confirm the price or when it will be available but we can confirm that its available in Nigeria and Kenya. Its going for a price of about 7,300 Naira or 120,000 Ugx or 4,000 Kshs