A first look at the Tecno F5: New features, Price and Specifications

Tecno has released a new series of devices most of which feature a new User Interface, a better Camera and Battery plus a couple of new tricks here and there. These devices include the F5, H7, R7 and the much anticipated Phantom Z.

The Tecno F5 can easily be mistaken for a small simple device till you own it. Within, Tecno has packed a 1.3 Ghz Mediatek processor with 1GB of RAM 4GB or ROM, 4.0’  IPS display and a 1500mAh battery. Lets look at some new Tweaks that make the F5 tick

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What’s New?

Of course the UI is one of them – This is Tecno’s official new User Interface that we have seen on various devices. The new UI features quick access buttons that make navigation easier, an improved notifications panel and some new themes and animations.

Tecno has also improved its Camera on the F5 even though it still doesn’t have anti shake, its has a faster shutter speed capturing crisp and vivid images and Videos.

Even though I can’t spill all the beans here, I would like to mention another new feature in the F5 called “Smart Motion” that allows you to mute a call by flipping the phone over or answer a call by just putting on your ear when it rings.  The sleek candy bar design that easily fits into the hand is the one that can cut across both male and female fans — another score for Tecno F5.

We are currently doing the full review that will be released in a few days. For now you can view the full specifications plus the price and where you can buy it from below.

Price and Availability

The Tecno F5 is currently available and goes for 380,000 Ugx. It can be obtained at Tecno’s brand new store at Lugogo Mall or at its Head Office at Plot 20 William Street Rene Plaza


Released: May 2014
Available: June 2014 (in Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria – Africa)
Colors Available: Black and White)
SIM: Dual SIM ( 1 Mini and 1 Micro)
Operating System: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean upgradable to 4.4 Kitkat
Network: GSM/WCDMA
Band: GSM900/DCS1800/W2100
CPU: 1.3GHz Dual-core MediaTek 6572 Processor
Memory: 4GB ROM, 1GB RAM, Micro SD Slot expandable up to 32GB
Battery: Capacity – 1500 mAh, Talk time – 8 Hours, Standby time – 200 Hours
Data: GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 3.75G
Dimension: 127*63*9.2mm
Weight: Not Verified
Camera: Front Camera: 2.0MP, Back Camera: 5.0MP, Flash Light, Video Recording, Video Calling.
Display: 4.0” VGA – IPS touch screen display with 480*800 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

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