Remember the Tecno launch event held in Lagos recently? This is one of the smartphone unveiled at the event alongside its other sibling in the F-series, the Tecno F2. The Tecno F1 is absolutely a budget smartphone and as such does not offer much features. Hence, the smartphone is aggressively priced and suitable for users that want a second smartphone or on a very tight budget. When it comes to low budget smartphones like the Tecno F1, a nice design isn’t top priority. Nonetheless, the Tecno F1 to an extent is a good looking device with 18:9 aspect ratio alongside a nice plastic build – a common occurrence in low budget smartphones. The front houses three capacitive touch buttons below the screen and array of speaker, sensors plus camera at the top.
Talking about the viewing screen, there is an average low budget offering in place. So don’t be too judgemental about it because this is what you’d find in a similar budget smartphone. That being said, there is a 5.0-inch FWVGA (854 X 480 pixels) display with a nice 18:9 aspect ratio seen in premium smartphones. Inside, there is a meagre 2, 000mAh battery which is about all you need for a day usage on the smartphone. This is possible considering the low specs on the smartphone which in turn consumes less power. Also, if you are looking for a quick charge you would have to pay more for a mid-range to premium smartphone instead.
Taking pictures is not a feature to be enjoyed on this smartphone rather it was a feature born out of necessity. In this regard, the Tecno F1 comes with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a 2MP front camera. In the area of hardware, the smartphone doesn’t have much with nothing more than an entry level SoC in charge of operations. You’ve got a MediaTek MT6580A running at 1.3GHz an a Mali-400 GPU for graphics munching.
In addition, there’s a 512MB RAM with 8GB of internal storage. Expansion of the storage us supported up to 32GB using a MicroSD card. Despite being an entry level smartphone, you have the latest Android 8.0 Oreo Go Edition optimized for a smooth predominance with Go version of pre-installed apps.
- 5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 X 480 pixels
- Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580A CPU with 1gb RAM
- 8GB built-in storage, up to 16GB with a memory card
- 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera
- 2, 000mAh removable Li-ion battery
- 3G connectivity