Tecno W5 full Specifications and price


Tecno has just unveiled the Tecno W5 into the “W” series that have already seen the likes of Tecno W2, Tecno W3 and Tecno W4.

Tecno W5 is the latest addition to the Tecno W lineup of Smartphones and unlike the Tecno W4 which was Tecno’s first Android 6 Marshmallow powered phone, the Tecno W5  though comes with some premium specs, the phone only wants to be recognized for having and fingerprint scanner and being a 4G LTE enabled phone.

Tecno W5 specification highlights

  • 5.5 inches IPS HD display (1280 by 720 pixels)
  • Quadcore Mediatek processor
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with microSDmicroSD
  • Body cover: Polycarbonated plastic with metal frame
  • Dual SIM with dual standby
  • Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • 13MP rear camera with flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3000mAh battery with VOOC Flash Charge

The Tecno W5 has a 5.5 inches IPS HD display, this makes makes the Tecno W5 a good choice of smartphone for lovers of  phones with large display. The W5 features same screen resolution of 1280×720 just like its predecessor- the Tecno W4. You will always enjoy viewing clear images as well as watching HD videos with the Tecno W5.

Just like the Tecno W4 which was introduced as the first Android 6.0 marshmallow device from Tecno Mobile, the Tecno W5 decided to still retain the a bit outdated Android 6.0 Marshmallow with customized with Tecno’s HiOS.

This is however not discouraging, considering that only few Android phones currently ship with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, and looking at Tecno history of bringing latest OS to its Smartphones, it is quite too early to anticipate a Tecno phone with Android 7.0 OS.

Tecno W5 is powered by a Quadcore Mediatek processor with a clock speed of 1.3GHz and supported by an insufficient 1GB of RAM, you shouldn’t expect World class and a completely lag free experience when running your applications with the W5 especially if you are a heavy user.

The Tecno W5 has 16GB internal storage space. This may not be adequate for some users, especially the heavy multimedia consumers, but not to worry, the Tecno W5 internal storage can be expanded up to 64GB using Micro SD card with a dedicated slot for the SD card.

Tecno W5 boasts a 13MP rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video recording ability. With a meagre 5MP selfie camera on the front panel, you may not get the best Selfies and Video calls experience. The W5 uses a fingerprint scanner that is located at the back just below the rear camera and flash light, the scanner provides for more secured unlock for the device and can also be used to control app permissions as well as other purposes.

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With the recent emergence of 4G LTE networks across most services providers in Nigeria, the Chinese OEM has remained resolute to churning out cheap 4G phones. The Tecno W5 is equipped with 4G LTE connectivity, making it one of the cheapest 4G phones that will be available in Nigeria.

The Tecno W5 has 3000 mAh battery. If you are not much of a heavy user, the 3000 mAh of battery juice on the Tecno W5 should comfortably take you through the day and come think that the device features a VOOC flash charge system, it wont take you forever to fully charge up the 3,000 mAh battery.

Price of the Tecno W5 in Nigeria starts around NGN36,000 to NGN40,000 which will be reading around Ksh 13,000 to Ksh 17,000 in the Kenyan currency (120 USD), With that price tag, the device is set to compete the likes of Infinix Hot 4 and Hot 4 Pro. Tecno W5 may already be available in some offline markets and will soon make its way into the online markets, follow the links below to see all Tecno phones available online in your region.

Where to buy Tecno W5

From Jumia Nigeria – CLICK HERE

From Jumia Kenya – CLICK HERE

Tecno W5 Full specifications and price

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network YES: LTE 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800).
SIM Dual micro SIM with dual stand by
Status Available: October, 2016
Dimensions 153.2 X 76.4 X 7.8 mm

Weight: –

Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black color
Cover Polycarbonate plastic with metal frame.
Type IPS LCD HD capacitive, multi-touch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels. 300 PPI
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 64GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with HiOS
Processors 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor

MediaTek Chipset

Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G GPRS – up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42 mbps downink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS

Radio: Stereo FM radio

USB MicroUSB v2.0.
Primary 13MP camera, with single LED tone flash light. Features: Autofocus, Geo-tagging, touch focus, Panorama, HDR
Secondary 5MP front camera.
Capacity 3,000 mAh non removeable battery
Talk time
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint sensor.
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous –MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor- VOOC Fast charge technology
Price level NGN36,500 to NGN40,000 in Nigeria, 120 USD


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