Tecno F1

tecno f1

Tecno F1 was unveiled during the Tecno Camon X launch event in Nigeria, alongside the device were other low-end smartphones which includes; Tecno F2 and Tecno F3 (Pop1)


Coming under the new Android Go program, the device is intended to give the low-budget Android market a taste of Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Tecno F1 comes with a very low price tag to match it’s poor technical specifications.

Tecno F2 at the other hand features a slightly beefed RAM capacity (1GB), this happens to be the only difference between the two. Let’s go into details and see what the F1 device has in store it’s customers.

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Tecno F1 Key features

  • OS: HIOS based on Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
  • SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM
  • 4G LTE: No
  • Screen Size : 5.0″ FWVGA
  • Screen Resolution: 854×480 pixels
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.30 GHz
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • External Storage: MICRO SD up to 32GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 5MP with dual flash
  • Front Camera: 2MP with Flash light
  • Battery: 2000 mAh

Tecno F1 Features Overview

Tecno f1 featured

Given it’s market category, the Tecno F1 might not be all that impressive in terms of specs and features, but you can’t take anything away from the 5-inch screen that was opted for. Don’t expect 18:9 aspect ratio here, but don’t think you’ll be getting ugly bezels too. Set at a resolution of 854 x 480, the display will not be the clearest in the market but it will still get the job done.

Above the screen on the F1 device is a 2MP snapper for video calling (WhatsApp, Messenger and other apps that can use this) as well as handling selfie needs. It is surprising – in a good way – that Tecno would be magnanimous enough to add a soft LED flash to the front for selfies in dark places.

tecno f1 cameras

That is paired with the 5MP sensor on the back which promises even better capturing. Combined with its own LED flash, you can get better pictures in low light now.

At the helm is where most of the actions are happening. Loading Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition) on deck, Tecno F2 relies on the workings of a quad-core processor which will clock at 1.3GHz at the maximum.

Tecno F1 is boosted by 512MB of RAM capacity with the same 8GB worth of internal storage space as the Tecno F2. This will probably not be enough for it’s users, there is a dedicated microSD card slot on board to get the space up to 32GB.

A 2000mAh battery is not all that solid. For a device that doesn’t run many applications though, the battery should be enough to get you through most of the day. Entry-level users might even be able to use the unit for more than a day at on one charge. The device is available in Midnight Black, City Blue, Dark Blue and Gold color options.

tecno f1 colors

Tecno F1 price and availability

Launched last month, Tecno wasted no time in releasing the device to markets. You can get the Tecno F1 from almost any vendor between the range of #18,500 naira to #20,000 naira which is about 45 USD to 50 USD.

Where to buy TECNO F1

From Jumia Nigeria – Click Here

From Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Tecno F1 Best Alternatives

Tecno launched the F1 and then, in a twist of good marketing, gave us the best alternatives to it too. If you are not looking for all that on a device and would rather go for a slightly better Tecno F2 smartphone.

If you want just a little bit more, you should be looking at the Tecno Pop1 (F3) or the Camon X Pro instead. Tecno S1 is also good low end device from TECNO.

Tecno F1 Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  No
SIM Dual Micro SIM
Status Launched: March 2018
Dimensions – 145 x 74.2 x 9.7mm
– Weight: –
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, Dark Blue, City Blue
Cover Plastic
Type – FWVGA
Size 5.0 inches, 854×480 pixels
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 8GB
OS Android 8.0 Oreo (Go Edition)
Processors – Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU

– Mali GPU

Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G N/A
3G N/A
4G No
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
USB MicroUSB 2.0
Primary – 5 MP and Dual LED flash

– Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR, Panorama

Video N/A
Secondary 2 MP Camera with Selfie Flash
Capacity 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio

– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player

– MP4/H.264 player

– Photo/video editor

– Document viewer

Price level About #21,000 naira – #23,000 naira

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