At the same event where the Tecno F1, F2 and F3 (POP 1) were unveiled came yet another midrange device. Dubbed Tecno F3 Pro (Pop 1 Pro), it is already a fact that this will be the big brother to the latter of the list and also, best of all entry level to midrange devices launched that day.
It proves that status in the offering of a 5.5-inch screen, impressive cameras and a solid storage option to boot. Did we mention the chipset at the helm of affairs? So that we don’t spill all the beans here, let’s see what Tecno has in store for us with their F3 Pro.
Tecno F3 Pro Key features
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (AndroidGo Edition)
- SIM Type: Dual (SIM standby), Micro/ Nano
- 4G LTE: No
- Screen Size : 5.5 Inches FWVGA IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 960 x 480 pixels
- Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Quad core Cortex A53 / Mali
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 5MP with LED flash
- Battery: 2400 mAh Li-Po (Removable)
Tecno F3 Pro (Pop 1 Pro) Features Overview
We did mention that this Tecno F3 Pro was fitted with a 5.5-inch screen, but that was only telling half the story. The full story would include details such as the 960 x 480 pixels and IPS material. Just at the top of that is seen the 5MP front camera which promises to be even more decent than the sensors that we have seen offered on the latter units in the same series.
Before we get carried away, we should probably tell you that there is a front LED flash in there for your convenience too.
Flipping the F3 Pro, there is not really much to see. Not that we were disappointed by its absence but we would have loved to get a fingerprint scanner here. What Tecno did was to build a 13MP camera with dual LED flash into this plastic rear instead. For now, that will do people good at the price point it comes at.
Under the hood is where the rest of the party is at. At the helm of affairs is a quad-core MTK chipset that will clock as much as 1.3GHz. That is backed up by a 1GB RAM CPU which was then surprisingly tied to 16GB of inbuilt storage. For users that don’t find that enough, they can expand the memory to 32GB, thanks to a microSD card slot.
Of course, Android 8.0 Oreo ships with the Tecno F3 Pro and quite frankly, we don’t expect a bump to any earlier Android version. Available in colour options of Red, Elegant Black and Champagne Gold, the 2400mAh battery should do well to last users between charges.
Tecno F3 Pro (Pop 1 Pro) price and availability
Tecno is not known to waste time in introducing its units to the shelves after a launch party. Those who are willing to grab a unit of the Tecno F3 Pro for themselves can thus do so while parting with anywhere between #30,000 naira – #35,000 naira.
That is in compliance with the global price of $89 – $99 (at the prevailing exchange rates)
Where to buy TECNO F3 Pro
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Tecno F3 Pro Best Alternatives
Tecno already gave the market proper alternatives to this one. You can check out what they did with either of the Tecno F1 or F2 and see if that matches what you are looking for. If they don’t, you can step your search up a notch with the Tecno F3 (POP 1) which is just a little dial-down to this Pro variant
Tecno F3 Pro (Pop 1 Pro) Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|SIM||Dual Micro/ Nano SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: April 2018|
|Dimensions||– 151.5 * 71.9 * 8.5 mm
– Weight: – g
|Colors||Champagne Gold, Ice Blue, Elegant Black, Red|
|Type||– FWVGA IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with 16 Million Colours|
|Size||5.5 inches, 960 x 480 pixels|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo (AndroidGo Edition)|
|Processors||– Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU
– MediaTek Cortex A53
– Mali GPU
|Alert types||MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC Player|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42 mbps Downlink Up to 5.76 mbps Uplink|
|WIFI||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP, LE|
|USB||micro USB 2.0|
|Primary||– 13 MP with Flash Support
– FEATURES: Pictures, Videos, HDR, Geo-tagging, face detection, panorama
|Secondary||5 MP with Selfie Flash|
|Capacity||2400mAh Li-Ion removable battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 30,000 naira– 35,000 naira ($89 – $99 USD)|