tecno w4

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With the launch of Tecno W4, it seems Tecno Mobile has decided to launch a new series under the ‘W’ line. Though, if the Tecno W4 is the first in the series, why not just name it Tecno W. W4 gives the impression a Tecno W3 was the predecessor of this latest smartphone from Tecno.

tecno w4

The Tecno W4 is coming just a little over a couple of weeks after the launch of the Boom J8. The major disappointment from the J8 was that it sported the Android 5, Lollipop, operating system. I thought Tecno wanted to first introduce the Android 6,Marshmallow, in their flagship Phantom series. However, the pleasant surprise for me was that Tecno decided to make Tecno W4 its first smartphone to run the Android Marshmallow.

First of, the Tecno W4 is a metal encased smartphone, giving it a stylish and sophisticated look. The 5 inches display phone has a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels and is about 8.5mm thick. Not the slimmest smartphone by any measure.

Under the hood, Tecno W4 sports a quad-core 1.3GHz processor mounted on a MediaTek MTK6572 chipset. The hardware also includes 1GB of RAM, built-in storage of 16 GB and a memory card slot to further expand the storage.

And for those thinking about a phone to use with ntel’s LTE network, Tecno W4 should be the answer to your prayer. The LTE-enabled smartphone has an 8MP rear camera and 2MP secondary shooter for selfies. Not eye-popping camera specs there, but then, other factors might contribute to make photos and images be of top quality in the W4.

The battery too is a bit disappointing. In the age of huge battery capacities, the 2500mAh leaves much to be desired. But since the Marshmallow has being optimized to to utilize power efficiently, the Tecno W4 battery might just surprise us. Anyway, Tecno is saying that on a single full charge, the phone can last up to 48 hours. That would be amazing if it were true.

Though the price of the phone is yet to be announced by Tecno, at a guess, it shouldn’t cost more than the Boom J8 in spite of it being an Android Marshmallow phone. So expect a 30-35k phone. We would update the price when it is officially announced by Tecno.


Full Specifications

General Information

  • 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor  
  • 1GB ram 
  • HSPDA 900/2100
  • GSM 850/900/100/1900
  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Dual SIM support functionality
  • Up to 100kpbs downloads speeds on 2G networks
  • Up to 42.57mpbs downloads speeds on 3G networks
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0,


  • Touch Screen Keyboard
  • Option of Black,Red and white
  • Plastic body cover
  • Weight 165g
  • Sense Skin


  • 16M colours
  • 5.0 inch Capacitive Touch Screen
  • Dimension(mm) of 155.50 x 69.78 x 8.50
  • Resolution of 720×1280


  • 1GB RAM
  • MediaTek 6572
  • External memory card slot with support of 32GB
  • 16GB internal memory (ROM)


  • MP3 AMR, WAV AAC, MP3,MIDI,OGG… player, background playback, and album art cover
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio


  • Front-facing camera of 2MP 1600 x 1200-pixel picture quality also optimized for video calls
  • 8MP rear camera 2592 x 1944-pixel with LED flash

Other Amazing Features

  • GPS support
  • No NFC
  • No Infred
  • No WIFI direct
  • No HDMI
  • No MHL
  • No 4G network
  • Java Support
  • A-GPS Navigation
  • WIFI Hotspot
  • Calculator
  • calender
  • Video Call
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G/Wi-Fi/3.75G internet connectivity
  • MP4/3GP video player with support for more codecs through third-party applications
  • Alarm
  • FM
  • MicroUSB 3.0
  • Browser support Flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • No Gyroscope
  • No Barometer
  • Pre Installed Google applications like BBM, Facebook, Whatsapp, Gmail,YouTube, Calendar, Search etc
  • 3D games support like Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds, Gta, Talking Tom…
  • Full access to Google Play Store with over 500,000 applications available for downloads


  • Battery Capacity Li-ion 2500mAh
  • Talk Time 8hrs
  • Standby Time 250hrs


photo credit: emcellink.com



  1. To our great surprise, the phone is actually sold below 25k. I got one for meself, and I noticed that the battery life is pretty much normal. But once I on hotspot without charging….it drains faster than blood!

    1. Lol@ faster than blood.If that’s the only problem, i think many people can live with it. And i see you are getting value for money with the phone.Enjoy!

      1. As in eh. The way she gave her own review makes me want to own the phone. Though I remain a stickler for the Boom j8. this is good for those who are really on a budget, yet desire great value for their money.

  2. Been using mine for well over a month now. It’s really worth its Price given I got mine for Kes. 9000 in Nairobi

    1. Play store problems could be phone-specific. Read this piece;you might get the help you need. If that doesn’t work, kindly give us a detailed description of the error. For instance, are you seeing any error message? If yes, what is the specific error message?

  3. I cannot find the 4g network on my Tecno w4 which is the main reason I bought the phone! What could be the problem, cos W3 supports 4g!!!
    Please your opinions will be appreciated.

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