Tecno has recently released Tecno Boom J8, a new cute ultra-thin smartphone that is positioned as a music phone!
The phone’s body consists of a metal frame with a glass panel on top and a fingerprint-proof matte plastic back cover. The back cover is soft and pleasant to touch as well as unusual compared to common metal or glass back covers that most smartphones have.
Let’s take a closer look at Tecno j8 and some of its secrets!
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1. The exterior & display
Boom j8 is quite sleek with its 7.35 mm width. It’s only 0.35 mm thicker than a Huawei P9. It has a metal frame with a whole piece of glass all over its 5.5 inches 720 p HD display.
The clean-cut design and the phone’s sleekness make the gadget really cute.
One of the coolest Tecno j8 specifications is its octa-core Mediatek MT6753T CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz and with a Mali-T720 GPU. The GPU is great for smooth gaming while low resolution helps to prolong battery life.
The device also packs 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage 128 GB via a microSD slot.
3. User Interface
The smartphone operates on Android 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS. The phone handles switching through home screens easily. You can also customize it to your own needs, add themes and use some really cool tricks.
The Boom J8 features a 13 MP main camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera. The back camera shoots videos in full HD at 1080 p and HD 720 p capture modes. It also supports slow-motion video feature at a smooth 120 fps (640 x 480 pixels).
Besides, there’s an option to capture an ideal square for your super groovy IG pics.
The audio system packs a Waves MaxxAudio for your perfect favorite tracks playback. Simply adjust the audio output in the presets section. Headphones are quite powerful while the loudspeaker provides a decent balanced sound output with very little distortion and beautiful low-end bass sounds.
Tecno j8 sports a good 3000 mAh battery which is quite enough to last you for almost the whole day even under active usage. The battery may get somewhat warm with heavy usage but it’s still cooler than that of most devices available on the market.
Music options can be accessed even from a locked screen:
- swiping down will play a track;
- swiping up will pause a track;
- swiping to the right will skip the current track;
- swiping to the left will take you to the previous track.
You can also launch an app from a locked screen by pressing letters on the display.
- ‘C’ starts the camera;
- ‘M’ launches the music player;
- ‘E’ launches the email.
You can assign different functions.
To take a screenshot simply slide 3 fingers down the display.
8. Tecno Boom j8 pros & cons
- Sleek and cute design;
- Decent heat management;
- slow motion video capturing feature;
- flash-enabled front camera;
- great sound;
- easy music management;
- ease of taking screenshots;
- low cost for such a nice device: Tecno Boom j8 price is only ₦45,000!
- mediocre audio output with wired headphones;
- doesn’t support CDMA;
- the display sharpness leaves much to be desired;
- poor screen readability in direct sunlight;
- the screen responsiveness is poorer with a shatter glass screen protector.
Tecno Boom j8 does have its flaws with the screen and wired audio output but it is a middle-class attractive smartphone with a decent build. It is a perfect choice for everyday tasks and it additionally packs some unusual and cool trendy features that will make using this smartphone an unforgettable experience!
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