Tecno Boom J8

The Tecno Boom J8 is the latest smartphone from the company to be unveiled in Kenya. This phone takes over from the Tecno Boom J7 which was unveiled sometime last year. The Boom J8 is made for those who want the best entertainment features from their devices. It is perfectly made for entertainment and it doesn’t disappoint.

Read: Tecno Boom J8 Review

The price of the Tecno Boom J8 is around Ksh 16,999 which is a bit on the higher side compared to the Boom J7.

Read: Tecno Boom J8 Unboxing and First Impressions

Below is a look at some of the specs of the Boom J8.

Tecno Boom J8 Specifications

 SpecificationsTecno Boom J8 Specifications
BodyDimensions76.84 x 153.3 x 7.35mm
SIMDual SIM (Both Nano SIM)
DisplaySize5.5 inches
TypeIPS Capacitive touchscreen
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels, 267ppi
PlatformOperating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS ontop
ChipsetMediaTek MT6753
CPU1.3GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T720 MP4
StorageInternal space16GB with 2GB RAM
MicroSD card SlotYes, Up to 128GB
CameraRear Facing Camera13 MP With Auto Focus and Flash
Video RecordingYes
Front facing camera5 MP
ConnectivityCellular Data2G, 3G, 4G
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n ,WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Other FeaturesSensorsAccelerometer, Proximity
Battery3000 mAh battery
PriceKsh 16,999

Design and Display

The design of the Tecno Boom J8 looks sleek and stylish borrowing a few bits and pieces from the iPhone. The display is a 5.5 inch IPS capacitive one with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This translates to a pixel density of 267 ppi. The display looks good but I just think that Tecno should have included a Full HD display given the price of this phone is over Ksh 15,000.

RAM and Memory

The Tecno Boom J8 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. The 2GB of RAM can handle most tasks with much ease.

CPU and OS

The Boom J8 is powered with the 1.3 GHz octa-core Cortex A-53 MediaTek MT6753 processor. This processor compares to the Snapdragon 615 processor from Qualcomm. The processor was first unveiled in late 2014 so it is not the latest hardware by any standards but still performs exceptionally well. As for GPU, it has the Mali-T720 MP4.

For the OS, the Boom J8 comes with HiOS based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. This is the first Tecno smartphone to come with the company’s own custom UI, HiOS.

Camera

The Tecno Boom J8 has a 13MP at the back with Auto Focus and LED flash. At the front it has a 5Mp camera.

Battery

There is a 3,000 mAh battery at the back of the Boom J8 and am sure this can get you through the most part of your day without any problems.

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