Tecno F1 Smartphone Reviews – Specs & Price – 2020
The Tecno F1 comes with Android OS v8.1 operating system. It has a Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable battery.
It has run Android OS v8.1 Go Edition (Oreo) and Mediatek MT6737.
The memory is somewhat small. It has a memory of about 512 MB (RAM) and 8 GB (ROM).
It has a 5 inches TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 854px.
Tecno released Tecno F1 in 2019. It is one of the lowest android phones produced by Tecno. Lowest in terms of operating system and price. Tecno F1 is not expensive to buy and maintain. It is a perfect fit for anyone who needs an affordable and moderate phone for internet browsing and a few other social engagements.
It has no serious gaming capabilities. If you love to play games using your mobile phone, then the Tecno F1 is not for you. Just as we pointed out above, the F1 is a phone for those a just need a simple phone for calls and little or no social activities.
Appearance and Display
It features a 5 inches TFT display with 480 x 854 px resolution.
The Tecno F1 has a simple outward design and a few applications installed. It is sizable and very handy. It has 145 x74.2 x9.7 dimensions. The width is 74.2mm, the length 145mm, and the thickness 9.7mm. Tecno F1 comes with the following color; Black, Gold, Red, and Blue.
Just as we pointed as above, the Tecno F1 has an in-plane (IPS) liquid crystal display of 5.00-inch. The resolution is about 480 x 854 pixels. It can safely be said that Tecno F1 has a very low pixel density.
Giving the little capabilities of Tecno F1, there are little apps that run on the background, as such, that consumes the battery.
The Tecno F1 is powered by the MediaTek MT6580A chipset. This is a quadcore chipset with four cores that clocks at about 1.30 GHz. In other words, the Techno F1 has very low processing speed and ideal for those who are not in a fast pace environment.
The Tecno F1 has a Mali-400 MP2 GPU graphics processor. This processor is mostly installed in low-range phones. It is slow and of low quality.
Giving the configuration of Tecno F1, the price is very affordable for low-income earners.
OS and Storage
The Tecno F1 runs on the HiOS Operating System. This operating system is not the standard edition of the Android Oreo. The operating system, however, can be upgraded.
Tecno F1 has relative small internal storage capacity for phone produce in 2019. Its internal storage is 8GB. The usable storage space of Tecno F1 is about 5Gb. Tecno F1 operating system and the pre-installed applications take up about 3Gb.
5Gb storage capacity may be enough for someone who just needs a phone for calls and chats. But for someone who handles a lot of files, it is a no go area. Tecno F1 has an expandable memory slot that can accept up to 32Gb external memory. Ensure that the memory card is not more than 32Gb in order for the phone to read and write into it.
Tecno F1 has two cameras, the front, and the back cameras. The front camera has 2MP which can be used to take 30 frames per second 480p videos. Tecno F1 front camera is not enhanced. On the other hand, the back camera has 5.0MP and it can be used to capture 720p videos.
Tecno F1 has two micro SIM slots. It only supports 3G networks. Tecno F1 has Wi-Fi capability. It can also communicate with other devices using Bluetooth. You can also share the network from this phone using the phone’s hotspot.
The Tecno F1 has 2,400 mAh battery power which considerable okay giving its capabilities. This battery, when fully charged can last a regular phone user for about 24 hours.
The Pros and Cons of Tecno F1
It is cheap and very affordable
Tecno F1 is sizable and portable.
The battery can last long enough for a regular phone user.
It has low storage and memory capacity.
Techno F1 does not have support for 4G network
It has very low camera resolution, as such cannot be used to do any serious media work.
Dimensions – 145 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm
Colors – black, blue, champagne, dark blue
SIM Type – Nano SIM
OS – The Tecno F1 runs on Android OS v8.1 Go Edition (Oreo), but the firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.
CPU – Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
DISPLAY – It has 5 inches touch screen with 480 x 854 px.
MEMORY – it has 512 MB RAM and 8 GB expandable ROM.
RAM – 512 MB
Internal storage – 8 GB
External storage – microSD
Front camera – 2 MP
Rear camera – 5 MP with Flash
It has an FM radio receiver.
Mobile network – 2G / 3G
WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth – v4.0, A2DP
FM radio – yes
USB – Micro USB 2.0
Audio – 3.5 mm jack
BATTERY – The Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable battery
Type – Li-Ion 2000 mAh, non-removable
Specials – Dual SIM
Price: Tecno F1 is sold for $45 as at January 2020
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