It has not been very long that Tecno is rolling out smartphones in the market. But the devices have attracted much attention with a sleek design, powerful performance, flawless camera and affordable price. The new Tecno W3 has also grabbed Android phone users’ interest as it is excellent both outside and inside. It is the third smartphone by Tecno to feature Android 6.0 after the Tecno C7 and Tecno Phantom.
At first glance, it may look like W4, but a closer look reveals that the manufacturer has put in much effort to upgrade its design. Tecno W3 comes with a well-designed texture and dazzling colorful back cover. It features a 5-inch display with the resolution of 480×854 pixels. The body is made of plastic and the slim edges give it a glossy look, but a firm grip.
You should expect a modest hardware as the device is an entry-level smartphone. This Dual-SIM set runs on Android 6.0 laced with Tecno HiOS UI. It has 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM, which is upgradeable up to 32 GB through a microSD card slot. 1.3GHz Quad-core processor allows smooth operations but lags behind in heavy gaming.
For faster internet connection, W3 serves you 2G and 3G networks, though, for 4G, you need to buy W3 LTE. It also has all the latest connectivity technologies, i.e. MicroUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. However, as compared to the other smartphones in this price range, W3 lacks behind in battery with 2500 mAh. Though it claims to offer 25 hour talk time, the device needs to be charged twice in a day after continuous usage for few hours. You can save more battery by switching to the ultra-power saving mode with only basic applications running in the background.
A smartphone cannot become one’s favorite until it does not boast amazing camera. On specs, the W3 camera seems to be behind than its competitors, but both the primary and secondary cameras manage to take bright and clear pictures. With 2-megapixel selfie camera and 5 megapixel back camera with dual LED Flash, you can fulfill your ritual of taking Good Morning and Cheat Meal photos.
|Announced||21 April, 2017|
|Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.||Bar|
|Dimensions||143 x 72 x 8.65 mm|
|SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Standard SIM|
|Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||LCD|
|Resolution||854 x 480|
|Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.||16M Colors|
|Touch Screen||Yes, Multitouch|
|Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.||5 MP|
|Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)||Yes|
|Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||1.3 GHZ Quad-Core|
|RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||1 GB|
|Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.||8 GB|
|Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||Yes|
|Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Yes|
|GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes|
|NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.|
|Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.||Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)|
|Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.||2500 mAh|