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TECNO W4; Good Specs, Android 6.0 Marshmallow for Ksh. 8500

TECNO silently introduced a new phone to the Kenyan market: TECNO W4. It goes for about Ksh. 8500 and the specs are really good for that amount.


I wonder why the introduction of the phone was silently done and why TECNO hasn’t given it much attention like it has to the Boom J8. Even a small official announcement… I mean, there’s even a win a trip to Paris promotion with the Boom J8. I recently gave away TECNO Boom Headphones by the way.

The W4 features include:

  • 5.0 HD display
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage expandable to 128GB
  • 8MP back camera, 2MP front camera
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HiOS
  • Purportedly Supports 4G/LTE

The fact that it is a sub 10k phone running Android Marshmallow is the greatest bit of this device.

The design is also terrific for the price with the metallic finish and the premium look.

What I wonder though is how it performs and what to expect when using it. I hope to give you a full review when I get to use it.

What I expect though is relatively good battery life at 2500mAh. I have used the TECNO Boom J8 and I really loved the 3000mAh battery. It outlasted my expectations. And still does.

But I am a little pessimistic as the TECNO F6 which had good specs at that time for the price it launched at, really disappointed me. It also didn’t get much attention and advertisement from TECNO.

With the good design, the nice specifications and the good finish this will definitely lead on my best under 10k. I will do a new list soon and it will surely be a big improvement form my February list.

Like I said at the beginning of the year, expect very nice specifications at very nice prices this year.

What do you think of the phone? Share down below and share this post with friends who’re looking for a good phone.

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All images courtesy of Miss Techy – MissTechy.com

Phone Rating

A good phone, a cheap one, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Only reserved the rating from 4 stars because I don't know its performance or its cameras.

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  1. Comment:i really love techno w4… has a good battery… nice picture quality.. ..try and see…
    By Robert from Ghana…..

  2. Comment:am at Mombasa and a using techno w4 bat it has wan problem wen xme wans calls ucnt rcve de call wat unless u click keypad and select return 2 to call wch problem is DAT

  3. Comment: Hullo, I bought a tecno 4 last Saturday, May 28. My first disappointment when I got home is the alarm. The Nokia Asha 205 that I’ve been using has prompts that make it possible for the user to switch off the tune. That’s not available on tecno 4. Also when you switch on the phone it has a second hurdle requiring a password after completing the SIM PIN. That to me is cumbersome.

  4. Comment:I want to purchase tecno w4 isn’t launched in Kenya?,, if yes isn’t available at maua safaricom shop ,meru county? and at how much

    1. I haven’t used it to confirm this. But it has a 2500mAh battery and nowhere can that last 48hrs.

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