A big part of the country (Kenya) is now accessing 4G speeds on Safaricom. So if you don’t have a 4G enabled phone, you’re missing out.
Phone companies on the other hand are trying hard to sell 4G phones. And the cheapest I have seen up to now is the TECNO W3 LTE that I’m sharing with you now
- 5.0 inch FWVGA Screen
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- 8MP Main Camera with Dual LED Flash
- 5MP Front Camera with Flash
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- 4G/LTE networks supported
- 2500mAh battery
- Goes for Ksh. 8,500 (7800 on Jumia)
This phone will most definitely be on my upcoming list of best phones under 10k – August.
The plastic finish is good. The back cover feels sort of rough-ish and seems to copy from the material that was used on the Zero 2. It is light on the hand and compact when holding.
The only thing I am sure most people will not enjoy with the device is the 2500mAh battery. Not that it is bad. I mean for that price, it is a good compromise for 4G network support. The issue will be that on 4G the battery will drain fast. Your assurance though should be that the screen won’t use as much battery on FWVGA as it would if it were HD or Full HD.
Note that there are two variants:
- TECNO W3 – No 4G, costs Ksh. 7800
- TECNO W3 LTE – Supports 4G networks
What are your thoughts on the phone? Share them in the comments sections.