Tecno is entering into the low budget scene this year, with the new Tecno F2, a slight upgrade of the Tecno F1. Like its lesser variant, the smartphone has low range specs definitely not ideal if you are looking for a smartphone with plenty features. However, there are still considerable similarities between the two smartphones like having the same processor, storage space, camera set up and so on.
Where to Buy Tecno F2
5.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 854 X 480 pixels
Octa-core MediaTek MT6580A CPU with 1GB RAM
8GB built-in storage, up to 32GB with a memory card
5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera
2, 000mAh Li-ion battery
Design and Display
Both the Tecno F2 and F1 are obvious look-alikes and can be very hard to differentiate. Like its peer, it is made of plastic and has nice round edges with a nice polished finish. Also, you have the same touch buttons, sensors speaker and camera arrangement as the Tecno F1. At the back the camera and flash module protrudes a but at the left top corner while Tecno is pasted at the center bottom region.
Display is same as the other smartphone with just a 5.0-inch screen with inferior resolution. Talking about resolution, low resolution is part of the compromises seen in budget smartphones to make it as affordable as it is. That being said, Tecno F2 has an 854 X 480 pixels display.
Battery and Camera
It is convenient to say both the Tecno F1 and F2 have the same battery capacity. This means the smartphone is powered by 2, 000mAh Li-ion battery which is kind of small. The good thing is, it is replaceable, so you can always have a spare in case you run out of juice.
As for the camera they’re also the same with the Tecno F1 which has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP camera at the front. This is enough to capture images for reference sake but definitely not suited for social media type of pictures.
Hardware and Software
A slight upgrade is made to the Tecno F2, although, the SoC is more or less the same as in the Tecno F1. There’s a Quad-Core MediaTek MT6580A chipset with a clock frequency of 1.3GHz accompanied by a Mali-400 GPU for munching graphics.
This is where things get better, the Tecno F2 has an improved 1GB RAM compared to the 512MB in the F1. It also has 8GB internal storage which can also be expanded up to 32GB with a memory card. As for the OS, you’ve go the Go Edition of the latest Android 8.0 Oreo.
Pricing and Availability
The smartphone is available in various online stores and smartphone retail outlets for about 29, 000 naira depending on the deal and your location.