Tecno has taken over Nigeria market with their elegance smartphones, The Chinese based Company is here with a new mid-range Android phone called Tecno Boom J8, Following the huge sales of it predecessors Tecno Boom J7 and Tecno Boom J5 respectively. The company has vow to keep the flag flying for the J series.
Key Features Of The Tecno Boom J8
- 76.84*153.3*7.35mm dimensions.
- 5.5 inch Display with 1080*720 resolution.
- 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM.
- 3000 mAh battery.
- 13 MP/5 MP camera with front facing flash.
- Android 5.1 Lollipop (with TECNO HiOS)
General Design & Display
Tecno Boom J8 features a 5.5-inch IPS display featuring a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI). It shows off a slim body with round edges to make the device awesome and fit well in the palm. The device measures 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm. Tecno Boom J8 also has a soft keys placed on-screen
The image below shows the LED notification light, Pulsating to the beat when playing music with the Boom Player
The Boom J8 has the power and volume buttons on the right, It also has earphone jack at the top and the back cover is removeable. The back cover is a removable plastic but the device has a solid metal frame. There are two SIM slots and a separate micro-SD card slot.
It has inbuilt battery is not meant to be removed by ordinary users. The top-left corner has the 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The shooter is aided by a single LED flash.
The Boom J8 is packed with 3,000mAh battery that serve you through the day. However, the video loop test we did came out with an interesting result.
With the battery at 100%, the device set to airplane mode, MX Player set to 50% volume and 50% brightness, we were able to play videos for 12 hours and 29 minutes. That’s incredible for a 3,000mAh battery. However, we might have gotten less if the phone wasn’t in airplane mode.
Tecno Boom J8 is a music phone not just that but it’s accompany with Boom headphone, this alone makes the device looks like a worthy purchase.
The headphone is pretty light and it sure produces decent sound.
The Boom Player looks better than the first time we met it. Music discovery is getting better and the Boom Maxx equalizer lets you get the best of your music
There’s a new feature that lets you adjust the sound based on the kind of headphone you’re using and believe me it made a lot of difference with other headphones.
The Tecno Boom J8 is the first from the Chinese company to run HiOS and it’s a good step in the right direction.
Tecno Boom J8 has Android 5.1 Lollipop behind HiOS and one can’t help but wonder why the phone didn’t ship with Marshmallow since Android N is around the corner already.
Well, attention is paid to details, the UI looks clean and that cannot be denied. There are great tools here and there to help you better manage your device.
HiManager has some great tools every smartphone should have. Harassment block lets you block phone numbers, Mobile Cleanup helps you get rid of thrash and free memory, Auto-start management lets you selectively choose apps and services that start up with your device. Hi Theme lets you change your device’s theme while Hi Font allows you to change your font.
However, there are a few things on HiOS that shouldn’t be overlooked. Some parts of the UI still need translation as some letterings are in Chinese.
Considering this, one might assume the software was a bit rushed as things like this shouldn’t be left unchecked. Tecno targets Africa and most of the target market do not even understand Chinese. We only hope this will be fixed in the next HiOS update.
Tecno Boom J8 comes with 2GB RAM and it seems Tecno listened to complaints on the Boom J7 and Camon C8. Thanks for them addressing this issue of low RAM, Now Multi-tasking works fine and lagging on the UI isn’t something you experience. For a mid-range device, the benchmark results too are not bad. A 32,oo2 score on Antutu is what we got.
There is a huge upgrade in the camera section of the Tecno Boom J8. The main camera comes with a powerful 13 MP sensor with LED flash, autofocus and HDR. While the phone front side sports fine 5.0 MP front facing camera for your selfie.
Tecno Boom J8 has a great design and the new HiOS makes it very efficient. It’s a well crafted device in and out. The music quality is good and the Boom headphone is a plus. It’s indeed a phone music lovers will appreciate. The Tecno Boom J8 currently cost ₦41,000 retail price.