Top 10 Best Tecno Smartphones to Buy with Confidence in 2018

In Africa, Asia and some parts of Europe, Tecno smartphones are the most sort-after budget smartphones and this is due to the Price tag attached to them. Tecno is a brand name under Transsion Technologies – a Chinese mobile tech OEM. Their smartphones product line ranges from budget (entry-level) smartphones to premium (flagship) devices.

Tecno as a brand has produced lots of good phones for users at all level. In this post, you will see my pick of top 10 best Tecno phones to buy with confidence in 2018. Do not worry about price! They don’t cost much and they’re packed with your favorite features and/or newest mobile tech.

Top 10 Best Tecno Smartphones to Buy this 2018 (Quick List)

This list of best Tecno smartphones to buy in 2018 is provided as a solid advice to those looking out for Tecno phone prices, specs, comparisons, feature-pack and/or ideas on what Tecno phone to go for this year. It goes thus:-

  1. Tecno Camon CM – N48,000 ($150.00)
  2. Tecno Phantom 8 – N110,000 ($290.00)
  3. Tecno Spark Plus K9 – N36,000 ($110.00)
  4. Tecno Spark K7 – N32,000 ($100.00)
  5. Tecno WX4 N36,000 ($120.00)
  6. Tecno Camon CX – N54,000 ($170.00)
  7. Tecno Camon CX Air – N42,000 ($135.00)
  8. Tecno L9 Plus – N55,000 ($175.00)
  9. Tecno W5 – N46,000 ($145.00)
  10. Tecno Phantom 6 and 6 plus – NGN80,000 – NGN105, 000 ($220.00 – $260.00)

Camon CM – NGN48, 000 ($150.00)

Camon CM

This is the latest smartphone from the brand and the first Tecno smartphone to feature 18:9 Aspect Ratio; its predecessors feature 16:9 aspect ratio. It runs on Android Nougat, packs a MediaTek chipset (4-cores) and powered by an inbuilt 3000mAh battery.

Key features/specs:

  • 5.7-inch screen size (18:9 aspect ratio, IPS capacitive touchscreen)
  • Screen resolution: 1440 * 720 pixels (364PPI)
  • HiOS 2.0 based on Android Nougat
  • Dual SIM, Dual StandBy
  • 4G LTE support – 3G and EDGE also available.
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Quad-core processor – MediaTek, 1.25 GHz Cortex
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • MicroSD support up to 128GB – dedicated slot.
  • 13MP sharp Rear camera plus LED Flash, 13MP Selfie Camera plus LED Flash.
  • 3000mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)

The Tecno Phantom 8 – NGN210, 000 ($290.00)

Tecno Phantom 8

Welcome the most decorated Tecno smartphone – Phantom 8; this smartphone has a sleek attractive body design. It flaunts a dual (12MP+13MP) rear camera for taking crystal clear pictures and a super quality 20MP front-facing camera. Tecno Phantom 8 boasts of 6GB RAM coupled with 64GB Internal memory capacity; multitasking with this device is great and effortless.

Furthermore, this awesome device packs a 2.60GHz Octa-core processor inside its hood and runs on Android 7.0 – Nougat.

Key features:

  • 5.7-inch screen size (Full HD, IPS capacitive touchscreen)
  • Screen resolution – 1920 * 1080 Pixels (403PPI)
  • Android OS 7.0 (Nougat) – HiOS 3.0
  • Dual Sim, Dual standby
  • 4G LTE support, 3G, and EDGE also available.
  • 2.60GHz MTK chipset, Octa-Core
  • 6GB RAM plus 64GB ROM
  • MicroSD support up to 2TB
  • 12MP+13MP rear camera plus LED flash, 20MP selfie taker plus LED flash
  • Inbuilt 3500 mAh Li-Ion battery

Spark Plus K9 – N36,000 ($110.00)

Tecno Spark Plus K9

Enjoy a wider screen display with this stunning device from Tecno Mobile. The Spark K9 comes with a 6.0-inch screen display size and is packed with 2GB of RAM and a Quad-Core processor for seamless gaming.

Key features

  • HiOS 2.0 Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 6.0-inch screen size (HD, IPS capacitive touchscreen)
  • Screen resolution – 1280 * 720 (254 PPI)
  • 2GB of RAM plus 16GB internal storage capacity
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB, dedicated slot
  • Quad-core MTK processor – 1.3GHz
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, 5MP front shooter
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Inbuilt 3400mAh Li-Po battery.

Spark K7 – NGN32,000 ($100.00)

 Tecno Spark K7

The Spark Plus K9 and Spark K7 are the only two smartphones in Tecno Spark series. They both have a lot in common and they look so much like the Apple iPhone 7.

Key features and specs

  • HiOS 2.0 Based on Android Nougat (7.0)
  • 5.5-inch screen size (HD, IPS capacitive touchscreen)
  • Dual Sim, Dual Standby
  • ScReen Resolution: 1280 * 720 pixels
  • MTK Chipset, Quad-core (1.3 GHz)
  • 1GB/2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB, dedicated slot
  • 13MP rear camera with Flash, 5MP selfie camera with Flash
  • Fingerprint scanner – rear
  • Inbuilt 3000mAh battery.

Tecno WX4 – N36,000 ($120.00)

Tecno WX4

The Tecno WX4 is a perfect budget smartphone for students and low-income earners. It comes with premium features and still retails at a relatively cheap price. WX4 has a fingerprint scanner, flaunts a 5.0-inch screen display size and runs on Android Nougat (7.0).

Key features and specs:

  • HiOS (unspecified version) based on Android Nougat 7.0
  • Dual Sim, Dual Standby
  • 5-inch screen display size
  • Screen resolution – 720 * 1280 pixels (297PPI)
  • MediaTek chipset – Quad-core (1.3GHz)
  • 1GB of RAM + 16GB inbuilt storage memory
  • 8MP rear camera plus LED flash, 8MP selfie camera plus LED flash
  • 2800mAh Battery
  • Fingerprint scanner

Tecno Camon CX – N54,000 ($170.00)

Camon Cx air

This is another lovely device from the Chinese brand. Camon CX is nicknamed “Tecno Camera” because it comes with a stunning camera quality. The Tecno Camon CX packs a super sharp 16MP camera at the back and also at the front for crystal clear photos. It went on to feature a bright 5.5″ screen to allow you see clearly when operating the device.

Key Features and Specs:

  • 5.5-inch Screen display size
  • HiOS 3.0 based on Android Nougat (7.0)
  • 4G LTE technology support
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • MicroSD support up to 128GB – dedicated slot
  • 16MP Rear camera with dual-LED flash, 16MP front-facing camera with dual-led flash
  • Non-removable 3200mAh battery with quick charge technology.

Tecno Camon CX Air – N42,000 ($135.00)

Camon CX

Camon CX Air is a variant of the above Tecno Camon CX, it packs the same specifications with Camon CX but with some few minor downgrades; instead of the16MP cameras present in Tecno Camon CX the Camon CX Air comes with 13MP cameras.

Key Features and specifications

  • 5.5 inch Screen display size
  • HiOS 3.0 based on Android Nougat (7.0)
  • 4G LTE technology support
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • MicroSD support up to 128GB – dedicated slot
  • 13MP Rear camera with LED flash, 13MP front-facing camera with led flash
  • Non-removable 3200mAh battery with quick charge technology.

Tecno L9 Plus – N55,000 ($175.00)

tecno l9 plus

Another sleek and elegant looking smartphone from Tecno. L9 plus is a High-end smartphone from this brand, it flaunts a fingerprint scanner well sited at the back beneath its camera. It went on to pack a 6.0-inch screen display size and boasts of a 3GB RAM for endless multitasking and seamless gaming.

Key Features and Specifications

  • A wider 6.0-inch screen display size (IPS Display)
  • Screen resolution 1280 * 720 pixels (244ppi)
  • 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU – Mediatek
  • 3GB RAM coupled with 16GB ROM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS
  • MicroSD support up to 128GB – Dedicated slot
  • 13MP Rear Camera with flash, 5MP selfie shooter with flash
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • A whopping 5000mAh Li-Ion Battery with Fast-charge technology.

Tecno W5 – N46,000 ($145.00)

Tecno w5

5.5-inch screen, 4G LTE enabled, Android 6.0, Quad-core CPU, and many more are the awesome features packed by this smartphone. W5 is a good smartphone to consider using this year (2018).

Key Features and specifications

  • 5.5-inch screen display size (IPS Display)
  • Screen resolution 1280 * 720 pixels
  • 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU – Mediatek
  • 1GB RAM coupled with 16GB ROM
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • MicroSD support up to 64GB- Dedicated slot
  • 13MP Rear Camera with flash, 5MP selfie shooter with flash
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • 3500mAh Battery with VOOC Flash Charge technology

Phantom 6 plus – NGN105, 000 ($260.00)

Tecno Phantom 6

And the last but not the least on our list today is the Tecno Phantom 6 plus (Tecno Grandmaster’s Smartphone). Phantom “series” is the greatest of all Tecno smartphone series, it houses all the best smartphones from Tecno. This smartphone, Tecno Phantom 6 Plus comes with a deca-core processor and 4GB of RAM. It went on to feature a full metal body design, 6.0-inch screen size (LTPS FHD Display), and lots more outstanding features.

Key specifications and features

  • 6.0-inch IPS Touchscreen, Full HD
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel  – screen resolution
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow, further upgradeable to Android newer versions
  • Full Metal Body Design.
  • 4G LTE technology support
  • 2.1GHz, Deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 Processor.
  • Mali-T720 MP2 GPU.
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM
  • External memory supports up to 128GB via microSD.
  • Dual 21MP rear camera with LED Flash, 8MP selfie camera
  • Dual Sim, dual standby
  • 4,050mAh Li-ion Battery.

Conclusion

There are lots of Tecno smartphones available in the market, but these are the best (from my viewpoint) as they have the best value for money in 2018. They are sleek, premium and packs the latest mobile tech technology.

Have a thing or two to contribute on this topic or looking for where to buy Original Tecno phones in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and/or any other country of choice? Please do let us know about it in comments.

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