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Tecno P5 Review and Price in Kenya

February 4, 2014
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Tecno P5 is a sequel of the popular Tecno D5 Smartphone. The P5 is part of a lineup of low cost handsets by Tecno Mobile that seeks to boost the market share of the Chinese Tech Company.

Tecno by default has Africa has its Target market and the device posted some decent sales figures in Kenya and Nigeria.

The Tecno P5 comes with an executive frame and is in the mid range Smartphone category.

Here is a full technical strip down of the Tecno P5 handset.

Display

The Tecno P5 comes with a 4.0-inch Capacitive TFT Display and has a maximum resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Additionally, the Tecno P5 has a solid 233-ppi resolution density.

This by the way exceeds the 219-ppi resolution density found on the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Nokia Lumia 720 handsets.

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Body and Design

The Tecno P5 comes in a 124.3 x 65.5x 10.5 mm all-plastic frame.

The svelte design and the round vertexes make the phone feel good in your palms.

There is a chrome-like rim all-round the frame, this works well at giving the device a premium look.

Technical Specifications

A 1 GHz Dual-core CPU backed by 512MB of RAM powers the Tecno P5. These specs bear a close similarity to those found on the Tecno L3.

The only difference is that Tecno replaced the Single Core CPU with an efficient Dual Core CPU.

The 512 MB of RAM on the device seems out of place. It would have been in order for the Tecno P5 to have at least 1GB of RAM.

The 1 GHz CPU, however, performs extremely well, but there is an occasion lag, especially while on heavy system load.

The Tecno P5 comes with 4GB of internal memory and the card slot can support a max of 32GB MicroSD memory.

The Tecno P5 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Apart from that, expect the typical connectivity features i.e. Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and Bluetooth.

Multimedia

Just like the Tecno S5, the Techo P5 has a 5MP rear snapper plus an LED flash. The Tecno P5 camera can capture images at a maximum resolution of 2560×1920.

Another interesting bit is that, the Tecno P5 has a 2MP Front facing camera. This flagship grade feature is rare in most mid-tier level handsets.

Battery Life

The Tecno P5 has an 1800 mAh Li-Ion battery. This is a couple of units below the Tecno L3 handset.

However, this should not hurt your feelings as Tecno includes a complimentary power bank for each Tecno P5 purchase.

Tech Trends Diary Verdict

The Tecno P5 ‘prettier’ surrogate of the Tecno L3 handset.

I say this inclined to the significant beautiful design and the slightly powerful CPU.

Nonetheless, to cut on the costs, the Tecno P5 has a less powerful battery.

If the aesthetics of a device rank high on your priority list, the Tecno P5 is a budget phone you should consider.

Tech Trends Diary Rating

Tecno P5: [usr 6.9]

Competitors

Alternatives of the Tecno P5 include the Tecno S5, the Alcatel T’Pop and the Samsung Galaxy Pocket

Pricing in Kenya

Currently, the device has a suggested retail price of Ksh 8,999.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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  • Gichora

    Thanks Kevin, the information you provide is quite useful.

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    • Hi Gichora,

      Many Thanks, i appreciate the feedback :)

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  • kim

    i just didnt like the Tecno P5 it couldnt load any app but it seems there is a difference between P5 and P5s

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  • Franklin

    Hi,I av the tecno P5,it keeps on going off n on,sometimes it makes me being tempted to throw it on the wall coz of tht,av download the antivirus version but isn’t working what can I do?

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    • Hi Franklin,

      I feel you, the frustration of a faulty smartphone can be overwhelming.

      Most of the times it is due to a fault in an operating system. Thus, you might need to flash the OS to get rid of the problem.

      If the problem persists, it’s then due to the hardware. You should then compare the cost of having it fixed and that of purchasing a brand new smartphone.

      Hope everything will turn out fine.

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  • abdillahi

    Hi kevin my is abdillahi but I have a very big problem, I have a tecno p5s single line and is corrupted, I bought this phone in mombasa , lights, and now am in zanzibar, and here there is no software for p5s single line , is only for p5 dual sim, my tenco p5s when I power it on it just displaying only tecno logo. Nothing more stuck on boot, pleass kevin help me to bring my phone back to life, I really love it so much, this my whatsapp number +255767325638 I would like to communicate with u via whatsapp, please please please please please help me.

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