[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Unboxing

Tecno Boom J8: Unboxing and First Impressions

March 31, 2016
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It’s here, the Tecno Boom J8 is finally here.

The Tecno Boom J8 was one of the most anticipated budget smartphones of 2016 and is currently one of the best budget smartphones you can buy right now.

The nice guys at Tecno Mobile Kenya provided MobiTrends with a review unit hours after the device became available in Kenya (Merci!)

The Tecno Boom J8 will officially launch in Kenya on 2nd April 2016 at the Tecno Brand Day at the Garden City Mall.

The Boom J8 will have a suggested retail price of Ksh. 17,000 in Kenya.

Check out our brief unboxing review that provides an early glimpse of what to expect from the Boom J8, a smartphone that has the street cred of being the ‘best music smartphone in Kenya’

Here we go!

[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Unboxing

Packaging

The first thing you will notice about the Tecno Boom J8 is definitely premium packaging. You get two boxes sandwiched together by a thin transparent clam strip.

The packaging gives you an early premium appeal, a perception that mirrors the one i had when I unboxed the Infinix Zero 3.

[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Unboxing

You get a thick Blue Box that contains the Boom headphone and a svelte yellow package that houses the Boom J8 plus the complimentary accessories.

Inside the box (Yellow)

[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Kenya Specs

Inside the box, you will find;

  • Tecno Boom J8
  • AC Charger
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide
  • Warranty Shield
  • Sleek Black Box containing a Flip-on cover
  • Palm chat flier

Inside the box (Blue)

  • Headphones (Wine Red)

[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Headphone

First Impressions

Tecno Mobile did a fantastic job with the packaging. I mean having unboxed a number of swanky smartphones, I have to admit it, the Tecno Boom J8 definitely stands out.[Image] Tecno Boom J8 Unboxing

The headphone is obviously the prime Boom J8 accessory since the smartphone is designed to appeal to audiophiles or simply smartphone buyers who appreciate an urbane smartphone design while balling on a budget.

The Boom J8 is pretty, really pretty. It’s hard to ignore that the Boom J8 design mirrors that of the iPhone 6. I say this while specifically pointing out to the metal band that encloses the smartphone, the bezel positioning and the general design philosophy.

The Tecno Boom J8 feels solid in your palm and I bet you will feel your substantia nigra secreting an extra dose of dopamine when unboxing the smartphone.

My first impressions of the Tecno is definitely positive. I totally enjoyed unboxing the Boom J8. I am optimistic that the Boom J8 excellent form will match its function once I clock 168 hours with the smartphone.

Expect a full review of the smartphone in the next few days.

Drop anything you need to know about the Tecno Boom J8 in the comments section below :)

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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 :)

  • This Tecno is a game changer as music centric phones are concerned

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    • Hi Dennis Deno, True, the Boom J8 is awesome.

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    • So far, I am really impressed. They are really comfortable and have a great audio output

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    • Am really interested in those headphones especially their performance. Anyway, I think that was a smart move. It really augments to their concept of a music phone.

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  • Looking forward to the audio quality section of the review

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    • Yeah, won’t disappoint.

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  • Want to know about its camera functionality etc etc

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    • Hi Bony, Yeah, sure. Will include that in the review.

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  • Ihure Chris

    i would also love to know about the camera quality especially the front 5mp one if it delivers clear images which can be zoomed without loosing quality

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    • Hi Ihure,

      Duly noted. Will put that into focus – no pun intended :)

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  • 5.1.1 or 6.0/.1?

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    • Lollipop

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    • Hi Abuya Sadly, Android 5.1

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    • But upgradable

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  • In my opinion, a “budget android phone” should cost less than sh10,000.

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    • Hi John Mungai, I agree. The Boom J8 is tricky. It’s 16,999 price tag kinda makes it to lie between the entry-level and mid-range segment. For develop smartphone markets, budget phones cost less than 150-200 USD, but for Kenya, you are right Ksh. 10,000 is the price tag to consider.

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    • Dont be a miser….wengine wananunua hata za 90k

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    • Mky Cruiz, nitanunua airtime au nitanunua simu?
      Anyway, Tecno L5 looks interesting; Google it.

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    • #mky nitumie even 15k nubuy smartphone

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    • #john nisaidie reven 10 nibuy smartphone

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  • Price

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    • Hi Haji Bulukeyti, It costs Ksh. 16,999

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    • Coppied

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  • How much is it?

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    • Hi David Mcsniper Mungathia It’s Ksh. 16,999

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    • Can I pay for it on line

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    • Can I pay for it on line

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    • Can I pay for it on line

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  • Is j8 4g enabled

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    • Hi Kamaa Mwarangus, Yeah, it is

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  • I may ask what’s the different btn C5 and this J8,,,,I av my C5 En its awasome

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    • Hi Tiex Armstrong, The J8 has a larger display, double the RAM and Internal Memory. It also comes with HiOS out of the box and some very cool headphones :) But still the C5 is awesome.

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  • John

    Don’t forget to mention the extremely mediocre headphones in the review. The thing with techno is that they try to hide their substandard products with beautiful packaging and all. I understand that they are not high budget products but that will never work in the long run.

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    • LOL, “hide their substandard products with beautiful packaging”

      It seems like you already have the smartphone. I am actually enjoying the headphones. A couple of flaws here and there but John, they are better than the stock earphones that most vendors provide.

      Would love your feedback on the headphones, what exactly you don’t like about the headphones. I believe your perspective will be valuable.

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      • John

        I got the chance to access them from a tech company that was also handed the phone pre-release. Unless the pair I used was damaged, the sound quality on them is extremely poor it hurts. Their sound is very faint and lacks a hint of resolution. I would prefer – and I think any other user who uses them- to just get regular earphones compared to them.

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        • Oh, i see.

          Then i don’t get it. Maybe it wasn’t the final unit, a testing perhaps.

          But with gadgets, it all depends with your perceptive. If you are used to the 40K beats by Dre Pro headphones, the Boom J8 headset will sound less awesome. But if you are used to the stock earphones provided by vendors, the Boom J8 headphones will probably sound like heaven.

          But either way, i appreciate your feedback.

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  • How much is Tecno C5

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  • can you have hdphones only

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    • hey Munira Ahmed Abdi Unfortunately, you cant

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  • can you have hdphones only

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    • hey Munira Ahmed Abdi Unfortunately, you cant

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  • where can i get ths fone in eldoret?

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  • Hw much?

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  • how much is j5

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