3-Minutes Review: Tecno Y5

June 17, 2015

The Tecno Y5 is the latest addition by Tecno Mobile to their expansive budget smartphone portfolio. The Y5 is an upgrade of the Tecno Y4, another hot selling budget smartphone.

Here is what the Tecno Y5 has to offer.

Technical Specifications

[image] Tecno Y5 Price in Kenya


Display Size: 5-inch

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 195 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 5.0-inch 480 x 854 pixels IPS LCD display with the Tecno Y5. The 5.0 inch display is an improvement from the 4.0-inch display you find on the Y4.

It is, however, worthy to note that the Y4 has a screen resolution density that is slightly lower than that of the Y5. I guess the drop in the screen resolution density is the outcome of Tecno using the same 480p resolution on a larger display.


Dimensions: 140.2 x 74.5 x 10.6 mm

Weight: 150g

The Tecno Y5 has a design concept that is closely similar to that of the Y4. You get a blend of two or three and this works well in giving the smartphone a trendy appeal, something the younger smartphone generation likes.


Operating System: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

CPU: 1 GHz Dual-core


Internal Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

You get a 1 GHz Dual-core CPU and 1 GB RAM with the Tecno Y5. Its performance profile is exactly similar to that of the Y4.

I consider this a disappointment as I had expected at a Quad-core CPU.


Rear Camera: 5 MP

Secondary Camera: 2 MP

LED Flash: Yes

The camera profile of the Tecno Y5 is what separates the smartphone from its predecessor, especially if you love capturing selfies.  You get a 5 MP Rear Camera and a 2 MP snapper for your selfies.

Compare this with the VGA camera the Y4 uses to capture selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2350mAh

The Tecno Y5 has a Li-Ion 2350mAh battery. This is a battery capacity that I consider satisfactory if you consider the price tag of the smartphone.


Dual SIM


The Tecno Y4 is simply perfect for the buyer who is out shopping for a budget smartphone that prioritizes camera and battery performance.

Why you should buy the Tecno Y5

Great Design

Impressive Camera Specs

Awesome Battery Life

Cons of the Tecno Y5

Weak Performance Profile

Rivals of the Tecno Y5

Rivals of the Tecno Y5 include the Wiko Lenny and Microsoft Lumia 430


The Tecno Y5 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 9,999 in Kenya.

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