Tecno Y6 Specifications Review

September 15, 2015

The Tecno Y6 is a budget Android smartphone that launched a couple of months ago and is an ‘upgrade’ of the Tecno Y5.

I used the quotes in the above statement, since the two smartphones have an almost identical specification profile.

The Y6 features a generic entry-level specifications profile with its highlighted feature being its massive Li-Ion 2350mAh battery.

Here is what Y6 smartphone has to offer.


Tecno Y6 Technical Specifications


Display Size: 5.0 inches

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 480 x 854 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 196 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 5.0-inch IPS LCD display with the Tecno Y6. This is exactly the same display profile that you get with the Y5.

The smartphone display has a 480 x 854 pixels resolution, which is pretty much the basic you can get on an android budget smartphone right now.


Dimensions: 140.2 x 74.5 x 10.6 mm

The design concept of the Tecno Y6 is definitely one of the factors that makes the smartphone stand out from the crowd.

You get a beautiful combo of two exterior colors, a design concept that closely mirrors the one you will find on Microsoft Lumia smartphones.

The design is in fact makes it easy to differentiate between the Y6 and the Y5.


Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat

CPU: 1.0 GHz dual-core Cortex-A7


Internal Memory: 8 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

You get a 1.0 GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU coupled with some 1GB RAM with the Y4. I feel that Tecno Mobile was rather mean on the performance profile of the smartphone, considering that Quad-Core CPUs are now the standard for budget Android smartphones.

Also, there is an issue. The Tecno Y6 runs Android KitKat out of the box. Android KitKat is fine, but it will be awesome if TECNO seeds outs a Lollipop update to keep up with the horde of Android 5.0 Lollipop smartphones that have recently launched.

Apart from that, you get 8 GB for your files and a slot that can handle up to 32 GB of Micro SD Storage.


Rear Camera: 5 MP

Secondary Camera: 2 MP

LED Flash: Yes

The Tecno Y6 boosts of a 5 MP snapper as your primary camera and a 2 MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 2350mAh

The battery capacity of the Tecno Y6 is feasibly the highlight of the smartphone. You get a Li-Ion 2350mAh, a capacity that is adequate to take you through a day or two of moderate usage.


Dual SIM


The Tecno Y6 is an interesting smartphone. Before writing this specifications review I actually hadn’t realized how much the Y6 was alike to the Y5.

Related: Tecno Y6 vs. Tecno Y5

My reasoning is that the Y6 is simply the Y5 but in an attractive design that makes the smartphone trendy and appealing to the younger smartphone buyers.

Concisely, the Tecno Y6 is among the best smartphones priced under Ksh. 10,000.

Why you should buy the Tecno Y6

Fantastic Design

Excellent Battery Life

Attractive Price Tag

Cons of the Tecno Y6

Weak Performance Profile

Rivals of the Tecno Y6

Rivals of the Tecno Y6 include the Microsoft Lumia 430 (Ksh. 6,699) and Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 (Ksh. 8,899)

Price in Kenya

The Tecno Y6 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 8,899 in Kenya.

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