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Tecno POP 3

Tecno POP 3
Brand: Tecno
Category: Smartphones
  • Camera: 8MP
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio P22
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB
  • Display: 5.7 in
  • Battery: 3500 mAh

Our Rating

Overall rating is based on a singular usage by an expert at Techyangu.

6.9 3.5 1
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10
  • Camera 7 / 10
  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Usability 7 / 10
  • Connectivity 7 / 10

Tecno POP 3

Here is a summary of its features. 16GB ROM, 5.7″ Screen, 3500mAh Battery, 8MP Front Camera, Fingerprint Sensor and Android™ 8.1 Oreo. It is the second most affordable Tecno smartphone in Kenya after Tecno F1 which goes for 5,000 shillings. But the price of Tecno POP 3 in Kenya is Ksh 7,300. Find out more about its features in this article.

Face Unlock 2.0

The name of the Technology itself is “face scan” which helps you speedily unlock your phone. The way it works is this. You register your face when you scan it (feature found in settings). Once that is done the Tecno POP 3 will be able to recognize your face when the phone is locked to unlock it. This feature offers screen fill-light in dark environments to help unlock in low light scenarios. However, I would recommend using the more secure bio-metric fingerprint scanner because one can be shrewdly bypassed. The fingerprint scanner you will find on the back panel.

7 Levels beauty mode

Here is a phone that adopts an 8MP AI camera with an LED flash to enhance the brightness and clarity of its images. But we all know that an 8MP selfie camera on a phone worth this much can only do too much. And it is for this reason 7 levels beauty mode has been included here to add a natural retouch to the selfie images. The images look okay but I must warn you that they will not look like anything Tecno advertises on POP 3’ web page, not even close. And a rear 5MP rear camera is what you get on the back. Clearly this is a phone for the one who cares more about selfies.

Storage and more

Internal storage of Tecno POP 3 is 16GB and it runs on 1GB of RAM. The phone is also powered with HiOS based on Android™ 8.1 Oreo™ and has a 1.3 GHz clocked Quad-Core CPU. It has a 5.7 inch screen with a meek 480 x 960 pixels resolution. Tecno rightfully calls this display a ‘broad’ – rightfully I say by its price point’s standards. Other features include G-Sensor, front facing flash and 4G network connectivity.

Tecno POP 3 Battery

Consider factors such as demands on platform performance and the display size/resolution then you will understand why the 3500mAh battery of Tecno POP 3 lasts so long. Other times this phone will stay active even 2-3 days depending on your usage. Its battery performance will easily satisfy every user of this phone.

Tecno POP 3 - Specs

Summary

  • Display
    5.7 inches
  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Mediatek Helio P22
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1 GB
  • Battery
    3500 mAH
  • Front Camera
    5MP
  • Rear Camera
    8MP

General

  • Device Type
    Tecno
  • Model
    Tecno POP 3
  • Announced
    01-09-2019
  • Released
    01 September, 2019
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    154.3 x 75.4 x 9.95 mm
  • Protection
    2.5D Curved Glass
  • Colors
    Black, Blue, Purple, Gold

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD
  • Size
    5.7 inches
  • Resolution
    480 x 960 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    2.5D Curved Glass
  • Features
    - Capacitive Touchscreen
    - Scratch Resistant
    - Blue Light Filter
    - Multi-touch
    - 16M Colors

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    8MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    PDAF, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Portrait Mode, Digital Zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    5MP

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Mediatek Helio Helio P22
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    1 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Ambient Light
    - Accelerometer
    - Proximity

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    HIOS 5.5
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    3500 mAH

Network & Connectivity

  • Cellular standard
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • No of SIM slots
    2
  • USB
    MicroUSB 2.0

In the Box

  • Accessories
    Phone , Charger cable , Charger

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