Tecno i5 is a mid-range offering in its maker’s new i Series targeted at the Indian market. Thesmartphone comes with a high capacity battery, large HD display, quad-core processor, and decent RAM.

Tecno i5 Key Specs & Features

5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737T CPU with 2GB RAMAndroid 7.0 (Nougat)16GB Storage with support up to 128GB memory card13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front CameraFront and Rear FlashFingerprint Sensor (Front)4G LTE Data4000 mAh Battery

Design and Display

Featuring an elegant unibody design, the Tecno i5 has a body made of metal to show ruggedness. It is also a bit on the slim side at about 8 mm. The weight is just perfect at 160 grams. Tecno i5 comes in gold, black or grey finish.

There is ample screen estate for movies and games at 5.5 inches, when measured diagonally. The IPS panel promises decent wide-angle viewing, although screen resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels.

Camera and Storage

The Tecno i5 shows great promise in the camera department. You will find a 13 megapixel sensor on its rear. It offers autofocus and subject tracking features. This pairs with an 8 megapixel front facing sensor. Quality selfies appear on the card, in particular with flash also on the front.

Onboard storage stands at 16 GB, which is decent. You will be able to add up to 128 GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.

Performance and OS

As for processing power, the Tecno i5 packs a quad-core MediaTek 6737T chipset whose speeds top at 1.5 GHz. This gets backing from 2 GB of RAM. The available memory should boost performance beyond what an average budget device can muster. Running the device is Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. This has Tecno’s HiOS 1.1 lying on top of it.

Other Specs and Features

A large capacity 4,000mAh Li-Ion battery supplies juice to get the Tecno i5 going. You may expect this to last a full day, even if you are constantly tapping away on the phone. It doesn’t appear to enjoy backing of a fast charge technology, though.

There is a fingerprint scanner with anti-oil protection and this appears to perform very well. The 4G LTE device supports 4G LTE connectivity on its two SIM slots as well as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Tecno i5 also supports USB On-the-Go (OTG).

Pricing and availability

The Tecno i5 is targeted at the Indian market and is expected at a price of 11,495 INR in India. Tecno i5 is not yet available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya and it is not likely it even be available in those markets. If and when available, you can buy the affordable smartphone at leading online stores in Nigeria and Kenya. Tecno i5 Price in Nigeria ranges from 65,000 Naira to 95,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. Price in Kenya starts at around KSh 14,499.

Tecno i5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Tecno i5 Smartphone:

General Features

Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), HIOS 1.1Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Processor (MediaTek 6737T)GPU: –Memory: 2 GB RAMColours: Champagne Gold, Sky Black, Space GrayDimension: 151.48 x 76.28 x 8.05 mmWeight: 160 gSIM Type: Nano-SIMSIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)Screen Protection: –


Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, HD VideoRear Camera Features: Quad-LED Flash, AutofocusFront Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash


Built-in Storage: 16GB StorageMemory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GBBundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz2G CDMA 1X: No3G WCDMA: 2100MHz3G CDMA EVDO: No4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbpsEDGE: Yes3G/WCDMA/HSPA: YesHSPA+: YesCDMA EVDO: No4G LTE: YesWLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi Hotspot: YesBluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2 with A2DPNFC: NoInfrared Blaster: NoUSB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


SMS/MMS: YesInstant Messaging: YesPush Emails: YesEmail Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviDFM Radio: YesLoudspeaker: Yes3.5mm Jack: Yes


Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPSMaps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

Digital Compass: YesAccelerometer: YesProximity Sensor: YesLight Sensor: YesBarometer: NoPedometer: NoHeart Rate Monitor: NoGyroscope: NoFingerprint Scanner: Yes (Front)Iris Scanner: NoIntelligent Digital Assistant: NoMotion Sensing / Gesture Control: NoVoice Control: No

Other Features

Video Streaming: YesActive Noise Cancellation: –Wireless Charging: NoWater Resistant: NoDust Resistant: NoImage Editor: No (download at store)Video Editor: No (download at store)Document Viewer: YesDocument Editor: No (download at store)


Battery: 4000 mAh Li-ion BatteryStandby Time: –Use Time: –


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