Tecno Boom J8 Specification, Pros & Price

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TECNO BOOM J8 is one of the latest product of the Tecno Andriod version of phone, which is the successor of ” Tecno Boom J7″ , which shook the African smart phone market some few years ago. Tecno Boom J8 is a smart phone that is created with a metallic edge frame.Though a lot of efforts was put into place to attain such great result unlike that which went into the budget status of the Boom J7 in terms of its appearance, the case turned around and became different with its successor. Tecno Boom J8 was released in 2016, and after a year, the phone still has a touch of class that got it a lot of lovers. Tecno Boom J8 comes with a multimedia experience. It comes with a huge IPS display, a 64-bit processor, more RAM, better cameras and a Boom headset unlike its predecessor Tecno Boom J7. Tecno boom J8 is an ideal choice for customers that want a superb smart phone without breaking the bank. it is also seen as a  great classic budget phone however, it doesn’t go without the saying “ there’s no such product as perfect”

 Pros of Tecno Boom j8

  • Amazing built design
  • Great rear camera
  • Affordable & durable
  • Average battery capacity

Design, Body and Display


 Tecno Boom J8 is created with a metallic edge frame, which its outcome resulted to the beautiful. Though a lot of efforts was put into place to attain such great result unlike that which went into the budget status of the Boom J7 in terms of its appearance, the case turned around and became different with its successor. Although the Tecno Boom J8 still sports a premium plastic body. Coming to design, apparently the design is ripped from the iPhone 6 which makes the phone sleek and stylish.  the design is more appealing to the eye. The look is more high-end this time. The handset crams in a massive 5.5-inch IPS display raising expectation of great wide viewing angles. That expectation is a bit tempered, though, by an HD amazing resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – still decent for a device like this.

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Camera and Storage

The Tecno Boom J8 is better-equipped than its predecessor for shot-taking. The main camera has been bumped to 13 megapixels and it features Led flash and Auto Focus which is positioned by the camera. In addition, the camera coupled with the flash have been designed to take impressive pictures even in low light areas.The selfie snapper has also received an upgrade to 5 megapixels which is an improvement on the J7’s 2MP camera. For storage, the phablet offers integrated capacity of 16 GB, which is expected to be expandable by up to 128 GB using a microSD card.

Performance Os & Software

Inside of this smart phone lies the ultra fast quad-core Media Tek MT6753 processor under the hood, the Tecno Boom J8 looks ready to deliver with enjoyable performance for a low mid-range smartphone.The 64-bit CPU is clocked at 1.3 GHz. It is paired a Mali-T720 graphics solution and RAM of 2GB capacity – for comparison, the Boom J7 had 1GB RAM. The Tecno Boom J8 is supposedly the first to be powered by Tecno’s newly-designed HiOS software, a custom version of Android 5.1 Lollipop.


Other Features

For superb sound, the Tecno Boom J8 will be accompanied by a Boom Headset. Audio quality is tuned by Maxx Audio technology, which ensures you enjoy great sound both via the loudspeaker or headphones. The alphabet is accompanied by a large 3000mAh Li-Ion battery with fast charge support and an ultra power-saving mode. It supports dual-SIM feature and LTE connectivity.

Pricing and availability

Tecno Boom J8 is available in Nigeria and Kenya. You can buy the music-focused smartphone at leading online stores in both countries. Tecno Boom J8 Price in Nigeria ranges from 44,000 to 52,000 Naira depending on your location in the country. Price in Kenya starts at around 14,899 KSh.

Tecno Boom J8 Specs In 2017

Here are a few specs of the Tecno Boom J8:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Tecno Hios UI
  • Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
  • GPU: Mali-T720 Graphics
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Numerous Colours
  • Dimension: –
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: –
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby


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


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, Autofocus
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: No
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0, USB On the Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Head phone Jack: Yes
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  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
  • Voice Control: No

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: No (download at store)
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Standby Time: –
  • Talktime: –

Where to Buy Tecno Boom J8

Jumia Nigeria – Jumia Kenya –  Jumia Ghana

How Much it Cost To Change the Screen of Tecno Boom J8

The repair of the screen of Tecno Boom j8 would cost a total of 10,600 in any carl care center nearest to you.

List of More Tecno Phones

  • Tecno Phantom 6
  • Tecno Camon CX
  • Tecno L8
  • Tecno W4
  • Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Tecno Boom J8’s Successor Tecno Boom J9