Tecno J8 Boom vs Tecno W4 Unique Review

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Tecno J8 Boom vs Tecno W4 Unique Review

Tecno J8 Boom vs Tecno W4 is a unique review on two recently introduced great Tecno devices, one has great specs and accessories but with a high price while the other came with some features J8 do not have but is more affordable, so we ask, “if you really want to go Marshmallow on the more affordable Tecno W4, what will you be missing on J8 Boom?”.
Compare-Tecno-J8-Boom-vs-W4
Tecno J8 was released with much fanfare and it certainly worth the hype with impressive specifications and reviews following it. However, while the hype was blazing hot especially with the new Tecno HiOS, some tech-savvy folks were asking;

- Why not Marshmallow?
- Is the 4G really working?
- Why only 3000mAh?
- Why is it not more affordable?

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To answer these questions, we introduce the Tecno W4, the first Tecno device to come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out-of-the-box and much more affordable. If you really care about the listed questions and want to go for W4, here is what you might be missing on J8 Boom and the alternative available as we compare Tecno J8 vs Tecno W4.




Here We Go!
First, the full spec of Tecno J8 Boom vs Tecno W4

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Tecno J8

Tecno W4
Android 5.1 Lollipop 
with HiOS UI
OS
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
GSM/EDGE/WCMDA/4G LTE
Network
GSM/EDGE/WCMDA/4G LTE
153.3x76.84x7.35mm
Dimension
143.5x71.3x8.5mm
5.5” HD IPS Touchscreen
Display
5.0” HD IPS Touchscreen
1280x720 HD
Resolution
1280x720 HD
1.3 GHz Octa Core
Processor
1.3 Ghz Quad core
13.0 MP AF Rear w Flash and
 5.0 MP Front Selfie w Flash
Camera
8.0 MP AF Rear w Flash and
2.0 MP Front Selfie
2 GB
RAM
1 GB
16 GB internal w expandable slot
Storage
16 GB internal w expandable slot
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Connectivity
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
G-Sensor, Light, Accelerator and Proximity Sensor
Sensor
G-Sensor, Light and Proximity Sensor
3000mAh
Battery
2500mAh
Dual Micro Sim
Sim
Dual Micro Sim
N41,000
Price
N27,000
Fast Charging, Breathing Light,
Low power mode
Extra
White, Black and Gold options


OS

Yeah the J8 Boom came with the much hyped HiOS with neat icons, sleek operation, iPhone-like interface and Tecno claim it has better battery performance, but I’m sorry to disappoint some peeps, no matter the covering it is still a Lollipop Android version 5 and with the hype, it is less likely that Tecno will be offering an upgrade in the nearest future, Meanwhile Tecno W4 comes straight with the latest Android 6 Marshmallow which obviously does not need further hype, performance speaks for itself.

Network

Ok, with the activation of nTel 4G network, everyone is buzzing about 4G devices. Tecno W4 is the first and most affordable Tecno product with 4G LTE network capability. J8 follows

Dimension

Smartphones are getting bigger and Tecno J8 is more of a phablet than a phone, so if you are not really a fan of the extra inches, then Tecno W4 should definitely fit well into your hands

Resolution

Tecno J8 Boom definitely kill it with a decent PPI of 320 on a 5.5’ screen so you actually have a better pixel index on the same 1280x720px on a 5” screen of the Tecno W4
Tecno-W4-HD-Screen

Processor

Tecno J8 Boom sits on top a 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6753 octa core processor with a Mali-T720 GPU graphic engine and this is definitely decent for new 3D HD games and HiRe movies, Tecno W4 is not lagging though with a 1.3GHz quad core processor and will certainly run your HD games smoothly.

Camera

J8 Boom carries a 13 MP camera on the rear and it delivers crisp pix while W4 is fitted with a 8 MP rear camera. If you take into consideration that the previously hype Tecno J7 came with the “impressive” 8 MP rear camera, you would realize that you can still get decent shots with Tecno W4 8 MP camera
Tecno-J8_Boom-Camera

RAM

Tecno W4 really got it wrong here, the meager 1 GB RAM is really a far cry in 2016 and definitely should have been better, J8 comes with 2 GB RAM

Storage

From experience, this is certainly a match for both phones as 16 GB ROM storage can be expanded with a microSD card up to 128 GB storage capacity.

Connectivity

Definitely the same for the two

Sensor

Both still cannot sense where the cash lies so every other thing is a match for the two devices.


Battery

Aha! If you had thought that J8 Boom was stingy with a 3000mAh non-removable battery powering a 8 core processor, you would be dumbfounded when you see the 2500mAh of Tecno W4. Both devices promises to enhance the performance of the battery with their respective new OS but to be on the safe side, you will definitely need a power bank for either of the devices you eventually go for.
Tecno-J8_Boom-Battery

Sim

Dual Standby Micro Sim on both slot so it is finally time to throw away the Mini Sim jacket


Extras

That big boom black and red headphone you see on most Tecno J8 adverts is really enticing and it is good for its value but buying the Tecno W4 with certainly leave you some extra cash to get any headphone or earpiece that you like at lesser price. And you also get the charming breathing lights (lol) fast charge (15 mins for 8 hours usage “theoretically), Ultra Low power saving mode on J8 Boom
Tecno-J8_Boom-Headphone

Price

Yeah, Finally!
The vendors are giving slightly different prices as you can see below

Tecno J8 Boom

Konga N44,500
Jumia N45,500

Where to Buy Tecno W4 and Tecno J8 Boom?




Buy from Konga

N23,000




Tecno W4

Konga N23,000
Jumia N25,000


So tell us in the comment box, which one you are going for Tecno W4 or Tecno J8 Boom, considering the OS, affordability etc.

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4 Comments for "Tecno J8 Boom vs Tecno W4 Unique Review"

Abeg make I continue dey flex my C5

At least e better pass Phantom 5 @ 90k now

I don't like Tecno so I hardly patronize it

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