Tecno Boom J8 Full Review, Features & Price


Tecno Mobile has been doing so well when it comes to producing great mobile phones. We have seen the birth of the Tecno Boom J5 and Boom J7 which was among the best budget phones of 2015, and just as we had expected, it is the turn of the Tecno Boom J8 to shake the Africa markets.

Tecno Boom J8 is available officially, and we have got some official specifications of TECNO’s second Boom range of smartphones - Tecno Boom J8.

Tecno Boom J8 Review
Tecno Boom J8 Review

Where To Buy TECNO Boom J8 & Pay On Delivery

Jumia Nigeria |from N13,995 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Kenya |from Ksh3,530 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Ghana |from GH₵159 Click to View Price Offers!

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Key Features Of The Tecno Boom J8

  • 76.84*153.3*7.35mm dimensions.
  • 5.5 inch Display with 1080*720 resolution.
  • 2 GB RAM/16 GB ROM.
  • 3000 mAh battery.
  • 13 MP/5 MP camera with front facing flash.
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop (with TECNO HiOS) upgradeable to Android 6.0.
  • Notification Light a.k.a Breathing Light (you'd never guess where)

Build and Display

Tecno J8 Dual Boom Speakers
Tecno J8 Dual Boom Speakers

Tecno Boom J8 is a huge upgrade to its predecessors, and was inspired by the hot selling predecessors (Tecno Boom J5 and J7) which were released last year. It has a plastic and metal trimming design.

 Tecno J8 Side view with lock and volume up/down buttons
Tecno J8 Side view with lock and volume up/down buttons

Tecno Boom J8 is called a phablet device because it features a 5.5-inch IPS display featuring a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI). It shows off a slim body with round edges to make the device awesome and fit well in the palm. The device measures 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm.


Where To Buy TECNO Boom J8 & Pay On Delivery

Jumia Nigeria |from N13,995 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Kenya |from Ksh3,530 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Ghana |from GH₵159 Click to View Price Offers!

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Camera, Storage, Performance and Power

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There is a huge upgrade in the camera section of the Tecno Boom J8. The main camera comes with a powerful 13 MP sensor with LED flash, autofocus and HDR. While the phone front side sports fine 5.0 MP front facing camera for your selfies.

Tecno Boom J8 rear 13 MP camera with flash
Tecno Boom J8 rear 13 MP camera with flash

It has same built in storage capacity of 16 GB just as its predecessors and you will still be able to add up to 128 GB extra storage via the microSD card slot.

Tecno J8 is powered by a 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6753 Processor on a Mali-T720 GPU and equipped with a 2 GB of RAM which should enable decent multitasking, but unfortunately, it runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box which is upgradeable to Android 6.0 and comes with new Tecno custom UI called Tecno HiOS Ui - A feature that makes your 3000mAh battery last like a 5000mAh battery.

Streamlined UI

For example, you get a fresh set of icons and an interactive system layout.

Tecno Boom J8 icons

It was a difficult thing distinguishing TECNO devices from other Android phones apart from the TECNO's logo because they lack a unique user-interface that is peculiar to TECNO.

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The HiOS is designed with practicality firmly in mind; HiOS' icons are sleek, intuitive and instantly distinguishable. HiOS has a user-interface that has a clean look and it isn’t cluttered in anyway. The lock screen has a minimalist design and the same goes for the home screen.

For those who love to customize, there are different themes to choose from and I am sure that new ones will constantly be added.


The users will be able to customize the interface to suit their needs. A smarter and faster phone makes our life and business easier. After playing with the HiOS, I am impressed with what I saw, loads of online themes, fonts and wallpapers which are really beyond my imagination.


The device juice is provided by an ample non-removable 3000mAh Lithium-Ion battery, which should do a great job. It has a Fast Charge technology – 15 min charge can give 8 hours of phone calls. The Tecno Boom J8 is now available for purchase at any Nigeria online and offline stores.

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Tecno J8 Rear Uncover with Non-Removable Battery pack

They look awesome don’t they? Here is full specifications of the Boom J8.


  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE 800 / 1800 / 2,600
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, dual standby)
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS UI


  • Dimensions: 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm
  • Weight: TBD
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI), IPS Capacitive touchscreen
  • Build: Plastic with metal trimmings
  • Colours: Super White. Space Grey. Champagne Gold


  • Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6753
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity


  • Rear: 13 MP, 4864 x 2736 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 5 MP with flash


  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio: Max Audio + Boom Headphones
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes


  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0


  • Miscellaneous: Charming Breathing Light
  • Charging: Fast Charge – 15 min for 8 hours of phone calls
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh
  • Power Management: Ultra lower power mode
  • Launch Date: March, 2016
  • Availability: March 2016
  • Launch Price: About N26,000

Where to Buy Tecno Phones & Pay On Delivery

Jumia Nigeria |from N13,995 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Kenya |from Ksh3,530 Click to View Price Offers!

Jumia Ghana |from GH₵159 Click to View Price Offers!

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  1. Chris Oyoo says

    Is TECNO J8 in stock still?

  2. Nafiu says

    Comment:i love the phone, everything about it is superb. But my phone when it reaches 22% the battery used to run fast most especially when I’m using data,i don’t use the phone as i want when it reaches that percent. What is the problem??

  3. Kishore says

    Tecno boom j8 mobile is very nice mobile But sound is not working proper

  4. Elimi Dossa says

    Tecno J8

    it’s a very good phone.
    it’s work well

    it’s Nice phone

    I like it.

  5. nabale angel says

    Comment:does tecno boom j8 got spare in kampala shops? because my back cover is broken en i need one fr my phone

  6. Bariledum Kenule Tony says

    Please how much is tecno J8 now presently?

  7. psalms kwalombota says

    Comment:I de love this phone…nar be ma choice till whatever level..

  8. Barbie says

    i love Tecno boom j8

  9. Camerl says

    TECNO boom j8 I love the spec very beautiful and slim to every one taste………….best music phone

  10. Nana kay says

    if u buy, will they give you the headphone to it (pls not the small ones )

  11. King Uwah says

    Techno j8 boom is very much flexible to use with so many dynamic operation

  12. Tolani says

    I love how the HIOS maximizes battery management. Very important if you would be jamming music all day.

  13. jude says

    More grease to your elbow for this review… Do you think it will be possible to root Tecno boom j8 without causing damage to it

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      Thanks, and Yes of course, you can root the Tecno Boom J8 without causing damage to it

  14. wilson says

    can the tecno phantom 5 up grade to Android 6.0

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      sure it can

  15. dalesh says

    Tecno is alwasy user friendly……

  16. oyer deo Nebbi says

    just awsome

  17. @amikky says

    great phone, nice review, though you should be aware that a screen resolution of 720*1280 cannot add up to a pixel density of ‘320’ with a 5.5″ screen display., the pixel density is about 276 PPI

  18. ilechukwu emmanuel says

    wher can i buy d screen of this tecno j8 in Lagos Nigeria nd at what price pls….mine, spoilt nd I seriously need to change it.

  19. obagoblog says

    Nice features I must say except that I don’t like phones that the cover is attached to the battery…

  20. #M310N says

    Can’t wait to have this beast of a phone 🙂

  21. Kisakye Samuel says

    Tecno J7 is a nice phone but Tecno J8 is more Booming indeed!

  22. BABY BOY says

    I agree everything about it is sleek. From icons to apps

  23. Banks says

    Can any tecno Product beat the record of Infinix Zero3???

    1. BABY BOY says

      I need not say much, from UI and simplicity, we both know the J8 is better. aesthetics and ergonomics, again, J8 is better.

  24. Morish Maxwell Olango says

    I have seen tecno j8 just today in Arua, very interesting and affordable. put samsung aside i tell u!

  25. Rachael says

    This phone is wow…it need to be rewarded

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      yes indeed

  26. BustScam says

    Choi, I would love to have this for free tooo

    The phone is superbly amazing

  27. destiny augustine says

    is it in nigeria?

    1. Tunde Lawal says

      you’re carrying last in 2016??? It is already in market.

  28. Luke says

    The phone z very good wit such spec.

  29. joel says

    boom j8 is more than a phone.I bought one on sighting

  30. Idoga Adah says

    Rili wanna kno if it can b upgraded to 6.0 marshmellow??

    1. Tunde Lawal says

      on Tecno’s forum (Tecno spot), it was mentioned that it can be upgraded to Android 6.0.

      I’m patiently awaiting how it will be done too.

      Are you a member of the fan forum?

  31. Frank ibezim says

    This new tecno product is blowing my mind I would love to get one

  32. samuel says

    Comment…whish I had this phone already

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      This is the type of phone that can make you drop your present phone

  33. Stiiz says

    Nice phone, I’m already dreaming of owning one.

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      Tecno is always a great choice

  34. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment… Good idea of a new os

  35. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment…thanx for the camera but is it well flavoured?

  36. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment…when will it be available in uganda?

  37. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment…but is it 4G?

    1. Tolani says

      Yes. 4G is full enabled. Just connect and cruise on.

  38. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment…atlist that battery but j7’s was wanting

  39. andrew sserwabwe says

    Comment…tecno best ever. But does it suport otg its a great feature

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      yeah, it does support

  40. Ope says

    Comment…Nice one from Tecno.

  41. Techycarole says

    I am impressed with the specs . Another good music phone from tecno mobileT

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      all Tecno Boom phones are designed to focus on music and photos

  42. orator00 says

    It’s a nice thing that Tecno is coming with their own OS

  43. sholibor says

    wow, what a lovely design

  44. oluomo23 says

    I still rocking my boom j7, waiting for this one patiently

    1. Samuel Afolabi says

      Trust me, you will leave your J7 for this

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