The Tecno i5 & i5 Pro are two of the new smartphones that were released in the Tecno i series into the Indian market some days ago, the others being the Tecno i7, i3 and i3 Pro. The Tecno i5 and i5 Pro are mid-range smartphones that pack specs appropriate for their price tags.
The specifications and features of the Tecno i5 and i5 Pro are basically the same, except for some differences in the storage aspect.
Tecno i5 & i5 Pro Specifications, Review and Highlights
Design & Display
The Tecno i5 and i5 Pro come with 5.5-inch displays with HD (1280 * 720) pixel resolutions. They have metal unibody designs, are 8.05mm thick and weigh just 160 grammes.
Both smartphones use capacitive navigation buttons and a physical home button into which an anti-oil fingerprint sensor is embedded.
Storage & Processor
The Tecno i5 comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage while the i5 Pro comes with a higher 3GB RAM capacity and 32GB of internal storage space. The smartphones feature microSD card slots through which the internal storage capacities can be further expanded.
Both smartphones use quad-core MediaTek 6737T processors with a cock frequency of 1.5GHz. Details about their graphics processors aren’t known.
A 13MP camera with a LED flash is present at the rear of the Tecno i5 smartphones for taking quality pictures, and selfie-lovers are well-taken care of with a 8MP camera (also with LED flash) upfront.
Battery & Connectivity
The Tecno i5 & i5 Pro pack 4000mAh batteries which are capable of lasting a whole day, even on heavy usage. The phones sadly don’t come with Tecno’s new Rocket Charging fast charging technology which guarantees a 20% faster charging time than regular charging.
The Tecno i5 and i5 Pro run on Android 7.0 Nougat with version 1.1 of Tecno’s custom UI, HiOS layered on top with exta features and customisations.
Tecno i5 & i5 Pro Full Phone Specifications
|Model||Tecno i5 & i5 Pro|
|Announced||April 16, 2017|
|Released||April 19, 2017|
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G Network||LTE with VoLTE|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM|
|SIM Count||Dual SIM|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)|
|4G||Up to 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|Dimensions||151.48 * 76.28 * 8.05 mm|
|Build||Metal Unibody Design.|
|Colors||Champagne Gold, Sky Black & Space Grey|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||720 * 1280 pixels|
|Yes, LED flash (Primary) | (Secondary)|
|Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Tecno HiOS v1.1|
|64-bit MediaTek 6737T|
|Expandable up to 128 GB (microSD) [dedicated]|
|Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Anti-oil fingerprint sensor|
|Yes, Bluetooth v4.2|
|Bluetooth Profiles||A2DP, LE|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
|USB Type||Yes; USB v2.0|
|USB On-the Go (OTG)||Yes|
|GPS||Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player|
|Yes, 3.5mm Jack|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Availability and Price of Tecno i5 & i5 Pro in India & Nigeria
The Tecno i5 and i5 Pro are already available in certain cities in India in Champagne Gold, Sky Black and Space Grey colours.
The i5 costs Rs. 11490 in India (N55000 in Nigeria) while the i5 Pro costs Rs. 12990 in India (N62000 in Nigeria).