Tecno Boom J5 Device specifications

The Tecno Boom J5 is officially available in Nigeria. The Boom J5 was inspired by the hot selling Tecno Boom J7, but it features some slightly watered down specifications that make it slightly cheaper than its surrogate.

Tecno Boom J5 Technical Specifications
Display
Display Size: 4.5 Inches
Display Type: IPS LCD
Screen Resolution: 854×480 Pixels
Screen Resolution Density: 218 ppi
Screen Protection: None
You get a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with the Tecno Boom J5. The display boasts of a 854×480 Pixels resolution, a downgrade from the 1280 x 720 pixels display you will find on the Boom J7.
Also, the Tecno Boom J5 display lacks any form of screen protection and thus a screen protector will come in handy to keep scratches and smudges at bay.
Design
Dimensions: 132.8 x 68 x 9.5 mm
The Tecno Boom J5 features a slightly smaller frame obviously due to the smaller display and has a generic candy bar smartphone design.
The Boom J5 smartphone design is quite disappointing as it lacks the premium luster that makes its older sibling, the Boom J7, awesome.
However, it is commendable that Tecno decided to include the red notification light that surrounds the menu key as well as the Boom Speakers that are placed on lower bottom section of the Boom J5.
Performance
Operating System: Android Lollipop 5.1
CPU: MediaTek 1.3 GHz Quad-core
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 16 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB
The performance profile of the Tecno Boom J5 is the most exciting section of the smartphone. You get a technical profile that is exactly similar to that found on the Boom J7 with some significant improvements in terms of the operating system.
You get a 1.3 GHz Quad-core coupled with 1 GB RAM and some 16 GB for your files. The highlight of the boom J5 however, is that it runs Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box.
Compare this with the Android 4.4 KitKat that comes with the Boom J7 and you have one of the core reasons why the Boom J5 is a solid budget smartphone. Android Lollipop 5.1 is particularly famous for its battery saving abilities, a feature I can personally vouch for.
Camera
Rear Camera: 5 MP
Secondary Camera: 2 MP
LED Flash: Yes
The Tecno Boom J5 features a 5 MP rear camera and a 2 MP camera for your selfies. I can’t really say much about this as it is pretty much what you get on similar budget smartphones.
Battery and Extras
Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 1950 mAh
The Tecno Boom J5 features a Li-Ion 1950 mAh which provides enough battery juice to take you through the day.
Extras
Dual SIM


Tecno Boom J5 Specifications and Price

General 

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
4G NetworkNo
SIMDual mini SIM
StatusAvailable August 2015

Body

Dimensions132.8 x 68 x 9.5 mm
KeyboardTouchscreen
ColorsWhite, Black, Silver
CoverPlastic

Display

TypeIPS capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size4.5 inches, 480 x 854 pixels, 218 pixels per inch (PPI)

Memory And OS

Card slotMicroSD card, up to 32GB
Internal16GB
OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Processors1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT65820 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU
RAM1GB

Audio

Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
Audio port3.5mm jack

Connectivity

2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 mbs downlink; Up to 5.76 mbs uplink
4GNo
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
BluetoothYes
GPSA-GPS
NFCNo
USBMicroUSB v2.0

Camera

Primary5MP, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, panorama camera with LED flash
VideoYes
Secondary2MP, up to 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures

Battery

Capacity1950mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by
Talk time
Music play

Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML5
JavaNo
– SNS integration
– MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Image viewer and editor
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Preloaded apps –  Gmail, Gtalk, Google Now, Youtube, Flash Share, Facebook, Palmchat

Price

Price levelAbout 100 USD
Why you should buy the Tecno Boom J5
Great Performance Profile
Runs Android Lollipop 5.1
Value for money

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