Tecno Boom J8 Review: Features, Specs & Design

Tecno Mobile fans were excited to see the release of the Tecno Boom J8. The Tecno Boom J7 won the heart of its users, to know that there is an upgrade to our favourite phone sends chills of happiness down our bloodstream, we’re glad to have the Tecno Boom J8 Reviewed.

Tecno Boom J8

TECNO might not be one of the BIG brands when it comes to Mobile Smartphones but for some reason, they have been able to rival other smartphone tech giants especially in this part of Africa.

This is not in any way magical, but for some obvious reasons. Flagship Smartphones as produced by big brands such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, iPhone, BlackBerry, etc. are usually premium brand and targeted for the high class and those who can afford to spend such whooping amount on a Smartphone.

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Tecno Mobile is a Chinese mobile phone manufacturer. The company was started in July 2006 in Hong Kong with its first research and development centre in Shanghai, China. Market survey conducted by this company showed Africa as the most lucrative region to focus its business; in 2008 it stopped doing business in Asia and focused on Africa.

As at 2013, Tecno had its presence in 12 African countries with an average market share of 20% in each country. Tecno included premium features as found in Flagship smartphones into their products and gave them to the market at a very affordable price. Hence, Tecno found way though the market and has continued to be a force to reckon with in the African smartphone market.

Hey, before we get carried away, here’s our Tecno Boom J8 Review: Features, Specs & Design. We’ll be focusing mainly on the features of this new phone, its specifications, design, and price.

Tecno Boom J8 Review: Design

Charming look, premium design; the Tecno Boom J8 is a smartphone that feels great on the palm. The device is primarily made of plastic and has metal trimmings with slightly curved edges, the Boom J8 can be held in the palm for an extended period of time without causing some form of discomfort to the palm.

Tecno Boom J8

The device is easy to pick up and is apparently the slimmest Tecno smartphone we have seen so far. The Tecno Boom J8 has looks similar to that of the iPhone 6s Plus, the flexibility and ease of handling is second to none.

Just a feel of the Tecno Boom J8 in your palm is enough to convince you get one for yourself.

Tecno Boom J8 Review: Price in Nigeria

The Boom J8 is a middle-range budget phone and definitely not the cheapest smartphone out there, but you can be sure to get value for your money when you purchase the Tecno Boom J8.

Tecno Boom J8

The Boom J8 which was officially launched on 31st March 2016 has its price ranging between N42, 000 and N46, 000. The difference in price would depend on where you choose to buy this product.

In as much as you may want to get the Boom J8 from the cheapest source, you should be careful to get it from a reliable source.

You can place an order for this product from a reliable source online and get it delivered to your door step.

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Tecno Boom J8 Review: Features

The Boom J8 has a front facing camera and a flashlight to enable taking selfies even in low light. The 13MP rear facing camera is also accompanied by a flashlight and pictures taken are crystal clear. The fact that the Boom J8 has no camera bump is a plus for Tecno.

We would have loved to see a full HD screen on the Boom J8, but the HD IPS screen with 1280 x 720 resolution makes the display really clear and crispy.

Tecno Boom J8

Removing the back cover of the Tecno Boom J8 reveals the dual SIM port and the MicroSD card slot. The 3, 000 mAh battery of the Boom J8 is non-removable.

Talking about battery, Tecno touts fast charging for the Boom J8, claiming that with 15 minutes charging, you can get up to 8 hours of battery use. The boom J8 has the ability to run for a whole week without charging on Standby Mode.

The Boom J8 is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory with a MicroSD Card slot that supports up to 128 GB.

Quite disappointing is the fact that the Boom J8 came preloaded with Android Lollipop OS 5.1 as against the expected Android Marshmallow OS 6.0 which is already available on several Android Smartphones. But we are certain an update is around the corner and would be rolled out soon.

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Tecno launched its own UI on the Boom J8 which is known as HiOS (sounds like iOS, right? LOL). This UI increases the speed and fluidity of this smartphone plus the fact that it allows users an added ability to customize their Android experience on the Boom J8.

The Boom J8 has its head jack on the top of the phone, volume control buttons and the power button are perfectly placed on the right hand side of the phone such that they can be easily reached by the thumb and the speaker of the phone is placed at the bottom and powered by Maxx Audio Technology.

Tecno Boom J8

The much touted BOOM headphone is one of great fashion. It has made of premium leather folding and fitting sound cavity; the stylish finish is equal to no other, lovers of music would definitely embrace this headphone, get plugged and go BOOM! BOOM!! BOOM!!!

Tecno Boom J8 Review: Specs

  • Network: GSM/WCDMA/LTE
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop Based on HiOS UI
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI), HD IPS Capacitive touchscreen
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Colours: Super White, Space Grey, Champagne Gold
  • Processor Type: 64-bit Mediatek MT6735 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: MicroSD support up to 128 GB
  • Back Camera : 13MP with Flashlight
  • Front Camera : 5MP with Flashlight
  • Sensors:Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh
  • Charging: Fast Charge Support
  • Free Headset


The Tecno Boom J8 is not just an upgrade from the Boom J7 but a MEGA phone of its own. Tecno indeed went BOOM on this one. We are glad to have our own custom HiOS on the Boom J8, and the premium look and design makes the J8 charming to behold.

We would have expected to see the Boom J8 come with Android Marshmallow OS 6.0 but while we embrace the preloaded Lollipop O.S 5.1, we can only hope to see an update soon.

The Tecno Boom J8 comes with a free pouch and Headphone – Boom Heaphone. Get the Tecno Boom J8 and get BOOMED already!


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