Tecno Boom J8 Full Review, Features & Price

Tecno Boom J8 Review Unboxing
Tecno Boom J8 Review Unboxing

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.

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. 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??

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

    • 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?


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