Tecno released the W4 to the mobile phone market in April 2016.  This is the very first Tecno phone to run on Android 6.0 marshmallow Operating System.  Tecno W4 comes with a 16GB internal memory, which is extendable to  64GB.  Its 1.3 Ghz Quad-Core processor also makes it an impressive mobile device. After this, they went further to release the Tecno W3. This review will feature specs, features as well as Tecno W4 vs W5 Price in Nigeria, Kenya & Jumia.

The W5 is yet another Smartphone released by Tecno. The Tecno W5 also runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features 1.3 Ghz with its 16GB extendable to 64 GB. This write-up is however concerned about both the W5 and W4. We are going to review the two based on their specifications. Purpose of this review is to enlighten you on the two of them so that you can make informed decision when buying.

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tecno-w5-imageScreen size

Tecno W5: 5.5 inches

Tecno W4: 5.0 inches

Tecno W5 comes with a wider screen size than Tecno W4 .The 5.5 inches screen in W5 makes it a better choice for all purpose the end users may desire in a portable, pocket-size Smartphone. It equally serves gaming purpose better.

Design
Techno W5:
Bar Type. Dimension is 143.50 x 71.78x 8.90mm. Weight is 145kg. Body is protected by plastic body cover. Colors available are White, Red and Black.

Tecno W4: Bar Type. Dimension is 143.5 x 71.3 x 8.5 mm. its body is protected by plastic also. Weight is 143g

Tecno W5 has 143.50 x 71.78x 8.90mm. It is a considerably light phone and it can be slotted in the pocket without much ado. Its body weight is also relatively impressive. It gives impression the end user will not feel any extra weight when they put the phone in the pocket.  The plastic protection ensures it is protected from damage when there is impact against hard surface.  The color varieties ensure different end users can get their choices.

Tecno W5 too has plastic protected body and it matches W4 well in this regard. It is also available in different colors among which end users can make their choices. However, it s weight is 143g, which makes it a slightly lighter phone than the W5. Its dimension is also 143.5 x 71.3 x 8.5 mm, making it as slightly shorter phone than the W5. This dimension makes it more portable, but end users looking for more screen space may not like the slight reduction in dimension.

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Network

Tecno W5: 2G network is GSM 850/900/1800/1900. 3G Network is HSDPA 900/1900/2100. 4G is available. SIM is micro SIM. It comes with Dual SIM.

Tecno W4: 2G network is GSM 850/900/1800/1900. 3G Network is HSDPA 900/1900/2100. 4G network is available. Its SIM is also micro SIM and it features Dual SIM.

Tecno W5 end users have access to both 2G, 3G and 4G networks. This ensures faster browsing experience.  The SIMs are Micro SIMs and you must keep this in mind while buying.  It also features dual SIM.

The network features found in Tecno W5 are also available in Tecno W4. As a result, this may not be a good point of consideration by anyone looking for the better one between the two.

Display

Tecno W5: Screen Type is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. Screen size is 5.5 inches. Resolution is 480 x 854. Display colors are 16 million. Its Touch screen is MultiTouch.

Tecno W4: Screen type is IPS Touchscreen. Size is 5.0 inches. Resolution is 1280 x 720. Display Colors is 16 million and Touch screen is MultiTouch.

Tecno W5 features IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, making it one of the brightest and boldest you will ever find around. Its pictures are resultantly sharp and impressive.  Its screen size is 5.5 inches, making it large enough and functional for all gaming needs, while it still maintains its portability. Its 720 x 12850 resolution makes it sharp enough to meet the top quality picture requirement of the end user. Its 16 million display color also contributes to its color sharpness.  Its MultiTouch screen makes control very easy.

However, the Tecno W4 only comes with IPS Touch screen and it is only 5.0 inches, making the Tecno W5 a wider phone for better gaming experience.  However, both Tecno W4  and W5 comes with 1280 x 720 resolutions. As a result, both produce sharp and impressive picture and color sharpness.  Gaming experience and camera images are sure to look more impressive on the W5 than W4.

Media

Tecno W5: Auto playback includes AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, MP4, MKA. Its video playback include MP$/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player. It features FM radio. Alert Types are Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones. It features Loudspeaker and also a Handsfree 3.5mm Jack

 

Tecno W4: Auto playback includes AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, MP4, MKA. Its video playback include MP$/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player. It features FM Radio. Alert Types are Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones. It features Loudspeaker and also a Handsfree 3.5mm Jack

 

Both Tecno W5 and W4 seem to have similar media features.  They both feature FM Radio. Similar audio playback, similar video playback, Similar alert type and handsfree features. The media feature may therefore not be a good point to consider for any buyer seeking for the better one to buy between the two.

Camera

Tecno W5: Primary Camera is 13MP, autofocus with LED flash. Image resolution for the camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels. The Camera features LED Flash AutoFocus and comes with LED flash. The secondary camera on the other hand is 5MP.

Tecno W4: Primary camera is 8.0 mp. Image resolution for the camera is 2592 x 1944 pixels. The Camera features LED Flash AutoFocus and comes with LED flash. The secondary camera on the other hand is 2MP.

Tecno W5 comes with the autofocus feature, which enables it to capture clear and very sharp images with its 13MP primary camera and 5MP secondary camera. The LED flash also further improves ion the brightness of the images captured.

Tecno W4 on the other hand does not feature the autofocus feature. Also, it comes with an 8MP primary camera, which enables it to capture share and bright images but its images are never as sharp as what obtains on Tecno W5.

Tecno W4 vs W5 Price in Nigeria, Kenya & Jumia

Tecno W4 costs between N28,500 and N35,000 in Nigeria. it however costs KSh 8900 in Kenya. Tecno W5, on the other hand, costs between N41,500 and N45,888 in Nigeria. However, its price in Kenya is KSh 12,499.

Conclusion

The fact that both come with LTE 4G Network make the phones worthwhile. Therefore, they are worth their price tag.

 

 

 

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