While Nigerians haven’t finished admiring the L3, Tecno released yet another low-end, but irresistible and feature-packed Android smartphone, the Tecno M3. Though it packs a less powerful battery than that of the L3, it beats its most recent predecessor in a many other aspects.
In this post, we’ll be looking at the features and specifications of the Tecno M3, and we’ll be comparing it to its brothers where necessary.
Design and display
Though the casing of most Tecno devices is made of plastic, the company hasn’t been faring badly in the area of design. And the M3 is just another proof of this. The device has a moderate shape, just like the P3.
Looking at the backside of the phone, the only features that make it different from the P3 are the camera and speaker openings. The M3′s camera is shaped like a square with curved edges, while the P3 has a round camera. And the P3 has a horizontal slit for the speaker, as against the sieve-like opening at the back of the P3.
Performance, processor, and memory
Tecno M3 runs on Android 4.2 (Gingerbread), and it is packed with a 1 GHz dual core processor and 512MB of RAM. Frankly, this combination is a bit disappointing. One would expect this phone to have 1GB of RAM as an improvement over the P3.
The M3 has 4GB of internal memory, which is a big improvement over the P3′s 512MB. And you can expand this to up to 32GB using a micro SD card. The device comes with a free 8GB memory card, though.
This is one of the selling points of the Tecno M3. For the first time, a Tecno low-end smartphone features a Polaroid with a resolution of 5 megapixels. And there’s a secondary camera in front, too.
The M3 may not have many reasons to set it wide apart from the P3 and L3, but it runs games and apps more smoothly and packs more internal memory — which means you won’t get those frustrating “low memory” notifications anytime soon.
Here are the full specs of the Tecno M3:
- Dimensions: 115.3 x 61.2 x 11.9
- Display: 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
- Networks: 2G, 3G
- OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Processor: 1GHz dual core processor
- Camera: 5MP rear camera, front camera
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, WiFi hotspot
- Battery: 1400 mAh Li-Ion