Tecno has just released a new low-end device, the S3. This phone is closely similar to the likes of L3 and M3, except, probably, in the aspect of design. In fact, one might wonder why Tecno came up the device in the first place, since it has no uniqueness in terms of features and specs.
Nonetheless, we will be reviewing the new Tecno S3 in this post. So, read on to find out if this device can influence your buying decision.
As is the case with Tecno’s 3-range of phones (B3, T3, N3, P3, L3, and M3), the new Tecno S3 also spots a 3.5″ capacitive touchscreen display. And its resolution is just the same as that of its predecessors. So, as stated earlier, Tecno has added no improvement to this aspect of the device.
The new S3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, just like the L3 and M3. So, if you’re on the lookout for a Tecno phone that will easily run apps and games that are only Jelly Bean-compatible, this device would be a good buy.
Processor and memory
Again, no real improvements here. The S3 is powered by a 1GHz processor, and it packs 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. As expected, the internal memory can be expanded to up to 32GB using a microSD card.
On paper, it doesn’t seem that the new S3 would trump its predecessors in terms of performance. However, a hands-on check would be a telling proof of the reality.
The new Tecno S3 flaunts two cameras: On the rear side of the device lies an XMP camera, while a smaller XMP camera lies of the phone’s “forehead”. So, like its predecessors, the device is capable of video calling (via Skype) and camcorder functions.
The device comes with a 1400 mAh battery. While this battery may be okay for the device, it isn’t for Tecno’s reputation as a company because there’s one big question they have to answer: Why should M3 and S3 come with 1400 mAh batteries when the earlier released L3 (which has the same specs) has a stronger 2400 mAh battery?
In all other regards, such as sensors, pre-loaded apps, connectivity options, network capabilities, and so on, the S3 doesn’t in any way differentiate itself from its predecessors.
Below are the full specs and features of the new Tecno S3:
- Dimensions: 116 x 62 x 11.9mm
- Display: 3.5″ TFT capacitive touchscreen
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 3.75G
- OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- Processor: 1.0GHz MT6572M dual core processor
- Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable)
- Camera: 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
- Sensors: G-sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, USB
- Battery: 1400 mAh