This is Tecno F3 (POP 1) – The Budget Phone with 18:9 Screen to Body Aspect Ratio

Call it POP 1 if you want, the Tecno F3 is one of the F-series entry-level devices designed by Tecno mobile.

Tecno F3 is an improvement upon Tecno F2. As such, it comes bigger, bolder, and better.

Find in this extensive review of the POP 1 what the beautiful smartphone has to offer, what it lacks as well as how well it can handle the Android system.



Tecno F3 is built with a similar all plastic body and shape like its predecessors – Tecno F1 and Tecno F2.

On the rear side of the phone, you’ll find the camera and dual flash arranged at the top right corner. And just a little beneath the camera and dual flash, towards the center, you’ll find the Tecno logo embossed on the removable rear cover.

Aside from the logo, camera and dual flash, the rear of the POP 1 is pretty plain – there’s no fingerprint sensor on the Tecno F3.

Tecno F3 Camera

At the side, the right-hand side, you’ll find the volume and power buttons. There’s no button on the left-hand side.

At the front of the Tecno F3, you’ll find the selfie camera, speakers, a flash and other sensors arranged in a groove at the top of the screen. Below the screen and on the bezels, you’ll find the three capacitive keys: Menu, Home, and Back button.

That’s pretty much all there is about the design. It’s crafted similar to the F1 and F2 if you’ve ever seen one of those.


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The Tecno F3 features a massive 5.5 inch IPS display screen with a 960 X 480 pixels resolution. It sports a display with slightly curved edges for better grip. The rear cover is all plastic and features no antenna lines.

It is designed with the 18:9 screen to body aspect ratio. This is quite comfortable and provides more than enough real estate for gaming, watching movies or multitasking. However, the resolution is quite poor, though way better than the one found on either the F1 or F2 series.


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The smartphone features the same 5MP rear camera as the F1 and F2 series. Though the F3 comes with a better 5MP selfie camera, unlike the F1 and F2 which sport a meager 2MP selfie camera.

So, expect better selfie photos from the F3 as compared to its predecessors.


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Hardware and Performances

The Android phone features a Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor, Mali-400 MP2 GPU, and 1GB RAM.

It’s also equipped with an 8GB internal storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB with an external micro SD card. The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.


Battery Life

It’s powered by a massive 2400mAh removable cell. The battery gives a standby time of up to 9 hours with heavy browsing over 3G network.


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Who Should Go for the Tecno F3?

It’s an entry-level device and as such, comes with midrange features.

Considering its excellent performance, pretty much anyone will be happy with the device. But if you’re picture savvy, you might want to stay away from it.

If you’re new to the smartphone world, the Tecno F3 (POP 1) can serve as a perfect first device. Also, if you’re looking for a backup phone, the F3 is a great option considering its low price and great performance.

Get it here: Tecno F3 (POP 1)


Tecno F3 (POP 1) Specifications


tecno f3 blue

General Features
 Launched April 2018
 Operating   System Android 7.0 Nougat
 SIM Dual (Micro) SIM
 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution 480 x 960 pixels (18:9 Ratio)
 Dimension 151.5 x 71.89 x 8.5mm
 Colour Champagne Gold, City Blue
 Weight N/A
 Network 2G, 3G
 WLAN WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
 USB Yes
 Bluetooth Yes
 Processor 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580
 Card Slot MicroSD Up to 32GB
 Back 5MP with Dual Flash
 Front 5MP with Flash
 Capacity  2400mAh
 Sensors Proximity, E-compass
Antenna In-built Radio Antenna


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