Tecno Y2 is Still a Highly Recommended Cheap Android Phone in 2020

Going for a budget smartphone is, sometimes, the best if you’re not a heavy phone user or game addict.

You can actually get a cheap phone that can handle daily activities with ease and without glitches. This is where Tecno Y2 comes in.

This phone is one of its kind with average specs featuring a dual-core processor and Android KitKat operating system.

The phone is an entry-level smartphone that will handle social media smoothly, offering you a portable screen size that’s pocket-friendly.

Quick Details

  • OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Display: 4.0 inches
  • RAM: 512MB
  • ROM: 8GB
  • CPU: 1.3GHz dual-core
  • Rear Camera: 2MP rear and
  • Front Camera: 0.3MP
  • Battery: 1600mAh



There is nothing too spectacular about the phone. It has a small body that is wrapped in a small screen featuring plastic material. The removable panel is smooth with a camera and an LED flashlight.

On the screen, you’ll find a chunk of bezels with three navigation buttons on the bottom while the top has a selfie camera and a stereo speaker for calls.


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The Y2 has a small screen size of 4 inches with a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which is what you’ll mostly find on budget smartphones.

Tecno Y2 Display

You’ll get a decent viewing from the screen but don’t expect much from it though.


Hardware and Software

On the hood, the Tecno Y2 packs a dual-core Cortex-A7 processor which runs at a maximum speed of 1 GHz. This works alongside a RAM of 512MB.

While this may not deliver a solid performance, the RAM on the inside should be enough to handle low power task.

The operating system taking charge is Android 4.4 KitKat, which is still okay considering the budget status.


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Camera and Storage

The main camera is 2 megapixels with an LED flash. The camera will not capture quality photos, but at least, it’s still better than none. Well, you also get another snapper on the front dedicated to selfie lovers. This sensor only has 0.3 megapixels, which is nothing to cheer about.

Tecno y2 back

Using this camera for videos recording should not be your main focus because you won’t get your desired resolution.

The internal memory is 8GB and it has a slot for micro SD card on the inside. You can use it to expand the space but not beyond 32GB.


Other Features

The removable battery capacity on the Y2 is 1600 mAh. You’d need to charge it 2 to 3 times a day if you’re a heavy user.

It has a dual slot for SIM cards which you can use simultaneously to separate your business contacts and private life.

Instead of 4G LTE, you get a 3G fast network connectivity with WiFi and Bluetooth support. The phone comes preloaded with Facebook, Opera Mini, Palmchat and other regular Apps.


Price and Availability

Tecno Y2 is available in Nigeria and you can buy the phone on any local store at a range of prices depending on your location in the country.

You can also choose to order the phone online on Jumia and it will be delivered straight to your doorstep.

Get it here: Tecno Y2


Tecno Y2 Specifications

Tecno Y2 specs

General Features
 Brand Tecno
 Type Smartphone
 Operating      System Android 4.4 KitKat
 Type TFT Capacitive Touchscreen (16 million Colours)
 Size  4.0 inches
 Protection  –
 Multitouch  –
 Resolution  800 x 400 pixels
 Dimension 133.50 x 67.78 x 8.90 mm
 Colour Blue, Green, Black
 Weight 155g
 Cover Plastic
 2G Yes
 3G Yes
 4G  No
 WLAN  Yes, Wi-Fi Hotspot, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct
 GPS  Yes, A-GPS
 USB  MicroUSB v2.0
 Bluetooth  Yes, v3.0
 Internal 8 GB
 RAM 512 MB
 Processor 1.3 GHz Dual Core Cortex A7, MediaTek MT6572
 External MicroSD, Up to 32 GB
 Rear 2 MP, Autofocus, LED Flash
 Front 0.3 MP
 Capacity 1600 mAh Li-Ion
 Removable  Yes
Audio & Video
 Audio Jack Yes, 3.5 mm
 Loudspeaker Yes
 Vibration Yes
 Video Player Yes
Video Playing Resolution  –
Audio Player Yes
Other Features
 Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Emails, Instant Messaging
 Browser HTML
 Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient light, Compass
 Mobile TV  –
 Java No
 Entertainment Video Streaming, Video Player, Music Player
Document Viewer
FM Radio, Google Maps
Photo/Video Editor

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