Tecno pop 4 is a budget device that will come to market in 2020. It's one of the first with 2 GB of RAM and Android Go Edition operating system - a stripped-down version of Android that's optimised to run smoother on lower-end hardware. Right off the bat, we can tell it's built with quality and offers several advantages amid the trade-offs: comfortable to hold, with excellent autonomous operation and performance at 2 GB of RAM.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Pop 4 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, July 24
- Colors: Ice Lake Green, Dawn Blue
- Dimensions: 160 x 77.3 x 9.5 mm.
- Weight: 0 g.
- Screen: 6" inc, 480 x 960, IPS LCD
- Camera : Single, 5MP
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA
- Operating system: Android 10 (Go edition), HIOS
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
This smartphone looks beautifully designed. If you flip it over, you'll notice that it has a pretty cute back. It is made of plastic, but in a way that makes it nice to hold. The back can be removed, but that doesn't mean you can take the battery out. There are 2 SIM card slots and one memory card slot.
The dimensions and weight of the Tecno pop 4 suggest ease of use and nothing spectacular to signify an adaptation period to its use. The edges of the housing are rounded, the display is large enough and colorful.
Considering that this is a basic smartphone, the display is not characterized by flagship properties. There is a good quality screen protector that will provide you with screen protection for at least a few months. The low resolution is noticeable distinctly when playing videos.
The display itself is 6 inches diagonal with IPS LCD matrix and 18:9 aspect ratio. The pixel density per inch is low at just 179. The screen relative to the entire faceplate occupies just over 75%, which is an atypical figure for most modern smartphones on the market. Hints at fairly thick bezels on all sides.
The level of performance is important for people who rely on a fast and responsive device to perform everyday tasks, including photo editing, downloading files, social networking correspondence, etc. As a budget device, the Tecno pop 4 may provoke doubt that it will cope with them. The optimization and the choice of processor have helped the device run smoothly. It is based on a 4-core processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory. The operating system is Android Go with a proprietary HIOS interface.
With Tecno pop 4, you can continue to use 2 SIM cards. It handles the tasks given to it flawlessly, despite the slimmed down specs.
Tecno pop 4 is not a smartphone you would choose as you want super quality selfies and videos. It belongs to the budget class, which automatically means it's not a cameraphone. However, with a little more practice and with it, you can achieve enviable skills in capturing important moments of your daily life. Compared to the S15 Pro, its photos are more detailed.
The rear camera of the Tecno pop 4 is 5-megapixel and is equipped with dual flash. For selfies, there is another single camera - an 8-megapixel one with a single flash. There is no special shooting technology. You have to rely on the set modes and your own skills and knowledge. Video recording is at 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second - standard for a number of budget smartphones.
Against the modest specs described so far, a 5000mAh battery sounds impressive. That's exactly what the Tecno pop 4 has. As a result, autonomous operation is impressive. After a full day of use, you can count on about 50% charge. Thus, with more economical use, the smartphone can serve you up to 4 days. Unlike some competitors on the market in the same class, the Tecno pop 4 does not have fast charging technology.
Tecno pop 4 is an amazing representative of the cheap phones in the market. It combines everything you need to have a worthy assistant in your daily life. Its performance may not be at a flagship level, nor at an average one, but the autonomous work is impressive. This device is a dream of people who look at the need to charge their device every day with annoyance. Don't worry, you'll make it through a few days!
While the Tecno pop 4 doesn't have quality cameras, you can easily and conveniently create valuable footage with it. To enhance the light, a total of 3 flashes are provided.
Finally, we have to mention the quality workmanship, the beautiful colors and the fact that the device is comfortable to carry in your jeans pocket. It does not have dimensions that complicate its use.
Tecno Pop 4 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Pop 4 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Tecno.