Tecno Boom J8

The Tecno BOOM J8 is an ideal smartphone unveiled by Asian phone maker – Tecno Mobile in March 2016. It is an upgrade to the Tecno Boom J7 with major improvements in the design and overall user experience.

In comparison to Boom J7, the Boom J8 has a huge IPS display, a 64-bit processor, bigger RAM, better camera and a Boom headset. It is a budget-friendly smartphone that promises a great multimedia experience.

The TECNO Boom J8 comes with Tecno’s new customized User Interface called the HiOS, making the device one of the fastest smartphones in terms of performance.

The HiOS is designed with practicality firmly in mind; HiOS icons are sleek, intuitive and instantly distinguishable. HiOS has a user-interface that has a clean look and it isn’t cluttered in any way. The lock screen and home screen have minimalist designs.

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Tecno Boom J8 comes with a Boom headset which has stylish finishing, premium leather folding and fitting sound cavity. The headset and phone speakers utilize the Maxx Audio technology that filters the uncluttered sound and produce the best quality sound.

Tecno Boom J8

Tecno BOOM J8 Specifications

Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM 900 / 1800
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • 4G: FDD-LTE 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 20(800)
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro SIM, dual standby)
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop with HiOS UI


  • Dimensions: 153.3 x 76.84 x 7.35 mm
  • Weight: TBD
  • Display: 5.5-inch, 720 x 1280 pixels (320 PPI), IPS Capacitive touchscreen
  • Build: Plastic with metal trimmings
  • Colours: Super White. Space Grey. Champagne Gold


  • Processor Type: 64-bit Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MT6753
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity


  • Rear: 13 MP, 4864 x 2736 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Front-facing: 5 MP with flash


  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio: Max Audio + Boom Headphones
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes

Network and Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: microUSB v2.0
  • 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: No

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  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Tecno Boom J8

Other Features

  • Miscellaneous: Charming Breathing Light
  • Charging: Fast Charge – 15 min for 8 hours of phone calls
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3,000 mAh
  • Power Management: Ultra lower power mode
  • Launch Date: March, 2016
  • Availability: March 2016
  • Launch Price: ₦45,500 and ₦46,000
  • Colors: Black, White, Silver, Gold
  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: No (download at store)
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)
  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps