After the fair success of the Tecno L7, the company decided to come out with the Tecno L8 as the successor of the former. That was later replaced with the L8 plus, and then the Tecno L8 Lite.
The L7 which all came to take over from wasn’t the worst of phones, but it just wasn’t a serious piece that Tecno could put in competition against phones from Infinix, Gionee, and other crazy companies.
The thing though is that although the L8 Lite took over from the L8 and L8 plus, it is a little down from the others consideri ng that it came in as a lighter version. That being said, it also came in cheaper.
For a better perspective, let’s get down to the review:
Build and quality
The Tecno L8 Lite doesn’t come as the most beautiful phone in the market. You won’t be wrong if you describe it as having a rather regular look. Still, when it comes to the build, there is nothing regular about its almost premium build.
In size, the Lite does not come as large as its previous brothers. While the smaller version in the line, the phone is very comfortable to hold and it is not heavy.
The body of the phone has a plastic cover which is very unique with a removable battery and camera that comes at the top side of the phone.
Although a mid-entry phone, it has a 5.0 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display which has up to 16 million colors and a resolution of 720 X 1280 pixels. This means that although you do not get the heaven and earth viewing angles, you still get one that is good.
The phone’s buttons are well placed and easily accessible on the sides.
Right now, most phones do not seek to give you the extremely loud volumes that used to comes with some 4 sim phones that were created by Chinese companies with phony names. All they are after is getting the audio at a decent volume, and get you the best of sound quality it can give. That is the same thing with the Tecno L8.
But more than most others, the quality is stressed probably because of the unspoken generous multimedia functionality it has.
What beats for me with this phone is definitely the battery life. Even when you find phones such as the Tecno Phantom 5 and others that are obviously bigger are running at 3030 mHA, the Tecno L8 has a battery that has a generous 4000 mHA capacity.
What this means is that with this battery, you can have a run time of up to 8 hours of talk time and over 200 hours of standby time. For a heavy user, you may not record these times.
No, the camera is not one of the things that the Tecno L8 can brag with since it is mostly like many others in the market. It comes with both front and back cameras.
While the front camera comes with 8MP, the front camera has 2MP. That, however, is where it comes the same with other since it has an autofocus just as it has HDR capability. With the HDR, you can easily get pictures taken even when the light is too bright or too low and still have a great picture.
Still, with the camera, there is LED flash that comes just as you get with most others. Also, it comes wit AutoFocus for the best picture snapping.
Storage and memory
16 GB internal space is what this phone comes with for all your files. If you want to have it expanded, there is a MicroSD card that takes as large as 128GB.
This is one of the things that makes the phone much of a multimedia phone since it has enough space to have all your mobile videos, music, pictures, and other multimedia files.
For the memory, what you get with this massive phone is a 1GB RAM. I must confess that I expected something way better than what Tecno is giving. In the least, I had my eyes set on seeing the phone with a minimum of 2GB RAM.
Software and Processor
Tecno L8 Lite has an Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. On the other side, the processor you get with the phone is 1.3GHz Quad-Core. When you bring all these together, there is no reason that you shouldn’t get the best of a mid-range phone performance.
Quick Specifications of the Tecno L8 Lite
- Screen Size:5 inches 1280 X 720 resolution
- Colors: Gold, white, and Black
- Body: Plastic build
- Memory: 1GB
- Storage: 16GB Internal and MicroSD card of up to 128GB.
- OS: Android v 6.0
- Camera: 8MP (3264 x 2448-pixel pictures) and 2MP front cameras of 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures
- Battery: 4000mAh Li-Ion
- Good battery life
- Very cheap
- The picture quality is better than most other phones.
- It comes with a premium and durable materials.
- Large storage space.
- One of the best for multimedia.
- No LTE support.
- The RAM is not the best for the storage space it has.
If you are someone who finds it very hard to drop your phone, this is what you should go for. In fact, if you are not a heavy phone user, you may not even need a power bank with this phone. The good news is that the battery life is not all that the phone has to offer since it is also cheap and it could just be the best you can get for multimedia.
The good news is that the battery life is not all that the phone has to offer since it is also cheap and it could just be the best you can get for multimedia.
In the mid-range line of phones, it will be very hard for you to find a phone that beats this when you consider the features it comes with and the asking price.
In the pack, when you but this phone what you get includes a charger, cable, earphone, case, and a protective film.
Online, you will be able to get the phone in stores such as Jumia at prices between 30,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira. I feel it’s a good bargain.