Every now and then, there comes a brand that, apparently, emerges out of nowhere and takes over the entire world completely. From IBM, to Toms, to chilled pure water that does things to your spirit, there’s always that one brand that seems to effortlessly be doing something inexplicably phenomenal with their brand. Right now, in…
Every now and then, there comes a brand that, apparently, emerges out of nowhere and takes over the entire world completely. From IBM, to Toms, to chilled pure water that does things to your spirit, there’s always that one brand that seems to effortlessly be doing something inexplicably phenomenal with their brand.
Right now, in the NGI (Nigerian Gadget Industry; and if that wasn’t a thing before, it is now), that brand is TECNO. Ever since they dropped the TECNO Boom J7, they’ve steady given us straight hits that are a perfect blend of both price and quality.
Think about it, how many brands do you know have a Nigerian artist named after them?
Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
While you ready your response, let’s talk about two phones that have definitely caught everyone’s eye in the past year.
It takes a lot to squeeze an entire Transformer in the common man’s pocket, but TECNO somehow manages to do that with their phones. And this is exactly why the Phantom 5 and the Camon C8 have stolen two spots in the Top 5 Android Smartphones to get During Valentine. Really, TECNO is already 40% of the reason you would maybe, probably, get married this year. Wouldn’t bet on it though.
Sporting a 13MP back camera (you know, just in case you wanted to take a picture of someone and zoom in so much, you could practically see the person’s soul) and an 8MP front camera (in case you wanted to see yours) the TECNO Phantom 5 is definitely the phone for finding your soul mate.
And just in case you don’t, or your soulmate left you because you didn’t get them their own Camon, you can still listen to your lonely music waft through a high quality speaker grill, for as long as you want, because battery for the gods. Both phones sport batteries with a capacity of 3000mAh. They’re practically handheld generators. And you can buy Optimus Prime here for as low as twenty grand.
TECNO, baby. We agree with you even when your girlfriend, and bank account, doesn’t.
Really though, it’s been amazing what TECNO has low-key been doing in Africa. (Asides, of course, creating jobs like Steve’s parents), the Chinese just might be up to something with them gadgets. Take their business (re-)model for example. How they went from attending mostly to the lower class, to chomping down on a slice of the market share in the premium range. The flow from an unrefined slab made of Android, to this all-metal build of finished class, is effortlessly beautiful. TECNO makes a fluid body in case you have rough hands, and then throws in a free flip cover, just in case you’re afraid they will still slip. And every single person who has seen the new TECNO flagship phones, in recent times, has said the exact same thing; “TECNO done glo’d up fam.”
Okay, maybe not in those words, but you get the point.
If you don’t believe me, take a look around you, I bet there’s someone using one. And chances are that it has way better features than the most expensive phone you own.