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Tecno Mobile N3 Android Smartphone

Tecno Mobile N3 Android Smartphone
  • On February 5, 2013
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Review Overview

Battery Life
Operating Systems & Apps

Brilliant Entry Level Smartphone

This phone is a must if you in the market for a new smartphone device. Coming in at a reasonable price of R999 it is affordable. The dual sim card is a huge bonus for anyone looking to have access to 2 different network providers

I recently came across a rather interesting “gadget” in the form of the Tecno Mobile N3 Android Smartphone. You may have never heard of Tecno Mobile, but they are currently one of the fastest growing Mobile handset manfacturers in Africa, with Nigeria & Kenya leading the pack in terms of sales

Tecno Mobile is based in China and has a range of over 30 different devices aimed at the entry level pre-paid market. What astounded me about the N3 Android (2.3.5) Smartphone, was that it really didn’t feel or perform like an entry level phone. And at a cost of under R1,000 the phone is a steal for an entry level smartphone device.

The smartphone is quite unique in that it has a dual sim tray, which allows you to use 2 different sim cards. You can also select, through the software, which sim card should be used for your data transfer or which sim card should be used for voice calls. This is a great option given the fierce competition from cellular network providers these days

The smartphone comes with built in 3G HSDPA, Built in FM Radio, Bluetooth & WiFi as well as fairly impressive 3.0MP camera. The phone comes pre installed with Android 2.3.5 which albeit a bit of an older version of the operating system, defenitley doesn’t disappoint. You have full access to the Google Play store which allows you to download over 500,000 apps. The phone comes pre-installed with a number of apps including Whatsapp, Facebook, Gmail, Office Doc viewer & Twitter amongst others.


Tecno N3 Spec

  • 3.5 inch capacitive HVGA LCD touchscreen
  • Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) operating system
  • Full access to Google Play Store (over 500k apps and games available for download)
  • 3D games support (compatible with Talking Tom, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds etc)
  • 3.0MP camera (no autofocus, no LED flash)
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G HSDPA/Wi-Fi internet access
  • Up to 7.2Mbps download speeds on 3G networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with internet sharing feature (Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Dual SIM card support
  • 800Mhz single-core processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal memory (free 8GB Tecno branded microSD card in the box)
  • External memory support (up to 32GB via microSD cards)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio and MP3 music player
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Integration with popular social networking and IM apps (WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Skype etc)
  • Preinstalled essential Google apps (Gmail, Search, Messenger, Talk, Google Plus and YouTube)
  • Microsoft Office document viewer (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • PDF reader
  • Preloaded Android web browser and Opera Mini with excellent HTML support
  • 12+1 months warranty
Having used the device for 2 weeks now, I am suitably impressed with the over quality & usability of the phone. The battery life has been amazing so far, and apart from having an issue trying to get whatsapp installed (How-To Fix Whatsapp on the Tecno Mobile N3 here) I haven’t had any major issues. This phone is well worth the price and I reckon it has huge potential in the entry level South African Smartphone market.

If you are looking for an entry into the rapidly growing smartphone market, this is the ideal device for you ! The phone is being retailed at R999 and for more information on where to purchase the phone, you can visit or email

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  1. david gitiks

    This device should top the chat on phone for this year. Techno just did what I was waiting for . Thank you techno

  2. kingstone kelvin

    tecno product are the best ever.

  3. patrick

    it is how much in rwanda ?

  4. mike

    how much is the price of the phone in Nigeria!

  5. Am wiming to get mine asap… I love this product

  6. How much is tecno n3 in ghana?

  7. prince

    i love tis fone dats what am using nw…… works well in nigeria its hard to be true

  8. saheed

    it is 13,000 naira in. nigeria

  9. steven

    pls i want you to advice me on how to download whatsapp with my tecno n3 phone.pls am in need of it urgently.THANKS.

  10. Duetime

    pls give an address and mobile number of a place where i can buy tecno n3

  11. Ali kachall

    wow!!!!!! gentl men quic dearch for tecno n3 know.

  12. Bromoh

    The phone is sooo beautiful. I’ve been using it for d past 6 weeks battery life is superb, internet browsing is fast. Very good sleek design

  13. john

    please hw can i download whats app on my tecno n3. Please i need it urgently. please send it to me. thank u

  14. Richard N.

    How can I enable GPS.This is the only application remaining, if I can know How? Am OK.
    Tecno N3 is Massive!!!!!!!

  15. trapped

    The solution for whatsapp is download a new one. when you click the download button, it’ll automaticaly open ur google app store. altrnatively, search for it in the app store. simple. enjoy!

  16. joyce

    how much is tecno n3 in uganda??

  17. I luv tecno n3 ????§ lyk a blackberry,2 ?? dia ????§ no big difference 4rm blackberry apart ping.I luv tecno cos day ar d best quality so far

  18. Okoli

    why don’t techno make 1gb ram phone? Please some one answer.

  19. Nze de great

    i want buy N3 but I dont knw much about it..


    I love this tekno n3 in sha Allah i wil buy it soon

  21. I purchased this wonder smartphone a few weeks ago and i enjoy the flexibility of its interface
    The only outstanding issue is how to turn on the gps, can you help me please.

  22. This is one lovely phone from Tecno Mobile Company

  23. martin

    Can I subscribe on the fone liKe how I suBscribe on black beRry

  24. francis

    its one of d sweetest fone i’ve eva use! But can’t one download an app dat is more than 300mb?

  25. henry

    the fone is best ,3 months down the lane, help me sufficieant storage after downlord, and i hve prefard to sd card, and 6 gb left, tell what to do

  26. lutchien

    it is how much n3 in kigali rwanda

  27. Oluwole

    Tecno n3 is complete android smartphone.Thumb up for Tecno.Please keep it up

  28. Mack milly

    How much is it in Nigeria currency?

  29. Ayeni Folu

    n3 is a classical phone ever produced. Tecno is doing fine most especially in making the price very cheap. It will be alright for Tecno to go ahead and produce somethig larger in size compared to ipad 7″ screen wide. I have not bought ipad because I am waiting for Tecno version. Thanks.

  30. drek mayne

    the best of tecno i ever had

  31. delight

    can somebody tell m how 2 dwnload play store app for n3. its just removed frm my fone. thanks

  32. hi,
    my phone tecno n3 have screen touch problem,if you change another screen touch the same problem persiste .please help me

  33. I need to know d Price of Tecno N3 Android Smartphone. Pls mail it into my email

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