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Are you smart?? Experience SmartLife now!


The definition of what constitutes a smart phone is not clearly defined, however, it is commonly understood to be a mobile phone which includes advanced functionality beyond the traditional mobile phone features of providing the ability to make phone calls and send SMS messages.

The majority of smart phones provide additional functionality such as cameras, the ability to view and store photos, store and play music via an integrated music player, access the internet, access email as well as a range of other applications which are developed specifically for smart phones.

Smart phone usage amongst the general public has risen dramatically only in the last 2 to 5 years. With the introduction of the smart phone, users have found many benefits such as access to apps for news, public service information, entertainment as well as constant access to their email, social networking sites and the internet.

For those of us from this generation, who have found jobs, love, fun & pleasure on the internet, the desire and need to always be online has led to the demand & mass development of the smart phone technology.

Away from all the acada talk, I just got this great device and wish to share it with my readers.

Tecno before now has being perceived from the angle of a chinese product (sub-standard), probably because of earlier released products, the TV phones, too loud ring tones and speakers etc. Back then we felt Tecno phones were imported by one enterprising Igbo businessman at Alaba International market.


In recent times, a lot of people have started commenting and giving positive reviews about Tecno and their new products, so I was eager to try out one, and was excited when I got the Tecno M5.

The Tecno M5 is built on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the latest android build, runs on 1.3 GHz dual-core processor. It has an internal memory of 4GB and can use up to 32 GB external memory card and a 1GB RAM. The smart phone comes with 8MP back camera and 1.3MP front camera.

An improved version of Tecno M3 presenting a clearer display, bigger camera sensor & twice the RAM for smoother multi tasking.
4.5-inch TFT display with haptic feedback & a free screen protector.

The display resting between a near-phablet M7 & the rather tiny M3 is both sufficient for avid use while keeping the device portable together.

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Practically unlimited phonebook entries supporting ring ID, multiple numbers per contact & seamless integration with contacts on BlackBerry messenger, LinkedIn, WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or Hotmail. Dual-SIM connectivity with dual stand-by (when one SIM is engaged, the other remains active – alerting in case of new calls or messages).

The device is preloaded with Office document viewer for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF & kindle with cloud storage integration (editing supported via premium upgrade) Synchronizing documents with cloud services simplifies sharing & collaborative editing for your communal documents.
8 MP fixed focus camera with LED flash, digital zoom, High Dynamic Range (HDR mode), white balance, scene selection & VGA video recording GPRS, EDGE, 3G & Wi-Fi internet connectivity (with mobile hotspot)
Up to 236.8 kbps download speeds on EDGE, & 21 Mbps on 3G networks.

You would experience the desktop-like browsing experience via the preloaded Chrome browser offering multi-tab, incognito (private) browsing & decent HTML5 experience, even faster, cheaper browsing via the preinstalled Opera Mini browser.

Full access to Play Store with over 500,000 apps for Android Jelly Bean. Preloaded essential Google apps; Google Now, Search, Maps, Hangouts, YouTube, Google+, Calendar, Gmail & Android Device Manager.

Android Device Manager powered by Google helps you track a misplaced or lost Tecno M5, & lets you remotely erase all data in cases where device is irrecoverable (requires activation).

Google Now virtual assistant computes simple to complex natural voice commands providing intelligent feedback that become more personal as your interaction with it grows.

Bluetooth 3.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP). Tecno Flash Share allows you to share apps or files of any size faster through Wi-Fi connected devices.

For music entertainment lovers, there’s a Stereo FM radio with a revamped Jelly Bean music player supporting background playback, album art, customizable playlists, equalizer presets & cleaner sound as compared to the previous generation Android releases.


Announced November 2013 released December 2013, the price of Techno M5 in Nigeria varies between N21,000 – N23,000 with a 13 months manufacturer warranty, you never had it this cool. The device is surely on point, you should check it out.

Save more, be smart, be yourself.



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