Smartphones have become so advanced that we’re already seeing capable entry-level phones. So is there still a market for quad-core phones? TECNO Mobile thinks so as it just released the new Pop 5x.

The TECNO Pop 5X uses an unnamed quad-core processor. If we were to guess, it could be a UNISOC SC9832E, the same one found on the iTel Vision 1Pro, which looks like this device is based on.


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It has a pretty decent body, with a standard 6.5-inch HD+ screen, and a waterdrop notch for a 5-megapixel selfie camera. While on the back we have an 8-megapixel main shooter joined by two QVGA sensors and a fingerprint scanner for security.


Meanwhile, the battery capacity matches the price segment it’s in, but not the overall hardware. Unlike most 6.5-inch phones, this one only has a 4,000mAh battery instead of 5,000mAh. It then runs on a power-efficient Android 10 Go operating system.

The TECNO Pop 5x made its debut in Mexico and retails for MXN2,000 (around Php4,900).

TECNO Pop 5x Specs

  • Android 10 Go, HiOS
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.52-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • Quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD card
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 8-megapixel + QVGA + QVGA rear cameras, LED flash
  • Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • FM radio
  • microUSB
  • Dimensions: 166 x 75.9 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • Colors: Black, Cyan
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery

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