A quick look at the Tecno Y2 full specifications and price tells a lot about this smartphone.

You may not have used it before, but its specs sheet can help you determine what it has to offer.

Is it a high-level performance that is out of this world, or something that is considered acceptable when it comes to executing the basic operations?

Having taken a look at these specs and reviewed them, we can say it is the latter and we’ll tell why that is in a bit.

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The Tecno Y2 was launched in 2016 by the Hong Kong-based manufacturer of smartphones, Tecno Mobile.

This is a company that is contending with Infinix, Gionee, and Xiaomi on who can give the device with a bigger battery, better camera, and faster processor.

But one thing they have not all forgotten is that there are people out there who have a particular range they can spend money on a smartphone and that’s why they have these phones in different categories.

As such, the Y2 falls into the low-end segment of the market because of its specs and affordable price tag.

If you’re not ready to spend so much, yet want a smartphone that runs on the Android version that will get you connected to the real world, then this smartphone can offer that.

Besides, you stand to gain a whole lot more given its optimized display screen and moderately sized battery capacity.

We’ve said ours, now let’s leave the judgment to you after seeing the Tecno y2 hidden features.

Tecno Y2 Availability

The Tecno Y2 is available in online and offline retail stores which deliver to countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Ethiopia.

These stores include Jumia, Konga, Slot, Jiji, and even OLX.

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Some have brand new phones to offer while others have a second hand. In the case of the latter, you may find one that is still in a good condition even though it is not recommendable.

Overview of  the Tecno Y2 Features

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Here’s a quick overview of the major features of this smartphone:

  • RAM: 512MB
  • Storage: 8GB
  • Battery: 1600mAh
  • Connectivity: 3G  Data
  • Security: Password
  • Screen size: 4.0-inch IPS Display
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (267PPI)
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Dual-core Processor
  • Camera: 0.3 MP Front Camera and 2.0 Rear Camera

Tecno Y2 Full Phone Review

Our Tecno Y2 full phone review is based on a number of factors and that includes the price of the phone.

To review this phone, we had to come down to other smartphones in its range and also compare its features with theirs.

This enabled us to ascertain if this smartphone is a ripoff or its specs is on par with its price.

Therefore, if you’re going to review it with us, join us at the 12,000 naira price level where we’re waiting to pass a verdict on this smartphone.

Display

The Tecno Y2 features a screen whose size is 4.0 inches with a resolution of 480*800 pixels.

This is quite good given that the screen is very small and so it will be a total waste putting an HD resolution on this small screen.

Yes, images will be out of this world, but your eyes only notice colors to a certain extent and as such, you may not even come to appreciate it.

We also have the battery to consider if more pixels are fitted into the screen. It’ll drain faster and we’re sure that’s what Tecno was trying to avoid.

Therefore, this screen and its resolution can provide you with a representation of text and pictures in decent quality.

Lest we forget, you can easily slide this phone into a pocket and fit it nicely into your palm as you type.

The downside is if you have a large thumb or your typing precision is not good, you may be stumbling into keys while you type.

Nothing can be more frustrating than trying to type the letter ‘O’ and your finger keeps punching on ‘P’.

Design

The Y2 has a plastic build which is the case of most low-end smartphones.

It has not been built to been built to look awesome to the eyes, but to be that smartphone that will still be standing when your awesome smartphone packs up.

Heck, you’ll come to love this phone on that day and care less about its plastic build.

Like the screen, the compact size of this smartphone makes it very portable and its lightweight makes it easy to handle for hours unending.

Therefore, slide into your pocket, move around with it, and you won’t feel like you have an extra load to deal with as is the case of a 5.7 or 6.0-inch screen.

Hardware

We tried to avoid saying this, but we must: The RAM size of the TECNO Y2 is 512MB.

You know the Tecno P5 back then that could play Temple Run and Subway Surf games, but when it came to real football, the phone began lagging?

Well, this is what the level of performance of a RAM of this size can provide.

Memory intensive games which demand a lot of free space before they can run will tend to slow down the phone.

On the other hand, we believe you’re not looking for a gaming smartphone if not, this is not it. You’ll be better off with a smartphone that is at least 1GB.

But does it mean that you can’t play quality games on the Y2? Of course, you can but to a certain extent.

Car racing, soccer, basketball, and other games that are not heavy will run smoothly.

You will also be able to multitask with ease on this phone, but the number of apps you will be able to run at a time will be limited.

Many have asked for a Tecno y2 hanging solution, and an option that can be tried is to clear the device’s cache through its settings. It can also be resolved by limiting the number of apps that are opened simultaneously.

A final solution would be to restore the device’s factory settings since this could be a malware problem instead of the RAM itself.

For memory storage, we got something that we quite appreciated and that is an 8GB inbuilt storage that can be expanded using a microSD card up to 32GB.

It’s good because it’s expandable to a very large size to allow for the storage of more videos, games, apps, documents etc.

Software

As of 2015 when this smartphone was released, one could say that it is boasting of the latest Android version.

But in 2019, this OS is becoming obsolete, that is why you may be able to update the smartphone to one of the latest Android Versions such as the 6.0 Lollipop or 7.0 Nougat.

Nevertheless, there are apps and games on Playstore that require that your smartphone must be at least Android 4.4 KitKat before you can install them and as such, you will definitely find a large number of apps that are compatible with this OS.

Paired with the OS to aid in the device’s performance, is a dual-core processor that runs at a speed of 1.3GHz.

Considering the fact that this is a phone that won’t handle a lot of sophisticated applications, it is good enough for it.

Open your apps, browsers, images and play your videos and you won’t notice lags in the way each of these operations is carried out.

Camera

The Tecno Y2 camera features include a 2MP snapper at its back and a 0.3 MP camera at its front.

Now, hold that thought!

This is not the worse that thing that can happen, we admire this resolution for its price.

Hey, if you’re going for a smartphone around 10k, it’s only fair to get something that is worth the price and a bit more.

And that’s the Tecno Y2 for you.

The 2MP will offer images that are not really sharp, but you’ll still come to appreciate its quality from a small device.

The VGA camera, on the other hand, is to aid in making video calls and not really built to take selfies.

A lot could’ve gone wrong, but this low-end phone is good enough.

Battery

The battery capacity of this smartphone is 2800mAh and it can support a full day’s use.

This can be attributed to the fact that the screen of the phone is small and there are no sophisticated features that will tend to drain this power.

For a smartphone that was released in 2015, where the best midrange devices like the Camon C8 were sporting around 3000mAh battery, this one is considerably good.

You may have to support it with a power bank if you’ll tend to put a lot of work on the phone.

Connectivity

Two SIMs can be used on the Tecno Y2 since it has dual functionality. You can use more than one SIM if you choose to or opt for just as the occasion demands.

No, the Y2 does not have a fingerprint sensor and 4G connectivity and this is not expected considering its price.

We weren’t expecting it to and neither should you.

But if you’re lucky enough to find a phone within this range that has one of these, then a lot can go wrong since it has not been well built to handle such high-end features.

Other connectivity options of this smartphone include 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS etc.

You’ll find apps like YouTube, WhatsApp, GTalk and Facebook already preloaded into this smartphone.

Tecno Y2 Price

The Tecno Y2 Nigeria price ranges between ₦13,000 to ₦20,000. This price will vary depending on where you decide to buy the smartphone.

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In countries like Ghana, Kenya, and Ethiopia where the Y2 can also be purchased, you can convert about $45 to your country’s fiat money which will help you determine the price range of this smartphone.

Conclusion

The Tecno Y2 specifications, features, and price says it is a low-end smartphone that can offer an acceptable level of performance for the price it is being offered.

The processor, camera, battery, and internal storage are all decent, which makes it a good choice from a range of other low-end smartphones.

Now it’s left for you to decide if this is the next backup phone you will buy which will allow you to access the internet, play games, and entertain yourself when your main device packs up.

Tecno Y2 Full Phone Specification

DISPLAY

Size: 4.0-inch

Type: IPS Display

Pixels Density: 233 PPI

Resolution:  480 x 800

Screen Protection: No

DESIGN

Weight: –

Dimension: –

Colors: White, Black

HARDWARE

RAM: 512MB

Built-in Storage: 8 GB

External Memory: Yes, up to 32 GB

SOFTWARE

GPU: Mali-400 MP1

OS: Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)

Processor: 1.3GHz Dual-Core Processor

CAMERA

Front: 2 MP

Rear: 8MP Camera

Features: LED Flash, Autofocus

BATTERY

Built-in: No

Talktime: –

Standby Time: –

Capacity: 1600 mAh Li-ion Battery

CONNECTIVITY

GPRS: Yes

EDGE: Yes

HSPA+: Yes

4G LTE: No

3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes

Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes

WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

NFC: No

Infrared Blaster: No

Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0

FM Radio: Yes

3.5mm Jack: Yes

USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0

Dust Resistant: No

Water Resistant: No

Wireless Charging: No

SIM Type: Micro-SIM

SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby

SENSORS

Gyroscope: No

Light Sensor: Yes

Accelerometer: Yes

Digital Compass: No

Proximity Sensor: Yes

Fingerprint Scanner: No

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