One more device for the audiophile as Tecno launches the Boom J8

The Tecno boom J8 with its stereo headphones.
The Tecno boom J8 with its stereo headphones.

Tecno mobility launched its first 2016 smartphone, the Tecno boom J8, in the country. The Boom J8 is a music salient smartphone which features quite flawless design.

The Tecno Boom J8 is thin, making it easy to handle though boasting a 5.5 inch IPS display screen. It is rimmed with a metallic frame making it have a high-end look unlike it's predecesor the boom J7.

The speakers are placed at the bottom edge of the device which is powered by Max Audio technology making it among smartphones with quality sound.

The headset jack placement is at the top while the volume toggle and power button are on the right edge.

On the front, The 5 megapixels front-facing camera, paired with the led flash light is placed on the top bezel above the screen. The back camera has been upgraded to 13 megapixels from 8 megapixels.

This ensures that your selfies are of quality. Once you open the back cover, you reveal the dual SIM and MicroSD card port.

The device spots a non-removable 3000mAh battery.

The battery life lasted an average of 18 hours in maximum usage battery drain test. The device always seemed to have enough battery reserves after continually using it throughout the day. Fast charging technology ensures the Boom J8 gets quickly charged to 50% then normalizes to 100% without causing damage.

The Tecno Boom J8 comes with 16 GB on-board storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using a microSD card.

HiOS is TECNO's new User Interface, which aims to provide interactive and user-friendly experience, for unlimited fun. Everything just goes well with the HiOS, the feel, the elegance, the touch, power manager and the spam blocking.

The ability to change the font style, the icon look, the wallpapers, the themes that come in plenty and can be downloaded from a wide variety.

The HiOS is also believed be having a Hi Manager which is a power management setting. This not only allows you to manage your battery capacity, it also largely empowers your battery to give you much more juice from that battery that at one time you really despise.

It runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out of the box which is upgradeable to Android 6.0 and comes with new Tecno customed UI.

As an add-on, the smartphone comes with signature Hi-performance headsets and uniquely tailored sound equalizer options. The BOOM headphone is highly fashion centric top-range headset is refreshingly different. It has a stylish finishing, premium leather folding and fitting sound cavity.

The device retails at KSH 16,999.