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Tecno Pop 5

Tecno Pop 5
Tecno Pop 5

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Despite having similar names, the Tecno Pop 5 is a full year older than the Pop 5 Pro, making it a very different phone in many respects. As you can probably guess, different in this scenario means inferior, and inferior also implies that it’s cheaper, depending on where you buy.


This device isn’t something an enthusiastic smartphone user would want, as it lacks decent cameras, a fast processor, or even a large battery. The tech specs section later in this article will expand on the device’s details to explain why it’s not particularly remarkable.

We’ll start with the Tecno Pop 5 price in Nigeria. As you should expect from the introduction, the following section will show you the price of this smartphone in different e-commerce stores before the second part of the article outlines the tech specs.

Price₦35,000 – ₦53,500
Display6.52-inch HD+ Dot Notch Screen (720 x 1600 pixels)
ProcessorUnisoc SC9863A
Expandable StoragemicroSD card up to 128GB
Rear Camera8MP + VGA
Front Camera5MP
Operating SystemAndroid 11 (Go Edition)
Dimensions164.8 x 76.9 x 9.55mm

What’s the Tecno Pop 5 Price in Nigeria

The Tecno Pop 5 comes in 16GB and 32GB models, with the former being much cheaper. Here’s how much the device costs in Nigeria, specifically on Jumia, Konga, and Jiji.

Tecno Pop 5 Price on Jumia

Tecno Pop 5 32GB₦53,500
Tecno Pop 5 16GBUnavailable

Tecno Pop 5 Price on Konga

Tecno Pop 5 32GB₦55,000
Tecno Pop 5 16GBUnavailable

Tecno Pop 5 Price on Jiji

Tecno Pop 5 32GB₦56,500
Tecno Pop 5 16GB₦35,000

Note: All prices are always susceptible to changes due to the dollar-naira exchange rate. However, we will try to revert this article to be relevant occasionally.

Tecno Pop 5 Specifications

Check out some of it’s special features:


Since the Tecno Pop 5 is the younger brother to the Pop 5 Pro, it’s only natural that it has a smaller 6.1 inches IPS LCD with a 720 x 1560-pixel resolution. The screen size is excellent for lovers of compact phones, but it’s slightly bigger than other six-inch screens, as it has a thick bezel around the display.


While the 720 x 1560 pixels resolution looks worse than that of the Pop 5 Pro numerically, the fact that it’s a physically smaller display makes it better, as you get 282 pixels per inch, as opposed to the 269 on the Pro.


As expected, the Tecno Pop 5 uses an even worse processor than the Pop 5 Pro, as it’s a year older. It uses an unnamed quad-core processor with a 1.3 GHz clock speed across all four cores, making it one of the worst in a 2021 phone.

Since the average buyer of a Tecno Pop 5 isn’t an avid mobile gamer, the processor should be bearable; expect to deal with lags, even when you’re simply browsing the UI with nothing in the background.


While we expected the Tecno Pop 5’s battery to be worse than its successor’s, we never expected it to be 2,000 mAh short. The 4000 mAh battery on the Pop 5 is enough to make the phone last all day, but with 6000 mAh on its elder brother, you can’t blame us for expecting more.

Thankfully, the battery is more than enough for the average user and should be able to keep up with the Pop 5 Pro’s longevity. Remember, it’s powering a weaker processor with less RAM and a smaller display, so it shouldn’t deplete as quickly.


The Tecno Pop 5 isn’t the phone to get if you plan to do any photography on your smartphone, as it simply doesn’t have the ‘capacity.’ With a 5 MP primary sensor and a supporting VGA camera that we have no idea why it’s there, you shouldn’t expect anything remarkable from this phone, camera-wise.

On the other hand, the selfie camera also uses a 5 MP sensor, but this time, without the useless VGA camera. Don’t expect anything better than 720p video at 30fps from this phone to avoid disappointment.

RAM/Internal Storage

Unlike the Pop 5 Pro, the regular Tecno Pop 5 has two variants: a 16GB model with 1GB RAM and a 32GB model with 2GB RAM. While there’s no significant difference between the two, you may want to go for the 2GB model if you listen to music in the background while browsing social media.

Either way, there’s an SD card slot on the phone for storage expansion if you store plenty of media files on your smartphone.

Water Resistance

Given that the Pro version of this device has no ingress protection rating, it’d be a long stretch to ask for any water resistance on the Tecno Pop 5. In case that wasn’t obvious enough, the Tecno Pop 5 isn’t water resistant; once it comes in contact with water, you’ll need a new phone.


Honestly, the Tecno brand deserves accolades for including fingerprint scanners in some of the cheapest phones on the market, including the Tecno Pop 5. Regardless of the model, you get a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor that works great for unlocking the phone and locking apps from friends.

The phone also features an accelerometer and a proximity sensor to power crucial device functions.

Operating System

The Tecno Pop 5 runs on Android 10 Go, a leaner and less-elegant version of the original Android 10 operating system. It has some perks, with its tiny size and low requirements being notable, but you don’t want to use it when you can afford a phone with the full version of Android 10.

Since the OS is for phones with low specs, don’t expect features like screen recording and split-screen multitasking. Also, any attempt to run games like Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact may nuke your phone.


If you’re shopping for something insanely cheap, look no further than the Tecno Pop 5. The Pro model from 2022 is a better device in many respects, but you can get this phone for almost half the price, with the performance and experience not necessarily halved.

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Tecno Pop 5 – user opinions and reviews

I bought the Tecno Pop 5 for my grandmother, and she loves it. It’s easy to use, and the battery life is great. However, I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone who needs a phone for more demanding tasks.” – T. TuanMrf

I’ve been using the Tecno Pop 5 for a few weeks now, and I’m mostly happy with it. The battery life is great, and it’s easy to use. However, the performance is a bit slow, and the camera is not very good.” – S. Starzainia

The Tecno Pop 5 is a good phone for the price. It has a long battery life, and it’s durable enough to withstand a few bumps and scratches. However, the performance is slow, and the camera is not very good.” – Anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions About Tecno Pop 5

Is it available in Nigeria?

Yes, the Tecno Pop 5 is available in Nigeria.

What is the battery life like?

The battery life of the Tecno Pop 5 is up to 19 hours of 3G calling, 9 hours of watching video, 98 hours of listening to music, and even 788 hours of 3G standby.

What is the camera quality?

The Tecno Pop 5 has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The camera quality is decent for basic photography needs, such as taking pictures of friends and family.

How much RAM and ROM does it contain?

The Tecno Pop 5 has 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. This storage can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSD card.

What is the processing power and performance?

The Tecno Pop 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor. While it’s not the most powerful, it can handle basic tasks like browsing the web, checking emails, and using social media.

Is the screen high-quality?

The Tecno Pop 5 features a 6.1-inch HD+ display. The screen quality is adequate for the price point, though not as sharp as some higher-end smartphones.

Is it fast Charging?

No, the Tecno Pop 5 does not support fast charging.

Does it support the apps I use?

The Tecno Pop 5 should support most of the apps, but it’s recommended to check an app’s requirements before downloading.

Is it compatible with the latest software updates?

Yes, the Tecno Pop 5 is compatible with the latest software updates.

What is the build quality and design?

The Tecno Pop 5 has a plastic build with a textured back. It might not feel premium, but it’s durable and designed for everyday use.

What is the price and value for money?

The Tecno Pop 5 is priced at around ₦35,000 – ₦53,500. Considering its features and capabilities, it offers good value for those seeking a basic smartphone with a long battery life.


The Tecno Pop 5 wouldn’t be high on our list of recommended devices, but if your budget is this inflexible, it’s almost the only phone available to you. It’s an excellent phone if all you do is listen to music and browse Facebook Lite, but if you want anything more, you’ll need more.


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