Tecno BOOM J Series: the loudness to muteness metamorphosis


The music seem to have been muted in Tecno’s Boom J series. What’s happening?

2015 saw Tecno Mobile pull a fast one on us all. The company gave the world a taste of something natural and different from what we had seen from her and other players in the African smartphone scene. It was something we didn’t quite forsee and BOOM! Like a club that hit the golf ball off the tee, the BOOM J series was volleyed into the clouds of welcoming Tecno fans, fanatics and loyalists.

With the BOOM series, Tecno had its beam on music lovers by providing a smartphone that not only does regular phone stuff, but also produce music the way song lovers want it. This, it achieved by basically improving the music and sound components of devices in this series through software and hardware integration.

For example, the Tecno Boom J7 smartphone, the pioneering member of the BOOM series shipped with a Full metal Hi-Fi headset with noise cancellation technology. This headset totally locks out the world and interfering sound from the environs. That’s right. Just you alone with in your world, with your thoughts… and your music.

Tecno Boom J7

The Boom J7 also birthed Tecno’s native music player, Boom player which comes pre-installed with over 2,000 songs users of the Boom J7 can choose from. That’s not all. The J7’s loudspeaker is a double power amplifier that blares out sound with super crispness and at loud volumes.

Tecno Boom J8

The sophomore member, the Tecno Boom J8 equally had amazing features that caught the attention of music lovers. The Boom J8 had the Maxx Audio technology incorporated into the device software for optimum sound quality. And yes, the headphones that shipped with the Boom J8 was to kill for. Great aesthetic, super comfortable on the ear when worn, and the sound quality it produced – heavenly!

So basically, doesn’t matter if you are the earphone type, or you opt to listen to your favourite playlist directly from your phone’s output, good quality sound is assured on the Boom J8. The pre-installed Boom Player, like on the J7, also gives a wide array of quality songs to select from.

The above details clearly positions Tecno’s BOOM series as one with promise. At least if not to anybody, music lovers or gadget owners who have handled and operated any of the two smartphones in the series would agree with me.

The Tecno Boom J7 was launched sometime in April 2015 and the Boom J8, March 2016. But then, this is the 8th month of the year 2017 and no new addition to BOOM group. Neither has any information or  leak or a rumour has emerged about an upcoming device bearing the BOOM prefix.

Is the loudness of the BOOM J series transitioning into muteness?

Full Specifications of the Tecno Spark Android smartphone

Tecno Spark

The Tecno Spark was released a couple of hours ago in Kenya. The device currently sells exclusively on Kilimall and at a giveaway price. When you buy the Tecno Spark on Kilimall, you pay only Ksh 9,999 and you also stand a chance to win a selfie stick and a finger holder as a gift.

Tecno Spark

The Tecno Spark (otherwise known as the Tecno K7 or Tecno Spark K7) is the second device off the Spark series recently launched by Tecno Mobile. With the Spark series, Tecno aims to provide high quality devices at a budget price an average individual can afford.

And though, people have speculated that the specs of the Tecno Spark smartphone will be as minimalistic as possible, that didn’t seem to be the case in the end as the Tecno Spark/ Tecno K7 came out beautiful with equally beautiful specs.

Lastly, it is also worth mentioning that the Tecno K7 (Spark) seems to be Tecno’s response to Infinix’s newly launched “Smart series”. Like Tecno, the Smart series was so launched by Infinix to provide quality and affordable smartphones to the people of Africa. I’m going to stop here. The Tecno-Infinix battle is for another day.

Let’s have a full look at the features of the newly released Tecno Spark (Tecno K7) smartphone released in Kenya.


Device / Specifications Tecno Spark
Device type Android Smartphone
Release date August 26, 2017
Screen size 5.5 inch
Screen type IPS High Definition (HD) capacitive touchscreen
Screen protection None
Display resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 267 ppi
Length 153 mm
Width 76.4 mm
Thickness 7.9 mm
Weight N/A
Available colours Phantom Black

Metallic Red

Champagne Gold

Coral Blue

4G connectivity Not supported
USB type Micro USB v2.0
Bluetooth Supported (v4.0)
Internal storage (ROM) 16 GB
Primary/ Rear camera 13 megapixels with LED flash
Secondary/ Front facing camera 5 megapixels with soft flash
Processor (CPU) 1.3 GHz Octa-core processor
Chipset MediaTek chipset
SD card support Yes, up to 32 GB
SIM support Dual SIM
SIM type Micro and Nano SIM
Operating system (OS) Android v7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0
Battery type Lithium- ion non-removable battery
Battery capacity 3,000 mAh
Fast/ Quick charge N/A
Sensors Fingerprint (rear facing)





That’s all. The Tecno Spark specifications and features. So what are your thoughts about the device? Is it a worthy buy at Ksh 9,999? Is the Tecno Spark a worthy competition to the Infinix Smart? Let’s hear you out.


Tecno Spark now exclusively up for sale on Kilimall in Kenya. Get it for Ksh. 9,999 now


Tecno Mobile finally launches the Tecno Spark series with the Tecno Spark now available for purchase in Kenya.

Earlier this month (August 2017), Tecno Mobile unveiled the Spark series with two smartphones as members – the Tecno Spark K7 and Tecno K9 (also called the Spark Plus). The device was scheduled to launch on the 21st of August but due to reasons best known to the parties in charge of releasing the device, the release was moved up to the 26th of August – today.

The Tecno Spark (Tecno K7) is now live on Kenya’s top e-commerce mall, Kilimall and is presently selling at a very affordable price – Ksh. 9,999. That’s not all. To apologize to the people for the change in release date of the device, Kilimall will be gifting buyers of the Tecno Spark a free selfie stick and a finger holder.

However, the gift is on a first come, first serve basis. Only the first 100 buyers will get the Selfie stick and finger holder as a bonus. So hurry! Time is no man’s friend.

The Tecno Spark comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a decent (or should I say standard 720 x 1280 pixels resolution). The device has 1 GB of RAM and is accompanied by a built-in storage of 16 GB. On the rear is a fingerprint scanner and above, a 13 megapixels camera and a LED flash.

Buyers have the Phantom Black, Metallic Red, Champagne Gold, and Coral Blue colour varieties to choose. All colour variants come with the same specifications and cost the same amount.

Other features of the Tecno Spark include the Android v7.0 Nougat OS, Quad core processor, 5 megapixels selfie camera and a non-removable 3,000 mAh Lithium Ion battery.

You can buy the Tecno Spark on Kilimall for Ksh 9,999 HERE

Expect the full specifications and review of the Tecno Spark soon.