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Tecno Phantom X review. It’s got all the right boxes ticked

The Phantom line is Tecno’s most technologically advanced lineup of smartphones and the Phantom X I have here is probably their best execution of a Tecno flagship smartphone to date. It has an uncompromising look and feel to it even though some compromises were made to make it what I would call a flagship killer. […]


Tecno announces their flagship Phantom X

Tecno has announced the Phantom X and it is their flagship smartphone set to take on the best from Samsung and Xiaomi. It has a triple rear camera and a dual selfie camera. Memory is 8GB of RAM and storage is 256GB


Tecno Camon 17 review

The Camon 17 is Tecno’s latest entry in Tecno’s mid tier offering. It sits between the Spark series and the Phantom series and if you were not aware this one is a bit more biased towards photography. It also can be the cheapest smartphone with a 90Hz refresh rate display.


Tecno Spark 7 review

Welcome everyone to the Tecno Spark 7. It’s the most affordable smartphone in Tecno’s latest lineup. There are a couple of changes they made from the Spark 5 Pro I last reviewed so let’s get into them


Video: Tecno Camon 16 Pro Review

A Review of the Tecno Camon 16


Flagship, mid-range, premium, high-end smartphone. What does it all mean?

Flagships devices, high-end devices mid range, premium the classes go on and on. Its a mess trying to explain which devices go were and why but I think I might be able to clear the air a little bit. Defining them with respect to their processing power for me seems like a more palatable categorizing […]


Oppo, The Actual Smartphones Have Landed In Zimbabwe Now!

Just a couple of weeks ago a new smartphone brand called Oppo popped up in our humble streets of Harare. For those of you that didn’t know, Oppo is the 2nd biggest selling smartphone manufacturer in China, only bested by Huawei. So whats on offer in our local Oppo store? Oppo A37   Retailing at […]


Don’t Get Your Hopes Up. New OPPO Store In Harare Has No OPPO…Yet

If you are in Harare and you frequent the 1st street/George Silundika section of the city you might have seen a nice looking green sign with OPPO written in white. I totally beamed with excitement seeing that brand in Harare streets I mean these guys own OnePlus which in my head meant the flagship killer […]


[Breaking News] TECNO mobile partners up with Manchester City FC!

Tecno mobile is signing an agreement to be the official partner of Manchester City FC one of the biggest European Football Club on what might be one of the biggest deals the Chinese based, Afro centric mobile phone manufacturer has made thus far. 10:30 Announcement Facebook/Instagram: TECNO is proud to announce that we have become […]


Grey imports & counterfeits flood Zimbabwean smartphone market, pose challenge to formal distributors

Despite the added benefits of warranties and after sale support as well as consumer protection offered by registered distributors, a huge quotient of the Zimbabwean market still finds solace in unregistered traders, a scenario which presents a huge challenge to distributors like Tecno who are operating above board.


Telecel sold, Zimpost mobile money, digital content theft, Xiaomi in Africa – Podcast

This episode covers the sale of Telecel to the government and NSSA’s involvement, the theft of digital content, Zimpost’s payment platform and the changing African devices market.


As Xiaomi enters Africa, local IAP, Africom takes lead for Zim market – offers a $250 device

Xiaomi is headed to Africa – well, to parts of it, anyway. Official distributors of the Chinese brand are opening their doors to the public through an official distributor, Mobile In Africa, who will service 3 countries (Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria), and all this is scheduled for this month.


Internet for Africa, LTE from Telecel, Econet job losses – Podcast

  [powerpress] In this episode of the podcast, we discuss the LTE opportunity for Zimbabwe and how Telecel is approaching it, the 100 employees retrenched at Econet, Tecno entering the Zimbabwean market, Facebook’s investment into African internet and the new Microsoft devices. Please feel free to share your thoughts on these topics on this platform […]


Tecno enters Zimbabwe, targets half a million phones within 12 months

If you’ve traveled around Africa, you’ve likely already come across a Tecno phone. They sell tens of millions of phones on the continent. Now they are entering Zimbabwe!


Predictions for 2015: The rise of the Chinese phones

Bigger is better, but emerging markets matter the most. This doesn’t entirely sum up mobile devices in 2014 but it speaks volumes about what we saw in the market this year. For the high end market the focus was on how Apple (finally) took the leap and started offering a larger screen for its phone. For […]


Get ready for the $30 smartphone from TECNO

It has been reported by Biztech Africa that TECNO, a device manufacturer that has a strong focus on the the African mobile space is set to introduce a smartphone priced at a under $30 next year. This comes after an executive from TECNO made the remarks in an interview at Africacom last week. The company […]