The smartphone, out of the box, runs Android 8.1 Oreo. This handset supports dual sim cards. One is a Nano sim and the other is a Micro SIM. The F1 weighs 147 grams and has a thickness of 9.7mm. The body of the handset is made of polycarbonate.
As far as the display goes, you get a size of 5 inches. For those who like compact devices, this is quite suitable. The resolution is 854 x 480 pixels. For a screen size of 5 inches, this is just enough. The IPS LCD display is capacitive and therefore supports multi touch.
Speaking of the performance of the Tecno F1, you get a quad core processor. Now, this is clocked at 1.3Ghz. For battery and performance, this is the right balance. Graphics is handled by the Mali GPU. Therefore, you get higher frame rates in games. In addition, graphic intensive apps also run smoothly. When it comes to multi tasking, the mobile features 512MB RAM. Some people might argue that this is to little. However, this is not true. With the Android 8 Oreo Go edition, the operating system is optimized by Google for these RAM capacity.
The storage of the F1 by Tecno is 8GB. Majority of users will find this inadequate. However, the phone supports microSD card expansion. Therefore, you can use a memory card of a 32GB maximum capacity.
When it comes to the cameras of the Tecno F1, you get 5 megapixels at the back. This features geotagging, panorama, touch to focus and auto focus. You also get an LED Flash for taking photos in low light conditions. In the front facing selfie camera, you get a 2 megapixel lens.
Powering the Tecno F1 is a 2000mAh battery. If used moderately, this capacity can last a full day of usage without requiring recharging. The main reason for this; is the efficient operating system. The second reason is the processor.
Other connectivity options include 3G, 2G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. This mobile does not come with 4G LTE. However, that is acceptable for this price point.