If you want to buy a TECNO smartphone…

TECNO Phantom A3

After observing the trends with TECNO smartphones in the market, I gained a fairly good grasp of their life cycles. I remember a few weeks after the launch of the TECNO Phantom A, someone said to me that she would wait till it had dropped in price to a certain level. I smiled and responded to her that if she kept that attitude, she would not get a Phantom A to buy. True to my projections, in a few weeks, the Phantom A+ hit the market and the A became extinct. It was almost nowhere to be found, much less at the price that she was looking for. And the newer flagship cost more.

My point? If you see a TECNO smartphone out there that you really like, go and get it now, because TECNO smartphones have short life cycles in the market. Usually, a couple of months after release is all the window that is open for you to buy that model that you like before it disappears off the shelves.

Why?

TECNO is not a large company. Instead of producing huge numbers of each model and risk not selling enough, they produce enough to sell, then release a newer version that usually has some minor improvements. It is a plan that works well if you don’t have the financial muscles of the big players. Their smartphones keep getting better in measured steps, and they keep selling out.

If you want a TECNO smartphone, just go buy it. The waiting game does not work here.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

0 thoughts on “If you want to buy a TECNO smartphone…

  • December 5, 2013 at 2:03 am
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    Tecno, infinix, gionee, etc are all shit phones.
    I should know because I’ve used all of them and had get rid (sfast.

    If its not loudspeaker issues, its screen issues. If its not boot up issues, memory retaining problems. Or App incompatibility

    issues. Or DOA. All in one week after buying.

    Crap.

    Yes they are all pleasant looking & working alternatives to the expensive Samsungs, Sony Xperias,HTCs, etc, but the rampant quality issues are just off-putting.
    So is their customer care. When you’ve got a problem, they can’t resolve for you & leave you to take the loss.

    Daft & Crap phones….

  • December 5, 2013 at 5:20 am
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    pleased improved tecno phones with durable battery. and please want a software that will be translating any email written in different language so that we can read our email easily thanks I loved tecno

  • December 5, 2013 at 8:23 am
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    @Alain I’m wondering where you have been purchasing your own Tecno model…very doubtful of THEIR OWN quality indices ‘cos I’ve used Tecno devices for months and no issues whatsoever. The point of this article is clear – Tecno devices have a short market life-cycle based on their market penetration strategy. Something I think is superb, by the way.

  • December 5, 2013 at 11:45 am
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    // TECNO is not a large company. Instead
    of producing huge numbers of each
    model and risk not selling enough, they
    produce enough to sell, then release a
    newer version that usually has some
    minor improvements.//

    Great strategy. Smart guys.

    @Alain, let me Allay you fears . Obviously, Nigerians don’t give a hoot for that negative opinion you have of Tecno products .

    They’ve been buying. In droves.

    I have two Tecno Tablets, owned a Tecno P3, a neighbor that bought a Tecno D7 last month, and several acquaintances using Tecno products .

    We are all singing Hosanna. So.

    • February 23, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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      Pls how much is tecno p3 09034943571

  • December 5, 2013 at 3:15 pm
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    I’ve taken my decision on the wee integumental updates on Tecno products and that’s not based on quality. There’s no arguing that Samsung and the other Android manufacturers phones will have more quality but that doesn’t make Tecno phones shit. In fact there’s no arguing either that Apple iPhones have better build quality than those of Android phones but Android phones are still durable and not shit or crap.

  • December 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm
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    I’ve taken my decision on the wee incremental updates on Tecno products and that’s not based on quality. There’s no arguing that Samsung and the other Android manufacturers phones will have more quality but that doesn’t make Tecno phones shit. In fact there’s no arguing either that Apple iPhones have better build quality than those of Android phones but Android phones are still durable and not shit or crap.

  • December 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm
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    The Techno p3 I owned gave me headache o…sim1 will usually switch itself out of network for as long as…until u probably restart the phone…that alone is big turn off for me o.

    • January 20, 2014 at 5:37 am
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      Felix,

      1. If you have too many apps installed, you might need to delete some

      2. Try restarting the phone whenever it gets slow

      3. If the above and other fixes do not work, last resort is to reset the phone.

  • March 29, 2014 at 9:48 pm
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    H E L P !!! My tecno phantom A3 won’t come on. Switched it on b4 going 2bed woke up in d morning and got nothing. Removed d ba3 for a long period, nothing. Charged it for a long period, nothing. Bought it from konga.com the phone is 3weeks old

    • March 29, 2014 at 9:58 pm
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      call me ‘B’,

      Sorry about your A3. You need to take it to the nearest TECNO/CarlCare service centre, as it is still under warranty.

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