TECNO POP 3, Entry-Level Android Phone: Detailed Specs, Price

TECNO POP 3 is an entry-level smartphone, joining the league of cheap Android phones from the stables of TECNO Mobile released in 2019. Arriving in December though means that this is going to be on sale mostly in 2020. It has a higher specc’d version, called TECNO POP 3 Plus

TECNO POP 3 specs in brief:

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Release date: December 2019.
  • Network Type: 2G/3G
  • Display: 5.7-inch display, 480 x 960 pixels resolution
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core
  • Selfie Camera: 8MP
  • Rear camera: 5MP
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 16GB
  • Battery: 3500mAh.
Tecno POP 3 (BB2) specs - cheap Android smartphone

TECNO POP 3 Full Specs and Features

Mobile Wireless Network and Software

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 900 / 1800 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: No.
  • 5G mobile network bands: No.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 8.1 Oreo + HiOS

Design, Form Factor, Appearance

  • Dimensions: 154.3 x 75.4 x 9.95 mm
  • Weight: g
  • Display: 5.7 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen.
  • Colours: Gold. Black. Blue. Grey.
  • Physical Build: Plastic

Internal Hardware Specs

  • Processor Type: 32-bit, 1.3GHz Quad-core,
  • Processor Name: Mediatek MTK MT6580P
  • Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400 MP2
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB (dedicated slot)

Photography, Video Recording

  • Rear Camera: 5MP, LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 8MP, Face Recognition, 1080p@30fps video capture

Audio, Video Playback

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Phone Sensors

  • Digital Compass: No.
  • Accelerometer: Yes.
  • Proximity Sensor: No.
  • Ambient Light Sensor: No.
  • Barometer: No.
  • Pedometer: No.
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No.
  • Gyroscope (G-Sensor): Yes.
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
  • Face Unlock: Yes; 2.0.
  • Iris Scanner: No.
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
  • Voice Control: No.
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
  • Infra-red Sensor: No.

Connectivity Options

  • Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Miscellaneous Specs and Features

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Ion 3500 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5W standard charging
  • Wireless Charging: No.
  • Reverse Charging: No.
  • Model Number: TECNO BB2.

TECNO POP 3 Price and Launch Date

  • Announced: December, 2019
  • Release Date: December, 2019
  • Country Availability: Thailand. Nigeria. India. Pakistan.
  • Price in Nigeria: ₦22,000 in Nigeria.
  • Price in Pakistan: Rs. 9,099
  • Price in Kenya: Ksh. 7,999
  • Price in Ghana: GhC 360
Tecno POP 3 (BB2) price and specifications

Frequently Asked Questions About TECNO POP 3 BB2

Below are answers to some of the most common questions that people have asked bout the POP 3.

Is TECNO Pop3 waterproof?

No; the Pop3 is not waterproof.

Does TECNO Pop 3 have fast charging?

No; the Pop3 does not have quick charging.

Does TECNO Pop3 have Gorilla Glass?

No; TECNO Pop 3 does not have Gorilla Glass protection.

Does TECNO Pop 3 support 4G?

TECNO Pop3 is a 3G Android phone. It does not support 4G network internet connectivity.

Can TECNO Pop3 be upgraded to 4G?

Technically, it is possible to upgrade TECNO Pop 3 to 4G, but it isn’t worth the trouble. For more insight, see this article, How do I convert a 3G phone to 4G?

Is TECNO Pop 3 battery removable?

Pop 3 has a 3500mAh battery, and it is not removable.

What is the price of TECNO Pop 3?

TECNO Pop 3 costs ₦22,000 in Nigeria.

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TECNO POP 3 Review Rating

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9 thoughts on “TECNO POP 3, Entry-Level Android Phone: Detailed Specs, Price”

  1. Hi Olaniyi,

    Launch your camera app. Look at the bottom row of icons. The big central icon is the shutter button – for taking pictures. The camera icon bedside it switches between front and back cameras.

  2. I love my Pop 3 so much but I’m unable to access my memory and internal disks for other connections like folders etc , its only when its activated for transfer of photos when my computer can open it for that particular services, any help of advise is welcome!

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