|Quick Specs Of TECNO POP 4|
TECNO Pop 4 is a 2020 entry-level smartphone, joining the league of cheap Android phones from the stables of TECNO Mobile. It is the successor to the Pop 3. There is also a TECNO Pop 4 Pro, with a number of specs boosts. We have details for both phones below.
TECNO POP 4 specs
Mobile Wireless Network and Software
- 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
- 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G mobile network bands: No.
- 5G mobile network bands: No.
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
- Software / OS: Android 10 (Go Edition) + HiOS
Design, Form Factor, Appearance
- Dimensions: 160 x 77.25 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: g
- Display: 6.0 inches, 480 x 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD screen
- Colours: Frozen Lake Green, Dawn Blue, Cosmic Shine.
- Physical Build: Plastic
Internal Hardware Specs
- Processor Type: 64-bit, 1.3 GHz Quad-core, Cortex
- Processor Name: Mediatek MT6580M
- Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400 MP
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal Storage: 32 GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)
Photography, Video Recording
- Main Camera: 5 MP sensor, auto-focus, dual LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front Camera: 8 MP, fixed focus, 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 speaker
- Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Digital Compass: No.
- Accelerometer: Yes.
- Proximity Sensor: Yes.
- Ambient Light Sensor: Yes.
- Barometer: No.
- Pedometer: No.
- Heart Rate Monitor: No.
- Gyroscope (G-Sensor): No.
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes; rear-mounted.
- Face Unlock: Yes.
- Iris Scanner: No.
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No.
- Voice Control: No.
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes; Google Assistant.
- Infra-red Sensor: No.
- 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 5000 mAh
- Battery Charging: 5W standard charging
- Wireless Charging: No.
- Reverse Charging: No.
- Model Version/Number: TECNO BC2
TECNO POP 4 Price and Launch Date
- Announced: July 2020
- Release Date: July 2020
- Price in Nigeria: ₦33,500.
- Price in Egypt: 1,250 Egyptian Pound
- Price in the UAE: 295 AED
- Price in India: 5,950 Indian Rupee
- Price in Iraq: 95,650 Iraqi Dinar
- Price in Kenya: Ksh. 9,500
Questions and Answers about TECNO Pop 4
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the Pop 4.
Is TECNO Pop 4 a 4G phone?
Yes; the Pop 4 is not a 4G LTE phone. The phone supports only 2G and 3G networks.
Does TECNO Pop 4 have a fingerprint scanner?
Yes; the Pop 4 has a fingerprint reader (rear-mounted).
Does TECNO Pop 4 have Gorilla Glass?
No; the Pop 4 does not have Gorilla Glass protection on its screen.
Does TECNO Pop 4 have quick charging?
No; the Pop 4 does not have quick charging technology.
Is there software for 4G installation in TECNO POP4?
The POP 4 is a 3G smartphone. A software update cannot add 4G to the phone. TECNO POP 4 Pro (specs below) has 4G though, and you can buy that instead.
Will TECNO Pop 4 work in USA?
TECNO Pop 4 has limited network support across various US carriers like AT&T, Verizon, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, Boost Mobile, H2O Wireless, Ting, US Cellular, Lyca Mobile, PureTalk, Consumer Cellular, Ultra Mobile, Straight Talk, Red Pocket Mobile, Jolt, Airvoice Wireless, and Google Fi. What this means that some bands are supported, while others are not. You will have to make enquiries from your carrier to know what bands/frequencies are supported on them.
What is the price of TECNO Pop 4? How much does it sell for?
TECNO Pop 4 costs about ₦34,000 in Nigeria. It is proving to be a diifficult phone to buy though. One retailer we asked confirmed that it was made available in limited quantity, hence the scarcity.
TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO POP 3: What are the differences?
TECNO POP 4 is a significant upgrade over the POP 3. You get a slightly bigger screen, a better procesor, more RAM, more storage memory, and a much bigger memory. So, if you are wondering which of the two phones is better, TECNO POP 4 is much better than TECNO POP 3.
TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO POP 3 Plus: What are the differences?
What of the POP 3 Plus? Is the POP 4 a worthy upgrade? Which is the better of the two? Again, TECNO POP 4 is a much better device than the POP 3 Plus. While the POP 3 Plus has a bigger, 6.5-inch, display, the POP 4 is better at almost everything else – processor, cameras, RAM, storage memory, and battery. However, TECNO POP 3 Plus is a 4G LTE smartphone.
TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36: What are the differences?
itel P36 and TECNO POP 4 are almost direct competitors, but the P36 falls behind a little. For example, they exist in the same price bracket, are both 3G smartphones, and they also both have a 5000mAh battery. However, P36 has only 1GB RAM and 16GB storage memory.
But itel P36’s display is bigger (6.5 inches) and has a higher resolution (720×1600 pixels), meaning images will be more detailed on it. So, it is a question of whether you are willing to take more RAM and storage in the POP 4 over a better display in the P36. Tough; right? Both devices will set you back by approximately ₦34,000. See our detailed TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36 comparison.
TECNO POP 4 vs TECNO Spark 4: Are they the same? Which is better?
The POP 4 is different from Spark 4, though they share some similarities. For one, TECNO Spark 4 costs much more than the POP 4 does.
What are the similarities between Pop 4 and Spark 4? They both offer 2GB RAM and 32GB storage memory. They both have a Helio A22 chipset, as well as an 8-megapixel selfie camera. They both also have Face Unlock and fingerprint scanner. From there, the differences begin.
The Spark 4 is the more powerful of the two devices. While both phones share the same chipset, it is clocked higher in the Spark 4.
What are the differences between TECNO POP 4 and TECNO Spark 4? The Spark 4 has a slightly bigger display. The display resolution is also higher, meaning its display produces sharper details. It has a triple camera at the back, compared to the POP 4’s dual camera. It has a 4000mAh battery compared to the POP 4’s 5000mAH battery.
TECNO Spark 4 runs Android 9 Pie, while POP 4 runs Android 10 (Go Edition). So, the POP 4 has a more recent software.
Lastly, and perhaps the most significant difference is that while the POP 4 is a 3G phone, the Spark 4 is a 4G LTE smartphone.
In summary, if you want more features and better performance, TECNO Spark 4 is the better choice between the two devices. Of course, it costs more too, as already mentioned. At the time of the launch of TECNO POP 4 with a price tag of ₦34,000, the Spark 4 cost about ₦45,000.
MobilityArena Buyer’s Guide Verdict
The specifications of the POP 4 suggest that this is a smartphone that is good value for money. This is one of the first 2GB RAM phones running Android Go Edition, a combination that should result iin much better performance. This phone ticks all the right boxes on paper for the price. Hopefully, it does too in real use and handling.
Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as MobilityArena may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.
TECNO POP 4 Hands-on Video
Mister Mobility gives us a close look at the POP 4 in this hands-on video:
TECNO Pop 4 Phone Review Rating
Our first impressions of TECNO Pop 4 include a nice patterned back cover, an above average in-class rear camera. It is lightweight in the hand. While the back cover is removable, the battery is not.
MobilityArena Rating: 4/5
See our TECNO POP 4 review.
TECNO Pop 4 Alternatives & Comparisons
- TECNO POP 4 or TECNO Spark 5: Which Should You Buy?
- TECNO POP 4 goes up against Infinix Hot 8: Which is the Winner?
- TECNO POP 4 Against itel P36: The Battle of Two Entry Level Smartphones
- TECNO POP 3 Plus Against POP 4: The Old Against The New
- We Compare itel A56 with TECNO POP 4: Who wins?
- TECNO-mania: We compare the Spark 4 with the POP 4
If you are unable to find the Pop 4 to buy, you should have a look at this list of TECNO Pop 4 alternatives. For about ₦3,000 more, you can get the 4G-enabled POP 4 Pro listed below.
TECNO Pop 4 Pro Specifications
The POP 4 Pro is a more capable version and brings a more modern design and look, with minimal bezels, as well as a better processor, more capable cameras, as well as 4G LTE capability, to the table.
|Quick Specs Of The POP 4 Pro|
TECNO POP 4 vs POP 4 Pro: What are the differences?
Besides having a different, more modern design, the POP 4 Pro adds 4G LTE support via a different processor, gets a dual rear camera, and an 8MP selfie camera, but loses half the RAM. Losing half the RAM is a bummer, but we guess it was done to keep the price of the phone down. But note that it loses some multitasking abilities when compared to the basic POP 4.
*HiOS: This is a custom software application created by TECNO Mobile for use in their smartphones. It is based on Android operating system, giving it a look and feel that is unique. HiOS also includes extra features and services that are not available in Android OS.
TECNO POP 4 and POP 4 Pro support Google Services and software applications, including Play Store and Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and others.
Successor of TECNO Pop4: TECNO POP 5.
Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and information on this page about the TECNO Pop 4 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.