Tecno Y6; best Smartphone for First Timers


Ever owned a smartphone? A good smartphone or just that you wanted to have access to WhatsApp so you chose a 4k smartphone which cannot run Candy Crush. Leave alone Temple Run. Games aside. You have this phone that cannot runs Facebook App and WhatsApp, it will show you running out of storage. Then you need to change. Change with the Tecno Y6, a mid range smartphone going for just under 7k at Ksh. 6,999/- ($70). Tecno Y6 is a phone that can handle all the apps mentioned above. Plus having a 5.0″ display gives you more could expect.

Tecno Y6, boasts of 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM providing storage and improving multi tasking capabilities. The storage also is upped by a MicroSD card slot that expands that 8GB internal memory.


5.0 inch display on the Tecno Y6 provides amazing interface coming up from a 4.5″ device. I would not recommend it if you were coming from a 5.5 inch but still the size is awesome and you can type effectively. The display is an IPS type with a resolution of 480*800 pixels. You don’t expect much from such a display though.

Tecno Y6 is a good smartphone for First timer smartphone users. So get down and get your now. ?

Running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat makes it an older device with some old design and battery management is not enhanced. The Tecno Y6 has a KitKat Android OS that provides good performance. Go for Lollipop or Marshmallow however, for instance the Tecno W4 going for Ksh. 8,499.

The processor of the Tecno Y6 sports a MediaTek chipset, MT6572W alongside the dual core Cortex-A7 CPU clocking at 1.0GHz.

On the photography front the Tecno Y6 is built with dual camera system. The front camera and the rear camera. The front camera is a 2.0 megapixels shooter for capturing captivating selfies and video calling.
On the other hand there sits a 5.0 megapixels primary camera that features a LED flashlight among other features.

The Battery on this phone ain’t bad. A lithium ion battery with a capacity of 2350mAh can give you enough juice to enjoy.

Technical Specifications of Tecno Y6

Basic Information

  • Brand: Tecno Mobile
  • Name: Y-series (Y6)
  • SIM: Dual SIM
  • Standby: YES


  • Size : 5.0 Inch
  • Type: IPS
  • Resolution : 480×800 pixels


  • ROM : 8GB
  • RAM: 1GB
  • SD Card: Yes


  • CPU: 1.0GHz dual-core Cortex-A7
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6572W
  • OS: Android v4.4.2 KitKat


  • Type: Dual
  • Primary: 5MP
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Flash: yes,  LED Flash


  • Type: Lithium Ion
  • Removable: Yes
  • Capacity: 2350mAh

The Price of Tecno Y6

Tecno Y6 is one of the cheapest phones on Jumia.  During the Jumia Mobile Week,  Tecno Y6 is retailing at Ksh. 6999. Roughly $70 dollars. Order now and join the smartphone world.