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Budget smartphones are all the rage. Why? It’s obvious, they don’t cost a fortune and recently, budget smartphones have gotten really good at providing the most basic of smartphone functionality. The budget smartphone in focus today is the TECNO W3 LTE, a 4G smartphone retailing at Ksh.8999 at Telkom Shops.

The TECNO W3 LTE comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (480p) Touchscreen display which is quite bright, even in outdoor situations. On the back, you will find a colourful back cover that comes either in sapphire blue, ocean grey, champagne gold and retro red. Underneath this back cover, the TECNO W3 LTE packs a 2500mAh battery that will last you well throughout the day, even with your mobile data on.

The smartphone features a 5MP main camera with Auto Focus and Dual Flashlights that shed light for double illumination, helping your low-light images have a more natural look, this coupled with the f/2.0 aperture helps you take brighter and whiter photos on the W3 LTE. The selfie shooter is a 2MP lens that features a front-facing flash and real-time beautification effects to satisfy your selfie obsessions. The beautification effects are quite interesting, with enhancements for your skin, lips, eyebrows or eyes.

Interestingly, the TECNO W3 LTE features gesture controls, which is unheard of at this price point. Dubbed “Air Gesture”, the feature can be found under the Micro Intelligence settings and allows you to perform certain actions such as answering a call by waving your palm over the screen to the left when someone is calling you or swipe left in the gallery to move to the next image through a simple wave of your palm.

Air Gesture

Other features of the TECNO W3 LTE include HiOS running on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage that you can expand via Micro SD up to 32GB and like the title mentions, the device supports 4G LTE, giving you access to Telkom’s wide array of 4G services and offers, including 4GForFree offer that has now been extended until the end of October.

If you are interested in getting into the 4G game without breaking the bank, pop into any Telkom Shop and grab yourself the TECNO W3 LTE.

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