Tecno P5 – Full Specification, Features And Price

Tecno P5 is no doubt one of the best tecno android phones now in the market.

I actually got the chance to play with this device some few days back and i must say its pretty cool.

tecno p5 specifications

Let me also confess that the device has got even more features, specification and a better review than my ex-sony Ericsson xperia x10i yet, my Sony Ericsson is more expensive than the tecno p5 android phone.

Tecno p5 Specification and Features

Before moving on to the specifications and features, lets start with the general information.

General Information

2G NetworkGSM 900 / 1800
3G NetworkHSDPA 2100
4G NetworkNo
SIMDual mini SIM
StatusAvailable as at today been October 9,  2013


Dimensions124.3 x 65.5 x 10.5mm
ColorsWhite, Black, Yellow, Gray, Pink

Related: List Of Tecno Android Phones And Their Current Prices In Nigeria


TypeTFT capacitive touchscreen with 256,000 colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches, 233 pixels per inch (PPI)

Memory And Android OS

Card slotMicroSD, up to 32 GB
OSAndroid 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processors1.0 GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6572E CPU
  • BBM works very well on the tecno p5 android phone.


Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
Audio port3.5mm jack


2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 22.2 mbps uplink; Up to 5.76 mbps downlink
WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
BluetoothVersion 3.0
USBMicroUSB v2.0


Primary5MP, up to 2560×1920-pixel pictures, HDR, face and smile detection camera with LED flash
Secondary2MP up to 1600×1200-pixel pictures


Capacity1800 mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-byUp to 288 hours
Talk timeUp to 8 hours, 30 minutes
Music playN/a

Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Ambient light sensor
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
– SNS integration
– MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Image viewer
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Google Search, Facebook, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk.


Tecno P5 price is currently around 110 $USD which is equivalent to N16200 in Nigerian Currency. This post was written in November, 2013.

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A lover of Gadget with more enthusiasm for phones. I enjoy writing on pretty much anything that interests me, as long as it's beneficial to someone or a number of persons. I hope you stick with me on this journey of being productive :).

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  • hey guys ..just askin about the Timeout button on the top upper right hand menu between brightness and rotation adjustment button..curious to no its function.

  • my Tecno P5 whatsapp can’t varify number. when it reach the time it suppose to send varification sms it said “error occur, can’t varify ur number ” and I’ve tried so many numbers. pls help me out

    • Hello Gbenga, can you please verify that it’s the sim you are trying to use in verifying whatsapp that’s actually on the phone? If yes, please make sure you’ve got a minimum of N5 on the sim. If that still doesn’t work, please delete the current whatsapp and re-download from play store. Thanks.

    • Try to move some apps to the SD Card and limit the number of active running apps. If problem persists, please contact your phone engineer.

  • 1. Help me! I use the Tecno P5 to check out my emails on yahoo. But i can not see how to log out! As a result i am seen to be online 24/7!! How do i log out after checking my emails?

    2. When i connect the P5 to my PC, am told to get the diver of the phone. I never got the software CD that usually comes with some electronic equipments. Where and how can i get drivers of Tecno P5?

  • someone please help me out. when i put my phone down for a while without touching it, the screen sleeps. when i press the button on the top right side in order to on the screen, it doesn’t on. so i always have to remove the battery nd on it again in order to start everything again… please help me out. am talking about ma techno p5

    • Am pretty sure you had input your Google account details on the phone right? I mean when trying to use the Google play store app. If yes, simply launch the app and input your Google account details, navigate to my app, from there you can choose to re-install all apps that has been synchronized with the phone earlier.

  • sorry, I meant the internally installed 8gb memory card in the fon. would it be possible to get the apps on a new memory card. I seriously need them

  • bought a tecno p5 recently but I removed the sim in it n wen I placed it back, it said sim damaged n that i should format. I can neither format nor use it. I badly need the apps on it . Can u help. can I get a plan sim n have a them downloaded for me.

    • I dont think apps are stored on sim, rather they are stored on the phone or memory card(If any was present). Try getting another sim, probably the other sim got damaged in the process.

  • please Samuel I would lyk to ask how many colors can techno p5 process is it 256000 or 16 million and how do I access Google now on the phone please list the steps

  • Thank you very much.I can’t remember how many they were. There were some pre-installed apps on the phone when I bought it, and I downloaded some more. Although I have uninstalled the lot of them now save for my gmail account. The freezing has stopped since then. I would return it anyway because I suspect that when I re-install them, the freezing will start again.
    I appreciate your time. Thank you.

  • Hi Samuel,

    I am typing this email out of sheer frustration! My Tecno P5 freezes like every hour! Randomly sending an sms freezes the phone! Its so annoying! I’ve had the phone for about 10days and I am not enjoying it one bit! And I haven’t even downloaded bbm. Your assistance will be most appreciated.

    • How many apps do you have installed on the device? If less than 10, please try returning to your seller and ask for a replacement.

  • Hey Samuel,

    I want you to help me here and I’ll appreciate.

    I’m using a Tecno N3 and it’s pretty. Well, as you are aware, it’s internal memory is minute (175MB) , so that’s one disadvantage. I like the battery perfomance , the plastic used to make the phone is quality.

    Now, since you can’t upgrade software on these Tecno smartphones, I want to upgrade to a Tecno P5

    i) Because its operating on an Android version 4.2.2- Jelly Bean (I’m on Gingerbread 2.3.5). So, I still have issues with incompatibility.

    ii) It has a bigger internal memory of 1GB. For now, 1GB will work for me, at least for now..

    iii) It has a primary camera of 5MP auto focus with flash and 2MP secondary camera (N3 has a 3MP primary, no autofocus no flash and has no secondary camera).

    iv) P5 is 4″ while N3 is 3.5″.

    v) P5 has 233 ppi while N3 is 165 ppi.

    These are the main reasons I want to upgrade to Tecno P5. I’ve seen it and I know all of its features but I want clarity from you on these;

    1) Is the screen plastic or glass and is it scratch-resistant like that of N3?

    2) There is a shiny strip along its edges, the whole of the top to three quarters of both sides from the top. When one continuously presses this, as the volume and booting buttons are embedded there, that means that it will wear out?

    3) Advice me on all the questions.

    Which are some of the advantages I may have using N3 and vice versa? Would I rather stay with N3 first?

    Looking forward to your feedback. Kindly email me.

    • No, i dont think the volume buttons can wear out so easily. Definitely the P5 is an higher grade to the N3 hence it possesses more enhanced features than the former which you already know of. No doubt the p5 is better than the N3 hands down 🙂

  • man, even if d price reduces, it can’t be less dan 27k.
    I will hav to wait till GOD bless me pass dat level. shebi na person dey use bb porshe

  • same specs as Tecno M3. but I am not sure of the smile detection.
    I need a 1gb RAM adroid. Tecno has not produced a cheap one that has 1gb RAM. The phantoms with that size of RAM are well above #30,000.
    Sometimes, my Q1 freezes for like 5 secs me because I have too many applications running at a time. When I check the RAM use, I discover the running apps have almost taken up my RAM thereby leaving little space for me to work which often cause the freezing.

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