The Chinese smartphone brand TECNO announced another budget-friendly smartphone named Tecno Pop 6 Pro late last year. If you were impressed with the Pop 5 series then you should get to the conclusion of this review to find out if the Pop 6 Go will blow your mind. The Pop 6 and Pop 6 Go are similar and the only difference is that the Pop 6 is 3g while the Pop 6 Go is 4G enabled. The phone is 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage variant which is available across different regions in polar black, peaceful blue and silver colour.
The Pop 6 Go is an upgrade of the Pop 5 series with some extra features. The device launched in October 2022 is now available globally in the Asian and African markets.
TECNO POP 6 Go Specs
Let’s take a quick look at some of the specifications of the Pop 6 Go:
- Size: 6.0 inches
- Screen-to-body ratio: 18:9 ratio
- Resolution: 480 x 960 pixels
- Dimensions: 160.3 x 78.8 x 10.9 mm
- Screen Type: IPS LCD display
- Weight: 229g
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6739WA
- GPU: PowerVR GE8300
- Processor Type: Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB ROM
- External Storage: Yes, microSD compatible
- Main Camera: 5MP + QVGA AI lens Dual with LED flash
- Selfie Camera: 5MP with LED Flash
- Battery: 4,000mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Software: Android 11 (Go edition), HiOS 6.2
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- USB: microUSB 2.0, No OTG
- Network: 4G LTE
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Face unlock: Yes
TECNO Pop 6 Go Review
Tecno POP 6 Go with model number BE6J comes inside a blue and white packaging box. After unboxing, you get to see the device right at the top of the packaging box. Inside the box are the charging brick, protective case, USB cable and earpiece. The device comes with a body made of a plastic frame and has volume and power buttons on the right side. The SIM and memory card slot are positioned at the back and accessible only after removing the back cover.
The front of the device has a 5MP selfie camera, speaker, blue light charging indicator, flashlight and proximity sensor. The selfie camera of the Pop 6 Go is aligned toward the left and the main speakers are located at the center of the front. At the bottom are the microphone, USB charging port and audio jack. The rear features three cameras, a flashlight and a fingerprint sensor.
TECNO Pop 6 Pro has a side fingerprint to upgrade your user experience. A gentle grip unlocks your phone, making every touch a pleasure.
The weight of the Pop 6 Go is 229g which makes it too heavy to carry around. The display is 6 inches with a resolution of 480 x 960 pixels which gives a low-quality display but it is okay considering the price.
The phone runs on Android 11 (Go edition), HiOS and comes with 2 GB RAM and a 32 GB internal storage variant. The overall performance of the Pop 6 Go is poor.
The camera quality is poor but since the price is affordable then it is still okay to buy. The video mode records in 480P and 720k but the quality is low and can zoom up to 4 times.
Is Pop 6 go a 4G phone?
Unlike the Pop 5 series which still miss out on the 4G network, TECNO Pop 6 Go supports both 3G and 4G network. To insert a SIM card in a Tecno Pop 6 Go, all you have to do is open the back cover of the device and insert it.
Battery and Charging
The battery capacity of TECNO Pop 6 Go 3G and 4g is 4,000mAh. The biggest challenge of this device is the low battery capacity and charging speed. It takes the Pop 6 Go around 3 hours to charge from 0 – 100%.
What is the price of Tecno Pop 6 Go in Nigeria?
TECNO Pop 6 Go price in Nigeria is 51,000 naira and it is available at any authorized TECNO stores across Nigeria.
- Tecno Pop 6 Go retails in Kenya at Ksh.9,999 and is available for purchase at The Tomorrow Technology LTD., shop no 5c, Kenya cinema plaza 5th floor, moi avenue.
- Pop 6 Go price in Uganda is starting from 349,000 Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
- The price in India is expected to be Rs 28,999 rupees
- The price in Pakistan is 154,999 PKR
- It is available for purchase in Bangladesh for BDT 10,490
- In Zimbabwe and it is sold for 115 dollars (USD)
- Lastly, the price in Nepal is NPR 14,160.
Review and User Opinions on GSMArena
As of the date, this article was published these are the reviews published on gsmarena by users that have bought and used the Pop 6 Go for a long time.
Godswill commented “Pop 6 entered the water in the open sea but I have to look for it and bring it out. In the process, I get another phone pop 6 but I find out that the battery is not good is so painful to use your money and buy something and is not giving you what you want...”
Anonymous stated, “Please I need your help I bought the phone not more than one month but if I charge it, it doesn’t last for an hour.”
Another user stated that “All pops are poor with removable battery“
TECNO Pop 6 Go is a good device and a worthy upgrade compared to the Pop 5 series. The device falls short in the camera, performance and battery. Another limitation of this device is the charging speed. You get an average battery life and the phone takes time to charge. You need to put this into consideration before making that purchase. Nevertheless, However, it comes with a fingerprint sensor, face unlock and 4G network for a phone priced below $100 (51,000 naira), the Pop 6 Go is pretty good.
We recommend it as your second phone or for your children. The itel A58 and itel A58 Lite are alternative affordable smartphones in this price range compared to the TECNO Pop 6 Go.