Tecno N3 Smartphone Features Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread & Dual SIM Support

The Tecno N3 smart phone features Android 2.3.5 (gingerbread), Tecno N3 phone is a very stylish and sophisticated device, simply called “the Smarter Smart Phone”. Tecno N3 phone is currently the best smartphone ever running on the Android OS with lowest price in the market.

The Tecno N3 is the company’s latest flagship released to the market in November 2012. According to Tecno Chief operating officer-Nicholas Qin, Tecno N3 smart phone features a dual SIM support, 3G and 2G networks, single-core processor, it runs on the Android OS 2.3.5 Gingerbread, display 3.5 inch LCD touchscreen, 3MP camera, WLan, Music and FM radio and so on… You will agree with me that the talk about Tecno N3 features is almost in everyone’s lips especially Nigerian youths as everyone of them wants to lay his / her hand on this cheap Android smartphone. (I love the Tecno N3 smartphone too).

So lets take a look at the features bundled with Tecno N3 smartphone.

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Tecno N3 Smartphone Features

The Tecno N3 smartphone main features are as follows:

  • Display is 3.5 inch capacitive HVGA LCD touchscreen
  • Android v2.3.5 (Gingerbread) operating system
  • Access to Google Play Store ( with over 500,000 apps and games available for download)
  • 3D games support (compatible with Talking Tom, Fruit Ninja, Angry Birds etc)
  • 3.0MP camera (no autofocus, no LED flash)
  • GPRS/EDGE/3G HSDPA/Wi-Fi internet access
  • Up to 7.2Mbps download speeds on 3G networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with internet sharing feature (Wi-Fi hotspot)
  • Dual SIM card support
  • 800Mhz single-core processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal memory (free 8GB microSD card included in the box)
  • External memory support (up to 32GB)
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Stereo FM radio and MP3 music player
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Integration with popular social networking and IM apps (WhatsApp, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Skype etc)
  • Preinstalled essential Google apps (Gmail, Search, Messenger, Talk, Google Plus and YouTube)
  • Support for Microsoft Office document viewer (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • PDF reader
  • Preloaded Android web browser and Opera Mini with excellent HTML support
  • 12+1 months Tecno warranty

Tecno N3 Technical specifications

  • Released date, November 2012
  • Dimensions: 115 x 62 x 11.7mm
  • Weight: Will be updated shortly
  • Screen size: 3.5 inches
  • Screen resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
  • Screen type: TFT capacitive touchscreen capable of displaying up to 256,000 colors
  • Multitouch gestures such as pinch to zoom supported
  • Automatic display rotation
  • SMS/MMS/Email/Push Mail and IM messaging
  • Essential apps (alarm, memo, sound recorder, Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Google Plus, Messenger, Talk, Search etc)
  • SNS integration
  • Android v2.3.5 operating system (Gingerbread)
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal memory (upgradeable to 32GB via microSD cards)
  • External memory support (up to 32GB via microSD cards, free 8GB card included in the box)
  • 800Mhz single-core processor
  • 3.5mm audio jackTecno N3 apps
  • Stereo FM radio and MP3 player
  • MP4/3GP/3GPP video player
  • microUSB v2.0 (charging via USB supported)
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot feature
  • Maps
  • 1400mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Stand-by time upto 300 hours
  • Talk time upto 6 hour

Tecno N3 Price in Nigera

Presently Tecno N3 is selling between N13,500 t0 N14,500, you can buy online at Jumia and have it delivered to your address.

Since the Tecno N3 phone runs on Android 2.3.5, chatting with WhatsApp Messenger on the Tecno N3 dual SIM phone is not a problem, it runs WhatsApp Messenger very fine as against Nokia Asha 200 dual SIM phone. Therefore Tecno N3 features are better choice compared to Nokia Asha 200 and other low budget smartphones.

Read a short review of Tecno N7 after its launch: Tecno N7 Specs, Features, Reviews and Price

You should also consider reading: Tecno N7 dual SIM phone Features, Specifications & Price.


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    • says

      Hi victor, yes I think Tecno N3 is better than blackberry curve 2 considering it’s hardware, on the area of editing MS word on Tecno N3, I can’t tell but all I know is that the phone offers more for less. If the features built into the phone is built into other phones like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola etc it would be selling around 30k to 40k
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  1. Utch says

    Pls ds Tecno N3 is not in Enugu market. Hw can i get one? People ar saying that N5 and N7 wil soon be released, wen wl ds be? Wil dey come wit d same features as in N3 plus flash light. D only problem wit N3 is d poor picture quality and no flashlight. Pls reply

    • says

      Hi Utch, Am yet to find a shop that sale the Tecon N3 in Enugu and once I finds one, I will update you via this medium.

      Talking of Tecno N5 and Tecno N7 phones, it has not been officially confirmed though rumour has it that Tecno has plans to launch Tecno N5 and Tecno N7 Android smart phones during 2012 December ending or early 2013.
      According to rumours, Tecno N5 and Tecno N7 will feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, front 3G calls camera etc.

      The report is not official so I don’t believe it yet
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  2. Utch says

    Pls where can i get ds phone? Its no where in Enugu market. I heard dat N5 and N7 wil soon be released to d Nigerian market. Will they come wit flashlight which is d only problem wit N3 copuled wit poor picture quality

  3. Hitee says

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  4. george chira says

    what do i do… when i connect my n3 to a pc via usb and turn on usb, my pc asks me for device installation software. what do i do? pls reply

      • george chira says

        Hi Azubuike… can you please advice me on this. it seems that n3 does not have the ability to copy files from another remote device using ftp on bluetooth connection. can you help me to know whether there is an app that can be installed to enable the ftp to enable copy of files from other devices instead of sending as it is tendious when one needs to acquire many files please.

        • says

          If what you mean is how to transfer heavy files faster, then you can install “Flash Share” (if not pre-installed on the phone) Flash Share uses the WiFi capabilities of two Android Phones to share files fast by dragging them to the
          other phones. If this didn’t solve the issue, then you can search through Google play store and find the appropriate app for you need out of over 700,000 apps available on Google play store which is one great advantage Android users have over others

  5. Bukky Lawal says

    I currently use The N3 whatsapp does not work on it, on the google play page it shows that whatsapp is incompatible with the Techno N3.

  6. adebowale says

    pls my tecno n3 write application launcher has stopped unexpectedly.. i cant access it since then.. please what can i do to it ?

  7. MC Mazado says

    Azubuike, its gr8 helpin out here. Keep it up. Pls wats different btw T1 & N3? Any chance of getin any of the two in Jos? How much?

    • says

      Well as it is with every product there must be something unique that makes it stand out. Tecno N3 features Android 2.3.5 gingerbread which is better than Tecno T1 Android2.2 froyo, memory and few other things are better than that of T1, it’s also cheaper. On the other hand Tecno T1 has front camera and flash light etc which are lacking in Tecno N3… So the choice is yours!
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  8. Charlly says

    My N3 have been working so well but now, whenever i receive an incoming call i talk for like a second then the phone goes silent and hanging ,, its really stressing me,, anyone with an idea of what i can do

    • says

      Hi Charlly, on the area of your phone going silent during incoming calls, I can’t really say what the cause could be but whenever a phone or PC starts hanging, it shows that virus is present in the system, so the best way to get it fixed is to flash your Tecno N3 and also scan the memory card.

      You can install anti-virus software on the phone from Google Play store (if there is any)
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  9. okon emmanuel says

    i love a smarter smart phone and i found one, it gives me all i needed in a phone . why waste much on big phones when what i av can give me better services………………………TECNO N3, u r the best ever..

  10. says

    pls, help me out bros, my tecno n3 is asking for software driver any time i connected 2ru my usb.

    does i need any software to run b4 my system will connected.


  11. ABDULLAHI says

    Hi Azubuike,
    I am more interested in TECNO D3 but my concern is on the specification and its durability. I googled it but did not see any thing about it. Is the N3 better than than D3. Again, i read some peoples complaining about the second sim not able to receive or make call. can you advice on the one to go for?

    • says

      Hi Abdullahi, I don’t know much about Tecno D3 as I don’t know anyone using it but from what I read online Tecno D3 Specifications are:

      Features 3.5 inch Touchscreen
      Front & back camera (back camera 3.0mp with flash)
      Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
      512MB RAM and 512MB internal memory (free 8GB MC)
      Dual SIM card
      1ghz dual Processor Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v3.0 etc
      price N13,500

      Though Tecno D3 has front &back camera with flash, I can’t see anything like 3G which N3 has. So I still prefer Tecno N3 to D3
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    • says

      Here are Samsung Galaxy Pocket Specifications:

      2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

      3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100

      SIM: Mini-SIM

      BODY Dimensions: 103.7 x 57.5 x 12 mm (4.08 x 2.26 x 0.47 in) Weight 97 g (3.42 oz)

      DISPLAY Type: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors

      Size: 240 x 320 pixels, 2.8 inches (~143 ppi pixel density)

      Multitouch Yes – TouchWiz UX UI

      MEMORY Card slot: microSD, up to 32 GB Internal memory: 3 GB

      Speed – HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps;
      HSUPA WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
      Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP

      USB microUSB v2.0

      CAMERA Primary 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels Features Geo-tagging Video Yes, QVGA@15fps

      FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)

      CPU 832 MHz ARM 11

      Sensors Accelerometer, compass Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS Browser HTML

      Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS

      GPS Yes, with A-GPS support

      Java, via Java MIDP emulator
      Colors Black

      SNS integration – MP4/H.264/H.263 player – MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player – Organizer – Image/video editor – Document viewer – Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa – Voice memo/dial – Predictive text input

      BATTERY Li-Ion 1200 mAh battery

      Stand-by Up to 800 h (2G) / Up to 500 h (3G)

      Talk time Up to 17 h (2G) / Up to 5 h 40 min (3G) MISC SAR US 0.86 W/kg (head) 0.38 W/kg (body) SAR EU 0.79 W/kg (head)

      Price: 18,000 NGN

      Not that Tecno N3 is better, everything depends on choice but if am to choose, I will go for the Tecno N3 dual SIM phone

  12. Gb says

    From d moment I inserted my Airtel SIM into the SIM1 slot of my Tecno n3 I kept getting sms from CH(50) on my Airtel line saying “TEXT ‘1010’ TO 1010” . I got over 200 messages and they still coming as I post this comment. Please I need help what do I do? ASAP. My MTN is in SIM2 slot, but the message is coming only through my Airtel. HELP!

    • says

      Hi Gb, go through your phone message and look for “info messages” “service messages” “channel” “broadcast” or whatever name it has, open and set it to OFF then save and the messages will stop coming… You can consult your phone manual to find the proper location. If the above didn’t work, you can then call Airtel customer care on 111 for assistance
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      • Gb says

        Thanks, Azubuike. Unfortunately none of the above worked. No where to turn off the messages in Tecno n3. I called Airtel, they could not help me. I went to Tecno CarCare Service Center at Ikeja, I was told that the messages are coming because it’s a new phone and will soon stop. But it’s about 3 weeks now that I got the phone….and the messages are increasing! I get about 200 in a day some times. I don’t know what to do….is a problem with Tecno n3?

        • says

          So sorry dear, this can be irritating atimes. I doubt if the messages comes cos the phone is still new. Airtel should have a solution to this cos the message is coming from their network. So they should have a way to disable such messages even from their network end. It’s not a problem with Tecno, you can try using another network on it to see if the message stops or not
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  13. mark says

    when im downloading to my n3 it tells me memory full even when i change the installation path to the sd card. pls help help help ASAP

    • says

      Hi mark, you will have to move some of the apps to sd memory card if possible, if not possible to move them, then delete the common ones (the apps that you can easily find and download) to free your phone memory. After some space is achieved, re-download those apps (the ones you deleted) and install them to the sd memory card.

      That was exactly what I did to gain some memory space on my Nokia E5

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  14. Jay says

    When I try to go to NAVIGATION N3 says that the GPS is disabled even when the GPS is on.

    Is there anything wrong with the phone?

    • George says

      opera mini on my n3 cannot download files exceeding 1mb and again the download speed is always too slow. it indicated “download failed” …please help

      • says

        The “download failed” and slow in speed is caused by the service provider you are using not the phone.

        You can try downloading the files using another network to see if there is any improvement

  15. Aminu Aliyu wali says

    this phone is very good and very fast in terms of download and other activities. thank u for an innovative technology.

  16. Theophilus says

    i jus ur review of N3.
    Where can I buy it in kogi state or contact number of any shop that can send it to me via courier.
    Pls reply

  17. Pdozie says

    Not sure if my first comment was posted. i want to know if with N3, one can synchronise outlook contacts & tasks just as you would with Active Synch

  18. Blesyn says

    Plz i hv gone through the specs and features of t3 and n3 but i am confused..plz wich is beta..wat i nid in a phone is 3g wifi connection,vry good camera(front and back)wit a flash if dere is any,i luv taking pic,whatapp,2go and youtube and oda apps,portability ..xo wich should i go for

  19. soullove says

    hi palz, please i need ur help in
    clearification of certain things on
    tecno t3 and n3. My questions are
    1. Which of d two is faster and more
    2. Does the key pad bottom of t3 light at nite because i heard that n3
    do not light at night
    3. Do the web of t3 also reboot or
    refreashing the application after
    receiving incoming calls?
    4. Does the t3 also hv dx power application and battery saver like
    5. Which among d two has the
    longest battery time?
    6. Which among d two has
    protected screen guard? God bless u all, am waiting for ur
    N/B, u can add other meaning
    information which u think are
    needed, 1 love naija.

  20. Aguye says

    please i want to buy n3 bt my major concern is 2go i.e if i can download 2go. I want if the phone minimise like tecno HD70. Can i used to read pdf and download textbooks. Thank u. U can reply me thru hmaguye@yahoo.com. Or facebook.

  21. JOSIE says

    Hi, the picture folder always disappear from the gallery though still shows that the pictures are there but will not just open. I just got my N3 and hope u could help. Thanks

  22. sam9111 says

    Hi, I kinda semi-bricked my tecno n3, I currently need a system.img file for the phone to flash via fastboot but after weeks of searching and trying to create one I found none and the ones I made ended up with
    FAILED (remote: flash write failure)
    in fastboot… would you be having a solution to it or try running the commands in the link below to get the system.img from the phone from this link then upload them maybe to dropbox
    or if you can, create a custom recovery with the instructions given in the link
    Really waiting for a response, thanks in advance

  23. Soullove says

    Hi admin
    I am very grateful for the reply i got wt my early question because it helpful alot. may God bles u All
    my new question is am abt 2 buy it bt i heard frm people saying some n3 hv 256mb, 512mb and even 600mb. And al goes for the price. Pls where can i check frm the phone

  24. Kwame Boadi says

    i am having problem with n3 and i think i need your assistance . my problem is that, i bought this phone a month ago and am experiencing automatic shout down that i dont understand,is like the phone will go off or shoutdown without pressing the power button and whenever it goes off and you press the power button to turn it on, it will not work unless you remove the battery and fix it back before it can be turned on and this thin is eating away the love i have for the phone, so please what should i do?

  25. says

    Azubuike thanks For this great blog its really educating.
    On d3 and n3 you said you didn’t see 3G on D3 as in n3
    Does that means D3 don’t have it, Because am looking at going for D3?

  26. says

    pls am using tecno n3 each time i download game from any site after loadind d game will always ask for another 50 mb or more for it to be lunch on my phone.why?

    • says

      Pls, i wanna know betweem d5 and n3 which is better asides the 3g support of n3, cos i luv the screen of d5 and i earned this money hardly so i want to spend it knowing the full details of what im buying, pls advice me quickly

  27. hamza victor says

    I love this phone, indeed its a smarter smart phone. i can compare my tecno n3 with a galaxy tab. once again thanks to team techno, you guys rock.

  28. Nyambi akpet ndoma says

    I luv d post on techno n3 wow dat a big improvement on techno companies congratulation.

  29. Hassan says

    pls admin.
    i will want you to help me with this, which website can i visit to download real football or pes on my andriod n3 without additional mb to install after download

  30. ibrahim says

    my problem starts on saturday 22 of june with my f7 phantomA that fell in water.i couldn’t see norhing the screen is just dark and blank.what di i do,where di i go i really lov this phone and couldn’t afford a new one too.help¡!!!!!!

  31. Francis says

    I heard that there‘s a lot of similarities between the N3 and P3. Could you, please, compare them and suggest which is better? And could you kindly forward a copy of your reply to my email address? Thanks for your help.

  32. says

    Pls help me as my N3 camera can not open again. it is giving me d message dat The application camera (process.com.andriod.camera) has stopped unexpectedly. What wil I do pls?

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