Tambo TA4 is one of the Entry level devices from Tambo Mobile, a new company that recently launched in India. This is a slightly upgraded variant of the TA3, coming with a few touch-ups here and there. The device is still affordable nonetheless.
The fourth generation Tambo smartphone now has 2GB of RAM, there’s still 16GB storage space and a fingerprint scanner. Tambo smartphones are known for their Face ID technology, the TA4 comes with the feature.
Tambo TA4 Key Specs and Features
・5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 640 x 1280 pixels
・Android 7.0 Nougat with 2GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.25GHz MediaTek MT6737
・16GB built-in storage, upgradeable up to 64GB
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery
It looks almost identical to the TA3 from the back and comes with a Plastic cover as well. However, there’s been a little change as well, the rear camera, LED flash and fingerprint scanner are now closer than before.
The loudspeaker has now been moved underneath to give the back a smooth overall feel. It measures 9.15mm in thickness when you turn over to the sides. It weighs 162.2g overall and available in Sapphire Blue, Champagne and Jet Black colours.
Just like what we saw on the TA3, the TA4 comes with a bigger bezel-less display. The 18:9 aspect ratio breaks boundaries and lets you expand your horizons with a taller and fuller screen. The bottom and top bezel are a little thick as well.
It’s equipped with a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen to bring out clear visuals. The screen has 640 x 1280 pixels in resolution and 268 pixels per inch density. The screen has a 2.5D curved glass on top and stretches up to 78% screen-to-body ratio.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Tambo didn’t bother changing the chipset on this one, it houses the same MT6737 chip from MediaTek which has a 28nm process technology. The chip has a 4-core processor that clocks at a normal speed of 1.3GHz. In the graphics department, the ARM Mali-720 MP2 graphics card is in charge.
You have a bigger 2GB of RAM on the TA4, which is more than enough for a light user to multitask through apps. A standard 16GB storage space is available as well and you can upgrade up to 64GB using a memory card. It runs on an older Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
The Tambo TA4 adopts an 8MP AF rear camera from Samsung. This camera comes with a LED flash and other Internal features like Face beauty, panorama, burst mode, sticker and lots more. While the 5MP selfie camera comes with a LED flash as well for selfies in low light environments.
Network and Connectivity
The TA4 supports 4G VoLTE and can accommodate dual Nano SIMs and a microSD card. It has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
The Tambo TA4 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Tambo TA4 is available starting from $99 to $109, that’s about (N30, 000 – N35,000).
FULL SPECIFICATION OF TAMBO TA4
・Announced: June, 2018
・Status: Available. June 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: 850/1700/1900/2100
・4G Support: 4G: FDD B1/B3/B5, TDD B40/B41
・Number of SIM Card: 2 (Nano + Nano)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes
・Material Type: Plastic
・Dimensions: 148.5 x 70.5 x 9.15 mm
・Colour: Sapphire Blue, Champagne, Jet Black
・Screen Type: HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 640 x 1280 Pixels
・Pixel Density: 268ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 78%
・Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
・Processor: Quad-core 1.25GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6737
・Graphics Processing Unit: ARM Mali-720 MP2
・Memory Card slot: Yes, up to 64GB
・Internal storage: 16GB
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, gyroscope
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No