There is just no better market/shop to go shopping than a market/shop with plenty of options. That is what the Hong Kong (Africa-focused) smartphone maker is already turning into. Thanks for it latest entrance into few new markets like India, the company has been dishing out different series of smartphone lately. And just like Samsung with almost limitless smartphone options, “a smartphone for everyone” is becoming Tecno’s latest priority, and a good example to demonstrate that, is the recent launch of the Tecno Spark K7 and the Spark Plus K9, two smartphones, (which aside the larger 6.0-inch on the K9), tend to offer users almost similar physics as well as almost different internals.
And while I do hope to lay my hands on the bigger Tecno Plus K9 soon, the Spark K7 has been with me for more than a week now. And for the purpose of this review, I’ve been putting same through different testing and app examinations, both compatible and non-compatible ones, and as you would expect; impressive and disappointing performance here are there.
Wondering what were the major areas the K7 disappointed us? Well, we’ll tell you that, but let have a quick glance through the specifications of the smartphone below.
Tecno Spark K7 Specifications at Glance
- OS: HiOS 2.0 Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- SIM Type: Dual Micro SIMs
- Network Type: 2G/3G
- Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution (267 ppi)
- Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU
- Storage: 16 GB + 1GB or 2GB RAM
- External Storage: Dedicated microSD slot, with support up to 32 GB
- Camera: 13MP camera with single LED Flash and 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- Back-placed Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3000 mAh Non-Removable
- Price: Around N30,000 (about $90)
Tecno Spark K7 Major Drawbacks
- Use of older Mediatek MT6580
- No LTE
Only 1GB of RAM Just Yet
In the Unboxing Review and Antutu Benchmark I wrote earlier, I tried to emphasize the absence of an octa-core processor as claimed by the companies official website, and promised to email Tecno and update their reply in this review. Well, I’ll just update this post as soon as that updates are in. So let see how well the latest mid-range smartphone offering from Tecno performs in our review.[tie_index]Tecno Spark K7 Hardware Review[/tie_index]