Tecno has become a household name when it comes to phones on the African continent. This brand has several product lines including its “Spark” series. It just recently announced the arrival of a new addition to this product line known as the “Tecno Spark 7.” We will discuss this device, its price, specifications, and other important information in this post.
Price of Tecno Spark 7 in South Africa
As of the time of writing this post, the Tecno Spark 7 is yet to arrive on the shores of South Africa. Nonetheless, we have checked figures online to help to estimate how much the phone should be when it arrives.
From our findings, we have discovered that there are two variants of this smartphone. They are the 2GB RAM plus 32GB internal storage and 3GB RAM plus 64GB internal storage. Both variants are expected to cost between R$1,827 and R$2,205 when they hit the South African market.
Tecno Spark 7 Specs at a Glance
- Launched: 2021, April 09
- Size: 8 x 76.1 x 9.5 mm (6.49 x 3.00 x 0.37 in)
- Number of SIMs: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Networks: 2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2), 3G (HSPA 850 / 900 / 2100), 4G (LTE Yes), 5G (No)
- Operating system: Android 11, HIOS 7.5
- Display size: 5 inches, 102.0 cm2(~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
- Display type: IPS LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)
- PPI density: 270 ppi density
- CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- RAM: 2GB and 3GB
- Internal memory: 32GB and 64GB
- Memory card: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Main camera: 16 MP, AF, Secondary unknown camera
- Camera features: Quad-LED flash
- Video specs: [email protected]
- Selfie camera: 8 MP
- Selfie video specs: Dual-LED flash
- Earphone jack: Yes
- Speaker: Yes
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Radio: FM radio
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Battery type: Li-Po 6000 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: USB
- Colors: Morpheus Blue, Spruce Green, Magnet Black
Tecno Spark 7 Review
The Tecno Spark 7 is an upgrade on the Tecno Spark 6 and it comes with several improvements. It has a massive battery, a tall aspect ratio, the latest Android operating system, and a waterdrop notch. What’s not to love about this device? In this section, we will look at what makes it tick.
Display and Design
Tecno is known for producing affordable yet quality smartphones. This company never compromises on its display and design and it has shown this in what it presents in the Spark 7. The new smartphone features an attractive contemporary smartphone design that is quite fashionable.
It marries top-class functions with perfect proportion to reveal a very attractive device. The smartphone is quite portable so it can fit into a pocket, purse, or handbag seamlessly. While the body is streamlined, the device features a slim waistline. Its dimensions in millimetres are 164.8 x 76.1 x 9.5. This device also features three different colors, Magnet Black, Morpheus Blue, and Spruce Green.
One of the most unique things about this device is that it features the unique SPARK logo. This brings a different feel to the smartphone, making it different from its contemporaries. How about the display?
The Tecno Spark 7 features a 6.53-inch screen with an IPS LCD screen display type. With this, you are assured of HD plus resolution that presents a 20:9 aspect ratio and 720 x 1600 pixels. This means that you will enjoy an amazing screen experience and wouldn’t have issues with the device recognizing your fingers.
Discussing a smartphone in this day and age is not complete without mentioning its cameras. When compared to its predecessor, the Spark 7 features better front and rear cameras. It has a 16-megapixel rear camera with a dual setup that is accompanied by the QUAD-LED flash. The rear camera also features an AI lens that is designed to brighten pictures and videos in dark environments. With this, you can rest assured that you wouldn’t be missing any details when shooting.
The front camera of the Spark 7 is 8 megapixels and it is accompanied by several inbuilt features. These features help you to shoot photos and videos like you were a professional cinematographer. It has the ability to blur your backgrounds and add a Bokeh focus.
While all of the additional features make these cameras seem great, they cannot be compared to the cameras of other smartphones. Most smartphones come with 48-megapixel and 64-megapixel cameras these days. However, when you consider how much this smartphone costs, the quality of the camera isn’t that bad.
Software and Hardware
Without the software and hardware, the rest of the smartphone is just useless. So how does the Tecno Spark 7 measure up to other phones in this regard? This device comes with an octa-core processor that is matched with an Helio A25 chipset. The chipset is based on a process node of 12nm which makes the device clock at a 1.8GHz speed.
What does all of this mean? It implies that despite the device having comparably small RAM, it will match up to devices with higher RAM. The device will allow you to run several apps in the background without freezing. It also features a PowerVR GE8320 graphics card.
The Tecno Spark 7 runs on the latest Android 11 operating system. This OS is based on a HIOS 7.5 platform. It has two variants with one having a RAM of 2GB and the other, 3GB. The different variants also feature two different internal memory capacities, 32GB and 64GB respectively. Interestingly, you can expand the memory of both variants to 128GB using a microSD card.
One criterion that you should check when buying a smartphone, especially in this part of the world is battery life. While the Spark 7 seems to be average in most areas, it packs a very large battery. The battery size is 6000mAh and it promises you over 30 days of standby time.