Is there a low-priced smartphone that looks good, runs fast and offers satisfactory autonomous performance? Yes, it's the Tecno spark 7. This model offers more advantages that make it noticeable among budget devices on the market. Let's find out what they are.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Spark 7 specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, April 09
- Colors: Morpheus Blue, Spruce Green, Magnet Black
- Dimensions: 164.8 x 76.1 x 9.5 mm.
- Weight: 0 g.
- Screen: 6.5" inc, 720 x 1600, IPS LCD
- Camera : Dual, 16MP
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
- Memory: 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 3GB RAM
- Battery: 6000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11, HIOS 7.5
- Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Tecno spark 7 has a look that suggests its belonging to the low price range. The device does not stand out with original solutions. Its back panel is made of plastic, which is pleasant to the touch. The surface of the cover coating, which makes it more difficult to scratch. However, the manufacturer has provided a hard plastic case in the package.
On the back of the device we also notice the brand logo. It stands as an accent against the backdrop of the interesting colors that Tecno spark 7 can delight you with. You can choose between green, sky blue or black. The fingerprint scanner is also positioned on the back of the device. It sits slightly higher, requiring the user to make a slight effort to reach it with a finger. This is, of course, a matter of habit. You will easily adapt to the specific location.
Overall, the Tecno spark 7 is a good example of simple design solutions that are capable of capturing the user's attention. The build quality completes the good impression.
Tecno spark 7 has received an HD+ display, whose diagonal is 6.52 inches. The pixel density per inch is 269. The picture looks smooth, not the best performance on the market, but considering the mentioned parameters and the low price, it is of good quality. You get nice colors, contrast, maximum wide angles. At the disposal of the user are a blue color filter, dark theme and other advanced modes.
A curious point is that the protective layer is in the kit, but it is not pre-glued to the display. It is up to you to decide whether to do so. For a budget smartphone, a surprise here is the presence of tempered Asahi glass, which pleases with a not bad oleophobic coating.
Under the hood of the Tecno spark 7 is a Helio P22, which does an excellent job with the tasks given to it. It is complemented by a PowerVR GE8320 graphics accelerator, Android 11 operating system and a proprietary HiOS interface. The user can choose between three memory configurations. The RAM is 2 or 4 GB and the internal storage is 32, 64 and 128 GB. No matter which configuration you choose, you always have the option to expand the storage. The manufacturer has provided a memory card option. There is a separate slot for it, located next to the slots for the two nano SIM cards.
The Tecno spark 7 relies on a dual 16-megapixel camera, which seems to be triple, but it is not. The place of the third lens is occupied by the logo of the artificial intelligence used in the model. The latter optimizes the quality of the photos. In a wonderful way, it will help you enjoy better footage all year round. For a budget device, the presence of artificial intelligence is a good sign.
Do you like to shoot in the dark hours of the day? Tecno spark 7 has a night mode that will handle the tasks you set it. It makes the image brighter, saturated and clear. It is also complemented by a powerful flash.
The Tecno spark 7's camera can also recognize text in the picture and translate it into a document.
As for the front camera, it is a 16-megapixel one. It handles portrait shots well.
With this smartphone, you will be able to record HD video at 30 frames per second. Stabilization is absent.
Tecno spark 7 has a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh - a figure that is increasingly common among budget models. Given the performance, screen and operating system, you can count on at least two days of use before reaching for the charger.
Charging the smartphone is done the standard way. In half an hour, you can count on replenishing the charge from 0% to 20%. Full recharging takes time, which is why we recommend you leave the Tecno spark 7 plugged in overnight. You get a 2 amp adapter with the device. Fast charging technology is not provided.
The Tecno spark 7 offers a balanced set of good features for its price. It seems to be quality made, with compact dimensions and a satisfactorily large screen with a not bad picture. Its battery promises long hours of use before you need to recharge. Plus, its cameras are designed with the idea of helping you take pictures without putting in much of yourself. In addition to this, we should also note the presence of NFC.
Tecno Spark 7 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Spark 7 and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Tecno.