We are spoiled for choices when it comes to mobile devices out there and at times it is really difficult to make a decision, especially when the price is the main factor. As a big fan of new gadgets and technology, I am excited to introduce you to a new TECNO SPARK 7 Pro on the South African market.
I have received my TECNO SPARK 7 Pro around two weeks ago and had enough time to play around with the device and use it in day-to-day life. Here is my full review.
The generous package received included: new TECNO SPARK 7 Pro, TECNO buds, Bandit Bottle and Bluetooth speaker, notepad, USB with TECNO product information and key ring.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro was launched in South Africa on 16 September 2021 by TECNO Mobile. Officially from the 1st of October is available to purchase in South Africa.
ABOUT SPARK 7 PRO / SPECIFICATIONS
The TECNO SPARK 7 Pro is a budget smartphone that comes with some good specifications and it is officially the most glamorous entry-level phone out there, stylish and affordable.
Operating System: Android v11
Display: 6.6 inches (16.76 cm) HD+ Dot-in display (90Hz refresh rate)
Performance: MediaTek Helio G80 Octa core Processor; 4 GB RAM; 64 and 128 GB internal storage, expandable up to 512 GB
Camera: 8MP front camera with dual flash and 48MP triple rare camera with quad flash and autofocus
Connectivity: GPS, WiFi, BT, FM, OTG, SIM1: Supports 4G, 3G, SIM2: Supports 4G, 3G
Bluetooth: Audio Share
Resolution: only 720*1600
The packaging of the new TECNO SPARK 7 Pro is very impressive (Looooove the colour!). The box comes in vibrant orange with a cool glossy T pattern throughout and a large, sparkly SPARK 7 blue font.
Under the lid, you will find a white box that contains an ejector tool, as well as a silicon case with the word DREAM – a very nice addition especially when you don’t have a case you’d like for your new device.
In the box, you will find a charger, charger USB cable as well as basic airphones.
Overall very organised and packaged box.
THE DEVICE ITSELF
The TECNO SPARK 7 Pro device has an amazing premium design. Mine came in a dynamic Spruce Green colour (as a nature lover I adore this colour), but it is also available in Alps Blue and Magnet Black. There is also Neon Dream – which would be my official choice. So whatever your personality and preferences there is a colour you will like.
The back of the phone has a plastic frame, however, a rippling, rich texture almost like a fingerprint pattern makes it so interesting and glam. Also, the way it reflects light is very cool. I definitely got many OHH’s and AHH’s about the look of the device from others.
The top of the phone has no inserts and all are located at the bottom of the phone: headphone jack, microphone, micro-USB charging port, and the bottom-firing speaker.
The right-hand side rail has the power and volume buttons. And on the left-hand side rail is the dual SIM + micro SD card tray.
The fingerprint reader is at the back.
Despite the large size, the phone is slim and quite light. It is very comfortable to hold and operate.
HIGHLIGHTS AND LOW-POINTS BASED ON PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
After using the device for almost two weeks now one of my favourite features is the super-fast finger unlocking feature which gives you the option to fast unlock when accepting calls, open apps and files, dismiss alarms, on top of being able to unlock your home screen.
- LARGE SCREEN
The large screen makes the viewing experience cinematic and it is a great feature of the new TECNO SPARK 7 Pro.
Cons: I find that the display lacks brightness at times but it is not a big issue.
As an avid explorer taking pictures almost everywhere I go, the camera of my device is very important.
With an 8MP front camera with dual flash and a 48MP triple rare camera with quad flash at the back, TECNO SPARK 7 Pro captures fabulous and realistic HDR photos that are vibrant and colourful. Due to the presence of AI lenses, there is no concern about camera adjustment and settings.
The camera offers many additional settings like touch capture, mirror capture, Al portrait enhancer, wide selfie, slow-motion, panorama, time-lapse or eye autofocus to name a few.
I took the device outdoor to test it all out and here are the results – the images taken by Al Camera are clear and beautiful capturing every detail; while portrait mode adds depth to your pictures.
I also took some other lifestyle photos to showcase the ability of the camera.
The Super Night mode feature on TECNO SPARK 7 PRO is fantastic! Have you ever wanted to snap an evening shot that came out dull and blurry, or just not what you wanted to see? Not with this device. Just check the shots below captured in the low evening light – that came out bright and with enough detail.
- EXCELLENT BATTERY TIME
Without exaggerating a full day without charging is quite easy on the TECNO SPARK 7 Pro. I work remotely and spend a lot of time on my phone and to be honest TECNO SPARK 7 Pro battery life is THE BEST out of all devices I have ever had. For average to light users, the battery would without a doubt last two days. Such a bonus!
Cons: Charging is a bit slow if you previously had a fast-charging feature on your device – but that is something you can easily get used to especially when you only charge your device overnight.
Cons: The phone comes with many pre-installed apps that sadly you cannot uninstall to save some space. Bummer!
If you are searching for a stylish and glam looking phone with a large screen display, awesome camera, a generous amount of storage and impressive battery life then think no further – TECNO SPARK 7 Pro is your perfect choice; not to mention super affordable price. It is a killer budget smartphone and highly recommended no matter your age!
Overall rating: 9/10
As excitement builds and word spreads about the Spark 7 series, the TECNO team is running a competition in which South Africans can win one of five smartphones from the Spark 7 series. For details click HERE or visit TECNO Mobile South Africa social media.
Images by travel opulent box. Review based on own opinion.
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