HOW DOES IT FEEL OUT OF THE BOX?
The smartphone has an aluminum metal unibody design and it looks quite elegant and ergonomic. Tecno has certainly done a good job in shaping up the phone. The front on the phone is shielded with a sapphire 2.5D curved glass. Tecno also bundles a protective silicon back cover which has flaps over Audio Jack and Micro USB port. The fingerprint sensor is located on the front, integrated with the home button. The phone has a certain premium feeling to it and is put together very well. The chrome trim running along the back make it looks attractive. It has a 5.5-inch display with HD (1080 x 720 pixel) that offers sharp and accurate colors. Tecno managed to keep the device thickness just 7.6mm and weighs only 155 gram, inspite of massive 4000 mAh battery.
The right side of the device features both the volume rocker and the power button. On the bottom, I feature micro USB port while the 3.5mm jack is placed on the bottom. And 13MP camera with flash sits on the back of the device, with a 16MP snapper on the front.
HOW DOES IT PERFORM?
The Tecno i7 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6750T chipset paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB. Daily usage like browsing, watching videos and other less demanding operations performs fairly well. The device runs Hi OS based on Android 7.0 Nougat Operating system. The software also features Split-screen modes, a few power saving modes, theme store, Cast and more. You can also freeze any app on the smartphone with Freezer app. The performance of the device is smooth for normal users and we didn’t face any lag while playing high-end games like Asphalt 8, GTA: San Andreas, etc.
HOW IS THE CAMERA?
The Tecno i7 features a 13-megapixel camera with a quad LED flash, and it can capture sharp images. However, there’s no consistency in image quality. In good lighting conditions, the photos come out very good, and in low light, it’s competent. The Tecno i7 has an easy-to-use camera app, it also has plenty of settings and effects to play with. On the front, i7 houses a 16-megapixel camera for sharp and clear selfies.
Price: ₹ 14990
The Tecno i7 manages to impress us in terms of design and performance at the price it offers. It has a sharp IPS display, great battery life with fast charging support, 4G VoLTE support plus it is capable of handling most of the tasks with ease. Tecno has really worked hard to push this device to the mid-range price segment which is dominated by Xiaomi Mi A1, Lenovo K8 Note and Moto G5 Plus.