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TECNO i7: First Impression
First thing which is noticeable in Tecno i7 and brings a smile is that it’s specifically for OFFLINE sales initially only for PUNJAB, RAJASTHAN and off course GUJRAT and will be expanding soon wide and far.
Tecno GOOGLE on your Palm – The only phone besides who else but MOTO G5 to have out of the box ANDROID NOUGAT 7.0 at this price range 14999 Rs.
MAKERS – TRANSSION HOLDING COMPANY from 2006
COUNTRY – HONG KONG China ( such names only is their Game)
BRAND – TECNO being their latest launch into Mid-range category
Have already tasted success in most of AFRICA, if they are to be believed with low end phones under the name of ITEL have already made it big in Indian market.
INFINIX is their another baby which still to be tested in INDIA.
5.5 inch FULL HD DISPLAY ( 1080×1920 pixels). It’s Bright Crisp and Clear. But in extreme Sunlight it does get little washed out, but most do right.
Verdict on Display:
Not having a protective glass is a big bummer and company should have known better. Since most displays recently have been touching the 6inch or beyond, a little more was expected but still fine.
With most companies are trying to replicate APPLE as their bench mark in terms of looks this is no different as with Full Metal body and Curved Edges it looks solid and sleek.
FINGER PRINT SENSOR with Anti-Oil Sensor intermingled the home button is best suited not only keeping in mind INDIAN sticky climate but most of all people use phone while eating or even shitting. (Swacch Bharat ends on our hands itself)
Everything from Power button, Two Speakers, Micro USB card, Hybrid dual sim slot and speakers are in comfort zones.
Verdict on Looks – OK APPLE was, now with SAMSUNG S8+ and S8 the new benchmark, can we see more such replicas in the mid range too.
BATTERY 4000mah is what makes this mid-range a true beast if whole day long with heavy duty and on top of it ROCKET CHARGE which company says 0 to 80 in 1hour, is like too good and on par.
Front clicks – With 16 megapixel despite LED Flash and Screen flash gives decent but not what you expected, especially in low light raise the question what are these two Combo of flashes for?
With 13 megapixel and PDAF at its disposal, is much better than its front sibling though in night the clicks are not upto the mark and lack the bright and might. But overall the Rear stands out if both are to be compared.
Verdict on Cameras:
They may not be on par with some specific SELFIE phones or clicks but the neat and compact features and supporting of real time filters make both passable.
PROCESSOR and RAM – 1.5 GHz Octa-core Media Tek along with 4GB of RAM is fine when you are in the mid range category. HS 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB but for that one sim has to be ridden of.
Everything is handled smoothly & Gaming is not a problem.
VERDICT ON PROCESSOR AND RAM – Both complement each other well without any snags. But heavy gaming can have some heating issues.
ADDITIONAL yet HELPFUL:
APPLE 3D touch, Hi cloud, Hi Theme, PHX Browser, Customised UI by the name of HIOS (which makes the experience colourful).
No Gyroscope sensor – So those who into VR, can’t use it .
But what’s really cool is the pre installed Customer Care app which guide to all your questions and also provides info of the customer care centres nearby.
What really is good to see offshore companies going all out to provide after sale service the best their can be.
What makes this phone buying altogether more your choice is as it’s you can get rid of it or feel protected –
100 day replacement guarantee, 50 percent buyback, one year one time screen replacement.
It’s not the best in the business, but a welcome addition in already clustered market, will it make a difference only time will tell.