Tecno Spark K7 is one of the new Tecno smart devices that debuted the Tecno Spark-series, the other phones in the series include Tecno Spark K8 and Tecno Spark K9. The phone is a mid-range smart device while featuring a 5.50 inches display and a fingerprint scanner nicely positioned on the rear side of the smartphone.
Tecno Spark K7 Review
Tecno Spark K7 which is alternatively called Tecno Spark, comes with a 5.50 inches display. Its display which is an in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal display (LCD) has an impressive resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Large displays are known to be power-consuming, this display is different as it is power-efficient.
Spark K7 runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS) as its primary software. Although a lot of new devices run the Android 8.0 OS, this does not make Spark K7 worthless of buying.
The system of active electronic components in Tecno Spark K7’s system is championed by a MediaTek chipset. The MediaTek chipset championing the system is a quad-core chipset and the four processors of the chipset collaboratively help get tasks completed quickly. The processors in this chipset furthermore have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz.
A build of Tecno Spark K7 can either come with a 1 GB random access memory or a 2 GB RAM. The 1 GB RAM will be adequate for a regular mid-range smartphone user. However, users who do not desire a 1 GB RAM device, can always go for the 2 GB RAM variant of this smartphone. A user using the 2 GB RAM variant of the device will have a great user experience with the smartphone.
Tecno Spark K7 comes with a 16 GB flash storage as its internal storage. When a new build of Spark K7 is bought, the total free space will far less than 16 GB, as the operating system (OS), pre-installed apps and some file will take up some storage space. K7 supports storage space expansion with the help of a micro SD card. The smart device storage can be expanded up to 32 GB. Attempt to expand the device beyond 32 GB, can cause the phone to malfunction.
Tecno Spark K7 has two cameras, a 5 MP camera acts as the front camera and a 13 MP camera acts as the rear camera of the phone. The selfie camera of this phone has loads of enhancements that improve the quality of pictures taken by the phone. The rear camera also has enhancements, and some of them include geotagging, face detection and HDR.
The smartphone is not a 4G LTE device, but it has support for second generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) mobile network technologies. 4G LTE is no doubt a great technology, however, its absence in this smart device does make the phone worthless of buying. A mid-range smartphone user will most likely use the phone happily without 4G LTE support.
Tecno Spark K7’s system of active electronic components is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. Apart from the fact that the battery is fairly powerful, its power is furthermore used efficiently by the hardware featured in the device. K7 comes with a rapid-charge system which helps charge this 3000 mAh battery under two and a half hours.
Key Specs and Features
- Operating System: HiOS 2.0 Based on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE: NO
- Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Processor Type: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU
- RAM: 1GB / 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16 GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & single LED Flash
- Front Camera: 5MP with flash
- Back-placed Fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 3000 mAh Non-removable
Tecno K7 Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
Tecno Spark K7 which is a very appealing smartphone, measures (153 x 76.4 x 7.9) mm, with 153 mm being the height, 76.4 mm is the breadth, and 7.9 mm being the thickness. As it can be seen from the measurement of the thickness, K7 is a slim device. The phone furthermore has a lightweight of 102 grams.
The phone was designed by one the best design teams of Tecno. K7 features a plastic body and it is available in only four colours which are namely: phantom black, metallic red, champagne gold, and coral blue. Among these colours, champagne gold is the least preferred.
A 5.5 inches liquid crystal display (LCD) is featured by this smartphone, and this is a very cool feature as large screen size often give way to a greater smartphone experience. The device does not just come with a regular 5.5 inches LCD display, its display has a standard resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.
The 720 x 1280 pixels display featured by Tecno Spark K7 gives the smart device a cool pixel density which reads 267 pixels per inch (ppi). With this pixel density, the smart device will give out standard graphics. Spark K7’s display has support for over 16 million colours.
Connectivity and OS
Tecno Spark K7 has a number of connection-oriented technologies. The device features all generations of mobile network technologies except the first and the fourth generation. The device will work with 2G and 3G networks of all mobile operators in the country. However, using these networks will require a nano-SIM card.
Aside from mobile network technologies, Tecno Spark K7 has support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With support for the Wi-Fi technology, a user of this device can make use of fast internet connections. The Bluetooth technology helps facilitate connectivity of the device with peripheral like speakers, external keyboard, and their likes.
Spark K7 runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system as its primary software. However, the smartphone runs a modified version of the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, not the standard version of the operating system. Android Nougat operating system is a very cool operating system, more secure than all older versions of the Android operating system.
The Android platform is a very rich platform; the platform is rich in apps and games. An Android user has a lot of apps available at their disposal, compared to users of other platforms. While security has been the major criticism against Android, it is possible to use the platform without issues, as long as a user takes necessary precautions.
Chipset and RAM
The chipset which champions the Tecno Spark K7 system is MediaTek chipset which is popular in the mobile industry. The chipset is popular due to its excellence in many aspects. The chipset is heavily used by Tecno, Infinix and many other phone manufacturers, including those that are not based in China.
This chipset that champions the Tecno Spark K7 system, is a quad-core chipset. Its four cores work together to complete tasks in a shorter time frame. The processors in this chipset all have a common processing speed of 1.30 GHz. A processing speed of 1.30 GHz is no doubt a fair speed for a mid-range device.
A 1 GB random access memory (RAM) is primarily used by K7’s chipset, as a primary memory. The 1 GB RAM featured in the device is a high-speed RAM. Without a high-speed RAM being featured in Tecno Spark K7, the speed of its chipset will not be taken full advantage of. This is so because slow RAM keep processors waiting for longer than they should.
It is possible to get a build of Tecno Spark K7 that comes with a 2 GB RAM. For some smart device users, a RAM of 1 GB is very okay for them, while some smartphone users will find a 1 GB RAM to be inadequate. Users who find a 1 GB RAM inadequate, can always go for the 2 GB RAM variant of the smartphone.
Cameras and Sensors
Tecno Spark K7 comes with two cameras, one on the rear side of the smartphone, and another is positioned in the front of the phone. A 5 MP camera which has loads of enhancements, acts as the selfie camera of the phone. Amazing pictures are produced with the help of these enhancements and the camera. Geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama, are some enhancements featured by the selfie camera, to name a few.
A 13 MP camera sits nicely on the rear side of the smartphone and acts as the primary camera of this smartphone. The 13 MP camera is also well-enhanced. Some of its enhancements include geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and LED flash.
Tecno Spark K7 comes with a lot of sensors, one of which is a fingerprint scanner. With the help of this fingerprint scanner, a user of the smartphone can unlock their device more easily. As fingerprint scanner have their cons, they should not be relied upon as the ultimate security system of a smartphone.
The other sensors featured in Spark K7 help expand the capabilities of the smart device. Some of these other sensors are accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, and compass. The smartphone can know it acceleration and position in space, all with the help of the accelerometer. In addition, the proximity sensor makes it possible for the device to know how close it is to a surface.
Storage and Power
Tecno Spark K7 uses a flash storage as its internal storage device. The flash storage has a capacity of 16 GB, but the total free space will be less than this. The operating system, pre-installed apps and some files account for the reason why the total free space of the device will be less than 16 GB.
The storage space of this device can always be expanded, if the need ever arises. Storage space expansion can be done with help of a micro SD card. It is important that whatever micro SD card is used for expansion should not more than 32 GB in capacity. Using a micro SD card larger than 32 GB can cause the smartphone to malfunction.
Powering the whole Tecno Spark K7 system is a Li-Po battery, and this battery has a great capacity of 3000 mAh. The battery cannot be removed but can be replaced if damaged.
Tecno K7 Full Specs and Features
- 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network: HSDPA 900 / 2100
- 4G Network: No
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Status Launched: August 2017
- Dimensions: 153 x 76.4 x 7.9 Weight: 102g
- Keyboard: Touchscreen
- Colours: Phantom Black, Metallic Red, Champagne Gold, Coral Blue colours
- Cover: Plastic
- Type: LCD HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colours
- Size: 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch
MEMORY AND OS
- Card slot: MicroSD, up to 32GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat With HiOS 2.0
CHIPSET AND RAM
- Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-core Cortex CPU
- Type: MediaTek chipset
- RAM: 1GB or 2GB
- Alert types: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- Audio port: 3.5mm jack
- 2G: GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
- 3G: Up to 21.2 Mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 Mbps uplink
- 4G: No
- WIFI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
- Bluetooth Version: 4.2, A2DP
- GPS: A-GPS
- NFC: No
- USB: MicroUSB v2.0
- Primary: 13MP, up to 3264×2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geotagging, face detection, HDR camera with single LED flash Video 1080p@30fps
- Secondary: 5MP Camera with LED flash
- Capacity: 3000 mAh Li-Po battery (non-removable)
- Stand-by: N/A
- Talk time: N/A
- Music play: N/A
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light and Fingerprint sensor
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Browser: HTML5
- Java: No
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- FM Radio
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document viewer/editor
- Preloaded applications
- Facebook, Opera Mini, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, etc.
Tecno Spark K7 Price in Nigeria
Tecno Spark K7 price in Nigeria ranges from 33,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira. It can be purchased on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other reputable e-commerce stores nationwide. It can also be purchased offline in Tecno phone stores nationwide.