Tecno recently announced the SPARK 7 Pro affordable handset featuring the Helio G80 chip and a large 5000mAh battery. Let’s take a quick look at what this handset offers.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: DESIGN
The TECNO SPARK 7 Pro comes in a special Spruce Green shade with a metallic finish. The body is made out of plastic but doesn’t look cheap.
At the back, there is a long strip for the cameras featuring a triple camera setup, quad-LED flash, along with the words AI and SPARK inside the same housing. You’ll also find a fingerprint sensor at the back, located in a convenient position for unlocking. There’s a single speaker, MicroUSB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom.
The textured design of the back has a frosted feel to it which also gives it a unique look. Plus, the curved edges ensure a comfortable grip.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: DISPLAY
For display, the TECNO SPARK 7 Pro comes with a 6.6-inch HD+ Dot-in display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Yes, the display is not FHD. Instead, it’s a 1600 x 720p panel but you do get the benefit of a high refresh rate. The lack of a full HD display is a bit of a disappointment, but the 720p screen along with its 5000mAh battery helps in ensuring a long battery life even with a 90Hz refresh rate.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: PERFORMANCE
The 2.0 GHz Helio G80 inside the TECNO SPARK 7 Pro ensures that the performance is satisfactory and this includes gaming. The phone can handle mainstream games like PUBG without any major hiccups and for a cheap model, this chip is indeed good enough.
The unit we have features 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM inside but there are other variants like 4GB + 64GB and even 6GB + 64GB available. Other standard features like GPS, USB-OTG, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth are all present on the device.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: CAMERA
The TECNO Spark 7 Pro features a 48MP triple camera setup at the back. The other two cameras are a depth sensor and an AI Lens sensor.
The 48MP primary camera manages to capture excellent daytime images with a good amount of colors and details. You won’t be disappointed with its main shooter in this price segment. The dynamic range is also pretty decent.
Check out the daytime camera samples down below.
When the lighting goes down, the phone struggles a bit with its focus and details. We already know how affordable smartphones aren’t really great at nighttime photography and the TECNO Spark 7 Pro is no different.
super night mode
But this phone has a trick up its sleeve wherein its Super Night Mode can boost the brightness even in extremely dark situations. There are other software-powered features on the SPARK 7 Pro like Night Portrait, Smile Snapshot (AI Portrait focuses on the face and captures the photo when it sees a smile. ), 240 fps Slo-mo video, and Bokeh video effect.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: BATTERY
The 12nm Helio G80 chipset along with its super large 5000mAh battery ensures that battery life is very good on the TECNO SPARK 7 Pro. The phone charges at 10W with the included charger.
The lack of a full HD display helps in the battery life department, as even with a 90Hz refresh rate, you’ll be able to squeeze in up to 2 days of battery life. While we couldn’t test the phone’s standby time, Transsion Lab claims that it can last for nearly half a month on standby with this large battery.
So the battery is definitely one of the biggest highlights of the new TECNO model.
TECNO SPARK 7 Pro Review: SOFTWARE
The TECNO SPARK 7 Pro runs on the new HiOS 7.5.0 based on the Android 11 platform. The OS brings in a bunch of interesting features like Bluetooth Audio Share 2.0 which allows you to share your music with your friends and family.
The HiOS 7.5 version also brings in a scheduled dark theme, chat bubbles for instant messaging, video assistant, and an app cloning feature called App Twin.