TECNO Spark 7P is finally here after much teasing online the past few days. This is the company’s latest budget smartphone in the Spark series and succeeds the Spark 6 and Spark 5 from last year. TECNO Spark 7P parks new and upgraded features to make it stand out in the budget lineup and here’s our first impressions – the full review will be coming out later after extensive use.
Before we begin, here’s what you get in the box:
- the device
- 10W power brick and micro-USB charging cable
- a set of earphones
- Sim ejector tool
- a plastic case
- a screen protector
TECNO Spark 7P rocks a sleek frame with a great feel in the hand. It’s sturdy with minimum side bezels.
The bottom features aa headphone jack, a microphone, micro-USB port and a speaker grille the bottom.
The 6.8″ Dot Display is large enough to cater for all your multimedia needs including watching music videos, streaming movies or music.
TECNO Spark 7P also features Bluetooth Audio Share 2.0, and Dirac Stereo Sound Effect.
TECNO included 90Hz refresh rate so you not only get to enjoy scrolling the web or social media but also playing your favorite games.
The scrolling and the animations are buttery smooth and it’s great to see high refresh rate displays trickling to budget smartphones.
I’m loving the experience so far.
The TECNO Spark 7P comes in various colours including Alps Blue(our unit), Magnet Black, Spruce Green and my favorite – Summer Mojito.
The back features a rear fingerprint sensor and face unlock at the front for bio-authentication. They’re both pretty fast.
We also see a shiny camera bump with triple cameras and a quad-LED flash. The bump makes the TECNO Spark 7P have this premium look.
TECNO Spark 7P comes stocked with Android 11 and HiOS 7.6 straight out of the box like the upcoming TECNO Camon 17.
You are getting all the goodness of Android 11 inlcuding improved handling of app permissions for the camera, microphone, and location, scoped storage, and auto-reset permissions for apps you haven’t used in a while, Nearby Share, ability to pin apps in the share menu and scheduled dark mode, powerful media controls, seamless updates, Multitasking pane, improved autofill, suggested apps, biometric authentication, among a host of other useful features.
TECNO added software enhancements and customisation features with HiOS 7.6 such as this side panel you scroll over to get tools like the screenshot feature or apps for easy multi-app switching.
There’s still bloatware you have to deal with. These unnecessary apps reeasily uninstallable and can be disabled.
You’re better off with a custom launcher too.
Under the hood, we have a Helio G70 processor and a Mali G52 GPU coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
The upgrade in terms of software and hardware work so seamlessly to handle all your multitasking needs during light use and heavy usage.
And as a person who uses their smartphone a lot, switching between browsing the web, heavy gaming(even the graphic intense games), and streaming – the TECNO Spark 7P hasn’t let me down.
Also, doing all this with a 90Hz refresh is fantastic. It’s worth noting that this feature comes enabled by default.
Performance is zippy and I’m waiting to see how this holds up past the honeymoon phase. I’m optimistic about this.
Optics-wise, we get a triple setup 16MP triple rear camera setup at the back and an 8MP selfie camera with a dual-LED flash in the waterdrop notch.
You have new camera features to play around with including Video Bokeh, Smile Snapshot, Super Night Mode, Night Portrait, and slow motion(240fps).
You can shot video at 720p, 1080p and 2K at 30fps.
We’ll be testing out all these features in our upcoming review.
The crown of the TECNO Spark 7P is a 5000mAh battery that juices up through a micro-USB charging port.
The gigantic battery should easily last more than a day for most people. It has served me well the past few days.
We’ll put the TECNO Spark 7P’s battery and its other features through their paces during our review to give a conclusive verdict.
Pricing and Availability
TECNO Spark 7P will soon be available in retail stores. We’ll update this post with official pricing when that information becomes available.