I have had the Tecno M7 for 3 days now and I’m not disappointed at all. The M7 runs Android Jelly Bean (v4.2.2).M7 was announced in September last year and it offers you 4GB ROM, 1 GB RAM and 1.3 GHz Dual-Core Processor. Since it’s Android you know you can have any application you want, so….
The M7 is a big phone. It has a 5 inch display size and is definitely capacitive touchscreen. The phone dimensions are 146.7x76x10.4mm yet it isn’t heavy and fits on your hand perfectly.
IPS technology has been used to ensure your screen is awesome even while outdoors. You should go ahead and try it under the sun. The screen resolution is 480×854 FWVGA (Full Wide Video Graphics Array).
You can read very small letters and very large letters very clearly meaning if you love novels and want a large screen phone (not phablet or tablet), this screen will work for you.
If you love gaming, this phone doesn’t disappoint. It comes with Little Big City, Shark Dash and Asphalt 6 already installed plus the Gameloft Live Store. You can game perfectly as the CPU speed is perfect with no hanging (how do I put that?)
M7 supports 2G and 3.75G networks (Up to 22.2 mbps uplink; Up to 5.76 mbps downlink). Since it’s dual-sim, one sim card can be on 3G while the other is on 2G.
It supports Bluetooth 4.0. It also has built-in GPS. It definitely supports WIFI (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct).
What I love most of the M7 is the 8.O Megapixel BSI (meaning you have the best images even in low light) back camera which gives you up to 3264×2448 pixel pictures. The camera has HDR, face and smile detector with LED flash. The pictures are cool I must say though the camera is really shaky (or my hands are). You must see the pictures on my picture blog (dicksonotieno.tumblr.com) or @DicksonOtieno on Instagram.
You can record videos with up to 800@30fps.
The front camera is a unique 2MP. It is very clear and you use it to unlock you phone with the face unlock security feature. Oh and for selfies too.
With an amazingly bright screen and other connections, the battery tends to disappoint in most phones. I’m not really disappointed though. The M7 battery is 2000mAh. They say it has 6hrs 30mins talktime on 3G networks. I used it a whole day and you can see from the screenshot below: 11hrs and still had 19% remaining yet hadn’t been charged the whole day.
The phone has a G-sensor, an accelerometer, Light Sensors (for auto-brightness which you don’t need since the brightness is perfect) and proximity sensors.
Like any Tecno Smartphone you get a free 8GB memory card already loaded up with apks for your favourite apps.
It is made of plastic, all round, and I hear it comes in White, Black, Yellow, Grey and Pink.