Tecno R7 – Anything so special? 6 Cores?

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So Tecno mobile are the climax of their productivity or so it seems as they recently unveiled their flagship phone – Tecno R7 – the R7 which they call the first six-core smartphone in Nigeria (Really?). Undoubtedly, Tecno R7 is Tecno’s first hexacore smartphone in the country. Unfortunately, I have a few things to fault in their new device…

  • Interesting, Tecno R7 brings same shady details we’ve seen on all previous models with the exception of the hexa-core processor which when checked with ubuntu ain’t even upto the Galaxy S4’s clock speed, and it’s called a flagship? Like wow!
  • Tecno Mobile releases flagship every other month unlike their established counterparts who outs flagships once a year. How do I buy a brand new device 2day and in 3months it’s obsolete? That’s just awful!
  • Are Tecno going back or forth in innovations? How would you fit in a bluetooth 4.0 in your Phantom A3 and fit in a 3.5 in new flagship?

Tecno R7

The list is pretty endless but I’ll stop here for now. In as much as we saw a few things Tecno has dared to fit in in previous devices, we’re definitely not as impressed for an overpriced junk with 6-cores and a corning Gorilla glass, heck! I believe for the good of Nigerians and for their company’s good, Tecno Mobile should go back to the drawing board or stick to cheap sissies like the N3, H5, S5 and their brothers. Outing massively priced devices with poor hardware is a NO! NO to we tech savvy folks.

Tecno R7 – Specifications / Features

Checkout some keys specs of the R7 as shown in the official listing:

Platform

Operating system : Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Network : GSM/DCS/WCDMA
Band : GSM900/DCS1800MHz/850M /1900M/WCDMA

Basic Parameter

CPU frequency : 1.5GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU model : Building

Data
GPRS : Yes
EDGE : Yes
3G : Yes
Size
Dimension : 158*78.5*8.4mm

Camera
Front-facing camera : 5.0MP BSI FF
Rear-facing camera : 13.0MP BSI AF Flash Light
Video calling : Yes

Display
Size : 5.5”
Material : IPS
Type : CTP
Resolution : 720*1280

Sensor
G-sensor : 3D
Light sensor : Yes
Proximity sensor : Yes

Common Tools
Torch : Support Flash
Calculator : Yes
Calendar : Yes
World clock : Yes
Alarm : Yes
Memo : Yes

Entertainment
Flash : -
JAVA : -
FM radio : Yes
Voice recording : Yes
E-book reader : system
Games : Preload

Connectivity

GPS navigation : Yes
WIFI(WLAN) : Yes
Bluetooth : Yes BT3.5 USB port
Earphone : Yes
Others : AGPS

Pre installed Apps

Carelcare
Opera Mini
Facebook
Flash share
Play store
Gmail
Palmchat
Maps
WhatsApp
YouTube
AF Market
GO keyboard