Tecno R7 and Tecno D7 may both feature 5.5-inch touchscreens and run on Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean), but that is just about the similarities between these two devices. The Tecno D7 is an entry level phablet while the Tecno R7 is a high performance mid-range device with 3 times more processing power and 4 time more RAM. Here are the key differences between the Tecno R7 and Tecno D7.
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The PerformanceWith a 1.3GHz dual-core the Tecno D7 is no match to the 1.5GHz 6-core processor on the Tecno R7. So, one should expect a smoother performance on the R7. Another major snag of the Tecno D7 was that it could only manage a 512MB RAM, Tecno R7 however offers 4 times more memory with 2GB (2048MB) of RAM.
The DisplayThe Tecno R7 and Tecno D7 both feature a 5.5-inch display. The D7 comes with just 480 x 854 pixels resolution while the R7 offers 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The result of this is that the Tecno R7 offers a more brilliant display. Tecno R7's display is also built on IPS technology with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.
The CameraAs you should expect, the Tecno R7 comes with a better camera. A 13 megapixels camera with autofocus and flash seats on the rear and a 5 megapixels in front. For comparison, the Tecno D7 features a 5 megapixels rear camera and a 2 megapixels front facing camera.
Built-in Storage & ExpansionTecno D7 comes with 4GB of built-in storage, while the Tecno R7 offers 16GB. This means you can load more on your R7 before requiring expansion. Both devices can be expanded with microSD memory card up to 32GB.
The BatteryTecno D7 comes with a 2500mAh battery, while the Tecno R7 features a 2430mAh battery. This is one category where the Tecno D7 beats the R7. We do not understand why Tecno had to reduce the battery size of the R7 except that it could be a tradeoff for the phones slimmer design.
The possible result is that considering the screen resolution and processing capability of the Tecno R7, it will probably have a lower battery life than the D7.
Which should you buyThe Tecno R7 beats the Tecno D7 on all categories except for a minor deficiency in battery life. The Tecno R7 is sleeker with a slimmer and more compact build. The buying decision boils down to pricing. The only reason to favour the D7 over the R7 is pricing.
The Tecno D7 is an entry level device starting at around 26,500 Nairs, while the Tecno R7 is a mid-range smartphone expected at around 37,000 Naira.
For details about these two smartphones read Tecno R7 and Tecno D7 specs.