Tecno Pop 7 is an entry-level Android smartphone manufactured by Tecno Mobile. The device is the lower version of the Tecno Pop 7 Pro and the successor of the Tecno Pop 6 launched last year. It is aimed at budget-conscious consumers who desire impressive performance, a sleek design, large display, good camera and big battery capacity. The Tecno Pop 7 has 6.6 inches display, dual camera setup including an 8 MP wide lens, and a massive 5000 mAh battery.
Tecno Pop 7 Key Specs and Features
- 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels (267 ppi density), 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Android 12, HiOS 12
- Undisclosed Octa-core Core Processor
- 2GB RAM (Plus up to 8GB Extended RAM)
- 8 MP + QVGA AI Dual Rear Camera
- 5 MP Front Camera
- 64GB Built-in Storage
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
- 4G LTE Support
- 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Tecno Pop 7 design is nothing unique. It’s just like other entry level phones with a beautiful, sleek, and sturdy plastic body. For an entry-level smartphone, the Pop 7 design is quite slim, measuring 163.9 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm in dimension, so its comfortable to hold.
The front has a 6.6 inches display with slim bezels surrounding the screen, thanks to the 84.6% screen-to-body ratio. There is also a waterdrop notch at the center top of the screen for front facing camera. This phone also has micro-curve edges.
The Tecno Pop 7 6.6-inch IPS LCD display comes with a resolution of 1612 x 720 pixels. It has a 20:9 ratio and 60Hz refresh rate. This means that the display updates its image 60 times per second, although, this refresh rate is not as good as the 90Hz or 120Hz, it still enable you to enjoy a smoother and more fluid image. Furthermore, the IPS LCD display technology used in the Tecno Pop 7 is known for its wide viewing angles and good color reproduction.
The back of the Tecno Pop 7 has a rectangular camera module, positioned at the left side corner. Inside the module, there is the dual camera lens, a LED flash and a fingerprint sensor for easy security access.
The Tecno Pop 7 power and volume buttons were located at the right corner. Meanwhile, on the left corner is a SIM /microSD card slot. The bottom edge, there’s a micro-USB port and microphone while the 3.5mm headphone jack is located on top.
Tecno Pop 7 features a dual camera setup on the rear including an 8-megapixel wide camera and another unspecified camera. At the front there is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The front-facing camera on the Pop 7 has an aperture of f/2.0 and supports AI beauty mode for enhancing selfies. The rear wide camera also has an aperture of f/2.0 and is equipped with an LED flash for low-light photography.
In terms of camera features, this smartphone offers basic functionalities such as HDR, panorama, and video recording up to 1080p at 30fps. However, the camera may struggle to capture high-quality images in low-light environments, and the lack of optical image stabilization (OIS) may result in shaky or blurry footage when shooting videos or taking photos in motion.
Overall, the camera on the Pop 7 is suitable for basic photography needs such as social media posts and casual snapshots.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Pop 7 is an entry-level smartphone that runs on the Android 12 operating system, which is a lightweight version of Android designed for low-end devices. It is the Tecno’s own HIOS 12 which offers impressive upgrades and features.
Additionally, this Tecno phone is powered by a powerful entry level processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card.
This Tecno Pop phone is also equipped with a 5000mAh battery which should provide decent battery life. It comes with 10W wired charger inside the box for easy and convenient recharging.
In terms of connectivity, the Tecno Pop 7 supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a micro-USB port for charging and data transfer.
Tecno Pop 7 Price and Availability
Tecno Pop 7 price starts at around $140 / GHS. 1,190 / ₹ 6,999 at leading online stores. The Tecno Pop 7 price in Nigeria starts at about ₦68,500, 999 GHC in Ghana, and 11,600 KES in Kenya.
The smartphone was announced in March 2023 and was available for purchase in April 2023.
Tecno Pop 7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Pop 7:
- Platform: Android 12, HiOS 12
- Processor: Undisclosed Octa Core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 2GB RAM (Plus up to 2GB Virtual RAM)
- Colours: Endless Black, Capri Blue
- Dimension: 163.9 x 75.5 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.6-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1612 pixels (267 ppi density), 84.6% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: Yes (Glass)
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 8 MP (wide), f/2.0 + X MP Dual Rear Camera
- Rear Camera Features: Dual LED Flash, Autofocus, 1080p Full HD Videos
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera, Dual LED Flash
- Built-in Storage: 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 64GB via microSD card
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 and SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: LTE
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 10W Charging Capacity