Powering the Spark K7, is a non-removable 3000 mAh battery. Although the battery did not give us the performance of the Gionee Marathon M6 Plus, but I was satisfy with what I got from my test, thanks to the power efficient processor. Playing a single HD video with my 3 major email accounts connected, and 3G network turned on, and full brightness, the K7 depleted from 100% to 75% after a 1 hour 37 minutes.
In a more realistic and continuous usage from 100%, the Tecno Spark K7 dropped to 11% after 5 hours, 48 minutes. This is an impressive performance, considering the presence of just 3000 mAh battery. This means, if you are a moderate user with fewer screen and outdoor activities, the K7 should last you through out a day or even more.
Yes, we like the battery performance, but no, we don’t like the charging performance, especially the charger itself. For reasons unknown to me, Tecno shipped the K7 with a 5V-1.2A charger. This charger was a bit slow during charging and get just too warm. Just drop your device to charge with no screen activities, and you get the device from 0 to 100% in about 2 hours and some 20 or 30 minutes. But start using the device and after 4 hours, and your might still be under 80% (depending on usage though).
Under heavy usage, the device do get warm but nothing alarming at all. And while the battery performance was not too far from our expectations, we would have prefer a high voltage charger, like a 5V-2A.
[tie_index]Conclusion: Tecno Spark K7 Pros and Cons[/tie_index]
With how well the Tecno Spark K7 performed in this review, I am eager to lay my hands on the Spark Plus K9 already, and when I do, I’m going to put it through it pace. But before then, let run through the pros and cons of the Tecno Spark K7:
Pros of the Tecno Spark K7
- Pocket Friendly, yet premium built quality.
- Acceptable battery performance
- Generally good camera especially the front facing unit.
- Impressive RAM Management and Overall OS.
- Accurate fingerprint scanner
Cons of the Tecno Spark K7
- No 4G LTE network
- Still the already aging Mediatek MT6580
- Below impressive rear camera
- Less impressive loud speaker
- Just 1.2A charger leading to slow charging.
As for the Spark K7 and, despite the few imbalances, Tecno did much good to this device than what we expected, especially the overall built quality, indeed pocket friendly does not always mean crab.
Thanks for reading my review of the Tecno Spark K7, and if you own this device, please do share your comments below.
Tecno Spark K7
The Tecno spark k7 did very well in our test feeling very sturdy With it impressive design and built. The 8-megapixel rear camera is a pleasure playing with, expect for the disappointing single LED flash.
- Great Value for Money
- Battery could be better
- Built Quality
- Display quality
- Camera quality