I think I'm even more excited to do a review of the Tecno R7 now than before because everyday I discover new features that make me go "WOW"...This is the second Tecno phone I've used and I must confess, I am super impressed. Let's not call it a phone, it's actually a Phablet (phone + tablet) and it has dual sim ports (normal sim size). I will not babble for too long because I want to do a very easy to understand review for simple minded people like me that don't understand a lot of techie stuff. If you missed the unboxing of the Tecno R7 click HERE. I bet some of you just want to know if the phone good abi e no good...oya lets go!

The Tecno R7 is a sleek, slim stylish phone (phablet). Bigger than a normal sized phone but smaller than a tablet, it comes in different colours, BlockWhite, Champagne Gold, Sapphire and Bronze. I got the Black one.  It came with a power bank, earphone, responsive smart view cover, 2 pin charger, USB cable, user guide and warranty.  It is a dual sim phone (normal sim size). One thing I have to mention: this phone is very fluid and responsive to touch, navigating through pages and apps is just a breeze!

  • The Tecno R7 is supported by a unique DOLBY sound system to enable you enjoy the latest songs on-the-go. I listened to songs that I've listened to before and they sounded different (better) on the Tecno, I feel I can hear every beat, string, ting in a song! 
  • Speaking of SPEED...the new Tecno R7 boasts of a Hexa-core processor. The first of its kind in Nigeria.
  • If you're worried about scratching your phone easily, have no fear. With a 5.5 HD Gorilla glass screen, you can enjoy a scratch free screen. 
  • It also comes with proximity gestures that enable you move through pages with a wave without touching the screen - oyinbo thing. I activated it by going to 'Settings'--> Click on 'Action' --> "Open Action" -> "taking operation" Box.  
  • Did you know that you can answer any call by waving your hands over the screen of your Tecno R7? I've been showing this function to my friends and anyone who cares to see because I think it's super cool!
  • Ah, I can unlock my phone with a voice command.... like "shokolokobangoshe" Tell me that is not super super cool!
  • Tecno R7 comes with a Powerful Multi-task feature that enables you watch videos while doing other things like sending messages, pinging, etc all at the same time.
The Tecno R7 operates on  an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and it has the OTA (over the air) update now available, which I upgraded. You get loads for storage-ROM of 16GB and RAM of 2GB. The MicroSD is expandable, up to 32GB. 3.75G Network, Dual SIM Dual Standby, Gmail, Google Maps

With a screen resolution of 720×1280 and density of 320 dpi, watching movies/videos on the Tenco R7 is a dream. The display is rendered by Mali-450 MP GPU. It has a  wide angle front-facing camera : 5.0MP BSI FF and a rear-facing camera : 13.0MP BSI AF Flash Light and you can do video calling. I've been doing loads of #selfies  *shines teeth

The Tecno R7 has a G-sensor (3D), light sensor and proximity sensor. Also a torch is present, Calculator, Calendar, World ClockAlarm, Memo, FM Radio are all present.  For connectivity there's GPS navigation , WIFI(WLAN), Bluetooth (BT3.5), USB port and earphones. 
The Tecno R7 comes with Pre-loaded social apps like Twitter, Skype, BBM, Facebook, PalmChat, Whatsapp and also games like Green Farm 3, Danger Dash, Real Football 13, Fashion Icon. Of course you can download more games and apps from the Play Store.

Price abi? The Tecno R7 retails between N42,000 - N50, 000 in Nigeria, you can check online stores like Konga and Jumia. I actually hoped this phone would come with full HD display (1080×1280) but it doesn't however, I am extremely pleased and have fallen in love with all other features of this phone. TECNO stays doing big things.

So have you been able to play with the Tecno R7? You would love it!



  1. chai! chai!! chai!!! all this from tecno and i really really want to buy this phone but kosi owo. great one tecno!

  2. The price is really fair for all those features

  3. How come you mentioned about six colours but its only black I'm seeing in jumia and konga.

  4. Nice. But I'm still a bit sceptical about Tecno technology.

  5. Sisi Yemmie, its camera nko? Whats the picture quality like? I like to take candid shots of my babies ALOT!!! So if it has good camera then I just might give it a try o. Am due for a new phone.

  6. this shit is wicked but......there are two things they coulda done to make this phone way more awesome......1. If the phone was 4G LTE nd 2. If the phones resolution was 1080p

  7. Chai! This fone is entering my eyes oo..

  8. I have it. It's in a special class of it's own.
    How can I activate the Dual Standby function? I discovered that when I make or receive call on the alternate SIM my data SIM stays frozen and I lost hotspot connection to other devices.

    2. How do I activate the G-sensor?

  9. The fone is already entering my eyes. I'll think about it. Meanwhile Should going natural be forced down our throat? What has self-esteem got to do with natural hair. Read my thought on mylifeasmoby.blogspot.com

  10. Any idea on tecno phones having high radiations than is normal?

  11. Hello all, I just want to ask if Facebook can be accessed on this phone.


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