In my first impressions with Tecno Boom J7 , I was swept away by the beauty of this device. After spending one week with it , I became convinced that this is one of the best entry level Smartphones in Nigeria. Here’s why you should get this smartphone.
The 5inch display on Tecno J7 is backed by a premium looking irresistible design. It has slim bezels and feels weightless on hand.
Also , It has a sightly curved back cover with sharp edges. I noticed that Tecno removed its branding(name) from the top of the device and placed it on the back cover , giving it a cleaner look. It is expected to compete with Infinix Hot 4
The Red Ring
Hands-On , the red ring is the first thing that caught my attention. The red ring serves as a home button , but it performs much more that that. Holding it down for few seconds triggers a mini notifications panel where you can play music and access your settings.
The red ring also serves as an LED light that blinks whenever you have a notification.
The User Interface(UI)
Tecno J7 runs Android 4.4.2Kitkat and has a sleek User Interface, different from what we see on other Tecno phones.
The icons are very flat and the default launcher gives you more control over apps. You can easily uninstall and even share apps directly from your home widget.
The 8MP back camera on Tecno J7 shoots decent pictures. I was very very impressed with the picture quality. Here are some outdoor shots I took with the back camera :
I took another shot with the back camera. This time , In a completely dark room :
The 2MP front camera is good for Selfies , although it performs better in a well lightened room.
Tecno J7 has 2020mAh battery that takes about 1hr50mins to fully charge , and can last up to 5hours of heavy useage. If you’re not a heavy user , you can get up to 9hours from the battery.
Music / Audio Quality
Tecno Boom J7 is a Music Centric phone made specially for people who love music. The audio quality is AMAZING , the best you will see in any mid-range smartphone.
Tecno j7 comes pre-installed with Boom Player , a new music streaming app from Tecno. Boom Player gives users access to a music store where they can stream music online.
The hardware performance is very good. Apps ran smoothly and the 1GB RAM was able to ensure efficient multitasking. I like the fact that it dosen’t heat up due to heavy useage.
I heard this phone costs just #24,000. In all honesty , this phone is worth more than that. Its a great music phone with superb user experience.