Tecno Mobile, a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings which is known for Itel brand in India, has launched five smartphones in India in the range of Rs. 7,990 to Rs. 14,990. The five smartphones launched are – Tecno i3, i3 Pro, i5, i5 Pro and i7 and are priced Rs. 7,990, 9,990,11,490,Rs. 12,990 and Rs. 14,990 respectively. These priced are market operating prices.
These phones will be available in phases. Techno i5, i5 Pro, i3 and i3 pro will all be available across 3 states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Punjab from 22nd April, 2017 whereas the i7 will start selling in early May’17. These phones come in three colors – Champagne Gold, Sky Black and Space Grey.
At the launch event in New Delhi, the company touted these phones to be made especially for India and this is the reason that they have introdiced them under i series which stands for India. One of the highlights of these phones is their camera capabilites and are claimed to be good at night photography. This claim of the company has to be tested by us. For India specific requirements, the camera app of the phones has been customised to capture images truer to Indian skin tones even in low light conditions.
Another significant feature of these phones is that the camera is equipped with PIXELEX engine for producing good quality night photos and videos. To enhance the video chat experience, you can adjust LED brightness on video call. The rear camera of Tecno i7 comes with Quad LED Flash and selfie camera has been provided with screen flash & LED flash for brighter night selfies.
Another India specific feature of the phone is that these phones incorporate Anti-Oil Fingerprint sensor which allows you to unlock your phone even with oily fingers.
Another highlight of these smartphones is that these smartphones are equipped with Rocket Charging which is claimed to shorten charging time by as much as 20% as compared to traditional fast charge.
All the Tecno phones run on the latest Android Nougat with the company’s HiOS operating system on top with features of Smart Screen-Split feature for multi-tasking which enables you to chat and watch videos simultaneously on the same screen.
The company has also announced an industry first ‘151’ Promise which offers 100 days replacement, 50% buyback incase you want to upgrade your phone and 1-year one-time screen replacement. But this promotional offer is available for free for limited period only.
On the specifications front, Techno i7 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LTPS display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be extended upto 128GB.
The dual-SIM i7 is mounted with a 13MP rear camera with autofocus, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture and quad-LED flash. It has selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture, screen and front LED flash.
This phone has fingerprint sensor on the home button to unlock the phone “‘under all Indian lifestyle and weather conditions.” This phone is packed with 4000mAh battery with Rocket Charging. It offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE, ViLTE suppor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS etc.
The Tecno i3 and i3 Pro have almost same features except RAM capability and fingerprint sensor. Both the phones come with 5-inch HD IPS display and run on Mediatek MT6737 chipset. The i3 has 2GB RAM whereas the i3 Pro has 3GB RAM. The i3 Pro has fingerprint scanner whereas i3 is devoid of this feature. Both the phones have 16GB of internal storage which can be extended upto 128GB. Both the phones are powered by 8MP primary camera with 4 LED Flash, auto focus and f/2.0 aperture and 8MP front camera with fixed focus. Both the phones are packed with 3050mAh battery and offers connectivity options of 4G VoLTE ViLTE support, Wi-Fi etc.
Similarly, the Techno i5 and i5 are almost identical except RAM capacity. Both the i5 and i5 Pro sports a 5.5 inch HD display and are powered by MediaTek MT6737T chipset. The i5 comes with 2GB RAM whereas the i5 Pro has 3GB RAM and the dissimlarities end here. Both the phones have 32GB ROM which can be enhanced to 128GB via micro SD card. Both the phones support Dual SIM and are equipped with 13MP primary camera with auto-focus and f/2.0 aperture. The selfie camera has 8MP sensor with fixed focus and f/2.0 aperture. Both the phones are packed with 4000mAh battery with Rocket Charging. Both the phones offer connectivity options of 4G VoLTE ViLTE support, Wi-Fi, BT 4.2, GPS etc.