Tecno Mobile, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-based Transsion Holdings, is one of the latest smartphone companies to enter the ever-growing Indian mobile market. Launched in April 2017, the company has launched five smartphones, namely i3, i3 Pro, i5, i5 Pro and i7 ranging between Rs 7,990 to Rs 14,990. The smartphones run on Android Nougat 7.0 wrapped under HiOS v1.1. The smartphones will be available in Champagne Gold, Sky Black and Space Grey.
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Tecno Mobile’s smartphones come powered with ‘unique image processing technology PIXELEX engine’ which helps in capturing bright and sharp pictures even in poorly low-lit conditions. The software algorithm of the camera is optimized as per Indian consumer localized needs in terms of skin tone, colour preference, contrast etc. The smartphones are also equipped with an anti-oil fingerprint sensor that provides hassle free access to the phone under all Indian lifestyle and weather conditions.
Tecno i5 Pro comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737T processor and comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, it packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear with Quad LED flash for night photography and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Tecno i5 Pro runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. It supports dual SIM card, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
As a promotional offer, Tecno mobile presents the buyers with the flexibility to get 100 day replacement of the product, 50 percent buyback and a year of one-time free screen replacement in case of any damage.
I have been using the phone for a week now to test it’s camera capabilities and managed to capture some moments from the prosperous month of Ramadan around Jama Masjid in Chandni Chowk. Here are a some of my favourite pictures shot using the Tecno i5 Pro.
Verdict: It’s a lovely phone for a sub 15k category. The build quality is quite good and the phone is pretty lightweight. The battery is quite resilient, powered with 4000mAh of capacity which enables it to last an entire day. I wish the phone supported USB type C charging like most latest smartphones in the market. Go for this phone for it’s sleek design, smudge/fingerprint free back cover and camera capabilities backed by the Quad LED for night photography.