Tecno Phone Pad 7 II; Unboxing and first Impressions

May 27, 2016
4 min read

Yesterday, Tecno Mobile Nigeria released the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II amidst plenty pomp and fanfare. The phablet looks good and attractive.

This is one of the recent Tecno tablets in a while, and this one was designed to serve as phone and tablet at the same time. Let us take a look inside the box.

Specification Highlights


  • Android V5.1 Lollipop
  • 7 ” HD 600x1024 IPS
  • 4G LTE
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Standard and Micro SIMs.
  • 5MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera with Flash
  • 4,100mAh battery with Fast charge

What’s in the box?

The box itself is a glossy white affair with an image of the device splattered across the front



When the box is opened, the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II is nestled inside a plastic casing in the box


There's a  nylon cover on the face of the phone that has dud icons painted on.

Tecno-Phone-Pad-7II-35Let us look inside the box properTecno-Phone-Pad-7II-43Surprisingly, there is not much going on for the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II in terms of accessories. Underneath the device itself in the box, there was a USB cord, charger head, the User Guide in English, a Tecno warranty card and a small literature for PalmChat. Like I said, not much going on accessory wise.

The power button is on the top right-hand side of the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II while the volume buttons are directly beneath


I am used to volume button being on top and power below it, so my hands kept flying to the power button and involuntarily locking the screen.

Underneath the volume buttons are the slots for SIM cards and memory stick


The headphone jack is on the top right-hand corner


Under the Tecno Phone Pad II is the speaker grills, charging port and tiny inbuilt microphone for calls


Speaker, front camera and flash, are on the top of the phone


At the back of the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II, there is the 5MP autofocus camera with flash and the non-removable 4,100 mAh battery


First Impressions


The Tecno Phone Pad 7 II is a phablet(phone and tablet). At 7 inches, it feels awkward in my grip, maybe because I am used to smaller devices. Its slickness makes the phone slippery and makes firm grip a problem, so users may  need to get a phone pouch or skin to prevent accidental slips.


On the other hand, it might not be that cumbersome to type on after all.

No announcement of an official price has been made as of press time, but I am predicting a range of ₦25,000 to ₦35,000, which would not be a bad bargain.

Overall, the Tecno Phone Pad 7 II looks like a good device on the outside, so be on the lookout for the full review soon where I would delve into its workings and see if the phone's performance matches its fine  build.

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