Tecno n7 Review Vs Gionee Infinity and Infinix X450 Android SmartPhone

Just after reviewing the blackberry z10 smartphone, I thought it wise to make a comprehensive review of the top selling/cheapest high-end android smartphones around today.

Viz; tecno n7, Gionee Infinity and Infinix X450 (also known as race bolt) Android smart phones.

Both companies has been rolling out various specs of smartphones that are very much affordable even in third-world countries. Starting with the gionee xperia, then tecno t1, t3 , n3, t3, d3 and now the N7 android phone which is considered by many as a cheaper version of the Samsung galaxy s11  Smartphone.

 

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First image = Gionee infinity android phone

second Image = Tecno n7 android smart phone

third image =  Infinix X450 (race bolt) android phone

Gionee Infinity Specification :

  • Processor: 1.2GB CPU
  • RAM:512MB
  • ROM: Internal memory-2GB;free 4GB memory card provided,expandable to 32GB
  • LCD/Screen size: 4.3 inches AMOLED WVGA
  • Camera: 8MP with 1.3MP front camera
  • Android OS v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Dual Sim
  • Ultra Slim
  • Bluetooth 3.0,WLAN
  • Micro USB
  • Band?GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WCDMA 900/2100MHz

Full Detailed Features :

Android OS v4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Screen size: 5 inches
Touch screen: Capacitive screen,multi-touch TFT
Screen resolution: 800×480 pixels
Screen color: 16 million colors
Network type: Dual SIM,Dual standby mode
Network mode: GSM, WCDMA
Data services: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
Support band: 2G GSM 900/1800/1900 3G: WCDMA
2100MHz
Dual-core 1.2GB CPU, 512MB RAM
Memory card: Internal 4GB ROM,4GB free MicroSD card,
expandable to 32GB
Battery capacity: 2100mAh
Keyboard Type: Virtual Keyboard
Body Color: Retro black and elegant white
Phone Size: 146x79x10mm
Basic functions
Input Method: IFLYTEK input method
Input mode: Handwriting
Call records: Has received dial missed calls
Messages (SMS), MMS (MMS)
Gravity sensor,Light sensor,Distance sensor
Dual camera (front camera 3MP and rear 5MP) LED Flash
Image size: 2592 × 1944MP
Support 3GP/MP4/MIDI/MP3/AAC/MP3/MIDI
Supports 720P (1280×720) videos
Graphics: JPEG and other formats
SNS support
WLAN: WIFI, IEEE 802.11 n/ b/g
Micro USB v2.0
Built-in GPS/AGPS
Contacts: 2000 numbers
Headphone jack: 3.5mm
Bluetooth v3.0 EDR A2DP
Office tools:TXT, Quick Office, Adobe PDF
Battery: 2100mAH
Included in pack:
2100mAH Lithium battery x1

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Price of gionee infinity is just about $222 ( N35,000) and comes with 15months warranty , the device can also be rooted using popular methods out there

Tecno N7 Specification :

  • Network – 2G/3G
  • Operating System – Android 4.0 ICS
  • Band – GSM900/DCS1800MHz/WCDMA2100
  • Processor – 1GHz Dual core CPU
  • Dimension – 148*79*10.3mm
  • Display – 5.0″ Capacitive Touch Screen.
  • Resolution – 480 times 800 (WVGA)
  • Camera – 0.3MP Front Camera / 5.0MP back Camera with Flash
  • Audio – AMR, WAV, AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG–>VIDEO – MP4, 3GP, MPEG-4…
  • Memory – 4GB ROM + 512MB RAM – MicroSD, expandable up to 32GB
  • Messaging & SNS – Gmail
  • Connectivity – WiFi, Bluetooth3.0, USB
  • Battery Capacity – BL-4M (2300mAh)
  • Sensor – G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Other Features – FM Radio, Torch, Voice Recording, Alarm, Memo

Full Detailed Features :

Firmware : 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S4 processor
5.0″ WVGA (800×480) IPS capacitive display
Operating System =>Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Adreno 203 GPU
512MB of RAM
Memory:

4GB of internal storage microSD up to 32GB
Camera:

5MP autofocus camera with LED flash VGA front-facing camera
Network:

GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 900/2100Mhz
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
GPS with aGPS support
Bluetooth 2.1
microUSB 2.0
Battery

Li-lon 1600mAh 1500 mAh battery
Size / Dimensions

Price of tecno n7 is just little above $171 (N27,000) as at today , with the high supply there is a good reason to hope the prices keep dropping with time .

Infinix X450 Full Specification :

Network: 3G/2G
OS: Android 4.0 (Ice cream Sandwich)
Dimension: 136*68*9.1mm
Display: 4.5 Capacitive touch screen
Processor: 1.0 Ghz Dual Core
battery: 1700mAh
Camera: 8.0MP back with flash and 0.3MP front
Memory:4GB+512 internal memory
Connectivity: Wifi, Wifi hotspot, GPS, AGPS, USB, Bluetooth 3.0
Sensor: G sensor, Light sensor, Proximity Sensor
Additional:FM radio, Dual Sim, 1year Warranty Platinum Card, free case, free 8Gb memory card, earphone.

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The price of Infinix X450 (race bolt) android smartphone hovers around N26,300 ($165)

From the above specification one can clearly see that both the tecno n7 ,gionee infinity and Infinix X450 (race bolt) android phone share similar features with only little variation in differences and could be easily termed as chief rivals b/w both of them .

With the volumes sold each day coupled with positive review from buyers one can simply deduce that soon this cheap devices will cloud the popularity of the almighty Samsung galaxy s2 android smartphone in third world countries.

I will like to state that there other option for maybe much younger people reading this post who might not even have the luxury to afford this devices at the current amount.

Devices like tecno n3 , t1, t3, d3 , huawei U8180, samsung galaxy pocket could also be very much useful, although they are low-end android phones. It’s only the tecno n3 android phone among the last list that supports 3d games and applications.

Many online stores have got all the products named above and offering them at a good price too. If you are buying it from Nigeria and Ghana,  you can do  so by using your ATM (debit card) or direct bank deposit.

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64 COMMENTS

  1. Hi friend, I am Eve Adams of Bloggers.com and I have posted your qoutes on my blog
    By the way, nice blog you have here. Good luck to us.

  2. Thanks for dropping by Eve

  3. Hey friend, it seems tecno has already launched the N7 into the market from ur blog. But i’ve not come across any official statement to that effect. Please have u seen d phone in d market? If yes, where? Cos i’d really like 2 get it. I stay in Abuja. Pls reply ASAP. Tnx

    • Yes , a friend of mine already own the tecno n7 android phone , from his own saying he ordered it here in Nigeria from jumia.com.ng/N7-43858 for N29,500. That price in my own opinion is too good for a smartphone of this quality. So if jumia is selling tecno n7 for 29,500 then slot, calos milner and other top stores wouldn’t sell it for more than N30,000. If you have someone in computer village you can as well ask them to help you purchase it ‘cos most stores in computer Village ‘ve already got the phone in stock.

    • I just saw an advert of Tecno N7 on their official Nigeria facebook page. My challenge is I dont know which to go for either gionee or Tecno. I would prefer which ever is better among the two

      • gionee infinity for sure have gat more features than tecno n7 I even own one myself …. but many still go for tecno n7 ‘cos it’s cheaper and they also have a physical office here in nigeria where you can always go to for support and technical advice …… this is an added advantage to this tecno guys lol

  4. pls by comparison, which is better between Tecno N7 and N3. reply ASAP. thnks

    • tecno n7 for sure have got more features than tecno n3 android phone but considering the fact that tecno n3 is sold for N13,000 one with a very low budget wouldn’t mind giving a try to this piece of magic for only about $83.

      So “in a nutshell ” tecno n7 is better, tecno n3 is awesome too but their difference in price will definitely be the bidding mediator

  5. pls wer can i get d gionee infinity 4rm n d price.cos i stay in abuja.tanks

    • you can get it from calos milner or any other multi-tech shopping mall around the current price is N35,000 I already own one before

  6. Hi bro, I’m thinking of getting tecno n7 but I’m afraid as I have read some comments about the ba3 not being strong. What is your take on that? Do you have any review about the ba3 life? Pls I need your reply asap.

    Regards

    • Almost every smart phone around uses more battery life than regular feature phones and at such shouldn’t be that much a problem since you can easily control how it is utilized . htc , blackberry and other smart phone uses more battery power too but one important features of android phones is ” you can monitor every single application using your battery life as well as the percentage of the battery life it uses ” After purchase download “juice defender” from google play store if battery life is a priority to you bro …. with it you can save your battery power up to two days ……. my 2cent though

  7. Guy why that your specifications for TECNO N7 are double? First you wrote Display – 5.0″ Capacitive Touch Screen. And again you wrote 4.0″ WVGA (800×480) IPS capacitive display. Please which one among them is correct?
    And again can you install apps/games to it external memory card or is it restricted like in samsung galaxy s dous. Please if you reply to nsonaso@live.com I will be more happy cos I haven’t bookmarked your blog yet

    • It is definitely a typo error tecno n7 android phone is 5″ …… concerning your question of being able to install application via memory …. yeah you can install any .apk application you copy from your pc / friend by enabling “non market application” from application settings …….. If what you are looking for is to get your application directly installed to the memory card during installation then you will need to root the device or simply download “app2sd” from google play store to be able to move all large application to your external memory sd

  8. Pls, did n7 tecno has anti scratch glass

    • you can easily use screen guard to prevent such minor scratches it’s about N500 ($3)

  9. is the any diffrnce btwn screen guard and scree protector?

    • don’t think so buddy …… just her expression got me confused ‘cos both produce should be similar things pronounced differently

  10. Hey obasi…read this review and I’m interested in this gionee infinity,do you think slot will have it?cos I live in delta…please reply and keep up the good work.

    • If you have callos milner shopping mall in your area I will recommend you go to them else try slot and see if they ‘ve got any

  11. d n7 runs 3d games like need for speed, shadowgun, pes2012, etc..do i ave to root it to play dem?, coz i’m considering buyin one but do not want to root..

    • yeah, you do not need root access to run 3d games….. you can game on the go with your new tecno n7 smartphone

  12. pls what about infinity having S/RESISTANT glass? Nice blog!

    • thanks for dropping by

  13. You are indeed a blogger with a difference! Keep the flag flying!!
    Please, does N7 accept Java apps like 2go?
    What are the diffs bw rooted and Unrooted N7 devices
    (pls state the cons and prons of both).
    Where is Tecno office in Nigeria, are they in Benin?
    Pls reply ASAP…THANKS

    • Yeah tecno n7 accepts 2go I can mail the apk version that will work flawlessly with your tecno n7 device if you wishes . But if you are talking about running regular java application with your tecno n7 android phone then you may consider installing jbed java emulator that will help you run those uncommon java application like diamond bank, gt bank , uba bank etc. mobile banking application . As for rooting , it gives you total control of your android device , if your device is rooted you can system demanding apps like anti-theft that will prevent your phone from being stolen without any little control given to you , apps like firewall , droidwall for saving internet data , vpn for accessing blocked site etc . The only known disadvantage with rooting is that it can easily expose your phone to malicious apps , bricking and the likes

  14. Thanks for your lucid xplanations…..could you pls mail the 2go app to my box? I will very much appreciate. THANKS.

    • you forgot to drop your email address Zion , send a blank mail to guru {at} obasimvilla.com to receive the direct download link

  15. Pls how can I root tecno N7. Thanks

  16. Obasi, you are great! Keep it up!!
    Pls, if u are to buy between n7 and gionee infinity, which one will you go for…..and why? I can afford any of the two but…..don’t know which?

    • It’s definitely gionee infinity, I love that’s toy, it’s sleek and brilliant design takes me beyond the memory of my old device (noka e5) lol. Features and specification wise both devices are brilliantly awesome

  17. I am planing to buy the new Tecno P3,,,but i like infinix but d problem is dat i have not seen any infinix with 3g dat is less dan 15000 any help

    • what model of the infinix are you really looking at, have you find out if it is one of those ones networks providers are offering at a subsidized rate?

      • U don’t seem to be saying much about the infinix x450. Is it d less preferred of tje three? What r d cons of this fone?
        I’m personally looking for a fone wit a very nice camera, a considerably big internal memory, and 2 sims. With 8mp camera, I seem to be drawn to dis infinx. What do u have to say abt dis, or any other suggestion of fones with dis qualities within dis price range N30,000. Tnx

        • With that kind of budget “Tecno F7 Phantom A1” will definitely blow you off your specified features….. it’s spec beats the three already reviewed here

        • With that kinda budget your sure bet should be “Tecno F7 Phantom A1” .. The spec and features will definitely beat your imagination consideration the current specification you have outlined in your own review

  18. I bought Tecno P3…..I entered google play do download d app2sd but when i read d review of the app it said i must root my phone ,,i am using Tecno P3 and i dont want to root ,,so which exerctly app2sd will i use with out rooting my phone thanks

    • You don’t need to root your phone at all before using app2sd, the only effect is that you can only move the apps that the system gives you permission to, if you are having problem downloading it from google play store, you can try waptrick.com or 4shared.com with the keyword “app2sd.apk” . Let me know if you need further help concerning your tecno p3 android smartphone, Welcome to android os world it rocks and really fun to be on board

  19. Ok i leta found one…and u are right it will move d one system pemitts and currently non is movable but d truth is dat Tecno did over install apps in dat phone dat i only have about 172mb useable and 72mb available…so is der not any way i can move apps to memery card or remove my apps with out rooting it..i dont want to hurt my phone

    • Really non is movable? I think there is an application for dealing with some default loaded apps without having to root the device.I can’t really remember the name now but searching with keywords like “default apps” around the google play store might really help bro.

  20. I saw an application called Root explorer although its not free becoz its a pro version but if dat phone can access my root does it i mean its now rooted and if one root an android can u undo it

    • You can always unroot your android phone any day you wishes too, as for the app I haven’t got the chance to try it out

  21. U said u have operated on P3 u will notice dat d internal memory available is about 172mb pes 2012 didnt run..and i heard dat rooting phone is risky and dat der are so questions dat de will ask u which u suppose to ansa carefully,,,can u drop d answers u used will u are rooting d p3…thanks

    i saw reset factory and i explain dat it will delet all dat in phone ,,is dat advicable to do??will i gain space if i do dat??

    • Bro you seems to be so pessimistic about this rooting of a thing , it is as risk-free as installing normal games, the only down side of it is that it will render your warranty void, beside you can increase your memory using some tweaks [ majorly after rooting it though] and apps let me suggest some for you to make search on okay try “ROESOFT RAM EXPANDER” or continue reading for other tips . lets start by showing you how to achieve that after rooting your device

      Here’s how to increase the internal memory of your Tecno N3, using Link2SD.

      TOOLS NEEDED:
      – Link2SD
      – Rooted Device
      – Root Explorer
      – SDEXT on your SDCard (preferably EXT3, but anyone is cool)

      PROCEDURE:
      NOTE: this is assuming that neither link2SD has been installed nor your memory card has been partitoned and your apps have been linked, prior to this. Please, back up your phone. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT GOES WRONG WITH YOUR PHONE. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING, OR NOT SURE OF ANY OF THE STEPS, “ASK QUESTIONS”. IF YOU ARE SCARED, RUN TO YOUR MUMMY.

      Follow the instructions carefully.

      1. Partition your mem card into 2 partitions using Mini Tool Partition Wizard (or 3, for those who will use swapper). The first partition is FAT32, the second is EXT3 (u can use EXT2 or EXT4, but preferably EXT3) and for those who have a 3rd partition, Linux Swap. All partitions must be marked as PRIMARY. U can use any size you want for your second partition…I used 2GB.

      2. install Link2SD
      3. Open Link2SD
      4. Choose your EXT partition type (depending on what u created in step 1)
      5. Restart your fone manually (not from Link2SD)

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      NOTE: If you get an error (mount script not created…..), don’t panic. Just restart your fone manually. Den go back to Link2SD, Options >> More >> Recreate mount scripts. Den restart your fone manually.
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      6. Open link2SD and go to settings
      7. Uncheck ALL options.
      8. Exit Link2SD

      9. Open root explorer (remember, your fone needs to be rooted)
      10. Go to /data/sdext, delete everything u see in there.
      11. Go back to /data.
      12. Using the multi-select option, CAREFULLY select the following folders:
      •app
      •app-private
      •dalvic-cache
      •data
      13. Go back to /data/sdext and paste.
      14. Go out of /data/sdext and then go back into it.

      Now, this is the most important…yet most dangerous part.

      15. Create a link to the APP folder. This is done by long-pressing d folder, scroll down the options that pop up and choose “Link to this folder”. Den go back to /data and choose “create link”. A warning will pop up (app folder exists…do you want to replace……or something like that sha). Choose “YES”.

      16. Repeat this step for the remaining 3 folders.

      17. Restart your fone TWICE. PLS DO NOT USE YOUR PHONE UNTIL YOU HAVE RESTARTED IT TWICE.

      18. After that, check your internal storage.

      Voila.

      **side-effects** Longer boot time (depending on the apps you have installed), but what is boot time compared to memory space…abi??

      Also, i believe this trick works for most android fones…since the basic underlying technology is the same…but if u have large internal memory, u wouldnt need it…just except thou art greedy.

      **ahem** Dazzol.

      [ this is the link for this tweak ] another resource for you is this thread [ http://forum.obasimvilla.com/?topic=892.75 ] on rooting various tecno android phones. I would have explained all in details but that will take a lot of time, maybe I will write a full tutorial on how you can do various tricks on both rooted and unrooted devices. This few resources should give you guideline on how to research for more . Let me know if you need any more help

      • for increasing the internal memory of your Android Device by the means of memory / sd card partitioning [ rooted devices only] consider reading the short tutorial in this link or more comprehensive one here

  22. Lots of great info on these phones

  23. I have succeeded rooting my phone. I hearded unrooted andriod can play pes 2012, but i root mine and i have free internal memory of about 60mb and free room of about 280mb , if i run d pes it will be showing me jus d begining and seconds timing reading without stoping or doing any other tin pls i need ur help

    • Bro this is the time to enjoy your android phone, play around it but be careful not to delete your default launcher, google play store have got decent apps you can use to use your external sdcard as a ram ….. But do not force it, if the game is laggy or freezing simply try it’s alternative

  24. Interesting, Good comparison – android is looking better and better every day!

  25. Always useful to have side-by-side comparisons :) Thanks!

  26. Guy thanks alot…i have root my phone , partition my memory card , installed link2sd but i didnt install root explorer coz its not free , but i did as everybody use to do selectin d internal storage , select all and creat a link, my question is now is it bad if i do d same thing on system , by linking it to d new partition, d root explore style is way too complex to handle, thanks

    • You can easily use universal android pc suit to communicate between your computer and tecno android phone

  27. Great review on this smartphones.Thanks for sharing their specs and features with us

  28. hi bro I av a problem with my infinix x 510 .I av tried all those means but they are not working please help on to hardest it:-)!

    • volume button + power button from cold boot should fix that Jkhingxs

  29. Pls sir, i need keys combination or numbers to format my TECNO T483.

  30. How do l open my sons password that he locked, he’s using infinix ,if l press D phone it will bring out characters, l don’t know what to do pls help me

    • You can reset the phone to factory mode and gain back full access again by following after the tips at this page.

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