It will not be the king of the covers. But the Neffos C7 is part of that new batch of mobiles with good features and a very competitive price that are encouraging the market. A computer with a 5.5-inch screen, a main camera with fast PDAF autofocus and an 86-degree wide-angle selfie camera. In addition, the TP-Link bill is noticeable in its connections section, thanks to its compatibility with the WiFi AC protocol . And all this topped off by the presence of a fingerprint reader on the back, which gives us extra security. The Neffos C7 can be found in stores for a price of 120 euros. We review its most interesting features.
TP-Link Neffos C7 data sheet
|screen||5.5-inch screen and HD resolution of 1280 x 720, 267 dpi|
|Main chamber||13 megapixels, PDAF|
|Camera for selfies||8 megapixels, real-time beauty mode, 86-degree wide angle|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||microSD up to 128GB|
|Processor and RAM||Mediatek MTK MT6750|
|Operating system||Android 7.0|
|Connections||BT 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n, 2.4GHz, 5GHz, LTE, GPS,|
|SIM||Dual nano SIM|
|Design||Polycarbonate and nanoscopic silver paste|
|Dimensions||154.5 x 76.96 x 7.85mm, weight 157 grams|
|Featured Features||Fingerprint reader|
Fingerprint reader on a 120 euro mobile
It is one of the most interesting novelties of this Neffos C7. For a price range of 120 euros we take home a mobile with one of the most demanded features in mid-range mobiles: the fingerprint reader . In addition, with a remarkable performance since the screen unlocks in just 0.2 seconds. In addition, as TP-Link explains, the mobile is capable of learning from the use we make of the equipment to increasingly optimize the operation of the reader.
And speaking of characteristics of the mid and high range, the hand of TP-Link had to be noticed in the connection section. The Neffos C7 is one of the few mobiles on the market below 150 euros compatible with the WiFi AC protocol . In other words, it is capable of connecting both in the 2.4 GHz bandwidth (the one used by almost all electronic devices) and the 5 GHz band. This width allows us a more stable and faster Internet experience. We need to have a compatible router, but today almost everyone already is.
Solvent Chamber Set
In the photographic section, we have a fairly solvent set. Its main camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and a good aperture of f / 2.0 . In addition, its PDAF autofocus is able to center objects and scenes in just 0.2 seconds. TP-Link wanted to give even more relevance to its selfie camera. The resolution drops down to 8 megapixels, but it has a couple of very interesting features for lovers of selfies.
On the one hand, it incorporates up to ten levels of beauty that we can manage to soften the features of our face. On the other, it includes a key 86 degree wide-angle lens for all our friends or family to enter the group photo. And all this with the option to use the screen's own brightness as a makeshift flash for photos in low light conditions.
Lightweight and slim design
The Neffos C7 is constructed of polycarbonate , with a coating that mimics the look of metal. It is available in two colors, gray and gold. Despite being an affordable mobile, the company has taken care of its appearance and has chosen to curve on the sides so that the grip is more comfortable. In addition, a fairly light and slim design has been achieved , with a thickness of 7.85 millimeters and 157 grams. Thanks to this, we have a mobile that can be used quite easily with one hand and that will fit without problems in your pocket.
Octa-core processor and 2GB RAM
It is probably the section in which it is most noticeable that we are facing a mobile that borders on 100 euros. The Neffos C7 uses an eight-core MediaTek MT6750 processor , with four of the cores at 1.5 GHz and another four cores at 1 GHz. This chip is accompanied by a 2 GB RAM, which will be enough for a standard of the mobile but it can be somewhat short if we make a somewhat more intense use of the mobile.
The internal memory of the mobile can also give us a headache if we make intensive use of the camera for selfies, since it stays at 16 GB. Luckily, we have the option to expand the space through a microSD card. In addition, it has a double slot to use two SIM cards .
Battery that lasts over time and Android 7
The Neffos C7 battery goes up to 3,060 milliamps. An average capacity for the 5.5-inch screen size. We probably wouldn't have minded if the company had sacrificed a couple of millimeters and a few grams to include a larger capacity battery. What is interesting is the brand's commitment that the battery will maintain more than 90% of its capacity after 500 charge cycles (approximately one and a half years of continuous use of the phone).
Within the operating system, it must be said that this mobile is not updated with the latest. The chosen platform is Android 7.0. Although not the most current version, we can have most of the functions of this platform. In addition, it includes a proprietary TP-Link non-invasive software layer that has very little impact on performance.
Price and reviews
The Neffos C7 is a mobile for users who do not want to scratch their pockets. Its 120 euros price (it can be found cheaper in some stores) make it an excellent alternative to become the first mobile for your children or for those who do not require many advanced features.
Of course, despite its moderate price, it includes some features of a higher range such as the fingerprint reader or WiFi AC connectivity.