Tecno Camon CM, which is also known as Tecno Camon CMore, is another member of the Tecno Camon family. It was released in the first month of this year, as a mid-range smart device. This device is quite popular because of its appearance and its aspect ratio.
Tecno Camon CM Review
Tecno Camon CM comes with a very impressive display which has been a great selling point for the smart device. Camon CMore features a display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. The display with this aspect ratio has a size of 5.7 inches, and it has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. This display size and resolution leave the display with a cool pixel density.
Camon CM system is championed by a MediaTek chipset. This chipset isn’t so impressive, considering the fact that its processors have a processing speed of 1.35 GHz. The chipset, which is the quite unpopular MediaTek MT6737, is composed of four processors. These processors can all work together on tasks being carried out on the phone.
A build of Tecno Camon CM will always come with a random access memory that is 2 GB in capacity. This RAM is a high-speed RAM; such a high-speed RAM is necessary to avoid inefficiency in the operation of the chipset. For an average Android smartphone user, a 2 GB RAM will be very okay for their day-to-do usage of the phone.
The primary software featured by Tecno Camon CM is HiOS. The device comes with the version 2 of this operating system; this OS is based on the Nougat version of the Android operating system. As of now, the Android Nougat is a cool operating system, even though, Oreo and Pie have been released.
Tecno Camon CM comes with a 16 GB internal flash storages. This internal storage will definitely be insufficient for media-hungry users. For the sake of such users, the smartphone was developed to support storage expansion. A user can expand the device storage with the help of a micro SD card, as long as the SD card is not larger than 128 GB.
Camon CM supports the last three generations of mobile network technologies: the second generation (2G), the third generation (3G), and the fourth generation. However, to use the 4G network of a mobile operator, a SIM card that supports this technology is required. This smartphone works with the 4G LTE network of all mobile operators in the country.
Smartphones belonging to the Camon family are all known to have amazing cameras. On the front side of this smart device is a 13 MP camera serving as the selfie camera of the phone. The rear camera is also a 13 MP camera, and this camera is well-enhanced. It has the support of a bright LED flash.
Tecno Camon CM system is powered by an impressive 3000 mAh battery and it belongs to the Li-Po family. The power of the battery is used efficiently as components of the phone are all designed to be efficient. Charging the phone takes about 2 hours, and this can be accounted for by the rapid-charge system featured in the smart device.
Key Specs and Features
- 7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels (282 ppi), 18:9 aspect ratio
- Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 CPU with 2GB
- 16GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with memory card
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 13 MP front camera also with LED flash
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 3,000mAh removable Li-Po battery
Tecno Camon CM Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
Tecno Camon CM has a beautiful appearance in all aspects. It has a classic shape while appearing in remarkable colours. The device is quite large because of its large display. It measures 152.2 x 71.7 x 5.6 mm; 152.2 mm which is the length, 71.7 mm which is the width, and 5.6 mm which is the thickness. As it can be seen, the smartphone is not only large, it is also very slim.
Camon CM comes in midnight black, city blue, and champagne gold, but the midnight black gives the device an extra elegance. The city blue and champagne gold also add remarkable beauty to the phone, but fans of Manchester City football club might prefer a build of this phone that came in city blue.
As stated above, this impressive mid-range smart device has a large 5.7 inches display. Not so many mid-range smart devices feature displays larger than 5.5 inches; it is a very cool thing for the manufacturer to feature this large display in the phone. A large display opens the way to more fun when using the smart device.
Tecno Camon CM (CMore) uses an in-plane switching (IPS) touchscreen, and for a mid-range device, this is not too bad. The display of the smartphone has a standard resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, but this does not leave the smartphone with an outstanding pixel density. However, something incredible about CM’s display is its aspect ratio of 18:9; there are a very few mid-range devices that feature such an impressive aspect ratio.
Connectivity and Power
As expected of new mid-range and high-end smart devices, Camon CM has support for the 4G LTE network technology. This smartphone will work with 4G LTE network of all mobile network operators in Nigeria, and also 4G LTE network of all other mobile operators in the world. This device support of mobile technologies is not limited to only the fourth generation (4G), the smartphone also has the support of second generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) mobile network technologies.
As expected of any smartphone, Tecno Camon CM has support for the Wi-Fi technology. This technology makes it possible for the device to join wireless computer networks. With the help of the hardware used for Wi-Fi, CM can be used as a mobile hotspot, providing a network to a collection of computing systems.
Tecno Camon CM is composed of a handful of electronic components. The active electronic components in this device are powered by a standard battery with a capacity of 3000 mAh. These components are significantly optimized to be power efficient, so a full charge will give the user of this phone long period of fun.
The battery powering the Camon CM active electronic components belongs to the Li-Po family. This battery is in-built, just as many new smart devices are. As expected, battery replacement for this device is possible. Changing the battery of this smartphone can be done by certified technicians, and a replacement should not be too expensive.
Chipset and RAM
The system of components that make up Tecno Camon CM is managed by a MediaTek chipset. The chipset which is the MediaTek MT6737 is not the kind Tecno should have featured in the device. MediaTek MT6737 is not bad, but the manufacturer could have done better by featuring a better chipset in the phone.
MediaTek MT6737 is a quad-core chipset, meaning this chipset is made up of 4 cores. These cores share tasks among themselves and work on them simultaneously, with the aim of completing these tasks in a shorter time. These cores have processing speeds of 1.35 GHz, but as can be seen, this processing speed is not impressive.
The cores featured in MediaTek MT6737 use a 2 GB random access memory for their operations. A 2 GB RAM is not bad for a mid-range smart device, and it will be okay for an average smartphone user. With a 2 GB RAM, a user can carry out typical smartphone tasks without issues. For a smartphone user who uses their smart devices for RAM demanding tasks, Tecno Camon CMore may not be the best choice of phone.
Storage and OS
Tecno Camon CMore is equipped with a 16 GB flash storage which can not be fully used by the user. The reason why the flash storage of this device cannot be fully used is that some of this storage space is used to store the operating system, system apps, and other important files of the OS.
A 16 GB storage space might be inadequate for an average smartphone user. In such cases, memory expansion is a way out; the storage space of the smartphone can be done with the help of a micro SD card. Any size of micro SD card can be used in this device, as long as it is not larger than 128 GB in size.
Tecno Camon CMore is powered by the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. This operating system is an improvement of series of versions of the Android operating system, as well as an extension of these operating system. Android 7.0 Nougat is better than previous versions of the operating system in terms of security, features, power efficiency, etc.
Using the Android operating system is a very cool thing, as there are so many things that can be done on the platform at no cost. The Android platform has a lot of free apps available to solve problems, improve life and help carry out all sorts of tasks. Aside from being a very useful operating system, this operating system is highly customizable.
Cameras and Sensors
Phones in the Camon series are well-known to have impressive cameras, and Tecno Camon CM is just another Camon device with remarkable cameras. Tecno Camon CM comes with two cameras, one positioned in the front of the device, as a selfie camera. This camera is a well-enhanced 13 MP camera and supported by a LED flash.
The rear side of the smartphone features another 13 MP camera which also has its loads of enhancements. The enhancements help the camera produce outstanding pictures, and one of these enhancements is a bright LED flash.
Tecno Camon CM features a pool of sensors that help expand its capabilities, giving way to carrying out of tasks it would not have been able to carry out without the presence of the sensors. Sensors featured by this device include a digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and light sensor.
Interestingly, Camon CM features a fingerprint scanner which introduces another way of going about the security of smartphones. This fingerprint scanner is nicely positioned on the rear side of the smart device.
Tecno Camon CM Full Specs and Features
- Platform: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6737
- GPU: ARM Mali-T720
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Black, City Blue, Champagne gold
- Dimension: 152.2 x 71.7 x 5.6 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p Videos
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-Flash, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 13MP camera, 72op Videos, Flash
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE bands 1 (800), 3 (1800), 7 (2600), 20 (800)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB v2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/FLAC player
- Video Player: Mp4/H.264/H.263 Player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3,000 mAh removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –
Tecno Camon CM Price in Nigeria
Tecno Camon CM price in Nigeria ranges from 40,000 Naira to 45,000 Naira and can be bought online on Jumia, Konga and offline in Slot, 3C Hub and other Tecno licensed shops nationwide.