Tecno Camon CX was released in April 2016 to be one of the most outstanding Tecno smartphones available in the market. The smartphone at its time of release stood out in other aspects as well. In the present smartphone market, this device still has a place, despite the fact that a lot has changed in the span of about two years.
Tecno Camon CX Review
Whenever the series “Camon” is mentioned, what comes to mind is a Tecno smartphone with remarkable cameras. This is due to the fact that Camon devices are always outstanding in terms of cameras. The Tecno Camon CX was one of the most amazing smart devices as of 2016, featuring two 16 MP cameras, one in the front of the device, and the other on the rear side of the smartphone.
Tecno Camon CX does not only score well in terms of cameras, it also scores excellently in other aspects. As of April 2016 when a very high percentage of smart devices supported only second generation and third generation mobile network technologies, this device went miles ahead to support the new 4G LTE technology. This stands as one of those things that give the phone a place in the current phone market.
Tecno Camon CX which is also called Tecno Camon C10 is powered by an operating system based on the Android 7.0 operating system. The Android 7.0 Nougat is a very cool operating system, bringing new features to the Android platform and also fixing problems with the Marshmallow version of the OS. This OS has greatly improved in a wide array of aspects, one of which is security.
The Tecno Camon CX system is championed by a MediaTek chipset tagged MediaTek MT6750T or MT6750T, for short. This chipset is made up of eight cores, in other words it is an octa-core chipset. These processors in the chipset have an average processing speed of 1.5 GHz, and this chipset is quite power efficient.
Camon CX comes with an epic display, featuring a 5.5 inches liquid crystal display. The display has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, making it a device with a full high definition display. The display size of this phone and its resolution leaves the smart device with a pixel density of 406 pixels per inch.
There are two variants of the Tecno Camon CX, the one which features a 2 GB random access memory and one which features a 3 GB random access memory. Back in 2016, a RAM of 2 GB RAM was a high-end feature, and now it is enough for an average smartphone user. However, if a user feels the 2 GB RAM would not be adequate, they can always go for the 3 GB RAM variant of the smart device.
Camon C10 has an internal flash storage with a storage capacity of 16 GB. The device internal storage space can be expanded with the help of a micro SD card. To expand C10’s storage, all that is needed is the insertion of a micro SD card into the phone. Micro SD cards larger than 128 GB should not be inserted into the smartphone because it does not have support for SD cards larger than that.
Tecno Camon C10 comes with all basic sensors, as well as some secondary sensors and a fingerprint scanner. Some sensors featured by this smartphone include G-sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass. The sensors featured by the smartphone give the device the capability to carry out some tasks it would not have been able to carry out without them.
Key Specs and Features
- Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 2.0
- Full HD display with 2.5D Glass screen
- MT6750T Octa-Core 1.5GHz
- 3GB or 2GB RAM with 16GB ROM
- Dual SIM Card with dual standby
- Super Screenshot
- 0MP front cameras
- 0MP FF back camera, with Dual-Flash
- 4G Connectivity
- 3200mAh Li-Polymer
Tecno Camon CX Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
Tecno Camon CX comes with a distinctive appearance which is not only remarkable but also elegant. Looking at the device, it can be clearly seen that great effort was invested into it. C10 is relatively large, measuring 152.8 x 75.8 x 7.75 mm, where 152.8 mm is the length of the device, 75.8 mm is the width of the smartphone and 7.75 is the thickness of this epic smart device.
Components of Tecno Camon C10 are protected by a metal cover, and this device comes in four colours which are champagne gold, sky grey, elegant blue, and rose gold. It has however been recorded that the elegant blue skin is the skin considered most desirable among users of this smart device.
Tecno Camon C10 features an epic display that measures 5.5 inches in size. The display size is the least expected from a device like Camon CX, but at the time of release, it was impressive. This display has support for over colours which are identified with hexadecimal codes between #000000 and #FFFFFF.
The display featured by Tecno CX has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, and this, in other words, means the display is a full high definition display. This high resolution in a 5.5 inches display gives the display a remarkable pixel density of 406 pixels per inch (PPI). With the help of this 406 PPI display, this smartphone produces amazing graphics.
Connectivity and Power
Camon CX comes with three generations of mobile network technologies, starting from the second generation (2G), and going up to the fourth generation (4G). CX will work with the 4G LTE network of all mobile operators in Nigeria. However, to use the 4G LTE network of any mobile operator in the country, the user needs to have a SIM card that supports this network technology.
Aside from mobile network technologies, the Tecno Camon C10 has support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. With the Wi-Fi technology, a user of this device can make use of fast internet connections. The Bluetooth technology helps facilitate connectivity of the device with peripherals like speakers, external keyboard, and their likes.
Tecno Camon C10 is powered by a 3200 mAh battery which is efficiently made use of, by the active electronic components of the smartphone. This battery charges fully under two and a half hours, with the help of a rapid-charge system equipped in the smartphone. The battery belongs to the popular Li-Po family.
Chipset and RAM
The system of components featured in Tecno Camon C10 is managed by a MediaTek chipset which is tagged MediaTek MT6750T. MediaTek MT6750T chipset is a cool octa-core chipset which is not popular among smartphones but excellent. However, some users might find the chipset slow considering the fact that it has a processing speed of 1.5 GHz.
MediaTek MT6750T as stated is an octa-core chipset, made up of eight processors. These processors exist in two sets, a set of powerful ones and another set of less powerful ones. Only a set works at a time, but which set works depends on the task at hand. Whenever a set works, the task is shared among the processors in the set.
MediaTek MT6750T has the support of Mali-T860 MP2 as its graphics processor. Mali-T860 MP2 GPU helps the chipset with its graphics related processing, allowing the processors of the chipset to focus more on the non-graphics aspects of tasks at hand.
Builds of Tecno Camon C10 come with either 2 GB random access memory or 3 GB random access memory. The 2 GB RAM variant is for average smartphone users; 2 GB RAM is enough for the chipset to carry out the tasks of an average user, without issues. The 3 GB RAM variant of the phone is for RAM hungry users. An additional 1 GB RAM should be able to cover the needs of these RAM-hungry users.
Cameras and Sensors
Excellent cameras are the selling point of Tecno’s Camon devices, and Camon CX comes with 5-star cameras. The selfie camera featured in the front of the phone is a 16 MP camera which has loads of enhancements. These enhancements all work together to help improve the quality of pictures produced by this device. The selfie camera also has the support of a bright LED flash.
On the rear side of Tecno Camon C10 is an epic 16 MP camera. This camera has loads of enhancements, some of which are: autofocus with more focus capability, geotagging, face detection, HDR, phase detection, and panorama camera. Just like the selfie camera, this rear camera has the support of bright LED flash.
Tecno Camon C10 comes with a handful of sensors like: g-sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass. The light sensor makes the smartphone have capabilities that are dependent on the intensity of light. Proximity sensor, on the other hand, gives this device the capability to carry out tasks that require knowing the closeness of the phone screen to a surface.
As expected, Camon C10 has a fingerprint scanner positioned on the rear side of the smart device. The fingerprint which is a new and easy way of implementing a security system is nicely positioned on the back of the device. When a fingerprint scanner is in use, it is always recommended to also activate another authentication system. This is recommended to avoid losing access to one’s device in the event the scanner stops working all of a sudden.
Storage and OS
Tecno Camon CX has a flash storage embedded in it, and this storage space has a capacity of 16 GB. For an average smartphone user, more storage space may not be required. However, if there is a need or desire for more storage space, storage space expansion is possible with the help of a micro SD card. However, note that micro SD cards larger than 128 GB cannot be inserted into the device, as the device does not support anything larger than that.
Note that when a new build of Camon C10 is bought, the total free space will be less than 16 GB. The reason for this is that the operating system, system apps, pre-installed apps, and important files all take up some of this storage space.
Tecno Camon C10 runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system as its primary software. However, it does not run the standard version of the OS, it rather runs the modified version of the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. The Android Nougat operating system is a very cool operating system, more secure than all older versions of the Android operating system. The operating system is also optimized to be faster.
Tecno Camon CX Full Specs and Features
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Network Band 3/7/20/28
- SIM Dual mini-SIM
- Status Available: April 2016
- Dimension: 152.8 x 75.8 x 7.75 mm (5.6mm Visual Slim)
- Keyboard: Touchscreen
- Colors: Champagne Gold, Sky Grey, Elegant Blue, Rose Gold
- Cover: Metal
- Type: FHD, capacitative, multi-touch touchscreen with 16,000,000 colours
- Size: 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 406 pixels per inch
MEMORY AND OS
- Card slot: MicroSD, up to 128GB
- Internal: 16GB
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Processors: 1.5GHz Octa-core CPU, MediaTek MT6750T chipset, ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU
- RAM: 2GB or 3GB
- Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
- Loudspeaker Yes
- Audio port 3.5mm jack
- 2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
- 3G Up to 21 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
- 4G YES
- Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
- Bluetooth Version 4.1, A2DP
- GPS A-GPS
- NFC NO
- USB MicroUSB v2.0
- Primary 16MP, features; autofocus with more focus capability, Geotagging, face
- detection, HDR, phase detection, panorama camera with dual LED flash
- Video Yes
- Secondary 16MP, with LED flash.
- Capacity 3200mAh Li-Po battery
- Stand-by N/A
- Talk time N/A
- Music play 11 hours
- Sensors: G-sensor, Light sensor, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint.
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Browser: HTML5
- Java: No
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player/MP4 music player
- FM Radio
- Document viewer/editor
- Preloaded applications – Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, etc.
Tecno Camon CX Price in Nigeria
Tecno Camon CX price in Nigeria ranges from 65,000 Naira to 75,000 Naira and can be purchased online on Konga, Jumia, Slot and other e-commerce stores nationwide. It can also be purchased in Tecno authorized dealer shops all over Nigeria.