Tecno Camon X is one of the latest members of the Tecno Camon family. The device was released by its Chinese manufacturer about four months ago, and the device has gained incredible popularity owing to its astonishing cameras. This high-end smartphone was released alongside its extended version, Camon X Pro.
Tecno Camon X Review
The Tecno Camon series has been around for quite a while, and in less than 12 months intervals, the series always welcomes new members to the family. In April, Tecno Camon X surfaced in the Camon family, with a large 6.0 inches display. This display is made to feature a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels.
While Camon X has high-end features in its system, the smart device is best known for its epic cameras. In the front of the smart device lies a 20 MP camera serving as the selfie camera of the device. The rear side of the smartphone features a 16 MP camera which is highly enhanced, and this camera has a LED flash supporting it.
Series of smart devices have been released since the release of the Android 8.0 operating system, but only a minor percentage of smart devices run the operating system. Camon X does not disappoint here as it runs the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. However, note that this smart device runs a flavour of Android Oreo, not the standard build of the OS.
As stated above, Camon X’s hardware are all managed by a MediaTek octa-core chipset. The chipset which is known as MediaTek Helio P23, has a processing speed of 2.0 GHz. MediaTek Helio P23 is an octa-core chipset, and not all processors in the chipset have 2.0 GHz as their processing speed. A set of four cores in this CPU have processing speed lower than 2.0 GHz.
Supporting the MediaTek Helio P23 which champions the Camon X system, is a 3 GB RAM. The 3 GB RAM serves as the primary memory of the smartphone, and this RAM is a high-speed random access memory. Apart from the support from this RAM, Helio P23 in Camon X also has the support of a Mali graphics processing unit. Mali helps the chipset handle its graphics processing tasks.
There are two variants of Tecno Camon X, one of them features a 16 GB internal flash storage, while the other features a 32 GB internal flash storage. Whichever to choose depends on the user. However, if there is a need for storage expansion, storage expansion can be done with the help of a micro SD card. Expansion of this smartphone storage can be done up to 128 GB.
Camon X is not just a high-end smart device in terms of the hardware it features, it is also a high-end smartphone in terms of its design. The smartphone has an outstanding design; it measures 158.6 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm and it is available in three colours which are: champagne gold, midnight black, and city blue. Among these three colours, the city blue seems to be the best fit for the device.
The active electronic components in the Camon X, all draw power from an inbuilt battery in the phone. An in-built battery with a capacity of 3750 mAh helps power the system of electronic components in the smartphone. The battery is gets charged fully under 3 hours, this is possible because of a rapid-charge system featured by the smartphone.
Key specs and Features
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with HiOS
- SIM Type: Dual SIM, 4G LTE
- Screen Size: 6.0 Inches HD+ IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels (274 ppi)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz, MediaTek Helio P23
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back/Rear Camera: 16MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
- Battery: 3750 mAh (non-removable)
Tecno Camon X Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
Tecno Camon X is one of the newest smartphones belonging to the Camon series. This device was released about four months ago, and the smart device has a very impressive and nice appearance. The smartphone measures 158.6 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm, with the length of the phone being 158.6 mm, the breadth being 75.8 mm, and the thickness of the smartphone being 7.8 mm.
This device has an excellent shape which is one of those things that contribute to the overall beauty of the device. Camon X comes in three colours which are namely: champagne gold, midnight black, and city blue. The device looks so well in all these colour, but as usual, city blue seems to be nicest of the three.
In the front of Camon X is a large 6.0 inches display. This display size is no doubt impressive, considering the fact that most of the smartphone feature display that are 5.5 inches or lower. This large display gives way better user experience for owners of this epic smart device.
Tecno Camon X display is an in-plane switching (IPS) touchscreen, which furthermore supports multiple touches at a time. This display has a display resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. The display resolution makes this device inferior to Camon X pro which features a full high definition (HD) display.
Connectivity and OS
Tecno Camon X features a wide array of connection-related technologies. Starting from mobile network connectivity, the smart device supports the second, third and fourth generation of mobile network technologies. Putting in simpler terms, the device supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE technologies. In the current smartphone market, there are phones that do not work with 4G LTE network of all operators in the country; this problem is not present in Camon X.
Camon X features other connection-related technologies like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The device comes with standard Wi-Fi hardware, making it possible for this device to access computer networks wirelessly. The support for Wi-Fi also makes it possible for the phone to be used to create computer networks. Bluetooth has existed for a relatively long time and still has a lot of meaningful application in the present smartphone world.
As an icon of the Camon series, Tecno Camon X is not expected to run the Android 7.0 operating system or something inferior. This device is a high-end phone which was released towards the end of the first quarter of the year, hence this smartphone is expected to run at least the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system which is a very remarkable operating system.
Running the Android operating system opens a lot of things to its user. The platform is very rich in apps and games. Apps available for the Android operating system are diverse, they range from entertainment app to utility apps, etc. Android is a great choice for people who demand more than basic tasks from a smartphone.
Chipset and RAM
Tecno Camon X is an impressive computing system made up of nice hardware. These hardware are however managed by a chipset which is known as the MediaTek Helio P23. In terms of speed, this chipset is very okay for a device like Camon X, as it has a processing speed of 2.0 GHz. With the help of this speed, the smart device is faster than an average smart device. The value of this speed will be appreciated when a user runs lots of apps at the same time.
MediaTek Helio P23 is an octa-core chipset – putting in simpler terms, the chipset is made up of eight processors that carry out the phone operations. Operations of Camon X are shared among the processors in the chipset of the smartphone. However, note that not all the eight processors featured in the chipset work altogether at a time. These processors are grouped into two sets of four processors, and this grouping exists some technical reasons.
The epic Camon X has a 3 GB random access memory which is used by MediaTek Helio P23, for its processing. For an average smart device user, a RAM of 3 GB is very enough. Users who are also RAM demanding may find this RAM size to be also okay.
Cameras and Sensors
Apart from scoring excellently in the aspect of appearance, operating system (OS), RAM and their likes. The epic Tecno Camon X gets a five star in the camera aspect. In the front of this amazing phone, is a 20 MP camera that takes amazing selfies. The amazing selfies produced by this camera come as a result of the collaborative effort of the camera, its enhancements and its bright LED flash.
The rear side of this smart device features another cool camera which has a resolution of 16 MP pixels. Just like the selfie camera, the rear camera comes with loads of enhancements, some of which are: phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. On the reverse side is also a bright LED flash which illuminates dark places, for the rear camera to take pictures in dark places.
Tecno Camom X comes with a handful of cool sensors, and a fingerprint scanner is one of the sensors featured by the smartphone. The fingerprint scanner featured by this phone is nicely positioned on the back of the phone, making it easier to unlock the smart device. Traditionally, unlocking a smartphone required typing codes or drawing pattern, but this approach is subtly stressful; the fingerprint scanner is an innovative approach to these tasks.
Camon X comes with all the basic sensors expected from an Android device. To name a few, the device features the following: digital compass, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and light sensor. With the help of an accelerometer, Camon X can determine the relative coordinate of a device in space, as well as its acceleration in the vertical and horizontal axis.
Storage and Power
Tecno Camon X either comes with a 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage space. The device storage space can be expanded up to 128 GB, but with the help of a micro SD card. Attempt to expand the device storage beyond 128 GB can damage this smartphone.
The Camon X system has an in-built battery, and it is powered by a 3750 mAh battery. With the help of the rapid-charge system featured by the smart device, the battery charges fully, from zero, under three hours. The battery of Camon X belongs to the Li-Po family and can be replaced if damaged.
Tecno Camon X Full Specs and Features
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23
- GPU: Mali
- Memory: 3GB
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, City Blue
- Dimension: 158.6 x 75.8 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 20MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 16GB / 32GB
- 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
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO:
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, wi-fi
- Direct Wi-Fi Hotspot: Ye
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster:
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol:
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 5m Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASs
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Controls
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor:
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 37750 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: – Standby
- Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes
Tecno Camon X Price in Nigeria
Tecno Camon X price in Nigeria ranges from 55,000 Naira to 60,000 Naira only and is available for purchase on Jumia, Konga, Slot and other e-commerce platforms in Nigeria. You can also purchase at 3C HUB, Pointek stores and other authorized Tecno dealer stores nationwide.