Tecno Camon iAce Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

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Tecno Camon iACE is among the latest set of Camon smartphones available in the market. This phone is a very affordable member of the Camon family while having great cameras, just as Tecno Camon phones are known for. The phone is a mid-range smartphone and also has support for 4G networks in the country. The device features a standard 5.50 inches liquid crystal display.

Tecno Camon iAce Review

Tecno Camon iACE was not expected by the smartphone market until its announcement in August. This phone was targetted at Tecno lovers who desire a Camon phone but can not afford the Camon phones available in the market. Following the announcement, the phone was released and it is now widely available for sales in smartphone stores across the country.

Camon iACE comes with support for a wide range of mobile network technologies. The phone supports mobile networks that fall in the second, third, and also the fourth generation. Even though 4G networks are not available in all parts of the country, a user of this phone can, however, enjoy 4G networks wherever they are available. The phone will furthermore work with 4G network of all mobile network operators in the country, including that of mobile operators covering only states in the country.

To use any mobile network on Tecno Camon iACE, a user will need to insert a nano-SIM card into the smartphone. Note that, using a 4G network will require a user of this phone to upgrade their SIM card if the SIM card does not have support for 4G networks. Just like every other Camon smartphone, iACE is a dual SIM smart device.

Tecno Camon iACE has the design of a typical mid-range smartphone. While the phone is not shabby, Tecno could have given it a better design. However, the company did not do so, to avoid causing loss of value to their high-end smartphones and other mid-range phones superior to iACE. The phone comes in only three colours which are city blue, midnight black, champagne gold.

The display of Camon iACE is a 5.50 inches display which has a standard resolution. The size of the display is what is least expected from any mid-range smart phone released in 2018. The display is furthermore an in-plane switching display, as expected. It will be too much to ask for an active-matrix organic LED in this kind of device. The reason for saying this is that AMOLED displays are much more expensive than IPS displays.

As a flash storage will cause performance issues if the chipset of Camon iACE uses it as the main memory, Tecno equipped this smartphone with a 2 GB memory that supports seamless random access. 2 GB is the standard RAM size for any standard 2018 smartphone. In other words, this RAM size will be very okay for the kind of users it was produced for. A user who finds a 2 GB RAM to be inadequate, may have to consider some other member of the Camon family.

Championing the Tecno Camon iACE system is a chipset produced by MediaTek. This chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6739WW chipset which is a quad-core chipset. The cores/processors of this chipset have an operating speed of 1.50 GHz. The cores give the chipset a cumulative operating speed of 6.00 GHz. Aside from having a good processing speed, the processors of this chipset are power-efficient, compared to some other MediaTek chipsets available in the market.

Tecno Camon iACE uses Android 8.1 Oreo as its operating system. This choice of OS is a very great choice, as it does a very good job managing the hardware of the phone and also provides new features to users of Android smartphones. The operating system of this phone is neither the Go edition or an unmodified build of the OS. While running Android 8.1 Oreo, there exist great possibility that the manufacturer will roll out an OS upgrade, for Android 9.0.

Tecno Camon iACE depends on a 16 GB flash storage for storing data permanently. The 16 GB featured in the smart phone’s system is a power-efficient flash storage. Even though the OS of the phone and some pre-installed apps exist on this flash storage, the storage space should be adequate for a user of Tecno Camon iACE. The smartphone furthermore allows its users to provide more storage space. Providing more storage space is as simple as inserting a micro SD card not more than 128 GB into the smartphone.

Key Specs and Features

  • Display: 5.50 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1440 pixels; 293 ppi
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB SD-RAM
  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Cameras: 8 MP front camera; 13 MP rear camera
  • Battery: 3050 mAh
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6739WW; quad-core; 1.50 GHz
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No

Discussion

ENTRY-LEVEL CAMON SMARTPHONE

When looking forward to using a Tecno Camon smartphone, but do not have a lot of money, Tecno Camon iACE is one of the smartphones to take into consideration. This smartphone is very affordable and does not sacrifice its specs and features for its affordable price. The smartphone comes with great cameras as Camon phones are known for.

CAMERAS

Tecno Camon iACE comes with a nice front camera and a nice rear camera. The front camera is an 8 MP camera which is much better than the 8 MP camera of many other smartphones in the company. Since the camera is the primary selling point of phones in the Camon series, it is no surprise this front camera is an epic one. Apart from being powerful, the smartphone has loads of enhancements.

On the rear side of this smartphone is another great 13 MP camera. The camera was produced by experts in the field. This camera is also powerful than regular 13 MP cameras seen in other smart devices. When this camera operates, it operates with enhancements. Some enhancements supporting this camera are phase detection autofocus, geotagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama. The camera also has the support of a bright LED flash.

OS

Tecno Camon iACE’s release occurred in the previous month, as a result, it runs the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The excitement about this is not only about the fact that the phone runs Android Oreo, it is also exciting that the smart device might get an OS upgrade. If Tecno pushes out OS upgrade, this means the phone will still be significantly relevant in 2019, by running the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

New OS are always desired by people because they always bring new features. Apart from coming with new features, these new OS always feature improvement to their direct predecessor. Android 8.1 Oreo is a very cool OS, featuring improvements in efficiency, usability and security, among others. The operating system is also a lot smarter in its operation, compared to Android Nougat.

DISPLAY

Tecno Camon iACE not only comes with great cameras and a great operating system, the smartphone also comes with a very nice display. Although its display is not as nice as those of high-end smartphones, it is, however, an astonishing display. This display in question is a 5.50 inches liquid crystal display. This display is furthermore an in-plane liquid crystal display.

Other reasons why we consider the display of this smartphone great are its resolution and its pixel density. Tecno Camon iACE’s display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels. This is no doubt a standard resolution, as a majority of mid-range smartphones come with displays having either a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels or that of 720 x 1440 pixels. The resolution of this smartphone interestingly leaves the smart device with a pixel density of 293 pixels per inch.

RAM

Tecno meets up to the market expectation in the aspect of RAM. The manufacturer equipped iACE with a 2 GB random access memory. This memory is large enough for a user of this smartphone, and asking for a RAM larger than this is being too demanding.

Not only is the main memory of this smartphone optimized for random access, it is also a high-speed memory. It is very necessary for it to be a high-speed memory because quick response to the chipset’s commands in necessary for the phone to take optimum advantage of the processing speed of the processors in the chipset.

STORAGE

Tecno Camon iACE has the standard internal storage size of a 2018 mid-range smartphone. The internal memory of this smartphone has a capacity of 16 GB. As expected, the free space is not up to 16 GB, it is rather about 10 GB as a result of the OS and pre-installed apps. One interesting thing worthwhile knowing about this device’s internal storage is its power-efficiency. The flash storage of this smartphone is highly power-efficient.

As we all know, no matter how large a device storage is, there will be smartphone users who will demand more storage. For this kind of users, more storage space can be provided to their Tecno Camon iACE. A standard quality micro SD card can always be used to provide more storage space for the phone. However, users of the phone should note that the phone would not function properly and may develop a problem if a micro SD card larger than 128 GB is inserted into it.

NETWORK and BATTERY

The mobile networks supported by Tecno Camon iACE, span across the second, third and fourth generation. These networks all make it possible for the phone to use the pool of services rendered by mobile network operators in the country. 4G networks furthermore, makes it possible for users of iACE to access the internet at very fast-speed.

The battery that powers Tecno Camon iACE is a Li-Po battery. The polymer casing of this battery is one of the things that makes it possible for the phone to be slim as it is. The device has a 3050 mAh battery as its battery which is no doubt poor for a mid-range smartphone.

Tecno Camon iAce Full Specs and Features

STATUS

  • Announcement Status: Announced
  • Announcement: August 2018
  • Release Status: Available
  • Release: August 2018

NETWORK

  • 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
  • 4G: Yes, LTE

SIM

  • Count: Dual SIM
  • Type: Nano SIM

APPEARANCE

  • Dimension: N/A
  • Weight: N/A
  • Thickness: N/A
  • Colours: city blue, midnight black, champagne gold
  • Case Type: Plastic

DISPLAY

  • Size: 5.50 inches
  • Type: High-definition (HD) In-plane Switching (IPS) LCD
  • Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
  • Pixel Density: 293 pixels per inch (ppi)

RAM

  • Size: 2 GB
  • Type: SD-RAM

CHIPSET

  • Manufacturer: MediaTek
  • Model: MT6739WW
  • Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
  • Speed: 1.50 GHz

OS

  • Type: Android
  • Version: 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Edition: N/A

STORAGE

  • Size: 16 GB
  • Expansion Support: Yes
  • Expansion Limit: 128 GB

CAMERAS

  • Total: 2 cameras
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front LED Flash: Yes
  • Rear LED Flash: Yes

FINGERPRINT SCANNER

  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Position: N/A

GPU

  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8100
  • Speed: 570 MHz

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
  • Bluetooth
  • USB
  • GPS

SENSORS

  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Compass
  • Light Sensor

BATTERY

  • Type: Li-Po
  • Capacity: 3050 mAh
  • Rapid-charge system: No

Tecno Camon iAce Price in Nigeria

The price of Tecno Camon iAce in Nigeria ranges from 30,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira and is sold on Konga, Jumia, Slot and in Tecno licensed retail stores nationwide such as 3C HUB, Microstation, Pointek, Slot and other smaller shops.

Overall Rating
3

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