Tecno deserve all the glory they are getting today from African smartphone market, more especially, Nigeria; reason being that they made it possible for so many of us to be able to use an Android smartphone when Apple, Blackberry, Samsung and other Smartphone vendors that came into Africa before them were busy selling smartphones so expensive that made using a smartphone then only a rich mans thing.
Fast forward to 2018, there isn’t a lot of empty rooms again to fill in the smartphone market, today we have smartphones laden-ed with the latest features that sales for less than 20,000 Naira, the competition is tough and Smartphone vendors are not letting any stone un-turned while coming up with strategies and innovations to keep their customers glued to their products.
To stay relevant and afloat, Tecno is coming up with phones that are not only feature ladened that sales for a lower price compared to there competitors, they are also coming up with midrange and high end devices where they can put in all their best innovation.
That brings us to Tecno Camon X. It’s their latest addition to Tecno’s Camon family, which will be the successor to the Tecno camon CM launched earlier in the year.
In this post we are going to see everything that Tecno has instock for this smartphone.
The Camon X which is a stripped down version of Camon X Pro comes with the looks of the trending designs in the market. Looking at the smartphone you will realize tecno’s attempt to do away with the bezels to the lowest minimum.
Tecno Camon X key Specs
- 6-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels (275 ppi)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- Octa-core MediaTek MT6763T CPU with 3GB RAM
- 16GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
- 16MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint sensor (rear)
- 3, 750 mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Design and Display
This phone is arguably the most good looking smartphone from Tecno in the Camon series. The new smartphone has a nice almost bezel-less display that will give you the feeling of a full view display using the high screen to body ratio (up to 81%).
The body is made from polycarbonate instead of a metal or even a glass covering like the ones you would see on premium smartphones these days.
Tecno Camon X is available in three colors: Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, City and Blue, though all colors will not be available in all countries.
The 6-inch HD display is quite nice but don’t expect it to give you the type of display you will see on a Full HD display. When it lights up you would notice the low resolution and not too crisp color reproduction compared to the more expensive Tecno Camon X Pro.
Besides that, both smartphones have the 18:9 aspect ratio in common with little bezels in the way. The 1440 X 720 HD+ resolution display has a pixel density of 275 ppi. The display is covered in 2.5D curved glass
Back in those days, Tecno used the idea of a long lasting battery to sneak into the smartphone market in so many African, after making its way to the top, they’ve not giving up on that type of offer.
Inside the Camon X, there’s a fairly enough battery inside to take you through one full day of heavy usage and more when slightly used.
It boasts of a 3, 750mAh battery capacity which is well above the mediocre capacity line. As a plus, the smartphone allows you to charge using quick charge, giving you a full charge in a relatively short time.
Camerawise, the Tecno Camon X is well equipped especially in the Selfie department. At the rear side, you have got a horizontally placed 16MP camera with its ring LED flash (quad-LED).
For selfies, a 20MP front camera is held in place on the top bezel beside the front speaker and an adjustable flash as accomplice. With this, selfie addicts will be able to take some nice pictures for your social media platforms.
Tecno has always payed so much attention on camera in the Camon series and the Tecno Camon X wasn’t left behind.
The 20 megapixels selfie cameras offers a dual adjustable flash for natural looking photos. You also get bokeh effect on the selfie camera, with that, you can blurr out the background, despite the fact that the Tecno Camon X offers only single camera. The camera also supports HDR and has some A.I juice integrated into it to create a more intelligent camera that can adapt to different scenarios to give you the perfect shot.
Face ID for easy Phone Unlock
Tecno won’t be left out in the face ID trend that have taken over the smartphone industry of recent. The front camera of the Tecno Camon X also doubles as the input for the Face ID feature. Through the camera a detailed depth map of your face is captured and stored. This will then be used to recognize your face for convenient unlocking of your phone.
Interestingly, you are not left only to the mercy of the face ID to unlock your phone, the Tecno Camon X also offers a fingerprint sensor on the back.
Hardware and Software
The hardware featured on the smartphone is the best you will find on a mid-range device. The Tecno Camon X goes for a decent mid-range SoC, a MediaTek Helio P23 chipset with eight cores in which the highest of them all clocks up to 2.0GHz. When it comes to graphics, the smartphone is provided with a Mali GPU.
In continuance, the Tecno Camon X has a 3GB RAM for multitasking and apps installation. Storage space stays at 16GB or 32GB some of which already occupied by system software and pre-installed apps. However, you could expand this up to 128GB using a MicroSD card. As for the OS, the Tecno Camon X boots the latest Android 8.1 Oreo from the box.
The Android phone supports dual-SIM (Nano SIM cards). Both SIM cards and the microSD card are housed in a single SIM tray. However, the tray is large enough to house all three cards at the same time. This means that you can use the Tecno Camon X with two Nano SIM cards and a microSD card.
Finally, the smartphone supports LTE and Wi-Fi network and connections respectively.
What’s in the Box (Tecno Camon X)
The following will be found inside the box on purchase:
- Tecno Camon X unit
- Charger (Adapter)
- USB Cable
- SIM Ejector Pin
- Protective Cover (As usual)
- User Manual
Pricing and Availability
The Tecno Camon X is now on preorder in Nigeria. You are expected to pay 2,000 Naira down payment for the preorder. When officially available for sale in various online stores and smartphone retail outlets, we expect Tecno Camon X price in Nigeria to start at around about 58, 900 Naira, (15, 700 KSh) depending on the deal and location.
Tecno Camon X Specs
- Platform:Android 8.1 Oreo
- Processor:Octa-core MediaTek MT6763
- Colours:Champagne Gold, Midnight Black, City Blue
- Dimension:6 X 75.8 X 7.8 mm
- SIM Type:Nano SIM
- SIM Count:Dual SIM
- Display:0-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels
- Screen Protection:–
- Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 1080p
- Rear Camera Features:Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 20MP camera, 1080p
- 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
- CDMA EVDO:–
- 4G LTE:Yes
- WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, wi-fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot:Yes
- Bluetooth:Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- Infrared Blaster:–
- USB Port:USB Type-C 2.0
- Instant Messaging:Yes
- Push Emails:Yes
- Email Protocol:–
- Music Player:Yes
- Video Player:Yes
- FM Radio:Yes
- 5mm Jack:Yes
- Navigation:Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass:Yes
- Proximity Sensor:Yes
- Light Sensor:Yes
- Heart Rate Monitor:–
- 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:3, 750 mAh non removable Li-Po battery
- Standby Time:–
- Fast Charging:Yes