Let me admit that the TECNO Camon C7 carries remarkable weight—in terms of what it can do—but as a phone, it is pretty light. This seems to be a win-win situation as many people love to have gadgets that are performers like this. Though larger screen devices have gained wider appeal with more people, there…
Let me admit that the TECNO Camon C7 carries remarkable weight—in terms of what it can do—but as a phone, it is pretty light. This seems to be a win-win situation as many people love to have gadgets that are performers like this.
Though larger screen devices have gained wider appeal with more people, there are still people who prefer 5 inches as the sweet spot in terms of the ideal size for a smartphone. I do think that the Camon C7 has really nifty specifications.
The C7 features the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a great display—HD, but you will almost think it is full HD. It offers a removable battery of 2500 mAh, a 13MP front and rear dual flash camera as well as a premium build.
Design and build quality
Made out of plastic and easy to handle in one hand. Can fit perfectly in your jeans pocket without a noticeable bulge. The back of the phone is curved, allowing for easy gripping—plus it is just 5 inches.
My love for the Camera
The right side has the volume and power buttons, and further down is the dedicated camera button. It has a 13MP front and rear camera with dual – LED flash placed just below it. Another amazing thing about the camera is that it is centrally placed which makes the picture perfectly straight.
You can swipe up and down to switch between the front and rear camera. Out of focus speeds are fast and resulting images are great. Photos are consistently good in low light; you would have to beat yourself up to find a device that will beat it in its price range.
Testing the camera:
Is it really a 13MP camera phone?
I will let you decide if it is.
Low light game on fleek
With a 13MP front and rear camera, I expected the device to not fail me even in the worst situations, let us know if it did. See pictures below:
Picture taken while night mode was disabled
The picture below was taken with the night mode enabled.
Security; Eye print verification
TECNO isn’t the first brand to put the iris scanner on a device, but they have done well to set it up.
Below are pictorial explanations of how the eye scanner works:
To unlock, swipe up from the lock screen, align your eyes with the scientific scanner, and once done correctly, your phone unlocks in a split second. All it takes is; swipe, scan and unlock.
The iris scanner does not work with your glasses but you have the opportunity to register five different identities.
Still on security, you are also able to encrypt the applications on your phone as you deem fit. If you want to keep prying eyes away from your private photos, SMSs and WhatsApp messages, you can lock them away with this feature and have rest of mind.
The new dual SIM device is fuelled by a 2500mAh removable battery that can last up to 175 hours on standby. With the presence of the HiOS, battery is the least of your worries. The HiOS comes with a battery management tool that helps improve phone battery life.
Hardware and Interface
It runs on android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Camon C7 is powered by a 64-bit CPU with model MT6735, where the processor offers 4 cores. It renders a 720*1280 resolution at a density of 320 dpi. Camon C7 also comes with a storage of 16GB expandable to 128GB and a 2GB of RAM, which is pretty sufficient. .
Pricing and availability
It is good news that the TECNO Camon C7 is now being sold in retail outlets all over Nigeria. You can also buy it on leading online stores in the country. The device is selling between N39,000 and N41,000.
The awesome construction and intense attention to details makes the Camon C7 easily worth the price tag. It is available in Rose Gold, Elegant Blue, Sandstone Black and Champagne Gold variants. If you like big screens, get the Camon C9, if a 5-inch device is all you dream, get the Camon C7. The insane camera, the crazy design and the mouth-watering eye scanner will be worth it.