By Emeka Aginam
While original equipment manufacturers, OEMs, battle for market leadership in the smart phone ecosystem, the introduction of tecno Camon 9 recently appears to have raised the bar with dual flash and innovative camera advantage. Although there are other smart phones in the market with good camera quality, major attractions in the new device which have remained the toast of phone lovers are the eye scanner technology and dual 13.0MP high definition low-light cameras embedded in the product.
However, looking at the product, Tecno has paid attention to every detail when crafting the device. It’s slim and the curvy nature, for instance, make the device a perfect hold in the hands. The design is solid and premium looking with metallic edges. The back is made of plastic and polished with sandstone material.
A further look on the device shows how Tecno has ditched on-screen buttons to physical menu button . This buttons are well lit for perfect experience in the dark. Similarly, the home button also serves as notification light. The volume, power and camera buttons are located at the right side of the device.
Display and Camera
The display of the product is really impressive, vibrant and vivid with 5.5-inch screen full HD IPS panel. Although a super amoled screen on the full HD display would have been perfect for great viewing experience but colour still looks bright and sharp on the Camon C9 while outdoor visibility is good at maximum brightness. One thing is clear in the device. The camera is where Tecno raised the bar by going for 13 mega pixel in both front and back, dual flash at the back and soft flash at the front.
Even though the performance is amazing in a well -lit environment, the low light aspect is not really very great. But compared to the Camon C8, it is a great improvement in every aspect. This is however, the first time Tecno device is coming with both 13MP front and back camera. This is really awesome. No doubt, the product has something going for photo lovers as it showcases image optimization like no other device, all thanks to the brilliant software engineering of the marshmallow and the revolutionary dual 13.0MP front/ back AF geo-tagging cameras with dual LED flash. The product also showcases wide angle panoramic view technology on both front and back cameras
Performance and software
While the device is basically focused on camera, the performance is not bad as apps and folders open really fast. Browsing is also fast. Thanks to the 4G connectivity. The screen is 5.5-inch full HD 1080 1920 pixel IPS panel. There is Irish scanner, 4G-connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, dual SIM standby and Wi-Fi direct. The device runs HiOS version 1.1.0 on top of android 6.0 marshmallow out of the box. Compared to the first version on the Tecno Boom J8, the HiOS has undergone major overhaul to make it smooth and fast.
Although the smart phone maker has offered huge customizable themes on the Camon C9, ranging from HiOS to Google launcher type, some of them still needs fine-tuning to synchronize perfectly with third party apps.
The battery is 3000mAh and the performance is quite impressive and interesting given the fact that the screen is full HD with 4G enabled. Although some apps on high end devices drain battery but the battery of Camon C9 can still last well depending on the usage. On the average, the battery runs a whole day without charging.
The device wellcarfted and a superb smartphone with top-level performance, superb camera, good quality design, with simple HiOS based on Android 6.0 to deliver a fantastic camera phone to smart phone lovers.From end user experience, the camera smart phone is an expression of Tecno’s pursuit of perfection in smart phone camera technology and its ultimate gift to photo lovers who enjoy taking stunning pictures from their smart phones.