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Tecno battles for market leadership with Camon C9

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.

The design

Tecno
Tecno

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.

Battery

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.

Verdict

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.


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