Tecno Camon C5Ksh 12,500
- Full 4G/LTE Support
- A lovely price tag
- Runs Android Lollipop (5.0)
- Dual LED flash for better photos in the dark
- The Screen isn't full HD. 720x1080 at 291 ppi is a bit dull
- The 8GB Internal memory is a bit flimsy
To the brand lovers, TECNO is nothing but a word for the low-end users. To the refined, it is the ultimate way to getting impressive specs and performance at a subsidized cost. While TECNO phones are faulted of their cheap looks and alleged short lifespans, their latest catalog seems to veer off the appeal for cheap by throwing in a rather tantalizing set of specs and design thoughts.
With a KES 12,499 price tag at Jumia Kenya, the TECNO Camon C5 is the first TECNO 4G/LTE phone in Kenya. This mightn’t be quite the perk as Safaricom is yet to expand its 4G/LTE network cover. With Airtel and Orange’s 4G/LTE plans still under the reeds, we can comfortably shift angle and look at other TECNO Camon C5 specs that’d identify with your daily life challenges.
A metal package
The Camon C5 features a complete metal body build that gives the phone a characteristic compact and reliable feel. Of all the TECNO phones that have gone through my palms, the Camon has proven to be the most impressive. It feels solid enough to take quite a tumble and escape unscathed.
TECNO phones aren’t quite known for their screen clarity. The Camon C5’s 5 Inch IPS LCD is no different. At a 720×1280 pixel resolution, you will only get 294 ppi. Nonetheless, this is more than enough to render impressive graphics that wouldn’t leave you yearning for more bearing in mind you are holding an under 15,000 Kenyan Shillings phone.
Viewing videos shot from the 8MP rear camera or snooping on your favorite Instagram feed would nonetheless be refreshing. Even though the high-end HD screens you would find on the Tecno Phantom Z or the flagship Samsung devices are a true work of art, the Camon’s IPS screen does deliver beyond my expectations.
What’s Under the Hood
You will find a capable quad-core 1.3GHz processor and the reliable Media Tek MT6735 chipset. In English, this means that you will need more than the graphics intense Asphalt to bring this phone down to its knees. Moreover, the Media Tek chipset is good news to rooting enthusiasts since most of the phone rooting tools out there will work on this phone
Check out this guide on how to root your TECNO smartphone
With TECNO well-known laxity on pushing OS updates, you will find the onboard Android 5.0 Lollipop OS quite welcome. It might be all you will ever get – unless you decide to run on popular branchial builds, for instance, the Cynogen Mod.
The 1.3GHz processor works hand in hand with 1GB of RAM to deliver fluid experiences even under the extreme mid-range phone use. A 2500mAh Li-Ion battery finishes up the package. The battery carries enough punch to carry you through the whole day and a fraction of the night – assuming you are on regular browsing, social media, call, and music.
Even though the Camon C5’s photo capabilities aren’t as impressive as those of its cousin, the TECNO Camon C8, you will find the rear 8MP Dual LED shooter more than sufficient. The front camera is a 2MP that might not be good enough for selfies but is quite useful in video calls.
For connectivity, you will have to make do with 2G/3G/4G for broadband (this means the phone will work with virtually any Kenyan network infrastructure), GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, the normal microUSB that doubles up as a charging port and WiFi.
The Tecno Camon C5 is a stunning phone from the exclusively African smartphone manufacturer. It gives you an ample mix of features and a notable punch at a totally acceptable TECNO Camon C5 price in Kenya. This would be a sensible investment to someone looking for a really powerful phone but doesn’t want to spend a fortune. You will find it interesting if you don’t mind the obviously misguided TECNO slander that paints TECNO as a cheap and unreliable alternative for those struggling to make a come up.
This would be a sensible investment to someone looking for a really powerful phone but doesn’t want to spend a fortune. You will find it interesting if you don’t mind the obviously misguided TECNO slander that paints TECNO as a cheap and unreliable alternative for those struggling to make a come up.