Tecno Camon CX Gsmarena Specs and Price

Tecno Camon CX Gsmarena Specs and Price in Nigeria: The Chinese smartphone company Tecno, has launched two variants of its latest smartphone in the Camon Series. These are the Camon CX and CX Air, as their 2017 flagship devices and successors to the Camon C9 that was released in mid 2016. These devices were first ushered in Kenya, and will soon populate other African markets such as Tanzania, Egypt, and Cameroon. Both variants are wave making devices that have gained so much popularity among smartphone users. The C10 can be said to be amongst the most anticipated devices in 2017 and arguably the best “Camon” device till date dubbed the best “Skin Lightening Selfie”.


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Tecno Camon CX
Tecno Camon CX


The Camon CX  can also be called the Camon C10, since 'X' represents '10' in the roman numeral. Obviously from its name, one will be getting the highest speced variant in the Camon series. These series  has featured camera centric smartphone devices whose main selling point is their high quality image capturing capability. This can be attested for 2015's Camon C8 and the C9 that was dubbed “Best camera phone in Africa, and most likely the same will be the case for this latest variant of the series tagged “The Ultimate Selfie King”. After the Camon C9, some mobile enthusiasts had predicted an entirely new series from Tecno, one with a standout feature from other series, but it seems Tecno is not yet done with the Camon and probably still has great plans for it in the nearest future.

The Camon CX comes with remarkable and admirable features, but ones that are not uniquely different from its predecessor, the Camon C9. Compared to the latter, it still features the same screen size and resolution, RAM, Internal storage and expandable storage capacity. Notable differences between both is in their camera specifications, which makes the device stand out from the others in the Camon series and maintain its great picture capturing ability of the series. For both variants of the Camon CX, Tecno has adopted the latest visual technology hence, the Camera is better allowing users to take brighter, clearer and faster selfies than ever before. One should expect a device that might not be entirely different from its predecessor in terms of design and hardware, but one with better cameras and software to bring about an acceptable level of performance.


Overview Features

Display and Build

The Camon CX features a 5.5 inch FHD IPS touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 400 PPI. With this screen type, same size and pixel density as its predecessor, this device is expected to still deliver vivid pictures and a great video and gaming experience. Also on the screen, is a 2.5D glass, a glass screen that has been featured on other flagship devices from top smartphone brands like Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi. This screen gives the device a premuim look with its nice smooth round edges and makes the screen tougher to be resistant against scratches on impact with rough surfaces.

This smartphone has a metallic build, giving it durability and a premium look. Its dimension of 152.8 x 75.8 x 7.75 mm and weight of 135g makes it slimmer and lighter than the Camon C9 which was also made lighter than its predecessor, the Camon C8. The Camon CX will be much easier to hold even with one hand, slide into a pocket and carry around. It is available in different color options of  Sky gray, Champagne gold, elegant blue, and rose gold. 

Like the C9, the CX also comes with a fingerprint sensor which has been prevalent lately in some mid end and most high end smartphones because of the several advantages it has over the use of Patterns and Passwords. But disappointingly, the eye scanner as found on the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is absent on this device. Users will have to can make do of the fingerprint scanner which is also very fast and secured, offering an enhanced level of security.


Hardware and Software

The CX is powered by a Mediatek Octa-core processor with a processing speed of 1.5GHz. It runs on the latest Android operating system, 7.0 Nougat and Tecno's customized user Interface, HiOS 2.0. This version of the Android OS mostly pre-installed on the latest and greatest flagships comes with several exciting features such as a multi window app support that allows two apps to be opened side by side on the screen and a 'doze on the go' battery saving feature.

The Camon CX comes with 2GB of RAM and an internal memory storage of 16GB which is expandable via microSD card upto 128GB. These specs are the same as on its predecessor and due to this RAM's moderate capacity, users should expect this device to offer good multitasking which will also be done seamlessly. With the internal memory storage with its support for expansion, one can store several songs, apps and games on this device and more than 21 HD movies.


Camera

 As its most standout feature, the CX features great camera technology which has been a trend for each member of the Camon series. It has a 16MP back camera with quad ring flash and a 16 MP front camera with dual flash to take amazing clear selfies in low lights. The front camera also features a ‘4 in 1’ technology which captures four images and uses its software to select the optimal photo.The camera's beautification effect makes it optimized for dark skin tones and its zero lag shutter makes it capture quality images of people in motion. 

On the other hand, the back camera features a customized Ring Flash that uses four bright flashes to increase the brightness of the flash up to 100%. There's also an HDR mode that enables the camera to capture bright and sharp images even in low light. Both cameras in terms of optimization are an improvement over the cameras of the Camon C9. With an increase in camera resolution, this device will produce quality images and be a good choice for selfie enthusiasts with  its 0.1s fingerprint fast-capture.  According to Tecno, taking and sharing  of photos is made very easy and enjoyable for every Camon user. 

Battery and Connectivity

Tecno Camon CX has a battery whose capacity is 3200mAh. This is a slight improvement over the 3000mAh battery of the Camon C9, and one might expect the same battery life since they're almost the same. But with the Nougats battery saving feature and the CX's processor, the battery's power will drain at a slower pace.  The smartphone also has a fast charge feature where  an hour's charge can give upto 70% battery while 10 minutes charging can take up to 1000 photos.

The Camon CX is a dual SIM smartphone offering support for two SIMs. Connectivity options of the Tecno Camon CX include 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wifi, Its sensors include G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor.


Price and Availability

The Tecno Camon CX is not yet available in Nigeria. In Kenya, It was launched on March 23, 2017 and is expected to be available in 22 other African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Egypt, Cameroon, from April. In Nigeria, this device can be purchased from reputable online stores when it is available. Although Tecno has not announced the official retail price of the CX, deducing from the current price of Tecno Camon C9, the CX price in Nigeria is expected to range from 70,000 Naira to 120,000 Naira

Update 13/04/2017

The Tecno Camon CX is now available in Nigeria and can be purchased from online stores in the country. Its price ranges from 68,000 Naira to 70,000 Naira. This price may vary depending on your location in the country and the current dollar to Naira exchange rate.



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Tech Lass's Verdict:

One can say the Tecno Camon CX is a slightly improved version of the Camon C9, where the major improvement is in its cameras but very little differences in other features. A larger RAM size, battery capacity and maybe the size of a Phablet would be what most users had in mind for the latest model of the Camon series, but disappointingly, this is not the case. 

The Camon CX has maintained the trend of each member of the series, which is to offer improved cameras. But then, most mobile enthusiast need more from a device than great cameras, while some will say numbers and its specs on paper don't count, but how well optimized the device is to manage its features and its real life operation. Hopefully, a 2GB RAM and 3200mAh battery of the CX might be the case. Nevertheless, the Camon CX is still a competitive device, and the response it has gotten so far from users during its advert on Facebook is a positive one.


Tecno Camon CX  Specs


 

Body

Dimensions
152.8 x 75.8 x 7.75 mm
Form factor
Touchscreen
Colors
Sky gray, Champagne gold, 
elegant blue, rose gold, and black
Cover
Metal
Weight
N/A

 

Display

Type
FHD IPS Touchscreen
Size
5.5-inch Display
Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density
400PPI

 

Memory And OS

Card slot
Yes, Upto 128GB
Inbuilt
16GB
OS
Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processors
1.5GHz octa-core Processor
 (Mediatek Helio P10 MTK6755M)
RAM
2GB

 

Camera

Primary
16 MP
Features
 Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual-tone) Flash,
Touch Focus, Face detection
HDR, Geo-tagging, Panorama
Video
N/A
Secondary
16MP

 

Battery

Capacity
3200mAh Li-on battery
Removable
No

 

Connectivity

3G
Yes
4G
Yes
3.5mm Jack:
Yes
WIFI
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes, v4.1
GPS
Yes
NFC
No
USB
Yes
FM
Yes
Wireless Charging
No
SIM
Dual SIM

 

Other Features

Sensors
Accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
proximity, Ambient light sensor, Barometer

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