TECNO Camon i 

price₹ 8,990 onwards

launchJan, 2018

19.8

excellence score

61.8

value for money score

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Design

  • Decent build quality
  • Modern design with a tall 'full view' display
  • Rounded sides and edges that make it easy to hold
  • The fingerprint scanner at the back is easy to reach and quick to unlock
  • The volume buttons are placed a little too high
  • The back picks up fingerprints quite easily

Display

  • The tall display makes content immersive and has decent viewing angles (outdoor visibility could have been better though)

Software

  • While HiOS UI is ok, it does come with plenty of bloatware like the Phoenix Browser, which is very spammy as it causes ads to pop up on the lockscreen quite often (the app cannot be uninstalled, but you can disable it)

Performance

  • Average performance - the phone is ok for basic use, but struggles with heavier apps - it's only really meant for simple users

Camera

  • Average rear and front cameras - although the Camon series is branded as a camera-centric line, the cameras on the Camon i are pretty average, and tend to especially struggle with sub-optimal light - HDR mode is also a little slow and any movement while shooting results in ghosting - video recording is average too, with no stabilisation

Battery

  • Decent battery life - will last you the day with moderate use

More

  • HiOS UI over Android is decent on the whole, supports gestures, and has interesting innovations like a WhatsApp Mode toggle which lets only WhatsApp notifications through, while disabling background data for all other apps - this might be useful if you want to be frugal with your data usage but still receive WhatsApp messages
  • One the whole, the Camon i will find it pretty difficult to compete in this packed, competitive price segment - other phones like the Smartron t.phone P, the InFocus Vision 3, the Moto G5, 10.or, and of course the Redmi 5, will offer significantly better options

Expert Reviews

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  1. Another average smartphone
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Will work well as a basic smartphone
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Few offer as well-rounded an experience as the Tecno Camon I
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Tecno Camon i is running the rat race to survive the budget market segmen...it brings nothing new to the table
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
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TECNO Camon i Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.65 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 285 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • FullView display
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • G-Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6737Ranked #79 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUMali-T720
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3050 mAh
Dimensions
Weight134 gm
Thickness7.75 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 5P Lens
Secondary Camera13.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • LED flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 80-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Screen flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes