TECNO Camon i4 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  +2 variations

price₹ 11,988 onwards

launchApr, 2019

26.5

excellence score

66.6

value for money score

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Design

  • Modern design with a waterdrop-style notch screen
  • Nice looking mirror-finish back
  • The frame of this phone is made out of plastic and is rounded, which makes it easy to hold
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back works well
  • Face recognition is on the slow side

Display

  • Big 6.2-inch display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and good outdoor legibility

Software

  • HiOS UI includes lots of add-on features like gesture navigation, raise-to-wake gesture, ability to launch apps by tracing alphabets on the screen, double-click-to-broadcast feature which broadcasts the time and the weather when you double tap the display, flip-to-mute gesture, and music gestures that let you control music by swiping on the display
  • There is also a WhatsApp mode in that restricts background data access to WhatsApp alone, and only lets other apps use it when they are active
  • There is support for some UI customisation using the Hi Theme app
  • Swiping right from the homescreen will take you to a search screen that also shows a list of recently used apps and a news feed
  • There is also plenty of bloatware that comes preinstalled

Performance

  • Average performance for this price bracket with a Helio P22 inside (similar to Snapdragon 625) - while daily use is decent, start using heavier apps, and you will see the phone perform less smoothly - competitors like the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 have more powerful processors

Camera

  • The highlight of the phone is the triple camera setup (13-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor) which isn't very common on phones in this price bracket
  • You will get some good photos in daylight, and macros are surprisingly good
  • The wide-angle sensor comes in handy for shooting landscapes
  • The AI Cam mode is buggy and tends to detect ‘sport' every time the phone moves even a little
  • Low light performance is average - the output tends to have a lot of graininess
  • Edge detection is also average when using the bokeh mode
  • Selfies are decent enough to go on social media but lack detail when you zoom in
  • Video recording maxes out at 1080p for the rear and the selfie cameras - there is no image stabilisation, which means that footage is shaky
  • Overall, while the triple camera setup is a rarity for this price bracket and the ultra-wide sensor might offer some versatility, the overall camera quality of the Camon i4 is just about decent, and nothing exceptional

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3500mAH battery - you should comfortably get over a day of use
  • Decent (though not great) charging speed with the company's proprietary Rocket charging technology - the supplied 10W charger takes less than two hours to charge this phone completely

Verdict

  • Overall, the Tecno Camon i4 will find it difficult to compete with the fierce competition from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme and Asus, that offer more bang for the buck

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TECNO Camon i4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #51 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, ‘Rocket' fast charging
Dimensions
Weight140 gm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture
  • Night Mode
  • Bokeh Mode
  • HDR
  • Beauty Mode
  • Auto Scene Detection
  • 8X Digital Zoom
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • AI Beauty Mode
  • Bokeh Mode
  • Face detection
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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