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Tecno Camon 15

Tecno Camon 15
Brand: Tecno
Category: Smartphones
  • Camera: 48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + Ultra Night Lens
  • Processor: Mediatek Helio
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Display: 6.55 in, IPS, 720 x 1600 pixels
  • Battery: 5000 mAh

Our Rating

Overall rating is based on a singular usage by an expert at Techyangu.

7.3 3.7 1
  • Display 6 / 10
  • Design 7 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Usability 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 7 / 10

Tecno Camon 15

Camon Series by Tecno is a mid-tier category of Tecno smartphones that targets the mass market and the vast majority of Tecno fans. It is by far the most popular of all series by the Chinese based mobile phone manufacture. In 2020, February 25 the manufacturer released two new smartphones in Tecno Camon 15 and Tecno Camon 15 Pro. The former which this article is for. Read through to find out more about it.

48 MP AI QUAD Rear Camera

One of the superb features of the Camon 15 is with its Rear Camera. I agree with a tech reviewer who says for the Pro version, “It is a Serious Camera phone With its 48MP Sony Camera.” The base model also has this 48 MP AI QUAD and a whopping 16 MP AI Selfie Camera. If there is anything Camon series has been popular for, it surely has been the cameras all along. And the trend does not merely continue here, it explodes. Even the look of the camera module alone shows you Tecno means business this time around.

Now a Quad-LED flash with the primary camera. Not quite certain if it is responsible for the beautiful night photography on board. And there seems to be a pattern these days with smartphones pulling up socks (if any) with night photography. On Tecno Camon 15 the camera responsible is so called the Ultra Night Lens. Video recording is 1080p@30fps with both the 48MP main and 16MP selfie camera. I also love to see panorama, HDR and the three other lenses for depth sensing/ultra wide photography and depth sensing. Serious camera performance going on here.

What is Inside?

The internal storage of Tecno Camon 15 is 64GB (eMMC 5.1) and it runs on 4GB RAM. I wouldn’t at any rate consider 64GB little storage capacity keeping in mind there is support for micro SD slot. You can still achieve quite a lot with 64GB. Tecno Camon 15 is powered by Android 10.0; HIOS 6.0. As if Android 10.0 were not enough, Tecno also included their new HIOS 6.0 theme which I must admit is easier to like compared to previous versions. It is great to see the latest version of OS installed here. Read more about Android 10 (here) to find out why we are excited about it.

Design and build

One more Tecno Camon 15 has one serious looking camera module. From the looks of it you would straight away assume it must be a great camera smartphone. And PS – it is! But that aside we still get a plastic back and plastic frame phone here because of the production cost I guess? To have a glass build on a phone with these specifications would most definitely have an appreciating effect on its price. As at now, the price of Tecno Camon 15 in Kenya is around 15,000 shillings. Fair price for a fair phone don’t you think?

The color options of Camon 15 are Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple and Jade. You are also getting a smartphone with an in-display cut out where the selfie camera lies or sits or whichever word that fits. Speaking of displays the Camon 15’s is an IPS LCD 6.55 inches capacitive touchscreen. There really isn’t so much to talk about when it comes to this panel if I must be honest. I think this was also one of the areas sacrificed to maintain that low price point. It is fine display at most with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio and a rather unconvincing ~268 ppi density.

Tecno Camon 15 battery

Alright whatever it is Tecno mean by Safe-Charge I do not know. Camon 15 comes with a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery with safe charge feature. But here we only talk about what we know so we can testify that the 5000 mAh battery is one heck of a battery capacity. It lasts, and lasts and lasts. Strange though why the Pro version comes with 4000 mAh battery.

Pros of Tecno Camon 15: Android 10.0, 5000 mAh battery, HIOS 6.0, Ultra Night Lens and 48 MP AI QUAD camera. Cons of Camon 15: micro USB 2.0 and 720 x 1600 pixels display.

Tecno Camon 15 - Specs

Summary

  • Display
    6.55 inches
  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Mediatek Helio
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64 GB
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB
  • Battery
    5000 mAH
  • Front Camera
    16MP
  • Rear Camera
    48 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + Ultra Night Lens

General

  • Device Type
    Tecno Camon 15
  • Announced
    21-02-2020
  • Released
    21 March, 2020
  • Status
    Available

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar
  • Protection
    2.5D Curved Glass
  • Colors
    Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, Jade

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS LCD
  • Size
    6.55 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1600 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    268 ppi
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    2.5D Curved Glass
  • Features
    - Capacitive Touchscreen
    - Scratch Resistant
    - Blue Light Filter
    - Multi-touch
    - 16M Colors

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    48MP + 5MP + 2MP + 2MP
  • Video
    1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    PDAF, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Portrait Mode, Digital Zoom, Geo-tagging, HDR
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes
  • Secondary
    16 MP

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Mediatek Helio P35
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    4×Cortex A53 2.3GHz+4×Cortex A53 1.8GHz
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    4 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    64GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Ambient Light
    - Accelerometer
    - Proximity
    - Compass

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 10.0
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    HIOS 6.0
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    5000 mAH

Network & Connectivity

  • Cellular standard
    GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM
  • No of SIM slots
    2
  • USB
    microUSB 2.0

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