Camon C8 is the latest flagship device from Tecno and the Internet is filled with the news of this Device. One blog or the other is talking about how awesome the phone is. In my own opinion i think the Tecno Camon C8 is over-hyped and its not even worth the price and all the attentions given to it.
Its true that the Camera is awesome, I will not deny the awesomeness of the camera but except from the camera tell me why i should buy this Tecno device? Huh…
Before i tell you the 5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks i think you should know the specifications.
THIS POST WAS FORMERLY TITLED “5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BUY THE TECNO CAMON C8” BUT WAS LATER RENAMED TO “5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks”. DUE TO A LOT OF CRITICS AND THREATS I HAD TO CHANGE THE TITLE TO SOMETHING MORE PLEASURABLE TO THE HEARS OF TECNO MOBILE.
- Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
- Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor
- GPU: –
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Numerous Colours
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: SIM1: Mini-SIM, SIM2: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.5-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: dual-LED Flash, Autofocus
- Front Camera: 5MP Camera, LED Flash
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 900 / 1800 MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: No
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: No
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: No
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: No (download at store)
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks
I assume you are now familiar with the specifications, time to tell you why you should not buy the Tecno Camon C8.
- BATTERY :
According to research Africans care about the battery capacity a lot and its the first thing they check before looking at other features the device have. We all know the situations of electricity in Nigeria. The Tecno Camon C8 comes with a small 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery, you might think this battery is enough but i assure you its too small for the Nigeria Electricity condition. I still find myself managing my Infinix Hot Note Pro 4000 mAh Battery you can just imagine how bad this could be. Alot of people might say the battery is 3k because they dont want it to be heavy and bulky, tell them to check out the Infinix Ho Note with 4k battery and it still comes with a sleek portable and awesome design. How can you enjoy a device the camera with this kind of battery if you are in a occassion taking shots for 5 hours?
- OTA UPDATE :
Till this moment am yet to see or hear a Tecno device that ever receives an OTA UPDATE or any kind of Update. What kind of company doesn’t release updates for their devices but releases a similar device with similar design and name but with a new OS. You might not get what am saying but i will give you a clear Example. Tecno P5 was released some years ago with 512MB RAM/2GB ROM running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean a year later Tecno released Tecno P5+ which comes with the then latest Android 4.4 OS and 1GBRAM/8GB ROM the price is also similar to that of the Tecno P5. Why should you buy a device that doesn’t have future plans for her customers but will rather exploit you by releasing new devices and forcing you to sell or dash out your device to get a new one for one reason or the other. Infinix released Android 5.1 updates for theit Hot Note, Zero 2 Devices and the future seems bright for more upcoming updates probably Android MarshMallow 6.0
- INTERNAL STORAGE :Tecno said the Camon C8 is specially made for taking shots. Truly its meant for shooting and snapping awesome , colorful pictures but have you ever asked how large the size of this pictures are? They come in mind blowing sizes like 2MB,3MB but with good quality. Do you think 16GB is enough? Camon C8 is meant for taking pictures and recording lovely moments but how long will a 16GB INTERNAL STORAGE MEMORY last. I think the storage memory is too Tecno should have made it 32GB.
- RAM :
Do you know Tecno Camon C8 comes with 1 GB RAM and carries a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. Well i dont know about you but i think 1GB RAM is too small for a device with so much attention as the Tecno Camon C8 also the speed and processor makes it look like a device meant for kids, the Infinix Hot Note comes with a 1 GB Ram and it uses a Octa-Core Processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. Also the price is too much for this low end specification Tecno device.
- LACK OF USER COMMUNITY :
You might have heard about X-Club, This is the Infinix Community for their users and this is how they help consumers overcome their after market issues by creating a thread in the Forum and people are free to contribute to the discussions. This also brings about third party development such as Custom Roms, Rooting Exploit, Custom Recovery, Firmwares and so many more. A lot of people have been finding it hard to root their newly bought Tecno Camon C8 . Imagine if their is a Tecno community their consumers wont be migrating to Infinix and other top brands.
In conclusion, Tecno will always be the bread winner when it comes to cheap and affordable Android devices they are also the First company to compete against SamSung , Sony , Lenovo and other top brands in the Nigeria Market before they were hijacked by brands like Infinix , InnJoo etc due to their lack of Effective Online Promotion, Effective Advert, Promos and Banners.
Dear Tecno, if you are reading this article i hope you understand that AyoProxy is not trying to bring you down but to tell you where you are lacking in the Smartphone War In Africa and how you can better.
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Camon C8 has an awesome camera, bundled with a front facing flashlight camera that makes snapping in the dark beautiful, comes with a “massive” 3000mAh battery and runs an Android 5.1 Operating System that last on 3G network for 5-6 Hours of tedious internet usage and gaming.
Remember, this is a budget device and i recommend it for every Tecno fan out there.