5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks

5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks


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.


General Features

  • 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:

Network Support

  • 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
  • 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

Other Features

  • 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.

  1. BATTERY : 
    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8
    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8

    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?

    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8

    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

  3. 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.
  4. RAM : 
    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8
    5 Things The Tecno Camon C8 Lacks

    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.

    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8
    5 Reasons Why You Should Not Buy The Tecno Camon C8

     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.

What do you think about this post? Please take time to share and comment on this post and tell us your opinion and what we might have missed, i remain your Loyal, Humble, Capable AyoProxy. Thanks for reading my blog post.





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.


  1. Have a few things to say 1 i have gotten a update 2 ram is not as important as you might think 3 for 25k the specs are quite cool so state facts please

  2. Have a few things to say 1 i have gotten a update 2 ram is not as important as you might think 3 for 25k the specs are quite cool so state facts please go get another phone out there that is 25k with better specs

  3. some of the specifications you wrote dere are incorrect . nd stop saying there isn’t any update. right nw my camon c8 is asking for updates Nd am about to do dat….. wen will u Nigerians stop criticisms…. u can’t produce one. so shutup

  4. tecno should improve their after sales customer service,
    imagine my 3 month old tecno P9(when it reign) when the camera first stopped working. I took it to their store at Allen in Ikeja. but to my greatest surprise after dropping the phone with them for 1 week,
    they end up telling me “we do not have accessory to fix the phone” the question is if you don’t have accessory is it my fault . don’t they know what it means to say there’s warrant on a product?
    my brother’s G9 the battery is currently swelling he was at their office the same story of “no accessory”
    currently , my F7 despite the fact that I have uninstall almost all my applications, yet the problem is always “not enough memory,

    if they are ready to provide cheap device then it should be good and if not they should withdraw from market …

    perhaps they are reading this and felt its not true, they can contact me via rajiazeez@gmail.com I still both their useless P9, G9 and F7 with me
    putting their device in a museum.

  5. Been using this device for two months now and I must say. from it’s price this phone really delivers. I can charge it once a day and I love the screen display and not to mention its size is awesome. Don’t think i even have to go one about the camera. If you want something cheap but good I see nothing wrong with this device

  6. Well it’s not easy to sit down and note down one’s findings. As a matter of fact it’s not easy to criticize.
    Well done sire. But please I will like to let you know that aside the ram, your review is almost incorrect. Sometimes it’s proper to review a phone using the device itself. I am a c8 user and have upgraded my device. I did so on my p9. I use this device 2+ days without 3g. So I think you need to handle this device yourself. What I don’t like is the ram size and I think tecno should watch out for their next devices (though the price of the device complements the memory size). As far as am concerned this device is awesome at its price.

  7. I agree Tecno have problems, in fact they actually begin when you post wrong specs. Pls take care to only write reviews after using the phone for a considerable time. I use Tecno c8 and I have received and successfully installed an OTA.
    For it’s range, apart from the ram, it’s simply awesome, I use hotspot 24/7 battery no problem at all, intervals between charges sometimes may reach 36 hours in spite of connectivity.

    • Okoye,thanks for visiting and taking your time to comment on my blog. But i would like to tell you that the specs stated above are correct. Maybe, you are not familiar with your Specs.

  8. please give me reasons why i shouldbbuy the infinix zero 2 because it’s costier than the hotnote. so i need many reason before i buy. and what it can do.

    • Nelson, the Infinix Zero 2 is perfect in its own way but battery can be worrysome compared to hot note battery also the performance and structure plus portability supercede that of the Infinix Hot Note. I think this short reply has been able to answer your question. Thanks for visiting.

  9. To Ayproxy. your post is a disgrace to the expectations I perceived while I first sight this blog.
    this is pure empty post….kindly check over what u Post and c for your self is nothing but spirit of hatred
    stop blasphemy bro
    TECNO………mean man phone…….
    ogá must we buy your desire..


  10. To Ayproxy. your post is a disgrace to the expectations I perceived while I first sight this blog.
    this is pure empty post….kindly check over what u Post and c for your self is nothing but spirit of hatred
    stop blasphemy bro
    TECNO………mean man phone…….
    ogá must we buy your desire..


    • Thanks for visiting my blog and taking your time to comment Elijah, but I shall love to tell you that this post is not aimed at crashing or tarnishing Tecno image but to bring them to their senses and make/sell something that’s really worth its money. You might not get the point but with time you will, am not saying one brand is better than the other but the truth must be told. Thanks for visiting, don’t stop.

  11. please tell me which phone is better between techno c8 and infinix note 2/big6 ,and their prices. I need it urgently please.Look forward to receiving from you

  12. Tanks Ay I love it but next tym u shud put it in formal way I mean u shud nt focus on them as if u ar condemn it.am goin for hotnote pro I tink is ok

    • Thanks for your comment Mathias, I will look into this but I think you should know that infinix hot note pro is no longer available in stores. But you can buy the 16+2gb ram version of hot note it’s worth it. Thanks for visiting.

  13. Tecno c8 is good camera is OK compared to others tecno phones,poor displayed, poorbattery backups ,wrongs information in advert,they 15 minutes charge 70% battery ,, lack updates to 5.1,poor picture zooming ,I have the phone the months now ,I want to change to infinix note 2 I not kn about it can someone tell me more about in infinix note2

  14. My own tecno camon c8 has just been hanging for long periods, especially when I try to open two or more apps at a time (multitasking). After it returned to its home screen I decided to put it off. Later when I tried putting it on, the phone just wouldn’t come on! I am at a loss what to do because the phone was fully charged and it has never fallen down since I bought it about one week ago now. I bought it from a tecno dealer shop. It’s unfortunate that this is happening during the holidays. I hope to return it and possibly get an exchange or money back. I admit the camera is great, but I think this phone has serious multitasking and crashing problems and should be withdrawn from the market.

  15. I bought one just 5days ago, but it takes a long time to charge and discharges normally.. 4hours charge gives me 73%. So disappointed and it also hangs atimes. Thanks

  16. My problem is whenever i connect the phone to an external speaker or home theatre, and increase the volume of the song or video I’m playing to the highest level, the music automatically stops.. I have to reduce the volume before I can play it smoothly….. Not only that, it has so many problems. But the camera is cool sha.

  17. pal..nice work man..but every body has it’s observation after using d phone….d only problem i have is the rooting aspect…i love phones flexible in that aspect..apart frm that nothing wrong..to me sha…we all have different taste..so because one isn’t comfortable doesnt mean u shud criticize man…

  18. of all the afore mentioned phones,infinix zero2 is the best,but without a good lasting battery. The fact remains that no phone can ever be complete,one phone may have things and lack things while the other will have to complement the later.That is when it is then your duty as the end user to pick out the features you so desire in a phone and follow up.

    • Tecno C8 has better battery than Phantom Mini, Phantom Mini has better ram,… HTC one has poor battery and becomes very hot at more usage… So i will prefer the Phantom Mini.

  19. there is nothing that you have said that has makes any point to me. The Camon C8 is Tecno’s best product since the inception. All those five features are unrelatable. Who cares about User Community even if it had sef with all the social networking going on who needs it!? Thats the kind of thing Infinix would have. Of all Brands you compared it with Infinix Hot Note!!!?? The Camera of that phone made me feel like puking. Look at the camera quality of Camon C8! check out the user interface. Look at the screen size; the brand name at the top and the navigation keys at the bottom does not take up too much of the touch screen. Unlike infinix that went to put the navigation keys inside the screen..who does that??!! i could write a dozen things i hate about the Infinix Brand(s).

    • Thanks for your comment Kay, but we all have different views about Technology and gadgets, I think the c8 is a total rip off and you think it’s Tecno best phone ever that shows why we’re human with choices and taste. We hope you have subscribed and bookmark us. Thanks for visiting.

  20. Ha!
    I realy like tecno product a lot but all our oppinium give light to further and better development in technology,remember mr AYO that tecno is the revolution in android war and they produce good smart phone etc. Although I’m thinking of buying tecno c8 next week but sometimes in technology, its not abt d camera, even battery its just just abt enjoying what you like if I charge any phone after 10hrs of good usage then its owk for me, if the camera is also good as people av said then its still owk.
    I don’t need my phone to do my pc or laptop work brother. Its just a phone.
    Less I forget: infinix, itel and tecno share the same care (calcare) they said. So mr AYOTECH! Don’t u think those company are one in other to sale their brand? We are NIGERIANS And we are ever articulate and concious. Was supprise when I took my tecno brand to opebi in ikeja 77(tecno office) and saw tha calcare attend to tecno, infinix, itel. Thanks
    God bless NIGERIA … U can call me 08034060727…samaja

    • Thanks for your honest comment sir, i hope you have bookmarked our blog and hope to visit again. Carlcare has been the care giver for most brands in Nigeria and they are trying their best to make life batter for Nigerians.

  21. Aside the ram which i think should hv been 2gig, everything about this phone is pure class, good camera, large internal storage, handy, and who the hell told you the battery is poor, i can choose to use it twice a day without charging, i worry it a lot but the battery is powerful, another lie from you is the update, i am currently running on the latest version of Android, stop blinding people, its a good phone

    • Thank you for your comment Mr Gyan, but I will like to let you know that this blog post was published before Tecno start rolling out updates for the Camon C8. Thanks for visiting….

  22. please how do I use/launch the GPS on my c8? I am a field researcher and I bought the phone specifically for the GPS. ur write-up is great. thanks.

    • On your camon C8 slide from top to down and you should see the LOCATION on the notification bar, click to enable it. On your C8 it can be GPS click it and that should work. Let us know how it goes, thanks for visiting.

  23. But you have a big problem. I thought you are tell us 5 things that techno camon c8 lacks. Not a comparison between it and infinix. So act professional and give a good review dont sound biased

  24. 5 things you got wrong about the Camon c8

    I own a camon c8 and I think the 3000mah capacity battery is OK… The battery last longer for like 2days of stand by use… about 14hours of 3Gbrowsing and 19hours of 2G….close to 36hours of music with hands-free.

    Have updated my device over the air more than 3times since last December and also looking forward to the marshmallow update.

    Even the best professional camera in the world doesn’t come with an internal memory but the Camon c8 provided us with 11gb usable memory…what more do you want.. If you think its not enough support with a memory card.

    The ram is a bit small but what do you expect from a 25k phone and the ram is also manageable.

    I laughed when i saw this…so you guys worry about user community when i have more 7 Camon c8 developer group on my whatsapp…and more on nairaland and hovatek..

    • Love ? your comment D’genius but your last paragraph got me laughing. As your user community been able to find genuine root for you? Port roms and solve some other minor bug fixes. What people don’t understand is this blog post came before yall start receiving updates.

  25. This review is really really crappy, apparently you’re not rational in your write up. You clearly are a fan of infinix, a company with a grossly unnecessary octacore processor that’ll burn you fingers because of excess generation of heat. Tecno Camon C8 is indeed a good phone ad in my opinion, much better than infinix.

  26. stop!!! lying to pple…all those specifications are incorrect…infact c8’s battery lyf is wow leave out infinix… i won’t stop buying c8

  27. Two things you got wrong. The c8 receives its and has proximity sensor. Maybe the build does not accept marshmallow just yet. At the moment mine is andy 5.0.2.

  28. Nice writeup tho… U should prolly have done another article just to put your time to good use.. Do u know how much loss this article would have cost tecno company? It’s on Google again.. How would you feel if someone was ruining your business? Happy right? I use the phone and so far haven’t had any issues. It’s still WONDERFUL.

  29. Ago,you could be correct,at thesame time wrong.
    Till now,I can’t play some games in ma C8 device(games like pes 2012,latest grandtheft,etc),simply cause I’ve been unable to root it. Have taken it to many phone boots,yet,they all come out with thesame “we don’t have the version of your phone for its rooting now”. So pls,any that’ve rooted his should give me clues on how the magic works.

    Moreso,that of internal memory’s really a hook around the neck. Ma device has begun telling me of non availability of space to accept more data in am device and it’s really infuriating.

    Nonetheless,apart from the two observations above,the device’s perfectly a superb and trustworthy machine.

    • Mandera Twist, thanks for commenting but the phone is actually rootable and we shall write something about it very soon. Also about the Internal storage be sure to use it along side an SD Card and move files from the internal storage to your SD Card, Then uninstall any useless or non-frequently used applications from your phone.
      Subscribe via Email to know when the post about rooting will be available.

  30. Ayo, you are a genius writer, what people don’t appreciate was that, Tecno actually corrected their errors when complaints started flowing in including your review. I know prior before now, you can’t update Tecno OS through OTA since I used couples of it.
    I really appreciate your review and hope you are not deterred by people’s comment for subsequent reviews. I think I love your blog. keep it up.

  31. just say that you hate tecno phones……. but for me I prefer tecno phones bro and I can’t stop buying their products……. just delete this post from net……. is just rubbish and false information
    ..if u fear God you know what to do….tanks

    • Thanks for your comment, But this blogpost might look like a hate to you but it actually helped Tecno as they have fixed some of the issues i talked about here. Hope you keep visiting our blog.

  32. please between techno camon c8 and infinix hot note pro which one is more better.
    please let me know it’s urgent please.

  33. The most sexy part of my Infinix hot note is the battery…Browsing,Playing musics and taking shots for two consecutive days back to back no shaking
    infinix Hot note rocks.

  34. ayoproxy… i have to say;u wasted ur time on this..this post is pointless..why wouldn’t a 3k battery be okay…if it’s not okay..get a power bank…its as simple as that…internal memory,ram…sounds as of u hate techno and u are advertising for infinix…#pointless_post…

    • Thanks for taking time to read my blog Mariam, I am a true fan of Tecno Mobile but this post was written to help correct them. This post cane before users start receiving updates, this post talked about a user community (now Tecno owns one) you might look it as an hate but it has helped Tecno see what it’s lacks. Just trying to help them grow. Hope to see you around.

  35. I’m using this tecno c8 for the past two days, now I’m very worried considering the negative comments I have read,, please help how safe is it

  36. great post tho…but u so do sound not like a tecno fan…u should know that one mans food is another mans poison.


  38. At ayoproxy.my opsson d1 has 1600 MAH LI ION battery and it last for 5 hours with a data connection and 6 and d half hours with no data connection and u said camon c8 has 3000 MAH LI ION battery,imagine how long dat battery will will last it can last up to nineteen hours compared to my opsson d1 and am still managin my opsson d1 with a battery less stronga dan d 1 of camon.think bro

  39. ayo pls. I have really read about this camon c8. I love it until I came across this infinix big x600 but my worry is the camera of c8 compare to that of big 6. am a lover of nice camera and a long lasting battery capacity. pls advice on which one I should buy. thanks.

  40. The only good thing about this phone is the camera. Unless they create a better rom then please get another phone. The device is so laggy while tasking. Better a J7 than a C8.

  41. Mr Ayo, I read your post on the Tecno c8, comments and counter comments. I want to find out if you know much about BLUBOO X550 phone. Is it as good as the Tecno c8 ? what is the weight of the phone? Thank you

    • I can’t recommend Bluboo i have never came across the phone and i dont know much about the company i will advice you stick to known brands like Tecno, Gionee, Infinix, Itel and InnJoo. Thanks for visiting OEKO

  42. Lol. I think Ayo prof intends to demote Tecno and promote Infinix. Me sha, I think both devices are cool in their different respects. My phone of 75k is a 3000mAh battery, no one told me not to buy it. Camon receives updates, I think. They are now on Marshmallow platform. The user community is for all Tecno users to gather is bbs.tecno-mobile.com I’m not a owner of c8, but if these are your reasons and I intend to buy the phone now, I would g ahead. Thanks.

    • Obama take time to check these post date and compare with when Tecno started doing all these things you claim. They called me to ask for more advice and yeah my article helped them a lot. No update at the time this article was published also no such thing as Tecno Spot. Take it or leave it my blog post had a lot of impact on there transformation.

  43. I have been ready all the comments!
    Being a blogger myself and never had a Tecno phone, I thing that this article is not right.
    As a blogger who does not want pick a side; you should produce honest criticisms. It’s good to criticize someone or something; but if the criticism is filled with hatred of the criticized thing, you might end up being too mean.
    Why ?
    First of all, you used another brand’s phone for instance: Infinix Zero 2 and/or Hot Note Pro. You assumed in all the fives reasons that these devices were a [better] choice. One might think that you have even been payed by Infinix Mobility to write this article.
    Secondly, you seemed to have wrote the article without having the device on hand. I’m sorry, but this is wrong. Think about it. It’s like saying that Nigeria is a better place than Ghana without visiting both countries
    If you must criticize a product, try not to use just another brand’s product all the way. Otherwise, you might end up choosing a side. You could have used other devices from other similar brands for your comparison such as Injoo, Itel, Accent (Morocco) etc.
    Your only accurate (no offence btw) reason not to buy the phone was the low ram one. I do agree with you that a device with this configuration or class should have at least 1,5GB RAM. About the battery, it depends on what you do with your device. I had an Infinix HOT 2 with just 2200mAh; it could handle my everyday tasks.
    For your information, Infinix and Tecno are (somehow) the same thing. The hardware components are provided by the same Chinese providers and even software is provided by the same provider. For instance, the Infinix Note 2 hardware is h532; the Tecno C8 hardware is h352. Coincidence ? I think not! The software: XUI (currently XOS) is roughly HiOS. It’s just a matter of renaming. You can put XUI themes on HiOS and they will work! The kernel is build by rlk (Reallytek, a chinese software development group) for most of current Infinix and Tecno phones (including the Note 2, Camon C5 & C8).
    And at last, try not to force people to like your articles before they can read them. Not all of your readers use Facebook! You might end up penalizing them.

    Sorry for the long post!