Tecno Camon C8: Unboxing and First Impressions

by | Aug 15, 2015

Similar to the Tecno Boom range, which has its primary focus on music, the Tecno Camon C8 is the pioneer in a range of camera-centric smartphones that Tecno is introducing to the market.

Tecno’s intention is to bring premium phone camera quality, that can rival big name flagships, at very affordable prices for the average consumer. How has Tecno managed to pull this off? We will find out in due course. But first, let us unbox the device.

Spec Highlights

Aside the impressive camera (we will get to that later), the Tecno Camon C8 packs some pretty decent specs for a device in its price range (we will get to that too):

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  • 5.5-inch HD IPS display.
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM and 16GB internal.
  • 3000 mAh non-removeable battery
  • 13MP back camera, 5MP front camera with “powerful nigh shot”.
  • Dual-SIM
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

Unboxing

Tecno has been killing it with their boxing lately. The Tecno Camon C8 is no exception. You have to slide out from the right edge of the box (as above) to reveal the device.

Behind the device, top centre, you will find the 13MP shooter

The power button and the dedicated camera shutter button are to the right edge

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Power button above, shutter button below

While the volume controls are to the left

You fill find the 3.5mm earphone jack at the top

And theUSB/Charging port at the bottom

Opening the back cover reveals that the 3000 mAh battery in non-removable

As you might have observed, the Tecno Camon C8 supports both micro and regular SIMs

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Further into the other contents of the box …

You will find the usual suspects …

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The charger, ear piece, manuals and faux-leather phone casing

That is pretty much all there is to unboxing the Tecno Camon C8.

First Impressions

It’s a bit bulky

Not in an uncomfortable or annoying way, just an observation. If you are used to slimmer phones, it might take some getting used to.

The battery

I can already tell is a super win. When you take a moderately clocked 1.3 GHz processor, with only 4 cores, and combine it with a 3000 mAh battery, you are bound to get favourable results in the power consumption department. I only find myself wishing Tecno had paired them with a less power hungry AMOLED display. Nevertheless, I expect to experience pretty decent battery life on the Tecno Camon C8.

The camera

I having taken any shots yet – I only just unboxed the device – but judging by the specs alone, I find a few things interesting.

The above is a screenshot from an inisder training manual we happened to get our hands on. Tecno claims that the Tecno Camon C8 camera features an f/2.0 aperture. In lay man terms, this represents the amount of light that the lens can let in. The smaller the f-number, the more light the lens can let in.

For perspective the iPhone 6 has a f/2.2 aperture rating. Which means that the Tecno Camon C8 camera should have the better lowlight performance of the 2, at least on paper.

Another screenshot for the training manual

Another screenshot for the training manual

Also, I find it interesting that the Tecno Camon C8 camera also features dual-LED flash, which will also go a long way in improving lowlight shots.  This something that even popular flagships from the likes of Samsung and Apple don’t feature.

For now, these highlights and observations are just paper-based. I plan to put them to the test in real-life situations so, watch this space.

Pricing

This is probably that part you have been waiting for. According to our source, the Tecno Camon C8 will retail for between N25,000 and N30,000. For all the impressive features it packs, it seems like an awesome bargain. Especially when you consider that the some competing flagships, with equal camera performance (at least on paper) cost 5 to 6 times as much as that.

The Tecno Camon C8 is set to begin retail sometime by the end of August. We should have our full review up before then.

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SolaJ
SolaJ
6 years ago

haha! I like how the ‘Tecno’ on the back cover is made very faint. Would make a brother better proud of the device.

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

Ha na wa for you o. You sound vain. The phone is good, you are impressed, but ur problem is the logo. I tire for ppl

SolaJ
SolaJ
Reply to  JanethDow
6 years ago

hehe! Issit my fault? If the camera really impresses me, I’ld be proud sha.

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

I hope so

SolaJ
SolaJ
Reply to  JanethDow
6 years ago

Yo! The camera is great. Asin greatest camera Tecno has produced so far.

Ben Okafor
Ben Okafor
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

If you like the phone, why can’t you be proud of the logo???

Bassam Al-Fayeed
Bassam Al-Fayeed
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

Lmao, you no well o. Saw a ridiculously tall lady holding it just yesterday, the back cover looks like the Note 3/4 back or phantom Z. I don’t like it , No i love it.

SolaJ
SolaJ
Reply to  Bassam Al-Fayeed
6 years ago

haha! You see… we are together in this.

onekinda guy
onekinda guy
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

lmao, you re such a clown….

sneh gang
sneh gang
Reply to  SolaJ
6 years ago

bro what were you expecting, they themselves can’t dare to make it obvious

JanethDow
JanethDow
6 years ago

This phone is so sleek. I like

windy josezy
windy josezy
Reply to  JanethDow
6 years ago

not that sleek tho

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  windy josezy
6 years ago

that’s your opinion

sneh gang
sneh gang
Reply to  JanethDow
6 years ago

how will you call this sleek, seems you’ve never used an iPhone 6

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  sneh gang
6 years ago

I have, so for me to say its sleek means its sleek

SolaJ
SolaJ
Reply to  JanethDow
6 years ago

It is supper sleek. You wouldn’t believe the splendid feel when you handle it.

Ben Okafor
Ben Okafor
6 years ago

Damn this phone is too f*$kn sexy. Its now affordable and the specs are off the hook

windy josezy
windy josezy
Reply to  Ben Okafor
6 years ago

very affordable

windy josezy
windy josezy
6 years ago

can’t wait to have this phone

onekinda guy
onekinda guy
Reply to  windy josezy
6 years ago

same here oh windy, chilling like ice

sneh gang
sneh gang
Reply to  onekinda guy
6 years ago

the two of you are mumu of the highest order

onekinda guy
onekinda guy
6 years ago

this phone is what we have been clamouring for

sneh gang
sneh gang
Reply to  onekinda guy
6 years ago

am really dissappointed in you this guy that claims to be one… pls speak for yourself cos i cant remember clamoring for tecno

show law
show law
Reply to  sneh gang
6 years ago

shey you be human being wey go make dem include you for we ni?? abeg, na we get am

sneh gang
sneh gang
6 years ago

the owner of this site should put sentiment aside and talk true… my iPhone all day…peace out

show law
show law
Reply to  sneh gang
6 years ago

you must really be high on some cheap drug sneh oshii

JonMoveek
JonMoveek
Reply to  show law
6 years ago

abi nah. coke boy oshiii

show law
show law
6 years ago

just stumbled upon this post and i must say, am really impressed for a time well spent to construct this post.. thumbs up to the admin

Bolaji Chang
Bolaji Chang
Reply to  show law
6 years ago

Yh yh. big shout out to the admin

nonichuks
nonichuks
6 years ago

The back of the phone looks grip-friendly so I’m sure it won’t easily slip off the hand. Very good initiative.

SolaJ
SolaJ
Reply to  nonichuks
6 years ago

You know this! Metal frame on the side, and somewhat leather back cover. Yet, light. I’ve not handled a tecno phone fresher

Tbadejo25
Tbadejo25
6 years ago

I thought this was tecno’s phone of the year but apparently, they have more in store for us.

Ben Okafor
Ben Okafor
Reply to  Tbadejo25
6 years ago

I read about another phone that they will release in a few months time, Rumor has it the phone will have 3 GB

Bakkajo
Bakkajo
6 years ago

I think I’m going to help them open their store the day they release this phone.

Ben Okafor
Ben Okafor
Reply to  Bakkajo
6 years ago

Which store? LOL

hokaamoy
hokaamoy
6 years ago

Awesome! Does it come in white?

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  hokaamoy
6 years ago

Yes it does, I saw a picture of the white one online

Tunde Tijani Omoalajah
Tunde Tijani Omoalajah
6 years ago

First impression lasts longer. Am in love with this.

JonMoveek
JonMoveek
Reply to  Tunde Tijani Omoalajah
6 years ago

The first is quite nice

JonMoveek
JonMoveek
Reply to  Tunde Tijani Omoalajah
6 years ago

All day any day, this is the real deal

Babatunde Tijani
Babatunde Tijani
6 years ago

The affordability of this mobile makes is somewhat unique.

Ginger man
Ginger man
6 years ago

So beautifully designed. Got the wow factor

Bolaji Chang
Bolaji Chang
6 years ago

What a cameracentric phone.! And it is fucking affordable mehn

LouisCole360
LouisCole360
Reply to  Bolaji Chang
6 years ago

lol, cameracentric!! I love the word

JonMoveek
JonMoveek
6 years ago

This device would definitely boost tecno’s status in the market.!!

LouisCole360
LouisCole360
Reply to  JonMoveek
6 years ago

Yh it would go a long way sealing tecno’s status inthe tech world

LouisCole360
LouisCole360
6 years ago

iPhone, Samsung should watch their back cos tecno is coming for them mehn with this

JanethDow
JanethDow
Reply to  LouisCole360
6 years ago

I agree, the competition is getting tough

JanethDow
JanethDow
6 years ago

Looking good I must say!

Ben Okafor
Ben Okafor
6 years ago

I watched the unboxing online and I really liked the user interface.

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