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Unboxing a Beast of a Smartphone, The TECNO Camon 15

The Camon 15 is an upgraded version of Camon 12 series, coming with different features, including the OS, storage, camera, display and battery capacity.

The TECNO Camon 15 has to be one of TECNO Mobile best smartphone made yet. Succeeding the Camon 12, the beast of a phone comes well presented with upgrades in specs and features to give consumers exciting smartphone experience as well as worth the price.

Recapping, TECNO Mobile partnered with MTN Uganda earlier this month to unveil three Camon 15’s in the county. The Camon’s are: Camon 15, Camon 15 Air, and Camon 15 Premier – priced at RRP UGX688,000, UGX625,000 and UGX1,025,000 respectively.

The partnership sees MTN Uganda offering customers who buy any of the Camon’s a free MTN SIM card plus that comes with 3GB of data free every month for three months.

While speaking at the launch of the phones, Mr. Somdev Sen, MTN Uganda Chief Marketing Officer. said, “their partnership with TECNO fits very well and is in line with MTN’s vision of delivering a bold new digital world for customer.

PC Tech Magazine has managed to acquire one of the Camon’s, the TECNO Camon 15 for customer experience; hands-on and review. This is our unboxing, quick spec review and first impressions.

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Outside the box, you get the handset itself; the TECNO Camon 15. It comes with its accessories including; microUSB data & charging cable, charging adapter, 3.5mm earphones, phone case, and user guides & manuals.

The Camon 15 as mentioned before is an upgraded version of Camon 12 series, coming with different features, including the OS, storage, camera, display and battery capacity. It has received favorable reviews, with critics mostly noting the better camera setup and bigger battery. On the other hand, criticizing the lack of fast charging capability and missing USB Type-C port.

A run on the specifications, the TECNO Camon 15 comes with a 6.6-Inch IPS Dot-in display, making it the first Tecno device to come with a dot in-display front camera (punch hole) and a front LED flashlight. The display features a 720p resolution with an 20:9 screen aspect ratio.

The phone comes with a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, 4GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage and has the ability to use a microSD card to expand the storage to a maximum of 256 GB. It has a non-removable 5,000mAh battery said to last at least 2 and a half day on a single charge while on minimal usage. The device ships with Android 10 with a new HiOS 6.0, unlike the versions found on Camon 12 series.

The cameras on the Camon 15 improved considerably over its predecessors, the Camon 12 is equipped with three rear sensors whilst the Camon 15 has four rear sensors. The phone comes with an LED flash and AI scene detection. Unfortunately, the Camon 15 doesn’t come with a pop-up selfie camera as this is only on the Camon 15 Pro and Camon 15 – making them the first Tecno devices to come with such.

First impressions;

  • 6.6-Inch IPS Dot-in display. Not only being the first Tecno device to come with this showing that company is keeping up with the trends, but large display give more viewship.
  • Improvement in camera considerably over its predecessors, the Camon 12.
  • The device shipping with Android 10 with a new HiOS 6.0, unlike the versions found on Camon 12 series.

Disappointed that the phone still has a 720p resolution, doesn’t support fast charging capability and missing USB Type-C port. Looking at the trend now, smartphone manufacturers have migrated from these features. Thus, TECNO with its next handset should at least come with an upgrade of the screen resolution, 1080p isn’t bad after all.

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