Having used the Tecno Camon 15 over the last few weeks, there are several things that have stood out for me:
This is to be expected. The camera is the hallmark of the Camon series of smartphones from Tecno. The whole point of the series is to bring a superior camera experience to the masses at a very affordable price.
Over the years, Tecno has incrementally delivered on that front and what we are seeing now, on its mission in the first half of 2020, is no different.
Sure, the word superior I have used is relative as the device’s optics stand out and fade depending on what it is being pitted against at any time but you get the point and whichever way you look at it, the device’s five cameras – four at the back and one on the front – do standout.
A better thing is that the auto “AI Camera” mode will be sufficient for most people just as it has been for me. Looking to capture something at night, the Super Night mode should be able to assist. Unfortunately, I didn’t have much to work with on that front given restrictions emanating from the measures put in place to fight the pandemic.
The selfie camera, too, is something that anyone operating at this segment of the market will likely appreciate. Even better, there’s no beauty mode implemented by default so you don’t have to worry about looking like a ghost until you change the preset preferences.
Check out the review for a roundup of the Tecno Camon 15’s camera.
The Tecno Camon 15 comes with a 5,000mAh battery unit and it doesn’t disappoint.
Going for more than a day before needing to plug in the device is the norm. In fact, I have regularly clocked the 2-day mark and where I fell short, it was by under 5 hours.
How Tecno managed to make such a huge device but still managed, somehow, to have it seemingly recede when held in one’s hands, is impressive. At no point did I feel overwhelmed by the device’s imposing 6.6-inch HD+ panel. If anything, I enjoyed every bit of my interaction with it. Even with a one-handed mode being part and parcel of the user interface, I never had any use of it.
While Tecno has joined other device makers in modernizing the looks of its devices by cutting down on bezels, it can be tricky trying to stand out on the front of the device. It is at the back where the magic happens. Here, the gradient colour profile and textured lines running across the back, marry to create a very complete look of the device making it even more appealing.
While the Dot-In design isn’t such a big deal today, it goes a long way in compensating for the lack of the pop-up selfie camera that dominates the Camon 15’s superior sibling, the Camon 15 Premier.