Tecno Mobile has finally dished another camera-centric smartphone, Tecno Camon i4 in addition to their Camon Series. The budget smartphone drives in with a number of interesting specifications and features which will be discussed in details in the course of this review.
The newly launched smartphone is the advanced version of the Tecno Camon i3 and it quite offers blessed up features over the i3. Some of the interesting features of the new guy in town include a larger battery, a bigger display, better chipset, triple cameras, up to date Android Operating System and more.
Don’t think the new smartphone is a saint as it also has some flaws like the lack of a full HD and a few other flaws which may not really count in general and in the long run. Hang on with me in this well-detailed review in order to see if the new guy in town is actually worth your time and cash.
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Tecno Camon i4 Design & Display
The Tecno Camon i4 arrives with a good design and brings along some of the trending design touches like less obstructive dewdrop notch and the triple primary camera sensors.
On the back of the device, beneath the triple camera sensors, you will find the LED flash, seated almost side to side with the responsive fingerprint sensor. Though the back of the new smartphone may appear to be glass, it is actually a plastic cover.
Turning over to the front of the smartphone where you find the less obstructive waterdrop notch which houses the single selfie camera sensors, you will also find the large display. The smartphone screen is actually a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 720 x 1520 Pixel. The display also comes with a pixel density of 271 PPI, though we were sad not to find a full HD display.
On the right side of the smartphone, you will find the volume rockers and the power button still maintaining their ancestral positions. Meanwhile, at the bottom of the smartphone, there is the USB charging port and the 3.5mm jack plug.
The new Tecno smartphone makes its appearance in various beautiful colors which comprises of Champagne Gold, Nebula Black, Aqua Blue, and Midnight Black.
Tecno Camon i4 Cameras
We already made mention that the Tecno Camon i4 is a camera-centric smartphone so we don’t expect less when it comes to the camera offerings. The smartphone features a total number of four cameras consisting of the single selfie camera and the triple camera setup on the back of the smartphone.
The single selfie camera is housed inside the small notch in front of the screen and it comprises of a 16-megapixel. The selfie camera brings in quite amazing features like the HDR, beautification, scene detection, bokeh, AR stickers. The selfie camera also supports a special low-light photography mode and 2-micron pixels.
The triple cameras on the back of the smartphone consist of a 13-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture. While the second camera sensor is an 8-megapixel sensor for ultra wide-angle (120-degree). And finally, you have the third one which is a 2-megapixel camera sensor for depth sensing.
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Tecno Camon i4 comes prepaid in different models which comes with different RAM sizes and others. For the start, we have the model which uses the 2GB RAM (with 32GB storage) and 2GHz quad-core Meditek Helio A22 (MT 6761) processor for performance.
The second model which is the 3GB RAM variants (with 32GB storage) also uses the QUAD-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC, while the bigger variant which is the 4GB RAM model (with 64GB storage) is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.
The Tecno Camon i4 runs on the Tecno’s Operating System, HIOS 4.6 which is based on Android 9 Pie. All three models can further expand their storage up to 256GB via the microSD card.
The smartphone features some biometric authentication such as the supports AI-based Face Unlock, and the fingerprint sensor.
Network Connectivity & Battery life
The new Tecno smartphone comes prepaid with a number of network and connectivity features which consist of 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G VoLTE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth v5.0, 3.5mm jack Micro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and FM radio among others.
Meanwhile, powering the smartphone is a 3500 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery, which offers you up to 10 straight hours with active use and up to 36 hours on standby mode.
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Tecno Camon i4 Price
The Tecno Camon i4 comes in different RAM and storage options as well as a different price tag for each of the models. For the start, we have the 2GB RAM model which is accompanied by a 32GB storage option sold at Rs. 9,599 Equivalent to $136.
The second model is the 3GB RAM version with 32GB storage which sells for Rs. 10,599 (equivalent to $150) and finally, there is the bigger model which is the 4GB RAM version with a 64GB storage option sold for Rs. 11,999 equivalent to $170.
One of the advise we usually offer to anyone who seeks for it when it comes down to which smartphone to purchase, is to please ensure that you really know what you want in a smartphone before buying it. For those who put smartphone cameras into consideration, then the Tecno Camon i4 is for you. I already mentioned the smartphone is a camera-centric, though it offers neat performance in other aspects of the smartphone.
Tecno Camon i4 (Pros)
- Sharp Cameras.
- Fingerprint scanner.
- Face ID.
Tecno Camon i4 (Cons)
- Plastic cover.
- No Water/Dust resistance.
- No full HD display.
Infinix Smart 3 Full Specifications
- Platform: Android 9.0 Pie, HIOS v4
- Processor: QUAD-core MediaTek Helio A22 SoC or Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.
- Memory: 2/3GB RAM, 32GB ROM or 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM.
- Dimension: 157.00 x 76.00 x 8.00mm
- Weight: 141grams
- SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Colors: Champagne Gold, Nebula Black, Aqua Blue, Midnight Black
- Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels (269 PPI)
- Primary Camera: Triple 13MP + 8MP + 2MP.
- Secondary Camera: 16-Megapixel camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB & 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, (up to 256GB)
- 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
- 4G LTE: Yes
Connectivity & Network
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors & Control
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Video Editor: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Battery: 3,500mAh Removable
- Fast Charging: – Yes