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Tecno Camon CX: Unboxing, First Impressions And Quick Review

Tecno Camon CX was eventually launched at an event in Kenya yesterday. After weeks of teasers, speculations and rumors, we finally have the device and unboxed it already. Nah, it doesn’t exactly look like the renders and concepts we previously saw online, though there are still some similarities.

Right there on the box, there’s a sticker telling you that you are entitled to a free screen replacement if you crack the screen within the first three months of purchase. Now that’s a bonus considering how easy it is to smash these things.

Specifications overview

Before seeing what the device looks like, here’s a quick look at the technical specifications:


  • Display: 5.5-inch FHD (IPS)
  • Processor: 1.5GHz octa-core (MT6750T)
  • Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat / HiOS
  • Storage: 2GB RAM / 16GB Storage / External storage up to 128GB
  • Camera: 16MP rear Camera with quad-flash / 16MP front Camera with dual-flash
  • Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (up to 150Mbps)
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
  • Battery: 3200mAh with Fast Charging

Box Content

Apart from the device itself, here are other stuffs you should find in the box:

  • 1 ejector pin
  • 1 flip cover
  • 1 charger head
  • 1 USB cable
  • 1 pair of earphones
  • User manual
  • Warranty badge

First Impressions

With a 16MP camera slapped on both sides of the phone with interesting flash setups, Tecno seems to be reminding us that the Camon is strictly for taking pictures. While unboxing, a quick look at the camera produced some strikingly detailed images. More of this when we finally get to put up the full review of the device.

The centered selfie camera stares right back at you with the accompanying dual LED flash. Though I’m yet to try this out, it leaves the impression that you can take really bright selfies even in the dark.

The phone drops the design language known with the Camon product line and adopts a much better look. It’s not the same plastic camera phone of last year, the new Camon CX sports a metallic unibody design like the last Phantom we reviewed.

Talk about how it feels in the hand, Tecno Camon CX steals the classy feel of the Phantom 6. It doesn’t feel heavy in the hand. Though the build doesn’t allow for too much slipperiness, I would still advise you enclose it in the provided free flip cover. Tecno Camon CX is the first Camon to come with a fingerprint sensor; this comfortably sits at the back.

If you hate having to choose between a second SIM slot and an SD card, you should like the separate  SD card slot on the right side of the phone just above the volume and power buttons. The right side takes the dual SIM slot.

The bottom has a microUSB port flanked on both sides by the tiny microphone opening and speaker grill.

Overall, I consider the design great. The 16MP cameras at the front and back of the phone coupled with ultra-bright flash makes a deep statement. Here are more pictures from the unboxing; you may click to enlarge.

In no way is this a full review, we’re only unboxing and taking a quick look at this device. If you need to know how great the camera is and how it performs when benchmarked, you need to wait till next week when we push out the full review.

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This post was last modified on June 9, 2017 7:05 PM

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