It 2018 and everybody loves a new year greetings, and here comes new years greetings from Tecno, the launch of a brand new smartphone in the Camon series. I’m talking about the Tecno Camon CM (also known as Tecno Camon CMore or the Tecno Camon I in India). The Tecno CM is the first device from Tecno to pack a full screen display with 18:9 aspect ratio, with 720 x 1440 display resolutions.
Most Chinese OEMs already adopts the 18:9 aspect ratio, and it is nice seeing Tecno following suit. But more interesting is the fact that this is coming in the Tecno Camon series. While we would have loved to see a more frugal Camon variant with better specs and features, the Camon CM is a welcome either pending the arrival of the Tecno Camon C11 or the C12, that is if anything of such is to be hoped for.
The Specifications of CM is not bad, but considering the fact that Tecno Camon series have experienced consistent improvement since the first Camon C5, it a bit disappointing to see Tecno opting in for a weaker processor considering the more powerful MT6750 seen in CX. Tecno Camon CM full specs are checklisted below:
Tecno Camon CM Specss and Features
- Display: 5.7-inch (720 x 1440 pixels) 2.5D curved glass and 18:9 Full Vision Display
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737H, Cortex-A53 64-bit processor with Mali T760 GPU
- Storage: 2/3GB RAM and 16/32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat) based on HiOS
- SIM Options: Three-in-one Card slot (Dual Nano-SIM + microSD)
- Back Camera: 13MP rear camera with Quad (ring) LED flash, PDAF
- Front Camera: 13MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi b/g/n Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- Battery: 3000mAh built-in battery
- Other Features: Rear Facing Fingerprint sensor,
- Color Options: Phantom Black, Champagne Gold and Coral Blue
- Price: $129
Tecno Camon CM (CMore) Disadvantages
- The use of weaker MediaTek MT6737H processor
- Only 2GB/16GB variant is available in some market
- Use of nano-SIM slot all through
In order to endure that the review is not biased, I’ll be making reference at intervals to the Ulefone Mix 2 which has same specifications with the Camon CM, and also currently being reviewed. Also, I will not be talking about the box content in this review. If you want to know what is the box content of the Camon CM, please read my Unboxing Review and Antutu Benchmark of the Tecno Camon CM HERE.