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The Tecno Camon C7 Review: A Mini's Tale.

 
I’ve had a few days to play with the Camon C7, the truth is, experience-wise, it did feel like I was using the Camon C9, albeit, a smaller one. What other things should you expect with the Camon C7? Find out in this review:
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THE TECNO CAMON C7 REVIEW

BOOT TEST

The C7 didn’t take after the C9 in this test, where the C9 took about 51 seconds to power on, the Camon C7 took about 41 seconds.
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… And 9 seconds to power off.
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This places the C7 above the Hot 3.
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DISPLAY

Recall that the Camon C7 is a 5-inch device  with a 320dpi which means that all the pixels are fused in one small screen. The output in terms of colors is pleasing to the eye. When indoors, the colors look great with the brightness at minimum
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The same thing applies outside (i.e. The phone is still visible even when the brightness isn’t set at a maximum). This is why I’d rate the Camon C7 higher than the C9 when it comes to sunlight visibility.
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CAMON C7’s UI

If you have read the Camon C9 or the Boom J8 reviews, then I need not introduce the HiOS since it is the same experience.
 
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To read more about this, check out the Camon C9’s review


BLOATWARE AND STOCK APPS

You also have what was found on the C9, the T-band, the Hi account manager, to name a few
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PART 2: CHARGING TEST, CONNECTIVITY & OTHERS.

The Camon C7 is a little bit faster than the Camon C9 when it comes to charging.
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Check out the results when you try to charge it in between:
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AFTER
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Connectivity-wise, the Camon C7 is not 4G-enabled. But other connectivity options are included, well, except for NFC (Which isn’t a norm for Mediatek phones).
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STORAGE

Out of the box, you get about 9.90GB of free space with the HiOS and other pre-installed apps taking 6GB
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RAM-wise, you have about 1.16GB out of the 2GB which was stated.
Lastly, since it has an Android 6.0, you have the opportunity to use your SD card as an adoptive storage.


HOW GOOD IS THE BATTERY

To test out the battery, I played the new Deus Ex Go for about 40 minutes (This is the standard) with the Data, Hotspot and Flashlight switched on. Check out the results below:
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AFTER
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The C7 Drained 24% in 40 minutes.


PART 3: HOW IS THE MULTITASKING EXPERIENCE?

With a 2GB RAM, you can have a lag-free experience provided you don’t go overboard with more than 2 or more heavy games at the same time.
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TEMPERATURE?

Thanks to its plastic back cover, you won’t be wary of excessive overheating. Although it does get overly warm in front. Here is a test carried out after carrying out the battery test.  Remember that the Flashlight, data, and mobile hotspot were all switched on:
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AFTER
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PART 4: CAMERA ON THE WALL, WHO IS THE FAIREST?

You have the same camera interface found on the C9.
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Also, just like the Camon C9, the C7 ‘s front camera doesn’t do well under low-light, but that is why you have the front camera flash and night mode. Check out some camera samples below:


 


AUDIO PERFORMANCE

Surprisingly, the audio performance is quite good, it is loud enough, but not overly loud. The quality is also above average.
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No complaints from me here.


PART 5: SECURITY, FLAWS, BENCHMARKS, AND CONCLUSION

SECURITY

This also followed through with the C9’s eye scanner feature:
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FLAWS

Some of the issues predominant in the Camon C9 are still present.
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Also, I feel the power button might be too tiny for some of you (Not for me, though)
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Lastly, the screen protection found on the Camon C7 is prone to scratches:
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BENCHMARK

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SYSTEM UPDATE

I got an update the, about 441.31MB, but you need to have your SD card to install.


GIF CONCLUSION

Is this a great device for those who like them small, but don’t care for 4G?
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OVERALL

The Camon C7 gives you the same experience (Asides the 4G) on the Camon C9, albeit in a smaller body.
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So for those that love everything about the Camon C9 but don’t care for the size, this is perfect.

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30 comments on “The Tecno Camon C7 Review: A Mini's Tale.

  1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME, I WILL NOT BUY A 5″ DEVICE EXCEPT IF ITS GOING FOR A DIRT CHEAP PRICE. I THINK THE PHONE IS GOOD. AT THAT PRICE RANGE. BTW, WHATS THE MILLI AMPERE OF THE BATTERY ??…

  2. Rotimi Popoola says:

    Although not been so active on twitter to be giving retweets ….. Cos of some issues maam …. This is the best detailed review i have ever seen
    Much love maam
    God strengthen and bless maam .. From rotimi

  3. Adeniji Micheal says:

    What i love most about the phone is the camera .. So clear.. Nice review . thumbs Up

  4. Anonymous says:

    Of all my favorite tech blogs , MissTechy is the only one that posts on Saturdays, Nice to bump into something nice to read..

  5. Victor Molokwu says:

    Of all my favorite tech blogs , MissTechy is the only one that posts on Saturdays, Nice to bump into something nice to read..

  6. Laide says:

    Your photography skills are on point, I love how the pictures are clear, totally different from what I see on other nigerian blogs.

  7. Titi says:

    Next, please! Misstechy I am waiting for the Note 7 review oh.

  8. Tee says:

    any infinix note 3 news?

  9. zita says:

    Nice review
    The phone is good, if you don’t mind the size, lack of 4g and the battery

  10. presh says:

    Tobi pls is d camera better dan dat of d c8

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      They both have the same camera specs,so no much difference in terms of output

  11. manasseh says:

    in your personal opinion and experience with the phone would you say the battery life on the c7 is almost like the c9’s,evn with the size difference.

  12. Barry says:

    Hi Miss Tobi, is the C7 a Full HD or an HD phone?

  13. Margaret says:

    Please miss techy, I got the Camon c7 about 3 weeks ago and I discovered it gets warm and sometimes hot when I’m on call, when it’s charging and when on camera. Please, is it normal or should I return the phone and issue the complaint where I got it?
    Thanks

  14. Anonymous says:

    Is the phone gorilla grass?

  15. Chidinma says:

    wow…is the front camera realy as good as it sounds?

  16. kayode Atunrase says:

    please is there any difference in battery life not capacity between the C9 and the C7 under he same usage? if yes please what is the difference in minutes or hours?

  17. Kay says:

    Pls why do they hide d brightness of d camera.

  18. stephen says:

    nice one there, keep it up.

  19. ivory says:

    Please I am planning on getting the Canon C7 but the replies I am seeing about battery life is putting me off. I need a more defined explanation please. So I can decode whether to go for it or another phone. Thanks.

    1. Anonymous says:

      Go on

  20. Shedo says:

    Pls what chipset was used in this phone?

  21. Marvelous says:

    when viewing pics on my c7 if the pics is not full screen it kinda add more brightness to the pics, i actually don’t like it, it does the same on whatsapp, I’ve been looking for how to end that in my settings but no luck, how do i stop that please??

  22. Victor says:

    I have problems with charging my cammon c7

  23. Adefenwa Adeliyi says:

    Victor, i have the same problem too, The battery doest charge. Please can anyone help

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  25. Musty zubis says:

    I have problem saving my apps into my sd card… how can i work this out.

  26. fu says:

    Comment Text*it does not allow permission to my applications it keep saying screen overlay

  27. I Have One And It Was Doing Good But At The Moment It Start Hanging, When I Put Power On It Just Display Tecno Android But It Doesnt Continue To Process, Where Might Be The Problem, Battery Or What?

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