Tecno Camon C5 Buyer’s Review and Everything Else


It’s certain that an writing again about the first Android Lollipop powered Tecno smartphone which also happens to be the first 4G/LTE handset by Tecno a subsidiary of the Transsion Group. Well, Tecno Camon C5 am sure almost all of you are familiar with the phone. The phone yeah supports 4G, has an incredible primary camera and carries an enabled processor.  That’s not all additional it got an average battery of 2500mAh.

The real aim of this Tecno Camon C5 buyer’s review is to help buyers make informed decision whether they really need the Camon C5.


Tecno Camon C5 Operating System

This was the first Tecno handset to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Being the first Tecno phone to run on Android Lollipop really meant that many people would love it.
Lollipop Operating system apart from improving efficiency, it also ups speed and performance, brings onboard an improved and better user interface. Alongside those it also an enhanced power management system and easy flow.

Additionally, Lollipop being a product of Google means that you get access to thousands of applications. These applications include popular messaging apps and games. All these you can get them at the Google Play Store.


The Processor

Tecno Camon C5 features a quad core processor with a MediaTek MT6735 chipset. The processor clocks at a frequency of 1.3GHz. This isn’t bad of you’re going to purchase a phone. It will just function normally.

On top of that it has a graphics handler the Mali-400MP2 GPU for handling all display graphics. The GPU ensures that the device gives you the real view and real pictures be it in games with HD experience.

Tecno Camon C5 features a 1GB RAM. Well, this is for a standard smartphone. If you’re not going to play GTA, NFA, EA Sports, FIFA on this device surely it might not handle all that at the sametime. However 1GB is enough for basic multitasking and improving performance to a new level. RAM is meant to be used up though. Because this is the primary memory of this device as the user you never gave access to this.

The Incredible 8.0 Megapixels Primary Camera

Don’t be confused by the term primary. The primary camera is the back or rear camera of any phone. Smartphones and majority of them have larger and better primary cameras than the selfie ones.

Tecno Camon C5 features DUAL cameras that’s a front camera (secondary) and the rear camera. It has an 8.0 megapixels primary camera with a LED Flash. Being among the better cameras but not the best. Tecno Camon C5’s primary camera has features such as HDR, Panorama, self timer and many more.

Tecno Camon C5 also sports a 2.0 megapixels secondary camera. The selfie front shooter. This is a beginner shooter not a pro shooter. This is a demeanor for this smartphone. However, it is good for both basic selfies plus video calling.

5.0″ Display

The Tecno Camon C5 features a 5.0 inch display that is a HD screen. The display is a 5-point capacitive touchscreen. The large display is good for watching videos and also playing games.
It features a 720 x 1280 pixels screen resolution with a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch.
The device has a dimension of 137.5 x 69.3 x 8.6 mm. Well 8.6 mm thickness that’s really thick. People love thin and slim is the way to go. If you love slim take that money to another phone but well it might miss some of the features available on the Tecno Camon C5.

Average 2500 mAh Battery

Battery capacity is always an important aspect. Lollipop has come with great updates with power management. But well a good power manager with a poor battery is like nothing. Averagely the battery has 2500 mAh capacity. The battery is a lithium-ion battery.

4G Network

Tecno Camon C5 features 4G network connectivity. This is the latest high-speed internet connection. If you need to experience 4G you will need a 4G enabled SIM Card and a 4G enabled handset and this is the Tecno Camon C5.

Technical Specifications of the Tecno Camon C5

Basic Information Brand Tecno
Type 4G smartphone
System and Platform OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Cores Quad Core (4 cores)
CPU MediaTek MT6735
Frequency 1.3GHz
GPU Mali-400MP2
Display Properties Type IPS technology
Screen Protection
Size 5.0 inch
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Pixel Density 294 ppi
Camera Properties Type DUAL camera
Rear Camera 8.0 MP
Front Camera 2.0 MP
Autofocus YES
Flashlight YES
Body Size 137.5 x 63 x 8.8 mm
Weight 168 grams
Memory and Storage RAM 1GB
MicroSD slot Yes, Expandable upto 32GB
General 4G FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz
3G WCDMA 900/2100MHz
2G GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Battery Type Lithium Ion polymer
Capacity 2500mAh
Rechargeable YES
Price and Availability Price Kes 12,999/-
Availability Since August 2015
Vendor Jumia