Tecno Camon Premier magazine; awesome camera phone
Phones these days have turned everyone into an expert photographer. Gone are the days when the whole village had to wait for the traveling photographer to come and photograph them on their best Sunday. On these occasional visits, everything in the village would come to a halt as everyone waited their turn at the makeshift Photographers studio. The downside was that you had to wait for the photographer to fill the film with photos for them to be processed. But, when the photos finally came out, it was worth the wait.
Photographs allow us to capture and preserve memories that we would otherwise have forgotten. For example, a first date, the birth of a child, a first trip abroad, among others. In short, photos have become such an essential part of our existence, especially with social media encouraging us to share our exploits that we just can’t live without them.
As such, the phone’s camera has become an important feature that the majority of people take into account when making the decision to buy a phone. The Camon series was touted as a first camera phone since its launch, something that has attracted many people over the years. The Camon 15 Premier proudly carries on this tradition and I have to say it not only did not disappoint, but in fact exceeded my expectations.
The Camon 15 Premier comes with a quad rear camera setup that includes a 64MP main camera, 5MP ultra-wide, 2MP and QVGA depth sensors. The 64MP is a Sony IMX686 sensor which is why it takes good photos both during the day and in low light conditions.
The camera has different modes including AI Cam, Beauty, Bokeh, HDR, Super Night which is basically night mode, video and we also have short video mode. Short video mode takes videos of approximately 14 seconds.
Up front, it comes with a 32MP pop-up selfie camera that takes fiery selfies.
Check out some of the photos I took with it:
The Camon 15 comes with a 6.6 inch FHD LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. Having a bigger screen means that consuming media say on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter or games is that much more enjoyable. The screen is HD with 1080 x 2340 pixels giving you very good images.
The Camon 15 Premier comes with a motorized selfie camera unlike the Camon 15 which has a hole punch on the left. It has a slim top bezel that also houses the LED notification light, flash, and sensors for face unlock as well as proximity and vibe.
The Camon 15 sensor is located on the back of the phone. It can register up to five fingerprints and it is fast and accurate.
The sound of the Camon 15 Premier, while not the best, is something you can work with. The mono speaker is conveniently located at the bottom so you can listen to your music no matter how you place the phone.
The phone comes with 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 processor with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It also comes with Android 10 Pie OS. The phone handles everyday activities like streaming, gaming, social media broadcasting or just listening to music quite easily and the lag is unknown even when multitasking.
The phone comes with a 4000mAh battery which, with moderate use, allowed me to get 36 hours without having to recharge. This was the case with the use of voice calls and social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Whatsapp.
On heavy use that included gaming, Zoom, TikTok, and high call turnover, I was only able to use it for a day. Considering the features of this phone, Tecno’s LEDs should have given it a bigger battery like the 5,000mAh in the Camon 15.
It also doesn’t have a fast charge option, which means you have to wait around 2.5 hours for it to finish charging.
The phone comes with 128GB internal memory which can be expanded using a Micro SD card, the internal memory should be adequate, but the option to expand memory is always welcome.
I have to say that the cameras on this phone really made a good impression on me, not to mention it’s pretty fast. As such, I highly recommend purchasing this retail phone from Ksh. 26,999.