Tecno Camon i4 Review; Budget Phone With Triple Rear Cameras And Dot Notch
In last couple of years we had seen smartphone brands trying to bundle smartphones with features and launch them in budget price. Last year there was a trend of dual camera at the rear, and we have seen almost all brands has launched there dual camera, but Tecno, the offline brand of Transsion Holdings has launched a new smartphone under its Camon series, the Tecno Camon i4, and the USP of this smartphone is that it comes with triple rear camera, which takes your photography experience to the next level. We have got sometime to play around the device and use this device, let see what this device has got for you and whether it has something or not.
Build And Design Of Tecno Camon i4 –
Let’s stat right from the build and design of this smartphone, which is its one of the highlight as well, it comes with a gradient finish at the back of it which looks nice. It reflects rainbow colors whenever light falls on it and provides a nice look to it.
At rear you will find a fingerprint sensor which well placed and you can easily reach it without any issue, there are triple rear camera of which we will talk very soon.
At front you will find tear drop notch design which is a trend nowadays and as most of the smartphones launching in the market comes with this kind of design.
The overall build quality is very good and we have no complaint with the build quality of this smartphone and it do feels a premium smartphone when you hold it in your hand.
When it comes to the connectivity and the ports of this smartphone, on the right side it has got volume rockers along with power and sleep button, all are the plastic buttons but they don’t wobble and gives nice feedback.
On the left side,you have SIM tray and it comes with dedicated SD card slot which means you don’t have to trade off second SIM for SD card. There is nothing at the top, and at the bottom, you will find Micro USB for charging and data transfer, primary mic and speaker grill.
Hardware And Specs Of Tecno Camon i4 –
When it comes tothe under the hood features, then Tecno Camon i4 is powered by quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor, it comes in two variant, the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM variant,you have 32GB of internal storage which you can expand up to 256GB via micro SD card.
We must say company has gne with an under-power processor here as at the same price you have better processor options like Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.
Display Of Tecno Camon i4 –
Tecno Camon i4 flaunts a 6.22-inch HD+ display which has got tear drop notch or dot notch what is company calling it as. It has nice screen to body ratio which is 88.6 per cent.
While using this device we had found that it delivers nice viewing angles and outdoor visibility is nice as well we haven’t found any issue while using this device in out door conditions.
Software Or UI Of Tecno Camon i4 –
Tecno Camon i4 run on company’s HiOS which is based on Android v9.0 Pie, what we loved most here is that company has provided app drawer, unlike most of the Chinese brands has flat UI on which all app icons are placed on home screen itself.
The UI was smooth, but yes there were lots of pre-installed apps Instagram, Facebook, Opera News, Danger Dash and more on this device which you have too deal with.
Battery Of Tecno Camon i4 –
Tecno Camon i4 houses a 3,500 mAh battery and it comes with company’s Rocket Charge technology, which can give you 2 hours of calling from just 10 minutes of charge.
In our test we had found battery can last a day on single charge, it has HD+ display which does not consume battery much, and at the end of day, you will have some juice left in your phone.
Camera of Tecno Camon i4 –
Camera is the highlight of this smartphone, it comes with triple rear camera which you wont be able to find in this price tag. There is a combination of 13-megapixel primary f/1.8 camera along with two other lenses of an 8-megapixel and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, when it comes to the front, it has a 16MP front facing camera for selfies and video calling.
Camera UI is very simple, you will get different camera modes like Video, AI CAM, Beauty, Bokeh and AR Mode, and the good part is that in this price too, you are getting AIin camera and it do works great, it can detect scene automatically and then will adjust the brightness, lights and contrast for you.
In our test we found that camera works good in day light, but like any other smartphone in this price, it struggles in low lights.
Here are some of the camera samples for you –
Performance Of Tecno Camon i4 –
Performance of Tecno Camon i4 is at par, you can expect much from a mediocre processor which has 2GB of RAM, but still it manages to open apps quickly, don’t try to push this phone with AAA games, but it can easily handle some of your daily tasks.
Final verdict –
No doubt that this smartphone do looks premium in hand due to its build and design, triple camera in this price tag is cherry on the top, and camera do perform good in day light.
Battery of this smartphone can last a day on single charge and if you are running out of battery then you can charge it in no time as it do supports quick charge. There s a dedicated SD card slot which most of the other brands fails to provide.
Yes performance could be an issue if you love to play heavy games or do heavy multi tasking as it has a mediocre processor.