Tecno Camon C9

Tecno smartphones have revolutionized the smartphone industry in Kenya. Tecno’s latest phone, Tecno Camon C9 is an upgrade of the Camon C8 in almost every aspect. One thing we can sure of is that Tecno never disappoints when it comes to smartphone upgrades, and this time they have outdone themselves. This phone has some of the best features in the market and has been built with both the young and old generations in mind. The camera itself is one of its strongest selling points and that alone has made this one of the best sellers. This company has pushed itself to new heights with this model.


Many phone reviews start off with the display but we are not conventional, and therefore we will start with its strongest feature. Quoting Tecno PR leader; the best moments in life are often spontaneous and unplanned, this new Tecno smartphone gives you the ability to capture these moments in detail, full color, and glory. Tecno Camon C9 is the ultimate camera phone that gives you the power to capture life’s exciting moments with the click of the shutter button. This phone flaunts dual 13.0MP HD low-light cameras and the first of Tecno’s eye scanner technology.

We are used to smartphones having a primary 13.0MP camera and a 5.0MP, and such phones are regarded as some of the best, attracting much hype and attention. This is a notch above these models and at a very competitive price. This model has the best selfie camera in the market at the moment with a dual flash and wide angles making it capture breathtaking selfies. The back camera has features such as autofocus and HDR plus the usual dual flash. Pictures captured by these cameras, even in low light conditions, are of a high quality. With youths nowadays having a habit of taking photos at every available moment, this model is absolutely the best for them


This model has a 5.5-inch screen. This seems to be the trend in Nairobi smartphones because most models come in this screen size. The big size is complemented with a full HD screen with 1080×1920 pixels resolution which is better than that of its predecessor the C8 (720×1280 pixels). This kind of display produces sharp images that are crystal clear. Watching those funny videos downloaded from WhatsApp on this phone will be more entertaining because of the excellent display. You do not have to view the pictures you take with this phone on an HD display to enjoy their high quality because this display does it for you. It offers exquisite detail in the images with a pixel density of 40ppi (pixels per inch). You will enjoy watching everything on this display.


Tecno products are renowned in Kenya for superior performance, and the C9 is no exception either. It runs on the latest Android O.S, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is the second Tecno Smartphone to run on this version after Tecno W4. It also has the most recent user interface (UI) from Tecno, HiOS V1.0 which will make your experience as smooth as it possibly can get. It also features the hi-performance MediaTek octa-core processor with 2GB RAM which serves to give a more than satisfactory performance without lagging. This is especially good when multitasking and lagging phones are akin to a slow internet connection; they can both get on your nerves. You will enjoy a smooth performance from this phone and will be worth the upgrade.


This phone has an internal storage of 16GB which is expandable to 128GB with a microSD card. This is not that great for this phone which would have been better with a higher internal storage space such as 32GB. But then again having such would also have affected the cost of production and ultimately the retail price.

This is the kind of storage that you will use to periodically watch or transfer movies and series without the annoying warnings of low storage space left. You can also enjoy installing and using many applications because of this large storage. Your favorite music will also go with you wherever you go in this kind of storage, and when the going gets tough, you can always buy a micoSD card to add to your storage space.


Tecno Kenya has always provided some of the best batteries for smartphones and we can always rely on Tecno products for the best battery life. Tecno Camon C9 has a non-removable battery with a capacity of 3000mAH, the same as the J8. This is the kind that will take you through a day of heavy use and still have some charge left to spare. Is this the best they could have provided? No, but is it okay? Absolutely yes. It is good and will survive road trips if fully charged and used sparingly, but all this stuff depend on how long the road trips last. With this phone, such trips will be epic and memorable thanks to the excellent cameras and the good battery.

This is an upgrade of the Tecno Camon C8 and, although it shares some features with the C8, it is better than it. Tecno phones and prices are as varied as their products, but this is a phone that will not hurt your budget. It costs slightly more than the C8. The design is also amazing because this phone is lighter and thinner than its predecessor. It only weighs 143 grams, making it comfortable in your palm, and has a thickness of 7.35mm.

This size makes it fit your pockets comfortably and without bulging giving you convenience. It also has a 4G connection. Your days of having a slow internet connection are gone with this model because with 4G speeds, even cheetahs seem slow. This will give you fast browsing speeds especially now when service providers have upgraded their networks to 4G. The good news is that this phone is in Kenya and at very low prices, you can shop for it online or physically. Get it.

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