This is a review of my 43 weeks and 3days use of the Tecno Camon 15 air. I will be reviewing it based on my personal experience so far with the phone.
Tecno Camon 15 air is the Lite version of the Camon 15 series. Despite being the lite version, it’s still able to solve most of your daily Smartphone needs.
The back and frame are made from polycarbonate materials while the front is made from Gorilla Glass.
Gorilla glass is helpful if your phone usually slips from your hand for no good reason.
The processor on the other hand is pretty moderate. It runs heavy-duty games like Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty, Injustice 2 without lags. As long as it’s on moderate settings.
If gaming isn’t your thing and you are all about productivity, this phone got you covered. They work so well on every app I’ve tested with so far.
Great for social media and office apps e.g. Docs, Microsoft Word, etc I even created this post using this phone.
See other detailed reviews and specifications below.
Where to buy Tecno Camon 15 Air
Key features of Tecno Camon 15 Air:
- Display: 6.6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Camera: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + QVGA back / 8 MP front
- Storage: 64GB
- Ram: 3GB
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz
- OS: Android 10, HIOS 6.0
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
- Fingerprint sensor
- Gorilla Glass
Design and Display
The phone has a premium glossy design, even if the back and frame are plastic.
It comes in three different colors, Malachite Blue, Ice lake Blue, Misty Gray, with each color bringing a different feel.
So far, there are 3 things I didn’t like about the design:
- It’s not so not flat.
- Gets very heavy if used on one hand for a long time.
- The plastic back can get scratched with ease(you can use a pouch, as I did).
Despite all this, it’s still very strong, as it has fallen from my hands many times. The only thing that cracked was the screen guard
It has a wide display that usually gets difficult for one-hand use. The “one-hand” mode feature always made things easier.
The gorilla glass gives the screen extra protection. This can help withstand accidental drops. I have dropped my phone flat on the screen countless times, and not a single crack.
The IPS LCD screen has a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, 6.6 inches in size, an 83.6% screen-to-body ratio, and can stream youtube videos as high as 1080p.
Like Camon 15, Camon 15 air comes with an amazing 48 MP quad rear camera that takes amazing shots. Even in low-light environments.
This camera also shoots videos as high as 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Other notable features include A.I. scene detection, Face unlock, A.I. body shaping, Macro shot, background Bokeh effect, a Quad-LED flash, and more.
The 8MP camera is not so great in a low-light setup. Gives a reddish-colored selfie. To get a clear shot, you must be in a bright area or use the front flash.
Other notable features include a front-facing flash(you can use it as a flashlight), a beauty effect camera, HDR, wide selfie, and AR shots.
Operating System(OS) and Processor
The operating system is a combination of HIOS 6.0 on Android 10.
This brings features like dark mode, smart reply, gesture navigation, and so on. In general, the HIOS 6.0 has a nice UI.
The only thing that I don’t like about HIOS is their ads. But I guess it’s ok since that’s one of the ways Tecno can keep their phone prices down.
The processor in this guy is an Helio P22 chipset. It supports multitasking on a low scale, sometimes because of the limited RAM.
Gaming was not so bad. Games like Asphalt 9, Injustice 2, PUBG, etc work fine, considering you play on a moderate setup.
I am a heavy user and was able to use it to the fullest. The only app that had periodic lags was chrome, mostly because I leave a lot of tabs open.
Booting the phone is not so quick as well, and can take longer during a system update.
Aside from that, the phone has made my workflow very easy.
You get 64 GB of storage, and can always upgrade the memory with an external memory card.
It comes with 3GB RAM. One of the features that make it a lite version(Camon 15 has 4GB).
This makes it not so great for switching between heavy apps but works well for other regular apps.
Network and SIM
The Camon 15 air has dual sim support. You can access it through the sim tray on the left corner of the phone.
Both sims can reach a speed of up to 4g LTE.
The 5000mAh li-po battery was a plus for me as this battery never disappoints. It can last a whole day of moderate use. Almost like a power bank. Sometimes I even forget to charge.
The phone doesn’t support fast charging as it takes about 3hours to charge from zero to a hundred percent.
It can also get hot if used while charging.
Detailed Specifications of Tecno Camon 15 Air
|Release date||April 2020|
|Colors||Malachite Blue, Ice lake Blue, Misty Gray|
|Price||From ₦ 63,000|
|Dimension||164.5 x 76.5 x 9 mm|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Build||Front: Glass(Gorilla Glass 3)|
|OS||Android 10, HIOS 6.0|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Selfie camera||Single: 8MP|
|HDR, Dual-LED flash|
|Main camera||Quad: 48 MP, 2 MP, 2 MP, QVGA|
|Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Memory card support||Yes|
|2G||Bands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900|
|3G||Bands: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100|
|4G||Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28|
|WLAN / Wi-Fi||Yes|
|Bluetooth||Yes: Version 5.0|
|USB||Yes: Version 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Earphone||Yes: 3.5mm jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh|
Price and Availability
Camon 15 Air starts selling in Nigeria at ₦ 63,000 and is available in your favorite online store.