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Tecno Camon C8 Specifications Review

September 7, 2015

The Tecno Camon C8 is the latest offering from Tecno Mobile.

You most probably have about the Tecno Camon C5 and if you liked it, you will then love the Camon C8.The Tecno Camon C8 smartphone is an upgrade of the C5 and is in a nutshell a larger version of the Camon C5.

Here is what the Tecno Camon C8 has to offer.

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Tecno Camon C8 Technical Specifications


Display Size: 5.5 inches

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 267 ppi

Screen Protection: None

The Tecno Camon C8 features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. It all sounds amazing but the choice by Tecno to maintain the 720p resolution on a slightly larger display resulted in a drop of the resolution density from 294ppi to 267ppi.


Dimensions: 150 x 76.3 x 8.8mm


The Tecno Camon C8 mirrors the design concept of the C5 and thus the straight-forward way to differentiate it, is simply by its larger size.

You get a chrome like band around the Smartphone, a feature that gives the smartphone a distant premium look and feel.


Operating System: Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop

CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core


Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

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A 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU powers the Tecno Camon C8. This is coupled with some 1GB RAM. I had expected that the Tecno Camon C8 features a slightly refined performance profile since this is exactly what you also get on the C5.

It is however, awesome that the C8 comes with 16GB of internal memory, which is an upgrade from the 8 GB found on the Tecno C5.

Other than that, the Camon C8 runs Android OS, v5.0 Lollipop, a great feature by all standards, but still it wouldn’t have hurt anyone if the Tecno Camon C8 runs Android OS, v5.1 out of the box.


Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

If you have been following Tecno Mobile on their various social media channels, you must have noticed how the company has placed lots on emphasis on the Camon range being a camera-centric.

The camera samples from the 8MP camera of the Tecno Camon C5 were great and thus they can only better with the 13 MP snapper of the Camon C8.

Couple the 13MP rear camera with the 5 MP selfie camera, and you have one of the best camera profile you will find on a Tecno Mobile Smartphone.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: 3000mAh

The Tecno Camon C8 has a 3000mAh battery, an upgrade from the 2500mAh found on the Camon C5.


4G Connectivity


When the rumors of the Camon series surfaced, I was of the impression that the line is all about 4G connectivity but I was wrong, it’s all about the camera.

The Tecno Camon C8 is a product that is all about convincing budget smartphone buyers you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a superficial camera experience. Whether that is true, is a story worth another post.

However, considering that the camera-centric segment is a largely a domain of premium smartphone brands, it will be interesting to see how the smartphone will perform in the Kenyan market.

Why you should buy the Tecno Camon C8

Impressive Performance Profile

Stellar Camera Perfomance

4G Connectivity

Great Battery Life

Cons of the Tecno Camon C8

Plain design

Rivals of the Tecno Camon C8

Rivals of the Tecno Camon C8 include the Microsoft Lumia 640 (Ksh. 19,999) and Samsung Galaxy J5 (Ksh 20,999).

Price in Kenya

The Tecno Camon C8 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 18,999 in Kenya.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

  • Iridium

    Kevin, clear the confusion, is the c8 4G or not?

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    • Hi Iridium,

      The Tecno Camon C8 is a 4G/LTE Smartphone, that i can confirm.

      Why the confusion?

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      • I have checked and confirmed that this phone does not support 4G, you can also check on their website at tecno-mobile.com for proof.

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        • That’s interesting.

          You see there is a possibility that there is a 3G variant as well as the 4G one.

          I say this because if you contact Tecno’s official customer support, they will tell you the Camon C8 is a 4G smartphone.

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  • Iridium

    Probably my bad. But this Naija site (suppsed to be 1st techwise) at their specs table, have it as nil,

    ………..then our papers jana were giving the impression that Phantom 5 is the first 4G.

    But ive checked elsewhere, seems ur right.

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    • Hi Iridium,

      I am of the belief that the Camon C8 is available in 4G but it possibly could have a 3G variant (just like the Samsung Galaxy J1).

      This could be the cause of the confusion.

      Also, the Tecno Camon C5 is the company’s first 4G smartphone.

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  • ian

    i like c8 it fast

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  • Job Lameck Agolla

    Hi Kevin,

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  • Job Lameck Agolla

    Hi Kevin,

    What is your take on Infinix Zero 3?

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