Tecno Camon C9

Tecno Camon C9: Everything you need to know

July 11, 2016
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The Tecno Camon C9 is the latest Tecno Mobile smartphone to launch in Kenya. The smartphone features a number of impressive technical specifications with the highlight being its super impressive camera profile.

We did an unboxing article of the Camon C9 a couple of weeks ago and would advise that you check that out in order to get an early preview of what the Tecno Camon C9 has to offer.

Tecno Camon C9

Related: Tecno Camon C9 Unboxing

That said, here is my full review of the Tecno Camon C9

Price: Ksh. 17,999

Tecno Camon C9 Review


Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 13 MP

LED Flash: Yes (Front and Back)

The Tecno Camon C9 is largely marketed as a camera phone. This is the core reason why you should consider buying the smartphone.

You get a 13 MP Rear camera for general photography and a 13 MP camera for your selfies. The camera setup is excellent and the two cameras deliver a fine experience and this arguably makes the Camon C9 one of the best budget camera phones you can buy right now in Kenya.

The Tecno Camon C9 camera hardware is further complemented some smooth photo-editing software. For instance, there is a ‘makeup booth’ application that allows users to enhance their photos, a feature I am certain ladies are going to love.

The camera layout is a bit of a disappointment. The camera profile is plain, very plain and is a complete opposite of what you would have expected from a camera phone. For instance, the phone lacks a professional mode, a feature that would have come in handy especially for budding photography enthusiasts.

However, all in all, the camera is superb and delivers what it promises.


Dimensions: 153 x 76.4 x 10.35 mm

The design profile of the Tecno Camon C9 is another highlight of the smartphone. You get a radian design that greatly enhances the ergonomics of the smartphone.

Tecno Camon C9

The Camon C9 design is inspired by the Tecno Boom J8 with a bit of differentiation here and there.

Another beautiful aspect of the smartphone that is hard to miss is the metallic band that goes around the smartphone.

Tecno Camon C9 in Kenya

The smartphones fits perfectly in your palm and it really feels good to hold it. The Tecno Camon C9 provides a premium look and feel despite its price tag, something that is often elusive on budget smartphones.

The Tecno Camon C9 is available in three colors, Sandstone Black, Champagne Gold and Elegant Blue.


Display Size: 5.5-inch

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 401 Pixel per Inch

Screen Protection: None

Tecno Camon C9

The Tecno Camon C9 display is a feature that you are definitely going to love. The Camon C9 display sports a 1080 x 1920 Pixels Full HD resolution up from the 720 x 1280 Pixels resolution found on the Tecno Camon C8.

It was a great move by Tecno to include Full HD resolution on the Tecno Camon C9 since the feature was exclusive to premium Tecno smartphones. The Camon C9 display is vibrant with impressive viewing angles as well as stellar outdoor visibility. In addition to this, you get a super glossy layer that lies on top of the display.


Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshamallow

CPU: 1.3 GHz Octa-Core


Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB

You get a 1.3 GHz Octa-Core CPU and some 2 GB RAM with the Tecno Camon C9. This is a massive upgrade from the Quad Core CPU and 1 GB RAM found on the Tecno Camon C8.

The MediaTek chipset does a really excellent job and lags and stutters are pretty much non-existent. The Camon C9 was able to maintain the A+ performance regardless of what you threw at it, something that I totally loved.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

The Tecno Camon C9 features a 3000 mAh battery and the smartphone in my tests was able to provide close to 7 hours of on-screen time from a single charge.

This is an above average rating since 5 hours is what to normally expect from such a battery capacity.


4G Internet connectivity


The Tecno Camon C9 is a great device. I particularly loved the camera performance of the smartphone as well as its performance profile.

The Tecno Camon C9 is a fine choice for the buyer who is out shopping for a solid camera smartphone.

Why you should buy the Tecno Camon C9

Awesome Camera Profile

Great Design Profile

Value for Money

Impressive display specifications

Cons of the Tecno Camon C9

Display lacks screen protection


Rivals of the Tecno Camon C9 includes the Infinix Zero 3 (Ksh 18.499) and Sony Xperia C5 (Ksh. 24,999)

Price in Kenya

The Tecno Camon C9 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 17,999 (Ksh. 16,999 Online) 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 :)

  • marsha

    Why doesn’t it have screen protection!!!!??? I like it but i’m careless with phones!

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