TECNO Camon 15 Review: HiOS 6.0 Paves the Way for the Ultimate Smartphone Experience

The TECNO Camon 15 and 15 Pro is the latest iteration of TECNO into its Camon lineups, for 2020. It is a successor to last year’s Camon 12 series. The Phone has already been released in India, Kenya other markets in Africa including Nigeria in April 2020. Tecno Camon is one of its kind with glamorous design to keep the design view splendid.

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Like everyone else, you have probably been wondering about the features, specifications, the hits, the misses and what not. Well, wonder no more because in this article, we’ll be doing a hands-on review of the new exciting features of the Camon 15 and 15 Pro and why you’re probably right to be hungry to get your hands on it.

Like everyone else, you have probably been wondering about the features, specifications, the hits, the misses and what not. Well, wonder no more because in this article, we’ll be doing a hands-on review of the new exciting features of the Camon 15 and 15 Pro and why you’re probably right to be hungry to get your hands on it.

Design and build quality

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The first thing you notice about the smartphone when you take it out of the box is the design. Camon 15 has a gorgeous premium design with an attractive lining pattern and a glossy back panel finish. There are two options: two colour options; Opal White and Jadeite. Both the colour options are impressive, soothing and give you the feel of an expensive phone. To say that it is TECNO’s most smart-looking phone won’t be an understatement. There are curved edges around the phone, so it is easy to handle and the front is completely bezel-less display. The back is glass, which again, looks gorgeous and comes with a protective case to repel any damage.

 

The TECNO Camon 15 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch Full HD+ Full View display with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio. While the Camon 15 comes with a Punch hole camera setup, the 15 Pro does not feature any notch as it comes up with a pop-up selfie camera. Overall, the phone features good viewing angles. It comes with good outdoor visibility as texts are easily readable in daylight condition, all thanks to the 480nits brightness.

The Pop-Up Selfie Camera

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The front camera of this phone is a complete seller. The 32MP AI pop-up camera has different modes like wide selfie, AI shot, beauty, and super night among others. On the other hand, the back-side has the quad-camera setup. It has a 48MP main sensor, 5MP ultra-wide-angle lens, 2MP macro sensor, and a lens for low light conditions. With the dedicated Super Night feature, you can take good photographs at night as well. Overall, the images are vibrant, and the camera stands out among its peers in the leagues of the similar phones out there.

Performance on the TECNO Camon 15 Pro

TECNO has opted for a 2.35 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 Processor to power the Camon 15 Pro. As mentioned above, there are two variants to choose from. The first one includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and the second one features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with an option to expand the storage up to 256GB via microSD card slot.

In terms of performance, the Camon 15 offers a top-class ability to multi-task and operate high-power games like PUBG mobile without any prolonged loading times. System-wide animation is faster than what was on HiOS 5.5. The software is visibly improved. Overall, the smartphone will be able to meet your multi-tasking needs without any problem.

 

HiOS 6.0

The Camon 15 Pro runs on Android 10-based HiOS 6.0 Operating System out-of-the-box. TECNO has revamped the user interface to offer a more simplified experience. HiOS offers new themes, wallpapers, icon styles to users. TECNO has also added a number of live wallpapers and static wallpapers across multiple categories. There is also improvements in the animation speed. All these improvements make a considerable difference in HiOS 6.0 to stand apart from any version in the past.

In terms of new HiOS features, the Camon 15 comes packed full of exciting features like:

  1. Dark Mode

Users have long been asking for a dark mode, and TECNO has finally answered. You’ll be able to have the entire system in a darker hue and the idea is to make it easier on your eyes and save battery life. Camon 15 users can spend hours on their device without straining their eyes.

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The dark mode feature comes with all default apps while it will also apply to third party apps and other specific apps (provided you opt in).

  1. Wi-Fi Share

There is a possibility that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network whose password you don’t remember or have access to but would want your friends or family to join it. For such situations, HiOS 6.0 introduces a handy option of sharing a Wi-Fi network on your Camon 15 and 15 Pro using QR codes. This QR code can then be scanned by any smartphone to join the Wi-Fi network. The feature is called Wi-Fi share.

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  1. Instant USSD

The Camon series may be top in Camera, but you should also know that its HiOS operating system is also top in customized features for Africans. The Camon 15 comes equipped with an Instant USSD custom-designed for Nigerian and other African users that gives you access to all local USSD services easily. This comes in handy in situations where it’s difficult to remember USSD codes or most importantly, when you switch your Sim Card to other operators. For instance, when you want to subscribe for mobile internet packages, load airtime or you want to quickly transfer money to someone. Just dial * key on

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  1. Social Turbo

On the Camon 15 you will find a powerful box named Social turbo. You can simply take it as a Magic box that contains large unbelievable features based on WhatsApp.

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For Example, you can save your WhatsApp Status at long as you want. Your light will flash when you have an incoming WhatsApp call. You can create your own WhatsApp meme and stickers. You can check recalled WhatsApp messages by your friends or lovers. You can also automatically shine on WhatsApp video call due to the Stunning Video beauty and also do record your conversation.

This is one feature that should be number one on your agenda to try out on the Camon 15.

  1. Gaming (Magic Button + Pop up messages)

Now the cherry on the cake for game lovers. The Camon 15 and 15 Pro perform superbly for gaming. While playing top of the line mobile games including PUBG Mobile, Asphalt 9, and Call of Duty Mobile to name a few, the Magic Button feature allows you to add one of your phone’s physical buttons as a dedicated button to use in your game.  For example, you can set the volume key as a ‘fire’ button which makes it easier to fire at your enemies. Now you can have an extra advantage. You can return fire for fire with Magic Button.

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HiOS also solves one of the biggest problems most users encounter when playing games: interruptions by messages. With the HiOS 6.0 Pop up messages feature on your Camon 15, you don’t need to be going back and forth between your messaging app and the game or worry about missing important messages. Now when you receive messages when playing games, a snippet of the message will slide across your screen giving you a brief view of the message without interrupting your game in any way.

  1. Location controls and privacy tools

HiOS 6.0 features a new dedicated location section in your phone’s privacy settings giving users more control over the location data they share with apps. This means they can choose to share location data with apps only while they’re in use, all the time or not at all and receive reminders when an app uses their location in the background.

HiOS also supports gestures which allow you to do a three-finger swipe to take a screenshot and a two-finger gesture to pick calls. Then there is Phone Master which boost the phone’s performance by letting you delete junk files and clear RAM.

Dependable Battery

On the battery front, the Tecno Camon 15 Pro is backed by a 5000mAh battery with a 10W charger. The phone gives you for more than one day under normal usage. Stream music, watch videos, take calls, surf the  internet, check emails and play games without worrying about power.

The Tecno Camon 15 Pro is undoubtedly one of the best smartphones the company has ever designed. It is sleek, stylish and gives the premium look. If you are a high-end phone user and go for the flagships mostly. The display is immersive and the performance of the phone is impressive as well. The camera is also a best seller.

Finally, it is clear that HiOS 6.0 is the next step in the evolution of TECNO HiOS Operating system. In both the Camon 15 and 15 Pro, TECNO has introduced revolutionary HiOS features into the market predicted to deliver enhanced experience.

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