TECNO CAMON 15 AIR
Tecno Camon 15 Air costs 16,000 shillings in Kenya. It was released on 2020, April 13 alongside Tecno Camon 15 Premier. The phone features a 6.4 inches display, 64 GB storage, 3 GB RAM, and a long-lasting 5000 mAh battery.
Tecno Camon 15 Air price in Kenya & key features
|Price||Approx KSh 14,600|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22|
|Back Camera||48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + QVGA|
|Front Cameras||8 MP|
The Tecno Camon 15 Air is certainly an eye-catcher. The IPS LCD 6.6-inch screen comes with a punch-out camera set up, which is beautifully aligned to the left, which is very optimal in my opinion as that’s the most non-intrusive part of the screen. The bezels are narrow, except for a small chin at the bottom, helping achieve a body to screen ratio of 83.6%.
While it enjoys Gorilla Glass 3 at the front, the frame and back are plastic, which still feels premium especially with the shimmering finish. It has a quad-camera set up at the back, with a sizable bump, right next to the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. At the bottom, we unfortunately still have the micro USB port but the headphone jack saves the day.
The Tecno Camon 15 Air comes with the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P2 entry-level chipset, bundled with an octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 CPU and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Over and above, it comes with a generous 3 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage with an option to expand it through a dedicated micro SDXC slot. The sizable RAM will help a lot in terms of multitasking and the rate at which many of this apps open. That however doesn’t mean it will be great at graphics-intensive apps, instead guaranteeing the low graphics option at reasonable frames. Still, it is a great device especially at the price.
The Camon series is considered a camera-centric device and the Tecno Camon 15 Air is no different. It comes with a quad-camera set up, starting with a generous 48 mp wide primary camera, a 2 mp macro lens, a 2 mp depth shooter and a supposedly QVGA telephoto lens. The primary camera is capable, with nice detailed photos.
However, the other lenses don’t do much as the sensors are too weak to optimally perform their said uses. At 2mp, there hardly any strength to the primary lens which therefore means that one shouldn’t lean to them too much. It can achieve HD video at 30fps. The front-facing camera is a 8 mp wide shooter, capable of usable content and 1080p video at 30fps.
The Tecno Camon 15 Air comes with a massive 5000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery which all things considered should be a 2-day battery. What’s underwhelming though, is since we don’t get USB Type C, the phone can only charge with a standard 10W charging system instead of fast charging. This will take considerably long to charge, preferably overnight. But once it’s all juiced up, no amount of content consumption, browsing or camera work can put this horse down. That should suffice for most, but the rest will just have to make due.
The Tecno Camon 15 Air come with the Android 10 based HIOS 6.0, which is probably the newest version of this particular custom skin. However, Tecno’s skins usually come with heavy bloatware, to preinstalled apps, unnecessary apps, and annoying system-wide ad services that just pop up anywhere, irrespective of the app in use.
This might seem overwhelming for a new user, but return users have come to learn to live with it. There are now options where you can toggle some of these services off, but that is still far from optimal. That said, you get what you pay for so compromises are expected.
Over and above, the Camon 15 Air is a looker, with various color configurations. However, the quad-camera set up is not that good and the software is still a pain to use. But at that price, its long term fans might give it a pass and try it out. You may also like Tecno Camon 15 Premier.
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