Tecno Camon C9 Review: 5 Things You Need To Know

Tecno Camon C9 is the new brainchild of Tecno Mobile. It was made to disrupt the dominance of Infinix Mobility in Africa.

In line with popular opinion, Tecno Mobile is probably the most disruptive mobile phone brand in the market and well known for their periodic mind-blowing upgrades on mobile specifications.

They have done this again in their latest revelation, the TECNO CAMON C9, which flaunts dual 13.0MP high definition low-light cameras and the company’s first eye scanner technology.

The Camon C9, the new brainchild of Tecno mobile, has been labeled the best selfie phone in the world.

It is being compared to the iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung s6 edge in terms of picture quality.

Now, potential customers and fans of the brand will finally get to know what’s in the offering.

Although this device has since been overtaken by the Tecno Camon CM and Tecno Camon CX Air, there is still so much to love about the device.

Sit tight, there is much to learn in this review.


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Tecno Camon C9 Review: Specs & Features

After several months of anticipation, the TECNO C9, which flaunts a dual 13.0MP high definition low-light cameras and the company’s first eye scanner technology, was finally launched on June 17, 2016

The  TECNO CAMON C9 smartphone is an upgrade to its predecessors CAMON C8 and C5 respectively which were released in the second quarter of 2015.


The smartphone, as you would expect, is beautiful, sleek and slim; you won’t find a better all-rounder.

The ultra slim body is made of metal frame built around a leather textured curvy plastic body unlike the blocky candy bar design associated the C8.

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It sports an aesthetically pleasing plastic body(Dimension: 153*76.4*10.35mm) which comes in various colors including black, white and gold.

The 3.5mm earphone jack is at the top, while the micro-USB port is at the bottom.

Tecno Camon C9 Review

At the top of the front side is the front camera ( a whopping 13 megapixels) with a speaker grill just above it.


On the flip-side, there’s a 13MP camera with flash underneath and the speaker at the bottom.

Like the Phantom 5, the Tecno Camon C9 also has a fingerprint recognition sensor embedded below its rear camera.

This fingerprint sensor has one of the fastest response time and false rejection rate compared to some high-end devices, with little or no error margin.

In real life use, this is pretty true and the accuracy of the sensor has a score of about 98%.

The volume and power keys are located on the right side of the phone and there is also a shutter button close to the bottom of the right side.


The phones dimension is 153mm by 76.4mm by 10.35mm.

This build makes it slimmer and lighter than the Camon C8. Hence it is easier to hold, carry about, operate with one hand and slide into a pocket.

You have the opportunity to choose from a myriad of colours champagne gold, sandstone black and pearl white. Cool!


Tecno Camon C9 features a massive 5.5-inch IPS capacity touchscreen like most phablets in the smartphone market.

It is massive but holding it in one hand is not too much of a struggle.

Overlying the capacitive touch screen is a protective corning gorilla glass 3 with scratch resistance capability.

This is great news for slippery hands like myself since this device can survive more falls, impacts, and hits before it finally gives way.

Another exciting feature of the smartphone is the  Full HD screen, with a pixel density of 404 PPI, which is more than the human eye (300PPI) recognizes.

This phone is very close to a portable smart TV.

Hardware & Memory

The phablet has an octa-core Mediatek processor running at a speed of 1.3GHz with an improved 2GB of RAM – built to give you a smooth multitasking.

It ships with 16 GB internal memory and an expandable Micro SD slot, up to 128GB.

This is more than enough to carry out all your day to day activities and still have enough left for some videos.

The Tecno Camon C9 runs the latest version of Android software, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, out of the box.

The Os is customised to use Tecno’s User Interface, HiOS V1.0.

This is similar to other smartphone brands including Samsung’s Android user interface- Touchwiz & Huawei’s Emotion UI.

This customised Interface is meant to provide a personal and user-friendly experience.

You get to organise your display screen as you please and choose the preferred site wide theme for your device.

Battery Life

This is another selling point of the Tecno Camon C9 with its 3,000mAh battery.

Tecno claims you don’t need a power bank for this smartphone due to its efficient Ultra Power Mode.

This will allow the user to takes up to 75,000 Photos continuously, Plays Videos up to 6.5 Hours continuously and standby time can of up to 200 Hours.

This technology is almost equivalent to a military mini computer. Cheers!


The best moments in life are often spontaneous and unplanned.

Our ability to capture these moments in detail in its full glory and color is the essence of quality living.

The CAMON C9 is the epitome of this fact as it features a camera smartphone that literally allows users to capture time with every click of the shutter button.

The quality of the camera on both sides is the same as a professional camera and if you love photographs, you must choose the Camon C9.

The CAMON C9 is the ultimate camera smart phone that literally allows users to capture time with every click of the shutter button.


The quality of the camera on both sides is the same as a professional camera and if you love photographs, you must choose the Tecno Camon C9.

The C9 mounted camera module features 13 megapixels on both front and back camera with advanced noise reduction technology and automatic portrait beauty treatment.


In addition, the front camera takes 120° panoramic view and shoots 10 people altogether.

The 83° wide-angle 13MP front camera takes wider views than its predecessor.

Moreover, the front camera holds more people than a usual smartphone selfie, and it’s 20% wider than Samsung S6 edge. The front camera takes 120° panoramic

The front camera takes 120° panoramic view and can shoot 10 people together.

Compared to Camon C8, Camon C9 has one more lens, filters 50% more parasitic light and obtains 16% improvement colour reproduction.

In fact, the camera’s sensitive area is 15% wider than that on iPhone 6s Plus and 35% than Samsung S6 edge. You need to try out this cool camera to understand why I am so excited about these figures.

You need to try out this cool camera to understand why I am so excited about these figures.

In addition, the camera’s built-in abilities enable the Tecno Camon C9 to enhance photos automatically and create professionally retouched images.

There are 8 makeup styles for transforming and beautifying pictures. 6 options are provided to edit pictures, including filter, rotating, cutting, blurring, moderating and mosaic.

And there is a powerful night mode that enables you to take vivid and bright photos at night.

Just like the Iphone 6, the camera abilities of the Tecno Camon C9 enables it to enhance photos automatically and create professionally retouched images.

Security Features

Forget Siri, or any other form of voice recognition.

When it comes to locking security to the fullest nothing compares to the Eyeball Unlock that C9 has to offer.

The C9 is equipped with the latest eyeball recognition technology to encrypt or unlock your phone, security performance comparable to national security or James bond, thousands of times without a recognition error for your mobile security escort.


Tecno Camon C9 Review: Summary

As would be expected, the device has dual SIM card slots.

It also offers 4G connectivity with download speeds of up to 28 Mbps.


Below is a summary of the Tecno C9  features:

  • Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Tecno Hios UI
  • Processor: Octa-core Processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus with LED flash
  • Front Camera: 13 MP Camera with flash light
  • Display: 5.5-inch IPS Touch Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels (404ppi)
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-ion Battery
  • Network: 2G, 3G HSDPA 900, 4G LTE
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot, microUSB v2.0, GPS
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth v4

Tecno Camon C9 vs Tecno Boom J8

Remember the Tecno Boom J8, one of the hottest selling music phones in the market.

And now, we have Tecno Camon C9, the best camera phone in the world. What a coincidence?

So, the Tecno Boom J8 Vs Tecno Camon C9 ? Which of these Phones should you buy?

Similarities :

  • They Both have Dual SIM
  • They both have 5.5-inch screen
  • They both have 13MP rear camera
  • They both ship with a 16GB Internal Storage
  • They are both powered by a  3000mAh battery.
  • They both run on 2GB RAM

Differences :

Tecno Camon C9 is obviously a better phone than Tecno Boom J8, considering;

  • 64-bit Octa-Core processor clocked at 1.7GHz.
  • 13MP front camera and the goodies that accompany.
  • 1920 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 406ppi resolution density.
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box compared with the 5.1 on the J8.

Camon c9 Price

The price of Tecno Camon C9 in Nigeria ranges from N49, 000 to N55, 000 depending on where and when you purchase the smartphone.

It is also available on leading online stores in Kenya and should cost no more than KSh 20,000.


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In conclusion

Tecno mobile is here to take the market by storm with this timely and mind-blowing upgrade on the Tecno Camon series.

It will be difficult for both Tecno fans and haters to deny that the new Tecno Camon C9 is a selfie beast.

73 replies
  1. Iniubong Frank
    Iniubong Frank says:

    Tecno no be phone ooo I even regret of buying it..
    I bought tecno 7cpro #32 last week Tuesday this is a week and two days flashlight have spoil camera Don spoil I don’t know what would spoil again am waiting to see rubbish

  2. Sam Alorson
    Sam Alorson says:

    Don’t mind tecno, why ba3 should 30000 mah, them don see africa finish. C9 + is coming out next month, living the old ones without updates.

  3. KEMI
    KEMI says:

    I beg to differ. This is a device that I use. Please back up your statements with facts or just shut it.

  4. Pepple
    Pepple says:

    It’s not. Your assertion is wrong. very wrong. please always learn to speak the truth. Remember Karma.

  5. KEMI
    KEMI says:

    You can’t be too sure about that Bro. I used Tecno W4 and Camon C9. Trust me when I say they have improved. I was surprised myself. I use an iphone 4s too with 512MB RAM, unfortunately, I don’t see people calling for that one’s head.

  6. Pepple
    Pepple says:

    No, no C9+ what you will have is C7. it is going to be a lower version of C9. that one comes with a 2GB RAM also.

  7. Ibrahim
    Ibrahim says:

    Does the C9 have a wonderful camera performance? Yes! Does it look really trendy? Yes. Does it perform as well as it is advertised? Definitely, yes. For me, the C9 is all these and more. One aspect I love so much is the lid effect when the flip is closed and the clock displays for some seconds. It’s really so cool. Tecno has outdone itself this time. There was a brief spell when the camera images weren’t stored up after snapping. I guess that was resolved after an OTA upgrade. Now I know what it means to have a functional phone and I’m not kidding about what I said. If you’re looking for an excuse to buy a costlier phone, then think again. The camon C9 is affordable and performs better than the costliest phones out there. I bought mine at N60,000 in September, 2016 in Keffi Nasarawa State. I think that’s fair compared to the price advertised for the phone.

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