Tecno, which is arguably one of the dominant brands in Nigeria’s smartphone space has launched not one, but two devices in the past few days—The Tecno L9 Plus and The Tecno Camon CX. Of the two devices one of them, more than the other has me excited—that’s not to say the other isn’t great, in fact, if I am being honest, considering the fact that I hadn’t played with either till just a few minutes ago, I shouldn’t have an opinion, but just off the repertoire of its predecessor, the Camon C9, which in my review I called the best designed Tecno device till date, I was eager to mess with the Camon CX. At this point, you will do well to remember your Roman numerals again.
The very first thing that I noticed about the Camon CX is the way it feels. It feels solid, and a bit weighty in my opinion. Upfront I like the heft. On first impressions, it seems well put together. The top of the device is mostly black screen, like most of the other android devices in the market today.
Turn it around though, and you start to see some character. My review unit is “rose gold” and from the back, it seems like a cross between something from the HTC One family and an iPhone.
I’m still undecided as to which design I prefer between the Tecno C9 and the CX, but I guess that by the time the review is done, I’ll have a clearer idea, but I can tell you this, between the sleek lines and the rounded edges, it’s a handsome device.
The device features 1.5Ghz Octacore processor, 2GB RAM, 5.5 inch, full HD display, 16gb ROM (expandable by up to 128GB via microSD) and a 3200mah battery. It features dual-sim capability with both sims 4G LTE ready and sports a fingerprint scanner at the back as well.
I’ll be putting this device through its paces and reporting back with a detailed review. In the meantime, here are a few unboxing photos.