Tecno Camon C8 vs Camon C9 – Highlighting The Differences

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Tecno Camon C8 vs Camon C9 – What is the real difference? This article tries to differentiate both devices ; highlighting their similarities and differences.

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Tecno Mobile recently launched the Tecno Camon C9 smartphone as an upgrade to the Camon C8 . A lot of Tecno fans have been wondering if there’s any big difference between the specs of both devices. Well , this article tries to compare the two devices based on specs and overall aesthetics.

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Before we go straight into the details , here’s a a quick look at each device.

Tecno Camon C8 :

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The Camon C8 device was launched in August 2015 and it was voted as one of the most stylish smartphones in 2015. The device is built specially for picture lovers , featuring a camera setup with dual LED flash(at the back) and a front facing camera with flashlight.  The specifications include 1GB RAM , 16GB internal storage , Android 5.1 Lollipop and 3000mAh battery.

Tecno Camon C9 :

The Camon C9 is the second smartphone in the “Camon” Series and successor to hot selling Tecno Camon C8. It was launched in June 14 2016 at a star-studded event in Ikeja , Lagos. Just like the C8 , Tecno C9 is built specifically for picture lovers  , but the camera setup is more sophisticated that its predecessor. Infact , a TECNO official once bragged about the camera setup on C9. According to him :

“Tecno smartphone Camon C9 will be the best camera phone in Africa… Its front camera is second to none in the world”

The specifications includes 5.5′ inch display , 2GB RAM , 16GB internal storage , Android 6.0 Marshallow with the new HiOs and 3000mAh battery.

Tecno Camon C8 vs Camon C9 – Their Similarities & Differences

Their Similarities :

  • The Both have 5.5 inch screen size
  • They both have 16GB internal storage
  • They both have non-removeable battery
  • Their front camera has LED flash
  • They both have 3000mAh battery

Their Differences :

  • Camon C9 supports 4GLTE , Camon C8 dosen’t.
  • Camon C9 has 13MP front & 13MP Back camera. Camon C8 has 13MP back camera , 5MP front camera.
  • Camon C9 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HiOs. Camon C8 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
  • Camon C9 has a full metal unibody design. Camon C8 has a metal body with leather back cover.

Comparing Each Component

Design :

When Tecno C8 was launched back in August , i was one of the first people to get the device and to be honest , i was quite impressed the first time i saw it. I used the device for about 6months before moving over to Gionee M5 mini (Just recently) , so i have first hand experience of Tecno C8.

Now , in the aspect of design , Tecno C8 is a very beautiful device , one that you will fall in love with at first sight. It has a full metal body with a leather textured back cover. Despite the fact that it comes with a heavy 3000mAh battery , Tecno C8 still managed to keep a very slim body ,and feels light on hand.

On the other hand , Tecno C9 comes with a full metal design and a non – removeable back cover. The phone is more beautiful , lighter and slimmer than the C8 , and if you as for my honest opinion , i will pick the c9 over c8 in terms of design. The Improvements are worth it.

Performance :

One of the reasons why i ditched my Tecno C8 was because of the poor performance. At first , the device performed OK (when i first got it ) , but things began to really slow down as time goes by. I understand that it is normal for a phone’s performance to reduce after using it for a period of time (wear and tear) , but i believe that the 1GB RAM on Tecno C8 made matters worse , despite the fact that it was running on 64-bit octa-core processor.

As for the Tecno C9 , it comes with 2GB RAM and a 64bit octa-core mediatek chipset. It has more RAM than the Tecno c8 , which means faster multitasking and a much more better performance.

Camera Setup :

On the aspect of camera , it is quite difficult to decide which smartphone edges the other , but first , lets look at the camera setup.

The Tecno C8 comes with 13MP back & 5MP front camera. The camera relies alot on the LED Flash to take very beautiful pictures. When i take pictures with my camon c8 , i noticed that the colour is much more brighter than normal , especially selfies. It is as if it was edited immediately after i snapped it. I did my research and found out that Camon C8’s camera has Complexion Smart Adjust algorithm that beautifies the face and gets rid of oily skin when snapping pictures. Smart!


The camera setup on the Camon C9 is quite interesting. Firstly , it comes with 13MP back & 13MP front camera which is quite huge. Next , the front camera is centralised , which means the viewing angle will be wider when taking selfies. Both front and back camera comes with LED flash , however , the LED flash that comes with the front camera is hidden and cannot be easily seen , unless you’re taking selfie.


Tecno Camon C9 Camera


The positioning of of the front camera makes it perfect for taking group selfies , and According to Tecno , the camon c9 has 83 degree wide angle for selfies.


C9 Selfie Angle


The camera also comes with features such as Visidon , HDR Mode , Smart Gesture and panorama mode. With features like this , it will be difficult to argue against Camon C9 being the best camera smartphone in Africa.

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