Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX: Which One Will You Buy?

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX: Tecno’s selfie-focused series “Camon” has some nice smartphones to its name. In this review, the Tecno Camon CX will be going head to head with the new Camon CM. The new Camon CM was launched in Lagos, Nigeria on the 9th January. The Camon CX has been ascertained to be the best Camon smartphone, but its reign is almost over.

The new Camon CM boasts of a bezel-less display, the first ever from Tecno. Launched in January 2018, the new device sports an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 13MP crystal clear selfie camera.

They are both amazing devices no doubt, but which one is better? Which one has a better selfie camera? Before you buy any of these selfie-focused smartphones, you need to know which one is better. Stay with me lets compare these two beauties together.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX- The Design

You can’t differentiate the two devices from the back, as they both look kinda identical from a distance. The fingerprint scanner and the Tecno Logo are still at the same place on both devices. Even the rear camera on both devices are identically placed at the top left corner.

Tecno Camon CM-Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX
Tecno Camon CM

The only major difference at the back is the antenna line. We all know the antenna lines on the Camon CX was straight. But the new Camon CM sporting a curved dual antenna line. The Camon CM also measures 7.75mm slim just like the Camon CX.

Tecno Camon CX-Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX

Overall the Camon CM has a far better design, even though they both look quite similar. The sleek curved edges on the CM is quite stunning and more catchy.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX-The DISPLAY

I think we already know the winner of this category but lets back it up with facts. The Camon CM sports a bigger 5.65-inch Full Vision near the bezel-less display. Which is bigger than the 5.5-inch on the Tecno CX. The Camon CM has little side bezels and less overall bezels than the Camon CX.

Surprisingly the screen resolution on the Camon CX is much higher with 1920 x 1080 pixels. While the screen resolution of the Camon CM is pegged at 720 x 1440 pixels. Nevertheless, both screens are quite competitive with each other, as they both have over 400ppi density.

Overall the bezel-less display on the Camon CM might be very attractive. But the details on the screen won’t be as sharp as the Camon CX.

Also, they both have a 2.5D glass at the front but the Camon CM has a corny gorilla glass 3 as protection. The Camon CX does not come with any form of protection.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX-The CAMERA

The Camon CX is equipped with a 16MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. While the Camon CM has a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. Now that’s a downgrade, even though both devices take high-resolution images. The Camon CX camera is still better.

The Camon CX wins again in the selfie battery, thanks to its 16MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. While the new Camon CM sports a 13MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Not sure if this is supposed to be an upgrade or a cheaper variant. But the camera on the Camon CM doesn’t stand a chance with the camera on the Camon CX. When we finally lay our hands on the device, we will put the camera to the test.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX-HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE

The Camon CM houses a Mediatek MTK6737h chipset with Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor. While the Camon CX houses a MediaTek MT6750T chipset with Octa-core 1.5GHz processor. Which means the Camon CX is obviously faster and executes task much faster.

In terms of internal storage and RAM, they both have the same 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage space. They both run smoothly on Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS skin on top.

I will take an Octa-core processing smartphone over a Quad-core processing smartphone any day.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX- The BATTERY

Another sweet victory for the Camon CX, thanks to its 3200mAh battery. Which should last longer than the 3000mAh battery on the Camon CM.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX-Price Comparison

The new Camon CM goes for N47,000 while the Camon CX goes for N53,000 on Jumia. Well, I think its safe to say the CM isn’t an upgrade to the CX. Just a way for Tecno to test the trending bezel-less display before introducing it to their Phantom flagship series.

Tecno Camon CM VS Camon CX Full Specs Comparison

Tecno Camon CMTecno Camon CX
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT152.2 x 71.7 x 7.75mm Weight: 180g152.38 x 71.38 x 7.95mm; Weight: 197g
DISPLAY5.65 inch HD+(720 x 1440p) Full Vision capacitive touchscreen5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display.
PROCESSORMT6737 Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
and Mali T760 GPU
MediaTek MT6750 Octa-core processor at 1.5Ghz and Mali T860 GPU
MEMORY32GB/64 Storage, up to 256GB memory card support with 3/4GB RAM3GB RAM, 32GB/64GB with expandable 128GB SDcard
SOFTWAREAndroid 7.0 (Nougat) Based on HiOSAndroid 7.0 (Nougat) Based on HiOS
CAMERA13MP Rear Camera with Ring LED Flash and 13MP Front Camera with dual LED Flash16MP Rear Camera with Ring LED Flash and 16MP Front Camera with dual LED Flash
CONNECTIVITY2G/3G/4G VoLTE support,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS,2G/3G/4G VoLTE support,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS,
BATTERY4000 mAh Li-ion Battery3200 mAh Li-ion Battery, Support for Fast Charging
ADDITIONAL FEATURESDual SIM, Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)Dual SIM, Fingerprint Sensor (Rear),

CONCLUSION

Tecno got our attention this new year with the bezel-less hype. But is this device an upgrade to the Camon CX or a downgrade? Apart from the Bezel-less display and the attractive design, the Camon CX is still the best Camon smartphone till date and is therefore common sense that Tecno might release an upgrade to the CX soon.

Posted by Joseph Young

Africa's most sought-after Mobile Reporter. You can contact me by clicking on the social buttons below. (Business Only). Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

13 comments

  1. i prefer cm bcos my frnd is using cx nd me am using cm bt my selfie camera is far better dan is own at night.. he always complain why is my camera so clear

  2. although i was look for phone with the following features … card slot 100+, size 6″, camera 16 pixl or more and support 4G most importantly

  3. Joe pls if you to go with one ie between k9, camon cm and cx which i’ll you go with and why? am just confused. Thanks

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *