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TECNO Ratings

Best smartphones TECNO

A new player has appeared on the Russian smartphone market. You probably will hear about TECNO more than once, because now it creates a real revolution in the budget segment.

TECNO, a Hong Kong company, is far from new to the mobile technology market. It appeared in 2006, when nobody knew about smartphones, and the luckiest boasted communicators. TECNO Mobile chose a very original development vector, deciding to focus on African markets. This strategy has borne fruit: in Africa, the company entered the top three of the most popular mobile brands in 2010, ahead of Nokia and Blackberry , which were going through better times than now.

Russian users have little familiar brand TECNO, but they will definitely have the opportunity to get to know him better. Since 2018, the company TECNO Mobile is officially present on the markets of Russia and Ukraine and is actively developing its premium line of Camon. About the best devices of this and other lines TECNO will tell in detail our rating.

Overbudget

TECNO POP 1S Pro

  • Processor: 4-core MediaTek MT6739WA, clock speed 1.28 GHz
  • Screen: 5.5 inches, resolution 1440 x 720
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels / 5 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

Price: from 5 565 rubles

Even though the super-budget segment is literally flooded with smartphones from the Middle Kingdom, TECNO POP 1S Pro manages to stand out in its niche - and it stands out primarily for its impressive functionality and attractive appearance for its price.

POP 1S Pro - this is not a dull OEM-blank, which just stuck a trademark. This is an original smartphone with high-quality FullView-display, which users like to praise in one. This is a handy device that is able to keep personal data safe - as it is equipped with both a fingerprint scanner and a face recognition system. This is a gadget that a teenager would not be ashamed to get out of his pocket at recess. TECNO POP 1S Pro, it seems, is doomed to popularity in Russia - it’s hard to imagine that some other manufacturer would offer a more functionally rich smartphone for the same price.

Advantages:

  • Large responsive display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio .
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner .
  • Low power consumption (judging by the reviews, enough for a day and with active use).
  • Modern operating system (Android 8.1).
  • Enough RAM memory.

Disadvantages:

  • The processor is not powerful.

With capacious battery

TECNO Pouvoir 2

  • Processor: 4-core MediaTek MT6739WA, clock speed 1.28 GHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, resolution 1440 x 720
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels / 8 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh

Price: from 6 885 rubles

This device has a strange name - such that you cannot pronounce it the first time. Translated from the French word "Pouvoir" - is power . The name of the smartphone is quite a saying, since it is good autonomy that is its main advantage.

The battery capacity is 5000 mAh - not a record by the standards of Elephone and Doogee . However, Pouvoir 2 and does not pretend to the Guinness book - the developers of TECNO worked to achieve impressive autonomy without sacrificing the ergonomics of the device. And they succeeded - with a large battery, the gadget weighs only 170 grams, and its body is 8.5 mm thick. The manufacturer promises that the device will last 96 hours on one charge. Users in the reviews give more specific information: when watching a video on YouTube, the device sits in 11 hours, in games - in 9-10 hours.

Advantages:

  • Capacious battery - the manufacturer claims that the smartphone will have to be charged about once every 4 days.
  • Large 6-inch display.
  • Powerful camera with dual flash.
  • Front camera capable of shooting with bokeh effect.
  • The presence of a face recognition system.
  • Modern Android 8.1 "on board."
  • Modest price.

Disadvantages:

  • Low performance.

For lovers of selfies

TECNO Camon X

  • Processor: 8-core MediaTek MT6763, 2 GHz
  • Screen: 6 inches, resolution 1440 x 720
  • Cameras (main / front): 16 megapixels / 20 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / integrated): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3750 mAh

Price: from 9 585 rubles

No other company can offer users a front camera with a resolution of 20 megapixels on a smartphone in the category “up to 15,000 rubles”; in this regard, TECNO is the only one. At competitors on "budget" there are at best 8-megapixel self-cameras - do you feel what the gap is?

However, the resolution does not always reliably reflect the quality of photos. This is especially true of shooting with a lack of light, when the aperture and the size of pixels come to the fore. TECNO Camon X with “twilight” photography is in full order - the “frontalka” of the smartphone is equipped with a double flash, the brightness of which can be adjusted manually or using gestures. Users respond to the quality of the front camera on the Camon X only positively - according to them, the pictures are so clear and detailed that they overgrow on Instagram in minutes.

Advantages:

  • A grand selfie camera with high resolution and dual flash.
  • Powerful rear camera with support for proprietary technology of super-focusing (Super PD).
  • 6-inch HD-screen, the brightness of which is increased to 500 Nits.
  • The presence of face recognition system.
  • Good performance for a budget device.
  • Sophisticated ergonomics.

Disadvantages:

  • Plastic case.
  • Does not support Wi-Fi 5 GHz.

With a huge screen

TECNO Camon 11

  • Processor: 4-core MediaTek MT6739WW, 1.5 GHz clock frequency
  • Screen: 6.2 inches, 1500 x 720 resolution
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels + 2 megapixels / 16 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / integrated): 2 GB / 16 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3750 mAh

    Price: from 7 330 rubles

TECNO Camon 11 is in our selection of the best available phablets absolutely deserved. The screen has a diagonal of 6.2 inches. This is far from a record for the market (go and deal with "monsters" like the Huawei Mate 20 X and Xiaomi Mi Max 3), but a record for the budget segment. Up to the psychological mark of 10 thousand rubles, there are simply no other smartphones with screens larger than 6 inches - at least at the time of this writing.

The screen of the smartphone covers 87.5% of the frontal surface. The ratio of its sides is 19: 9, due to which the mobile device itself does not feel bulky. Users also praise the display of the device for high brightness (500 Nits) and decent contrast (910: 1), noting that the resolution, which “on paper” looks rather modest, is not shown by “squares” - the picture is more than distinct.

Advantages:

  • Large display with an aspect ratio of 19: 9.
  • Dual rear camera.
  • Front camera with support for artificial intelligence (AI).
  • The presence of a facial recognition system ( Face ID ).
  • Emoticons support - three-dimensional toons like Anomoji.
  • Cute proprietary shell HiOS.
  • Low cost.

Disadvantages:

  • Chipset is not the most modern.

The best of the best

TECNO Camon 11S

  • Processor: 4-core MediaTek MT6761, 2 GHz
  • Screen: 6.2 inches, resolution 2160 x 1080
  • Cameras (main / front): 13 megapixels + 2 megapixels + 8 megapixels / 16 megapixels
  • Memory (RAM / integrated): 3 GB / 32 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh

    Price: from 9 990 rubles

The letter "S" in the name of the device does not mean a minor modification, as is the case with iPhones. Between the Camon 11 and Camon 11S is a real functional "abyss", the depth of which does not reflect the rather modest difference in cost (2 thousand rubles). TECNO Camon 11S is a full-fledged flagship that is free from the shortcomings of the “predecessor”. There is no need to set low graphics settings in games - the novelty received 3 GB of RAM and one of the most advanced processors from MTK. The capacity of the battery has become less, but it hardly upsets the user, because the device is running under the control of the energy-efficient "OSes" Android 9 Pie.

But the main changes were photographic possibilities. Instead of a good, but rather mediocre dual camera, the Camon 11S got a triple, with artificial intelligence. The smartphone doesn’t really care what conditions to shoot: the main 13-megapixel lens boasts an aperture of f / 1.85 and support for the night shooting algorithm. Even with minimal lighting, you get great photos, and you don’t have to tune anything for it - the smart camera of the gadget will determine the scene without your participation.

Advantages:

  • Attractive design, the “chip” of which is a drop-like neckline.
  • 2-inch screen, occupying almost 89% of the front face.
  • Wide-angle triple camera with support for artificial intelligence.
  • Powerful selfie camera with an advanced beauty mode.
  • The latest "OS" (Android 9 Pie).
  • The presence of a fingerprint scanner.
  • Many color options.
  • Price - modest for the flagship.

Disadvantages:

  • Pixel density is not high enough (269 PPI).

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Conclusion

The CEO of TECNO Mobile, Stephen Ha, in one of his interviews mentioned the principle that his company puts at the forefront - think globally, act locally . The company pays great attention to the study and analysis of the sales market and the target audience in each country. So do not think that TECNO is an ordinary “one-day”, a brand that will burn brightly, but not for long. They were perfectly prepared for entering the Russian market, and they have something to offer.

The TECNO study showed that Russian users are looking primarily at the quality of the screen and the camera of the mobile device - while for them the brand promotion and the price of the goods are not so important. Apparently, the company relied on the results of this research when it formed the range. As part of its top-of-the-line Camon lineup, the manufacturer releases bright fablets with excellent cameras, and TECNO Camon 11S, which is being released in April 2018, is threatening to become a real “bomb”. Next to the original Camon 11S, equipped with a triple camera and a huge 6.2-inch display, any other smartphone in the segment up to 10,000 rubles just looks like a “gray mouse”.

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