The Camon C8 will be the third Android device launched by Tecno Mobile to run Lollipop out-of-the-box after Droipad 7C that was launched in June. But is there any improvement afterall? What makes Camon C8 a better option over Droipad 7? Which should you go for? We’ll be answering these questions when comparing and highlighting both advantages and disadvantages of Camon C8 and Droipad 7 a.k.a Tecno 7C. But do have it at the back of your mind that the Droipad 7 is a tablet while Camon C8 is a smartphone.
Camon C8 -> 5.5-inch IPS display, HD (720×1280 pixels) resolution
Droipad 7 -> 7.0-inch IPS display, WSVGA (600×1024 pixels) resolution
Note: The first has a small screen size when compared with the later, but its resolution is more enhanced. In this aspect, you’ll get a clearer, sharper display on Camon C8 than on Droidpad 7.
Processor And RAM:
Camon C8 -> 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, 1GB RAM
Droipad 7 -> 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, 1GB RAM
Note: Though both has the same MediaTek processor and clock speed, Camon C8 chipset architecture is of 4-core which is more powerful than 2-core on Droidpad 7. In general, the first is more faster than the later.
Camon C8 -> 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual-LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera with LED flash
Droipad 7 -> 2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 0.3-megapixel front camera
Note: The gap is wide enough for anyone to see. In photography, Droipad 7C is a toy compared to Camon C8.
Camon C8 -> 16GB of built-in storage, expandable to 32GB
Droipad 7C -> 8GB of built-in storage, expandable to 32GB.
Note: That awkward moment when you want to download Fifa 2014 with a data size of 1.7GB then you remember you only have less than 1.5GB available on your phone. The truth is, not everyone will buy a 32GB Memory Card to their phone. Camon C8 storage is sufficient enough even if you use 8GB Memory Card along with it, but is that enough with Droipad 7C?
Camon C8 -> Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM), Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB.
Droipad 7C -> Dual-SIM (GSM+GSM), Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, GPS, FM radio, and Micro-USB.
Note: As always, nothing changes here. But it is disappointing that none support OTG.
Camon C8 -> 3,000mAh battery.
Droipad 7C -> 3,000mAh battery.
Note: Both houses the same capacity but there is a slight chance that the Tecno Droidpad 7C battery will last longer than Camon C8, due its low processing unit. The amount of power required for quad-core is incomparable with dual-core.
Unfortunately, we are yet to know the exact price Tecno Camon C8 will cost, but we definitely know it will be costlier than Tecno 7C. If all you fancy is watching movies, listening to radio, browsing, reading, then Tecno 7C is more than enough to cater for you needs, but if you’re the type that likes playing games, taking pictures, selfies, doing graphics editing e.t.c then you’ll probably want to go for Camon C8. Whatever your choice is, don’t forget their battery life.
Tecno Camon C8 is out, it costs between #26,000 and #30,000. Roughly the same price tag as Tecno 7c (#24,000 – #27,000). The choice is yours.