Transsion Holdings, the parent company of Tecno seems to have their game plan charted out, they conquered successfully the feature phone market with iTel brand and then they came up with Infinix, an online only brand and Tecno, a Smartphone brand for offline channels. iTel also has a smartphone lineup now but targeted at difference market segment from Tecno. Already we had done the Tecno Camon i review and particularly was impressed with the Tecno Camon i camera performance which we raved about in our review. Another Smartphone from the Tecno portfolio in India is the affordable Tecno Camon i Air priced at Rs 7,999 and let’s take a first look at this Smartphone now.
Tecno Camon i Air Box contents:
Out of the box you get:
- Camon i Air Smartphone
- Soft back case
- Power a dapter
- microUSB port
- user manual
- warranty card
Tecno Camon i Air Design
- 152.2 x 71.7 x 7.75
- 134 grams
Things have brightened up for entry level Smartphones, even a few seasons back a consumer had to sacrifice on design aspects when going for an entry level mobile but not any more. Take Tecno Camon i Air, it is slim, light weight and has a tall design following the latest trend of 18:9 aspect ratio, resulting in a neat looking device.
The back houses the 13MP camera and the quad-LED light in a pill design. There is a fingerprint sensor in the middle along with Tecno branding. The smartphone is available in Champagne Gold, Midnight Black colours across India.
The right side has the volume buttons and the power button, both offering a good tactile response and at easy reach of the finger.The left side has the sim tray, housing a dual SIM slot and a dedicated microSD card slot. The phone supports 4G VoLTE.
The top has the audio jack.
The bottom fits in the speaker grille, mic and the microUSB port.
The Camon i Air is highly ergonomic and is not slippery on hand. The corners and edges are smooth with no rough spots.
Tecno Camon i Air Display:
- 5.65″ display
- HD+ 1440 x 720
- Unspecified protective glass layer
- 18:9 aspect ratio
- 2.5D curved glass
Again, going with the wind, the Tecno Camon i Air brings the full view 18:9 aspect ratio to affordable segment and has a 5.65″ display and a HD+ resolution. With this aspect ratio, the 5.65″ screen makes this phone compact on hand.
The display bright and vivid. It is also one of the better display I have seen in this segment. The display settings has a eye care mode which is the blue filter toggle. The phone has notification light and there is a full screen mode in the display settings where you can choose the app to take the full view advantage.
Tecno Camon i Air Software:
The Camon i Air runs on Android Nougat 7.0 with their own HioS UI layered on top. The UI is not complicated though. The UI offers gesture action to quick start apps from lockscreen, flip to mute, music gestures for controls on the music app, three finger screenshot etc.
Tecno Camon i Air Fingerprint Sensor:
The fingerprint sensor in the Camon i Air is fairly quick and it also allows you to secure your apps. Additionally, you can use the fingerprint sensor area to take photo when on camera app or accept incoming calls by touching on the sensor area.
Tecno Camon i Air Performance:
- MediaTek MT6735
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB ROM
- Mali T720
Camon i Air is an entry level Smartphone targeted at users who want a smartphone for their basic tasks, for a little more of a heavy user they have their other phones including Camon i with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. If you are someone looking for a Smartphone to check mails, browse, use the social apps and some casual light games, the Camon i Air would fit the bill. The phone supports OTG in case you want to hook up your mini pendrive. The call quality is good and speaker decent enough. The 3050mAh battery is decent enough and can sail through a day.
Tecno Camon i Air Camera:
Camera performance has always been a highlighted territory in the Camon range of Smartphones, we saw that in the Camon i and the Camon i Air too does not disappoint. For an entry level Smartphone, it does take fairly good pictures. The selfies are good too for this price range. You can take a look at the camera samples in the video below.
Tecno Camon i Air is a slim and light weight Smartphone that ticks the latest trends in the design and display elements one would expect in the Smartphone this year. If you are looking for a Smartphone for basic mobile tasks , the Camon i Air would not disappoint and it has a decent set of camera optics too.