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TECNO Camon 15 vs Infinix NOTE 7; Which one to get?

Both TECNO and Infinix have new phone series that are already on sale across the country. You can pick them online from both companies’ recommended shops, or from site provided down below.

This is a quick post to help you out when picking a device between the many phones in the new series. Variety is good, but it can also be confusing. For example, there are 4 variants in the Camon 15 series, and though there are 2 variants on the NOTE 7 series, there are actually 3 different phones.

Okay here’s a breakdown of Camon 15 Series:

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  • Camon 15 Premier – with a 64MP camera
  • Camon 15 PRO – Not officially available locally, but has a 48MP camera
  • Camon 15 Normal – also with a 48MP camera
  • Camon 15 Air – whose specs are yet to be made official
Difference between TECNO Camon 15 Premier and Normal Camon 15
Camon 15 Premier Pop-up with Camon 15 Normal Punch-hole

And here’s a breakdown of Infinix NOTE 7 Series:

  • Infinix NOTE 7 – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage
  • Infinix NOTE 7 – 6GB RAM with 128GB storage
  • Infinix NOTE 7 Lite – 4GB RAM with 64GB storage.

So, which one should you pick between these 7 phones? Well, the table below will explain to you the exact specs of the devices to help you decide which phone both suits your needs and meets your budget.

What is important to note is this:

  1. Infinix NOTE 7 6GB RAM model, and NOTE 7 Lite both offer best value for money in all these devices.
  2. Infinix NOTE 7 has the most powerful processor – beats the Camon 15 Premier’s and is best for people who game
  3. Camon 15 Premier has a very premium look and design – Also is the only device with a FULL HD display here
  4. Camon 15 Premier has a 32MP pop up selfie camera – only pop up device here
  5. Infinix NOTE 7 has both a 5000mAh battery plus 18W fast charging – The Camon 15 Series trades size for fast charging.
  6. Infinix NOTE 7 has the largest display on a phone in this budget range currently
  7. All phones in the Infinix NOTE 7 series have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner

Which would I go for and why: well, from the 7 points above, it is obvious Infinix has the upper hand with the NOTE 7. Which one would you go for? First check this table:

Full specification comparison:

TECNO Camon 15 SeriesInfinix NOTE 7 Series
PRICECamon 15 Premier – KES. 26,999
Camon 15 Normal – KES. 17,999
Camon 15 Air (3/32GB) – KES. 15,999
4GB RAM/64GB storage – KES. 18,399
6GB RAM/128GB storage – KES. 20,699
NOTE 7 LITE 4/64GB – KES. 15,799
DisplayPremier – 6.55 inch IPS LCD 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio

Normal and Air – 6.55 inch IPS LCD 720x1600p
NOTE 7 – 6.95 inches IPS LCD
1640×720 resolution (20:9 aspect ratio)

NOTE 7 Lite – 6.6 inches IPS TFT 1600×720
Rear CameraPremier – 64 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP + QVGA

Normal – 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP + QVGA
NOTE 7 Quad Setup: 48M AF + 2MP + 2MP + Super low light video camera

NOTE 7 Lite – 48M AF + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
Front CameraPremier – 32MP Pop-up selfie camera

Normal – 16MP in Punch-hole
NOTE 7 – 16MP FF

NOTE 7 Lite – 8MP FF
ChipsetPremier – Helio P35 (12nm)

Normal – Helio P22 (12 nm)
NOTE 7 – Helio G70 High Game

NOTE 7 Lite – Helio P22
RAMPremier – 6GB RAM

Normal – 4GB RAM

NOTE 7 Lite – 4GB RAM
StoragePremier – 128GB eMMC

Normal – 64GB eMMC
NOTE 7 – 128GB

NOTE 7 Lite – 64GB
Operating SystemAndroid 10 with HiOS SkinAndroid 10 with XOS Skin
BatteryPremier – 4000mAh with 18W Charging

Normal – 5000mAh with 10W charging
NOTE 7 -5000mAh with 18W charging

NOTE 7 Lite – 5000mAh with 10W charging
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
Bluetooth 5.0
Micro-USB, OTG
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
microUSB 2.0 with OTG
FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
Colour optionsPremier – Ice Jadeite, Opal White

Normal – Shoal Gold, Fascinating Purple, Jade
NOTE 7 – Green

NOTE 7 Lite – Green, Purple, Blue
OthersFace Unlock 
Rear Fingerprint Scanner
Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
DTS audio

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  1. Highly unprofessional review. It wasn’t an experience based comparison rather just online bookish comparison….Wasted my time by reading this review

  2. Me I go for Tecno it’s the best phones and never disappoints you I had Tecno L 8 since 2017 and now I bought Tecno camon 15 premier and it’s the best so Tecno is number one.

  3. Me writer, u sound bias. As for me Tecno smartphones remains the best smartphone choice for me. Infinix phones are not reliable , talking from experience

  4. Absolutely right.In times later the infinix always hung and that’s the big problem of infinix

  5. Thanks for this review. I actually thought of getting a Tecno product but I think I will go for Infinix.

  6. Tecno’s choice for processors is laughable at best. No one should pay 15,000 or more for a phone that doesn’t feature high performance cores, heck my Xiaomi redmi note 3 pro from 2016 is more powerful than this thing. Can’t even compare with my redmi note 8, this is laughable at best. This thing will be obsolete in a year, but being a Tecno, there will probably be a canon 16, or 25? 55? 5000? Who even knows how they name their devices??!!, By June, with the same helio p22/p35 with 2015 performance to match.

  7. I’d rather wait for the Redmi note 9s I which I think should be cheaper than the Camon 15 premier or even buy the K20. Transsion were a great option before oppo, xiaomi and vivo came to the market. The Redmi note 8 and 8 pro offer better value to even the infinix note 7. Better software support and cameras

  8. Good but Transsion is known to making Tecno devices better than they do make Infinix and iTel devices.Infinix note 7 despite it having MTK hello G70 processor, it’s still a very unreliable device compared to Tecno.Infinix devices are known to freeze,hung and even die for no apparent reason.Thats why Infinix has lost it’s popularity in recent years.I think the different ODMs of the two devices are better than each other.

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