Towards the end of last month, Tecno Mobile unveiled a new Tecno Camon CX, the latest in the highly popular Camon series.
There’s no doubt that the phone has some amazing specs and features for a phone that is priced at about ksh 17K. However, the Chinese OEM will for sure have to sweat for its money this time around thanks to the new Infinix S2 Pro, another phone aimed at the budget spenders.
Given the love for selfies and photos in general, the Infinix S2 Pro and Tecno Camon CX have some of the best camera specs you can find in this market segment. In fact, the S2 Pro takes the camera game to the next level with a dual-lens selfie shooter, something that should definitely work in favor of the Infinix Mobility phone. Where the Camon CX gets 16MP sensors on both the front and back cameras, the S2 Pro comes in with a 13MP shooter on the back and a 13MP+8MP shooter on the front.
Other than the massive cameras these two come with, the specs under the hood are not bad either. The Infinix S2 Pro has a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core clocked at 1.3GHz and paired with a 3GB RAM. As for the Tecno Camon CX, you get a MediaTek MT6750T octa-core paired with a smaller 2GB RAM. Just so you know, these two processors were both released in Q2 2016, but the MT6750T is the newer and better one, featuring a clock speed of 1.5GHz and an upgraded Mali-T860 GPU compared to the Mali-T720 used on the MT6753. Both chipsets are products of the 28nm process.
On paper, it is easy to go with the Infinix S2 Pro as far as performance specs are concerned, but what do benchmarks really have to say about the two phones?
When taken through single-core tests on Geekbench, the Infinix S2 Pro and Tecno Camon CX are not that different. Where the former manages a score of 621, the latter comes in at 620. The story is the same when it comes to multi-core tests, where the S2 Pro has a score of 2637 compared to 2683 achieved by the Camon CX.
Software-wise, the Infinix S2 Pro lags behind with Android Marshmallow while the Camon CX has Android 7.0 Nougat, however, it appears that this new OS factor isn’t doing the latter phone any favors with respect to performance.
Looking at this comparison, it is obvious that the two phones have just about the same performance capabilities. Of course, expect some changes when it comes to real world performance, depending on what the phone is being used for. However, the ultimate decision between these two might come down to who offers the better camera features and possibly longer battery life.
Given the hype that is behind dual-lens cameras, there’s no doubt that the Infinix S2 Pro could turn out to be many people’s favorite. This argument is even helped by the fact that the S2 Pro has a cheaper price tag of ksh 15,699 as compared to ksh 16,999 slammed on the Camon CX, although Jumia has spiced the deal with a free flip cover.