Thursday, July 28

Setting up the Tecno camon C9 EYE SCANNER - guide

The TECNO Camon C9 plus TECNO camon C7 are the latest and un arguably the most beautiful camera phone in the brands history. Among their awesome specifications are the eye scanner and the T-band. However, the eye scanner on the device is the purpose of this review.
In a bid to improve the security provided by the device, the eye scanner was built. I have heard and read lots of reviews about it, then I decided to test if it is merely a gimmick or a perfectly good idea.

How to set up the camon c9 eye scanner



How to set up the camon c9 eye scanner

The eye scanner is located in the ‘security and management’ section of the settings on the device. It is termed ‘Eyeprint Verification’. On opening it, you will be asked to input your password for identification; and passwords can only be four digits.

How to set up the camon c9 eye scanner

Immediately you are identified, the eyeprint manager is launched, and by clicking it, this is seen;

How to set up the camon c9 eye scanner

You are told to re-register or delete eye print, after which the method of the eyeprint verification is revealed. On launching it, you will be told to register it in a well-lit and stable environment, face smartphone directly and place eye within frame. However, the distance between the face and mobile is 30cm the use of glasses is not recommended.
The method of scanning goes to show that this is what is expected of you when you want to unlock your device for real. In cases where you are in an environment that is not as lit as the environment you registered it, it might not give you the acquired result. In other words, the TECNO Camon C9 is semi subject to light. 

End Result

How to set up the camon c9 eye scanner

What you should know
The 8 optical lens of the Camon C9 camera has been designed to produce more light. It also comes with a 2.0 aperture which is a light producing factor. Without the amazing lens provided by the camera, the eye scanner will be blind to ones eyes when in a dark environment, but the camera has been able to enhance the result the eye scanner gives you.
The eye scanner can register at least 5 different identities. This means that you can register 5 times in different environments (both well lit, averagely lit and dark). Registering in different environments can enhance the results the Camon C9 eye scanner gives you. There is amazingly an opportunity to selectively encrypt applications.

Verdict
I had mentioned earlier that the purpose of this review is to reveal if the eye scanner on the Camon C9 is merely a gimmick or a good move, and I can boldly score it 85%. The remaining 15% is being held because of its relative subjectivity to light, asides that, TECNO Camon C9 is a perfect device, and very affordable too. TECNO has given us a decent value for the price of the Camon C9 especially with its extra amazing camera, T Band, eye scanner, user experience and general performance.

Tecno Online carlcare from NG, GH, KE, TZ, EG

Tecno online carlcare

Good news for T-fans: Carlcare online Engineers from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Egypt are now ready to reply to all your queries,

But you will need to post your queries properly for them to reply to you in time, otherwise you may not be attended at all.

Recommended: Download the Tecno spot mobile app

Here is what to do;
1. Register on Tecno Spot
2. Post your queries on feedback section.
3. Select your country, e.g if you're from Ghana select Ghana from the list and not "All"

Any query posted using the above format will be attended on time. And all queries not posted like so won't be attended.

If you have any question on how to do this or any difficulties, use the comment section below and will be glad to guide you through.

Good day!

Wednesday, July 27

TECNO Camon C7 Specifications and Price

Tecno c7 specs and price


Tecno recently launched the Camon C7 which is like a mini version of the Camon C9 , The C7 did not get too much hype like its bigger brother (C9) though it is also T-band  and Iris scanner compatible

I laid my hands on it for the first time(*look away Tecno C8 users ) and I can safely say its much better than the camon C8, here is an unboxing article and quick review.

Tecno c7


When you open the package there is a sticker which lets you know the amazing features the C7 has, they include a 13 MP for both the front and Rear Camera and the iris scanner which lets you unlock the phone using your eyes.

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The 120 degrees13 MP Wide Selfie Camera is centrally placed and fits more people in when taking Group selfies, The front soft flash is placed at the right and the proximity & light sensor on the left.

Tecno camon c7 in the box

The C7 has a 5 inch IPS HD Display which has a resolution of 1280 X 720 this HD screen ,With the 5 inch screen the C7 is a little bit smaller than the C9 which makes it easier to operate with one hand.

Tecno camon c7 front

The C7 is a slim device at 9.4 MM it has a mettalic trimming which makes it look premium , just like the C9 all the buttons are located on one side which makes it easy to use.

The C7 also has shutter/Camera key which lets you quick launch the Camera and also capture photos effortlessly

Tecno camon c7 back

The C7 also has a rounded/Curved design at the back which makes it fit the palm of the hand easily. The 13 MP back camera is centrally located and a dual flash is placed right below it.

Tecno camon c7


whats in the Box ?

Tecno camon c7


you will find the usuals in the Box
  • A wall adapter
  • USB cable
  • An Earpiece
  • A user manual
  • Warranty card
  • Palmchat flyer
  • A smart flip case

By a smart flip case this is what Tecno Means: It displays a beautiful analogue watch
Tecno camon c7


Tecno Camon C7 Ful Specification and Price

    General Information

    2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G NetworkHSPDA 850 / 2100
    4G NetworkNO
    SIMDual mini SIM
    StatusAvailable August 2016

    Body

    Dimensions142.1 x 71 x 5.4 mm
    KeyboardTouchscreen
    ColorsBlack, Gold
    CoverPlastic

    Display

    TypeIPS capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
    Size5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 pixels per inch (PPI)

    Memory And OS

    Card slotMicroSD card, up to 128GB
    Internal16GB
    OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
    Processors1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, MediaTek MT6735 chipset, Mali-T720 GPU
    RAM2GB

    Audio

    Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
    LoudspeakerYes
    Audio port3.5mm jack

    Connectivity

    2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
    3GUp to 42 mbs downlink; Up to 5.76 mbs uplink
    4GUp to 100 mbs downlink; Up to 50 mbs uplink
    WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WIFI hotspot
    BluetoothVersion4.0
    GPSA-GPS
    NFCNo
    USBMicroUSB v2.0

    Camera

    Primary13MP, up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, panorama camera with LED flash
    Video1080@30fps
    Secondary13MP, up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures, LED flash

    Battery

    Capacity2500mAh Li-Ion battery
    Stand-by
    Talk time
    Music play

    Other Features

    SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Fingerprint
    MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    BrowserHTML5
    JavaNo
    – SNS integration
    – MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
    – Document viewer
    – FM radio
    – Image viewer and editor
    – Voice memo/dial/command
    – Predictive text input
    – Preloaded apps –  Gmail, Gtalk, Google Now, Youtube, Flash Share, Facebook, Palmchat

    Price

    Price levelAbout 100 USD


    Here’s a quick look at the Tecno c7 Pros & Cons :





    Pros :
    1. Good Features at an affordable price 
    2. High resolution camera 
    3. Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a beautifully customised user interface , HiOs

    Cons :
    1. Low battery capacity. 
    2. An Octa-Core processor would have been much better.
    should you buy the phone ?
    Why not! The C7 is almost identical in both the design and specifications aspects to the C9 and Perfomance was not sacrificed, the phone has a 2GB RAM which makes lags non-existent in addition the 13 MP Front and back Camera makes it a superb budget camera smart phone.
    Must read:

    Tecno camon c7 specs and price
                 

    Tecno Camon C7 Price

    Tecno Camon C7 Price in Nigeria NGN 42,000

    Tecno Camon C7 Price in Ghana GHS 524.61

    Tecno Camon C7 Price in Kenya KES 13504.30


    NOTE: how much you’ld pay depend on the merchant you’re buying from. The device is very much available in the country.

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    Tuesday, July 26

    Tecno L8 plus specifications and price

    The Tecno L8 Plus smartphone is yet another awesome device by Tecno mobile powered with latest features out there. This powerful device packs a battery capacity of 5050mAh which can be used as power bank for other smartphones with the introduction of the reverse charging technology (i am simply saying that the Tecno L8 plus can be used to charge other phones), it features an amazing 5.5 HD touch screen just like it predecessor (Tecno L8 ), but with a 2GB ram, the Tecno L8 plus will have a larger work space unlike the 1GB ram on the Tecno L8.

    Tecno l8 plus specifications and price

     The Tecno L8 Plus mobile phone comes with 1.3GHZ Quad-core Processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB ram, 8MP camera quality and 2MP front camera designed for video calls. Pre-loaded the latest Google android OS version 5.1 LolliPop, The mobile phone has a Dual sim functionality with full 3G support, which is very easy for internet connectivity. it will be up for sale come May 2016.

    Tecno L8 Plus Specifications and Price

    General 

    2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
    4G NetworkNo
    SIMDual mini SIM
    StatusAvailable April 2016

    Body

    Dimensions154 x 77.5 x 8.85 mm, 135 grams
    KeyboardTouchscreen
    ColorsWhite, Black
    CoverPlastic

    Display

    TypeIPS capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
    Size5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch (PPI)

    Memory And OS

    Card slotMicroSD card, up to 128GB
    Internal16GB
    OSAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
    Processors1.3GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6572 Chipset, Mali-400 GPU
    RAM2GB

    Audio

    Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
    LoudspeakerYes
    Audio port3.5mm jack

    Connectivity

    2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
    3GUp to 21 mbs downlink; Up to 5.76 mbs uplink
    4GNo
    WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
    BluetoothVersion 4.0
    GPSA-GPS
    NFCNo
    USBMicroUSB v2.0

    Camera

    Primary8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures, HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, panorama camera with LED flash
    VideoYes
    Secondary2MP up to 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures

    Battery

    Capacity5050mAh Li-Ion battery
    Stand-by
    Talk time
    Music play

    Other Features

    SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity
    MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
    BrowserHTML5
    JavaNo
    – SNS integration
    – MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
    – MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
    – Document viewer
    – FM radio
    – Image viewer and editor
    – Voice memo/dial/command
    – Predictive text input
    – Preloaded apps –  Gmail, Gtalk, Google Now, Youtube, Flash Share, Facebook, Palmchat

    Price

    Price levelAbout 80 USD

    Price of the Tecno L8 plus in Nigeria


    Tecno L8 Plus is now available in Nigeria. You can buy the phablet at leading online stores in Nigeria. Tecno L8 Plus Price in Nigeria ranges from N35,000 to N45,000 depending on your location in the country.

    The best smartphone buying guide

    Hi, i decided to right this article on best smartphone buying guide because, as phones have added more features, they've become an indispensable companion, helping you stay on top of email and social updates, take and share photos and videos, play music and games, and do a whole lot more— in fact, buying the right smartphone can actually improve your business and personal life, it can sometimes double as your wallet.. So we probably don't have to tell you that choosing the right phone is a big deal.
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    The best smartphone buying guide

      Not considering the recent addition of the Fingerprint and Iris Scanner technologies, This Smartphone-buying guide covers more important features you need to check before you buy a Smartphone, ranging from the Operating system the Ram and the Internal storage space to the Camera and the Battery life. Use this advice to make sure you get the very best handset for your needs and budget.

    CAMERA

    We've now arrived at a point in Smartphone evolution where the camera matters more than the processor, especially since most people use their phones as their primary shooters. More and more Smartphone’s boast cameras with at least 12 megapixels, but don't go by numbers alone. Instead, pay attention to image quality, aperture, pixel size, speed and features.

      The Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge currently offer the best cameras on any phone. Their dual-pixel cameras offer lightning-quick autofocus and take great pictures in low light, thanks to the wide f/1.7 aperture (lower numbers are better). By contrast, the 12-megapixel insight cameras on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have an aperture of f/2.2.

     RAM

    Random Access Memory, it is a common term but many do not really understand its concept. Even for old model type of phones such as those that ran on the Symbian OS, RAM is a thing of essential value as it has its crucial use in a phone mostly Androids for which it is indispensable for the now and can’t be overlooked.
    I’m not about to hit you with geeky terms that will only confuse your understanding about RAM already, but let’s put it this way: LOW RAM, SLOW MOVEMENTS.
    When that Android you intend to buy comes with attractive features but has has low ram, those features are as useless as 10kb of internet surfing data is to instagram.
    The best smartphone buying guide

    RAM is temporary memory to which every app on your phone has access, they don’t get to reside there or save their data there permanently but they can come have a stay there from time to time. Let’s make out some instance. If you’re editing a picture on your phone or you are making a video or an audio record, you are creating some data which is being handled by an app, however the app needs a something to lean on to run effectively and that’s where our dear RAM comes in, it will take up the responsibility of that for the app until the app is through with the process and saves the data generated on the phone’ ROM or Micro Storage Disk and closes.
    So the more the data being handled by the app the more the RAM needed, Get it? So RAM which helps the phone’s movement has to come in a considerably okay quantity else movement gets hiccups easily ‘because if you buy that ‘lovely’ phone with a 512MB RAM, I put it to you that once you open up to 3 applications with moderate sizes and they get to work, you start getting slow response from the device in no time.

    If you’ve been wondering why that Alcatel One touch you own runs only a bit faster than tortoise, I believe now you know. With low ram even if your Smartphone runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow with 5.5″ screen, but then comes the spoiler with 256 0r 512 MB RAM, you’ll eventually hate it. It will limit your multitasking options unbearably, and you might be wondering how can 3 quite mid sized app just eat up a whole 512MB RAM, answer is: If the phone is said to come with that RAM size you’ll probably have only 256-340 at your disposal as the rest will be taking toll of by system apps, those apps that aren’t for your use but needed to keep the phone’s system running.
    The best smartphone buying guide

    The least RAM size I’d advice you go for is 1GB, when system apps are done taking their share, you’d be having nothing less than about 700MB at your disposal and that’s pretty okay for multitasking though not GREAT.
    The second thing one should not miss looking out for is the internal storage space. I’m not going to be writing much like I did on RAM on this.

    INTERNAL STORAGE

    Given that some games can easily take up more than 1GB — not to mention how many high-res photos and videos Smartphone owners are capturing — we highly recommend opting for as much internal storage as possible. The minimum on most handsets, like the iPhone 6, is 16GB, but more phones (such as the Galaxy S7) are coming standard with 32GB. We recommend 32GB or more.

    A microSD card can help expand your storage. It's available on phones such as the Galaxy S7, the LG G5 and the HTC 10. You can pick up a 128GB microSD for as little as $40. Next is the battery life, in fact, this particular feature has become the talk of the day. 
    Read also: How to Recover / Get back your impotant files from a corrupt sd card or flash - Full guide

    BATTERY LIFE

    Many factors — including the screen size, processor and operating system — determine how long a Smartphone lasts on a charge. However, shoppers looking for the longest endurance possible should really consider the endurance, capacity and ratting. We consider any phone that lasts longer than 8 hours of straight 4G LTE surfing to be acceptable, but greater than 9 hours is better.
    Read: How to make your android smartphone battery last longer

    The best smartphone buying guide


    ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM

    Just like iPhones have their iOS which they run on so has Android phones. Version upgrades keep coming, and the old one is never better than the new one, they do make sure of that. Below is the list of android versions that has come into existence since they started getting confectionery code names;\

    ·        Donut (1.6)
    ·        Eclair (2.0–2.1)
    ·        Froyo (2.2–2.2.3)
    ·        Gingerbread (2.3–2.3.7)
    ·        Honeycomb (3.0–3.2.6) [a]
    ·        Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0–4.0.4)
    ·        Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3.1)
    ·        KitKat (4.4–4.4.4, 4.4W–4.4W.2)
    ·        Lollipop (5.0–5.1.1)
    ·        Marshmallow (6.0)

    The reason why I brought you the list is for you to take a very good look at the strata, if you go for Ice Cream Sandwich don’t expect to enjoy all those features you’ve seen that attracted you to the Android brand. The least Version I’d advice you to go for is KitKat, when a new version comes it comes with cool features and will be able to run the latest apps, most apps that will be built from then hence forth will be compatible only with the latest version and maybe the immediately preceding one or two and that’s it. So you sure won’t want to end up with a good looking phone running a medieval OS. I believe I’ve made things lucid on that.
    However, the above point are not the only things that are important for one to look out for, if you’ve got the legal tender, considerably much of it, it will be better you go for that with at least 5.5inch screen size or 5 but not 4, its processor should at least be dual core with both clocking at 1.2GHz, might be 1GHz though. But more processors means battery drains faster. And a host of others, with these tips we hope you make the right choice on your next Smartphone. Also help others by sharing it!

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    Monday, July 25

    Recover / Get back your impotant files from a corrupt sd card or flash - Full guide


    I bet you must have asked your self, is it possible to recover data from a damagedcorrupt,locked Micro Sd card without actually formating it? Well, its your lucky day because the answer is YES!  its very possible and also easy! Don't try to format the drive yet.
    Recover data from corrupt usb drives, memory card without actually formating it

    Some of the reasons why data or files in a memory card or external storage drive sometimes gets corrupteddamaged,inaccessible/not detected might be because it was abnormally removed during usage, dropped, formated or partitioned wrongly, virus infections, and a whole lot more.

    Recover data from corrupt usb drives, memory card without actually formating it


    A friend was playing songs on her Nokia C3, the battery was very low and suddenly it went off. After charging it, she couldnt find the memory card in the gallery and all her stuffs disappeared. Connecting the SDcard to a PC didn't help because it asked to format it(Sd card) and sometimes the formating will fail.

    Read also : How To Prevent Your Charger/Headphones From Bending Too Much And Breaking

    I have been in that dreadful shoe before. My 16GB SDHC memory card got completely damaged. My phone was showing damaged sdcard, please format. When I tried to format it using the phone, it would show formating failed. 
    I even tried accessing and formatting the memory card using other android devices and even symbian, china and lumia phones but to no avail. 

    Thinking the PC will solve it, I connected it to the Pc via a USB card reader, but immediately my computer said the disk can't be used unless its formated. I was like 

    What! What about my personal files, music, photos, videos and other datas on the memory card?

    Then the solution came up because I couldn't afford to loose the contents on the memory card. I guess you wouldn't want to do the same. 

    Now if you have a memory card that is damaged, doesn't show up or get recognised in your phone, requesting for formating before it can be used, locked, hidden contents, showing errors, corrupted files and you wouldn't want to loose them by formating the memory card, please read on.

     Read : How to reduce data usage on your tecno android smartphone

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING. 

    The software called Remo Recover will do a good job by helping you recover all of your files from a bad memory card without formating it. 

    • Download Remo Recover v4.0.0.34 Full Premium version 
    • Unpack and save the folder on your PC. 
    • To install, open the Remo Recover v4.0.0.34folder and read the instructions in thereadme.txt file
    • After installation, launch Remo Recover v4.0.0.34
    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Now either click on the Basic EditionMedia Edition or Pro Edition depending on what you need. All the same, you will still recover the files/data in your memory or storage drive. I used Pro edition for this tutorial.

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • After clicking the Edition you want, select the Option that suits you in the next page. 
    • The drives on your Pc and other external drives will be displayed. Select the one that has the issue and click on the arrow button at the bottom right. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Remo Recover will start searching for lost partitions in your drive(memory card or hard disk, flashdrive etc) 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • After a while it will display a list of the drives or partitions it found. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Select the one that matches yours and then click the forward arrow at the bottom right ➡
    • Select OK on the prompt that says perform an additional scan for specific file types.

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Manually select the file types you wish to recover or select Mark All to recover everything on the corrupted memory card. Click the forward arrow ➡ to proceed. 
    • It will take a while to search all the music, photos and videos plus other files depending on the size. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • After finding the lost data, click OK on the prompt that displays. 

    Note
    Files recovered are in the folder icon while additional files are in the other folder icon with a red X.

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Manually select the files you wish to save or select Mark All if you want to save every thing from the bad memory card. 
    • Click Yes on the Save recovery session prompt. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • Now click on the output folder and select any folder or create a new folder where you want the recovered files to be saved. Click Ok. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • The recovery process will begin and will take a while depending on the size of the recovered files. Please donot interrupt it. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.

    • After the media files and other data have been saved, just goto the folder you selected and you will see all of your files gladly waiting for you. 

    HOW TO RECOVER DATA FROM A DAMAGED, LOCKED OR CORRUPTED MEMORY CARD WITHOUT FORMATING.


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