In the growing list of smartphone manufacturers, HOMTOM is another producer that caught our attention. This time, they did it with the HOMTOM C8 also known as Twilight smartphone. And this is because most of its colour options possess the Twilight feel.
First and foremost, HOMTOM C8 is inviting as a result of its sub-$100 price tag. In translation to our currency, that’s below ₦36,000.
Want to know the exact price? Full features? Pros and cons? Stay with me as we proceed.
HOMTOM C8 Quick Review
The Chinese OEM, HOMTOM took aluminium alloy, glass and a few other materials, and the result is this classic smartphone. C8 takes the approach of bezel-less design although with top and bottom bezels. The top bezel houses the front camera, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor and the earpiece. It’s just the regular. On the other hand, the chin lacks any tenant.
Still, on the design, a speaker grille and HOMTOM emblem are placed in the bottom region of the phone’s back. Millimetres upwards, the fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup are situated. Given the touch ID’s location, the user can easily unlock the phone using the index finger.
A modest IPS HD screen of 5.5 inches serves as C8’s display marshal. 260PPI pixel density and the 640 x 1280 pixels resolution team up to deliver utmost sharpness and clarity to the screen. As a means of beautifying the phone, HOMTOM integrated a 2.5D Curved Glass on the panel.
Under the hood, MediaTek MT6739, a chipset with Quad-core 1.5GHz processor handles the core functions of the smartphone. Meanwhile, the graphics card attached to it is the PowerVR GE8100 GPU.
A smartphone seems incomplete without good cameras; for this reason, this device carries 13MP + 2MP cameras at its rear while the fore works with 8MP shooter.
Moving on, the memory department presents 2GB RAM and an expandable 16GB internal storage. Software roles are undertaken by Android 8.1 Oreo OS while the battery holds 3,000mAh capacity.
HOMTOM C8 Key Specs
Here are the HOMTOM C8 key specifications…
|Display||5.5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 640 x 1280 pixels|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo OS|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek Processor|
|Storage||16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 256GB)|
|Camera||13MP + 2MP Rear/8MP Front (With dual-LED light)|
|Price||N30,000 – N35,000|
HOMTOM C8 Photos
HOMTOM C8 Availability & Price
The HOMTOM C8 launched in November 2018; it is available in Black and Blue. You can order the phone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.
HOMTOM C8 retails at ₦30,000 – ₦35,000 in Nigeria. (CLICK TO BUY HOMTOM C8).
HOMTOM C8 Full Specifications and Features
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo OS
- Processor: 4 x 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A53 (MediaTek MT6M39)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8100
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1280 x 640 pixels
- Rear Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Phase Detection Autofocus, LED flash, OIS, Auto HDR, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: Yes, 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE-FDD: B1 2100MHz / B20 800MHz / B3 1800MHz / B7 2600MHz / B8 900MHz
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, 5.76/21Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Cat-6 300/51Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Micro USB v2.0, With Charging, OTG and Mass Storage Function
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: Yes, DivX/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4, 000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Fast Charging: Yes
Where to buy HOMTOM C8
CLICK HERE TO BUY HOMTOM C8 in Nigeria.
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