Why should you bother with TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE tests? The phone is listed as supporting 4G LTE frequency bands 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800), 28(700), and 40(2300) after all. So just look for networks that use those specified bands and that is that; right? Well, not exactly.
As you may already know, LTE compatibility is messy. That a device is specified as supporting a 4G network’s frequency bands does not mean it will necessarily work with it. And that happened in at least one of our 4G tests on the Camon CM.
So, we took the pains to run TECNO Camon CM LTE tests. We ran tests on the six (6) 4G networks that we have access to here at MobilityArena. Here are our findings.
No 4G Only Network Mode
Before we proceed, it is important to state that the Camon CM does not let you peg network mode to 4G only. This means that you can only use 4G in Auto Mode and so network on the phone will switch between 4G, 3G, and 2G, depending on a number of factors that are often outside of your control.
Apparently, both TECNO and Infinix Mobility have decided that 4G only mode is more troublesome than useful for their users. We were able to use a third party app, MTK Engineering, to peg 4G when we needed though.
Having said that, let’move on to the actual tests.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: Spectranet
Spectranet runs on the 40(2300) band, which is listed for the Camon CM. We popped in a Spectranet SIM card and enabled mobile data on the line but it did not pick a signal. Fiddling with the APN settings didn’t produce a different results.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: Ntel
Popping in an Ntel SIM and enabling mobile data, the Camon CM caught on to the network quickly.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: Glo
With a Glo 4G SIM in the Camon CM, the phone did not pick a 4G signal. It switched between 2G and 3G, but not 4G. So, we used MTK Engineering app to peg to LTE only – and still got no Glo 4G signal.
To cross-check, we switched to 4G/3G mode, and it would pick a 3G signal, but not 4G. Switching back to LTE only again, it picked no network. Again, a quick check using the MTK app says the phone supports Glo’s 28(700) band. Odd. So, we put the Glo SIM in another compatible 4G phone just to be sure their LTE network isn’t AWOL. Result: we got a 4G signal on that other phone.
As far as our tests are concerned, Glo 4G does not work on Camon CM.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: MTN
MTN 4G worked fine on the TECNO Camon CM.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: 9mobile
A 9mobile 4G SIM card in the TECNO Camon CM gave us access to the operator’s 4G network.
TECNO Camon CM 4G LTE Tests: Smile
Unfortunately, we do not have a Smile nano SIM with us and were unable to test this network.
And so, it is a wrap for our TECNO Camon CM LTE tests. 4G networks from MTN, 9mobile, and Ntel worked fine in our tests. Spectranet 4G and Glo 4G did not work, despite having their LTE bands listed as supported. Lastly, we were unable to put Smile 4G to a test.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.