Tecno i5 Pro is one of the five smartphones launched by the brand in the month of April. Featuring 13 MP rear camera with QUAD LED flash and 8 MP front camera with LED and Screen Flash, i5 Pro does have promising camera specifications. I have been using the phone for almost 3 weeks now and have taken it to places to test the camera performance.
Camera placement and Handling
Talking about the camera placement on the Tecno i5 Pro, the camera is placed perfectly on the top left corner as your index finger does not touch the lens while using the mobile phone. It has a slight camera bump, but the mobile cover provided in the box makes up for it.
The handling on this phone is good, as it does not easily slip out of your hands while clicking photos in landscape/portrait mode.
The i5 Pro rear camera does focus quite fast and accurately, be it during the day time or in low light conditions. Honestly, I am quite impressed with the focus speed, unlike many other smartphones this one detects the focus swiftly without much of focus hunting. The response time is fast and accurate and I hardly got any misfocused shot.
Sharpness and Dynamic Range
This 13 MP shooter does produce sharp photos in well-lit conditions, no doubt about that. As the light starts reducing, the camera starts producing minor grains, but that is because it does not feature manual mode using which ISO can be adjusted manually. Keeping that fact aside, the QUAL LED enables you to click well lit photos if you are fine with using the flash light.
Talking about the dynamic range performance, the i5 Pro captures the contrast between the highlights and the shadows decently. This helped me click some great photos, where I framed the scene in such a way that it had a building as well as the brightly lit sky. So if you love clicking landscapes and cityscapes using a mobile camera, Tecno i5 Pro is a great option to consider.
A great feature that this phone offers is the HDR mode, using which the phone internally clicks three consecutive photos and them merges them into a single photo. This makes the shadows as well as highlights balanced and the dark as well as the bright part of the frame gets balanced. The HDR performance on this phone is also commendable.
Low light performance
As the i5 Pro does not offer manual mode, I had to click photos in low light conditions using the automatic mode, the noise was a bit on the higher side but the focusing accuracy was fine. I somehow feel that the provision of manual mode could have made this an ideal camera phone in this price segment. The aperture opening of f/2.0 does help in getting more light on to the image sensor in low light conditions.
But trust me, the brightness of the QUAD LED at the back is worth a special mention. I haven’t come across any smartphone which has such bright LED light for rear camera.