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Tecno Camon 17 Pro Review

Being a Pro smartphone, the Tecno Camon 17 Pro falls in a performance category higher than the Regular Tecno Camon 17‘s reach. It packs in a more capable processor, more RAM, faster-charging capacity, and more. This article sheds light on the specs and price, which could help guide your purchase decision.

Tecno Camon 17

Tecno Camon 17

Tecno Camon 17 Pro Key Specs and Features

  • 6.8-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1600 Pixels, (267 PPI ), 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Android 11; HIOS 7.6
  • Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G95 Processor (12nm)
  • 8GB  RAM
  • 128GB Built-in Storage, with Micro-SD Support
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 64MP + 8MP +  2MP + 2MP
  •  48MP Front Camera
  • 25W Flash Charge
  • 5000 mAh Non-Removable Battery

Design and Display

The Tecno Camon 17 Pro comes in a chassis with a design similar to what is seen on the regular Camon 17. However, there are a handful of differences that set both smartphones apart in the design department.

For starters, we have got different colour options, On the Camon 17 Pro, we have two colour options that include California Silver, Malibu Blue, while the non-pro has Frost Silver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green.

Their screen sizes and properties are also different. The Pro has a screen size of 6.8 inches, as opposed to 6.6 inches on the regular. We also have a 90Hz refresh rate on the pro.

Furthermore, we have a higher resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels on the pro in lieu of the  720 x 1600 and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Moving on to the rear panel, we have the same square camera module see on its regular camon 17. This module contains four cameras an LED flash. Also on the rear is the Camon branding, which sort of indicates its Tecno smartphone.

The Cameras

The cameras on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro are on the more premium line, bearing a more capable setup on the rear and upfront.

On the rear, we have a rear 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, as opposed to the f/1.8, as opposed to the 48MP camera on the regular Camon 17.

The other cameras on the rear includes a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4, a 2MP monochrome f/2.4 and an 8MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.3 and a 119˚ field of view. Whiich sums up to four cameras on the rear, as opposed to the triple setup on the regular Camon 17.

Moving upfront, we have a 48MP camera instilled in the punch hole camera, as opposed to 16MP on the non-pro version.

Hardware and Software

On the performance side, we have the MediaTek Helio G95 processor taking the lead, this comes above the Helio G85 processor on the regular Camon 17.

The other performance drivers on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro.  includes a 8GB RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a Mali-G76 MC4 GPU and non-removeble 5000mAh battery paired with 25W fast charging, as opposed to 18W on the non-pro. 

On the software side, we have the HIOS 7.6 user interface ontop of the Android 11 operating system.

Connectivity

The Tecno Camon 17 Pro feature a Micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth and WiFi.

The Internet connection here is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t get the luxury of 5G speeds.

Tecno Camon 17 Price and Availability

The Tecno Camon 17 Pro Price in Nigeria is around 125,000 Naira, which translates to about $300, 32,160 KSH in Kenya and 1,727 GHC in Ghana.

The Tecno Camon 17 Pro was announced on October May 8th, 2021, and can be purchased from leading online retail stores like Jumia.

Tecno Camon 17 Pro Specs

Here are a few specs of the Tecno Camon 17 Pro:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11; HIOS 7.6
  • Processor: Octa-Core MediaTek Helio G95 (12nm)
  • GPU: Mali-G76 MC4
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: California Silver, Malibu Blue
  • Dimension: 168.9 x 77 x 9 mm
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM

Display

  • Display:
  • 6.8-inch IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2460 Pixels, (395 PPI ), 82% Aspect Ratio, 500 Nits, 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • Screen Protection: –
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
  • HSPA+: –
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: Yes

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: –
  • Push Emails: –
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear Mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: –
  • Video Editor: –
  • Document Viewer: –
  • Document Editor: –

Battery

  • Battery: Non-Removable 5000mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: 25W Fast Charging Capacity
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