Tecno has become a household name in Nigeria when it comes to production of smartphones that are affordable yet are good value of money. The manufacturer has different lines of phones targeting different users. The newly announced Camon 11 and Tecno Camon 11 Pro are the latest on their own line.
If my memory serves me right, this is the first time Techno mobile will be launching new phone on this line not just twice in a year but thrice. The first was Tecno Camon CM in January, then Tecno Camon X and X Pro in April and now Tecno Camon 11 and Camon 11 Pro.
That’s huge if you ask me. I mean that is five (5) smartphones on a single series in 2018. Most of us were expecting a device on the Phantom line when the manufacturer started teasing the coming of a Notch display phone in early November 2018.
Tecno isn’t alone on this though because infinix mobile also failed to give us a new smartphone on the Zero line. So i am guessing these subsidiaries of Transsion Holdings might be working on a flagship that will amaze users even at the global level comes 2019.
Without further ado, let’s dive into the business of the day. Which is the full specifications, review and price of the camon 11 and 11 pro in Nigeria.
Tecno Camon 11 Pro Review
Like i said earlier, this manufacturer has different lines of smartphones targeting different users. The camon line target people that loves taking picture and capturing moments.
Phones on this series are also known as camera centric phones simply because of the camera capabilities integrated and shipped with them out of the box.
If you have ever wondered what makes a smartphone camera great, it is the combination of hardware and software. But in 2018, i will say it is mostly the software.
Google Pixel 3 and its XL version are considered the current best camera smartphone at least for taking picture even though it uses one rear camera compare to iPhone XS Max and Samsung S9+ dual rear camera. Even Huawei Mate 20 Pro with triple (three) rear camera can’t compete.
Why? Because the Pixel 3 alongside its great camera hardware also comes with great software that’s optimized with AI and Machine Learning to output great picture quality.
Now going back to the new Camon duo, their new cameras are AI powered with great capabilities.
Design and Display
Putting just the design and display into consideration, both the camon 11 and camon 11 pro are the same. So everything i say here is the same for both device except i say otherwise.
Camon 11 pro measures 156.65 x 76.05 x 5.6mm in dimension. It is the first techno device with a Notch display at least the first sold in Africa. Inside the Notch are the earpiece, selfie camera, LED flash and proximity sensor.
The notch is quite similar to that seen on the iPhone X series. The sides bezels are pretty thin and so is the bottom bezel.
At the right hand side of the device are the power button and volume up and down buttons. On the left hand side is a sim (2 nano) + sd card slot. At the bottom, you have the 3.5mm headphone jack, speaker grills and micro USB port. There is nothing at the top.
The camon 11 and 11 Pro kind of have a downgraded display quality (FHD+ to HD+) compare to their predecessor in Camon X Pro which is a shame but there is an explanation. The Mediatek processor powering these devices doesn’t support display quality more than HD+. Not sure why they opt in for it just explaining why the display quality is low.
The camon 11 is a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display smartphone with HD+ display (720 x 1500 pixels to be precise), 19:9 aspect ratio, pixel density of 268 PPI and brightness up to 500 nits.
If we are to be talking about the discrepancies between the camon 11 and camon 11 pro, it is in the processing power and memory.
While the camon 11 is powered by Quad Core MT6761 MTK processor with speed up to 1.5GHz, the camon 11 Pro is powered by Mediatek Helio P22 Octa Core processor with speed up to 2.0GHz.
Memory wise, the camon 11 ships with 32GB internal storage with slot for sd card that support up to 128GB external storage and you have option to choose between a 3GB or 4GB RAM. Tecno camon 11 Pro on the other hand ships with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It also support external expansion.
However, the duo both runs on the 4.1 version of Tecno custom skin (HiOS) based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. I really hope the manufacturer can go the way of infinix and start rolling out Android OS upgrade to their device via OTA.
These devices were advertised using their camera capabilities. It is nothing surprising though since tecno phones on this line are build for photography.
The front facing camera on the camon 11 is an AI powered 16MP selfie camera featuring AR Emoji and Face unlock. The camon 11 pro on the other hand is a 24MP camera also with AR Emoji and support for Face ID.
At the rear, the camon 11 pro uses a combination of dual 16MP + 5MP sensor with quad LED flash while the camon 11 uses dual 13MP + 2MP sensors also with quad LED flash.
Both devices rear camera support AI scene detection which automatically adjust the camera settings to take pictures depending on the environment or light availability.
Also, their selfie camera support Portrait mode, HDR and beauty mode that are powered by AI (Artificial Intelligence).
Battery and Connectivity
Tecno camon 11 is powered by 3750 mAh battery capacity which should have no problem taking you through a day on fair usage thanks to a well optimized software with AI integration.
Connectivity-wise, the device supports dual sim card, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi direct and hotspot, Bluetooth.
The camon 11 is available in Midnight Black, Aqua Blue and Red while the Pro variant is only available in Nebula Black.
Tecno Camon 11 Pro Price in Nigeria
You can get the device on Slot and Jumia. The camon 11 retail for 49,500 Naira while the camon 11 pro retail for 76,500 Naira.
Design & Display
|Dimension||156.65 x 76.05 x 5.6 mm|
|Screen Size||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 19:9 aspect ratio, 500 nits|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1500 pixels|
|Pixel Density||268 PPI|
|Sim Type||Dual Nano SIM|
Operating System & Processor
|Android Version||HiOS 4.1 Based on Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Processor Type||MediaTek Helio P22 (Camon 11 Pro), MediaTek MT6761 (Camon 11)|
|Processor Speed||2.0GHz Octa-core (Camon 11 Pro), 1.5GHz Quad Core (Camon 11)|
|Graphics Processor||Mali (Camon 11) and IMG PowerVR GE8320 (Camon 11 Pro)|
|Rear Camera||16MP + 5MP (Camon 11 Pro), 13MP + 2MP (Camon 11)|
|Front Camera||AI 24MP (Camon 11 Pro), 16MP (Camon 11)|
|RAM||3GB/4GB (Camon 11), 6GB (Camon 11 Pro)|
|Internal Storage Memory||32GB, 64GB|
|Capacity||3750 mAh Li-Po|
|Types||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Face ID|
|GPS||A-GPS, BDS, Glonass|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot|
|Audio/Music Support||MP3, WAV|
|Video Support||MP4, H.264|
|Available in||Aqua Blue, Red, Midnight Black, Nebula Black (Camon 11 Pro)|
That’s all on Techno Camon 11 Pro. Let me know what you think about this smartphone in the comment section.