Tecno Camon 17 Pro Review and Price

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Tecno Mobile showcased its masterstroke on June 3rd, 2021 as it launched the Tecno Camon 17 Pro. Currently, the device is beyond any doubt considered the flagship of Tecno Mobile. The Chinese mobile phone manufacturing company created the Tecno Camon 17 Pro with nothing but sheer perfection in mind. With a thickness of only 9mm similar to the Camon 17 and running on Andriod 11 just as its forerunners, the Camon 17 Pro still brings more to the table. Let’s take a look at what makes the Camon 17 Pro just this amazing below.

Tecno Camon 17 Pro Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.8 inches, IPS LCD
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels
  • Dimension: 168.9 x 77 x 9 mm (6.65 x 3.03 x 0.35 in)
  • Colour: California Silver, Malibu Blue
  • OS: Android 11, HIOS 7.6
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB (plus up to 128GB expandable storage via SD Card)
  • Camera: – Front camera 48 MP | Back camera 64 MP (quad)
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano)
  • Bluetooth: Yes v5.0
  • Fingerprint: YES (side-mounted)
  • Face ID: YES
  • Loudspeaker: YES
  • Microphone: YES
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz, USB Type-C 2.0, FM radio
  • Battery: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable

Design and Display

The Tecno Camon 17 Pro breaks in with a big screen of 6.8 inches across corners, a refresh rate of 90Hz with an 84.4% body-to-screen ratio which recreates that big-screen premium look and feel. And that’s not all, it features an IPS LCD screen which is short for In-Plane Switching LCD which as a result allows for faster response times, wider viewing angles, color accuracy, and screen consistency to make your screen experience even better. Moreover, the Camon 17 Pro consists of a plastic build that has been tailored to its finest. The right side of the device is home to the physical controls which include the power and volume buttons alike. The fingerprint sensor is integrated with the power button similar to that of the Camon 17P and allows for more straightforward access to the device without any hassles at all.

The card slot of the Camon 17 Pro, is located on the high left end, near the top of the device. It consists of a triple slot for 2 Nano SIMs and 1 SD Card for expandable memory, but I personally think the in-built 256GB worth of space should be plenty sufficient for most. Moving down to the bottom of the Camon 17 Pro, you’ll find the USB-C port surrounded by the main loudspeaker on one end and the 3.5mm headphone jack and primary microphone on the other. in addition, there exists a lone pinhole on top which is evidence of another microphone for stereo sound capture.

Camera

In the camera category, other phones bow down to the Camon 17 Pro in sheer respect. Featuring a quad-camera setup of a whooping 64MP for the primary shooter which uses the Samsung S5KGW1 sensor – a 1/1.72″ TetraPixel imager with 0.8µm pixels, 8MP for ultrawide vision, 2MP modules for both bokeh and monochrome (black and white). Although, few people have called the monochrome module “pointless”, it is sincerely nothing to be worried about as majority carries the vote. Photos taken with the main camera are sharp across the frame and show minimal noise. It also features a Quad-LED flash, panorama mode, and Ultra HD mode which gives you more room to have fun. It can also video in Ultra 4K and 1080p to give your content nothing but the highest quality.

The Selfie camera of the Camon 17 Pro is a real beauty. The 48MP selfie camera is a rare sight to behold at any price.  It utilizes an OmniVision OV48B2Q sensor (1/2.0″, 0.8µm) with an f/2.2 aperture lens. Unfortunately, the selfie camera does not have auto-focus but it still delivers sharpness and excellent detail in every shot. Additionally, the Camon 17 Pro uses the Tavios Imaging Lab 2.0 to deck off all photos with a professional and refined finish which is a deal-closer for every selfie lover.

Battery and Performace

The Camon 17 Pro is powered by the Mediatek Helio G95, a pre-5G chipset made on a 12nm process. It houses an octa-core chipset (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), and the GPU is the Mali-G76 MC4. When tested against other devices in the area of processing speed and multitasking, the Camon 17 Pro did not disappoint, yielding results that are in league with high-end devices such as the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Galaxy A52. In addition, the phone comes out of the box with over 8GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage, making lags and freeze-ups a thing of the past plus exponentially reducing loading time in apps and games, therefore, delivering maximum satisfaction even faster.

The Camon 17 Pro gets the monstrous energy to carry out these tasks from its massive 5000mAh Li-Po battery. The endurance has been tested complied to a total endurance rating of 140h (in different aspects of usage altogether) which beats most contemporaries and competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy A32 5000 mAh and Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 5020 mAh. Additionally, it comes out of the box with a 33W Fast Charger rated at 5V/3A and 10V/3.3A. It can take the device from flat to full charge in about 1hr 40 mins, which is a little slack compared to what other manufacturers offer at this price range.

Connectivity

The Camon 17 Pro does not disappoint in the aspect of connectivity either. Coming in with the standard GSM / HSPA / LTE technology in place. It also features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot to accelerate your wireless connectivity. Additionally, it brings along Bluetooth V5.0 and AGPS which is a mobile-oriented positioning system, and USB Type-C and USB On-The-Go. The USB-On-The-Go feature is one that allows USB devices, such as tablets or smartphones, to act as a host, allowing other USB devices, such as USB flash drives, digital cameras, mouse or keyboards, to be attached to them, which makes your Camon 17 Pro more versatile in the digital ecosystem. Finally, being equipped with the latest 4G capability, you wouldn’t have to worry about buffering videos or lagging games online.

Price and Availability

The Camon 17 Pro has a lofty price range of NGN 165,000 to NGN 220,000 depending on your dealer or retailer. It is also available for purchase online and also available in local dealer shops around the country.

Verdict

Tecno Mobile has dealt its best hand with the Camon 17 Pro and everyone is still in awe of its immense abilities. From processing power with a whooping 8GB RAM and speed to camera experience and battery life, you are covered no matter which aspect you pick. Honestly, the only issue with the Tecno Camon 17 Pro is the slightly-retarded charging time but that does not compare to the plethora of benefits. For many, the sheer price of this masterpiece would be a deal-breaker but i must say, the price totally covers what it offers and more. So if you’re looking for a high-end device that would single-handedly take care of every aspect of digital user experience with zero cut-backs, the Tecno Camon 17 Pro is definitely worth your consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions About Tecno Camon 17 Pro

Is Camon 17 Pro worth buying?

To put it in a nutshell, considering the overall offering and the price tag, Tecno Camon 17 Pro is going to be value for money. There is a strong mediatek chipset, excellent camera setup, more than enough storage, a large battery and a 90Hz refresh rate.

Does Tecno Camon 17 Pro have a good camera?

The Camon 17 Pro has some decent camera chops. With the 64MP main unit and autofocusing ultrawide on the back, we’re willing to forgive the essentially pointless 2MP depth and black and white modules.

Is Tecno Camon 17 Pro waterproof?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

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