The Tecno Camon 17P is the second installment in the Tecno Camon 17 series. It was released barely a week after the Tecno Camon 17 on the 28th of May, 2021. Declared on the Official Tecno site as the “Clearest Selfie Camera“, the Camon 17P is beyond any doubt among the upper echelon in the league of camera giants. Moreover, coming in with a screen size of 6.8” and 5000mAh’s worth of monstrous battery life, the Camon 17P is categorically fitted for the target market. Indeed, the Tecno Camon 17P has more features than meets the eye so let’s take a look at what else it has to offer.

Tecno Camon 17P Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.8 inches, PS LCD
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels
  • Dimension: 168.7 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm (6.64 x 3.01 x 0.35 in)
  • Colour: Frost Sliver, Magnet Black, Spruce Green
  • 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: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB (plus up to 128GB expandable storage via SD Card)
  • Camera: – Front camera 16 MP – Back camera 64 MP
  • 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

Design and Display

The Tecno Camon 17P rocks a 6.8″ IPS LCD screen and elegant plastic build and tops it off with a delicate Matte back finish. As a result, it keeps fingerprints markings off and the phone spick n’ span. The Camon 17P appears in 3 exhilarating colors of Frost Sliver, Magnet Black, Spruce Green to suit the variety of users and fans alike. The buttons’ configuration is similar to the Camon 17. It features the fingerprint sensor on the power button which makes unlocking your device even more effortless.

The CAMON 17P display is steadily dishing out realistic and crispier images coming in at a pixel density of 395ppi. Additionally, given its higher 1080 X 2460 resolution, the quality of videos and pictures is at an all-time high. Although, the Tecno Camon 17P does not feature the 90Hz refresh rate of its predecessor, the chipset and processing prowess kick in to ensure smooth and fluid animations despite the drawback. Finally, peaking at 500 nits, the Camon 17P keeps everything on-screen readable even under intense lighting conditions.

Camera

The Camon 17P reigns supreme in the camera category, with a rear quad-camera setup of a whooping 64MP primal shooter, a 2MP camera for both macro and depth for better up-close photos, and an 8W AI lens with flashes. In addition, it has a front camera of 16MP for high quality and exceptional selfies.

The Tecno Camon 17P is equipped with a wide variety of user-friendly tools to personalize one’s look and modifying photos to your taste. Moreover, with the aid of TAIVOS Imaging Lab 2.0, the Camon 17P is endowed with major camera upgrades and elite image processing to make every shot a one-shot. Furthermore, the Camon 17P boasts various shooting modes, including 2K video recording, 2K time-lapse, super night mode which utilizes AI to deliver unparalleled clarity even in low-light conditions, and many more. Additionally, the Camon 17P also packs a dedicated “Film mode” with lots of customizable video templates to enrich your video creation.

Battery and Performance

The Camon 17P packs a huge 5000mAh battery which is capable of 2 days on standby on a full charge. But if you’re a heavy gamer and indulge in excessive usage, the Tecno Camon 17P still guarantees a long life but there is nothing to be worried about as the phone comes with an 18W Flash charger out of the box to get you up to speed in no time.

The chipset of the Camon 17 features the MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) as the devices’ processor. Also, the Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) acts as its CPU. In addition, the Mali-G52 MC2 runs the system graphics as the GPU. Moreover, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, Camon 17 displays multi-tasking at its best giving fluid transition between multiple apps without freezing up or lagging. TECNO’s Hyper Engine game optimization also gives you the best performance and battery consumption efficiency to deliver a refreshing gaming experience.

Connectivity

Tecno Camon 17P is well equipped to meet the current digital vanilla. Moreover, it comes with WiFi capability, Bluetooth v5.0, and an assisted global positioning system (AGPS) preinstalled which makes it all the more efficient in global transit and local navigation. This device does not feature NFC (Near-Field Communication) but the latest Bluetooth version installed will suffice for proximal communication and transactions. The absence of NFC on this device would have caused a stir in other countries but over here it’s no big deal. In addition, the Camon 17P is 4G enabled to ensure seamless surfing on your favorite sites.

Price and Availability

The Camon 17P has a price range of NGN 91,000 to NGN 110,000 depending on where and who you ask. It is also currently available on online stores such as Jumia or Konga and popular retailers located nationwide for purchase.

Verdict

The Camon 17P is undeniably an all-rounder. Despite its lower specs with respect to the Tecno Camon 17 Pro, it delivers a superb camera experience at an affordable price. It clearly overwhelms the Camon 17 at camera quality and even processing power. In effect, if you want the full experience of the Tecno Camon 17 series but cannot afford the Pro, the Camon 17P is just perfect for you. As it is the convenient compromise between the Camon 17 and Camon 17 Pro.