TECNO Camon 17 Pro review: The best mid-range smartphone?

TECNO Camon 17 Pro review

TECNO Camon 17 Pro review

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro has finally been released and we finally have our hands on it for a quick review. Being the latest installation in the TECNO Camon series, this phone has a great price to performance ratio which we’ll explain in detail. 

Pro version, not your taste? Read our review on the TECNO Camon 17.

What comes in the box? 

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro comes with the following in its packaging:

  • 1 Smartphone
  • A power brick rated at 25 watts.
  • USB Type C charging cable
  • Sim ejector tool
  • A two-year warranty slip.
  • A pair of earphones 
  • A phone case.

The major selling point of the TECNO Camon series has been the camera setup and this latest release has only made it even more efficient.

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro internal specs are also quite beefed up. This enables it to hold up to today’s smartphone standards and also outperform a huge number of premium smartphones.

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Design/ Build

Dimensions

169 x 77 x 9 (mm) (6.7 x 3 x 0.4’’)

Weight

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SIM Slots

Dual SIM (Dual standby, Nano- SIM)

On the design of the TECNO Camon 17 Pro, the company has done quite a nice job. The phone features a sleek design with narrow bezels while the weight remains at an acceptable range.

The screen present is a 6.8-inch FHD IPS (1080 X 2400) display that features an LCD panel with an 84% screen-to-body ratio. The panel also reaches a brightness of about 500 nits which is quite impressive.

The 90Hz refresh rate on the screen will make provide a smooth scrolling experience throughout the phone menu and applications, browsing through the web and even watching videos. This is a sweet feature for mobile gamers too as this will give them that competitive edge when gaming.

The Nano-scaled textured coating on the phone surface prevents any fingerprints smudges and this also goes for the camera located at the top left corner of the phone.

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro comes in a variety of colors ranging from all shades of California dream silver and Malibu blue.

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Software/ Platform

Operating system

Android 11, HIOS 7.6

Chipset

MediaTek Helio G95

CPU Specs

Octa-core, 2.05GHz, Arm Cortex-A55, Arm Cortex-A76 processor.

GPU

Mali-G76 MC4

Memory

256GB internal storage

Audio

Dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack

Biometric Support

Side-mounted Fingerprint sensor, Face lock.

RAM

8GB

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro comes with Android 11 and HIOS 7.6 pre-installed in the system. Android 11 is the latest release of the Android OS by google that brings a lot of new perks such as increased level of privacy and a new variety of security features.

Some of these features include better handling off permissions granted to applications which include: access to your microphone, location, camera storage functions and even your private info like your google account information and your contacts.

The hardware of the TECNO Camon 17 is quite beefed up featuring a powerful processor and GPU along with 8GB of ram and 265GB of internal storage which can be expanded using an SD card.

The TECNO Camon 17 Pro also features a combined 3.5mm audio jack for your earphones and also supports Dolby Atmos. The biometric features present include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and face lock for added security.

Camera

Front Camera

48MP.

Back Camera

64MP Main, 2MP Bokeh, 8MP wide-angle, 2MP monochrome.

Flash (Back camera)

Quad-LED.

Video Capture

4K 30fps, 1080p 30/60fps, 720p 120fps.

The camera featured on the TECNO Camon 17 is simply brilliant. Both the front and back cameras have a huge variety of features including TECNO’s AI technology which enhances photography. New features such as super night mode also enhance visibility for dark-lit scenes.

Videography also has a tremendous upgrade with all the new customizable video templates.

Battery

Battery life

72hrs (Light use)

Specs

Li-Po 5000mAh, Non removable

Charging slot

25W USB Type C

The TECNO Camon 17 comes with a 5000mAh battery with a huge battery life on light use. We are yet to test the battery life on heavy use such as gaming.

The huge battery life along with the 25watt fast charging type c provides enough leg room for efficient use without being tied to the wall frequently for charging.

Pricing

We’ll be sure to update this article when the prices of the phone have been announced. For now, here are some places you can grab your own TECNO Camon 17 Pro.

What are your thoughts on this new phone? Is there any information we’ve missed out on that you would like to add? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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