Tecno Camon 17

Launch Date : 15 July, 2021
Tecno Camon 17
12,999
Highlights
  • 128GB Storage / 6GB RAM
  • 48MP + 2MP + AI Lens Triple Primary Camera, 16MP Front Camera
  • 6.6 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density) Display
  • MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm), Octa Core
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 5000 mAh battery

Tecno Camon 17: Specs Score

  • 3.1
    Camera
  • 3.8
    Battery
  • 2.8
    Display
  • 3.7
    Value for Money
  • 3.4
    Performance
Rated at 69.75%
  • Display: 2.8/5
    Large low-resolution display
  • Camera : 3.1/5
    48MP triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.4/5
    Powered by a mid-range 4G chipset
  • Battery : 3.8/5
    Large 5000 mAh battery
  • RAM : 3.3/5
    Offers 6GB RAM
  • Storage : 3.8/5
    Offers 128GB internal storage
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Tecno Camon 17: TOP COMPETITORS

Tecno Camon 17: Price

Tecno Camon 17: Review

Pros
  • Tall 6.82-inch FHD+ display with an FHD+ resolution
  • 64MP Quad Rear Camera
  • Big 5,000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging
Cons
  • Standard 60Hz screen refresh rate
  • Single RAM and storage option

Tecno Camon 17: Design

Tecno has been expanding its budget portfolio in India and the Camon 17 series comes as the latest offering by the brand in this category. The device adorns a tall 6.82-inch display which has the modern punch-hole cutout at the centre top.  The panel used is IPS LCD which offers 1080 x 2460 pixel FHD+ resolution and has 500 nits peak brightness. The display also supports a standard 60Hz refresh rate. This is suitable for watching shows and movies on the go and also stream 1080p videos online. The bezels are narrow; except for the chin. The back of the Tecno Camon 17 features a gradient skin and has a vertical camera module on the top-left and the Camon branding at the bottom left.

 

Tecno Camom 17: Hardware Performance

The Tecno Camon 17 is a mid-range smartphone that uses the MediaTek Helio G85 processor. This octa-core chipset is gaming-oriented and has a clock speed of 2GHz. Aiding the processor is ARM Mali-G52 GPU and 6GB RAM. This is enough for swift multitasking with multiple apps running in the background. The device comes with an onboard storage capacity of 128GB. The handset also has expandable storage support via a microSD card to suffice the additional storage requirements.

 

Tecno Camon 17: Price To Specs Ratio

The Tecno Camon 17 has been announced in India at Rs. 12,999. The device is available in 6GB RAM and 128GB storage configuration. The color options available will be Frost Silver, Deep Sea, and Tranquil Green. The sub Rs. 15,000 price tag makes it a decent entrant in the budget smartphone category in India. The primary rivals which this handset gets in the country are the Realme C21, Realme C25, and the Narzo 30.

 

Tecno Camon 17: Camera Performance

The Tecno Camon 17’s optics is handled by a quad-lens setup at the rear where the primary sensor is a 64MP lens. The remaining sensors include a pair of 2MP sensors and an additional AI lens. The camera app supports AI Portrait, Super Macro, 2K Timelapse, Video Blur, and slow-motion video recording features. There is a Super Night Shot and Super Night View Portrait mode for low light photography. Upfront, the device features a 16MP selfie camera with an f/2.0 aperture. The device has a good camera setup overall for a budget smartphone.

 

Tecno Camon 17: Important/ Highlight Features

The Tecno Camon 17 features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. The device has run on Android 11 OS-based in the HiOS v7.6 interface. The also offers some other unique features such as Game Turbo Mode 2,0, voice changer, and Anti Theft alarm amongst others. The smartphone draws its fuel via a 5,000 mAh battery which gets 18W fast charging support. 

 

Tecno Camon 17: Verdict

The Tecno Camon 17 is a feature-rich smartphone overall for a budget offering. The FHD+ display and quad-camera setup with a 64MP main sensor does remain the key highlights. However, other aspects such as fast charging supported battery and a gaming-oriented chipset also gives it an edge over the rivals.

Tecno Camon 17: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android OS, 11
Custom UI HIOS 7.6
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Frost Sliver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date May, 2021
Indian Release Date 15 July, 2021
BODY
Dimensions 164.5 x 76.5 x 8.95 mm
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.6 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)
Refresh Rate 90 Hz Refresh Rate
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU Octa core (Dual 2GHz Cortex-A75 + Hexa 2GHz 6x Cortex-A55)
GPU ARM Mali-G52 2EEMC2
STORAGE
Internal Storage 128 GB Storage
RAM 6 GB RAM
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 48 MP (f/1.79, primary) + 2 MP (depth) + AI Lens Triple Camera with Quad LED Flash
Front Camera 16 MP Selfie Camera
Video Recording Yes
Camera Features HDR, Bokeh, AI Camera
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Player 3GP, MP4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Games Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non removable Li-Po 5000 mAh Battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 ac
Bluetooth v5.0
USB Yes, USB Type-C
GPS Facility with A-GPS/ GLONASS/ Beidou
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint Sensor (rear-mounted), Proximity, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
Other Features 18W Quick charging, Face unlock
Videos

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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