Tecno Camon 12 Review: The new Camon King

tecno camon 12 review

The Tecno Camon 12 is the latest release in the brand’s camera smartphone series and from the little time we’ve spent with it since it came onto the market, we just keep falling in love. There’s this thing about camera smartphones that drives you into capturing every other moment you spend with them, regardless of whether the images are yours or someone else’s.

The new Camon phone is the direct replacement of last year’s Tecno Camon 11. The predecessor came with the then-hot notch display, a 6.2-inch display, dual rear camera and powerful battery capacity. The new Camon builds on this to come with even better specifications that make it a trend on the market today.

If you read our first impressions,  we drove you into what it feels to have the Camon 12 for your very first time, and the experience is worth it. Now, we are going to go into further detail on what it feels to have the best camera smartphone.

Design and Display

The Tecno Camon 12 is one of those new kids-on-the-block that comes with a killer design on the outlook, and a large display. We are in the age and era where the love for large screens keeps on growing and having the Camon 12 on you will make it even overflow.

If you love gaming on the mobile, the Camon 12 gives you all the reasons to do this. For those that love watching videos in their best format, you can’t be failed by this. It comes with a 6.5-inch screen, one of the biggest you’ll ever hear of a Tecno phone from the past, a display that runs on a 720×1600 pixels resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio.

tecno camon 12

Besides the camera, it is not a doubt that the Camon 12 sells big because of this large screen. You can’t resist falling for it for all the pros that it adds to your usage.


The Cam in the Camon is all about Camera. And that’s what we get with the new Camon 12, in full.

Upgrading from the two sensors on the Camon 11’s rear, the Camon 12 comes with three rear cameras. These comprise of a primary 16MP camera for AI recognition and HDR; a secondary 8MP that gives you up-to 120-degrees of angular photography and 2cm macro photography; as well as a 2MP secondary sensor for AI bokeh effect.

As a matter of fact, the Camon 12’s photography is awesome. You get to capture all the moments – both in video and still imagery – in the best quality available and get to easily edit and share them with friends over social media and the traditional means.

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The selfie camera is equally good, and comes with a double flash light to assist in dark environments. You can count it a win if you rely on the Camon 12 to turn those moments into memories.

Tecno Camon 12 Performance

If you are to rate it out of 10, the Camon 12 scores and excellent 9 when it comes to performance. You can know a fast smartphone based on the kind of games that come pre-installed and the new Camon has just the right choice. A combination of 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM is just enough to assure you of a smooth experience on the HiOS 5.5 running on top of Android 9 Pie.

Outstanding battery

Like we told you already, Tecno has really mastered the art of making smartphones that can drive all the way through the next day without getting exhausted. Another thing The Camon 12’s battery settings has the ability to keep all your activity going on even when the battery saver is on.

The 4000mAh on the new Camon 12 is an upgrade from the 3750 on the Camon 11 and this makes a strong statement about the kind of phone the Camon 12 is.


The Tecno Camon 12 is the new Camon King, debate closed!

Tecno Camon 12 Specifications

Display: 6.52inch
Selfie Cam: 16MP AI Clear
Rear Cam: 16MP+2MP+8MP Triple
OS: HiOS v5.5 based on Android™ 9 Pie
Battery: 4000mAh
CPU: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor
ColoursDawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan

Price and where to buy

The Tecno Camon  12 is priced at UGX 569,000 and is available at all Tecno branded outlets in Uganda. Tecno Mobile sealed a partnership deal with MTN Uganda that will see any purchases of the Camon 12 receiving a 100% bonus for every bundle bought or activated in the first three months using an MTN SIM card.

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