If you have been keen, you must have noticed that Tecno Mobile is taking global reach focus on premium devices to another level. At the very least, the new Tecno Camon 19 Pro speaks this language.
It is an impressive smartphone with fast charge, a long-lasting battery, a sharp display with impressive colours, powerful performance, premium design, and an excellent camera.
Unboxing and Accessories
Inside the box, you will find:
- Camon 19 Pro
- USB type C cable
- 33W Charging brick
- SIM ejector tool
- Transparent silicon protective case
- 12 + 1 months Warranty card
In this review, we shall highlight three key disciplines that we believe the Camon 19 Pro excels at.
Camon 19 Pro Design
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro has a 6.8 inches LCD panel; coming with a screen resolution of 1080 pixels, display density of 395 pixels per inch, and a refresh rate of 120Hz, making scrolling smooth and supporting a good immersive display and gaming experience.
It comes with a 0.98mm slim bezel, the slimmest ever launched for any flat screen device. For this reason, CAMON 19 Pro recently won the world-renowned iF Design Award, where it was praised for its incredibly 0.98mm slim bezel and its dual-ring, triple-camera layout.
Camon 19 Pro Camera
We know that CAMONs are camera smartphones. However, the Camon 19 camera is particularly designed to overcome the traditional challenges associated with photography, and Tecno has put in a lot of work to achieve this.
The rear triple camera packs a 64 MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and 2MP depth sensor, while the front-facing camera is 32 MP. The first circular bump houses the main 64MP camera, while the second houses the 50 MP telephoto and 2 MP depth lenses.
One interesting feature is the Sky Shop, especially when you are taking outdoor shots. This camera option uses AI to change the sky to different scenes that look realistic. Other interesting camera app features include super night, AR shot, short video mode, and many more.
For video recording, both front-facing and rear cameras are equally good. The maximum video quality on the phone is 2K at 30 frames per second for the cameras.
Hardware and Software Performance
Camon 19 Pro is powered by an Helio G96, Octa-Core processor with 8GB RAM size. In terms of storage capacity, the phone comes with a 256 GB ROM and an expandable memory capacity through a micro-SD card.
The overall performance of the Camon 19 Pro is impressive and did not lag or stutter during our testing period. The phone has the capability to run graphics-intensive applications. You should also fall for the virtual RAM feature named by TECNO – MemFusion, which allows you to extend the Camon 19 Pro 8GB RAM by up to 5GB more in virtual RAM.
TECNO Camon 19 Pro comes with a 5,000mAh battery and is powered through a USB type C port, which supports a 33W fast charge. The Flash Charge technology means the phone battery can go from 0-100 percent in under an hour.
The battery life is very good; with a full charge, the battery capacity can last up to a day for heavy phone usage and up to 40 hours on moderate use without charging.
Tecno Camon 19 Pro Specifications at a Glance:
- Body: 166,8 x 74,6 x 8,6mm, 204g; plastic body.
- display: 6,80 inch IPS LCD, 120Hz, 1 x 080px resolution, 2:460 aspect ratio, 20,5ppi.
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6781 Helio G96 (12nm): Octa-core (2×2,05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2,0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G57 MC2.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; Unspecified.
- Operating system/software: Android 12, HIOS 8.6.
- Rear camera: Large (main): 64 MP, f/1.6, 26mm, 1/1.7″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS; Telephoto: 50 MP, f/2.0, 50mm, 1/2.76″, 0.64µm, PDAF, 2x zoom; Depth: 2MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2,4, 26mm (wide), 1 / 3,4 ″, 0,8 µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps, HDR; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
- Battery: 5000 mAh; Quick charge 33W, 100% in 65 min (advertised).
- Various : Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; FM radio; 3,5mm jack socket.
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro is the best choice if you are seeking a premium smartphone that combines style and performance with an elevated photographic experience. It is currently the best mid-range Android phone to upgrade to in 2022.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY IN UGANDA
The Tecno Camon 19 Pro is priced at UGX 1,200,000 and is available at all Tecno branded outlets in Uganda and on online platforms like Jumia Uganda. The amount can be paid in installments through pay later offers such as Take Now.
Tecno Mobile has sealed a partnership deal with MTN Uganda that will see any purchases of the Camon 19 and its siblings receiving a 100% bonus for every bundle bought or activated in the first three months using an MTN SIM card. This is in addition to the 5GB of data received upon the purchase of the phone.