Review: TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition

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TECNO has been strengthening its smartphone product portfolio globally, including in Nigeria. The innovative smartphone brand recently launched its newest addition to the Camon 20 series, the TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G Mr Doodle edition. The device’s launch was held on August 16, 2023, at the captivating art gallery in Victoria Island, Lagos, in partnership with Android, transforming the space into a mesmerizing Doodle wonderland.

You might wonder what makes TECNO’s Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle edition phone stand out and if it’s worth considering over other 5G smartphones in Nigeria. We played with the phone for a week, and this article records our review performance and experience while testing the Camon 20 Doodle edition.

What’s inside the Mr. Doodle Edition Box?

TECNO shocked us with the packaging of this device, as it is filled with doodles. It comes with many gifts, accessories, and one of the best-designed smartphone boxes we have ever seen. Let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the box:

  • Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition
  • TECNO Sonic 1 earbuds
  • USB type C cable
  • 45W Charging brick
  • Earphones
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Transparent silicon protective case
  • 12 + 1-month Warranty card
  • Customized Tote bag

Key Specifications

  • Model: TECNO CK9n
  • Display: 6.67 inches AMOLED display, 120 HZ refresh rate
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm), Octa-Core
  • Operating System: Android version 13
  • HiOS Version: HiOS V13.0.0
  • CPU: Dimensity 8050
  • GPU: Mali-G77 MC9
  • RAM: In-built 8 GB + up to 8GB additional virtual RAM
  • Internal Storage (ROM): 512 GB
  • Rear Camera: 50MP (wide) + 108 MP (Ultrawide) + 2MP (depth)
  • Front Camera: 32 MP with Dual-LED flash
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh, 45W flash charge
  • Fingerprint: Under display, optical
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G/5G
  • Connectivity: GPS, WIFI, FM, BT 5.2, OTG, NFC

Design and Build Quality

TECNO has once again unveiled a creative and extraordinary smartphone, the CAMON 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition, building on the success of the CAMON 19 Mondrian edition. Mr. Doodle edition is an exclusive collaboration between TECNO and Mr. Doodle.

The CAMON 20 Premier 5G Doodle edition has a beautiful design. The front screen has narrow bezels and flat rails, and the back looks angular and contemporary. Its unique camera design, the geometric pattern on the back, and a glow-in-the-dark feature give it a distinctive and stylish appearance. Compared to other phones in its price range, the rear design is exceptionally stunning when it glows in the dark. It uses a technology that absorbs the light and glows when taken into the dark.

TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition
Mr. Doodle ‘glow in the dark’ innovative feature

Let’s talk about the solid build quality of this device. The back of the Mr Doodle edition is made of a firm, rubbery material with a vegan leather-like texture and has recessed design elements and deep grooves.

Display

The display of the CAMON 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition is superb. The device feels premium because of its large and bright display and has few bezels. It looks beautiful with the screen’s fast 12 Hz refresh rate and excellent pixel density. Using the phone and scrolling through Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, browsing the web, and other apps feels much smoother.

TECNO Camon 20 Premier 5G

Camera Performance

Camera hardware is a prominent feature that significantly affects any smartphone’s marketability. The Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle edition focuses on a superb photography experience for its users.

As mentioned earlier, the rear camera set-up comprises a super large 108MP ultrawide camera with autofocus and doubling as a macro camera, a 50MP wide camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The front camera boasts a 32 MP sensor with dual-LED flash to capture selfies.

Here are pictures to show the camera’s performance in daylight and at night.

Hardware and Software Performance

A MediaTek Dimensity 8050 processor, the new mid-range chip from the Taiwanese manufacturer announced on May 9, 2023, is used in the TECNO CAMON 20 Premier 5G. It is an 8-core chipset manufactured using a 6-nanometer process technology. This makes the smartphone’s performance impressive all around.

The Camon 20 Premier 5G multitasking performance with an in-built 8GB RAM capacity is satisfactory. We could switch between several heavy apps running in the background, navigate menus, and play around with the camera without experiencing any lag. Thanks to TECNO’s attention to customers’ feedback on the previous phone model overheating during usage. The company decided to include a sizable graphene sheet, a vapour chamber, and a high thermal conductivity polymer gel for the Dimensity 8050 processor, making the Doodle edition operate remarkably while playing games.

tecno camon 20 premier 5g doodle edition

It utilizes HiOS V13.0, based on an Android 13 operating system, which provides a user-friendly interface. TECNO’s HiOS V13 is an improved version of the previous Camon 19 series in terms of visual and user experience. The pre-installed bloat and advertisements have been reduced, resulting in a cleaner experience.

Longer Battery Life and Fast Charging

TECNO CAMON 20 Doodle Edition boasts a 5000mAh long-lasting battery, providing all-day power and a 45W fast charger feature to replenish its energy quickly. It’s a device ready to keep up with your creativity and inspiration throughout the day as it provides a good battery life.

The battery gives a full charge in 45 minutes using the USB type C and the 45W charger, and considering general functions like surfing on the web and media playback, the Doodle edition has excellent power delivery.

Limitations

One of the limitations of the Doodle edition is the gaming performance. Playing games such as Candy Crush and FIFA won’t cause any lag or freeze for the device because they are less graphically intensive. Games like PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty, Asphalt 9, and Injustice 2 also play well but can be better and smoother. With the latest Mediatek processor and a 120 HZ fast refresh rate, we expected a smooth gaming experience on the device. Additionally, the camera performance did a good job but could be better.

Final Verdict

TECNO considers the phone one of its best hits of the year because of its beautiful design, emphasis on pure aesthetics, and affordable price for what it offers. When it comes to the design, camera, performance, and battery life of this device, TECNO nailed it. We recommend the Camon 20 Premier Doodle edition as your next smartphone backed with 5G network support.

Pricing and Availability

The Camon 20 Premier 5G Doodle Edition) comes in 512GB storage with 8GB of RAM and is currently available for purchase in TECNO stores and authorized retail outlets nationwide for 355,300 Naira.

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Posted by Joshua Ndaman

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