The final quarter of 2017 saw the launch of another TECNO flagship phone, the Phantom 8. The mobile phone giant made significant improvements in the product’s specifications making it a worthy successor to the Phantom 6 and 6 Plus.
Another exciting smartphone from TECNO, the Camon 11 Pro was released into the markets a few days ago. This phone also comes with features that make it a worthy investment.
If you use the Phantom 8, you might feel the need to swap for the Camon 11 Pro. But is there any need for an upgrade? Read on as we make comparisons between both items.
Camon 11 Pro vs Phantom 8 – Design and Display
Both phones share the Diamond Fire look which many users love. However, a critical look at both phones shows that the Camon 11 Pro has the upper hand concerning design.
For one the Camon 11 Pro has a notch display at the front which holds the front camera, receiver, and the light sensor. Smaller bezels surround the screen with a chin at the bottom. You can find the fingerprint scanner lined against the LED flash and the cameras at the back of the phone.
On the other hand, the Phantom 8 has curvy edges and a fingerprint scanner placed beside the rear camera. It also has larger bezels than the Camon 11 Pro. These bezels house three navigation keys.
We can also see a significant difference in the screens of both phones. The Camon 11 Pro has a large screen size of 6.2 inches under an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen at a resolution of 720 x 1500 pixels. However, the 11 Pro disappoints with it a relatively low pixel density of 268 PPI.
But the Phantom 8 wins this round with its impressive 386 PPI. This pixel density with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels on a 5.7-inch IPS display offers better images than the Camon 11 Pro.
This Phantom 8 also has an aspect ratio of 16:9 and a screen to body ratio of 70.66 % while the Camon 11 Pro has its aspect ratio and screen to body ratio of 19: 9 and 81.58 % respectively.
Camon 11 Pro vs Phantom 8 – Hardware and Software
In this category, we also spotted some major differences between both smartphones. Let us first talk about the hardware.
The Phantom 8 boasts of a MediaTek Helio P25 chipset with an octa-core processor that runs at 2.6 GHz. It also has a GPU that clocks 900 MHz; as a result, an upgrade of the ARM Mali-T880 MP2.
But the Camon 11 Pro takes it up a notch with the latest MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which makes this device a good choice for HD content. But the phone runs at a lower speed of 650MHz because of its IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
Both phones have internal storages of 64GB; however, you can expand the internal memory of the Phantom 8 to a massive 2TB and the Camon 11 Pro to 256GB. Both phones also work with 6GB of RAM.
Out of the box, the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with the now outdated Android 7.0 Nougat based on Tecno’s HiOS 2.0. But the 11 Pro offers the latest Android Oreo-based on HiOS 4.1.
Ultimately, the Camon 11 Pro should perform better when it comes to power and RAM management. This is possible due to its powerful chipset.
Camon 11 Pro vs Phantom 8 – Camera, Network, and Connectivity
The Tecno Camon 11 Pro offers a dual 16MP + 5MP rear camera with a Quad-LED flash. It also has a 24MP selfie camera with an LED flash. Alternatively, the Phantom 8 has a 20MP front camera with 12MP + 13MP rear camera and a LED Flash.
Looking at the specs and the inclusion of AI the Camon 11 Pro offers better pictures than the Phantom 8.
The Phantom 8 works with either a Nano or Micro Sim while the 11 Pro works with a Nano Sim. They also support 4G LTE. Both phones also feature Bluetooth v4.2, USB ports, Wi-Fi and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Camon 11 Pro vs Phantom 8 – Price and Availability
The Phantom 8 costs between 110,000 – 117,000 naira while the Camon 11 Pro costs less at 76,000. You can get both phones in any accredited mobile phone store; however, the 11 Pro was not available at this time.
|Features||Phantom 8||Camon 11 Pro|
|Material||Metal, Plastic||Metal, Plastic|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat based on HiOS 2.0||Android 8.1 Oreo-based on HiOS 4.1|
|Display||5.7 in||6.2 in|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels||720 x 1500 pixels|
|GPU||ARM Mali-T880 MP2||PowerVR GE8320|
|Dimension||79.5 x 159.95 x 7.9 mm||75.95 x 156.65 x 7.93 mm|
|Internal Storage||64 GB expandable to 2TB||64 GB expandable to 256GB|
|SIM||Micro Sim/ Nano Sim||Nano Sim|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P25||MediaTek Helio P22|
|Processor||Octa-Core Processor||Octa-Core Processor|
|Rear Camera||12MP+13MP with LED Flash||16MP + 5MP with Quad-LED flash|
|Front Camera||20 MP with Smart Flash||24MP with LED Flash|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi, GPS USB|
|Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi, GPS USB|
|Battery Capacity||3500mAh||3,750 mAh|
|Multimedia||MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264player –||MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player – MP4/H.264player –|
Finally, that’s all about the new Camon 11 Pro vs Phantom 8. If you have the Phantom 8 and you would like to get a device with longer battery life and a better camera, then you should consider an upgrade to the Camon 11 Pro.