TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5: Which Should You Buy?

tecno camon 12 air vs infinix s5

TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5. The notch-era is fading away (at least not with Apple), it’s time for punch-hole displays. Both TECNO and Infinix announced their first device with punch-hole display; the Camon 12 Air and the S5. Being a subsidiary of Transsion Holdings, it is not strange to see smartphones from these companies sharing similar specifications.

Having said that, let’s take a look at TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5, which comes out top when both are compared? And which one gives a better value for money?

TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5

Let’s take a look at the key features of both devices to see which one your hard-earned money should go on.

The Design

The designs are similar with both featuring a polycarbonate body. The punch-hole which houses the selfie camera is positioned at the top-left corner on the display of both devices.

At the back are the rear camera setup and the fingerprint scanner which is positioned at the middle.

The Display

Comparing displays for TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5, it is hard to tell the two apart as well. Both phones feature an IPS capacitive touchscreen with a 720 x 1600 resolution with a 90% screen ratio. The Infinix S5, however, has a big display with 6.6” against the Camon 12 Air with 6.5”.

The Camera

This is where things are different, while TECNO is still on triple rear camera setup, Infinix stepped up the game with a quad-camera setup.

The Camon 12 Air has an 8MP selfie camera and at the back a 16MP main sensor, another 5MP for wide-angle shots, a 2MP for depth sensor and quad-LED flash setup.

On the other hand, the Infinix S5 features a 32MP selfie camera. It has four rear cameras at the back which is the 16MP main lens with f/1.8 aperture, a 5MP wide-angle lens, 2MP depth sensor and another 2MP for low light shots.

It is pretty obvious which is the winner here, the Infinix S5.

Hardware and Software

Both companies are not ready to adopt Android 10 yet with the devices still running Android 9. Although, it is more likely the Infinix S5 will receive this update in the future with the last TECNO phone to receive any update of sort being the old Phantom 6 Plus.

In terms of chip, they both powered with a MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. For African market, the Camon 12 Air comes with 3GB/32GB memory while it comes with 4GB/64GB in the Indian market.

On the other hand, the Infinix S5 comes with a 4GB/64GB memory. It is not clear yet if there will be another variant.

The Battery

Both smartphones have a 4000mAh battery capacity and a micro USB port. They even out.

TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5 Price

The TECNO Camon 12 Air retails for N42,500 in Nigeria while the Infinix S5 should sell for 53,000.

TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5 – The Verdict

Looking at the memory and camera for both phones, the Infinix S5 edges this. You should also know it costs way more than the Camon 12 Air, albeit by a significant N10,500. If your budget is what the Camon 12 Air can afford, you will still be getting a good value for your money.

That concludes our TECNO Camon 12 Air vs Infinix S5 comparison.


Posted by Abiodun Adewusi

Abiodun Adewusi is a freelance writer who lives in Nigeria. As a writer, he is passionate about providing content on technology helping people keep up with the latest trends. You can see some of his work on Medium and Ezine.


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