Over time, TECNO has offered various consumers with exciting devices at affordable prices. Some of these smartphones include the TECNO Camon 12 Pro and the Phantom 9. Since both items promise specs that will suit various needs, it might be difficult choosing between them.
With this TECNO Camon 12 Pro vs Phantom 9 article, we will compare both devices as well as help you choose the particular device that meets your taste. Now let us begin with our review.
TECNO Camon 12 Pro vs Phantom 9: Design and Display
The front panel of the Camon 12 Pro houses a 6.35 inch AMOLED screen while the Phantom 9 boasts of a 6.39-inch screen of the same material. Also, the first smartphone offers crisp graphics at 720 × 1600 pixels but the Phantom 9 stands as a better option as it goes hard with 1080 × 2340 pixels.
Although both phones have different display properties, their screens share similar looks. For instance, both phones feature waterdrop notches that hold their respective selfie snappers. Moreover, slim bezels surround the screens of both devices.
The similarities do not end at the front as you will find almost exact setups on the back panels. For example, TECNO abandoned its traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanners to the front of both devices. You will also discover that they also have the same camera assembly while offering volume and power buttons on their edges.
However, colour options for both phones vary because you can purchase the Camon 12 Pro in Dawn Blue while the Phantom 9 is available in Lapland Aurora.
TECNO Camon 12 Pro vs Phantom 9 – Camera
The rear camera assembly on both items are slightly similar – they have 16MP main sensors. However, the Phantom 9 goes further wins this round with by adding 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 2MP depth sensor for premium images.
Besides, the Camon 12 Pro does not have an ultrawide camera Instead it manages with an 8MP camera and a 2MP depth sensor coupled with Quad-LED flash.
If you are looking for devices that offer Panorama, HDR as well as shoot 1080p videos at 30fps, you can choose either product. This is because both phones offer these specs on their main cameras.
Moving to the selfie camera, both phones offer a 32MP sensor. With this camera, you can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.
TECNO Camon 12 Pro vs Phantom 9 – Hardware and Software
The Camon 12 Pro runs on an octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 processor which clocks at 2.0 GHz. This chipset works beside a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Finally, it has an internal storage of 64GB and 6GB worth of RAM.
The Phantom 9 works with a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset that clocks at 2.3GHz. Furthermore, this component is paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU, 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM for enhanced performance.
As expected, both devices feature TECNO’s proprietary skin and Google’s Andriod 9 Pie.
Battery and Connectivity
The Camon 12 Pro and Phantom 9 run on embedded 3500 batteries. However, we are not sure if any of these devices will support fast charging like other TECNO products.
On the connectivity front, both phones offer WiFi, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth 5.0 and MicroUSB 2.0. However, the USB port on the Phantom 9 supports USB OTG for flash drives or other accessories. You will also find a 3.5mm jack on the Phantom 9 and the Camon 12 Pro
TECNO Camon 12 Pro vs Phantom 9 – Price and Availability
If you wish to own the Camon 12 Pro, you will spend between N60,000 – N65,000. But if the Phantom 9 impresses you with its specs, then you can own it for a price between N75,000 – N80,000.
Both phones are available on a wide selection of online stores as well as offline retailers across Nigeria. See Jumia Offers
Looking at the offerings on both phones, I would recommend the TECNO Phantom 9 as the best option. First, it offers a larger internal memory which can be further expanded to 1TB thereby offering more space for games, movies, and pictures.
It also supports a better camera and screen size than the Camon 12 Pro. Finally, it delivers better performance because of its chipset.
However, if the Phantom 9 is above your budget, the Camon 12 Pro can serve as an ideal alternative as it has the same triple camera setup, design and even an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Do you agree with my choice of device? Which phone would you like to own? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment box below.