TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs Phantom 9: Which Should You Buy?

TECNO Camon 15 pro vs Phantom 9

If you are still sleeping on it or you do not know yet. TECNO unveiled its first set of devices for the year – the Camon 15 and Camon 15 Pro. As expected, there are new features on these smartphones which do not come with the older model. How really does the Camon 15 Pro measure up against the Phantom 9 released last year?

So, you want to compare the TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs the Phantom 9 so you can make the right purchase but you don’t know which one to go for. In this purchasing guide, let’s find out which one comes out top.

TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs Phantom 9

Looking at the key specifications of both devices, let’s see what both smartphones have to offer.

Design and Display

Both devices have a plastic body with a little glass protection at the back. They both feature full view displays, but while the Phantom 9 comes with a notch, the Camon 15 Pro has none and is an all-screen display. The teardrop notch houses the selfie camera on the Phantom 9 while the Camon 15 Pro comes with a motorized pop-up mechanism which houses its own camera. The Camon 15 Pro has its own fingerprint scanner at the back while the Phantom 9 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

TECNO Camon 15 Pro
Camon 15 Pro

In terms of display, Camon 15 Pro has a 6.53” IPS LCD screen with a display resolution of 1080 x 2340. The Phantom 9 is just a little bit behind with a 6.4” display, its screen is AMOLED and it shares the same resolution with the Camon 15 Pro.

Looking at both smartphones here, even though the Camon 15 Pro has an all-screen display, the Phantom 9’s AMOLED screen edges out its LCD display.

Hardware and Software

It is really hard to tell both smartphones apart in this department. Both smartphones are powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset clocking at a 2.3GHz speed. In terms of graphics, they both offer the same PowerVR GE8320 GPU. The RAM size of 6GB and internal memory of 128GB comes with both devices. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256GB via the microSD card slot on the Phantom 9 and Camon 15 Pro.

TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs Phantom 9 is really proving to be a great battle but the Camon 15 Pro edges this department. The Camon 15 Pro runs on the latest Android 10 operating system on the custom HiOS v6.0.1 UI. The Phantom 9, on the other hand, is still stuck with the Android 9 Pie and it is not clear if it will ever receive an OS update. Knowing the TECNO brand, the Phantom will most likely not be getting an update.

TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs Phantom 9 Camera

For selfies, Camon 15 Pro has a pop up 32MP selfie camera capable of AI Portrait mode, Beauty mode and Face Unlock, this has not been found in any other TECNO device ever. At the back is a quad-camera setup. The four cameras at the back are made up of a 48MP main shooter, 5MP ultra-wide angle lens, 2MP ultra night lens and a 2MP macro lens.

tecno phantom 9
Phantom 9

The Phantom 9 has a 32MP selfie camera as well which is housed by the teardrop notch. At the back is a triple rear camera setup which is made up of a 16MP main shooter, 2MP macro lens and 8MP wide-angle sensor.

Battery and Connectivity

While the Camon 15 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery capacity, the Phantom 9 comes with a 3,500mAh battery capacity. It is not clear if any of them has fast charging support as this has not been mentioned by TECNO.

In terms of connectivity all the same as well on both phones. Dual SIM with 4G network support, microUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, WiFi and WiFi hotspot.

Verdict – TECNO Camon 15 Pro vs Phantom 9

There is a clear winner here which is the TECNO Camon 15 Pro. In terms of price, both are around the same range as well. You can purchase both smartphones here.

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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