TECNO Camon 19 Pro Review: Premium Design, Vivid Display, and Impressive Camera

tecno camon 19 pro review

TECNO is taking a big step forward with regards to its global reach and its focus on premium offerings by integrating fashion with innovative technology on the Camon 19 Pro. One feature that keeps the TECNO Camon 19 series ahead of its competitor is the camera.

TECNO, a global premium smartphone brand, delivered to the Nigerian market an impressive smartphone with fast charge, a long-lasting battery, a sharp display with impressive colours, powerful performance, premium design and an excellent camera.

There are three models in the TECNO Camon 19 Series – Camon 19, Camon 19 Pro and Camon 19 Pro 5G. 

TECNO Camon 19 Pro Unboxing – Box and Accessories

The review unit handed to us is the Eco black colour of the Camon 19 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256 GB ROM. The Camon 19 Pro is available in two (2) colours: Eco Black and Polar Blue.

Before we proceed to the review, here is what you will find inside the box:

  • Camon 19 Pro
  • USB type C cable
  • 33W Charging brick
  • Earphones
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Transparent silicon protective case
  • 12 + 1 months Warranty card

TECNO Camon 19 Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.8 inches FHD + high gamut display, 0.98mm slimmest bezel,120 HZ refresh rate
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2460 (395 ppi)
  • Processor: Helio G96, Octa-Core
  • Operating System: Android 12, HIOS 8.6
  • Internal Storage: 256 GB
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Rear Camera: 64 MP triple camera with quad flash
  • Front Camera: 32 MP
  • Battery Capacity: 5000 mAh, 33W flash charge
  • Fingerprint: Side-mounted
  • Sensor: G-Sensor, gyro sensor, Ambient light and distance sensor
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • Connectivity: GPS, WIFI, FM, BT, OTG

Design and Build Quality

The Camon 19 Pro feels premium and elegant in terms of design. It has a matte textured back panel that TECNO describes as having a diamond coating of 200 million stars like a bright starry sky.

The back of the phone, which is smudge resistant, has two large circular bumps housing the triple rear cameras. On the right-hand side, we have the volume rockers and a power button that doubles up as a fingerprint scanner. The SIM card tray houses the dual Nano-SIM with a dedicated micro-SD on the left-hand side. We just have a mic up top, and there is a 3.5mm audio jack, USB type C input and a bottom-firing speaker opening at the basement.

It comes in various colours to match any outfit, and holding the phone is comfortable to carry around; you can easily slip it into your pocket.

Display

camon 19 pro display

Regarding the display, TECNO Camon 19 Pro has a 6.8 inches LCD panel which is a downgrade compared to its predecessor – the Camon 18 Premier. The phone’s screen resolution is 1080 pixels, display density of 395 pixels per inch and a refresh rate of 120Hz, making scrolling smooth, and supporting a good immersive display and gaming experience. It comes with a 0.98mm slim bezel, the slimmest ever launched for any flat screen device. For this reason, CAMON 19 Pro recently won the world-renowned iF Design Award, where it was praised for its incredibly 0.98mm slim bezel and its dual-ring, triple-camera layout.

The display is bright and colourful for indoor and outdoor use, with a large screen for watching movies, reading and playing games.

Camera

The unique selling point of the Camon 19 Pro is its 64MP bright night portrait camera. I don’t think any smartphone in this price range can take bright Portrait shots, even in a dark environment.

CAMON 19 camera is designed to overcome the traditional challenges associated with photography, and TECNO has put in a lot of work to achieve this. The rear triple camera packs a 64 MP main camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 50MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and 2MP depth sensor, while the front-facing camera is 32 MP. The first circular bump houses the main 64MP camera, while the second houses the 50 MP telephoto and 2 MP depth lenses.

camon 19 pro camera

You will love the Sky Shop feature if you take many outdoor pictures. This camera option uses AI to change the sky to different scenes, and it looks real. Other interesting camera app features include super night, AR shot, short video mode, and many more.

For video recording, both front-facing and rear cameras are equally good. The maximum video quality on the phone is 2k at 30 frames per second for the cameras. The Camon 19 Pro is far better than its predecessor in the camera department, except for the absence of a gimbal camera.

All the following are sample images shot by the TECNO Camon 19.

Hardware and Software Performance

Camon 19 Pro is powered by an Helio G96, Octa-Core processor with 8GB RAM size. In terms of storage capacity, the phone comes with a 256 GB ROM and an expandable memory capacity through a micro-SD card.

In day-to-day use, the overall performance of the Camon 19 Pro is impressive and did not lag or stutter during our testing period. The phone has the capability to perform higher task such as playing hardcore games and running any graphics-intensive application.

We also played with the virtual RAM feature named by TECNO – MemFusion. This feature was first launched on the Spark 8C and is also available in the Spark 9 series, it allows you extend the Camon 19 Pro 8GB RAM by up to 5GB more in virtual RAM.

To test the performance, we ran some tests on Geekbench 5 for the TECNO Camon 19 Pro and below are the results.

On the software side, the Camon 19 runs on Google’s latest operating system, Android 12 and is backed by the latest version of TECNO custom operating system – HiOS 8.6. TECNO improved the overall user experience of the Camon 19 Pro by upgrading the gaming, privacy and productivity features on the recently launched HiOS 8.6.

Gaming Performance

Looking at the gaming performance, the Camon 19 Pro does great. I played Dream League Soccer 2022 and Rise of Empires on the phone, and it was lag free and had no heating. The audio quality of the smartphone was particularly great while playing games but could have produced better sound if it had a stereos speaker.

camon 19 pro review

Long Battery Life and very Fast Charging

TECNO Camon 19 Pro comes with a 5,000mAh battery and is powered through a USB type C port, which supports a 33W fast charge. The Flash Charge technology means the phone battery can go from 0-100 per cent in under an hour. The battery life is very good; with a full charge, the battery capacity can last up to a day for heavy phone usage and up to 40 hours on moderate use without charging.

Connectivity and Audio

You get 2G, 3G or 4G in terms of network connectivity. TECNO also launched a 5G smartphone – Camon 19 Po 5G. If you are interested in exploring a phone with a 5G network, you should check it out. There is also support for FM Radio, WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0 and a 3.5mm audio jack. Most of the games and apps were downloaded with the phone WIFI and there was no issue during and after connection.

A USB Type-C port for charging and transferring files to your laptop has been made available. The MTN 4G LTE SIM used for the review had a good signal strength without any challenge while calling or using the internet.

The bottom firing mono speaker of the Camon 19 Pro is loud enough with good quality while playing music or games.

Privacy and Security

Is the Camon 19 Po safe and secure as it could be? Yes, it is! Thanks to TECNO Camon 19 Pro’s improved privacy and security features. That feeling of panic and despair that hits your gut and steals your breath when you realize your phone is missing or stolen should not be a major problem. The phone comes with “Theft Alert” and “Find my Device” that keep thieves from stealing your phone.

Another interesting feature is the app lock and SIM lock. If someone steals and tries to unlock your phone, they can’t access the important information on the app and SIM. The Camon 19 unlocks with fingerprint, face detection, pattern lock or a password pin. The fingerprint scanner and face unlock work perfectly without delay and are reliable.

Pricing and Availability

The TECNO Camon 19 Pro official price in Nigeria is ₦166,000 and is available at accredited stores nationwide. For more information, please visit TECNO official website.

Comparing TECNO Camon 19 Pro Specifications with Camon 19 and Camon 19 Pro (5G)

SpecificationsCamon 19Camon 19 ProCamon 19 Pro (5G)
DisplayFHD+ high gamutFHD+ high gamutFHD+ high gamut
Screen Resolution1080 x 2460 pixels1080 x 2460 pixels1080 x 2460 pixels
Screen Size6.8 inches, 0.98mm slimmest bezel6.8 inches, 0.98mm slimmest bezel6.8 inches, 0.98mm slimmest bezel
ProcessorHelio G85 Octa-CoreHelio G96 Octa-CoreHelio G96 Octa-Core
Front Facing Camera16MP32MP16MP
Rear Camera64MP triple rear camera with quad flash64MP triple rear camera with quad flash and telephoto camera64MP triple rear camera with quad flash, telephoto camera is absent
Memory4GB/6GB RAM + 128GB ROM8GB RAM + 256GB ROM8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
Memory FusionYes (Extended RAM up to 5GB)Yes (Extended RAM up to 5GB)Yes (Extended RAM up to 5GB)
Battery5000 mAh, 18W flash charge5000 mAh, 33W flash charge5000 mAh, 33W flash charge
SoftwareHiOS 8.6HiOS 8.6HiOS 8.6
Network2G/3G/4G2G/3G/4GSmart 5G
Fingerprint sensorYesYesYes
Available coloursEco black, sea salt white and digital greenEco black and Polar blueEco black and Cedar green
Price125,000 naira166,000 naira198,000 naira

TECNO Partners with Easybuy to Offer Installment Plan with just as Low as 30% Initial Deposit

How would you like to own the long-awaited TECNO Camon 19 series smartphones without breaking the bank? Buying the TECNO Camon 19 has never been this simple and EASY. 

Day in and day out, smartphones keep upgrading, and it would come as no shock that everyone has the desire to upgrade. With TECNO and Easybuy partnership, you can get the latest TECNO CAMON 19 series and enjoy a budget-friendly payment scheme.

Here’s all you need to know about the Camon 19 First Buy Plan:

  1. Buy the Camon 19 series and get an instant gift, including one free screen guard.
  2. Buy the Camon 19 pro 5G and get 24 Months warranty and 12 Months warranty on just the Camon 19.
  3. You will also get 100 days broken screen warranty, meaning, if your screen breaks within 100 days of purchase, you can change it for free.
  4. Easybuy: A maximum of N120,000 loan credit (30% down payment). 

Visit any authorized TECNO store nationwide and now take advantage of this exciting offer.

Verdict

The TECNO CAMON 19 series is the answer for consumers worldwide seeking a premium smartphone that combines style and performance with an elevated photographic experience.

If you’re looking for the best android phone to upgrade to in 2022, you can’t go wrong with the TECNO Camon 19 Pro. This smartphone is the long-awaited answer for consumers worldwide seeking a premium smartphone that balances fashion, style, advanced photographic experience and high performance. 

We didn’t expect TECNO to use the same processor as its predecessor. It would have been better if it came with the latest processor Helio G99 from Mediatek but if it meant a higher price, then maybe it was the right decision for TECNO not to use it. However, the Camon 19 Pro performs well and offers upgraded camera features for content creators and filmmakers at an affordable price.

Posted by Richard

Avid reader and writer, Android lover.

2 comments

  1. I have gone through the spec several times on YouTube then coming to read more reviews here has solidify my firm belief that this phone is a well loaded for the work most especially skit makers

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