The Tecno Camon series is known for its impressive cameras and the Camon 16 is the latest device in this growing series. This is the second Camon device we are seeing from the company this year as we already saw the Camon 15 that was launched a few months back.
The Tecno Camon 16 builds up on the Camon 15 with subtle but important upgrades that make the series competitive when compared with some of the other device within its price range.
- Processor: Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T
- RAM: 8 GB
- Storage: 128 GB
- Camera: Quad Camera
- Display: 6.9 inches
- Battery: Li-Po 4500 mAh battery
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY :
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier is well built. Compared to Its predecessor, it does feel great to hold although it feels bulky and heavy on the hand. Compared to some of the other smart phones in the market.
The build quality is still good and with the glossy back that I got in the Glacial silver color, the phone looks stunning. This is the only color available for the Camon 16.
At the back we get the quad camera setup arranged in a square module. This looks similar to most devices we have seen in 2020.
Overall, the design is not that different from most other smart phones this year. It still does look good and the colour Tecno has gone with is stunning. The only issue is the weight though it is not that heavy.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier comes with a massive 6.9-inch display that makes it one of the biggest smart phones launched this year in the Android market. This huge display size makes the phone to be liken to a phablet.
The display has a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels which is crisp and very sharp. Using this display under direct sunlight is no problem at all as it gets bright enough for such situations.
Also the display size makes the device a perfect consumption for the media market, that is the Phone is perfect for those who like watching movies with their smart phones.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE:
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier is the company’s core product for 2020 and that is what you expect from its performance. The phone is powered by the gaming focused MediaTek Helio G90T processor that the company has paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage space.
The phone comes with Android 10 out of the box with HiOS 7.0 on top. HiOS has seen some changes over the year and the look of version 7 is more polished with no big additions compared to previous versions. It does have some subtle additional features that make the whole experience good.
The Camon series is a camera-centric series and the Camon 16 Premier is exactly that. The 64MP main camera at the back takes some very good shots.
The shots taken are good but not extraordinary according to few individuals who have already used the phone. However you still get decent shots with very good colour balance and saturation.
The camera has amazing night mode feature.
The selfie cameras also take good shots. Again, seeing that there are two sensors, you expect some level of performance but you don’t get that.
The Tecno Camon 16 Premier comes with a 4,500 mAh battery that can last up to a whole day even under heavy usage.
The phone supports 33W fast charging so you can charge up this battery very fast. 30 minutes should get you from 0 to 50%.
TECNO Camon 16 Premier is officially released on September 04, 2020.
The dimension of the device is 170.6 x 77.2 x 9.1 mm. The smartphone supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) and HDR10+ and 90Hz refresh rate. The smartphone consists of a quad-camera including 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (dedicated video camera) + 2 MP (depth) cameras.
The front camera consists of a 48 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) sensor while the main camera features a Dual-LED flash and HDR. The sensors of the smartphone include a Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass.
The smartphone is fueled by a Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery + Fast charging 33W, 70% in 30 min (advertised). The smartphone is pack with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage that can be extended with a microSDXC (dedicated slot).
The device features Bluetooth 5.0, FM Radio, GPS with A-GPS, and USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go. The display size is 6.9 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and gives you a 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution.
The phone runs on the Android 10.0 + HIOS 6.0 operating system. TECNO Camon 16 Premier is available in a single color, Glacial Silver.