We recently reviewed one of what is Tecno Mobile’s best smartphones yet, the Tecno Camon 17 Pro, and we totally agree that Tecno with no doubt had to go all-in to make the Camon 17 Pro one of its best phone and a worth successor in the Camon series.
Tecno Camon 17 series as successors to Tecno Camon 16 series, came in three variants, Tecno Camon 17, Tecno Camon 17P, and Tecno Camon 17 Pro. The premium smartphones come packed with upgrades ranging from the operating system (OS), camera, design, and storage.
We received the Tecno Camon 17 Pro in a Malibu Blue color variant, for hands-on and review, and it produced good results to our expectation. As we mentioned in our review, for consumers in the process of buying or upgrading a new smartphone, we recommend getting one of the Camon 17 smartphones. The Camon 17 Pro tops our recommendation list, and consumers willing to get one can do so for UGX1,090,000 and comes in two color options California Silver, and Malibu Blue, and comes with 3GB data every month for three months courtesy of MTN.
The Camon 17 Pro is an amazing smartphone that the company put so much work into it. With that, I was impressed by five feature upgrades;
The memory on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro was upgraded highly to ensure a swift and smooth performance of the phone. Unlike its predecessor, the Camon 17 Pro comes with 256GB internal storage and 8GB RAM. The internal storage can be expanded with microSDXC (dedicated slot) of up to 512GB, giving you more storage for your apps and media. However, even without the microSDXC card, 256GB is basically enough for a consumer to use. With 8GB RAM coupled with a Mediatek Helio G95 chipset and an Octa-core processor, the phone runs smoothly.
The front-facing camera on the Tecno Camon 17 Pro is one of the handset’s key selling key features. The Camon 17 Pro front-facing camera has been upgraded from a 16MP on the predecessor to 48MP, with the company priding it as the Clearest AI selfie camera. The camera is able to give good photos better than its predecessor. The camera on the other hand is able to deliver and capture videos of up to 1080p in 30 frames per second. The videos appear clear, the sound is perfect, colors are well balanced and saturated with deep blacks appear deep.
The phone comes with an IPS LCD type and 6.8-Inch in size, the same as the predecessor. Unlike the Camon 16 Pro that came with a screen resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels and 263 ppi density, the Camon 17 Pro comes with 1080 x 2460 pixels and 395 ppi density. The upgrade is the resolution sees the Camon 17 Pro display better and well color & saturated pictures and videos.
The Camon 16 Pro shipped with Android 10, HIOS 7.0 which has now been upgraded by the company for the Camon 17 Pro to ship with Android 11 coupled/topped with HiOS 7.6. The HiOS7.6 UI features a phone cloner, document correction, and voice changer.
Battery and Fast Charging Support
Battery life is everything on a phone and gives a consumer value for their money. The larger the battery capacity the better —and with fast charging support, becomes more advantageous. The Camon 17 Pro phablet is powered by a Li-Po 5,000 mAh, non-removable battery that supports fast charging of 25-watts. The supplied 25-watts fast charger is capable of charging the battery to 50% in roughly 30 minutes and from 0% to 100% in roughly an hour and 45 minutes.