Tecno is doing everything in its power to offer beautiful, functional and yet inexpensive smartphones. The Tecno Camon 17p is a Spring 2021 offering that continues the tradition. It offers a beautiful screen, not bad cameras and an excellent platform. It runs Android 11 operating system and has an enviably large battery. NFC contactless payment hasn't been forgotten either.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Camon 17P specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2021, May 08
- Colors: Frost Sliver, Magnet Black, Spruce Green
- Dimensions: 168.7 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm.
- Weight: 0 g.
- Screen: 6.8" inc, 1080 x 2460, IPS LCD
- Camera : Quad, 64MP
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11, HIOS 7.6
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
In the market, you will come across Tecno Camon 17p in three colors - silver, green and black. It has a plastic body and looks gorgeous. The surface is slightly matte, which can be appreciated as a practical solution. You also get a case in the package, but few will choose to hide the beautiful exterior of the Tecno Camon 17p.
On the front we see a camera in the center under the top bezel. The notch is delicate and all the user's attention is focused on the large display. The rounded edges and light weight further help to appreciate the design.
The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted.
The Tecno Camon 17p is equipped with a 6.8-inch IPS matrix with Full HD+ resolution, which occupies over 85% of the front panel. Pixels are not visible, brightness is normal. The manufacturer has also provided an oleophobic coating. The increased screen refresh rate creates smooth images.
On such a large screen you will be happy to spend hours on end. It lets you work with different types of content - photos, videos, texts, games and more.
Underneath the Tecno Camon 17p's cute exterior lies a MediaTek Helio G85 processor that excels in many ways. It will be appreciated by anyone who likes to play games on their phone. The processor is complemented by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The graphics is assigned to the Mali-G52 MC2.
The smartphone runs on Android 11 operating system and HIOS 7.6 proprietary interface.
Tecno Camon 17p features an interesting rear camera. It catches the eye the moment you look at the back of the device. The camera unit is positioned vertically on the top left and consists of four sensors. The main one is a 64-megapixel, wide-angle one. It is complemented by a 2-megapixel sensor for macro shots and a 2-megapixel sensor for creating photos with the Bokeh effect. The latter model has an interesting name - the AI 8W. Its purpose is a mystery.
For maximum results the company has also provided a quad LED flash. HDR is also supported. The front camera is a single one. It is 16-megapixel and is equipped with dual LED flash. Both the front and rear cameras can shoot videos at 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second.
The strengths of the Tecno Camon 17p's 64-megapixel unit are the daytime shots. Then the light is at a good level. At night, we advise taking advantage of the night mode provided by Tecno. The latter is actually useful. It is among the main advantages of the model.
With the Tecno Camon 17p you will also take quality macro photos. In the season of butterflies and blossoming trees, you will enjoy spectacular shots that you will be proud to share on social networks. What the heck, you can shoot snowflakes in winter too!
The Tecno Camon 17p features a 5000 mAh battery. It is non-removable and lithium polymer. With more active use of the device, you can count on a charge for twenty-four hours. You get a charger with the device that supports 18W fast charging technology. Given the battery's capacity, you can restore its charge to 100% in 2 hours. In half an hour, you'll have a new 32%.
Tecno has not provided the option for reverse or wireless charging.
Tecno Camon 17p fully justifies its price. It will win you over with the quality of its photos, whether you shoot during the day or at night. The processor also leaves a positive impression - it's Mediatek, drives games with ease, doesn't lead to overheating and doesn't lose performance under load.
In terms of autonomous work Tecno Camon 17p shows good results - up to 2 days with 8 hours of active screen. To the pros we must add the nice design. The dimensions allow to operate the smartphone with one hand with ease.
This Tecno model also deserves your attention because of the NFC support. Although it does not offer top innovative solutions and surprising features, the smartphone looks modern, works flawlessly, reliably protects your data with the help of a fingerprint scanner and impresses with an interesting color of the housing. Dust and water protection are absent. So - keep it!
Tecno Camon 17P video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Camon 17P and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Tecno.