The year 2021 was filled with challenges for all smartphone manufacturers, including Tecno. With new models hitting the market one after another, it was expected to see something exciting from this company as well. So in October, the world welcomed the Tecno Camon 18. The device has a contemporary look without bold design quirks. Nevertheless, it looks stylish and worthy to complement your style.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Tecno Camon 18 specs or watch the video below the article.
As a representative of the budget class, Tecno Camon 18 is created with a number of compromises, but it also has strengths. These include a beautiful screen, a fast fingerprint scanner, a decent array of cameras and enviable autonomous performance.
- Release date: 2021, November 23
- Colors: Dusk Gray, Ceramic White, Iris purple
- Dimensions: 168.9 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm.
- Weight: 0 g.
- Screen: 6.8" inc, 1080 x 2460, IPS LCD
- Camera : Triple, 48MP
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio G88 (12nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
- Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Operating system: Android 11, HIOS 8.0
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
The Tecno Camon 18 is a device you can easily operate with one hand. For few, it will seem larger than usual. The face of the device looks fascinating. The bezels are minimal and the front camera is positioned in the top middle. The nicely rounded edges provoke interest in the rear panel. There, a vertically arranged camera block awaits you. There are three of them, and next to them is a dual LED flash.
This Tecno model also attracts with the body colours - grey, white and purple. Whichever you go for, you'll have a device with a fresh and attractive look. You'll find the fingerprint scanner side-mounted. It pleases with precision and quick responsiveness.
The Tecno Camon 18 has a satisfyingly large display by today's standards. Its diagonal is 6.8 inches. On it you will enjoy videos, photos and games to the full. It is also suitable for working with business documents.
We can say that the quality of the display is up to par. It is an IPS LCD with a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels. It occupies almost 85% of the front panel, which is a worthy indicator. The maximum brightness suggests that even outdoors on a sunny day, you will continue to read information from the screen without a problem. The refresh rate of 90 Hz promises a smooth picture.
Tecno Camon 18 is based on MediaTek Helio G88 chipset, executed on 12-nm technology process. It consists of an 8-core processor with two Cortex-A75 cores running at 2 GHz and another six Cortex-A55 at 1.8 GHz. The graphics is assigned to the Cortex-A75. The device is available in the market in only one variant - with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The RAM is ample enough. In very rare cases, it will not be. Tecno Camon 18 will appeal to everyone who likes to accumulate photos and videos, as well as download games and applications. The smartphone is compatible with SD cards that can be used to increase memory.
Factory Tecno Camon 18 goes with Android 11 operating system and HIOS 8.0 interface.
The main camera of the smartphone is triple. The main module is 48-megapixel and can shoot high-resolution videos and photos. It is complemented by a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel sensor that measures the depth of the scene. What you have in front of you is a standard solution for this price range.
The 16-megapixel camera will allow you to create interesting selfies to share with friends and acquaintances. In the absence of sufficient light, use the dual LED flash. It will liven up the picture and add more detail.
With the Tecno Camon 18 you can create videos at 1080 pixels resolution at 30 frames per second.
One of the impressive things about the Tecno Camon 18 is its 5000 mAh battery capacity. This figure is decent and suggests that you can expect a good level of autonomous operation. Compared to other smartphones in this price range, the Tecno Camon 18 has the charge for long hours of entertainment and work. You won't run out of it, even if you binge on games.
The manufacturer has also provided a good charger - with a power of 18W. With its help you will recharge the battery faster.
Considering what new smartphone to buy, give Tecno Camon 18 a chance. This device has no pretensions to be an innovator. Rather, it has brought together well-tested features that the user is used to and looking for. Its dimensions define it as comfortable and easy to carry in a pocket.
For its price, the Tecno Camon 18 offers a good set of features. You can trust it when you are looking for basic features combined with excellent autonomous operation. The device supports 2 SIM cards and provides a beautiful enough screen to watch your favorite content.
Tecno Camon 18 video review
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Tecno Camon 18 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.