Tecno Camon 12 Pro: Phone review

Are you surprised to hear about Tecno Camon 12 pro?

Every year, many smartphone companies act like they are in a competition with each other by unveiling new specs of smartphones. They never cease to wow the public as they announce better specs displaying apt technological advancements.
However, Tecno phones are never left out in this show of technological prowess.

The popular Tecno Camon smartphones come in a higher spec every year, and it first limited run has enjoyed a warm reception from the public. Tecno Camon 12 lineup for 2019 looks overwhelmingly crowded. The threesome aims to serve different market segments but their price difference just creates a whole lot of confusion on which device to settle for. It is obvious that the best phone to buy from the trio is the high-end one, the Camon 12 Pro. Not only is the device packed with better specifications than the rest of the lineup, but its list of features gets close to what we got on the Tecno Phantom 9 (without the bugs).

At the peak, we have the Tecno Camon 12 Pro, which is believed to be just another Phantom 9 clad in the Camon attire, this is followed by the standard Camon 12, which presumably should be the one to buy since it ideally meets all the necessary requirements and then there’s the Camon 12 Air which is the lite version for those who want a budget device with “premium” branding.

However, the Camon 12 family is now going global, but currently leading the league is Tecno Camon 12 Pro. We will quickly have a look on what this phone looks like.
The Tecno Camon 12 Pro is quite difficult to recognize at first because it is the same phone as the Tecno Camon 12 with little differences. The phone is having as one typical bang for the buck offer. It is impressed with a large screen, a very capable chipset, and a good value camera.

Tecno Camon 12 Pro

Tecno Camon 12 Pro features

  • Color
  • Camera
  • Fingerprint
  • Screen
  • Funny interaction
  • Storage
  • Performance
  • Operating system
  • Speaker and call quality
  • Battery
  • Size
  • Phone Ads


Depending on the available light and the angle at which one views the phone, Tecno Camon 12 Pro has a glossy blend of purple and green, with a tinge of blue. The body feels a little like firm plastic and the colors makes it stand out subtly. The phone feels light enough not to be a bother yet not so much so to feel cheap and unsubstantial.


As a millennial, one of the most important things you look out for in a smartphone is the camera, right? High-end smartphones already check off that option from the list but they come at a price – and sometimes a massive one that is sometimes not affordable
But you can get that camera goal in a smartphone without breaking your purse. Tecno Camon 12 Pro comes with 16MP+2MP+8MP AI Max Triple Rear Camera. Its four outstanding shooting performances – ultra clear shot, 120 Super Wide Angle, 2cm Extreme Macro photography, and remarkable Bokeh effect, offers you the chance to seize beautiful moments from different angles. With Camon 12 Pro, you would see the world much clearer, closer, brighter and wider.

Continuing the DNA of clear selfies in Camon series, Tecno Camon 12 Pro still maintains its high pixel and clear camera lens. Breaking through the limitation of Dot Notch screen, dual flashlight are hidden in the screen, giving fill-light in low light scenarios to take more beautiful shots. Beauty mode is also fully upgraded with 3D stereoscopic facial beauty to make your selfie more natural and charming. Also, the beauty mode expands its scope to video beauty.

With the phone’s 16MP main lens, there is enough focus on AI scene detection and AI HDR, covering various common shooting scenarios and offering corresponding AI optimization, user could take more natural and exquisite photos with it. On normal scenarios, this phone offers ultra clear shot by its superior AI Max Triple Rear Camera. The photos taken by it would be undoubtedly clear and impressive.

Finger Print

Most smartphones have the same position of fingerprint i.e the fingerprint is positioned at the back of the phone but the case is different for Tecno Camon 12 Pro as it innovatively moves its fingerprint sensor under its screen. With a recorded fingerprint information, you can unlock your phone instantly when you light up your phone and move your finger on the in-display fingerprint area. It’s is a 360° harmless unlock, more convenient interactive design, more ingrained appearance, a revolutionary smartphone, and a step forward to an advanced technology.


It has a 6.4 inch AMOLED Dot Notch Screen for a new theatre-like viewing experience. The smartphone has a large, impressive screen, and an outstanding 91% edge-to-edge ratio which offers wider horizon, and allows you to enjoy photos and videos to the fullest. It is also very good for writing business documents and doing other work. The AMOLED screen displays more colorful, detailed and brighter world for you.
The resolution of the Tecno Camon 12 Pro’s screen is pretty much standard. It shouldn’t be a problem for normal use.

Funny interaction

Tecno Camon 12 Pro allows you follow your heart. The AR sticker vastly covers about 220 plus facial expressions, features and goes on to support identification across 120degrees. Also, it considers light beautification and localization. For example, it has a customized version of Manchester City Football Club as an amazing gift. In addition, you can animate your favorite emoji with real facial expression and create more fun when recording videos or taking pictures. Tecno Camon 12 Pro AR Emoji allows you to freely share interesting interaction with friends and family.


The Tecno Camon 12 Pro has 64GB of data storage, which is enough for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space. Since the Tecno Camon 12 Pro is compatible with SD cards, you are able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won’t need to worry about how much internal space it has.
The 6GB RAM enables the system to run much faster and smoother with enough space for photos, music, videos and files in general. You could also multitask with ease as well as play games.


It is an exceptional high-end smartphone. You will be fully content with its performance in all areas. It is a must-have for you if operation performance is important for you.
With the newly added Octa-Core Processor, Fast-charging, More Powerful and Fluent Performance, the power supply will be much easier and faster, and less worries of losing connection with the world. Unlike other Tecno phones, Tecno Camon 12 Pro is less likely to feel slow when switching between several apps. Also, it gives you maximum liberty to explore the every nook and cranny of the phone without going low on phone storage. Its performance ranks high on most smartphones released to date.

Operating System

Furthermore, Tecno Canon 12 Pro comes with the latest version of Android 9pie and HiOS 5.5. Fully equipped with the latest version of operating system and user interface, Tecno Camon 12 Pro is accompanied with a brand new user experience. The recently upgraded system works as an intelligent partner as it also offers efficient and conducive working conditions, but also varied entertaining functions, intelligent voice broadcast, smart panel, AI read mode and other fantabulous functions that are definitely impressing. Also, with the Google Assistant Button, you can always connect to Google voice assistance by just one click, help handle your issues and solve your problems more intelligently.

Tecno Camon 12 Pro

Speaker and call quality

Tecno Camon 12 Pro also comes with quality speakers for listening to music. Users can also switch on the loudspeaker during calls. It also has an audio jack of 3.5 mm.


The Tecno Camon 12 Pro has a relatively non-removable large battery with 3500 mAh. The Tecno Camon 12 Pro has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won’t feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. However, if you watch videos or play games for too long, you might want to watch your battery a bit.


The Tecno Camon 12 Pro is 3.0 inches (75.5 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (158.6 mm) tall, and 0.3 inches (7.8 mm) thick. You can just barely use it with one hand, so it may feel big to some people. In the case of the Tecno Camon 12 Pro, it weighs about 161 oz (161 g). The weight is such that it’s hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.
In giving an overall rating to the Tecno Camon 12 Pro, while it may be slightly difficult to hold, it shouldn’t be much of a problem when considering its general strengths and juicy features.

Phone Ads

Just like other Tecno devices, Tecno Camon 12 Pro comes with annoying advertisements popping up on the screen at different times. Initially, you can have a mild annoyance, but it gradually becomes an irritation; you will be unwilling to pick up the phone just to avoid being bombarded with commercials — the adverts are everywhere. Nevertheless, the option to stop notifications from showing ads and disrupting your peace of mind is available; you can as well make use of it.

Where to buy Tecno Camon 12 Pro

It is currently available on various online stores Start From NGN61,500.00‎. You can buy Tecno Camon 12 Pro via authentic online stores like Jumia, Konga and any other outlets in Nigeria.

Tecno Camon 12 Pro

Merits of Tecno Camon 12 Pro

Like any other smartphone, the new Tecno phone also has its advantages and problems that any buyer should know before opting to buy it. Quickly go through the merits and demerits to ascertain if you really want to get this phone.

  • With the large display you can comfortably use it to watch videos and play games.
  • Its battery life is quite long, so you won’t have to worry too much about running out of battery and disconnecting from the world.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • Because the smartphone has a very high performance front camera of 32MP, you can use it to make great shots of photo-spots and scenery.

Demerits of Tecno Camon 12 Pro

However, these demerits should not discourage you from getting this phone as they basically minor disadvantages that does not pose as a threat to the functionality of the phone.

  • It has a lower battery capacity of 3500mAh battery, compared to other contemporary low-budget phones..
  • The phone is not water-resistant.

Breakdown of Tecno Camon 12 Pro- Key Features

  • Network: 2G – Yes, 3G – Yes , 4G – Yes
  • Network technology: GSM/ WCDMA/LTE
  • Operating System: Android 9.0, Pie
  • Processor / GPU: 2.0 GHz Octa Core Cortex A53 / PowerVR GE8320
  • Display / Resolution: 6.4 Inches / 1548 x 720 pixel
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal / External Memory: 64 GB / Expandable with micro SD (Maximum 256 GB, Uses Dedicated Slot)
  • Camera: Back / Rear (16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP), Front (32 MP)
  • Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh Li-Po
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Compass, Gyroscope
  • Additional Features: Face Unlock, Fingerprint Unlock, Fast Battery Charging
  • Flash: Back flash has quad Led flash, while Front Flash has dual flash.
  • USBUSB: Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • Face unlock: Yes
  • Foldable display: No
  • Infrared blaster: No

Final verdict, Tecno Camon 12 Pro is one of the highest upgrade of the Tecno Camon series. The technology company released the phone on September 22, 2019, and it comes with exciting features including an on-screen fingerprint scanner and has high-quality cameras. It is now available in Nigeria, and you can purchase it on Jumia and other nationwide stores. You want a low-budget smartphone that will help you through your day-to-day life, opt for Tecno Camon 12 Pro.

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