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Tecno Camon 12

Tecno Camon 12
$129
Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.52-inch 720 x 1600 pixels HD+ display
  • Camera 16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP Main/ 16 MP front
  • Memory 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM
  • Platform Helio P22 / Android 9

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 10 / 10

Overview

The Camon 12 is the latest camera centric mobile phone from Tecno Mobility, and as well as the direct successor of last year’s Tecno camon 11. The device is powered by the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 CPU, along with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, expandable up 256GB via SD card. The display on the device is a 6.52-inches IPS HD+ display, with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, and a 19.5:9 ratio. The device makes use of the Waterdrop notch Cut-out, which holds the front facing camera.

On the camera department, you are getting a triple camera sensors, comprising of a 16-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens. On the front, Tecno made use of a single 16-megapixel front-facing camera hidden in the U-shaped notch cut-out above the screen, with dual LED flash kept to either side of the screen.

The device has a rear placed fingerprint scanner at the back. It also have support for dual Nano-SIMs, with 4G LTE networks. And to carter for the large display, there is a built-in 4000mAh battery, and of course, the hardwares are unified together on an Android 9.0 (Pie) based on HiOS v5.5. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Camon 12 smartphone are detailed in the specs table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700)
5G Network Bands No support for 5G Network modem
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 166 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm (6.54 x 2.98 x 0.32 in)
Weight 170.7 g (6.03 oz)
Build Premium Plastic
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~81.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie) HiOS v5.5
Chipset Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core CPU (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256GB via microSD card

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 MP + 2 MP + 8 MP Main cameras
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 16-megapixel
Camera Features FaceID
HDR
AI Beauty
LED
Video Resolution 720p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 28 hours
Stand-by Up to 680 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions

64 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, this is definitely an amazing phone and I’m loving it already. But I want to ask on the cellular network, I want to know if it has ‘4G only’ feature? Because my internet sim works with 4g only sim. Thank you!

    • You might need to wait a longer time before you get the right answer to this question. Perhaps until review units start flying.. Or you could simply visit any Tecno outlet, and request to test the feature yourself.
      I have a Tecno device that has this feature right with me, but anytime I activate 4G only, it disables voice calls, because the device does not have voice over LTE network.

    • How many series is this Camon 12? I will (Inshaa Allahu) get one at the end of this month Sept., I hope I will not be disappointed as I really enjoyed other series of Camon.

  2. I just got canon 11, about a month ago. Pls, is there anyway l can change it with Canon 12. Probably, by adding money yo it.

  3. Does glo 4G sim work with it?. Although I know glo 4G is on band 28, and band 28 is listed on this phone’s 4G network bands, I would still like to know if anybody has practical experience of glo 4G working on it.

    Thanks.

  4. i want swap with my LG . G5. do i have to add some amount ?if yes,how much do i have to add. i want the Tecno camon 12.i love tecno product paaaa…. they are best of all in the world.

  5. My tecno canon 12 has a problem of network when am trying to make a call its tells that cellular network not available how can I sove it

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