Tecno Camon 12 – Review, Specs & Price in Nigeria


The month of August 2019, saw the release of a lot of phones, from so many countries, and from countries all over the world. And among phones Tecno released in that month, is the Tecno Camon 12.

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The Tecno Camon series has been around for a while, and if you have used a product from this series, then no one has to tell you that you ought to look at what the Tecno Camon 12 has got to offer. However, for people who have little or no idea of how cool these phones can be, you should consider taking the next few minutes to read about the product.

Design and Display

We have never know Tecno to be a company that disappoints when it comes to the design of their products. And that expectation of excellent design would not be coming to end with the Tecno Camon 12. The phone is just as cool as other Tecno devices. It has a pretty sleek body while coming in a number of nice colours. The device comes in three colours which are namely: dawn blue, dark jade, and sky cyan. The product is furthermore pretty large and also heavy. When measured, we find it to have a dimension of 166 x 75.8 x 8.2 mm, an equivalent of 6.54 x 2.98 x 0.32 inches.

As we stated, the product is truly big, but it is not big without reason. The display of the phone is also pretty large, measuring about 6.52 inches. While some device feature large display with poor resolution, the Tecno Camon 12 does not. The resolution of this smartphone is 720 x 1,600 pixels. This resolution leaves the display with a pixel density of about 269 pixels per inch. Also, the display of the smartphone leaves it with a screen-to-body ratio of about 81.6 percent.

Computing Power

The Tecno Camon 12 scores pretty well, when it comes to computing power. The device is powered by an impressive octa-core chipset. However, this does not meant the phone would always have eight cores working at any point in time. Rather than having eight cores working at any point in time, the phone would only have four of its eight cores working at any point in time. However, what set of four cores that would work, depend on how fast you want your task to be executed. And as regards the name of the chipset that powers the phone, the Camon 12 has the MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) as its chipset.

The MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) handles the generic computing tasks of the phone, while it has a PowerVR GPU handling its graphics-related take. Being a little more elaborate, the GPU that works in the Tecno Camon 12, is the PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit.

We now know the Tecno Camon 12 to have impressive CPU and GPU, but what about its RAM? Well, the phone does not disappoint in this aspect. The phone comes with a RAM having a capacity of about 4 GB. In other words, game lovers can not drop this item because of lack of computing power.

OS and Storage

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Tecno devices hardly run stock Android operating systems, and we hope you do not expect that from the Camon 12. They rather run custom Android operating systems, with the OS of the Tecno Camon 12 being the HiOS 5.5. The HiOS is an OS owned by Tecno, and version 5.5 of the software is based on the Android 9.0 Pie. So the product can be called an Android 9.0 smartphone. However, we doubt there would be room for upgrading the OS to a version based on the Android 10.

The storage problem is unlikely to be a thing you would hate the Camon 12 for. The device comes with internal storage which has a capacity of about 64 GB. Even though the OS and some pre-installed apps use some of this storage space, you still have more than enough space to yourself. And for people who would need storage space expansion, the product comes with a micro SD card. In other words, space expansion would not be a problem.


We have four cameras coming with the Tecno Camon 12. Of these four cameras, we have three on the rear side and one in the front of the product. The three rear cameras of this smartphone are: one 16 MP camera, once 8 MP camera, and one 2 MP camera. The 16 MP camera is the main camera, while the two other ones are only supporting it. The rear cameras of the product can be used to take 30 fps 1,080p videos.

The front of the Tecno Camon 12 also features a 16 MP camera. This item is highly-enhanced, and it can also be used to take 30 fps 1,080p videos. HDR support is also among the features of this front camera.


The Tecno Camon 12 comes with a fingerprint scanner, and it is located on its rear side, just like most 2019 smartphones. Accelerometer and proximity sensor are also sensors featured by the product.

Camon 12 is a 4G device, and it works with the 4G networks of all mobile networks in the country. By major mobile network operators, we are talking about MTN, Glo, Airtel, and 9mobile. However, if you prefer to step down at any time, the phone also comes with support for 2G and 3G networks. While mobile networks may not always be provide fast-enough internet access, the Wi-Fi support of the device can bail you out, when around a Wi-Fi network.

The connectivity features of the Tecno Camon 12 is not limited to mobile networks and Wi-Fi, the item also comes with support for the Bluetooth 5.0 technology. And when you need to transfer items to and from the device, you can always use its USB port which is also a USB-OTG port.

Most 2019 smartphones that fall in the category of the Camon 12, come with 4,000 mAh battery, and this is just what we have in the phone.

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