Hello, welcome to Futoextra.com this is the Vanilla Tecno Camon 19 Review, yeah, you heard me right. Meaning that it is the best model of the canon 19 series. As some of you already know, I have written an article on the Tecno Spark 9 Pro Review. The Tecno Camon 19 is similar to the Spark 9 Pro in almost every metric, and in this post, I’ll be reviewing and sharing my honest thoughts with you guys. So to help you make an informed purchase decision.
What is The Price of Tecno Camon 19
The Tecno Camon 19 price in Nigeria is around ₦117, 000 for the 4GB RAM + 128GB model, and ₦126300 for the 6GB RAM +128 GB ROM Build.
Tecno Camon 19 Unboxing
As for the unboxing experience, Tecno Camon 19 comes with similar accessories as the Tecno Camon 19 Pro. The first thing you notice when you open the box is a smartphone wrapping plastic that carries the basic highlights of the device. After that, we’ve got a free1.5GB of instance data from MTN. There’s a 12+ one-month warranty card, a plastic silicone case, the APS, a USB type C charging cord with an 18W fast charger, and a SIM Ejector too.
Tecno Camon 19 Design
Moving back to the device, the combination carries the same design language as the more expensive sibling. There’s basically no difference in the design other than the fact that the components feel slightly less premium than the Pro series.
Now don’t get me wrong, the device still looks beautiful and stunning. The general aesthetics and the choice of materials still live up to the hype that surrounds it. It is made entirely from plastic and it looks good. The color that I have is called sea Salt White and it looks okay. I love the matte finish that prevents smoothies and fingerprints.
Camera, Fingerprint & Speaker
On the whole of the device, we have two camera rings that house a 64-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel step sensor, and a QVG sensor for lowlight detection as well as a squad flashlight. The power button and volume controls are located on the right side of the device. The power button also functions as a fingerprint scanner.
Speaking of the fingerprint scanner, it is very quick and responsive all the time and I have to say Tecno has really gotten good with this. We have a SIM card slot on the left that can hold two nano SIM cards as well as a Micro SD card. The bottom of the device houses a headphone jack, a microphone, a USB-type C Charging port, and a speaker grille. The top of the device has a cut-out for the earpiece and another microphone for the speakers. The communication has a downfall in a speaker that sounds OK but lacks bass and overall clarity at max volume.
The 6.8 inches device has a full HD plus display with a punch hole at the front of the display. It has a resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels and a pixel density of 395. The display is sharp, bright, and enjoyable to watch YouTube videos and consume video content on.
Sadly for the Camon 19, it lacks a faster refresh rate, which could have helped in the general responsiveness of the device. The Common 19 display has a slimmer bezel all around except for the bottom chain. This is similar to what is found on the more expensive Common 19 Pro.
The Tecno Camon 19 comes with a Mediatek helio g85 CPU paired with 4GB Ram and 128GB of internal storage. These are basically the same specs found on the Spark 9 Pro. There’s also a version with 6GB of Ram, but the storage stays the same at 128GB. The device is fast and capable of handling most basic tasks.
on the altitude benchmark, The Tecno Camon 19 scored 210,957, while geekbench shows 349 on the single core score and 1246 on the multi-core score, which is still decent for a mid-range device.
From the results shown here, these are entry-level to mid-range numbers. However, it is still capable of handling most 3D games at low to medium Graphic settings. As usual, I played Call of Duty Mobile and the gameplay was okay with adjusted graphic settings. Row performance is fine with 4Gb Ram and with memory-efficient technology which adds an extra 3GB of Ram, making it 7GB in total. Multitasking opening apps and general performance are okay. However, the lack of a faster refresh rate makes quoting feel slow and uninspiring.
The Helio g85 is a decent processor, but I would really appreciate it if TECNO can retire it in its future mid-range devices for something more efficient and powerful. A little bit of housekeeping by uninstalling some of the unwanted apps will do you good.
Now, moving on to the camera department. The Camon 19 captures good-looking daylight images with a satisfactory amount of detail, punchy colors, descent, dynamic range, and accurate exposure. However, I still believe there is room for improvement because there is some level of inconsistencies when it comes to colors and sharpness.
I love how detailed are saturated most of the images appear, which is somewhat closer to real-life-looking images. I will say though, that Techno does a bit of Ai processing with most of the images to make them look good. The portrait shot looks okay as well, but not the best that I’ve seen from a mid-range device. The 32-megapixel selfie camera is rock solid and I am very impressed with it.
The selfie camera is very impressive and the dynamic range looks good. I like how the selfie camera is able to retain more details, and I also like the color of the product even though it is not consistent. Self-reports are also decent, but not the best that I’ve seen.
All right, as for the battery the Camon 19, comes with 5000 mAh, which I feel will be more than enough for an average user. On a moderate use case, it can comfortably last the entire day on a single charge. Then when it’s time to juice it up, they include an 18-watt fast charger that took only 2 hours and five minutes to charge from zero to 100%. I think at this price point I’ve seen devices that can charge faster than this, but this is still okay.
Tecno Camon 19 Full Specifications
|Launch Date||2022, July|
|Price||₦117,500 in Nigeria, 21,900 KES in Kenya and 1,500 GHC in Ghana.|
|Dimension||166.6 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm (6.56 x 2.93 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||198 g (6.98 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Resolutions||1080 x 2460 pixels|
|Rear Camera||64 MP, f/1.7, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8µm, PDAF|
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
|Features||Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video Recording||[email protected]|
|Selfie Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)|
|OS||Android 12, HIOS 8.6|
|Processor||MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM||4GB & 6GB|
|Type & Capacity||Li-Po, 5000 mAh|
|Charging||Fast charging 18W|
|Biometric / Fingerprint||Yes|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HDE|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Wi Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
So in conclusion, this will be your cheapest option if you want to jump on the Camon 19 series. It offers little to no variation from the rest of the series. At ₦117,000 ($265) you’re going to get a device with a very decent spotlight, a good camera, and a somewhat premium feel.