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TECNO CAMON 12: An amazing smartphone with splendid camera at a relatively good price point

October 10, 2019 · 4 min read
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The new TECNO CAMON 12 is an amazing smartphone with premium features—amazing imaging, speed, latest in innovation and technology with all-round beauty—is not very common in this clime. TECNO has a nack for making this possible. They have just released a phone that will deliver premium features at a sweet price point. What phone?

TECNO just unveiled the CAMON 12 series, which has the CAMON 12, CAMON 12 Pro as well as the CAMON 12 Air.  The first impression and unboxing videos I have watched on YouTube showcased a smartphone that is beautiful with impressive specs.

Out of the box, the CAMON 12 comes in a Nebula gradient inspired look, which is patterned after the star lines. This is one element that cannot be overlooked, as it gives the device, an impressively stylish yet glossy look that reflects under light conditions.  Also, the CAMON 12 comes in three colors – Dawn Blue, Sky Cyan and Dark Jade, which gives you three lines of choice to pick from when choosing one that/to suit(s) your personality.

Did I also mention that the device is impressively light? Yes, its 4.0mm  visual thickness makes it very light and fits the hands properly when held – not to forget that the device is also very trendy and stylish.

The CAMON 12 comes with an anti-slip phone cover,  white earphones, a white USB cord, and a three-pin charger to go with it. You will also find an instruction manual; a warranty certificate; a Sim ejector as well as the CAMON 12 in whatever colour variant you have decided to buy in the box when you open it.

The TECNO CAMON 12 is further proof that the brand is really big on Smartphone photography by packing this device with a handful of advanced camera feature updates.

As a user of the CAMON 12, you get to enjoy the 16 MP front camera, which is flanked by dual flashlights to enable you to take crystal clear selfies under lowlight conditions. It is great to state that, this is a visible upgrade from its precedent, which was launched last year with a single front flashlight.

The device also comes with an upgraded Beauty mode, which has an advanced 3D stereoscopic facial beauty to make your selfie more natural and charming, interestingly, the beauty mode also expands its scope to body beauty and video beauty.

Far from the usual selfie DNA of the CAMON Series, the CAMON 12 packs a lot of improvements with its Max Triple AI Rear Camera, of 16 MP+ 2 MP + 8 MP which indeed guarantees you the perfect picture output – as you can now enjoy close-up shot without losing the smallest details due to the inclusion of a 2CM Macro photography feature on this new device. The macro photography mode will come in handy in scanning documents, or just simply goofing around capturing images close up for fun or to showcase close up details of a product.

 

The above image shows the exact picture quality you can get when using the Rear Camera of the CAMON 12 to take a close-up shot, no fears TECNO has got you covered with the littlest of details when taking the perfect picture within a close range.

Also, with the rear camera, wide-angle photography takes a new stand, as users can enjoy up to  120° super-wide-angle shots –giving you the ability to capture amazing landscapes, cityscapes and indoor architecture, without any hassle.

Close up shot of Ants

 

You do not have to worry anymore about that not so fantastic background when taking your pictures, the CAMON 12 has an impressive Bokeh effect that helps you blur out the background, leaving you with a flawless image. You could give it a try.

Sample Of Bokeh Effect from the CAMON 12

 

Powered by MediaTek’s Helio P22 chipset which makes possible Smart AI imaging, AI Camera, reliable connectivity and power efficiency — trust me, with all the power-packed in the CAMON 12, the device would not get hot while performing powerful functions due to this new premium chipset.

I must commend the longevity of the CAMON 12 battery after a single charge. I sent a lot of emails, instant messaging, took photos, watched movies, listened to music and played games on its 6.52 HD dot-notch screen, which guarantees an amazing cinematic experience and I still had some juice (battery) left at the end of the day.

The CAMON 12 comes with top-notch security features, worthy to mention is the rear-mounted fingerprint and Face ID unlock, which makes the device really cool. The speed the Face ID works make it my most preferred method of unlocking the phone.

All these features and the CAMON 12 sells for only ₦47,500 in Nigeria. That is premium features at a sweet price point as I mentioned in the onset.

There is more. When you purchase the CAMON 12, you’ll also be given a raffle ticket that entitles you for a raffle draw to win a trip to Europe courtesy of TECNO.

If you are looking out for my evaluation of the device, then here you have it, the CAMON 12 is an amazing device to have. I score it an 8/10.

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