Tecno Camon 18 Premier – 6.7″ (8GB RAM, 256GB ROM) Android 11 – 64MP Triple + 32MP Selfie – 4G – Dual – 4750mAh
Design and Display
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier has its main discrepancy on the rear, which goes to say having a quick look at only the front pane may have you thinking it isn’t really different from the Camon 17 Pro.
On the rear of this mobile phone, you will find a gradient colour system, which is nearly identical to what is seen on its predecessor. However, we have got a square-like camera module with bigger camera circles. This rear camera module also holds an LED flash.
On the selfie side, we have a 32MP camera as opposed to the 48MP camera on the Camon 17 Pro. However, we have come to see that bigger pixels don’t necessarily equal better camera performance. This goes to say actual usage of the Camon 18 Premier may just show it’s a better performer.
Moving on to the rear camera department, we find a triple camera system as opposed to the quad-camera system on the Camon 17 Pro. This triple system does away with the depth camera we saw on the former. This isn’t a big deal in my opinion, as the function can be inculcated into another camera.
What’s left on the rear, is a 64MP camera with an aperture of f/1.6, an 8MP periscope telephoto camera with 5x optical zoom, and an aperture of f/3.5, which is something we didn’t get on the Camon 17 Pro.
Hardware and Software
The Tecno Camon 18 Premier takes hold of the Helio G96 in place of the Helio G95 on the Camon 17 Pro.
Moving on, we have the same 8GB RAM, 256GB built-in storage, Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. However, there isn’t a 128GB storage option as seen on the canon 17 pros, and also there is a drop in battery performance which saw a drop from being 5000 mAh to being 4750mAh here.
On the software, we have the HIOS 8.0 user interface running on the Android 11 operating system.
Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands: LTE (unspecified)
Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
Announced: 2021, October 04
Dimensions: 163.8 x 75.9 x 8.2 mm (6.45 x 2.99 x 0.32 in)
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Type: AMOLED, 120Hz, 550 nits (typ)
Size: 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)
OS: Android 11, HIOS 8.0
Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
Card slot: Unspecified
Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA – Triple
64 MP, f/1.6, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/3.5, 135mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, 5x optical zoom
12 MP, (ultrawide), gimbal OIS
Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS
SELFIE CAMERA – Single
32 MP, (wide)
Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR
3.5mm jack: Yes
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
Radio: FM radio
USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity
Type: Li-Po 4750 mAh, non-removable
Charging: Fast charging 33W, 64% in 30 min (advertised)
Colors: Polar night, Vast sky