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Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

If you are looking for sleekness and best camera experience in a smartphone, then the TECNO Camon 18 Premier is your best bet.

Global smartphone brand, TECNO, clearly intends this flagship to be more than a valuable device to have as the smartphone comes packed with brand new and special features such as the Ultra-steady Gimbal Camera technology to create brand-new experience to users. It equally comes with anti-shake capabilities that keep your mind at rest as you use it. But these are just a tip of the iceberg.

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So, launched on the 11th of October, 2021, the new CAMON 18 Premier boasts of best features the CAMON series can give right now such as the Super Night Mode, TAIVOS, Selfie Mode and a 60X Hybrid Zoom. It also comes with enhanced AI features for videography experience not matched by any other device.

Specification:

  • Height: 163.8mm
  • Width:75.85mm
  • Thickness: 8.15mm
  • 7″Dot-in
  • 1080*2400 Resolution
  • 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED Display
  • 256GB ROM
  • 8GB RAM
  • 4750mAh(typ)
  • Android™ 11

Unboxing the TECNO Camon 18 Premier:

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Opening the retail package after the flagship arrived Techuncode for a review, the pack reveals a Polar Night colored smartphone as well as a protective case, a 33W adapter, a USB-C cable, a pair of earphones, a SIM ejector tool, and a 13 months warranty card.

The Design:

Like its previous flagship, the TECNO Camon 18 Premier also has punch hole at the center of the panel for the 32MP selfie camera. However, there is no fingerprint reader underneath it. The smartphone instead, has its fingerprint scanner embedded in the power button at the right edge.

Meanwhile, with what seems like a mix of both rubber and glass, the smartphone’s casing shimmers a transparent glass design that gives a sleek feel to the touch.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Also, the phone looks beautiful with the epoxy design and matte texture which helps in preventing smudges.

On the right side of the device, we have the power button and volume rocker. (which are very fast and responsive).  On the left side is the SIM tray that takes dual nano sims.  At the bottom of the device we have the headphone jack, a microphone, a type C charging port and a speaker grille. Meanwhile, another microphone also sits right on top of the device.

Also, another notable feature about the device is the vertical arrangement of its set of three cameras at the flip side and an LED flash sitting inside an elevated rectangular basement.

The camera system consists of 64MP primary, 12MP ultrawide, and 8MP periscope telephoto units sitting on a ceramic backing and a cleaner, tougher flat surface design.

TECNO CAMON 18 Premier Display and Security:

The smartphone sports a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density).

Also, with a 6.7″ FullHD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, the device also has a peak brightness of up to 550 nits that makes the phone smoother and super-fast.With its Low Blue Light Certification from TÜV Rheinland, the TECNO CAMON 18 Premier is a smartphone that is out to provide best care for your eyes, via its Eye Care system.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

It also has a 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~87.2% screen-to-body ratio).

TECNO CAMON 18 Premier Camera:

Camera is the main highlight of the TECNO Camon 18 series, especially the Gimbals stabilization camera and periscope lens. The pictures from this device look well detailed and the colors look nice especially when the lighting condition is very good.

Also, the cameras make images appear sharp with 32MP Front Selfie Camera with Dual Flash and a 64MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash. The device also sports a Gimbal-stabilized 12-megapixel camera, and an 8-megapixel periscope zoom lens that carries support for 60x Hyper Zoom and enhanced AI features for achieving professional videography.

Meanwhile, the smartphone is capable of 109-degree wide-angle shooting, which allows users to create beautiful videos anywhere, anytime while doing anything with sublime clarity.

The device also sports camera lenses features such as the Augmented Reality (AR) Shot and the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Cam that give you a sense of already entering the Metaverse.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review
(AR Shot)

Also, it boasts of the Beauty and Super Night Features.

The pictures below were taken with these cameras.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review
(Front Camera shot)

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review
(Night Mode shot)

TECNO CAMON 18 Premier Operating system:

The smartphone runs on the Android 11 + powered by 8.0.  HiOS 8.0 now includes Za-Hooc2.0 high-security privacy solutions, which rely on leading data security capabilities and privacy protection technologies to provide a strong and secure privacy ecosystem that safeguards both hardware and software data.

Life is significantly more well-organized with the AI OS system service. Calendar, business trips, and meetings, flight details, birthday reminders… Make sure you don’t miss anything vital.

Also, the device possesses multi-tasking abilities which makes it perform photography, videography, networking as well as run games with remarkable smoothness.

This is possible with the phone’s MediaTek Helio G96 CPU with eight cores, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

TECNO CAMON 18 Premier Colours:

The Tecno Camon 18 premier is available and can be purchased in two colors, which are Polar Night and Vast Sky.

TECNO CAMON 18 Premier Batteries:

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

Tecno Camon 18 Premier Review

The TECNO CAMON 18 battery will impress you as the device comes with a 4750mAh battery life which can comfortably last for four days or more if you turn off 120-hertz refresh. However, this is not necessary because the battery life is very impressive with or without high refresh rates.

Also, the smartphone comes with a 33 watt flash charger and it’s very fast in juicing up the device. It can attain 50% charge in just 20 minutes and a full charge in 65 minutes.

Pricing and availability:

You can get your own TECNO CAMON 18 Premier from all SLOT stores nationwide and at a retail price for just N182,000.

Final Takeaways:

The reality is that the phone is not so different with the Tecno 17 pro in many features. However, it differs majorly with the Gimbal Camera addition.

Ultimately, the device is a good value for your money.

What do you think about this review? Type your comments below.

Anthony Chinonso Ogbonna is the editor of Techuncode media. He is a seasoned journalist whose stint cuts across broadcast, print and, especially, the online media. A graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Anthony holds a Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism. He aligns his belief with those of world tech communities, holding tenaciously that the world is solely driven and can only be best with tech. Furthermore, Anthony believes that technology is simple, fun and is not what one, especially Africans, should be scared of, hence, his passion for telling compelling stories about tech in ways relatable to the ordinary user. He has his hobbies in reading and designing (new hobby though.)

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