Hello there, I hope you’re having an awesome day. I got my hands on the Techno Camon 12 to try it out and here are my thoughts. Spec-wise, it runs on Android 9.0 with techno’s own HIOS 5.5. The chipset in this one is the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of ram and a 4000mAh battery.
So opening up the box, we’ve got the phone itself, there’s a sticker with the specs on top, but I removed it quickly. We also have the sim ejector tool and user manual. A beautiful clear case design specifically for this phone. Then the charging brick, a pair of earphones and the micro USB cable just underneath it.
Dimensions 166 x 75.5 x 8.2mm
Weighs close to 171g (6oz)For the build, we have a glass front, which is awesome, but the rest of the phone is plastic.
We have the volume rockers on the right and sim tray on the left
The bottom houses a single speaker, micro USB port, microphone and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
For the display, we have an IPS LCD touchscreen.
Which is 6.52 inches diagonally, with approximately 81.6%, screen to body ratio.
The screen is also 720 x 1600 pixels, with 269ppi density.
What this means is that, items on the screen will look decently sharp.
For someone like me, the screen is too huge for a single hand. I found myself constantly holding it out with both hands before I could even reach the top to drop down for notifications.
Viewing the screen outdoors is quite difficult even at max brightness. And its glossy reflective nature doesn’t help it match in this regards.
But once you bring it into the shades, you can see the screen again
It runs on Android 9.0 with techno’s own HIOS 5.5
The chipset in this one is the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
With 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of ram
It also comes 4000mAh battery
I didn’t find any problem running multiple apps at a time. Playing games also runs smooth, which is expected for a 4GB ram phone.
For security, this phone comes with a rear mounted fingerprint sensor which is pretty quick as expected. It also comes with face unlock, but I don’t trust it as much. I prefer the fingerprint, a local pattern or pin for unlocking the device.
For the camera, we get a decent 16MP rear facing camera, with 8MP wide angle and an additional 2MP camera as the depth sensor.
There’s an AI CAM mode which is activated by default. In their defense, this mode helps the phone detect the scene to better adjust the camera settings for better looking images.
So there’s a macro mode, wide angle mode which uses the wide angle lens, a 1x mode which uses the main 16MP camera sensor and a 2x telephoto zoom mode. Here’s how they all look.
The depth sensor camera is there when you want it, but unless you want a circular software intense style of bokeh, this isn’t the one to go for.
Images look great when you have a large source of lights coming into the sensor.
For video, we’re stuck with 1080p@30fps, which is OK for most people, including myself
For the front, we have a similar 16MP wide front facing camera for group selfies with some manageable looking images.
On the videos side, we’re still shooting at 1080p, 30fps and this is how it looks like
Things I like about this phone
Dual Nano SIM
Wide angle lens even though it’s not as great, it’s still there when you need it. Half a loaf it better than none
The battery life. 4000mAh battery
The screen is also massive, coming in at 6.5inches, it’s great for watching videos, playing games or even multitasking
Things I don’t like about this phone
The OS looks just like that of Infinix phones and I’ve never been a fan of it. But this is just my personal preference.
The large amount of bloatware apps that come preinstalled
The annoying ads that showing on the phone.
It’s also sad that you can’t switch between the main and wide angle lens whiles recording.