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Tecno Camon 17 vs Tecno Camon 17 Pro

Tecno is a brand that serves just two areas (Africa and South Asia) but it is still one of the biggest players in the smartphone market as it belongs to the Transsion Holdings group and it sells a lot of devices. The latest handsets launched by Tecno are the Tecno Camon 17 and the Camon 17 Pro. Two devices belonging to the budget segment which, despite being two variants of the same lineup, have a lot of differences. This comparison will help you to understand which differences are we talking about and which phone should you choose depending on your actual needs. If you are interested, go ahead with the specs comparison between Tecno Camon 17 and Camon 17 Pro.

Tecno Camon 17 vs Tecno Camon 17 Pro


First of all, Tecno Camon 17 and Camon 17 Pro differ in their design. I personally prefer the vanilla version (despite it is more affordable) because it is more compact and it has a less invasive camera module. Another important difference is the punch hole which is placed on the top left corner in the vanilla version and at the center in the Pro version. On the other hand, Tecno Camon 17 Pro has a fingerprint reader in a better position: it is side-mounted instead of rear-mounted. On both the phones, the power key, and the volume keys are placed on the right side. The handsets are built with polycarbonate like most of the budget phones out there.


The display is one of the most important differences between Tecno Camon 17 and Camon 17 Pro. On the Pro variant, there is a wider panel with a diagonal of 6.8 inches, while the vanilla version has just 6.6 inches. Even the resolution is different: HD+ with 720p on the former and Full HD+ with 1080p on the latter. Both the phones come with an IPS panel sporting a 90 Hz refresh rate, but the Pro variant has slightly higher brightness, so it is more visible under sunlight. It also comes with a higher screen-to-body ratio.

Specs & Software

Unfortunately, none of these devices supports the 5G connectivity, but this is an advantage for those who want to save money as these phones are very affordable. The Tecno Camon 17 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, 128 GB of internal storage, and up to 6 GB of RAM. With the Tecno Camon 17 Pro, you can get a stronger MediaTek Helio G95 SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, and a whopping 256 GB of native storage. The Helio G95 is more powerful than Helio G85, but in each case, we are talking about midrange processors. Despite belonging to an inferior segment, the Helio G95 is very close to the Dimensity 800U in terms of performance. The only important difference between Helio G85 and G95 is the 5G support.



The Tecno Camon 17 has a typical 48 MP triple camera including a 48 MP main sensor and a pair of 2 MP lenses for macros and depth calculation. Tecno Camon 17 Pro is definitely more impressive with a quad-camera including a 64 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide sensor, and two additional sensors with 2 MP resolution. But what leaves everyone astonished is the front camera: with a 48 MP resolution, it is definitely one of the most advanced front cameras out there and it is able to provide a very high level of detail.


The Tecno Camon 17 and the Camon 17 Pro pack the same battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, but the vanilla version is able to last more on a single charge because its display is smaller and comes with a lower resolution. Both the phones support fast charging, but the Pro variant comes with a faster-charging technology (the power is 33W).


The starting price tag of Tecno Camon 17 roughly translates into €160/$190, while Tecno Camon 17 Pro starts from €280/$330. There is a big difference between their prices, but we can tell you the same about their specifications. The Pro variant is another planet and it is superior in almost every aspect, with the exception of the battery life. It has a better display, better cameras, and even better hardware.



Tecno Camon 17 vs Tecno Camon 17 Pro: PROS and CONS

Tecno Camon 17


  • Very affordable
  • More compact
  • Very long battery life


  • Inferior chipset
  • Inferior cameras


Tecno Camon 17 Pro


  • Wider display
  • Superior hardware
  • Better rear cameras
  • Amazing front camera
  • Faster charging
  • Stereo speakers


  • Price
Product Name

Tecno Camon 17

Tecno Camon 17 Pro

Product Image Tecno Camon 17 Tecno Camon 17 Pro
Price $195.00 $340.00
Our Rating 9.3 9.3
Brand Tecno Tecno
Category Mobiles Mobiles


Announced 2021, May 08 2021, May 08
Status Available. Released 2021, May 22 Available. Released 2021, June 03


Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G LTE bands LTE LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.


Dimensions 164.5 x 76.5 x 9 mm (6.48 x 3.01 x 0.35 in) 168.9 x 77 x 9 mm (6.65 x 3.03 x 0.35 in)
Weight - 201 g (7.09 oz)
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD, 90Hz, 450 nits (HBM) IPS LCD, 90Hz, 500 nits (HBM)
Size 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 6.8 inches, 109.8 cm2 (~84.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density) 1080 x 2460 pixels (~395 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.


OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, HIOS 7.6 Android 11, HIOS 7.6
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) MediaTek Helio G95 (12nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G52 MC2 Mali-G76 MC4


RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB, 6 GB 8 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 128 GB 128 GB, 256 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Unspecified microSDXC (dedicated slot)


Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Triple

48 MP, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
3rd unspecified camera

64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.3, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
2 MP, f/2.4, (monochrome)
Selfie Camera Single

16 MP

48 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm
Camera Features Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Image 1080p 2160p
Video 1080p@30fps 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps


Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes, with dual speakers
Handsfree Yes Yes


Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Yes 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio FM radio FM radio, recording
USB Yes USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack Yes Yes


Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 5000 mAh 5000 mAh
Fast Charging 18W 25W/33W
Placement Non-removable Non-removable


Colors Frost Sliver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green California Silver, Malibu Blue
Model CG6, CG6j
Price $195 $340



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