It’s the holiday season and most people would be looking to get their loved ones a gift. Some to prove their love and some to impress that new girl or guy they’re hoping would give em a chance. Whatever your convictions are, a smartphone is always great gift to send that special cookie of yours and the Tecno Camon 11 Pro is one of such smartphones that you may want to consider buying your loved one.
Design and build Quality
The Camon 11 Pro is very good-looking device, reminiscent of the Huawei Honor 8X. There are two variants to this device, but I’ve got the pro version here and this phone has got most things going for it. It’s got a beautiful build, very interesting gradient back cover, pleasing aesthetics and overall has a premium look to it. All these make it really seem like the ultimate gift for a loved one or a young person.
This is one of Tecno’s best built device yet. It’s got this beautiful gradient on the back that goes from black to purple and it looks stunning. Don’t be fooled though, this is plastic but is quite solid.
Unboxing the Tecno Camon 11 Pro was a good experience. The box felt a bit premium. First in the box is the phone itself, then a compartment housing a 12+1 warranty card, a sim ejector tool, specification and user manuals, a film screen protector to prevent scratches and you have a plastic phone case that’s got a carbon fiber pattern and feel.
Underneath all that, you have a regular charger, a micro USB to USB A charging cable and a pair of earphones.
Setting up the device to less than 3 mins and I was good to go. Fingerprint sensor work well although I had some misses at some point.
Specs on this phone are average and quite good but is a bit disappointing at the price range of N76,000 ($200). So, what does this phone pack, it’s got 64GB internal storage expandable to 256GB using an external micro SD card. It comes with a whopping 6GB of RAM which I indeed hope they optimized to handle memory management efficiently. It packs a 3750mah battery, a MediaTek 6762 Octa Core Processor, a PowerVR Rogue GE8320 GPU and a host of sensors; 14 in total.
Let’s talk about the screen for a bit, it looks good, but I’d have preferred at least a 1080P display. Its colors are decent and viewing angles are good. Videos are capped at 720p and are look sharp at normal viewing distances. The combination of the 720p screen and the 3750mah battery mean you get at least a full day of use before you run out of juice.
It’s price of N76000 that’s $200 is quite steep and may be a bit too high for some and I believe it would have been better priced at N65k.
The Camon 11 Pro runs Android 8.1 with Tecno’s HiOS version 4.1 skin on top of android. I got an update to the launcher immediately after setting up the phone. HiOS looks good and Tecno has improved iOHi HiOS to look flat with lighter colors and square-cle icons although it needs some polishing on this phone as it’s top bar in apps don’t should flush with the notch. If you don’t like the notch you can hide it, but sincerely Tecno’s implementation here sucks. The top edge does not match the bottom curves when you turn this on, so I’m going to leave the notch just the way it is. I’m pretty sure I’d slap a nova or pixel launcher on this device.
Software feels smooth although I encountered some stuttering and I really do hope that this is just a one-time thing. I’ll bring you updates on this over Instagram and twitter.
The device supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connectivity.
APP and Gaming and Benchmark Performance
Apps load quite fast and app switching is smooth. I didn’t have any problems swiping through feeds in several apps and switching between apps was swift.
Gaming performed decently although I only ran medium level games, they ran smoothly without issues. I haven’t been able to run triple A games on this device yet as I’ve had it for only 24 hours. But I’ll give you a more in-depth look at gaming in my full review.
I couldn’t run Geekbench tests on the Camon 11 Pro due to some weird issue with the app connecting to the internet. As for AnTuTu the Camon 11 Pro scored a total of 73,980 point, which is quite unimpressive.
As for the cameras on the Camon 11 Pro, I have not gone through them thoroughly as this is an unboxing and 24-hour review. But from initial impressions, the 24MP AI selfie camera takes very average photos. They look good but are not detailed, you’d find this when you zoom in. The bokeh feature is a hit or miss mostly missing edge detection in good number of the photos I took. HDR does not really do a good job of handling harsh lighting and
Tecno should be able to fix these issues with software update and I’m hoping they do.
The rear 16MP and 5MP cameras however perform much better as the photos from these cameras look rather sharp and please. They perform the best in well lit environment and low light photos were mostly grainy.
This was a quick unboxing and quick look at the Tecno Camon 11 Pro. A mid-range smartphone from Tecno. Although it looks and feels great, its price is however a bit too high in my opinion. I also dislike that it’s got only a 720p display, I would have preferred at least a 1080p screen like the Camon X Pro.
That being said, you’ve got a solidly built device with good looks and average performance. If you have any questions or have anything you’d like to see in the full review let me know in the comment section below.
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