Taking a quick look at the Tecno Camon 12 pro, the first thought that comes to mind of somebody that already saw the Tecno Phantom 9, is the Camon 12 pro being a sequel of the Tecno Phantom 9. Both smartphones have a similar design on the rear and in the display layout. This striking resemblance of both phones is the primary facilitator of this comparison. Because many a time smartphones with striking resemblance are always compared, due to the perception that both smartphones may have similar hardware. In this article on Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Phantom 9 we decipher if the Tecno Camon 12 pro and Tecno Phantom 9 are really similar.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Phantom 9
|Model Name||Tecno Phantom 9||Tecno Camon 12 Pro|
|Display||6.4-inch AMOLED (1080 x 2340) display||6.4-inch AMOLED (720 x 1520) display|
|CPU||2.35GHz Octa-core Mediatek Helio P35||2.0GHz Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320 GPU||PowerVR GE8320 GPU|
|Storage||128 GB||64 GB|
|RAM||6 GB||6 GB|
|Main camera||16 + 8 + 2 MP (Quad-LED)||16 + 8 + 2 MP (Quad-LED)|
|Selfie camera||32 MP (Dual-LED)||32 MP (Dual-LED)|
|OS and UI||Android 9.0 (Pie) (HiOS v5.0)||Android 9.0 (Pie) (HiOS v5.5)|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G LTE||2G/3G/4G LTE|
|Battery||3500 mAh Li-ion||3,750 mAh Li-ion|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint Sensor (in-screen)||Fingerprint Sensor (in-screen)|
|Price||[₦77,000] $209||[₦57,500] $149|
Design & Display comparison
As earlier mentioned, The similarities in the design are the primary facilitator of this comparison. This similarity in has got a lot of people thinking both the Phantom 9 and the Camon 12 pro are the same. However, there are some minor differences in design.
Both smartphones feature a plastic covering on the rear with a gradient design. Both smartphones have an array of three cameras with their camera flash sitting just below the cameras. The only difference here is the color ring that surrounds the second camera the array of three cameras on the Tecno Camon 12 Pro.
Button and I/o placements are almost the same, I said almost because there is a disparity. Tecno Camon 12 Pro introduces a dedicated Google assistant button to Tecno Phones. Headphone jack, micro-USB port, mic, and speaker are placed on the bottom on both smartphones.
Upfront you have a 6.4-inch AMOLED display on both the Tecno Camon 12 Pro and the Tecno Phantom 9. Both smartphones have a dot notch. The Tecno Phantom 9 has a 1080p display, while the Tecno Camon 12 Pro has a 720p display. The bottom bezel on the Tecno Camon 12 pro is slightly bigger than that of the Tecno Phantom 9.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Phantom 9: Camera comparison
Thought to find the discrepancies in the design on both smartphones was very difficult? Knowing the differences between their cameras is even more difficult. You would have to take camera photo samples to tell the difference. The numbers on the camera hardware on both smartphones are actually the same. Real-life comparisons made by owners of both smartphones showed that both smartphones perform best in different conditions. The numbers in the camera hardware were listed in the chart provided above.
Hardware & Software Comparison
The specs of both smartphones are a bit distinct. Of course, only a technological astute individual who understands processing power will understand the edge the Tecno Phantom 9 has over the Tecno Camon 12 pro. The Tecno Camon 12 pro features an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, whereas the Tecno Phantom 9 features an Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35 processor clocked at 2.35Ghz. Speed test has shown the Tecno Phantom 9 is a faster device because of the Helio P35 processor.
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The Tecno Phantom 9 features 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage and a 3500 Mah battery, whereas the Tecno Camon 12 pro features a 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and a 3750 Mah battery. Both smartphones run Tecno Hi-os on top of the Android 9 Pie operating system. The Tecno Camon 12 pro runs the Hi-OS 5.0, while the Tecno Camon 12 pro runs the Hi-OS 5.5.
Tecno Camon 12 Pro vs Tecno Phantom 9: Price Comparison
Everybody wants the best of bleeding-edge technology, but the primary facilitator of your purchase decision is the price. In this scenario where both smartphones have a lot of similarities yet a substantial difference in price, its logically that many Tecno fans working with a budget of 50,000 Naira will likely go for the Tecno Camon 12 pro. Truth is that if you purchase the Tecno Camon 12 pro instead of the Tecno Phantom 9, you won’t miss much.
The Tecno Phantom 9 costs ₦77,000, which is equivalent to $209. The Tecno Camon 12 Pro costs ₦57,500, which is equivalent to $149.