Tecno Camon 12 Vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Camon 12 Air

Tecno might have just disrupted the value system of budgets smartphones in its league. With the release of the Tecno Camon 12 series of smartphones, Tecno is letting us know they can offer more under these low budget prices. This is an obvious attempt to remain one of the most sold budget smartphones in Africa, particularly in Nigeria. Without a doubt, the recent emergence of threatening competitors facilitated this development. In this article on Tecno Camon 12 Vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Camon 12 Lite, we compare these three smartphones, helping you make your purchase decision.

Manufacturing three variants of a smartphone, helps the Manufacturers reach more customers.  These variants feature different price tags. With this system, customers who cannot afford the maxed out pro version can go ahead to purchase the variants below it and if the customer can’t purchase that variant, the customer can proceed to purchasing the Least variant.  Just think of it as a big cake with portions for everybody.

Tecno Camon 12 Vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Camon 12 Air

Tecno Camon 12 Tecno Camon 12 Pro Tecno Camon 12 Air
6.52inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels 6.4 inches AMOLED Display  1548 x 720 pixels. 6.4 inches AMOLED Display  1548 x 720 pixels.
Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core Mediatek Helio P22 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
4GB Ram 6GB Ram 3GB Ram
64GB Storage 64GB Storage 32GB Storage
16 MP, f/1.8 Main
2 MP, f/2.4 Ultra-wide, 120°
8 MP, f/1.7, Telephoto
16 MP, f/1.8 Main
2 MP, f/2.4 Ultra-wide, 120°
8 MP, f/1.7, Telephoto
16 MP, f/1.8 Main
2 MP, f/2.4 Ultra-wide, 120°
5 MP, f/1.7, Telephoto
16 MP Front camera 32MP Selfie Camera 16 MP Front camera
 Android 9.0 Pie  Android 9.0 Pie  Android 9.0 Pie
Non-removable 4000MAH Battery Non-removable battery 3,750MAH Non-removable 4000MAH Battery

Design, Build & Display comparison

Tecno Camon 12 vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro
Tecno Camon 12 on the left and Tecno Camon 12 Pro on the Right

The tri-variants of the Tecno Camon 12 have similarities when it comes to design, especially when viewed from the rear. However, there are similarities that set them apart. For starters, all three variants have a plastic covering on the rear. This year Tecno introduced a gradient design in the Tecno Camon Line Up of smartphones. Its a beauty to behold in my opinion. All three smartphones feature headphone jacks, Micro-SD slot, A array of three cameras on the rear.

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Both the Tecno Camon 12 and Tecno Camon 12 air feature rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the Tecno Camon 12 pro doesn’t feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, instead, it features an in-display fingerprint sensor upfront.

Tecno Camon 12 vs Tecno Camon 12 pro vs Tecno Camon 12 Air
Photo showing the Camon 12 pro display on the left and the display of the Camon 12 on the right

Despite being a bit different from each other, all three smartphones have displays under 6-inches. The Tecno Camon 12 features a 6.52inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels, The Camon 12 pro features a  6.4 inches AMOLED Display  1548 x 720 pixels and the Tecno Camon 12 Air features a 6.4 inches AMOLED Display  1548 x 720 pixels. The Tecno Camon 12 pro features a dot notch in its display, while the Tecno Camon 12 features a teardrop notch.

Tecn camon 12 vs Tecno Camon 12 pro
Image showing the Tecno Camon 12 Air Display

Unlike the Tecno Camon 12 and Camon 12 Pro, the Tecno Camon 12 Air has more screen real estate. The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a laser punch hole in its display. In my opinion, this is the best display amongst the three smartphones.

Tecno Camon 12 Vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs Tecno Camon 12 Air: Camera comparison

All three smartphones feature an array of three rear cameras and a single selfie camera. The Tecno Camon 12 and Camon 12 pro have the same rear camera power, but different selfie camera. On the Tecno Camion 12, we have a 16MP selfie shooter, while the Tecno Camon 12 pro features a 32MP Selfie camera. The Tecno Camon 12 Air features a 16 MP Front camera and on the rear, we have an array of three cameras featuring  16 MP, f/1.8 Main, 2 MP, f/2.4 Ultra-wide, 120°, 5 MP, f/1.7, Telephoto lens.

Hardware & Software Comparison

When compared to its predecessors, the Tecno Camo 12 series features higher specs and cheaper price tag. To make the Tecno Camon 12 series of smartphones may affordable, the Tecno Camon 12 has three different variants. Nevertheless, all variants feature an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz processor.

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The Tecno Camon 12 features the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 4000MAH battery. The Tecno Camon 12 Pro features the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz processor, 6GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 37500MAH battery. The Tecno Camon 12 Air features the Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 2.0 GHz processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a 4000MAH battery.

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For software, the Tecno Camon 12 pro runs Hi-OS 5.5 on top of Android 9.0 Pie, while the Tecno Camon 12 runs Hi-OS 5.0.2 on top of Android 9.0 Pie.

Tecno Camon 12 Vs Tecno Camon 12 Pro Vs 12 Camon 12 Air: Price Comparison

The price of a smartphone only becomes exciting, when the smartphone in question features more value for the price when compared to other devices. The Tecno Camon 12 costs about 47,500 Naira, the Tecno Camon 12 Pro costs about 57 thousand Naira.

Now that you have understood the difference between the three variants of the Tecno Camon 12, which of them will you will purchase? Let us know in the comment section below.

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