Tecno Camon 17 Pro (CG8) Price, Review And Specifications.

 



Tecno Camon 17 Pro (CG8) Quick Specs:
6.8" Full-HD+ (2460×1080) IPS-LCD 90Hz Dot-in Display.
395ppi, 20.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
MediaTek Helio G95 Chipset.
Android 11, HiOS 7.6.
Quad-lens (64MP+8MP+2MP+2MP) Back Camera.
Single-lens (48MP) Front Camera.
8GB of RAM.
256GB Internal Storage.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Side-mounted).
USB-C Port:
4G (LTE) Network.
5000mAh Battery (25W Fast Charging).
Price: 160,000 naira,  KSh 28,000.

Tecno Camon 17 Pro is the better equipped model of the Tecno Camon 17 and Tecno Camon 17P. And it's also the successor to the year 2020 Tecno Camon 16 Premier.
Though, most of the features of the Camon 16 Premier are present on the Camon 17 Pro, yet as expected of a latest model, Tecno Camon 17 Pro still has a few better specs and up to date features than the Camon 16 Premier, the design has also changed a little.
For instance, instead of having two hole-punch (dual dot-in) like that of the 16 Premier, the display of the Camon 17 Pro has a single hole-punch, because the phone has a single lens front-facing camera. 

The square-shaped back camera bump on the Camon 16 Premier has also been replaced with a tall rectangular-shaped back camera bump on the Camon 17 Pro. Nonetheless, Tecno Camon 17 Pro still features 64-megapixel quad-lens back camera like the earlier model. The single-lens front facing camera of the latest phone is also fitted with a 48-megapixel sensor like the primary front camera on the earlier model.

Furthermore, the size of the Camon 17 Pro display is 6.82-inch, which is almost the same with the 6.9-inch screen of the Camon 16 Premier. The screen also features 90Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution like that of the earlier phone. Also, like its predecessor, Tecno Camon 17 Pro has a USB-C port and support fast charging. 

Under the hood, however, Tecno Camon 17 Pro is equipped with a better processor and higher storage capacity than the Camon 16 Premier. Though the phone still features 8GB of RAM like the earlier model, yet it is powered by a slightly more powerful Helio G95 cpu and it has twice storage space of 256GB. Tecno Camon 17 Pro is also equipped with a 5000mAh battery; which is higher than the 4,500mAh battery on the Camon 16 Premier. 
Tecno Camon 17 Pro is also preloaded with the recent Android 11 OS, with the latest Tecno HiOS custom UI on top of it.

Meanwhile, the arrangement (and positions) of ports and buttons on the Camon 17 Pro are exactly like those on the Camon 16 Premier. You have the volume keys and power button (which also serves as fingerprint reader) on the right edge of the phone while the dual SIM card slot is located on the left edge. And on the bottom edge is the USB-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, microphone and speaker. This phone also has another (or secondary) microphone on its top edge, which was missing on the 16 Premier.

Price And Design Colours:
The price of the Tecno Camon 17 Pro is currently about 160,000 naira. And like the earlier model, Camon 17 Pro is available in limited colour options of either California Dream Silver or Malibu Blue.
Note: for a much less price of about 95,000 naira, Tecno Camon 17P (CG7) offers an identical design, same size and physical attributes as the Camon 17 Pro, But the less priced phone has a slightly lower processing power, RAM, storage and cameras.


The Front Of The Camon 17 Pro Looks More Attractive:
The display of the Tecno Camon 17 Pro looks simple and elegant, compared to that of the Camon 16 Premier. And it's mainly because the hole-punch on the phone's display is placed at the top-centre, instead of the upper left corner. Also as i mentioned earlier, the display of the Camon 17 Pro features a single hole-punch unlike that of the earlier phone that has dual hole-punch.
And it's the two alterations (above) that make the front of the latest phone to look more prettier than that of its predecessor. Yet, the hole-punch on the Camon 17 Pro's display is still on the big side, compared to those on the Samsung Galaxy A52 and Redmi Note 10 Pro displays. These two phones share front design with the Tecno Camon 17 Pro.

But Its Screen Has The Same 1080p Resolution And 90Hz Refresh Rate:
Like the 6.9-inch display of the earlier phone, the 6.82-inch screen of the Camon 17 Pro has an IPS-LCD panel and it also features the same Full-HD+ resolution of 2460x1080. But due to its slightly different or smaller size, the screen of the Camon 17 Pro has a pixel density of 395ppi; which is a little higher than the 390ppi of the Camon 16 Premier's.

The screen also features 90Hz Refresh rate like that of the earlier phone. The 90Hz or higher refresh rate ensures that your games, page scrolling and texts appear smoother on the phone's screen. And if you're not a fan of the higher refresh rate, you can choose the regular 60Hz refresh rate mode or Automatic refresh rate mode in the Display settings. It should be noted that the 90Hz or higher refresh rate mode consumes a little more power than the regular 60Hz refresh rate mode.

The Back Of The Phone Also Looks Different:
Tecno Camon 17 Pro maintain the well built chassis and curved edges of the earlier model, yet somehow, the latest phone has become slightly flatter. As a result, this phone is easier to hold with one hand than its predecessor. 
The back cover of the phone is also made of a premium-looking plastic material or polycarbonate and it still has a glossy finish. Unlike the earlier phone, however, Tecno Camon 17 Pro has a big Camon branding engraved on the lower left side of its back cover while the rectangular-shaped back camera module of the phone is placed on the upper left side. And because the phone doesn't have a rear-mounted fingerprint reader like its predecessor, therefore, its power button also serves as fingerprint reader. 

Same Cameras As The Earlier Model:
Though the back camera bump of the Tecno Camon 17 Pro looks quite different from that of the Camon 16 Premier. But the back camera configurations of the phone are exactly like those of the Camon 16 Premier.
In other words, Tecno Camon 17 Pro also features a quad-lens back camera; which also comprises of a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel Ultra-wide sensor (that also doubled as Macro sensor), a 2-megapixel Depth sensor and a 2-megapixel QVGA or AI sensor.


Furthermore, like the primary front camera of the Camon 16 Premier, the single front camera of the Camon 17 Pro is also fitted with a 48-megapixel sensor.
Also like those on the earlier phone, the front and back cameras of the Tecno Camon 17 Pro are capable of shooting 4K video at 30fps

Almost The Same Processing Power, But Better Storage And Latest Software:
The processing power of the Camon 17 Pro is almost the same with that of the Camon 16 Premier. Though the latest phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio G95 which supposed to be more better than the Helio G90T that came with the earlier phone, yet, there is no major difference between the two processors. Both of them are 12nm octa-core processors, and they both have 2x Cortex-A76 Arms that clocked at 2.05GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 Arms that clocked at 2.0GHz.
Still, and despite that both processors also features the same Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, Helio G95 is a little more efficient than the Helio G90T especially when it comes to gaming and other graphics demanding tasks.

Tecno Camon 17 Pro has the same 8GB of RAM as the Camon 16 Premier, but instead of having 128GB internal storage, the latest phone is equipped with twice storage space of 256GB. Yet, the internal storage space of this phone can also be expanded, up to 512GB, through MicroSD card.
Meanwhile, Tecno Camon 17 Pro is running on the latest Android 11 OS (Operating system) with the latest Tecno HiOS 7.6 custom UI on top of it.

Higher Battery Capacity But Less Fast Charging:
Tecno Camon 17 Pro is equipped with a better battery than its predecessor, because the phone is powered by a 5000mAh battery which is more stronger than the 4500mAh battery on the Camon 16 Premier. 

Still, compared to the 33W fast charging of the earlier model, Tecno Camon 17 Pro features a little less fast charging of 25W. Though, this fast charging rate is still more than okay because it'll only take you a little less than two hours to fully charge the 5000mAh battery of the Camon 17 Pro when it drops to one per cent.

Full Specifications Of The Tecno Camon 17 Pro (CG8):
GENERAL
Maker: Tecno Mobile.
Name: Camon 17 Pro (CG8).
Year Announced: May, 2021.
Dimensions: 168.9x76.98x8.95nm.
Weight: N/a.   
Colour: California Dream Silver & Malibu Blue.

DISPLAY
Screen Type: IPS-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
Size and Resolution: 6.8-inch, 90Hz Full-HD+ (2460x1080) pixels.
Aspect ratio & Pixel Densities: 20.5:9, 395PPI.
Protection N/a.

PERFORMANCE
Chipsept: MediaTek Helio G95, 12nm Octa-Core Processor, With 2x Cortex-A76 @2.05GHz & 6x Cortex-A55 @2.0GHz.
GPU: Mali-G76 MC4.
RAM: 8GB.
Operating System: Android 11, HiOS 7.6.

STORAGE
Internal Storage: 256GB.
Micro-SD card slot: Yes, up to 512GB.

SIM AND NETWORK
SIM: Nano, Dual SIM slots.
Network:  GSM, WCDMA, HSPA+, LTE.

CAMERA
Rear camera: Quad-lens; 64MP (f/1.8)+8MP+2MP+2MP, LED Flash.
Front camera: Single-lens, 48MP (f/2.0), Dual Screen Flash.

VIDEO RECORDING:
Rear Cameras: 4K @ 30fps.
Front Camera: 4K @ 30fps.

CONNECTIVITY
3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes.
MicroUSB port: No.
Google Assistant Button: N/a.
USB Type-C Port: Yes.
Lightning Connector: N/a.
Others: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, HotSpots, USB-OTG.

SENSORS AND BIOMETRIC
Security: Face Unlock, Side-mounted Fingerprint Reader.
Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, G-sensor, Accelerometer And
Barometer sensor.
Others: GPS, Location (Geo, Glonass), Radio.

BATTERY
Battery Capacity: 5000mAh.
Qi Wireless-Charging: N/a.
Fast Charging: Yes, 25W Fast Charging.



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