TECNO CAMON 15 Pro review and features

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2021-02-22
Abraham Miller

Barely five months from the global launch of CAMON 12 Pro back in 2019, TECNO came back again into the market with the announcement of a new smartphone: CAMON 15 Pro. Skipping series 13 and 14, CAMON 15 Pro is the direct successor to the 2019's CAMON 12 Pro. While the sudden jump in figures was not uncovered, TECNO CAMON 15 Pro brings all-new innovation to the table. It features some welcomed improvements over its predecessor; including the camera, design, memory, and all other features we're going to review in this article.

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Design

Right off the bat, the CAMON 16 Pro features a design language that looks like something we've not seen in smartphone designs for a long time. Taking aside the pop-up camera, for now, the rear design of TECNO the CAMON 15 Pro looks distinct and glamorous, packing a vertical camera layout with a housing that looks like a pen cover. Right beside the camera module is a physical rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is different from the in-screen fingerprint sensor used on the CAMON 12 Pro, and that's a result of not using an AMOLED display. The CAMON 15 Pro comes in two color variants of Ice Jadeite or Opal White.

The front view looks clean - no punch-hole cutout or notches, courtesy of the motorized pop-up camera, which draws out of the device's body when you activate the selfie camera. Unlike the CAMON 12 Pro, TECNO CAMON 15 Pro doesn't feature an AMOLED display. It's a 6.6" FHD IPS display, which TECNO is calling "Perfect Full view", probably because of the motorized pop-up camera. Yeah, it's a nice display that gives you a wider, sharper, and more saturated visual experience. Whether you're watching a YouTube video, playing games, or just reading, the 19.2% super screen ratio and 19.5:9 screen-to-body ratio give you the perfect cinematic experience. No obstruction so ever.

Not to be bothered, the CAMON 15 Pro's pop-up camera is well built and has anti-fall retraction technology that automatically retracts the selfie camera in case of accidental fall.

Performance and Storage

The TECNO CAMON 15 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Octa-Core chipset: Helio P35. It's a 12nm processor with a clock speed of 2.35GHz, putting it in the same range as the TECNO Phantom 9. It's a bit more powerful than the Helio P22 processor powering the CAMON 12 Pro, and thankfully, it performed well. Thanks to the 6GB of RAM, performance and multitasking go well on this device.

For your storage needs, TECNO CAMON 15 Pro comes with 128GB of internal storage. If you're not into deep videography or so, the internal storage here is just enough to serve you for a while and it'll help you store a couple of pictures, videos, apps, music, games, and other files. On the good side, TECNO CAMON 15 Pro comes with a dedicated micro SD card slot, allowing you to further expand your storage when needed.

Software

It's been a while since TECNO debuted HiOS as the custom operating system to be used on TECNO devices, and it has received nothing but a good number of updates with useful features since its launch. The CAMON 15 Pro ships with HiOS 6.0 based on Android 10 - Google's new software. HiOS is known for introducing customer-centered features and HiOS 6 is not exceptional.

Most Android 10 stock features like Dark Mode, Gesture Navigation, Wifi Share, Privacy features, and others are present. HiOS 6 gets a bump in performance improvement and brings additional features like Gesture Call Picker, Game Mode, Social Turbo, Smart Panel, and others.

Camera

On to the main reason for the TECNO CAMON series: the camera. The CAMON 15 Pro introduced a huge change in camera sensor figures used on TECNO devices. Vertically aligned on the back, we see a quad-camera setup consisting of the TAIVOS™ AI lens, a 5MP ultra-wide camera, a 48MP primary camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a quad-LED flash. There's a 32MP motorized pop-up camera for selfie shots.

The TECNO CAMON 15 Pro camera performance is excellent at its price range. Pictures from the primary camera look beautiful with lots of details, thanks to the 48MP camera. Powered by TAIVOS™ (TECNO AI Vision Optimization), you can now take clear night pictures with the CAMON 15 Pro. The camera is packed with lots of AI features like AI Light Recognition, AI Scene Detection, AI Image Processing, and AI Image Stabilization.

The 5MP ultra-wide camera allows you to take 115° super-wide pictures and it has an anti-distortion feature that protects the scene and records it as it is seen in real life. If you're willing to take some close-up shots too, you can take advantage of the 2MP macro camera.

The camera interface on the CAMON 15 Pro is easy to use and comes with lots of features like HDR, AI Beauty Mode, Portrait/Bokeh, and many more.

Battery

The battery on the CAMON 15 Pro has been increased to 4000mAh, having 500mAh more juice than its predecessor. Carrying a large battery means you'll enjoy more screen time and your battery won't run down in time. That's the exact experience you get on the CAMON 15 Pro. It gives you a powerful battery life that satisfies your needs in whatever way you use your phone. When it's time to recharge, the CAMON 15 Pro draws power from the 2A quick charger included in the box.

 

TECNO CAMON 15 Pro Specs

Display

6.6" Perfect Full view; FHD; 1080*2340 pixels

Processor

MediaTek Helio P35; 2.3GHz

Storage

128GB

RAM

6GB

Cameras

Rear Camera: 48MP primary camera; 5MP Ultra-wide camera; 2MP Macro camera; AI Lens; Quad Flash

Front Camera: 32MP Motorized Pop-Up camera

Battery

4,000mAh; 2A charger included in the box

Sensors

G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor. Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor

Network & Connectivity

4G, 3G, 2G

Wifi, Bluetooth, Mobile Hotspot

Colours

Ice Jadeite, Opal White

 

Official service provider for TECNO CAMON 15 Pro

The TECNO CAMON 15 Pro is a solid, futuristic, and affordable device. It has a nice screen, big battery, large memory, beautiful design, better software and more. If you own the CAMON 15 Pro, you can rest assured of getting reliable customer service when needed. Carlcare is the exclusive service provider for TECNO ,Infinix and itel. We exist to give you the best repair and customer service. We fix all problems like screen and battery replacement. You can also rely on us for your best accessories.