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TECNO Camon 17 Pro Review – all about the cameras: affordable photography phone.

One of the most inportant factors of the new TECNO CAMON 17P from TECNO Mobile is the fact that it offers a great device with awesome capabilities – all at affordable price. We were so excited to be reviewing that device and here it is …

Full review after two weeks of usage.


TECNO Mobile launched its CAMON 17P in South Africa earlier this month retailing at R4999. 


Operating System: Android 11.

Display: 6.8 inches FDH Dot-in display.

Performance: Helio G85 Extreme Performance; 6 GB RAM; 128 GB internal storage, expandable up to 512 GB.

Camera: 64MP Primary Camera with Quad Flash, 2MP Macro Camera, 2MP Depth Sensor, AI Lens, 16MP Front Camera with Dual Flash.

Connectivity: GPS, WiFi, BT, FM, OTG.

Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery + Fast charging 18W.

Video: Pro Grade Video Camera

Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels resolution

Sensors: G-sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor.


Compearing to my previous review of TECNO Mobile SPARK 7 PRO (see review HERE), the packaging of TECON CAMON 17P is more settled yet very elegant. This time the box comes in white with a signature T pattern throughout and a large, blue TECNO logo on top and sparkly CAMON blue font.

Under the lid, you will find, a silicon case (I still think it is a great addition), charger, charger USB-C cable (love the pop of orange) as well as basic wired airphones.

Overall yet again very well organised and well-packaged box.


The new TECNO CAMON 17P has an impressive design. Our device came again in Spruce Green which is very cool and look very stylish. All CAMON 17P devices have a gentle matte finish that is resistant to fingerprints. How cool is that?

If you are not a fan of green, the device comes also in two reviving colours: Frost Silver, and Magnet Black.

A shiny camera bump (in shades of gold) which is not intrusive to the overall design and the vast chrome “CAMON” branding stands out on the left side of the cover. Very cool!

The top of the phone has no inserts and all are located at the bottom of the phone: headphone jack, microphone, USB-C charging port, and the bottom single firing speaker.

The right-hand side rail has power button that at the same time is a fingerprint sensor and volume buttons. On the left-hand side rail is the dual SIM + micro SD card tray.

Despite the large size, the phone is slim and quite light and feels like a premium device. It is very comfortable to hold and operate.


  • SET UP: super fast all set just over 1min. Awesomness!

  • UNLOCKING: Compearing to other devices you can quickly unlock the phone via fingerpring sensor on the right side of the device. And what a briliant move from TECNO that helps you to unlock your device faster. One of my favourite features in new CAMON 17P.

  • SCREEN: large screen display makes it a great viewer experience, with a bright display, however it lack of brigntness especially when you outside and in the full daylight. Not a big issue but definatley noticable.

  • CAMERAS: CAMON 17P is focused on cameras and let me tell you, you won’t be dissapointed. At the back of the phone you will find a line-up of quad-cameras that includes a 64MP primary shooter, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth sensor for better portrait shots, and an 8W AI lens with flashes.
    • There is also single 16MP selfie shooter on the front and additional shooting modes that includes: 2K video recording, Super Night, Portrait, Documents correction, Slow motion, Panorama, Time-laps and many more.
    • HDR option is avilable for those gorgeous photos that needs the details to pop out.
    • As soon as you fire up your camera mode the Al Camera automatically recognises your surroundings and and optimises all the settings accordingly. That is pretty cool!
    • What I also like is picture editing features including all the standard features like: filters, crop rotate, bokeh effect etc. and how easy these get to apply – simply by swaping your finger left or right.
    • Let’s don’t forget about Super Night feature – shooting great pictures in low light.

The images taken with TECNO CAMON 17P are vibrant, sharp and captures great vivid colours with crisp enough details.

We have taken a couple of shots to show you the great capabilities of the cameras:

  • VIDEO: All the video features are great and they add to overall experience:
    • One of the cool video features is “Film” that offers customizable video templates to boost your content creation. This feature help you create proffesional looking videos with just a tap of the button.
    • There is also AR Shot option that allowes you to create your own personalised avatar and have little a bit of fun while sharing your vids on social media.
    • Short Video feature allowes you 15 seconds long to which you can apply many super cool filters. Great fun!

  • BATTERY: battery life is fantastic and with extensive daily use it lasts a full day or even more without worries. Charing very fast: 92% in 45minutes.

  • MEMORY: TECNO is being generous with memory by giving us 6GB of RAM. We also get 128GB of storage, but if that’s not enough, there’s a dedicated expansion slot that takes a microSDXC card for extra storage. It is quite cool and very welcome for those (like me!) who looooves taking pictures.

  • APPS: The phone comes with many pre-installed apps that sadly you cannot uninstall to save some space.


TECNO CAMON 17P is a solid phone for the price with some really decent camera features, clearest selfie (that is a YES from us!), generous amount of storage and again impressive battery life.

Whatever you throw at this device with no doubt it will handle it.

Overall rating: 9/10


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Images by travel opulent box. Review based on own opinion.




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