Tecno Camon 17

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Tecno Camon 17 features and specs in Kenya

  • RAM: 4/6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Main camera: 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Display: 6.55 inches
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Frost Silver, Deep Sea, Tranquil Green
  • OS: Android 11

KSh 19,500KSh 20,500

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Tecno Camon 17

In Kenya, the price of Tecno Camon 17 is 19,500 shillings. The Camon 17 features a 6.5 inches display, Android 11, and a Mediatek Helio G85 chipset. It also comes with a 48 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery. The phone comes in colors Frost Silver, Deep Sea, and Tranquil Green. Buy it in Kenya today at Phoneplace Kenya.

Tecno Camon 17 specs and price in Kenya

Price in Kenya Ksh. 19,500
Brand Tecno
Processor MediaTek Helio G85
Operating System Android 10
Internal 128 GB 4GB RAM
Connectivity 4 G – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Rear Camera 48 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP
Front Camera 8MP
Display 6.55 inches IPS LCD capacitive
Battery 5000 mAh
Charging Fast charging 18W

So Tecno Camon 17 is the base model for the new lineup from this Camon 17 series. It is one of those budget devices that boasts of some interesting features such as 90Hz refresh rates while coming in at about 18,300 Kenya shilling. In this review, we are going to share our thoughts on the smartphone, the pros as well as the cons.


The box here comes in this familiar color as that on the Spark 7P. Within the box is the smartphone itself which you get to see first. The items inside the box of the Camon 17 include an 18 watts fast charter, a micro USB connector (it’s 2021 TECNO please change your ways), an earphone, a SIM injection tool, a warranty sticker, and a jelly TPU case. And that’s about all you get from within the box.

Design and build

Tecno Camon 17 comes in this kind of deep blue kind of color. And you can also get two other colors namely: silver and tranquil green. Now, even though we did really love the design from the Tecno Camon 16 from 2020, this one has some award-winning looks. Which we can all agree will contribute to a great selling point of the device. Going over to the rail of the smartphone is a long camera module. Obviously design we are now familiar with.

Housing the triple camera configuration with its LED flash. This actually looks like four cameras though, but what we got here is three. Besides, that like a fingerprint sensor down the back is a 3D CAMON branding. The top of the Camon 17 smartphone is clean and the bottom houses the mouthpiece, 3.5-millimeter headphone port, and micro USB 2.0 port, and also that down-firing speaker grill. You also get the volume rocker on the power button on the RHS. And the dual SIM tray comes with a dedicated micro SD card slot that can be spotted to the left side of the smartphone.

90Hz refresh rate

The front side of the Tecno Camon 17 has its display obviously. The cutout notch for the front-facing camera to the left top corner of the smartphone, and a single led flash which is next to the earpiece opening. And one other thing you should notice about this display is the huge bezels. Especially at the bottom side, that’s the chain. You will also find a screen protector pre-installed on this display. Now, this is an HD Plus 720×1600, with a 6.6-inch dot-in the IPS panel. It comes with a 90Hz refresh rate which is one of the major upgrades on the smartphone this year. From within the settings, you can set the display to 90, 60 Hertz for longer battery life, or the auto switch suite automatically switches your refresh rates depending on the actual use case.

Platform performance

As far as specs are concerned, Tecno Camon 17 offers 4 gigabytes of RAM, 128 GB of internal storage, and the MediaTek G85 processor which can be compared to the Snapdragon 662 and benchmark scores than the latter. The G85 is a nice gaming processor for entry-level devices actually. And coupled with a 90Hz refresh rate you are getting a very well-rounded budget gaming device. As far as multitasking, there’s nothing really to complain about, especially for a 4 gigabyte RAM device. It handles applications in the background as you would expect, and nothing more. The Tecno Camon 17 comes with Android 11 and HiOS 7.6, which features some tricks like anti-theft. A feature that alerts the user when a charger or earphone is disconnected from the smartphone.

Clearer photos

Let’s talk about the cameras here now, shall we? The rear of Tecno Camon 17 houses a triple camera configuration. These are a 48-megapixel main lens, a depth sensor which is 2-megapixel, and a third camera aids in low light photos. So there’s no provision for an ultra-wide or telephoto lens. Photos are clean with a good dynamic range. In fact, when compared to the predecessor or the Camon 16 we can that there’s an upgrade in image processing.

Photos here look true to life are sharper and have a better level of saturation. Separation from the background is up there for the smartphone and takes very much usable portrait shots. The front-facing camera on the other hand is a 16-megapixel sensor which does a decent job in terms of the camera. Super night mode brings back details to images you would otherwise find useless with a regular AI cam mode. And that’s a good thing! Videos on both the front and rear cameras can be recorded at up to 2K resolution for better quality videos when compared to the 1080p.


The 5,000 mAh battery capacity is what you get with Tecno Camon 17. It definitely would last you a great deal of usage especially if you are a regular user and gaming all day isn’t what you do with your smartphone. With the 18W fast flash charge feature on the smartphone, you get to charge it from 0 to 100 in about two to 2 hours. Definitely a good thing. Also, that LED in front of the smartphone doesn’t serve as a charging indicator like on the TECNO Spark 7P smartphone.

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  1. Mugwa dan

    I bought this one week ago

    Mugwa dan

  2. Slinger

    Good camera