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Tecno Camon 18i


Tecno Camon 18i features and specs in Kenya

  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Main camera: 48MP + 13MP + 2MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Display: 6.6 inches
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G85
  • Connectivity: Dual sim, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Dusk Gray, Ceramic White, and Iris purple
  • OS: Android 11

KSh 20,700 KSh 21,500

NB: Prices are subject to change without notice

Tecno Camon 18i in Kenya

The Tecno Camon 18i price in Kenya is Ksh 19,800. The Camon 18P features a 6.6 inches display with 90Hz, 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 Dusk Gray, Ceramic White, and Iris purple. Buy it in Kenya today at Phoneplace Kenya.

Tecno Camon 18i specs and price in Kenya

Price in Kenya Ksh. 19,800
Brand Tecno
Processor MediaTek Helio G85
Operating System Android 11
Internal 128 GB 4GB RAM
Connectivity 4 G – Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Rear Camera 48MP + 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 8MP
Display 6.6 inch, 90Hz HD
Battery 5000 mAh
Charging Fast charging 18W

Unboxing

Let’s start by taking a look at the contents in the box. Tecno Camon 18i phone comes in a silver box and at the front is the Camon 18i branding. Opening the box. you will be greeted with the phone wrapped in plastic with some specifications. Deeper in you will find your warranty card, a TPU case, and another smaller box that hides the same ejector tool, Micro USB cable, earphone, and charger.

Design

This phone is available in these color options, Deep Sea, Frost Silver, and Tranquil Green. You will love the double-color tune at the back of the device. Tecno Camon 18i is made of plastic and it has a sort of Matte finish. The phone has a fingerprint scanner at the back. And it is quite responsive. This rear sensor is so secure and useful.

There are triple cameras at the back and they sit in a blue glossy bump. Besides them is the LED flash. But more on the cameras in a bit. This phone charges via a micro USB, bummer! USB-C should be the standard by now. Anyway, this phone has a downside speaker. Upfront is a camera cut out by the left. And the phone supports a dual SIM card and also has an SD card slot. The phone feels comfortable to hold in the hand thanks to its rather compact design and good weight distribution.

Display

Now the Tecno Camon 18i has that sweet spot 6.6-inch display. The resolution of the display is set at 720 x 1640 pixels. I think for the price, this can be forgiven because Camon 18i has a 90Hz refresh rate. You also have the option to switch back to 60 Hz or use the auto-switch refresh rate that switches according to your usage. A higher refresh rate basically makes scrolling faster and it also makes the animation look better. Yeah, this display is IPS LCD, and it’s not the brightest outdoors.

Camera

There is a have a 48 MP, (wide), AF main camera on Tecno Canon 18i accompanied by a 2MP mega depth sensor and a and 2MP macro camera. Upfront is a 16 MP, f/2.0 shooter with a flash. It is clear that the main focus of this phone is its main 48MP shooter which takes alright pics. And video recording with it, as well as with the selfie shooter is [email protected]

Performance

Moving away from the display, let’s touch upon the operating system and performance of Tecno Camon 18i. The phone was running on 11 with HIOS 7.6 at launch. Guess what, this one will receive Android 12 with HiOS 8.5. As usual, it comes pre-loaded with bloatware apps that thankfully can be removed.

The UI is a little bit redefined. In that, you swipe on the left to get access to the notification shade, right to get access to the control center. It takes a bit of getting used to especially if you have not used an iPhone or Xiami before. Yes, this UI borrows a heap from iOS. The Camon 18i is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 chipset. It’s a decent chipset that is built on a 12-nanometer processor. Also on board is the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Again, 128GB of internal storage with 4GB RAM

Battery

You are guaranteed a full day of usage with Tecno Camon 18i’s Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable battery. If you turn off the higher refresh rate, you can even extend the battery life because it significantly drains the battery. The charger in the box charges the phone from zero to a hundred in about two hours. You should expect at least seven hours of screen on time under heavy use. The battery life is okay on this phone.

Our take

The Tecno Camon 18i is the most affordable of the Camo 18 series. It has some interesting specs for a device that has a price of less than KES 20,000. This phone was released in 2021, November 01. As you might know, the Camon series by Tecno focuses on on-camera performance. And to be honest Camon 18i has somewhat lived to that expectation.

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