Tecno Camon 16: Review, specifications and price

Tecno Camon 16 is one of the latest offerings from Tecno, promising to deliver top-notch features and performance.

With its impressive specifications, the Camon 16 aims to cater to the needs of smartphone users who are looking for a device that offers a great balance between quality and affordability.

In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Camon 16‘s features, design, performance, and more to help you decide whether it’s the right smartphone for you.



Detailed Specifications of Tecno Camon 16

Release dateOctober 2020
ColorsCloud White, Black, Pale Teal
PriceFrom ₦80,000
Dimension170.9 x 77.2 x 9.2 mm
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
BuildFront: Glass
Back: Plastic
Frame: Plastic
OSAndroid 10, HIOS 6.0
CPUOcta-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
ChipsetMediatek Helio G70 (12 nm)
GPUMali-G52 2EEMC2
Size6.8 inches
Resolution720 x 1640 pixels
Selfie cameraSingle: 16MP
Dual-LED flash, HDR
Video: [email protected]
Main cameraQuad: 64MP, 2MP, 2MP, 2MP
Penta-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: [email protected]
Inbuilt memory64GB, 128GB
Ram4GB, 6GB
Memory card supportYes
2GBands: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
3GBands: 850, 900, 2100
4GBands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41
WLAN / Wi-FiYes
BluetoothYes: Version 5.0
USBYes: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
EarphoneYes: 3.5mm jack
Proximity sensorYes
FingerprintYes: Back
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh
ChargingFast charge

Where to buy Tecno Camon 16

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers

Design and Display

The design of Tecno Camon 16 is sleek and elegant, with a dimension of 170.9 x 77.2 x 9.2 mm.

It has a plastic back with a gradient finish that adds to its beauty. The device features a large 6.8-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels.

While the display is large and immersive, the resolution could have been better. Nevertheless, the colors are accurate, and the brightness is good enough to use the device under direct sunlight.

Overall, the design and display of Tecno Camon 16 are impressive, considering its price range.


Camon 16 is marketed as a camera-centric phone, with a quad-camera setup on the back and a 16MP selfie camera.



The rear cameras consist of a 64MP primary shooter, an 2MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

The camera app offers a plethora of shooting modes, including Super Night mode, AI Scene Detection, Portrait mode, and many more. However, despite the impressive camera specs on paper, the real-world performance is a mixed bag.

In good lighting conditions, the images are sharp and detailed, but in low light, the noise creeps in, and the images lose sharpness.

The selfie camera, on the other hand, performs reasonably well and captures decent images in good lighting conditions.

Overall, the camera performance is good, but not exceptional, especially when compared to some of the competitors in this price range.

Operating System (OS) and Processor

The Tecno Camon 16 runs on HiOS 6.0, which is based on Android 10.

It is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio G70 processor, clocked at 2.0 GHz. The processor is paired with a Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU, which ensures smooth gaming performance.



In terms of memory, the device comes with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the variant, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.

The combination of the operating system and the processor delivers a smooth user experience, allowing for seamless multitasking and swift app launches.

Storage and RAM

Storage and RAM are important considerations for any smartphone user, and the Tecno Camon 16 doesn’t disappoint in this regard.

The device comes in three different versions: 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, and 128GB 6GB RAM.

While the 4GB RAM versions are suitable for everyday use, the 6GB RAM version is ideal for users who run more resource-intensive applications or multitask frequently.

The 64GB and 128GB internal storage options provide enough space to store photos, videos, music, and other files, while also allowing for expandable storage via a microSD card slot.

Network and SIM

Tecno Camon 16 offers dual SIM support, allowing you to use two SIM cards simultaneously.



However, it’s worth noting that this phone doesn’t support 5G connectivity. It offers 4G LTE connectivity, which is standard for a mid-range device in this price range.

The phone also comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS connectivity.

If you’re looking for a phone with 5G connectivity, this might not be the phone for you. But if 4G is sufficient, the Tecno Camon 16 provides reliable network and connectivity performance.


The Tecno Camon 16 packs a massive 5000mAh battery that promises long hours of usage.

The device supports 18W fast charging, so you can quickly top up your battery when it runs low.

With this capacity, you can stream videos, play games, and carry out other tasks without worrying about running out of power.

However, the charging time is a bit slow, taking up to 2 hours to fully charge the battery.



Price and Availability

The Tecno Camon 16 is available in Nigeria at a price point of around ₦80,000.

The device can be purchased online from popular e-commerce platforms, as well as in retail stores across the country.

The pricing may vary depending on the region and the seller, but it is safe to say that the Camon 16 is an affordable device for those who are looking for a smartphone with decent features.

If you’re interested in buying the Tecno Camon 16, click the link below to see the latest offers online.

Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers | Jumia Ghana – See Offers


G-will Chijioke


Udedibia Godswill Chijioke is a Wordpress developer, Music lover and an Android smartphone addict.


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