Tecno camon 19 pro 5g review

TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G Review-A Capable Camera Phone

The Camon series by TECNO is known for its sheer camera power. This year TECNO released the first 5G phone in the Camon series, it has a powerful chipset and good camera. From the design point of view, the CAMON 19 Pro 5G is TECNO’s sleekest Camon phone till date.

Here is our TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G review, and we are going to share everything you need to know about the phone.

The Camon 19 Pro 5G comes with 8GB of RAM that can be increased using memory fusion. We have 256GB storage on board, a 64MP main camera, and a large 6.8-inch IPS LCD display. The Camon 19 Pro 5G is different from the regular Camon 19 Pro. They have similar specs but they are separated along the line by subtle features.

In this review, our focus is on the 5G model as it offers overall better performance. Let’s break it down for you starting with the contents in the box. 

TECNO Camon 19 Pro Unboxing

  • The TECNO Camon 19 Pro
  • 33Watts Charger
  • USB C Cable
  • Earpiece
  • Silicon TPU Case
  • 12 Months Warranty Card
  • SD Card Removal Pin

Camon 19 Pro 5G Review

Design and Build Quality

The TECNO Camon 19 pro 5G comes in two colour options, the Eco-Black colour has a completely matte finish at the back and it’s lovely. On the other hand, we have the cedar green colour that has a two-tone finish at the back, the upper part is glossy and the lower part has a leather finish.

camon 19 design

I have the cedar green colour, and I love how it feels in my hand. The finish makes it look and feel premium. You can easily wipe off stains from the leather part. Surprisingly it also doesn’t scratch easily.

There are two camera rings at the back, the first one houses the 64MP main camera, while the second ring houses the 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro lens. The frames are made of plastic, and we have the unlock key that also doubles as the fingerprint scanner on the left. Slightly above it, we have the volume rockers, to the right side, we have the sim card and SD card, holder. The phone supports dual 5G sim cards and a 2TB SD card.

Well, 5G is not widely available in Nigeria but you will be amongst the first persons to try it once it’s available in the country.

It charges through a USB C port, and it also has a headphone jack which is something we no longer see included on phones within this price category.

There are two microphones for better calls, one at the top and the other at the bottom. We also have a loudspeaker at the bottom of the device. The speaker at the top also contributes in terms of playing audio. Overall, the design is refreshing and unique, most people asked me if the phone was truly a TECNO phone.

Display – TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G Review

The phone has a 6.8-inch IPS LCD display, with a 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display is bright, sharp, and contrasty. It is an IPS LCD display but I was surprised with the amount of brightness and good colour saturation. We have a centre hole camera cut out on the Camon 19 pro 5G display but it is considerably small compared to what TECNO offered on their previous devices. It comes with a flat display without any curves on the edge. I am personally a big fan of flat displays, you won’t get any accidental touches on the side.

The most noticeable feature of the display is how slim the bezels are especially at the bottom. It’s nowhere near flagship level but it is still quite 2022 standard as the screen-to-body ratio is around 90%.

The 120Hz refresh rate on the display makes scrolling better. It also improves the motion graphics while playing games and watching content online. One thing though is that the Camon 18 Premier has an AMOLED display and we would have wanted the same thing here. Overall, the display is responsive to touch and there were no issues during my usage.

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The TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G is running on Android 12, and it has been confirmed by Google that the Camon 19 Series devices are part of the first Android phones that will receive the upcoming Android 13 update. It is an impressive feat given that TECNO doesn’t normally push Android updates to their phone. The Camon 19 pro 5G benefits from some Android 12 features but we don’t have the Material UI in full action. There are some features noticeable however like the notification when an app has access to your microphone or camera.

The Interface here is the HiOS 8.6 and as usual, it comes with the pre-installed apps that push notifications and ads to the home screen. You can stop some of these ads if you disable the apps pushing the ads into your phone.

There is a slight change if you are accustomed to the operating system, and it also has a lot of customization features. You can expand the RAM in the special functions tab by clicking on memory fusion. The RAM can be expanded by up to 5GB which can make the RAM 13 GB in total. Storage space is capped at 256GB. Multitasking is great because of the RAM and storage space on the phone. The software is stable and doesn’t get affected by any bugs.


The MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset is 5G enabled and it is the chipset powering the Camon 19 pro 5G. It is a 6-nanometer processor and it is better than the Helio G96 powering the Camon 19 Pro 4G.

As far as performance goes, there aren’t any issues, and the phone holds up well in that aspect perfectly.  You can play games like Call of Duty mobile, Apex legends, PUBG, and other graphics-demanding titles on medium graphic settings. The high refresh rate makes gaming even more enjoyable. The phone can run multiple apps at a time and there won’t be any drop in performance level. If you want better performance, then this is the only reason you should pick the 5G model over the 4G.

Camon 19 Pro 5G Camera

The phone comes with a 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization. We also have a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The 4G model has a much better camera configuration and I wish we had that here. We have a 16MP Selfie camera, and it does a great job of taking images. The front-facing camera does well in good environments and something applies to the 64MP camera.

Portrait images are okay and the separation between object and background is perfect. You also have some fun features in the camera viewfinder app.

One of my favourites is the super night mode and sky shop. It makes taking fun and easy. Videos are capped at 2K and that is one of the downsides. I was expecting the phone to record videos in 4K. Here are more photos from the phone.

TECNO Camon 19 Pro 5G Review – Battery Test

The battery on the Camon 19 Pro 5G is 5000mAh, you should expect a whole day of battery life depending on how you use the phone. TECNO also added a 33Watts fast charger inside the box of the Camon 19 Pro 5G. Charging takes just over 1 hour which is impressive. The battery life is amazing and you can get at least 8 hours of screen on time under excessive usage.

Rounding up

The Camon 19 Pro 5G is a decent phone for its price. It has a unique look, decent camera, and performance. There is hardly any phone within its price category that performs similarly. The display is big and it also has enough storage and RAM for your everyday use. If you have any questions about the TECNO Camon 19 pro 5G review, please leave them in the comment section below.

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