The Tecno Camon 16 Premier is a fantastic all-round mid-range banger. You can’t go wrong by picking it.
It has an interesting mix of features and specifications that are the result of constant refinement by Tecno which has resulted in the quick-fire releases of devices like it over the years.
That said, what are the features that stood out for me while reviewing the Tecno Camon 16 Premier?
The cameras made me wish that I had a whole two months of taking the Tecno Camon 16 Premier through its paces. They really do the device and the hype around it a lot of justice.
Check out our review of the device where we have shared some samples.
In short, one gets guaranteed good performance both indoors and outdoors. Bright lighting or dim low lighting. Day or night. The performance in low-light/at night is particularly the most impressive.
I find Tecno’s design choices with the device spot on. Save for the camera bump which can seem out of place, everything else just falls into place. The back, especially, is soft and nice to handle, removing the need for a case and makes it harder to spot the ensuing fingerprint mess. Throughout the few weeks that I have been using the device, there are no visible scruffs, which should allay any doubts about how it can be able to hold up well in the long term.
It is not surprising that a combination of MediaTek’s Helio G90T chipset and 8 gigabytes of memory alongside the obvious work that Tecno has done to optimize the software to play nice with the software has ended up producing incredible results. And they are there for all to see.
It’s fast, it’s responsive, it’s basically something that invites you to use it every time.
The high-refresh-rate display can also make for a good feature worth highlighting but it is let down by the lack of use cases, applications that exploit it to deliver the best possible experience to users. The good thing is that it is there and what remains is for the games and apps to catch up, future-proofing a budget device while at the same time helping it stand out from the crowd.