It’s almost a month since Tecno launched the Camon 17 series.
During that time, we have been using one of the members of that series, the Tecno Camon 17 Pro, and putting it through its paces.
However, before we get to unpack more about it, here are out first impressions of the device upon unboxing it:
- The Tecno Camon 17 Pro, being the hero of the Camon 17 series, does not compromise where it matters the most: looks!
- At just over Kshs 20,000 you expect more for your money and you get it with the Camon 17 Pro. It’s easily one of the best-looking budget devices out there.
- We are not sure of the exact materials used for its finishing at the back but it is great to the touch – soft and all – and looks good. It glints when you shine a light on it without blinding you like a glossy back would do.
- There is also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor – on the power button.
- A conspicuous pinhole-style notch is front and centre of the display, giving the Camon 17 Pro its “Dot-in” badge of honour.
- It’s 2021 and this may not be worth talking about but, we can’t resist it: there is USB Type-C which pairs with the included 25W charger to deliver… magic!
- I know that this requires further in-depth exploration but the cameras on this device look to be quite the dish. Both on the front and the back.
- Obviously, with 500 nits of brightness the Full HD(+) display on the Camon 17 Pro is very bright.
- The pairing of dual stereo speakers already looks – and sounds – promising.
- Of course, this device has the rare honour of being one of the very first (if not actually the first) high capacity devices from Tecno with its 256 gigabytes of onboard storage. Running out of space because you are taking advantage of all the 4K time-lapses you are able to do with this device isn’t a concern.
- There’s the 90Hz refresh rate on the screen to bask in as well.
So, how does the Tecno Camon 17 Pro fare with the Helio G95 chipset and the accompanying 8 gigabytes of memory? We will be sharing our answers soon.