Redmi Note 11 vs Tecno Camon 18: If you are looking for a smartphone around the budget of 100,000 Naira, the Redmi Note 11 and Tecno Camon 18 fall within that range. But the question is which of these two is better for you to buy? In this article, we’ll outline the differences and similarities between these two devices.
While at the bottom of this article, there will be the verdict segment that will guide you on which is better for you. So make sure to read to the end.
Redmi Note 11 vs Tecno Camon 18 Specs
|Specs||Redmi Note 11||Tecno Camon 18|
|Display||6.43-inch, 90Hz||6.8-inch, 90Hz|
|Back Camera||50 + 8 + 2 + 2MP||48 + 2 + 2MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 680||Helio G88|
|Software||Android 11||Android 11|
|Battery||5,000mAh (33W)||5,000mAh (18W)|
Display and Design
The design of these two smartphones is very alike. Both have a selfie camera placed in the middle cut out of the screen. Also, both have a 90Hz refresh rate. However, the size and quality of the displays are different. The Tecno Camon 18 screen of 6.8-inch is bigger than the Redmi Note 11 with 6.4-inch. But the Redmi Note 11 has better display quality because of the Super AMOLED panel.
Thus, for playing games, the Tecno Camon 18 big screen will be very useful. However, the Redmi Note 11 with a super AMOLED display is better for watching media (Netflix, Youtube, etc). The AMOLED display is better than IPS LCD on the Tecno Camon 18.
Redmi Note 11 vs Tecno Camon 18: Camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 camera is more versatile. It comes with a 50MP main cam, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera. The smartphone can only record video in 1080p (No 4k).
Tecno Camon 18 on the other hand, has a triple camera: 48MP main cam, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. It has no ultra-wide lens which is where it falls behind the Redmi Note 11. The front camera is 16MP and just like the Redmi, the Camon 18 can only record video in 1080p (No 4k).
Overall, the Tecno Camon 18 is a good camera phone, but the Redmi Note 11 is better. The Redmi Note 11 is more versatile for usage.
Performance | 5G
Both smartphones are 4G only. And both have a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. As well as a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. However, the chipsets that power them are different. The Redmi Note 11 is powered by Snapdragon 680 4G, while the Tecno Camon 18 is powered by MediaTek hello G88.
These two chipsets inside both devices are midrange level. And so far from our testing in the studio, both chips are at par. So the performances across both phones are alike.
These two devices run Android 11 out of the box. However, over time, Xiaomi will upgrade the Redmi Note 11 up to Android 13 or even 14. But Tecno Camon 18 could remain Android 11 or at most Android 12 which is not even certain yet.
So for a better software experience, we’ll recommend the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 over the Tecno Camon 18.
Redmi Note 11 vs Tecno Camon 18: Battery
Both smartphones have a 5,000 mAh battery capacity. The Redmi Note 11 comes with a 33W fast charge out of the box, while the Tecno Camon 18 has an 18W fast charge. From our experience in the studio, the Redmi Note 11 charges faster.
The prices of these two smartphones are the same but for emphasis’ sake, let’s break it down. The Redmi Note 11 with 4/128 GB is priced at 106,000 Naira. A similar configuration of the Tecno Camon 18 will cost you 102,000 naira. The 6GB RAM variants are more expensive.
Buy Redmi Note 11 and Tecno Camon 18
|Tecno Camon 18||Price||Redmi Note 11||Price|
|Buy on Jumia||103,000|
|Buy on Jumia||99,708|
|Buy on Amazon||$208.40|
Redmi Note 11 vs Tecno Camon 18: Verdict
The Redmi Note 11 is the better phone of these two. It offers better value for money. It has a better software plan and UI experience, a brighter display, and a better camera. However, one reason to consider the Tecno Camon 18 is because of its after-sales services. The Tecno Camon 18 is easier to repair as Carlcare repair centres are almost in every region where Transsion devices are being sold.
So if I’m to score these two smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Redmi Note 11 (54%) while the Tecno Camon 18 gets (46%)