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Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G: Should You Upgrade?

Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G: The CAMON 18 Premier was released in 2021 and this year, Tecno has released the successor CAMON 19 Pro. So should you upgrade to the new CAMON 19 Pro? Are there any significant features that the new CAMON 19 Pro offers?

In this post, we’ll outline the distinctions and likenesses between these two smartphones. While at the bottom of this post, there will be the verdict segment that will guide you on which is the overall best. So make sure to read to the end.

SpecificationsTecno CAMON 19 Pro 4GTecno CAMON 18 Premier
Display6.78-inch, 120Hz6.7-inch, 120Hz
Storage256GB256 GB
Back Camera64 + 50 + 2MP64 + 8 + 12MP
Front Camera32MP32MP
ChipsetHelio G96Helio G96
SoftwareAndroid 12Android 12
4,750mAh (33W)

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Display and Durability

Starting with the display, the Tecno CAMON 18 Premier brings a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED touchscreen with a 120Hz refresh rate. While the Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G has a similar screen size with a 120Hz refresh rate but the display quality is IPS LCD. This means for those who love consuming media via their mobile, the Tecno CAMON 18 Premier with Super AMOLED is brighter and more colourful.

Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G

In terms of durability, none of these smartphones is water-resistant.  Additionally, none has Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This means if they should fall from a high position, the screen could effortlessly get smashed. To prevent that, you should use a protective case on both phones.


Tecno has so much improved when it comes to the camera aspect, and that’s why under good lighting conditions both can take excellent pictures. The Tecno CAMON 18 Premier has a 64MP main camera, 8MP portrait lens and 12MP ultrawide lens with gimbal stabilisation. While the Tecno Camon 19 Pro brings 64MP OIS main camera (RGBW improved sensor), alongside a 50MP portrait lens and a 2MP third lens. One thing the CAMON 19 Pro has that further enhances its quality is the Laser AF. It is an advantage for low-light photography.

When it comes to the front camera, both devices have a 32MP selfie camera. But it’s disappointing to know that none of these CAMON phones can record video in 4k resolution.

Performance | 5G | Configuration

The Performance on both phones is the same. Both are powered by the MediaTek helio G96 chipset. A 4G chipset Paired with 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. And you can expand the storage via a microSD card.

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In terms of software, both phones are a generation apart. The CAMON 18 Premier boots Android 11 out of the box with an anticipated upgrade to Android 12 in view. While the CAMON 19 Pro 4G will run Android 12 with an upgrade to Android 13 in view. Tecno has promised one year of a software upgrade.

Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G: Battery

The CAMON 19 Pro has a bigger battery capacity of 5,000 mAh which is slightly bigger than the 4,750 mAh capacity on the CAMON 18 Premier. The charging speed is also decent across both phones.

Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G: Price

Do you know what makes the CAMON 18 Premier a good deal right now? Is the arrival of the CAMON 19 Pro 4G which is more expensive because the CAMON 18 Premier is now enjoying some discounts presently.

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Tecno CAMON 18 Premier vs Tecno CAMON 19 Pro 4G: Verdict

If you own the CAMON 18 Premier, should you upgrade to CAMON 19 Pro 4G? Well, we’ll advise you to keep your CAMON 18 Premier, skip the CAMON 19 Pro and maybe wait till CAMON 20 Pro. If we should score these two smartphones by percentage. We’ll score the Tecno CAMON 18 Premier (50%) while the Tecno Camon 19 Pro 4G gets (50%).






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