Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Camon 17: Starting with the prices, Tecno Pova 2 is $167. While the Tecno Camon 17 price is $180. The Pova 2 is more affordable and has the bigger battery capacity of 7000mAh. Which you can’t kill in one day. It is Practically almost impossible! Making it a suitable device for gaming and long movie watching.
Tecno Camon 17 key Specs
• 6.6″ HD+ IPS LCD display
• 90Hz refresh rate
• 4 GB RAM
• 128 GB storage
• 48 + 2MP + AI rear cameras
• 16 MP selfie
• MediaTek helio G85
• Android 11
• 5000mAh battery (18W)
Tecno Pova 2 Key Specs
• 6.9″ FHD+ IPS LCD display
• 4/6 GB RAM
• 64/128 GB storage
• 48 + 2MP + 2MP + 2MP rear cameras
• 8 MP selfie
• MediaTek helio G85
• Android 11
• 7000mAh battery (18W)
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Display & Design
The Tecno Pova has a center punch hole selfie camera (8MP). The display is 6.9″ with IPS LCD touchscreen and FHD+ resolution. While the Tecno Camon 17 has a 6.6″ -inch IPS LCD display with HD+ resolution.
Here, the Tecno Pova 2 screen is crisper and bigger but lacks a higher refresh rate. It is suitable for multi-windows usage and the 1080p screen resolution is a good way to crown it up.
Security | Fingerprint
The fingerprint sensor of Camon 17 is rear-mounted. While that of the Tecno Pova 2 is side-mounted and it is faster with accuracy.
Camera wise, both smartphones have 48MP rear primary shooter. However, the Camon 17 traditionally takes crisper images than the Pova 2. Also, the Camon 17 has 16MP selfie camera which is more detail than the 8MP upfront of the Pova 2.
Thus, the Camon 17 has a better camera here.
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Chipset/Processor | Gaming | 4G
Both smartphones have similar performance. The MediaTek helio G85 powers these two smartphones. It is a midrange gaming chipset that can handle the most decent high intensive graphics.
So for gaming, both are good to go. But because of certain factors like battery size, the Tecno Pova 2 seems more likely to be the favourite here.
Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Camon 17: Software
Tecno Pova 2 and Tecno Camon 17 run Android 11 out of the box. However, only the Camon 17 would get Android 12 upgrade by August.
The battery life of the Tecno Pova 2 is the largest on any Tecno mobile device. And in the industry, only a handful of device has upto 7000mAh battery capacity.
Tecno Pova 2 is a monster battery smartphone that can’t be killed in a day or two. The Pova 2’s battery last longer than the Camon 17’s 5000mAh.
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Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Camon 17: Conclusion
The Tecno Pova 2 is a battery monster device that is dominantly made for gaming. The main highlight of the smartphone includes: long lasting battery life, big display, improved gaming chipset etc.
While, the Tecno Camon 17 is set out for its 90Hz refresh rate, expected software upgrade to Android 12 and crisper camera system.
If I’m to score the value of these two smartphones by percentage, I’d score the Tecno Pova 2 (50%). While Tecno Camon 17 gets (50%). If you want gaming, go for the Tecno Pova 2. But if you want camera and software, go for the Camon 17.