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Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier: Which is better

Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier: The Tecno Pova 5G is more price friendly and has a faster performance of these two. It is the first Tecno phone with 5G network. However, when it comes to camera, the Tecno Camon 18 Premier has some juice to offer. This comparison post will guide you to make a better purchasing decision.

Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier

SpecificationsTecno Pova 5GCamon 18 Premier
Display6.9-inch, 120Hz6.7-inch, 120Hz
Back Camera50 + 2 + 2MP64 + 8 + 12MP
Front Camera16MP32MP
ChipsetDimensity 900 5GHelio G96
SoftwareAndroid 11Android 11
Battery6,000mAh (18W)5,000mAh (33W)

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In terms of display, Tecno Pova 5G has a 6.9-inch FHD+ IPS LCD touchscreen with 120 Hz refresh rate support. The display is smooth and big for movie watching and playing of games.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier on the other hand, has a 6.7-inch FHD+ super AMOLED touchscreen with 120Hz refresh rate enabled. The Camon 18 Premier display may be smaller but has a better viewing quality to the eyes. Thanks to the super AMOLED panel.


The Tecno Pova 5G packs triple rear camera system. A 50MP main cam alongside 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor. While upfront is 16MP selfie camera. Tecno Pova 5G can only record video in 1080p resolution. When compared to Camon 18 Premier, the Pova 5G camera is behind.

Tecno Camon 18 Premier is better when it comes to camera quality. It is more versatile and sophisticated as well. It has 64MP main cam, supported by 12MP gimbal stabilization ultrawide lens, and an 8MP 5x periscopic telephoto camera. Upfront the selfie is 32MP. The rear camera can shoot video in 2K resolution.

Performance | Storage | RAM | 5G

Tecno Pova 5G is faster in every sense than the Tecno Camon 18 Premier. When it comes to GPU, the Tecno Pova 5G is also better in performance. The Pova 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900 chipset which is 5G supported. Paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.

While Tecno Camon 18 Premier is only 4G supported. It is powered by MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Overall, if you are looking for a faster and better performing Tecno device, the best one to get at the moment is Tecno Pova 5G.

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These two smartphones boot HiOS 8 based on Android 11 software out of the box. You can expand the storage via a micro SD card. There’s also 3.5mm headphone jack available.


Tecno Pova 5G is a battery beast device with 6,000 mAh capacity and 18W fast charge enabled. While Tecno Camon 18 Premier has 5,000 mAh battery capacity with 33W fast charge support. Also they both feature side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier: Price

In terms of price, the Tecno Pova 5G will cost you 147,000 naira, while Camon 18 Premier will cost you 180,000 naira. So the Tecno Pova 5G is cheaper in price.

Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier

Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier: Verdict

What do you want in a smartphone? Speed (performance) or camera? It depends on you. However, if you want top notch performance (speed) the Tecno Pova 5G is better. But if you want a camera device, then the Camon 18 Premier is better.

So if I’m to score both smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Tecno Pova 5G (53%) while the Tecno Camon 18 Premier gets (47%).

Buy Tecno Pova 5G and Tecno Camon 18 Premier
Tecno Pova 5GCamon 18 Premier
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3 responses to “Tecno Pova 5G vs Tecno Camon 18 Premier: Which is better”

  1. Kayode Avatar

    Both phones are superb, performance wise.

  2. Chris Avatar

    Both great devices, but unless your are a camera freak, the Pova 5G will be your choice cos 5G is the future.

  3. Brighteyes Avatar

    They’re both amazing phones, but the 5g connectivity on the Pova is really an edge.

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