Tecno recently launched Camon 19 Neo. At its price, Camon 19 Neo comes with a rich set of specifications. With an octa-core processor and a triple rear camera system, the smartphone performs well and ticks most of the boxes on the checklist. Let’s find out more about Tecno Camon 19 Neo, how it performs, how good the camera is and whether or not to buy the smartphone.
In the box, customers get multiple things, unlike other smartphones in this segment. First of all, Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes with a high quality TPU case. On top of that, customers also get an 18W fast charger in the box, along with a USB-C to USB-C cable. It is also important to note that the Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes with a pre-installed screen protector. All these accessories add value and it is good to see a company supplying them with a smartphone at a high price.
Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes with a 6.8-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 395 pixels per inch; However, it does not support higher rates. Moreover, the screen can achieve a peak brightness of 500nits, which makes it suitable indoors and outdoors on bright days, but not under direct sunlight. However, the screen produces vibrant colors, is sharp enough and has decent viewing angles.
The Tecno Camon 19 Neo’s display features slim bezels on all sides and a hole-punch in the middle that features the front camera. Additional features related to the screen include automatic brightness, which sometimes lags but gets the job done. Aside from the screen, the overall design of the device feels solid; The button on the right panel provides good feedback.
Under the hood, the Tecno Camon 19 Neo features a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which was launched in 2020 and is based on a 12nm architecture. Furthermore, Camon 19 Neo comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which is a good configuration for its price. Additionally, users can boost the RAM with Memory Fusion technology which provides 5GB of additional virtual RAM. Basic tasks like streaming content, watching YouTube, browsing social media platforms and clicking photos now and then don’t seem to cause a problem for the smartphone at all.
When it comes to RAM management, Camon 19 handles many applications very well. However, the Mali G52 MC2 chipset is not the best for this budget, especially for gaming. Users can play games like Call of Duty and Subway Surfers among others but not at high settings, something that can also be seen in models sold by other manufacturers in this segment. However, Tecno does not market the Camon 19 as a gaming smartphone.
Although the processor has two Cortext A75 performance cores clocked at 2GHz and six Cortext A55 performance cores clocked at 1.8GHz, it has aged quite a bit since its launch. For reference, Camon 19 Neo scored about 365 points on the single core and about 1270 points on the Geekbench multi-core test.
HiOS v8.6 custom user interface is based on Android 12. On the home screen, users have to swipe from the top right to open all the quick controls including vertical brightness and media volume slides. Users get everything they want, including Wi-Fi settings, a Bluetooth toggle, a button to turn on the flashlight, and other required settings. A swipe in from the upper left corner opens the Notification Center. Furthermore, a swipe up opens the app drawer which lists all the apps in alphabetical order.
Tecno says the Camon 19 Neo comes with a 48MP triple rear camera setup. When divided, the smartphone has a 48MP primary sensor, a 2MP depth sensor, and a QVGA sensor. On the front, the Camon 19 Ne has a 32MP selfie camera with LED flash. Now, readers should not confuse the smartphone with the Tecno Camon 19 which comes with a 64MP triple camera setup with RGBW sensor.
Overall, Tecno Camon 19 Neo takes decent photos with decent contrast and strong colours. As seen below, the image on the left was taken with the Tecno Pova 3, which the company released in June. However, the image on the right, which was clicked by Tecno Camon 19 Neo, looks much more attractive. Furthermore, Camon 19 Neo balances the light and retains detail in the dark areas as well. The camera app also has a Super Night mode which works well in low light conditions.
Not only the rear camera, but the front camera is also capable of balancing the poorly lit and bright areas of the shot, also referred to as HDR. Furthermore, clicking selfies from Camon 19 Neo should not be a problem as the smartphone seems to retain a great deal of detail. The front camera is accompanied by an LED flash and once users enable it, they get an option to control its brightness. However, in some shots, Camon 19 Neo tends to lighten the skin quite a bit.
Now, let’s talk about two interesting features of the Tecno Camon 19 Neo camera. The first is the video bokeh effect, which works well in well-lit environments. Essentially, the smartphone uses artificial intelligence to distinguish between the subject and the environment and adds a layer of bokeh in the background. Second, users can create short clips with video layouts and multiple themes in the Movie section of the Camera app. There are themes such as performance, movement, party, sports and more. With these modes, users can take different snapshots and create a media-ready video that is great for watching.
Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes with a 5000 mAh battery. While the company provides an 18W charger in the box, it takes about an hour and a half to fully charge the device. Once charged, the smartphone lasted a full day of moderate use including watching videos, playing some games, taking calls and clicking photos, with some battery left at the end of the day. The call quality on Tecno Camon 19 Neo is decent. When connected to the smartphone, the other person did not complain about the sound.
Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G, 3G, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, OTG, GPS, and NFC. In addition, Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes with G-sensor, electronic compass, ambient light, distance sensor and side fingerprint sensor. The company’s official website also mentions that the smartphone is IPX2 splash-resistant and has a DTS speaker; However, the audio output from the single speaker at the bottom could have been a little better.
However, users get an audio equalizer to adjust the audio output. Additional features include multi-window mode, memory integration, smart pane that provides quick access to many settings, game mode, tap to wake, lift gestures to answer and more. It is important to note that some other smartphones offer 5G connectivity at the same price.
Tecno Camon 19 Neo comes in a single model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. While writing the review, the smartphone is available on Amazon for Rs. 14,999 (MRP 18,499 Rs.). At this price, Camon 19 Neo offers decent camera performance and battery life. Thus, for those who are looking for a budget smartphone that clicks good photos, Camon 19 Neo is a good choice. The smartphone is available in two colours, Eco Black and Ice Blue.
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