The TECNO Camon 15 Premiere, also known as the Camon 15 Pro in India is the 2020 release that makes TECNO have their first pop up camera smartphone.
This is coming at a time where we’re facing a global pandemic and there isn’t a physical launch with the press, however, there was an Online launch with Wizkid who
Wait, Infinix has Davido and TECNO has Wizkid, do you see where I’m going with this?
we’re going to be unboxing the Camon 15 and I’ll be doing a quick review on it.
As always guys, I’ll have my timestamps in the description if you want to get to any section of this video for quick information.
First things first, the Camon 15 Premiere’box is quite the premium looking one with embossed Designs & all the features, 64MP ultra quad camera, ultra night lens, 32mp pop
up selfie camera and 6.6inch display and also the usual TECNO warranty.
In India and some parts where this device was announced earlier, this would read Camon 15 Pro instead of premiere but that out of the way let’s dive in.
Inside the box, there’s another embossed smaller box, inside that is where we get that soft-touch case with a design that matches the device and we also have
The next thing we have is the sim ejector tool just when you open this box.
In the retail package; you should have a warranty card & user manual or set up guide but this is a review unit.
Underneath that box is where we get the Camon 15 Premier with all those features we mentioned earlier on the front sticker, there’s also an indication that this is
We’ll keep the device to the side first and taking the separator to get to the accessories, we’ve got a standard charger, micro USB cord, and not USB C
again, which is a bit of a letdown, and of course the headphones.
Taking the wrap off Camon 15 Premier, we get that 6.6inch display panel, no mention of whether it’s an AMOLED panel but this has a lot of the characteristics,
however, the similar counterpart the Camon 15 Pro would inform us of this being an IPS LCD.
Taking the wrap off the back of the device, we see the camera array and this has a design where it leads to the main pop up camera.
Then beside it, we’ve got the fingerprint reader.
Underneath that is the design by TECNO Camon and then TECNO BRANDING.
The back of this device has a very nice striped pattern which is somewhat reminiscent of the Phantom 9 and similar camera array as the Camon 12 Pro.
Although I’ll be missing the colored button from the Camon 12 Pro, the Camon 15 Premier uses just a silver-colored look all around.
I somewhat wish it had a colored power button.
That aside though, we’ve got a 9.1mm thick device on here and of course, the camera section protrudes.
The back of this device looks really attractive.
I like how it flows in colors from white to a soft pink & in terms of color options, we’ll have to wait for fir the full ammnoimcemet.
As far as ports and I/O, the right side does house the power button and volume rockers and it shines all-through.
The left side has the slot for your dual micro SIM card and expandable storage.
The top has the 32 MP pop up camera and one thing you’ll notice is the curvature of the top.
It has a ridge that makes the device look like a speed bump from that angle.
The bottom, as we‘ve previously mentioned has the dated USB port, speaker grille, microphone, and headphone jack.
It took 1 minute and 14 seconds to get into the device and when we’re inside, it’s HiOS 6.0.1 based on Android 10.
From quick observations, the device, even though it has the highest screen to body ratio on a TECNO device to date, it still has quite a huge chin which
As far as technicalities, when it comes to the display of the Camon 15 Premiere.
We have quite a standard high-resolution display at 1080 by 2340.
It’s a 6.6-inch full view IPS LCD and a PPI of 394 Streaming YouTube, even a 4k video would still peak at 1080p of course and it
The fact that there’s no notch or punch hole camera adds to the immersiveness of the Camon 15 display.
As far as day to day use of this device, I’d say you won’t have any complaints about it really, it doesn’t look unusable outdoors which is a good
TECNO’s HiOS skin still retains a lot of its core with not much change here and if you’re coming from a more recent TECNO device it does seem pretty
familiar asides the fact that we have an Android 10 device with the relevant upgrades it comes with and you do get dark mode on the Camon 15 Premier, appropriately
It does work in a few supported mostly native apps.
Like calls and messages, even the Playstore and YouTube Storage size on the Camon 15 Premier is 128GB and RAM size is 6GB, big enough for multitasking.
If you do take a lot of videos, you may eventually run out of storage may be in over a year and Google One is a good option.
Processor-wise, TECNO gives you Octacore speed with 2 “4 core clusters” and they give an average speed of 2.01 GHz.
This is based on MediaTek’s P35 12nm chip.
When you’re playing games, you do get access to game mode features.
Which lets you screenshot or screen record and of course get access to many beneficial features while gaming or to avoid distraction.
When I tried gaming on this device, PUBG Mobile has the graphics set to the lowest or rather a Standard setting but at medium graphics rate.
Gameplay with PUBG was smooth but the graphics could have been better.
After 30 minutes of gaming, playing PUBG, Alto’s Odyssey which is more of a 2F game & call of duty mobile which also was a default low in terms
And speaking of battery, we’ve got a 4,000 mAh battery on this guy, charging speed will be normal 2-3 hours like older TECNO Devices since we’ve got a
We’ve got Bluetooth 5.0 and of course OTG for plugging storage devices or accessing other devices.
Understandably, the Camon 15 does have face unlock, and even as the camera takes over a second to pop out, it still works.
Other options for unlocking your device apart from pin pattern and password and face unlock of course is the fingerprint reader, which isn’t on the screen like the Camon 12
Pro last year but rather a physical one on the back.
Now to the cameras, in front, you’ve got a 32MP front-facing camera in that motorized pop-up action.
Like much modern pop up cams, you also have drop detection where your camera goes back in if it detects a fall.
The back, however, from top to bottom.
We have a QVGA camera for low light help, quad flash, ultra-wide camera, the main 64MP sensor, or 48 if it’s the Pro version and not Premier, then
As far as the front camera, you get to choose the effects that show on the camera, by default, it does have a variety of effects, however in the
settings under the display, you can choose to display all of them as it is by default, choose any of the 5 effects, or just turn it off.
To get to the 64MP mode on the back camera, it’s just in the main setting and you toggle 64MP but TECNO WANTS you to have stable hands when taking shots.
Front-facing selfies are quite okay on here and sharp and beauty mode does what beauty mode does where it makes it look like you’ve applied to make up.
Portrait mode also looked a bit okay and did a decent job at blurring the background even as it may seem somewhat unnatural.
The 5MP ultra-wide camera does try to fit in the field of view into the shot but it’s up to par in terms of quality with the main
camera in 1x, then 2x shots still retain quite some level of detail while the maximum zoom level you can get is 8x.
First off the size difference is a little over 3 times larger.
3.5MB compared to 10.8MB and the difference is quite clear when you zoom in.
The details in the 64MP shots are really clear and this is Sony’s sensor at play, helping TECNO.
Overall colors were produced quite well and a little cinematic.
At night or in the dark, the selfies are just okay if there is a bit of light.
When you engage the flash, the show does make your face stand out but a bit more exposed.
Super night mode in selfies may not be the way to go since it just smoothens off your face.
The same thing applies when you use the back camera, I didn’t see the need to use the Super night mode personally because it smoothens things out a
Although it’s brighter, I kind of prefer the noise in my Photos.
As far as video quality, you’re only limited to recording 1080, 720 and 480, same with the front camera at a frame rate of 30 or 30 fps.
The back camera’s video quality is also okay but it doesn’t have stabilization.
Well, a) Wizkid is winning, b) Wizkid has this device in his hands right now which, now that I think of it, is pretty interesting because he has been
tweeting from Android compared to his previous iPhone Tweets.
c) dear TECNO, we should have gotten a USB C on this device as it’s 2020 and faster charging and transfer cable would make the new smartphones
d) Subscribing to my channel and hitting the bell icon to turn on notifications is so easy to do, it’s free and with that, you’ll be the first to
E) make sure you check out the description for all the pricing and updated information on this device, it’s launching today and there are some things I didn’t include so
Also, guys, the 5 Xiaomi AirDots giveaway for the next 5 weeks is still on, so check out the description for that.
Do you think TECNO made improvements in this iteration of the Camon line up?
Share all your thoughts and questions in the comments below & I’ll be hanging out there replying to everyone.