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The Tecno Camon 12 Air is a budget-friendly phone, but not just with basic functions. Coming with tri camera setup and higher internal specs given the range it sits at.

Pros & Cons


  • Great specs for price

  • Long-lasting battery


The brand Tecno

Tecno belongs to the same family as Infinix, both of these brands cater to a demographic that requires budget-friendly smartphones. Tecno was started in 2006 and has a presence in over 60 countries. The brand also has a marketing partnership with the Manchester City Football Club.

Among the many affordable options, one can find the Camon 12 Air.

Tecno Camon 12 Air basics

Launched on the 14th of October in 2019, the phone has a 6.55-inch display with a resolution of 720x1600p and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Running Android 9 Pie, with the HiOS 5.5 layered onto it. The smartphone is powered by the Helio P22 processor, an Octa-Core with a clocking speed of 2GHz. The internal storage is at 64GB which can be expanded with a microSD card up to 256GB and to manage all this the phone comes with 4GB of RAM. Measuring 164.29 x 76.30 x 8.15mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 172.00gms. The phone was launched in Stellar Purple and Bay Blue colours. 


Given the price range, it is impressive that the Tecno Camon 12 Air has a tri camera setup on the rear. The primary lens is a 16MP f/1.8, a secondary 2MP and a third 5MP lens. With an 8MP f/2.0 camera for selfies.

Connectivity, sensors and battery

The connectivity options on the Camon 12 Air include WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and 4G. Being a dual-sim phone, the 4G option is active on both SIM cards. The sensors include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/magnetometer and a fingerprint sensor. Also included is the face unlock option. With a powerful 4000mAh battery that would easily see you through the day.

The Tecno Camon 12 Air is a feature-packed phone, especially for the price range it is available at. Sitting in the lower end of the range.


OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
SIM Dual Sim, Dual Standby (Nano-SIM)
CPU 2.0 Ghz Octa Core
Chipset MediaTek Helio P22
Display Technology IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch
Display Size 6.55 Inches
Display Resolution 720 x 1520 Pixels (~257 PPI)
Storage 64GB Built-in
Card microSD Card, (supports up to 128GB) (dedicated slot)
Main Camera Triple Camera
Camera Features Geo-tagging, Face detection, Panorama, HDR, Video ([email protected])
Front Camera 8 MP
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0 with A2DP, LE
GPS Yes + A-GPS support
Radio FM Radio
USB microUSB v2.0
Data GPRS, Edge, 3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps)
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Face Unlock, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Proximity
Audio 3.5mm Audio Jack
Battery 4000 mAh Li-Ion
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