There’s no doubt that the premier mid-range smartphones the CAMON 18 Premier and CAMON 17 Pro smartphones are quite captivating in their own rights, even though one comes with the Premier tag and the other the Pro-tag. To the tech-heads or potential buyers who would like to differentiate or make a firm decision about which device to buy among these two, then this article is for you.
Let’s kick things off with the specifications of these two smartphones and then move to other amazing categories.
|Device||CAMON 18 Premier||CAMON 17 Pro|
|OS (Operating System)||HiOS 8.0 based on Android™ 11||HiOS 7.6 based on Android™ 11|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio G96 Processor||MediaTek Helio G95 Processor|
|DISPLAY||6.7” FHD+ Dot-in|
120Hz Screen Refresh Rate
|6.8″ FHD+ Dot-in|
90Hz Screen Refresh Rate
|CAMERA||64MP Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash||64MP Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash|
|32MP Front Camera with Dual Flash||48MP Front Camera with Dual Flash|
|MEMORY||256GB ROM + 8GB RAM||256GB ROM + 8GB RAM|
|CONNECTIVITY||Bluetooth, GPS, WIFI, FM, OTG, NFC||Bluetooth, GPS, WIFI, FM, OTG|
33W Flash Charge
USB Type C
25W Flash Charge
USB Type C
|OTHER FEATURES||Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Mono-Speaker, 3.5mm Jack, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor||Side Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Stereo Speakers, 3.5mm Jack, G-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Gyro Sensor|
|PRICE||GH₵ 2,060.00||GH₵ 1,625.00|
Both CAMON 18 Premier and CAMON 17 Pro look pretty similar but there are major differences. At the front, they both have thinner bezels with a screen size of 6.7 inches for the CAMON 18 Premier and 6.8 inches for CAMON 17 Pro. Also, they both have a punch-hole camera, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, that doubles as a power button, and a well-built polycarbonate frame flattened around the edges on CAMON 18 Premier but curved around the edges on CAMON 17 Pro.
At the back, the CAMON 18 Premier has an aesthetically designed AGC silk glass back that houses a triple camera setup with a rounded quad-camera while CAMON 17 Pro has a quad-camera setup with a rectangular quad flash housed in a polycarbonate glossy finish. Both devices are forgiving when it comes to smudges.
Both of these phones have very compelling displays. The CAMON 18 Premier has a 6.7 inches AMOLED display, with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and an impressive touch sampling rate of 240Hz. This would definitely come in handy when gaming. While the CAMON 17 Pro has a 6.7 inches IPS display with a 90Hz screen refresh rate and a 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Both devices have excellent displays with bright and vivid colors, easy to see under the sun, fluid transition, and animations but the CAMON 18 Premier has the needed advantage over the CAMON 17 Pro.
Software and Performance
When it comes to software, the CAMON 18 Premier is powered by the latest chipset from MediaTek, the Helio G96 chipset with HiOS 8.0 based on Android 11 whiles CAMON 17 Pro comes with MediaTek’s Helio G95 chipset with HiOS 7.6 based on Android 11. It’s no secret, both devices would be upgraded to Android 12 soon!
In terms of performance, both phones live up to the hype with outstanding features from HiOS. They both are amazingly fast and fluid. With 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of ROM, there’s no room for lag; keeping you immersed in the exciting world of entertainment.
The CAMON Series is known for its outstanding camera prowess and this time around, it’s no different, both smartphones live up to expectations but due to software and lens differences, the resulting output for these two devices may differ with a significant upgrade in performance to the CAMON 18 Premier.
The CAMON 18 Premier took a different turn, with a triple camera setup, consisting of a 64-megapixel lens with a quad flash. It is also accompanied by a 12MP stabilized gimbal camera with a widened frame, and an 8MP periscope telephoto lens, which is able to travel as far as the moon in photography whiles its predecessor, the CAMON 17 Pro, comes with a 64MP quad rear camera with a quad flash, consisting an 8MP wide-angle lens, 2MP bokeh and 2MP monochrome lens for those perfect black and white shots.
In good lighting, both phones shoot good and vivid images. Interestingly, both smartphones have device-specific features such as Super Moon and 60X Hybrid Zoom for CAMON 18 Premier, whiles CAMON 17 Pro has a Monochrome Mode. But they all have various fun photo enhancing features for photography enthusiasts including the Night Portrait Video, Film Master, Portrait Video Bokeh, AR Shot, Super Night, AI Portrait, Time Lapse, Slow Motion, AI Beautification among many others.
For selfies, there is a 32MP front-facing punch hole camera with an adjustable dual flash for CAMON 18 Premier and 48 MP for CAMON 17 Pro. They both take those clear and vivid pictures we all love.
With an enormous battery capacity on both devices, (4,750mAh on CAMON 18 Premier and 5000mAh on CAMON 17 Pro) you are sure of an all-day battery life. Additionally, you are not left waiting for your phone to charge; with 33W Flash Charge for CAMON 18 Premier and 25W Flash Charge for CAMON 17 Pro, you can juice up your device in less than an hour.
The recommended retail price for CAMON 18 Premier is GH₵ 2060 and GH₵ 1625 for CAMON 17 Pro. Of course, there is a big difference between prices and that simply has to do with major improvements in terms of hardware and software when it comes to CAMON 18 Premier.