The Tecno market has expanded so rapidly ever since its launch in 2006. It’s observable that Tecno is now of the biggest players in the phone market of Africa.

Tecno phones are mostly known for their strong batteries plus the remarkable cameras that almost bring out every detail in a picture, from the big stuff to the tiny water drops.

Despite the battery and the camera, Tecno phones so far the most affordable smartphones. This means that you can have a phone with your dream features and at a fairly low price.

So today I will be taking you through the best Tecno smartphones of 2019. If you’re out there in a search for a perfect phone, by the end of this guide you’ll have made a decision.

This list was compiled depending on various features which include RAM, Storage capacity, Camera quality, Battery life and of course the CPU power.

Without any further crap, let’s dive into our list of the best Tecno smartphones in 2019.

tecno camon 11 pro

It’s no doubt that we have a camon at the top of our list. The Tecno camon series phones have dominated the Tecno market with Tecno camon 11 pro as the newest release. Tecno released this giant in November 2018 not long after the release of its predecessor, the camon 11.

Tecno started using the “Pro” suffix on the Camon X pro which was an advanced version of Camon X. No wonder we now have the Camon 11 pro, an elder brother to the Camon 11.  

One of the most outstanding features of the Camon 11 pro is the camera, as you can guess, the camon phones have this in common. With the advanced 24MP selfie camera, the phone uses its AI technology to take very clear and beautiful photos.

With 4 in 1 technology and a professional re-mosaic algorithm, the face unlock makes the device very secure. Talking about the camera, the camon 11 features a 16MP+5MP dual-camera at the back that takes vivid and sharp photos even in less light environments.

The camon 11 pro has the best design from Tecno so far, taking on the notch display and also that slim size with 87.5% screen to body screen n.

Tecno Camon 11 pro full features.

Operating System HiOS 4.1 + Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU/processor2.0GHz octa-Core MT6762 Helio P22 CPU (8 processors with 2.0GHz)
Display Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
Screen size6.2 inches
Selfie camera24MP AI with quad LED flash
Back Camera 16 + 5Mp dual Rear Camera with quad-LED flash
RAM6GB
Internal Storage64GB extendable to 256GB with micro SD card
Battery3750mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight155g

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2. Tecno Phantom 8

tecno phantom 8

The flag bearer of the Tecno Phantom series. The Phantom series phones are known for being the most expensive Tecno phones. The high price tags, however, come with the equivalent value.

The Phantom 8 to doesn’t disappoint as far as the specs are concerned. With the back that catches and reflects light in a subtle way, It has got one of the best designs among the Tecno smartphones.

As for the trend, Tecno is pulling off with the dual cameras, the Phantom 8 to has got that dual-camera at the back with a 12MP Sony wide-angle sensor and a 13MP telephoto sensor that collaborate very perfectly together.

The 20MP selfie with a dual-LED flash is perfect producing a selfie with a 2.0μm pixel effect.

Digging into the motherboard, the Phantom 8 has 6GB of RAM, 8 CPU cores (4×2.6 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53), and these make processing seamlessly fast during multitasking.

A Battery of 3500mAh is not too good compared to the 3750mAh of the camon 11 pro but still stands out with a fast-charging process taking 70 minutes for a full charge.

Tecno Phantom 8 full features.

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU/processorOcta-core(4x2.6 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4x1.6 GHz Cortex-A530
Display Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen size5.7 inches
Selfie camera20MP AI with dual LED flash
Back Camera 12 + 13Mp dual Rear Camera
RAM6GB
Internal Storage64GB extendable to 256GB with micro SD card
Battery3500mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight185g

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3. Tecno Camon 11

tecno camon 11

Another giant in the Tecno Camon series. The Tecno Camon 11 is a successor of the Camon X and a predecessor of the Camon 11 pro.

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The Camon 11 has almost the same features with the Camon 11 pro all the way from the design. You’ll, however, notice some key differences and we move on and this comes along with a slightly lesser price, so if you’re on a lower budget but need a similar experience as on that of the pro version, then this is your gadget.

Like the 11 pro, the Camon 11 doesn’t disappoint as far as the camera is concerned. It has a 16MP AI-powered selfie camera with an LED flash to capture every detail. This comes along with a 13+2MP dual rear camera at the back together with a LED flash. About the performance, it got you covered with either 3GB or 4GB RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage which is extendable to 128GB with a micro SD card.

Tecno Camon 11 full features

Operating System HiOS 4.1 + Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU/processorQuad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Display Resolution720 x 1520 pixels
Screen size6.2 inches
Selfie camera16MP AI with quad LED flash
Back Camera 13 + 2Mp dual Rear Camera with quad-LED flash
RAM3GB or 4GB
Internal Storage32GB extendable to 128GB with micro SD card
Battery3750mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight155g

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4. Tecno Camon X Pro

tecno camon X pro

This is my second favorite Tecno Camon just after the Camon 11 pro, released in March of 2018. It has good everything, from body design to the specs in there. With Android 8.1, the Camon X pro utilizes a 24Mp AI-powered selfie camera which comes along with a dual brightness-adjustable flash.

The 16MP camera at the back makes it a perfect substitute for a professional digital camera. If you love the bokeh effect from professional cameras, Camon X pro should be your phone so you won’t need to manually add the blur effect to your photos.

As an advancement from the previous models, the phone introduces the face unlock and thanks to the 24Mp selfie camera, this entirely secure.

It carries 4GB of RAM and 8 CPU cores each of 2GHz which makes it faster even with a number of processes running. The 6-inch screen that stretches to the phone edges makes the phone display perfect.

Tecno Camon X Pro full features.

Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU/processorOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Display Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
Screen size6.0 inches
Selfie camera24MP
Back Camera 16Mp Camera with quad-LED flash
RAM4GB
Internal Storage64GB extendable to 128GB with micro SD card
Battery3750mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight148g

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5. Tecno Camon X

tecno camon X

Another Android 8.1 powered Tecno Camon, a successor of Camon CX and a predecessor to the Camon X pro. The Camon X was released in the same time period as the Camon X pro. This is for the average income earners but still, need the feel of a pro.

With a 20MP selfie bundled with a dual brightness flash, I can conclude that the Camon X is a great selfie phone. The 16MP camera with a LED flash at the back makes it perfect to replace a professional camera.

The 3GB of RAM together with the 8 CPU cores each clocking at 2.0GHz makes processing seamlessly faster during multitasking and gaming.

As for the internal storage, the buyer has got a choice to choose between a 16GB and 32GB, both extendable to 128GB with an external SD card. Powered by a 3750mAh battery, the Camon X can take you through a day without the need for a charger.

Tecno Camon X full features.

Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU/processorOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Display Resolution720 x 1440 pixels
Screen size6.0 inches
Selfie camera20MP
Back Camera 16Mp Camera with quad-LED flash
RAM3GB
Internal Storage16/32GB extendable to 128GB with micro SD card
Battery3750mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight149g

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6. Tecno Camon CX

tecno camon CX

Being the first Tecno phone with a dual flash for the selfie camera, the Camon CX became so famous for the fine selfies it could output. Despite the fact that it was released back in March 2017, the Camon cx still holds a position in the best Tecno phones because of its high-end specifications.

The 16MP selfie camera bundled with a bright dual flash makes no difference between day time and night selfies. At the back is a 16MP camera with a quad-LED flash. With the octa-core CPU, each core clocking at 1.5GHz, and accompanied by the either 2 or 3GB of RAM, multitasking is done seamlessly.

Tecno Camon CX full features.

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU/processorOcta-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Display Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
Screen size5.5 inches
Selfie camera16MP
Back Camera 16Mp Camera with quad-LED flash
RAM2GB
Internal Storage16 extendable to 128GB with micro SD card
Battery3200mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight150g

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7. Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro

tecno pouvoir 2 pro

The Tecno Pouvior series is a new Tecno smartphone series. The series is most popular for its strong battery, and I believe this describes the origin of “Pouvoir” name, a French word meaning “Power”.

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The Tecno Pouvoir 2 pro is the latest Pouvoir smartphone succeeding the Pouvoir 2. With a 5000mAh battery, the company claims that the Pouvoir 2 pro can hold up for 96 hours of continuous use, so obviously, there’s n need for a power bank at work.

Despite the focus on battery, the phone stills ships with a great 13MP camera at both the front and back. The pro upgrades with a 3GB of RAM from 2GB in the previous Pouvoir 2.

Tecno Pouvoir 2 Pro full features.

Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo)
CPU/processorQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
Display Resolution720 x 1440 pixels
Screen size6 inches
Selfie camera13MP
Back Camera 13Mp
RAM3GB
Internal Storage16 extendable to 128GB with micro SD card
Battery3200mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight171g

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8. Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

tecno phantom 6 plus

Tecno Phantom 6 plus is another great Tecno smartphone. Despite being released in 2016, this giant still holds a position in the top Tecno smartphones.

The high-end specifications on this one are just right to compete in 2019. The Deca-core CPU which clocks at 2.0GHz can have any work done without time lags from playing graphic intense games to streaming 4K videos.

With 4GB DDR3 RAM, the phantom 6 plus can have up to 32 apps running in the background without interference. Equipped with 21MP for the back camera, it’s one of the Tecno smartphones with the best back cameras. The back camera can take photos of up to 80MP which makes every detail clear.

Tecno Phantom 6 plus pro full features.

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU/processorDeca-core 2.0 GHz
Display Resolution1920*1080 pixels
Screen size6 inches
Selfie camera8MP
Back Camera 21MP
RAM4GB
Internal Storage64GB extendable to 256GB with micro SD card
Battery4050mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight199.48g

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9. Tecno Camon CM

tecno camon CM

Tecno Camon CM was released in 2018 just after the Camon CX and it becoming the first Tecno smartphone to have an 18:9 full display. The full-screen display comes with 1440*720 pixels of resolution which is a great one especially for streaming 4K videos.

For the high-quality selfies with bokeh effect, there’s a 13MP selfie camera to do exactly that and much more. The back camera is 13MP too but with an extra quad-LED flash to capture photos during the dark like it was sunlight.

There’s a quick fingerprint snap too, so you won’t need to look for the volume buttons to take quick selfies. The 1.3GHz quad-core processor is not the best for playing quite intense games but it can do the other work accompanied by the 2GB of RAM.

Tecno Camon CM full features.

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU/processorQuad-core 1.3 GHz
Display Resolution1440*720 pixels
Screen size5.7 inches
Selfie camera13MP
Back Camera 13Mp
RAM2GB
Internal Storage16 extendable to 64GB with micro SD card
Battery3000mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight150g

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10. Tecno Spark 2

tecno spark 2

The Tecno Spark series is also a new one which started with a Tecno Spark, to the Tecno Spark plus and now the Tecno Spark 2. Similar to the Camon series, the Spark series also concentrated more on the camera quality.

The spark 2 has a great design with a 6-inch full display and high screen-to-body ratio. The photo game is all the way up with a beautification camera. An 8MP selfie camera with a dual flash and 13MP at the back with a ring flash.

Not forgetting about the face unlock, thanks to the 8MP selfie camera. The processing work is done by a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU accompanied by either a 1GB or 2GB RAM chip. There’s no need for frequent charging, thanks to the 3500mAh battery.

Tecno Spark 2 full features.

Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat)
CPU/processorQuad-core 1.3 GHz
Display Resolution1440*720 pixels
Screen size5.7 inches
Selfie camera13MP
Back Camera 13Mp
RAM2GB
Internal Storage16 extendable to 64GB with micro SD card
Battery3000mAh
Data support4G LTE
Weight150g

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Conclusion

It has been a long one but I believe it was worth your time. You probably that one phone for which you can give away your money.

If you think I have left some phone that should be part of the list, feel free to hit me up in the comments. Otherwise I’ll keep on updating this list because Tecno is releasing brand new phones each now and then. Cheers.

Enock Lubowa
A technologist who writes for both the geeks and non-geeks. I am an entrepreneur and Android developer with a Computer Science background. Get in touch with me via my social handles below.