Today is another beautiful day for a mid-range smartphone comparison and this time, we have the OPPO F17 Pro (A93) vs TECNO Camon 16 Pro match-up on our hands. Stick with us as we explore all both smartphones have to offer on this journey.
Our comparison sees us pit two 2020 mid-range smartphones against each other in the F17 Pro and the Camon 16 Pro. Both smartphones launched after the onset of the pandemic, with a time period of one month between both releases.
The F17 Pro (a rebrand of the A93, which we reviewed in this article) launched in September while its rival, the Camon 16 Pro, launched later in October.
We will be taking a better look at the features and specifications both sides bring to the party, with our first pit stop showing us the specifications on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.
OPPO F17 Pro (A93) vs TECNO Camon 16 Pro Comparison Table
Here, we catch a first glimpse of what both smartphones have to offer us.
|OPPO F17 Pro (A93)||TECNO Camon 16 Pro|
|2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|6.43 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display||6.80 inches, 1640 × 720 pixels, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display|
|Android 10 with Color OS v7.2||Android 10 + HiOS 6.0|
|Octa-core MediaTek Helio P95, 2.2GHz||Octa-core MediaTek MT6769 Helio G70, 2.05GHz|
|16MP + 2MP dual selfie cameras||16MP + AI dual selfie cameras|
|48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash||64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash|
|128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB||128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB|
|8GB RAM||6GB RAM|
|4,000mAh battery with 30W fast charge||5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charge|
OPPO F17 Pro (A93) vs TECNO Camon 16 Pro: Where The F17 Pro Holds The Advantage
The F17 Pro brings a display with a better screen resolution (despite its smaller size) than its rival, meaning that users can enjoy images and videos with greater detail on this device.
Under the hood, it has a chipset with faster processing speeds than the Camon 16 Pro’s SoC, clocking at 2.2GHz. It also the Android 10 version with Color OS 7.2 on top.
The F17 Pro brings a faster charging battery to the table, boasting a 30W fast charge rate. It also offers more RAM than its rival, making it a solid option for users who multitask rather often on their smartphones.
In the camera department, it shares the same camera outlay (with similar specs) as the Camon 16 Pro and also brings the same onboard storage with it.
OPPO F17 Pro (A93) vs TECNO Camon 16 Pro: Where The Camon 16 Pro Holds The Advantage
The Camon 16 Pro brings a bigger battery to this battle, with a 5,000mAh battery pack keeping this smartphone powered. It also boasts a larger display (with a lower screen resolution) which makes it a worthy option for users who will prefer more screen space.
In the camera department, it shares a similar camera outlay as the F17 Pro, although it has better-looking numbers than its rival. These “numbers” do not necessarily mean it’ll provide a better camera experience than the F17 Pro.
The Camon 16 Pro has the same onboard storage as the F17 Pro, but offers more external memory than its rival, with 512GB of storage available for users who want more in terms of memory.
OPPO F17 Pro (A93) vs TECNO Camon 16 Pro: Which Of These Devices Should You Opt For?
Both devices support 4G technology, offer really solid chipsets, post good-looking numbers in terms of camera specs and provide decent batteries to carry these impressive specs.
But at the end of it all, which of these 2020 mid-range smartphones should you procure?
The F17 Pro has a number of perks such as its higher RAM and faster processing chipset, however, it is more expensive than the Camon 16 Pro, with its price tag a likely sticky point for certain prospects.
The Camon 16 Pro, on the other hand, brings a bigger battery to the fray with a larger display and more onboard storage. It is also far cheaper than its mid-range rival and is an ideal option for buyers who are not looking to spend more than ₦90,000 on a smartphone.
This head-to-head has brought us face-to-face with all the pros and cons of both smartphones, and at the end of it all, the F17 Pro wins this match-up. Its superior RAM, coupled with its faster chipset (both attributes ensure a smoother phone operation) see it best the Camon 16 Pro.
Although it is more expensive than the Camon 16 Pro, it is a reasonable offer for buyers who want a mid-range smartphone that can handle a lot of multitasking.
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