Tecno is one of the most important brands of affordable phones in India and this year came up with several series of phones. Among the most interesting devices released by the company during this period, there are Tecno Pova 3 and Tecno Camon 19. Even though they are positioned in the same price range and are both affordable phones, they belong to two different series, each with its pro and cons. The presence of two phones from different series in the same price range often confuses people, especially those who do not know the brand well and those who are not able to deeply examine the specifications of a phone. If you are one of these confused people, you are in the right place. This is a comparison between the specifications of the Tecno Camon 19 and the Tecno Pova 3 which will clear your ideas.
Tecno Camon 19 vs Tecno Pova 3
|Tecno Camon 19||Tecno Pova 3|
|DIMENSIONS||166.6 x 74.4 x 8.3 mm||173.1 x 78.5 x 9.4 mm|
|DISPLAY||6.8 inches, 1080 x 2460p (Full HD+), IPS LCD||6.9 inches, 1080 x 2460p (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio G85, octa-core 2 GHz||Mediatek Helio G88, octa-core 2 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 12, HiOS||Android 11, HiOS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 64 + 2 MP + QVGA, f/1.7 + f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 50 + 2 + 2 MP,|
8 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 18W||7000 mAh, fast charging 25W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, reverse charging|
Both these phones come with distinctive designs, but the Tecno Camon 19 is definitely the most attractive. Its rear side reminds me of a labyrinth with its very creative texture. Further, it has two round camera modules reminding of the latest Huawei and Honor flagship phones. Further, it has a high screen to body ratio with narrow bezels and a punch hole placed centrally on the display. On the other hand, the Tecno Pova 3 is very elegant because its rear cameras are placed directly on the back cover, without dedicated camera modules. This phone is reminiscent of the beautiful TCL 20 Pro, but it does not have a curved screen. A killer feature of this device is the presence of an RGB notification light stripe on the back, but only in the Electric Blue color option. Which of these phones has your favorite design?
Do you need the most advanced display? First of all, we have to tell you that if you really need an amazing image quality, then maybe these phones are not the perfect choice for you. They come with IPS LCD displays and the panels delivering the most advanced image quality are the AMOLED panels. If you do not mind having a less impressive LCD panel but you still want the best display here, then you should opt for the Tecno Pova 3. With a diagonal of 6.9 inches, it has one of the biggest displays in the whole smartphone market. It is able to show images with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2460 pixels. Further, it provides a smooth experience thanks to a 90 Hz refresh rate. The Tecno Camon 19 has a 6.8-inch display with the same Full HD+ resolution, but it lacks the 90 Hz refresh rate and it offers a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. The Tecno Pova 3 also comes with stereo speakers. Both these phones are equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Specs & Software
The Tecno Pova 3 provides a slight performance boost if compared to the Tecno Camon 19, thanks to a better chipset. We are talking about the octa-core Helio G88 SoC by Mediatek built at 12 nm and running at a max frequency of 2 GHz. The chip is paired with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage (there is a configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of native storage as well). The Camon 19 has the same memory configuration (4/128 GB instead of 4/64 GB for the base variant) but with an inferior Helio G85 processor by Mediatek built at 12 nm and running at a max frequency of 2 GHz. Not particularly inferior, but it is inferior. However, there is another important difference between these two phones: Tecno Camon 19 ships with Android 12 out of the box, while the Pova 3 is still based on Android 11.
The most advanced camera department is provided by the Tecno Camon 19. It has a better 64 MP main camera on the rear side and, even though it is not a camera phone, it wins this camera comparison. Even the selfie camera is better with its 16 MP resolution. Alongside the main camera, you get a 2 MP depth sensor, a third QVGA sensor, and a Quad-LED flash. The Tecno Pova 3 has a 50 MP main camera, two other useless sensors, and an 8 MP front camera for selfies.
One of the biggest advantages of the Tecno Pova 3 is its outstanding battery life. This phone is equipped with a huge 7000 mAh battery, one of the biggest batteries you can find on a device released in 2022. It supports 25W fast charging and even reverse charging which lets you use the phone as a power bank to charge other devices.
The starting price of the Tecno Pova 3 is Rs. 11,999 (it roughly translates into $153), while the Tecno Camon 19 is yet to hit the shelves. There is not a clear winner of this comparison but mostly depends on your needs: if you want a better camera and Android 12 out of the box go for the Camon 19, otherwise, the Pova 3 gives you a bigger battery, better chipset, and higher refresh rate.
Tecno Camon 19 vs Tecno Pova 3: PRO and CONS
Tecno Camon 19
- Original design
- Better rear camera
- Superior selfie camera
- Android 12 out of the box
- Smaller battery
Tecno Pova 3
- Better chipset
- Faster charging
- Bigger battery
- Higher refresh rate
- LED stripe
- Android 11 out of the box