Tecno Camon 16 Premier vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro: Specs & Price

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Having to choose between Tecno Camon 16 Premier vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is a difficult decision for some Nigerians. Yes, some, not all.

tecno camon 16 premier vs xiaomi redmi note 9 pro

If you have ever used a xiaomi phone, of any line / series, from entry level to flagship, i doubt you will consider it a difficult decision choosing between the above mid-range phones.

Choosing either of them won’t end up a regret, but if you’ll like to choose which of them will be best for you, then you should consider reading this content until the end.

In this content, I’ll be providing info about every important aspect of the phone, and I’m sure with the information I provide, you’ll get to understand “why you may” and “why you may not” consider each of the two phones.

Tecno Camon 16 Premier vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

 Tecno Camon 16 PremierXiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Computing hardwareMediaTek MT6785 Helio G90T [Octa-core processor; 2.00 – 2.05 GHz; 12 nm process]

2 x 2.05 GHz Cortex A76 cores & 6 x 2.00 GHz Cortex A55 cores

Mali G76 MC4 GPU

8 GB RAM
Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G [Octa-core processor; 1.80 – 2.30 GHz; 8 nm process]

2 x 2.30 GHz Kryo 465 Gold cores & 6 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 465 Silver cores

Adreno 618 GPU

6 GB RAM
DisplayIn-place switching [IPS] capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]

6.90 inches [Approximately 88.7-percent screen-to-body ratio]

1,080 x 2,460 pixels [~ 374 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
In-place switching [IPS] capacitive touchscreen [Over 16M colours support]

6.67 inches [Approximately 84.5-percent screen-to-body ratio]

1,080 x 2,400 pixels [~ 395 ppi density]; 20:9 aspect ratio
Operating systemAndroid 10 OSAndroid 10 OS
Storage128 GB internal storage space [UFS 2.1]

Storage expansion support
64 / 128 GB internal storage space [UFS 2.1]

Storage expansion support
Camera64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP sensor rear cameras

4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS

HDR and panorama

LED flash   48 MP + 8 MP front camera

1080p@30fps

HDR and panorama
64 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP sensor rear cameras

4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS

HDR and panorama

LED flash   16 MP front camera

1080p@30/120fps

HDR and panorama
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4,500 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 5,020 mAh battery
Network support2G, 3G, and 4G support2G, 3G, and 4G support
PriceN120,400N105,100

Prices of Redmi Note 9 Pro & Camon 16 Premier

The price of Xiaomi redmi note 9 pro is N105,000 Naira for 6GB/64GB and 112,000 Naira for 6GB/128GB and Tecno Camon 16 Premier which will cost you N120,000 Naira.

If you’re someone who is strongly concerned with spending as little as possible, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro is hands-down what you should consider.

However, before you quickly jump at the RN9P, I’ll ask you to consider reading till the end of this content before making a decision.

Computing Hardware

The camon is powered by the MediaTek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset. This chipset is one of MediaTek’s nice chipset and with the time I was able to spend with the C16P, the G90T proved itself to be as cool as people claim it to be.

The processor featured by the G90T is, of course, an octa-core processor, and it is made up of Cortex A55 cores and Cortex A76 cores. It’s two Cortex A76 cores are rated at 2.05 GHz, while its six Cortex A55 cores are rated at 2.00 GHz.

As regards the graphics processing of the Camon 16 Premier, the Mali G76 MC4 is what’s responsible.

The camon 16 premier is packed with the same processing power as the infinix zero 8 which is good for gaming.

At first, I was skeptical about the performance of this GPU, but after running some graphics-intensive tasks on the camon 16 premier, all doubts I had about the GPU disappeared.

While the MediaTek MT6785 Helio G90T is what powers the camon 16, the Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G is what powers the redmi note 9 pro.

The Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G is a chipset featuring an octa-core processor made up of Kryo 465 Silver cores and Kryo 465 Gold cores.

The chipset has two Kryo 465 Gold cores and six Kryo 465 Silver cores. The Kryo 465 Gold cores of the chipset are rated at 2.30 GHz, while the Kryo 465 Silver cores of the chipset are rated at 1.80 GHz.

The graphics processor responsible for the graphics processing of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the Adreno 618 GPU.

The Adreno 618 GPU is clearly not the most impressive Adreno GPU, but if you’ve ever played with a phone powered by this GPU, you’ll have no problem believing this GPU is also great at what it does.

In short, if you want to select a phone majorly based on the chipset it features, the Note 9 Pro is what I’ll ask you to consider, as its Qualcomm chipset is more impressive than the MediaTek chipset of the Camon 16 Premier.

However, while the RN9P comes with the better chipset, the phone may not be the best choice for some people.

At times, RAM matters just as much as the chipset, and unfortunately, the Redmi Note 9 Pro comes with only 6 GB of RAM.

In other words, if 6 GB of RAM won’t be okay for you, then maybe you have to drop the Xiaomi for the Tecno.

Display

The C16P and the RN9P both come with IPS displays, but while the display of the camon measures 6.90 inches, the display of the redmi measures 6.67 inches.

The displays of the two devices also have different resolutions. And while the C16P’s display has a pixel density of about 374 PPI, the pixel density of the RN9P’s display is about 395 PPI.

In short, there isn’t much difference between the two phones’ displays, but the Xiaomi’s display is of course the more impressive one.

And if I’m to compare the displays of the two phones to those of other similar products we have out there, I can’t consider Tecno or Xiaomi to have disappointed.

Also, even though Samsung phone’s falling in this category usually come with AMOLED displays, I still can’t consider the two phones as disappointments, as Samsung is also a maker of displays, so Samsung can afford to lavish its mid-range phones with AMOLED displays.

Storage

All builds of the Tecno C16P come with 128 GB of storage. And of course, this is a good thing.

A storage of this capacity should be more than enough for most users of this phone. But as for the Xiaomi RN9P, some of its builds come with 64 GB of storage while some of its builds come with 128 GB of storage.

There are a good number of people who can manage 64 GB of storage, but if you’re not one of these people, you may have to consider the 128 GB build.

But since the 64 GB build is what we’re concerned about in this content, it’s safe to say Tecno takes the upper hand in this aspect.

And yes, the two phones come with UFS 2.1 storage devices. UFS 2.1 storage device is the type of storage we expect from phones of their kind, so the two manufacturers can not be considered to have disappointed in this aspect as well.

Camera

In the aspect of camera, Xiaomi takes the upper hand. But before discussing the cameras of the Xiaomi, let’s first look at the cameras of the Tecno device.

Camon 16P features four cameras on its rear side. The main rear camera of the phone a quite impressive 64 MP lens.

The lens has some interesting enhancements, and with the few pictures I was able to take with it, I can say you shouldn’t be disappointed.

Second lens on the rear side is an 8 MP lens, and this lens assists with ultrawideness of pictures.

The third and the fourth rear cameras are both 2 MP cameras, and they assist with macro pictures and the depth of pictures taken.

As for the front of the phone, there features a 48 MP lens and an 8 MP lens. With the help of these two lenses, I was able to take some selfies that are so cool that I made one of the selfies my new Facebook profile picture.

But while the main rear camera of the Xiaomi phone is also a 64 MP lens, there is a significant difference between it and that of the Tecno Camon 16P.

The 64 MP lens of the Redmi Note 9 Pro is the Samsung Bright S5KGW1 lens. This lens is also what’s featured in some phones like — Samsung Galaxy M31, Galaxy A71, Realme X3 Superzoom, Lenovo Legion, Black Shark 3s and Oppo Reno 3 Pro.

In other words, if you’ve seen a picture taken by the rear camera of any of the listed phones, expect the picture quality of the Xiaomi RN9P to be as impressive as them.

Also, the front camera of the Xiaomi phone is more impressive, even though the Camon 16 comes with two front cameras, one of which even has a much higher resolution.

But believe me, the resolution of a lens doesn’t always matter. There are many 12 MP lens which will defeat the 48 MP lens of the Camon 16P, so forget about the front lens of the Camon 16P having a much higher resolution.

In short, when it comes to the aspect of camera, the Xiaomi phone wins with ease.

Network Support

The two phones lack 5G network support, but I don’t feel this should be any problem as 5G won’t become a serious thing until after 2 or 3 years.

However, when it comes to 4G support, the two devices have great 4G support, I was able to test the two phone with the 4G networks of all major mobile network operators in the country and I had zero problems with them.

Final Words

Based on the details I’ve provided, I bet most people will feel Xiaomi is what they should go for.

But while I agree about Xiaomi having more to offer, wait a minute; one thing you should also be aware of is that if your Xiaomi phone gets damaged for any reason, repairing it can be very difficult and more expensive, compared to the C16P.

So if you’re the type who has a history of damaging their phone, you should probably consider the Camon 16P, as Tecno is more serious about its Nigerian market, so repairing the Camon 16P will be much easier and less expensive.

However, Xiaomi uses very strong hardware that it hardly get damage except you are really careless with it.

So, tell me, was this article helpful in finally deciding between Tecno Camon 16 Premier vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and which one of them you decided to go for.

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