Tecno Camon 11S review: the trend and the price does not bite

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Not so long ago, triple cameras could be found only in top-end smartphones, and budget models at best cost an auxiliary module for bokeh. Tecno Camon 11S changes this rule: an inexpensive novelty has received a triple lens with a wide-angle matrix. Other specifications also look good on paper. Should I pay attention to the gadget from Tecno?

Tecno Camon 11S

Familiar Gradient Design

The developers did not experiment with the appearance, making the Tecno Camon 11S similar to most popular smartphones in 2019. The back is a glossy panel with a gradient pattern, and the front is an elongated frameless display with a “drop” for the front camera.

The design of the novelty does not give out a budget device in it at all. The main difference from more expensive devices is the plastic cover, although visually and tactile the material is similar to glass. The case is quickly covered with scratches, so it is better to immediately put on the included case.

Tecno Camon 11S

The smartphone can not be called compact. He got a display with a diagonal of 6.2 inches and a case with a width of almost 76 mm. It will not work with one hand, although such a gadget fits in your trouser pocket.

Display Asahi Glass

HD + screen resolution (1520×720), image density of 271 ppi on the verge of comfortable. Of course, if you look closely, you can see pixels on thin fonts, but in general there is nothing to complain about. The 2.5D display with symmetrical angles is characterized by high brightness and correct color reproduction. There are no unnatural oversaturated colors, the eyes from the screen do not hurt, there is a “blue filter” mode. There is an oleophobic coating: fingerprints are erased quickly and without a trace. A neat cutout in the display resembles the usual “drop”. It does not bother to watch photos or videos stretched to full screen.

Tecno Camon 11S

Triple AI Camera

For an affordable gadget in the Tecno Camon 11S, it’s indecent a lot of cameras on the rear panel – just three. The first 16-megapixel module with an aperture of f / 1.8 is responsible for normal shooting, the second 2 megapixel module for blurring the background, and the third 8-megapixel module for wide-angle frames. Each of the three adequately copes with its tasks. A 180 lx Quad LED flash with a lighting distance of 1 m helps them. The bokeh effect is obtained almost without marriage – it is just suitable for portraits on the social network. By the way, this mode is supported by both cameras: both front and main.

Tecno Camon 11S

Shirik cannot boast of outstanding shooting quality in difficult conditions, but with a sufficient amount of light, the photos are successful. The very fact of the presence of this module is encouraging – it will help to make a good shot from an unusual angle. Previously, wide-angle lenses were placed only on devices of the middle and high price segment, but now such a sensor can be found on the gadget for less than 10,000 rubles.

Example of shooting on the main camera. The building lacks contrast
With switching to a wide-angle camera, the quality has not changed much, the additional module removes no worse than the main
Another example of a photo on the main camera. It is worth noting the low detailing of small objects
The same frame on a wide. The detail is also low, otherwise there are no comments
Indoor shooting at the main module
Shot on a wide-angle module. It is noticeable that in more difficult conditions the color rendition differs from that which the main camera produces
Night frame. Low detail and a lot of digital noise
Another example of night shooting
A shot taken in portrait mode. There are minor flaws, but in general, background blurring is correct

The smartphone records video in 1080p format with a frequency of 30 fps. So it turned out Boeing 777-300ER when landing at Sheremetyevo.

16MP AI Self-Camera

The front camera of 16 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.0 and a viewing angle of 77 °, as well as the main one, is endowed with artificial intelligence. 4-in-1 technology and a large pixel (2 microns) help to make rich shots even under adverse shooting conditions. A higher level of brightness is also achieved due to the powerful flash of the screen.

For lovers of selfie, there is a special “enhancer” – the “beauty” mode. This 3D technology is able to correct facial contours, eliminate bags under the eyes and visible skin irregularities. For perfectionists, there is a built-in photo editor and various elements of augmented reality: masks, stickers, etc.

Tecno Camon 11S

Smooth gait

The Tecno Camon 11S is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22. The device does not pull heavy games. Of course, you should not count on records in benchmarks, but its capabilities are enough for everyday use. All interface animations work without jerking or slowing down, and applications open quickly. Built-in memory 32 GB, of which the first time the user accesses approximately 25 GB. If this is not enough, you can put a memory card up to 128 GB.

To unlock the smartphone provides a fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock. AI-recognition of the owner by the face during the day works without complaints, and in the dark it is better to use a fingerprint sensor – the front camera does not recognize the owner at night. By the way, the 3D-sensor migrated from Tecno models for the Indian market, it is able to recognize even very dirty hands.

Tecno Camon 11S

Custom HiOS Shell

The device uses its own HiOS shell based on Android 9.0. The developers have noticeably changed the face of the “green robot”, adding animations, bright icons and useful features. So, in the settings you can change the location of the navigation keys or remove them altogether, leaving only gesture control. I am glad that there is practically no unnecessary software. Preinstalled Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook. There are also several useful utilities, including a freezer for freezing applications and Phone Master for deleting unnecessary files, setting energy saving and much more.

Autonomy Above Average

The 3500 mAh battery, energy-efficient processor and low screen resolution helped to achieve decent autonomy. When playing video in the “Flight” mode at an average display brightness, the smartphone lasted almost 13 hours. An hour of playing PUBG with Wi-Fi on takes up 15% of the charge. The gadget works all day under intense load with a margin of about 30%. And if you do not load it once again with social networks and watching a video, then it will last two days. There is an application “Battery Laboratory”, which gives the user full access to the energy consumption settings.

Tecno Camon 11S


6.2“, IPS, 1560×720, 271 ppi
CPU MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761, 2.0 GHz
GPU PowerVR GE8320
3 GB
32 GB
3500 mAh
main – 13 + 8 + 2 megapixels, front – 16 megapixels
VoLTE for any SIM (Dual VoLTE), face unlock

Test results

54 851
3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme
up to 13 hours of video playback
up to 6 hours of playing PUBG
Tecno Camon 11S


Tecno Camon 11S can be called one of the most interesting gadgets in its price category. Yes, there is not enough NFC module and gaming performance, this is worth considering when buying. But there are many pluses: a triple camera with a width, a bright frameless display, 32 GB of internal memory, good autonomy and a beautiful design. Also included are headphones, a protective film and a silicone case.

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