TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G vs. TECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G: A Clash of Titans!

You’ll get the value of your money from these TECNO mid-rangers of 2023. But one caters to imaging and the other to those who demand all-day power.

Quick Specs

Before we go on, let’s check the key specs. You’ll see below the similarities and differences between TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G and POVA 5 Pro 5G.

SpecificationsTECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5GTECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G
Display6.67 inches AMOLED6.78 inches IPS LCD
Display resolution1080 x 24001080 x 2460
Refresh rate120Hz120Hz
CPUMediatek Dimensity 8050Mediatek Dimensity 6080
GPUMali-G77Mali-G57
RAM8GB8GB
Battery5000mAh5000mAh

Display

A phone’s display is key in viewing experience and in these two TECNO smartphones, CAMON 20 Pro 5G sports an AMOLED screen and that’s power efficient than the IPS LCD on POVA 5 Pro 5G.

However, IPS LCD is the better choice for games, especially AFKing, because AMOLED is prone to screen burn when turned on for long periods at high brightness. But AMOLED remains the premium choice for display screens today.

Both TECNO phones also have the same 120Hz refresh rate and 1080p resolution. Visually, blacks will definitely be better on CAMON 20 Pro 5G, thanks to AMOLED.

Design

TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G and POVA 5 Pro 5G have interesting design choices. The CAMON phone has this “luxury” leather-like appearance and feel. The POVA phone, on the other hand, has the mecha-style for gamers at heart. So, what do you want? A luxurious aura or a gamer’s vibe?

Another factor here is the screen design. CAMON 20 Pro 5G has a thinner bezel than POVA 5 Pro 5G, with screen-to-body ratio of 87%. The latter has an 84.7% ratio with thicker bezels, particularly the chin.

Performance

Mediatek Dimensity 8050 eclipses Dimensity 6080 in general, which isn’t a surprise. TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G is a camera phone and TECNO POVA 5 Pro is a gaming phone.

AnTuTu shows that Dimensity 8050 scored 605,882, beating the 413,805 of Dimensity 6080. Naturally, the graphics card is much better on the CAMON phone with Mali-G77, slamming the Mali-G57 on the POVA phone.

The camera-centric handset gets the better end in performance since it needs more processing power for quality images and videos.

Thermal

Here, TECNO POVA 5 Pro shines with its dedicated cooling system. Wait, CAMON 20 Pro 5G has one too, right?

Image credit: TECNO

But the CAMON handset only has a smaller heat chamber of 5,515 mm2, while the POVA phone is flexing its 12,979 mm2 dual heat chambers to cool itself more efficiently.

Image credit: TECNO

POVA 5 Pro 5G also cools better because its graphics card isn’t as powerful as the one in CAMON 20 Pro 5G. This is palpable when you play games on your device. The greater the GPU is, the better the phone can run apps/games at the cost of extra heat and/or power consumption.

Camera

TECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G won the thermal challenge but TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G won this one by a landslide. Below is the straightforward look of their cameras.

Camera SpecsTECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5GTECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G
Rear cameras64 MP main2 MP macro2 MP depth50 MP main0.08 depth
FlashRing LED flashDual LED flash
VideoUp to 4KUp to 2K
Front camera32 MP16 MP
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
VideoUp to 1080pUp to 1080p

TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G’s camera can do much more because of its triple-rear camera setup. It will capture more details than the rear cameras of TECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G.

Plus, the CAMON phone will likely capture even lighting from its ring LED flash and dual LED flash at the front. Not to mention the optical image stabilization that’s absent on the mecha-like phone.

Battery

The two TECNO phones have the same battery capacity of 5000mAh. However, POVA 5 Pro 5G charges faster with 68w charging speed, compared to the 33w fast charging on CAMON 20 Pro 5G.

That’s not all. The POVA phone lets you play like you’re on a console with its Bypass Charge feature. Plug the phone and enable it on Game Space so the device will get its power directly from the source, instead of draining the battery. 

Image credit: TECNO

You can use this feature to crank up the phone’s performance with the Rise Mode on, without adding extra heat.

Takeaway

TECNO CAMON 20 Pro 5G is the better smartphone overall. The perks are well-balanced across all functions. But this is more recommended for those who love taking portraits and selfies every day.

TECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G is the better choice for specific conditions. It’s equipped to serve those conditions that the other phone, or many more, cannot. It can be powered directly on a wall socket so you can play all-day: advisable for gamers.

You can find the TECNO CAMON 20 Pro online with a regular price of around ₱11,000. TECNO POVA 5 Pro 5G, meanwhile, has a regular price of about ₱10,000.

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