Tecno Camon 30 Pro review

GSMArena Team, 01 June 2024.

Display

The Camon 30 Pro has a mainstream OLED with an extended 1080p resolution, 8-bit color depth and 144Hz refresh rate. It's a more basic panel compared to the Camon 30 Premier's 1264p LTPO OLED. Still, the screen bezels here are nicely thin all around and you get excellent max brightness level.

Tecno Camon 30 Pro review

Tecno doesn't quote a brightness specs for the display. We completed our display measurements and the numbers are solid. The Camon 30 Pro screen offers 534 nits of maximum brightness in manual control and up to 998 nits in Auto Brightness (Sunlight Boost) which quite a bit higher than the Camon 30 Premier.

The minimum brightness at point white is 2.2 nits.

Max display brightness test

White test pattern, 75% fill (nits)

  • Manual mode
  • Auto mode
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
664
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Tecno Camon 30 Premier Tecno Camon 30 Premier
579
6.77" LTPO AMOLED 1264 x 2780 px
Tecno Camon 30 Pro Tecno Camon 30 Pro
534
6.8" AMOLED 1080 x 2436 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
530
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
vivo V30 vivo V30
528
6.78" AMOLED 1260 x 2800 px
Moto G84 Moto G84
502
6.5" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
486
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Tecno Camon 19 Pro Tecno Camon 19 Pro
479
6.8" IPS LCD 1080 x 2460 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
446
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
441
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro Redmi Note 13 Pro
1331
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ Redmi Note 13 Pro+
1283
6.67" AMOLED 1220 x 2712 px
vivo V30 vivo V30
1253
6.78" AMOLED 1260 x 2800 px
Galaxy A35 Galaxy A35
1024
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1010
6.6" Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340 px
Tecno Camon 30 Pro Tecno Camon 30 Pro
998
6.8" AMOLED 1080 x 2436 px
Moto G84 Moto G84
996
6.5" P-OLED 1080 x 2400 px
Nothing Phone (2a) Nothing Phone (2a)
981
6.7" AMOLED 1080 x 2412 px
Tecno Camon 30 Premier Tecno Camon 30 Premier
696
6.77" LTPO AMOLED 1264 x 2780 px
Tecno Camon 19 Pro Tecno Camon 19 Pro
479
6.8" IPS LCD 1080 x 2460 px

Refresh rate

The HiOS offers four refresh rate modes - 60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz and Auto-switch. The names of these modes are self-explanatory, so we explored the automatic mode further.

Tecno Camon 30 Pro review

Auto, 144Hz and 120Hz modes behave the same in terms of refresh rate variability; it's just that the 120Hz option caps the maximum refresh rate at 120Hz. When the screen is showing a static image, the refresh rate immediately drops down to 60Hz. Most videos are also played at 60Hz, excluding those with unusual frame rate - says 48fps or 50fps - which use the maximum refresh allowed by the operating system.

HFR gaming is supported and if the game, or benchmark, allows it, and the chipset can handle it, you will enjoy a super smooth picture.

HDR and streaming

The OS supports Widevine L1 DRM, allowing you to stream high-quality videos on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. HDR is not supported, officially, but the screen is recognized as HDR10-capable by YouTube and some information-gathering apps. Netflix does not allow HDR streaming, though.

Battery life

The Tecno Camon 30 Pro is powered by a 5,000mAh battery. It achieved an Active Use Score of 14:29h, which is a solid performance, similar to the Camon 30 Premier's but with longer gaming and web times.

The Camon 30 Pro offers slightly longer battery life than most of its peers, which is great.

Charging speed

The Camon 30 Pro, just like the Camon 30 Premier, offers 70W fast charging, and its retail bundle contains the proprietary power adapter and USB cable for this to work. Tecno is advertising a full charge in 50 minutes. Naturally, we've put that to the test.

Tecno Camon 30 Pro review

In our testing, the bundled charger refilled 41% of the dead battery in 15 minutes, while we captured 72% of battery charge at the 30min mark.

A full charge took 49 minutes, which matches what Tecno advertises.

Charging speed

  • in 15 min
  • in 30 min
  • Time to full charge (from 0%)
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
67%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
49%
5100 mAh 67W
Tecno Camon 30 Premier Tecno Camon 30 Premier
45%
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
Tecno Camon 30 Pro Tecno Camon 30 Pro
41%
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
vivo V30 vivo V30
39%
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Moto G84 Moto G84
30%
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
29%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Tecno Camon 20 Premier Tecno Camon 20 Premier
26%
5000 mAh 45W Tecno fast chargign
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
100%
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
83%
5100 mAh 67W
Tecno Camon 30 Premier Tecno Camon 30 Premier
77%
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
vivo V30 vivo V30
74%
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Tecno Camon 30 Pro Tecno Camon 30 Pro
72%
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
55%
5000 mAh 25W PD
Moto G84 Moto G84
54%
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Tecno Camon 19 Pro Tecno Camon 19 Pro
47%
5000 mAh 33W
Tecno Camon 20 Premier Tecno Camon 20 Premier
47%
5000 mAh 45W Tecno fast chargign
Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro+ 5G
0:25h
5000 mAh 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G Redmi Note 13 Pro 5G
0:42h
5100 mAh 67W
vivo V30 vivo V30
0:42h
5000 mAh 80W FlashCharge
Tecno Camon 30 Premier Tecno Camon 30 Premier
0:44h
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
Tecno Camon 30 Pro Tecno Camon 30 Pro
0:49h
5000 mAh 70W Ultra Charge
Galaxy A55 Galaxy A55
1:03h
5000 mAh 25W PD
Tecno Camon 20 Premier Tecno Camon 20 Premier
1:14h
5000 mAh 45W Tecno fast chargign
Moto G84 Moto G84
1:15h
5000 mAh 33W TurboPower
Tecno Camon 19 Pro Tecno Camon 19 Pro
1:28h
5000 mAh 33W

Speakers - loudness and quality

The Tecno Camon 30 Pro features your typical hybrid stereo speaker setup, with the earpiece acting as a speaker with the help of a top-facing secondary outlet. Naturally, the bottom-firing speaker is louder and offers a bit richer output.

Tecno Camon 30 Pro review

The stereo speakers on the Camon 30 Pro scored a Very Good mark on our loudness test. The audio quality is average, though. The high frequencies are well-presented, but the bass is minor, and the vocals are just okay.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

Reader comments

Looks nice device, did anyone know it will comes to Europe uk?

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Jun 2024
  • Nue

I'm currently using the phone, and I think it's great.

it's a snap 8 gen 1 at best in performance, but still a good midranger.