Tecno Camon 30 Premier Vs Poco F5

Tecno Camon 30 Premier Vs Poco F5

Hello and welcome to the clash of two upper midrange heavyweights. This is the Tecno Camon 30 Premier Vs Poco F5.

The Tecno Camon 30 Premier is the best device of the Camon 30 series which was released in Q2 of 2024. The Camon series were originally camera-centric phones with a focus on camera performance. However in a bid to leave the tag of budget phone behind, the manufacturer have massively improved on the performance of these phones.

The Poco F5 on the other hand is the vanilla device of the Poco F5 series. It is a successor to Poco F4. Poco phones are built for performance at the expense of everything else. What this means is that the manufacturer puts a lotta emphasis on performance (and battery) before bothering with cameras and the rest. The Poco F5 was released in Q2 of 2023.

Both the Camon 30 Premier and the Poco F5 are high end upper midrange phones. Some authorities in the field would even go as far as to tag them “Premium Midrange” to separate them from other upper Midrange devices. Which one is the better device?

Tecno Camon 30 Premier Vs Poco F5 specs

SpecsCamon 30 PremierPoco F5 
Body210g, aluminum frame, silicon polymer back, IP54180g, plastic frame, plastic back, IP53
SoCMediaTek Dimensity 8200Qualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2
Storage512GB (UFS 3.1)256GB (UFS 3.1)
SoftwareAndroid 14, HiOS 14Android 13, MIUI 14 (up to Android 14 and HyperOS)
Display6.77″ QHD LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, Gorilla glass 56.67″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz, Gorilla Glass 5
Camera (rear)
  • 50MP main
  • 50MP Ultrawide
  • 50MP Telephoto
  • 50MP main
  • 8MP Ultrawide
  • 2MP depth
Selfie50MP, 4K@30fps16MP, 1080p@30fps
Battery5000mAh, 70W fast charge5000mAh, 67W fast charge
AudioStereo speakersStereo speakers, 3.5mm jack
Comms2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, WiFi 6, USB-C (2.0)2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G, Bluetooth 5.3, WiFi 6, USB-C (2.0)
Sensorsunder-display fingerprint sensor, Acc., light and proximity sensorsside mounted fingerprint sensor, Acc., light and proximity sensors


The very easy win here goes to the Camon 30 Premier. It is built with an Aluminum frame and a silicon polymer back. The Poco F5 on the other hand is made with a plastic frame and has a plastic back.

The aluminum frame makes the Camon 30 Premier to weigh a hefty 210g which is 30g more than the Poco F5. This could be a deal breaker for some people. Not for me tho. Both phones have IP53/54 dust and water protection.


This one is also another easy win for the Camon 30 Premier. It has a QHD (2780×1264p) LTPO AMOLED. The Poco F5 on the other hand has a FHD (2400×1080p) AMOLED. Both phones support a 120Hz Refresh Rate and Gorilla Glass 5.


This is where the Poco F5 snatches back some respect. It has the superior performance here as it sports a Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 which floors the Dimensity 8200 on the Canon 30 Premier.

If you’re interested in a more detailed article on the Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 vs Dimensity 8200 then feel free to check this article which I penned for All Round Review.


Both devices currently run on Android 14. The Camon 30 Premier ships with Android 14 and HiOS 14, whilst the Poco F5 ships with Android 13 and MIUI 14. But, you can easily upgrade to Android 14 and HyperOS.

Software is usually subjective so I’ll leave it at that. Personally I prefer HyperOS over HiOS but I’ll not foister my choices on anyone else. I leave this one as a draw for you to decide.


Surprisingly, the Poco F5 has the better main camera here and has the better processor for image and video processing.

For a phone that is supposed to be photocentric, Tecno dropped the ball on this one. But that’s where it stops. The Camon 30 Premier has a superior 50MP Ultrawide angle camera and a 50MP Telephoto camera. It also has a superior 50MP selfie camera as well

Both phones can shoot 4K video at 30 and 60fps with their main rear camera. In addition, the Camon 30 Premier can also shoot 4K video with the main selfie as well whilst the Poco F5 is stuck at 1080p.

Overall the win should go to the Camon 30 Premier but only just because it is well armed in this department. Beyond the main camera, I hardly use the other auxiliary cameras. What is my business with selfie? But I agree that other people use these other cameras and it is a big deal. I respect that.


Both phones sport 5000mAh batteries with very comparable fast charge speeds. The Poco F5 charges at 67W (0-100% in 46mins) whilst the Camon 30 Premier charges at 70W (0-100% in 45mins).

However the Dimensity 8200 is a notorious battery drinker which heats up quickly and throttles under heavy workloads. So keep that in mind. The Poco F5 wins this one but only just because it has the cooler SoC which should prioritize its battery life.


Both phones support 4G and 5G, Bluetooth 5.3 and WiFi 6. The Camon 30 Premier has an under display fingerprint sensor whilst the Poco F5 uses a side mounted Fingerprint sensor. They also both support USB C (2.0), NFC and surprise surprise, Infrared ports.

Step aside Xiaomi, Tecno has joined the IR blaster game. It’s nice to see that they have been taking notes. I remember when their marketers used to deflect by stating that remote controls on a smartphone is no big deal. I should visit Nairaland to see if their tune has changed. This one is also a draw.


Unfortunately, I’m yet to see the official prices of the Camon 30 Premier but reports reaching me suggests that it is going to be just over 500k for the 12/512GB variant. The Poco F5 is around 450k. All prices are in Nigerian Naira.


To round up:

  • Body: Camon 30 Premier
  • Display: Canon 30 Premier
  • Performance: Poco F5
  • Software: Tie
  • Cameras: Camon 30 Premier
  • Battery: Poco F5
  • Connectivity: Tie
  • Pricing: Poco F5

Both phones will do just about everything at a very high level and you wouldn’t go wrong with either.

However, if you’re looking for camera performance, especially for selfies, the Camon 30 Premier is the device that you should be looking for. On the other hand, if you’re looking for excellent performance, especially for gaming as well as a decent battery life, then the Poco F5 is your best bet.

With that I’ll bring this article to a close. What do you think about both devices and which one would you prefer? If you have any two devices that you’ll like us to cover, please don’t hesitate to let me know. Cheers.

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