TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics like fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full alloy body casing. A superior smartphone fully optimized for leisure and work, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these figures reflect strong sales in Africa—especially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Marketing, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes pictures even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encompass audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is rapidly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where phones are bought by end users depending on key features like camera, music and Internet . TECNO is positioned strategically to meet the mobile needs of each segment with quality music, camera and Internet phones from our product lines, Mr. Vane added.
As PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the rear of the smart phone brand loyalists can now enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading mobile maker.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is brilliant, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about the same minute the finger makes contact with the rear grove,” said Miss. Hanane Karroumi, Media and PR Manager, TECNO Mobile.
Recommended retail price is about N81,000.00
Tecno Phantom 5 a pocket-friendly performer that is high
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a deal for any user.
With trendy, classy and dependable being some of the adjectives that can result from the unit, the Chinese manufacturer assures users the advantage of a high performance apparatus at a reasonable price.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes in keeping with the maker’s convention of wowing from the onset within an intricate packaging.
More in relation to the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thus relieving a buyer of unneeded shock.
The interior of the packaging is yet minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box contains the device, a protective cover, a travel adaptor, some of earphones, an USB 2.0 charging cable, a SIM key, and two SIM card adaptors.
The adaptors allow for an user to insert nano SIM or a micro SIM determined by which size they have prior to buying the phone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the slick device, safeguarding against scratches and dents in the big event of a fall.
The smartphone itself boasts a 5.5 inch monolith display, with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a 420 pixels per inch count making seeing an enjoyable experience. The handset has dimensions of 151 X 75.8 X 6.8 mm and weighs 172 grammes.
The display has triple-layered Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to keep away scrapes.
At the top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide angle front a proximity sensor, when on calls and a somewhat modest ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled.
The top border of the mobile manufactured from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance nevertheless comes off as a gaping hole that will be possibly an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
This is due to the size which at times forces an user when on a call to correct the handset.
The base of the the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes another three to allow more viewing area.
On the left edge of the device is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the memory card tray, the electricity/lock button and the volume toggle.
At the bottom border of the smartphone is the charging interface which doubles up as the connector to a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging interface is the mike that could trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light place next to it.
Right beneath that is a fingerprint sensor that is among the newer features offered by producer. Unlike adversary brands that allow only one finger to lock programs, the phone and other attributes, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for ease of use.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained that the branding is conspicuous in a not nice way.
At the very base of the rear is a wide Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser capacities, produces sound that is rich during media playback.
Coming to the internal workings, the smartphone runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system that has been touted as among the most responsive in smartphones.
The easy running operating system is helped by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, a Cortex A53 CPU, the MediaTek MT6753 chipset, and a Mali-T760 MP4 GPU all which make using the device an experience full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even RAM-intensive programs such as games on the smartphone.
With regards to storage the smartphone offers a whole 32GB of internal memory and this is expandable to 132GB via a microSD card.
All this is kept running by a 3000 mAh non-changeable battery which offers impressive stand-by and talk time.
The handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with main features. There’s scarcely little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan in terms of functionality and attributes.
The downside to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, the protective casing sold with the cellphone solves this. The casing also shields the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor to keep its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the cellphone is a good buy with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno recently launched the new “animal” in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting features that I am sure will grab the attention of many Android and technology fans.
In case you’re looking to have a cellphone that spells fair price, simple functionality and category , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is indeed a strong apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
The 5.5-inch FHD screen offers more real estate for your content, making the experience of seeing films, playing games and browsing the web better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a strong screening experience is, nevertheless, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to take selfies that is quite clean anytime anyplace.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm dimensions, Tecno Phantom 5 is super skinny and comes with a metallic finish.
It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) on a 64 Bit 1.5 GHz octa-core chip (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It has an inbuilt storage of 32 GB and enables up to 64 GB external storage, which ensures easy operation of the smart phone.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital surround output for anyone who understands the power of music.
The smartphone has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints and enables you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and double micro sim slots that I ‘m certain will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus variations in an international start
Finally, the mobile giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by tech faithful that the Asian multinational will be losing its flagship of the year, come September in an international launch.
Nonetheless, what advise this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which imply the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments last year on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get totally correct.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has dominated online tech sites for a while but this has mostly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations are not so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
So, in what areas did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ feedbacks seriously and channels them into its R&D, thus, the standard spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 material layout didn’t live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The option of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti-climax for both users and reviewers of the brilliantly designed smartphone.
This widely reported flaw in the predecessor Phantom has been solved in the new TECNO Phantom 6 and 6 Plus as the successor Phantom will drop with superior aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I ‘d also before discovered that its champagne gold colour disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are merely , not wow that is amazing
Even though the TECNO Phantom 5 sported breathtaking 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled off shots that were spectacular.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A huge double rear camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
And finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, a sweet finish;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was wanted by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be started with groundbreaking deca-core processor; one of the first mains in the marketplace with such huge specs.