TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes for example 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing. A superior smartphone completely optimized for work and leisure, 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 reveal strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Promotion, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes images even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encircle audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is rapidly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where cellphones are bought by end users depending on key features like music, camera 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.
Brand loyalists are now able to appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading mobile maker as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the back of the smart phone.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same moment 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 high performer
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a buy for any user.
With stylish, classy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese maker assures users the advantage of a high performance device at a reasonable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in a intricate packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s convention of wowing in the start to start with.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thus alleviating a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The interior of the packaging is however streamlined and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton contains the apparatus, a protective cover, a travel adaptor, a pair of earphones, an USB 2.0 charging cable, a SIM key, and two SIM card adaptors.
The adaptors allow for an user to insert either a micro SIM or nano SIM determined by which size they’ve prior to purchasing the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the apparatus that is slick, guarding in the event of a fall against dents and scrapes.
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 a nice experience. The handset has dimensions of 151 X 75.8 X 6.8 mm and weighs 172 grammes.
The screen has triple-layered Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to keep scratches away.
At the top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, and a quite small ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled when on calls.
This really is because of the size which at times forces an user when on a call to adjust the handset.
The bottom of the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and house button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes another three to allow more viewing area.
The top border of the phone made of plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist design.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole which will be potentially an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left border of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two SIM cards that are micro.
The opposite edge has the electricity/lock button, the volume toggle and the memory card tray.
At the bottom edge of the smartphone is the charging interface which doubles up as the connector into a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging interface is the mic which may trap lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right beneath that is a fingerprint detector which can be one of the newer features supplied by the manufacturer. Unlike challenger brands that allow just one finger to lock programs, the phone and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save around five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
At the very bottom of the rear is a wide Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser abilities, produces rich sound 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 smooth running operating system is assisted by a 1.5GHz octa-core central processing unit, a Cortex A53 CPU, the MediaTek MT6753 chipset, and a Mali-T760 MP4 GPU all which make using the device an encounter 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 notable standby and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a good deal for users looking to get an affordable device with flagship features. There’s barely little to bemoan when it comes to attributes and functionality as the the apparatus is a proven performer functioning efficiently to equal other high end brands.
The downside to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the mobile solves this. The casing also shields the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor to preserve its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a good purchase with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of features on the device.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno launched the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting features that I ‘m sure will capture the attention of technology lovers and many Android.
In case you are looking to have a phone that spells reasonable price, simple functionality and class , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
The 5.5-inch FHD screen offers more real estate for your content, making the experience of watching movies, playing games and browsing the net better.
It, nevertheless, keeps the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a viewing experience that is strong.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to allow you to shoot selfies that is very clean anyplace.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm dimensions, Tecno Phantom 5 is super slim and comes with a metallic finish.
It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) on a 64 Bit 1.5 GHz octa-core central processing unit (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It has an inbuilt storage of 32 GB and permits up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees smooth operation of the smart phone.
The smartphone enables you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds and has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital environment output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and dual 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 versions in an international start
Finally, the cellular giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by technology faithful that its flagship of the year wills be dropping, come September in an international launch.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its variant TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated on-line technology blogs for a while now but this has mostly been treated as notional. Yet, it has turned out that these speculations are not so notional after all. There will be an official release of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
However, what advise this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments last year on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally right.
So, in what regions did last Phantom fail to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ feedbacks seriously and routes them into its R&D, so, the normal spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 substance 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 anticlimax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is constructed.
This widely reported flaw in the predecessor Phantom has been worked out 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 had also earlier noticed that its champagne golden hue disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are just , not wow that is amazing
Even though 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras that were breathtaking were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range shots that were more sensational were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A monstrous 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 eventually, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the central processing unit evaluation quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, TECNO wanted a sweet finish;a dusted and done occasion to its next Phantom. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be started with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one of the first flagships in the market with such huge specs.