Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes such as fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full metal body casing. A superior smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Global sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these amounts represent strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Marketing, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes images 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 growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where cellphones are bought by end users based on essential characteristics like music, camera and Internet connectivity. TECNO is positioned strategically to meet the mobile needs of each section with quality music, camera and Internet phones from our product lines, Mr. Vane included.
Brand loyalists are now able to enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading cellular telephone maker as TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the rear of the smart phone is unveiled by PHANTOM 5.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly 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 high performer
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a bargain for any user.
With trendy, classy and trusted being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese manufacturer assures users the benefit of a high performance device at a reasonable cost.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in an elaborate packaging in keeping with the producer’s tradition of wowing from your onset, to start with.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, hence alleviating a buyer of unneeded shock.
The interior of the packaging is however minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton includes the apparatus, 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 fit either a micro SIM or nano SIM depending on which size they’ve prior to purchasing the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the sleek apparatus, safeguarding in the big event of a fall against dents and scratches.
The smartphone itself boasts a 5.5 inch monolith screen, with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and a 420 pixels per inch count making viewing a pleasant encounter. The handset has measurements 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 scratches.
On 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, and a fairly little 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 to adjust the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and house button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes the other three to allow more viewing area.
The top edge of the phone manufactured from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole that’s potentially an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left border of the device is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite edge has the volume toggle, the power/lock button 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 could snare lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light place next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint sensor which can be one of the newer features made available from the manufacturer. Unlike challenger brands that enable just one finger to lock the phone, programs and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for easy use.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained the branding is conspicuous in a manner that is not nice.
At the bottom of the back is a wide Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser abilities, creates 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 reactive in smartphones.
The simple running operating system is helped by a 1.5GHz octa-core chip, 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 RAM-intensive applications 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 bargain for users looking to get a reasonable device with main characteristics. There’s scarcely little to bemoan in terms of attributes and functionality as the the device is a proven performer functioning efficiently to rival other high end brands.
The disadvantage to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on impact or chip making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, this is solved by the protective casing sold with the phone. The casing also protects the aluminium back 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 features on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno launched the new “animal” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting features that I am certain will capture the focus of many Android and technology lovers.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a strong apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you’re looking to have a cellphone that spells category, simple functionality and reasonable cost , 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.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a strong screening experience is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to take selfies that is really clean anywhere.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm measurements, 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 processor (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 ensures easy operation of the smart phone.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an incredible digital environment 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 dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery 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 launch
Eventually, the cellular giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by tech faithful that the Asian multinational will be dropping its main of the year, come September in an international launching.
News of its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has reigned on-line technology websites for a while but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it’s turned out that these conjectures are not so notional after all. There will be an official release of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
Nevertheless, what advise this post are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which suggest the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments last year on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get totally correct.
So, in what areas did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ feedbacks seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the usual spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 material design did not live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The choice of plastic over full metal in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti-climax for both reviewers and users of the constructed 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 premium aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a significant impact. I ‘d also earlier found that its champagne golden color disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are merely , not wow that is great
Even though the TECNO Phantom 5 sported breathtaking 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused midrange shots that were more stunning were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A huge dual rear camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and cooling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
And eventually, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a pleasant finish;a dusted and done occasion to its next Phantom. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be found with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one among the first flagships in the marketplace with such enormous specs.
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