TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full alloy body casing. A premium 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, a rise of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these figures reflect strong sales in Africa—specially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Marketing, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus rear 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 market is rapidly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where mobiles are bought by end users based on essential characteristics like music, camera and Internet . 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 added.
Brand loyalists are now able to enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification from the leading cellular telephone maker as TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the back of the smart phone is unveiled by PHANTOM 5.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is brilliant, 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 performer that is high
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 trustworthy being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese producer promises users the advantage of a high performance device at a reasonable price.
And in that regard the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes in keeping with the manufacturer’s convention of wowing from the beginning within an complex packaging.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thereby relieving a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The interior of the packaging is nonetheless streamlined and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The box features 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 a micro SIM or nano SIM determined by which size they’ve prior to purchasing the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the slick device, safeguarding in the big event of a fall against scratches and dents.
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 pleasant experience. 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 scrapes.
On top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, when on calls and a somewhat small 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 however comes off as a gaping hole that will be potentially 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 bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and dwelling button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes the other 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 electricity/lock button, the volume toggle and the memory card tray.
At the bottom border of the smartphone is the charging port which doubles up as the connector to a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging port is the microphone that could trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right below that is a fingerprint sensor which can be one of the newer features offered by producer. Unlike rival brands that let only one finger to lock programs, the phone and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s detector can save as much as five fingers allowing for easy use.
On the plus side, the handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship attributes. There is scarcely little to bemoan with regards to functionality and attributes as the the apparatus is a proven performer working economically to match other high end brands.
The disadvantage to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on impact or chip making the device unsightly. Luckily, 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.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive programs like games on the smartphone.
With regards to storage the smartphone offers a whole 32GB of internal memory and this really is expandable to 132GB via a microSD card.
All this is kept running by a 3000 mAh non-changeable battery which offers impressive standby and talk time.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who have hitherto held the branding is conspicuous in a manner that is not pleasant.
At the very base of the back is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, 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’s been touted as among the most responsive in smartphones.
The smooth 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 encounter full of surprises.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a great purchase with the convenience of fair 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 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno established the new “animal” in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I am certain will grab the focus of many Android and technology lovers.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a powerful apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you are 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 films, playing games and browsing the net better.
It, nevertheless, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a viewing experience that is solid.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Yet, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to allow you to take selfies that is quite clean anytime everywhere.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm dimensions, Tecno Phantom 5 is super small 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 in-built storage of 32 GB and permits up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees 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 store up to 10 fingerprints and allows you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus versions and new Phantom 6 in an international start
Eventually, 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 start.
However, what advise this article are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ opinions last year on what the forerunner flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally right.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated on-line technology blogs for a while now but this has mostly been treated as speculative. Nonetheless, it’s turned out that these conjectures are not so notional after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what regions did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ responses seriously and routes them into its R&D, hence, the normal spot on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 material design did not 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 reviewers and users of the smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
This widely reported flaw in the forerunner Phantom has been resolved 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 major impact. I had also previously detected that its champagne gold colour disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply amazing, not wow
Even though breathless 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused mid range more spectacular shots were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A monstrous dual back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and cooling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet version.
And eventually, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, TECNO wanted a sweet finish;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one of the first mains in the marketplace with such tremendous specs.