Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID 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, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these amounts reveal strong sales in Africa—specially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Advertising, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes pictures even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature surround audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is rapidly maturing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where cellphones are bought by end users according to essential features like camera, music and Internet connectivity. TECNO is placed 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 can now appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification from the top cellular telephone maker as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the rear of the smart phone.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is fantastic, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about the same instant the finger makes contact with the back 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 attributes making its acquisition a bargain for any user.
With stylish, classy and trustworthy being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese producer promises users the benefit of a high performance apparatus at a reasonable cost.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes in keeping with the producer’s convention of wowing in the onset within an elaborate packaging.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transit, thereby relieving a buyer of shock that is unnecessary.
The inside of the packaging is however minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box comprises the device, 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 add a micro SIM or nano SIM depending on which size they’ve prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the glossy apparatus, safeguarding in the event of a fall against dents and scratches.
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 encounter. 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 scratches away.
At the top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, and a rather little ear piece that can sometimes come off as muffled when on calls.
This really is because of the size which at times forces an user to correct the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes the other three to allow more viewing area.
The top border of the phone made 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 is potentially an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left edge of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the volume toggle, the electricity/lock button and the memory card tray.
At the underside border of the smartphone is the charging port which doubles up as the connector into a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging port is the microphone which could trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light set next to it.
Right below that is a fingerprint detector that’s among the newer features offered by the maker. Unlike challenger brands that enable just one finger to lock the phone, applications and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save around five fingers allowing for easy use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a good bargain for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship features. There is hardly little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to match other high end brands to bemoan with regards to functionality and attributes.
The downside to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will break on impact or chip making the device unsightly. Fortunately, 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.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive applications for example games on the smartphone.
In terms of storage the smartphone offers a whole 32GB of internal memory and this can be 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 sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained the branding is conspicuous in a way that is not nice.
At the very base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser capabilities, 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 simple running operating system is assisted 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.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the cellphone 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 greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno recently established the new “animal” in its Phantom line in Nigeria.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting characteristics that I ‘m certain will capture the focus of technology fans and many Android.
In case you are looking to have a cellphone that spells category, easy functionality and cost that is acceptable the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is indeed a powerful apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
The 5.5-inch FHD display 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 still offers a viewing experience that is strong is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it keeps 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to shoot selfies that is very 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 processor (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It also comes with a powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an incredible digital environment output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
The smartphone has a finger print scanner technology that can store up to 10 fingerprints and enables you to unlock your mobile in less than 10 seconds. According to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I am confident will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus variations 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 its flagship of the year wills be dropping, come September in an international launch.
Nevertheless, what notify this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which suggest the mobile multinational may have taken lessons comments on what the forerunner flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get completely correct last year.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has reigned online technology sites for a while but this has largely been treated as notional. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ opinions seriously and channels them into its R&D, so, the standard spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 layout that is substance didn’t live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The choice of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a major anticlimax for both reviewers and users of the constructed smartphone.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I had also previously noticed that its champagne golden colour disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
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.
Phantom 5 cameras are merely amazing, not wow
Even though breathtaking 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-concentrated mid range TECNO Camon C8 pulled off more stunning shots.
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 cooling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor evaluation 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 just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be found with groundbreaking deca-core processor; one among the first flagships in the marketplace with such specs that were tremendous.