TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as full metal body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM casing. A superior smartphone completely optimized for leisure and work, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Global sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, a growth of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these figures reflect strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Advertising, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus rear 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 growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users purchase mobiles depending on key features like Internet, camera and music . 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 included.
As PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the rear of the smart phone brand loyalists are now able to appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification from the leading mobile maker.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is amazing, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same moment 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
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 classy, trendy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese maker promises users the advantage of a high performance device at a manageable 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 from the start in a complex packaging.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thus relieving a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The interior of the packaging is yet minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton includes 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 nano SIM or a micro SIM depending on which size they have prior to buying the mobile.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the sleek apparatus, guarding in the big event of a fall against scrapes 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 viewing 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 scrapes to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
At the top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, and a fairly modest ear piece that can sometimes come off as muffled when on calls.
The top border of the phone made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole which is possibly an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
This really 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 home button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes another three to allow more viewing space.
On the left edge of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite edge has the volume toggle, the electricity/lock button and the memory card tray.
At the underside 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 port is the mike which could snare lint.
The rear 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 is among the newer features supplied by producer. Unlike adversary brands that enable only one finger to lock applications, the mobile and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto held that the branding is noticeable in a not nice manner.
At the bottom of the rear is a wide Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser abilities, 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 reactive in smartphones.
The easy running operating system is assisted 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 even RAM-intensive applications for example games on the smartphone.
In terms of 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 remarkable stand-by and talk time.
The handset is a great bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with main characteristics. There is barely little to bemoan when it comes to attributes and functionality as the the device is a proven performer running economically to equal other high end brands.
The downside to the unit is the plastic top and bottom borders which will break on impact or chip making the device unsightly. Fortunately, the protective casing sold with the phone solves this. The casing also shields the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint detector to keep its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a good purchase with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 advents in Nigeria.
Tecno established the new “animal” in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I ‘m certain will capture the attention of many Android and technology fans.
In case you’re looking to have a cellphone that spells category, easy functionality and reasonable price , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is indeed a powerful device for leisure and work, 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 net better.
It, however, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a solid viewing experience.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
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’s 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 powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable 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 allows you to unlock your mobile in less than 10 seconds. According to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with double micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I ‘m sure will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus variations and new Phantom 6 in an international launch
Eventually, the mobile giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be dropping its flagship of the year, come September in an international start.
Nevertheless, what inform this post are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which imply the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks last year on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get totally appropriate.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has dominated on-line tech websites for a while but this has largely been treated as notional. Nonetheless, it’s turned out that these conjectures aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what areas did last Phantom fail to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ opinions seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the usual spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve heard, the TECNO Phantom 5 substance layout did not 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 smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
This widely reported flaw in the forerunner Phantom has been worked out 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 ‘d also earlier discovered that its champagne gold color disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are merely amazing, not wow
Even though 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras that were breathtaking were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused mid range TECNO Camon C8 pulled off shots that were sensational.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A gigantic dual rear camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and cooling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet variant.
And finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core chip wasbrought under the heat, a sweet end;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was desired by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be established with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one of the first flagships in the marketplace with such specs that were enormous.