Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics such as full metal body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM casing. A superior smartphone fully 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 reveal strong sales in Africa—especially 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 encircle audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian market is quickly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where cellphones are bought by end users depending on essential features like music, camera and Internet . TECNO is placed strategically to meet the mobile needs of each segment with quality music, camera and Internet phones from our product lines, Mr. Vane included.
As PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the back of the smart phone brand loyalists can now enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading cellular telephone manufacturer.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is fantastic, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same instant 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 attributes making its acquisition a bargain for any user.
With trustworthy, classy and stylish being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese manufacturer promises users the benefit of a high performance apparatus at a reasonable price.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes within an complex packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s convention of wowing in the beginning to start with.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, hence relieving a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The inside of the packaging is nonetheless streamlined and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box features 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 insert either a micro SIM or nano SIM depending on which size they have prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the sleek device, safeguarding against scrapes and dents in the big event of a fall.
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 encounter. The handset has measurements 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 screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, when on calls and a quite small ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled.
The top border of the mobile made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole that’s possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
This is because of the size which at times forces an user to adjust the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes another 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.
At the bottom border of the smartphone is the charging interface which doubles up as the connector to a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging interface is the mike 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 under that is a fingerprint detector which can be among the newer features offered by the maker. Unlike competitor brands that enable just one finger to lock programs, the mobile and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a great bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with main characteristics. There is just little to bemoan when it comes to features and functionality as the the device is a proven performer working efficiently to equal other high end brands.
The disadvantage to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on chip or impact making the device unsightly. Fortunately, the protective casing sold with the mobile solves this. 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 applications for example games on the smartphone.
When it comes to storage the smartphone offers a whole 32GB of internal memory and this can be expandable to 132GB via a microSD card.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained that 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 sound equaliser abilities that are double, 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 responsive in smartphones.
The easy 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 apparatus an experience full of surprises.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a great purchase with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the apparatus.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the best smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno recently found the new “animal” in its Phantom line.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a powerful apparatus for leisure and work, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you are looking to have a mobile that spells class, functionality that is simple and fair 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 seeing films, playing games and browsing the web better.
It, nevertheless, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a solid screening experience.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to take quite clean selfies anytime everywhere.
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 processor (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It’s an in built storage of 32 GB and allows up to 64 GB external storage, which ensures smooth 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 enables you to unlock your phone 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 am confident will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus variants in an international start
Finally, the cellular giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by tech faithful that its flagship of the year wills be losing, come September in an international launching.
Yet, what notify this post are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks last year on what the forerunner flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get completely right.
News of its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has predominated online technology blogs for a while but this has mainly been treated as notional. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations aren’t so notional after all. There will be an official release of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
So, in what places did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ remarks seriously and channels them into its R&D, hence, the usual spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 layout that is stuff 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 anti-climax for both users and reviewers of the brilliantly constructed smartphone.
This widely reported flaw in the predecessor 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 noticed that its champagne gold hue disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply , not wow that is great
Even though the TECNO Phantom 5 sported breathless 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled spectacular shots off.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A gigantic 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 finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core processor wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a sweet finish;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one among the first mains in the marketplace with such enormous specs.