TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes including fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full metal body casing. A superior smartphone completely 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 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 back camera that takes images 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 fast growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy cellphones according to essential characteristics 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 added.
As PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the back of the smart phone brand loyalists are now able to appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the top mobile manufacturer.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is amazing, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about 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 maker assures users the advantage of a high performance device at an affordable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in keeping with the manufacturer’s convention of wowing from the beginning in a intricate packaging, to start with.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thereby alleviating a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The inside of the packaging is however streamlined and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton 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 fit a micro SIM or nano SIM based on which size they have prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the device that is sleek, guarding against dents and scratches in the big event of a fall.
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 an enjoyable 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 scrapes away.
On top of the display 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 fairly little ear piece that can sometimes 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 design.
The jack pin allowance nevertheless comes off as a gaping hole that is possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
This is because of the size which at times forces an user to correct the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and house button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes another three to allow more viewing space.
The opposite border has the memory card tray, the power/lock button and the volume toggle.
At the bottom edge 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 port is the mic which could trap lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light set next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint sensor which is one of the newer features offered by producer. Unlike adversary brands that permit only one finger to lock programs, the phone and other attributes, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save as much as five fingers allowing for ease of use.
The handset is a good bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with main attributes. There is just little as the the apparatus is a proven performer functioning economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan in terms of attributes and functionality.
The disadvantage to the unit is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on impact or chip making the device unsightly. Fortunately, the protective casing sold with the cellphone solves this. The casing also protects the aluminium back 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 even RAM-intensive programs 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 standby and talk time.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who’ve hitherto held the branding is noticeable in a not pleasant manner.
At the very bottom of the back is a wide Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capacities that are dual, produces rich sound 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 central processing unit, 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 phone is a great purchase with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of features on the device.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno recently established the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting characteristics that I am sure will grab the attention of many Android and technology fans.
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 reasonable price, simple functionality and category , 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 internet better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which 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.
However, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to allow you to shoot selfies that is quite clean anytime 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 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 incredible digital surround 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 allows you to unlock your mobile in less than 10 seconds. According 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 continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus forms and new Phantom 6 in an international launching
Eventually, the mobile giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by technology faithful that its flagship of the year wills be losing, come September in an international start.
Nonetheless, what notify this article are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which suggest the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments on what the predecessor main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely correct last year.
News of its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has reigned online tech blogs for a while now but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it’s turned out that these conjectures aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what places did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ responses seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the usual spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 layout that is stuff didn’t live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The option of plastic over full metal in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti climax for both users and reviewers of the brilliantly designed smartphone.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I ‘d also earlier noticed that its champagne gold colour faded along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
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.
Even though breathtaking 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled stunning shots off.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A huge double rear camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
And eventually, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the central processing unit test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a pleasant ending;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be established with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one of the first mains in the market with such tremendous specs.