Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics like full metal body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM casing. A premium 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 amounts represent strong sales in Africa—particularly 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 surround audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian market is fast developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where phones are bought by end users according to 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 back of the smart phone brand loyalists can now appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification from the top cellular telephone maker.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is fantastic, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same minute 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 attributes making its acquisition a deal for any user.
With trendy, classy and trusted being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese producer guarantees users the benefit of a high performance device at a reasonable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in keeping with the maker’s custom of wowing from your onset within an intricate packaging, to begin with.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thus relieving a buyer of shock that is unnecessary.
The interior of the packaging is nonetheless minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton includes the apparatus, a protective cover, a travel adaptor, some 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 cellphone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the apparatus that is slick, safeguarding against scrapes and dents 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 screen has triple-layered scratches to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
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, when on calls and a quite modest ear piece that will often come off as muffled,.
This is due to the size which at times forces an user to adjust the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and dwelling button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing area.
The top edge of the mobile made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole that is possibly an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left border of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the power/lock button, the volume toggle and the memory card tray.
At the bottom edge 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 mike which may trap lint.
The back 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 that is one of the newer features supplied by the maker. Unlike adversary brands that let only one finger to lock the phone, applications and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save around five fingers allowing for easy use with either hand.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand that 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 wide Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser capabilities, creates rich sound .
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 simple 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 apparatus an experience 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.
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.
All this is kept running by a 3000 mAh non-changeable battery which offers impressive stand-by and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with main features. There is hardly little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to match other high end brands to bemoan in terms of features and functionality.
The drawback to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on chip or impact making the device unsightly. Fortunately, this is solved by the protective casing sold with the cellphone. The casing also shields the aluminium back of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor 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 features on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno recently started the new “animal” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I am sure will capture the focus of tech lovers and many Android.
In case you’re looking to have a mobile that spells class, simple functionality and cost that is decent the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a powerful device for leisure and work, which defines the needs of its users.
The 5.5-inch FHD display offers more real estate for your content, making the experience of watching movies, playing games and browsing the net better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a strong viewing experience is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to allow you to shoot selfies that is quite clean everywhere.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm measurements, 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 has an in built 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 strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an incredible digital environment 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 mobile in less than 10 seconds. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I ‘m certain will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus forms in an international start
Finally, the mobile giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by tech faithful that the Asian multinational will be dropping its flagship of the year, come September in an international launch.
Nonetheless, what advise this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which suggest the mobile multinational may have taken lessons comments on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally correct last year.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its form TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated online technology sites for a while now but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these conjectures are not so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what areas did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ opinions seriously and channels them into its R&D, thus, the customary spot-on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 design that is substance 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 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 superior aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a significant impact. I had also before discovered that its champagne gold colour disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are merely , not wow that is fantastic
Even though the TECNO Phantom 5 sported 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras that were breathless, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled off shots that were more spectacular.
What response 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 chilling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet version.
And eventually, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor 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 just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be started with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one among the first mains in the marketplace with such huge specs.