TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features such as fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full alloy body casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Worldwide 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 Advertising, 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 maturing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy phones predicated on key features like music, camera and Internet connectivity. TECNO is positioned 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 enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the top mobile maker.
“The precision and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor 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
With trendy, classy and trusted being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese manufacturing company promises users the benefit of a high performance apparatus at an affordable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes within an elaborate packaging in keeping with the maker’s custom of wowing from your beginning, to start with.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thereby alleviating a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The carton comprises 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 either nano SIM or a micro SIM determined by which size they have prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the device that is slick, safeguarding 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 display has triple-layered Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to keep scrapes away.
At the top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, when on calls and a quite modest ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled.
This really is because of the size which at times forces an user when on a call to adjust the handset.
The bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and dwelling button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes the other three to allow more viewing area.
The top border of the mobile made of 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’s 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 SIM cards that are micro.
The opposite edge has the power/lock button the volume toggle and the memory card tray tray.
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 microphone that could trap lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light place next to it.
Right below that is a fingerprint sensor that is one of the newer features made available from the manufacturer. Unlike competitor brands that permit just one finger to lock programs, the phone and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for easy use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a great bargain for users looking to get a reasonable device with main attributes. There’s just little as the the device is a proven performer working efficiently to match other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to features and functionality.
The downside to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will break on impact or chip making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, this is solved by the protective casing sold with the phone. The casing also protects the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint detector to preserve its functionality.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive programs for example games on the smartphone.
With regards 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 notable standby and talk time.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto held the branding is conspicuous in a manner that is not pleasant.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capabilities 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’s been touted as among the most reactive in smartphones.
The easy 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 apparatus an experience full of surprises.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a good purchase with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the best smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 advents in Nigeria.
Tecno recently started the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I am sure will grab the focus of many Android and tech lovers.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is indeed a powerful device for work and leisure, 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 movies, playing games and browsing the internet better.
However, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to take selfies that is very clean anytime anyplace.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm measurements, Tecno Phantom 5 is super small 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 smooth operation of the smart phone.
The smartphone has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints and enables you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an incredible digital surround output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and double micro sim slots that I ‘m sure will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus versions in an international start
Eventually, the cellular giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be losing its flagship of the year, come September in an international start.
News of its form TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has dominated online technology sites for a while now but this has largely been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations are not so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
Nonetheless, what notify this post about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which imply the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments last year on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get completely correct.
So, in what areas did last Phantom fail to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ remarks seriously and channels them into its R&D, thus, the standard 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 designed smartphone.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a significant impact. I had also previously discovered that its champagne gold hue faded along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
This widely reported flaw in the forerunner Phantom has been solved 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 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras that were breathtaking were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered midrange TECNO Camon C8 pulled off stunning shots.
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 rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet version.
And eventually, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip evaluation inmany quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, TECNO needed a pleasant end;a dusted and done occasion to its next Phantom. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be started with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; among the first mains in the market with such specs that were enormous.