Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics such as 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full alloy 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, a growth of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these amounts reflect strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Marketing, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes pictures 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 rapidly maturing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy phones based on key attributes like camera, music 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.
Brand loyalists can now enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the top cellular telephone maker as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the back of the smart phone.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about 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 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 reputable, classy and trendy being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese manufacturing company guarantees users the benefit of a high performance device at a reasonable cost.
And in that regard the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes within an complex packaging in keeping with the producer’s convention of wowing in the beginning to begin with.
More than the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thus alleviating a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The inside of the packaging is nevertheless minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton comprises the device, 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 fit nano SIM or a micro SIM determined by which size they have prior to purchasing the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the slick device, safeguarding in the big event of a fall against dents and scratches.
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 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 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 a proximity sensor, and a quite modest ear piece that can sometimes come off as muffled when on calls.
This is because of the size which at times forces an user to adjust the handset when on a call.
The base of the the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and house button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing space.
The top border of the phone made of plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist design.
The jack pin allowance nevertheless comes off as a gaping hole that is potentially an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
The opposite border has the electricity/lock button the volume toggle and the memory card tray tray.
At the underside 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 which may snare lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light place next to it.
Right beneath that is a fingerprint sensor that’s one of the newer features supplied by the manufacturer. Unlike challenger brands that let just one finger to lock the mobile, applications and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for ease of use.
On the plus side, the handset is a great deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship attributes. There’s scarcely little as the the device is a proven performer working efficiently to rival other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to functionality and attributes.
The downside to the unit is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on chip or impact making the device unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the phone 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 such as games on the smartphone.
With regards to 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 impressive stand-by and talk time.
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 conspicuous in a not nice manner.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser capacities, produces rich sound 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 smooth running operating system is assisted 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 encounter 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 attributes on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the best smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 advents in Nigeria.
Tecno recently found the new “animal” in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting features that I am sure will grab the attention of tech lovers and many Android.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a strong 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 seeing movies, playing games and browsing the net better.
It, nevertheless, keeps the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a viewing experience that is strong.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Yet, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to shoot very clean selfies 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 central processing unit (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It’s an inbuilt storage of 32 GB and enables up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees smooth operation of the smart phone.
It also comes with a powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital surround output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
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 to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus forms in an international launching
Finally, the cellular 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.
Nonetheless, what advise this post about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which suggest the cellular multinational may have taken lessons feedbacks on what the predecessor main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely appropriate last year.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its form TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has reigned on-line technology sites for a while now but this has largely been treated as notional. Yet, it has turned out that these conjectures are not so notional after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
So, in what areas did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ comments seriously and channels them into its R&D, thus, the usual spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 stuff layout did not live up to expectations.
The option of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti climax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is brilliantly constructed.
“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 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 superior aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
Phantom 5 cameras are just , not wow that is fantastic
Even though breathless 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-concentrated mid range spectacular shots were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A monstrous dual back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
And finally, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor evaluation quarterswhere its octa-core processor wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant ending;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was wanted by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one of the first flagships in the market with such tremendous specs.