Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics for example fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full alloy body casing. A premium smartphone fully 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 figures reflect strong sales in Africa—especially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Promotion, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus rear camera that takes pictures 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 quickly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users purchase cellphones according to essential attributes like Internet, camera and music connectivity. 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 can now enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the top mobile maker.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about the same moment the finger makes contact with the back 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 dependable, classy and trendy being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese manufacturer assures users the advantage of a high performance apparatus at an affordable cost.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To start with, the device comes in an elaborate packaging in keeping with the maker’s convention of wowing from your start.
More in relation to the aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thereby alleviating a buyer of shock that is unnecessary.
The inside of the packaging is yet minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton includes the apparatus, 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 nano SIM or a micro SIM depending on which size they have prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the device that is glossy, guarding in the big event of a fall against dents and scrapes.
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 seeing an enjoyable encounter. 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 away scratches.
On top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide angle front a proximity sensor, and a quite modest ear piece that will often come off as muffled when on calls.
This really is because of the size which at times forces an user to correct the handset when on a call.
The bottom of the display 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 area.
The top border of the phone manufactured from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole which is possibly an unofficial store 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 edge has the memory card tray, the power/lock button and the volume toggle.
At the underside edge of the smartphone is the charging port which doubles up as the connector into a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging interface is the mic which may trap lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right below that is a fingerprint detector that’s one of the newer features supplied by producer. Unlike adversary brands that allow only one finger to lock the mobile, applications and other features, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save as much as five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who’ve hitherto held the branding is noticeable in a way that is not pleasant.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser abilities, produces rich sound .
The smooth running operating system is helped 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 device an experience full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive applications for example games on the smartphone.
In terms of storage the smartphone offers a whole 32GB of internal memory and this is expandable to 132GB via a microSD card.
All this is kept running by a 3000 mAh non-changeable battery which offers notable stand by and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a great deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship attributes. There’s barely little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to equal other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to functionality and attributes.
The disadvantage to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on impact or chip making the apparatus unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the cellphone solves this. The casing also shields the aluminium back of the phone and by extension the fingerprint detector to keep its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a good buy with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of features on the device.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno started the new “animal” in its Phantom line in Nigeria.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting characteristics that I ‘m sure will capture the focus of tech lovers and many Android.
In case you are looking to have a phone that spells reasonable cost, easy functionality and class the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is really a strong apparatus 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 internet better.
It, nevertheless, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still 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 maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to take really clean selfies 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 central processing unit (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It’s an in-built storage of 32 GB and permits up to 64 GB external storage, which ensures easy operation of the smart phone.
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 Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital environment output for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I am sure will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus variants and new Phantom 6 in an international launch
Finally, the cellular giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by tech faithful that its main of the year wills be losing, come September in an international start.
Nevertheless, what advise this article are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which suggest the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks last year on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely correct.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated online technology websites for a while now but this has mainly been treated as notional. Yet, it has turned out that these speculations are not so notional after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying thus.
So, in what areas did last Phantom fail to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ remarks seriously and channels them into its R&D, consequently, the standard spot on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 design that is material didn’t live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The option of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anticlimax for both reviewers and users of the smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a significant impact. I ‘d also before detected that its champagne golden colour faded along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
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.
Phantom 5 cameras are merely , not wow that is great
Even though 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras that were breathless were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused mid range TECNO Camon C8 pulled spectacular shots off.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A massive 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
While the Phantom 5 passed the cpu evaluation quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, TECNO needed a sweet ending;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be established with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one among the first mains in the market with such enormous specs.