Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes including 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.
“Global sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these amounts represent strong sales in Africa—specially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Advertising, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes images even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encompass audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is quickly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where mobiles are bought by end users based on essential features like Internet, camera and music . 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 detector mounted on the rear of the smart phone brand loyalists are now able to appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading mobile maker.
“The precision and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is brilliant, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about the same moment 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 deal for any user.
With trendy, classy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese producer promises users the advantage of a high performance device at a manageable price.
And in that regard the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes in keeping with the maker’s convention of wowing from your start in a elaborate packaging.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, hence relieving a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The inside of the packaging is yet compact and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box includes 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 protective covering adds the additional security for the glossy apparatus, safeguarding in the big event of a fall against scratches 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 scratches 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 modest ear piece that will often come off as muffled.
This really is due to the size which at times forces an user when on a call to correct the handset.
The base of the the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes the other three to allow more viewing space.
The top border of the phone made of plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance nevertheless comes off as a gaping hole that’s possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left edge of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two SIM cards that are micro.
The opposite edge has the electricity/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 mic which could snare lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint sensor that is among the newer features made available from the manufacturer. Unlike adversary brands that let just one finger to lock the phone, applications and other characteristics, the Phantom 5’s detector can save as much as five fingers allowing for easy use.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who have hitherto held that the branding is conspicuous in a manner that is not pleasant.
At the very base of the back is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser capabilities, 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 has been touted as among the most responsive in smartphones.
The simple 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 device 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.
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 standby and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a good bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with flagship characteristics. There is barely little to bemoan with regards to features and functionality as the the apparatus is a proven performer running efficiently to match other high end brands.
The drawback to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on impact or chip making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, the protective casing sold with the phone solves this. 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 attributes on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I ‘m sure will capture the focus of technology lovers and many Android.
In case you are looking to have a cellphone that spells reasonable price, easy functionality and class , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is indeed a powerful apparatus for work and leisure, 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 films, playing games and browsing the web better.
It, however, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a screening experience that is strong.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to take selfies that is really clean anytime everywhere.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm dimensions, 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 chip (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.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital environment output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
The smartphone enables you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds and has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and dual micro sim slots that I ‘m confident will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus variants in an international start
Finally, the mobile giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by tech faithful that its main of the year wills be dropping, come September in an international start.
However, what notify this post are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ opinions last year on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely appropriate.
News of its form TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has predominated on-line tech blogs for a while now but this has mostly been treated as notional. Yet, it has turned out that these conjectures aren’t so notional after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what places did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ remarks seriously and routes them into its R&D, hence, the standard spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 layout that is material 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 major anti climax for both reviewers and users of the smartphone that is constructed.
This widely reported flaw in the predecessor 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 previously detected that its champagne gold colour disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are only , not wow that is great
Even though 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras that were breathless were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-concentrated midrange TECNO Camon C8 pulled off more spectacular shots.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A massive double back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and cooling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet variant.
And finally, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the central processing unit test quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant finish;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was wanted by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be found with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one among the first flagships in the market with such tremendous specs.