TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics like fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM 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 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 images even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encircle audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is quickly maturing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy cellphones depending on essential features like music, camera and Internet . 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 added.
Brand loyalists can now appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading mobile maker as TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the back of the smart phone is unveiled by PHANTOM 5.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is fantastic, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about the same instant 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
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a deal for any user.
With trustworthy, classy and trendy being some of the adjectives that can result from the unit, the Chinese manufacturer guarantees users the benefit of a high performance device at a manageable price.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes within an elaborate packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s convention of wowing from your start to begin with.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thus relieving a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The interior of the packaging is nonetheless minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box includes 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 either a micro SIM or nano SIM based on which size they’ve prior to buying the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the glossy apparatus, guarding against scratches and dents in the 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 seeing 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 away scratches.
On 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 somewhat small ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled,.
The top border of the mobile manufactured from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist design.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole that’s potentially an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
This really 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 the other three to allow more viewing area.
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.
At the underside edge of the smartphone is the charging interface which doubles up as the connector into a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging port is the mike that could trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light place next to it.
Right below that is a fingerprint sensor which is one of the newer features made available from the maker. Unlike rival brands that permit just one finger to lock other attributes, applications and the mobile, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save around five fingers allowing for easy 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 manner that is not nice.
At the bottom of the back is a wide 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 responsive in smartphones.
The smooth 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 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 remarkable stand-by and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a great deal for users looking to get an affordable device with main characteristics. There’s scarcely little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan in terms of functionality and features.
The disadvantage to the unit is the plastic top and bottom borders which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the cellphone solves this. The casing also protects the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor to preserve its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a great buy with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of features on the apparatus.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno recently launched the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting features that I ‘m certain will grab the attention of technology fans and many Android.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a strong device for leisure and work, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you are looking to have a mobile that spells fair cost, simple functionality and category , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
The 5.5-inch FHD screen offers more real estate for your content, making the experience of watching movies, playing games and browsing the web better.
It, however, keeps the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a viewing experience that is solid.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
Yet, it keeps 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to take selfies that is really clean anytime anywhere.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm dimensions, 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 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 mobile in less than 10 seconds. According to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital surround output for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I ‘m certain will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus variants in an international launching
Finally, the mobile giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be losing its main of the year, come September in an international launching.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has dominated online tech blogs for a while now but this has mostly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nonetheless, what notify this post about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which imply the cellular multinational may have taken lessons opinions last year on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely appropriate.
So, in what regions did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ comments seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the customary spot-on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 layout that is material did not live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The alternative of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti climax for both reviewers and users of the smartphone that is designed.
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 before detected that its champagne golden colour faded along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are merely great, not wow
Even though breathless 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid range TECNO Camon C8 pulled more sensational shots off.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A monstrous double rear camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 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 cpu test quarterswhere its octa-core chip wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a pleasant ending;a dusted and done occasion to its next Phantom. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be established with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one of the first mains in the market with such specs that were huge.