Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes such as fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full metal 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, a rise 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, 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 market is quickly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy phones predicated on essential features like camera, music 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 are now able to appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the top cellular telephone maker as TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the rear of the smart phone is unveiled by PHANTOM 5.
“The precision and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is excellent, 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
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a buy for any user.
With trendy, classy and trusted being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese producer promises users the benefit of a high performance device at an affordable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in keeping with the producer’s custom of wowing in the beginning in an complex packaging, to start with.
More than the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transit, thus relieving a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The inside of the packaging is however minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton contains 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 insert either nano SIM or a micro SIM depending on which size they have prior to purchasing the mobile.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the glossy device, safeguarding against scrapes 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 encounter. The handset has measurements 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.
At the top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide angle front a proximity sensor, when on calls and a somewhat modest ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled,.
The top edge of the phone made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole that will be possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
This is due to the size which at times forces an user when on a call to adjust the handset.
The base of the the screen 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 device is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the power/lock button, the volume toggle and the memory card tray.
At the underside border 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 port is the mic which may trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint detector that’s among the newer features supplied by the manufacturer. Unlike rival brands that let just one finger to lock applications, the mobile 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 detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained the branding is conspicuous in a not nice manner.
At the very bottom of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capacities that are dual, produces sound that is rich .
Coming to the internal workings, the smartphone runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system that’s been touted as among the most responsive in smartphones.
The easy running operating system is helped 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 device an encounter full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive programs for example games on the smartphone.
When it comes 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 remarkable stand-by and talk time.
The handset is a great bargain for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship characteristics. There’s just little to bemoan when it comes to functionality and features as the the apparatus is a proven performer working efficiently to rival other high end brands.
The drawback to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, 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 cellphone is a great purchase with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of features on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno established 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 technology fans.
In case you’re looking to have a mobile that spells category, easy functionality and decent cost the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is really a powerful device for leisure and work, which defines the needs of its users.
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.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a solid viewing experience is, nevertheless, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to shoot selfies that is really clean anywhere.
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 has an in-built storage of 32 GB and enables up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees smooth operation of the smart phone.
The smartphone has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints and allows you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds. According to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I ‘m certain 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
Eventually, the mobile giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by tech faithful that its main of the year wills be losing, come September in an international launching.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated on-line technology blogs for a while but this has mainly been treated as notional. Nonetheless, it has turned out that these conjectures aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nonetheless, what inform this article are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which suggest the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks last year on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally right.
So, in what places did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ comments seriously and channels them into its R&D, so, the normal spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 substance layout did not live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The choice of plastic over full metal in Phantom 5 body rim is a major anti climax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is brilliantly 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.
Phantom 5 cameras are merely , not wow that is great
What response 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 chilling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet version.
And finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core processor wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant end;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was needed by TECNO. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be found with groundbreaking deca-core chip; among the first mains in the market with such specs that were enormous.
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