TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes including 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full alloy body casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for work and leisure, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Worldwide sales of smartphones to end users reached 336 million units, a rise of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these figures reveal strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Promotion, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes pictures even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encompass audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian market is quickly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where mobiles are bought by end users depending on essential features like camera, music and Internet connectivity. TECNO is placed 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 appreciate the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification from the top mobile maker as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the back of the smart phone.
“The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor 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 performer that is high
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end features making its acquisition a bargain for any user.
With classy, trendy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can result from the device, the Chinese maker assures users the benefit of a high performance device at a manageable price.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To start with, the device comes in a elaborate packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s custom of wowing from the onset.
More in relation to the aesthetics, the packaging ensures that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, hence relieving a buyer of unneeded shock.
The inside of the packaging is however compact and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton includes the apparatus, 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 add either nano SIM or a micro SIM based on which size they have prior to purchasing the mobile.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the slick apparatus, safeguarding against dents and scrapes in the big event of a fall.
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 pleasant experience. The handset has measurements of 151 X 75.8 X 6.8 mm and weighs 172 grammes.
The display has triple-layered scratches to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
At the top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide angle front a proximity sensor, and a rather little ear piece that will often come off as muffled when on calls.
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 layout.
The jack pin allowance yet comes off as a gaping hole which will be potentially an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
This really is due to the size which at times forces an user when on a call to correct the handset.
The bottom of the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing space.
On the left edge of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite edge 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 mic that could snare lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a double flash light set next to it.
Right beneath that is a fingerprint sensor that’s among the newer features offered by producer. Unlike adversary brands that enable just one finger to lock applications, the phone and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save as much as five fingers allowing for easy use.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who have hitherto maintained the branding is noticeable in a not pleasant manner.
At the bottom of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capabilities that are dual, 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 easy running operating system is helped 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 encounter full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even 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 impressive standby and talk time.
The handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with main characteristics. There is just little as the the device is a proven performer running efficiently to rival other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to attributes and functionality.
The downside to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will 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 detector to preserve its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a good purchase with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of features on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno established the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some very interesting characteristics that I am certain will grab the focus of many Android and technology fans.
In case you are looking to have a mobile that spells class, functionality that is easy and decent cost , then the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
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, keeps the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a screening experience that is strong.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
Yet, it preserves 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to take really clean selfies anytime anyplace.
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 central processing unit (MediaTek MT6753) with an impressive 3 GB RAM.
It has an inbuilt storage of 32 GB and allows up to 64 GB external storage, which ensures smooth operation of the smart phone.
The smartphone has a finger print scanner technology that can store up to 10 fingerprints and allows you to unlock your mobile 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 signal 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 launch
Finally, the cellular 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 start.
Yet, what advise this post about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which suggest the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks on what the forerunner flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get absolutely right last year.
News of its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has dominated online tech websites for a while now but this has mostly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it’s 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 thus.
So, in what places did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ opinions seriously and routes them into its R&D, therefore, the usual spot-on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 stuff design 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 users and reviewers of the smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
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 premium 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 found that its champagne gold color disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply amazing, not wow
Even though the TECNO Phantom 5 sported breathtaking 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-concentrated mid-range shots that were stunning were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What answer 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 cooling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet variant.
And finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip evaluation quarterswhere its octa-core chip wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant finish;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was wanted by TECNO. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core processor; among the first mains in the marketplace with such enormous specs.