TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features for example 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full metal body casing. A premium 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 amounts reflect strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Advertising, 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 rapidly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users purchase mobiles according to essential attributes like music, camera and Internet connectivity. 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.
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 accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is amazing, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly 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 bargain for any user.
With trendy, classy and trustworthy being some of the adjectives that can result from the unit, the Chinese manufacturer guarantees users the advantage of a high performance apparatus at a manageable price.
And in that regard the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes within an elaborate packaging in keeping with the producer’s convention of wowing from the beginning.
More than the aesthetics, the packaging ensures the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thereby alleviating a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The inside of the packaging is yet minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The box contains 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 adaptors allow for an user to fit a micro SIM or nano SIM determined by which size they have prior to purchasing the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the sleek apparatus, guarding against dents and scrapes in the 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 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.
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 rather small ear piece that will often come off as muffled when on calls.
The top edge of the phone made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist design.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole that is 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 house button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes the 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 volume toggle, the electricity/lock button and the memory card tray.
At the underside border 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 interface is the mike which may trap lint.
The back of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light set next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint sensor which is one of the newer features supplied by the manufacturer. Unlike adversary brands that allow only one finger to lock applications, the phone and other features, the Phantom 5’s detector can save as much as five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a good bargain for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship attributes. There is hardly little as the the device is a proven performer running economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan with regards to functionality and features.
The disadvantage to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will break on impact or chip making the device unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the mobile solves this. The casing also shields the aluminium back of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor to preserve its functionality.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running RAM-intensive applications for example games on the smartphone.
With regards 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 stand-by and talk time.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto held that the branding is conspicuous in a not nice manner.
At the bottom of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser abilities that are double, creates 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 reactive 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 experience full of surprises.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a great purchase with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno recently started the new “beast” in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I ‘m certain will grab the attention of technology lovers and many Android.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a strong apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you are looking to have a mobile that spells reasonable price, easy functionality and class 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 watching films, playing games and browsing the net 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 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to shoot quite clean selfies anyplace.
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 chip (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 ensures smooth operation of the smart phone.
The smartphone allows you to unlock your mobile in less than 10 seconds and has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints. 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 environment output for anyone who understands the power of music.
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 6 Plus variants and new Phantom 6 in an international start
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 launch.
News of its variant TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has predominated online tech blogs for a while but this has largely been treated as notional. However, it has turned out that these conjectures aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Yet, what notify this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which indicate the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ feedbacks on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get totally right last year.
So, in what areas did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ feedbacks seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the standard spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, 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 users and reviewers of the designed smartphone.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I had 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 predecessor Phantom has been resolved 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.
Phantom 5 cameras are simply fantastic, not wow
Even though 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras that were breathtaking were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered midrange TECNO Camon C8 pulled off shots that were more sensational.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A gigantic dual back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and cooling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet version.
And eventually, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the cpu evaluation inmany quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, TECNO wanted a pleasant end;a done and dusted occasion to its Phantom that was next. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be established with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; among the first flagships in the marketplace with such specs that were tremendous.