TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics 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.
“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 reveal 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 rapidly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where mobiles are bought by end users predicated on key characteristics like camera, music and Internet . 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 added.
Brand loyalists can now enjoy 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’ detector is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same minute 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.
And in that aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To start with, the device comes in an complex packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s tradition of wowing from the start.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging ensures that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, hence relieving a buyer of unneeded shock.
The interior of the packaging is nonetheless minimalist and streamlined making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The carton comprises 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 fit nano SIM or a micro SIM determined by which size they have prior to purchasing the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the sleek apparatus, guarding in the big event of a fall against dents and scrapes.
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 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 scratches to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
At the top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, when on calls and a rather small ear piece that can sometimes come off as muffled,.
The top border 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 which will be potentially an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
This is because of the size which at times forces an user to adjust the handset when on a call.
The base of the the screen has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and dwelling button) with an additional 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 SIM cards that are micro.
The opposite edge has the volume toggle, the electricity/lock button and the memory card tray.
At the bottom 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 microphone that could trap lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light place next to it.
Right beneath that is a fingerprint sensor that’s among the newer features made available from the manufacturer. Unlike rival brands that allow only one finger to lock other characteristics, applications and the phone, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for easy use with either hand.
Below the detector is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who have hitherto held the branding is noticeable in a manner that is not pleasant.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capacities that are dual, 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 reactive 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 apparatus an experience full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even RAM-intensive applications such as 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 impressive stand by and talk time.
On the plus side, the handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with main features. There is hardly little as the the apparatus is a proven performer working economically to equal other high end brands to bemoan with regards to attributes and functionality.
The drawback to the device is the plastic top and bottom borders 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 protects the aluminium back 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 fair pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno recently launched the new “animal” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting features that I ‘m sure will grab the focus of many Android and tech lovers.
In case you are looking to have a mobile that spells fair price, easy functionality and class , 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 seeing films, playing games and browsing the internet better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a strong screening experience is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it keeps 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to shoot selfies that is quite clean anytime anywhere.
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 permits up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees easy operation of the smart phone.
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.
The smartphone enables you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds and has a finger print scanner technology that can store up to 10 fingerprints. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with double 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 6 Plus versions and new Phantom 6 in an international start
Eventually, the cellular giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be dropping its flagship of the year, come September in an international launch.
News of its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has predominated online tech websites for a while now but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Nonetheless, it’s turned out that these speculations are not so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nonetheless, what inform this article about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which suggest the mobile multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ opinions on what the predecessor main, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally right last year.
So, in what places did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ opinions seriously and routes them into its R&D, thus, the usual spot-on upgrades go with every main. From what we’ve learned, the TECNO Phantom 5 design that is substance did not 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 leading anti-climax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is brilliantly 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 hue faded along the rim to expose black plastic base”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply great, not wow
Even though breathtaking 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled stunning shots off.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
And eventually, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the cpu test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core chip wasbrought under the heat, TECNO needed a pleasant ending;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is considered to be found with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one among the first mains in the market with such tremendous specs.