TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 features like full metal body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM 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—specially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Marketing, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes pictures 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 rapidly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users purchase mobiles predicated on essential characteristics like Internet, camera and music . 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 included.
Brand loyalists can now enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading cellular telephone manufacturer as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector mounted on the back of the smart phone.
“The accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is amazing, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about 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 buy for any user.
With classy, trendy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the unit, the Chinese manufacturer assures users the advantage of a high performance device at a manageable cost.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes within an complex packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s tradition of wowing from your start, to start with.
More than the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will endure no damage while on transportation system, thus alleviating a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The interior of the packaging is however compact and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton includes 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 insert a micro SIM or nano SIM depending on which size they’ve prior to purchasing the phone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the apparatus that is slick, safeguarding against scratches and dents 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 seeing a pleasant experience. The handset has dimensions of 151 X 75.8 X 6.8 mm and weighs 172 grammes.
The screen has triple-layered scratches to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
On top of the display are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, and a somewhat little ear piece that can sometimes come off as muffled when on calls.
The top border of the mobile made of plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole that is 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 correct 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 extra capacitive button that minimizes one 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 micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the memory card tray, the power/lock button and the volume toggle.
At the bottom border of the smartphone is the charging port which doubles up as the connector to a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging interface is the mike 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 under that is a fingerprint detector that’s one of the newer features supplied by producer. Unlike competitor brands that enable only one finger to lock applications, the phone and other attributes, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save as much as 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 maintained that the branding is conspicuous in a way that is not nice.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s double sound equaliser abilities, creates sound that is rich .
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 simple 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.
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 really is expandable to 132GB via a microSD card.
The handset is a great deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with flagship characteristics. There’s barely little as the the device is a proven performer working economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to features and functionality.
The disadvantage to the unit is the plastic top and bottom borders which will break on impact or chip making the apparatus 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.
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 attributes on the device.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the best smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno recently found the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I ‘m certain will grab the attention of many Android and technology fans.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a strong device for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you are looking to have a cellphone that spells decent cost, simple functionality and class , 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 movies, playing games and browsing the internet better.
It, however, retains the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a viewing experience that is strong.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera ability of the phantom line.
Yet, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to take selfies that is quite clean anytime everywhere.
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’s an in-built storage of 32 GB and permits up to 64 GB external storage, which ensures easy 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 store up to 10 fingerprints. 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 surround output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and dual micro sim slots that I ‘m sure will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
Eventually, the cellular giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be dropping its main of the year, come September in an international start.
News of its variant TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has dominated online technology blogs for a while now but this has mostly been treated as speculative. Nonetheless, it’s turned out that these speculations are not so speculative after all. There will be an official release of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nevertheless, what notify this post about the next TECNOPhantom are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ comments on what the forerunner main, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely right last year.
So, in what areas did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ opinions seriously and channels them into its R&D, therefore, the normal spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, 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 metal in Phantom 5 body rim is a major anticlimax for both reviewers and users of the designed smartphone.
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 premium aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I ‘d also previously discovered that its champagne gold color faded along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are just , not wow that is great
Even though breathtaking 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered mid range shots that were spectacular were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A gigantic 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
While the Phantom 5 passed the central processing unit test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant end;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was desired by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core processor; among the first mains in the market with such specs that were tremendous.