Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics including fingerprint Touch ID, 3GB RAM and full alloy body casing. A superior smartphone completely 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 amounts reveal strong sales in Africa—particularly North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director 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 surround audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
“The Nigerian marketplace is fast growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy phones predicated 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 are now able to enjoy the long awaited ‘Touch’ finger print identification in the leading cellular telephone maker as PHANTOM 5 unveils TECNO’s first fingerprint touch detector 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 moment the finger makes contact with the back 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 buy for any user.
With stylish, classy and trusted being some of the adjectives that can be attributed to the device, the Chinese manufacturing company promises users the advantage of a high performance device at an affordable price.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in an elaborate packaging in keeping with the producer’s tradition of wowing in the beginning, to start with.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging guarantees that the smartphone will endure no damage while on transit, thus relieving a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The interior of the packaging is nevertheless minimalist and compact making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The carton features 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 either nano SIM or a micro SIM based on which size they’ve prior to purchasing the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the sleek 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 an enjoyable encounter. The handset has dimensions 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, and a somewhat modest ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled when on calls.
This really 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 house button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing area.
The top edge of the mobile made from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which puts emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist layout.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole that will be possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left edge of the device is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two SIM cards that are micro.
The opposite edge has the memory card tray, the electricity/lock button and the volume toggle.
At the underside 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 interface is the mike which may snare lint.
The rear of the smartphone features a 13 megapixel primary camera with a dual flash light set next to it.
Right under that is a fingerprint detector which can be among the newer features made available from the maker. Unlike competitor brands that permit just one finger to lock other characteristics, programs and the mobile, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save around five fingers allowing for easy use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a great bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with main characteristics. There’s just little as the the device is a proven performer functioning economically to rival other high end brands to bemoan with regards to functionality and features.
The drawback to the unit is the plastic top and bottom borders which will break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, 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.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even RAM-intensive applications such as games on the smartphone.
When it comes to 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.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained the branding is noticeable in a not pleasant way.
At the base of the rear is a wide Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser capabilities, 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 reactive in smartphones.
The easy 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 device an experience full of surprises.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a good purchase with the convenience of reasonable pricing against an above average offering of features on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the marketplace
Tecno Phantom 5 advents in Nigeria.
Tecno established the new “animal” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I ‘m certain will capture the attention of many Android and tech fans.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is truly a powerful device for leisure and work, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you’re looking to have a cellphone that spells acceptable cost, 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 offers a solid screening experience is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems 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 really clean selfies anytime anyplace.
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 enables up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees smooth operation of the smart phone.
It also comes with a strong audio system powered by Dolby that gives an unbelievable digital environment output for anyone who understands the power of music.
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 Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and double micro sim slots that I am confident will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil new Phantom 6 and 6 Plus variations in an international start
Finally, the cellular giant TECNO gives a positive nod to the long held views by technology faithful that the Asian multinational will be losing its main of the year, come September in an international start.
Yet, what inform this article are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons feedbacks on what the forerunner flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get completely right last year.
News of its variation TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has dominated online tech sites for a while but this has mostly been treated as notional. Nevertheless, it’s 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.
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, consequently, the normal spot-on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 design that is stuff 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 anti-climax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
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 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 before noticed that its champagne golden color disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are only , not wow that is fantastic
Even though breathless 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused midrange TECNO Camon C8 pulled sensational shots off.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A monstrous dual back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 21MP SONYTM back camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet variant.
And eventually, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the chip evaluation inmany quarterswhere its octa-core central processing unit wasbrought under the heat, a pleasant ending;a done and dusted occasion to its next Phantom was wanted by TECNO. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be found with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one among the first flagships in the market with such huge specs.