TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 attributes for example full metal body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM casing. A premium smartphone fully optimized for leisure and work, the PHANTOM 5 has a MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset.
“Global 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—especially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Promotion, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus rear camera that takes images 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 quickly growing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users buy cellphones based on essential characteristics like camera, music and Internet connectivity. TECNO is positioned strategically to meet the mobile needs of each segment 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 manufacturer 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 brilliant, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about exactly the same minute 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 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 classy, trendy and reliable being some of the adjectives that can result from the unit, the Chinese producer promises users the benefit of a high performance device at a reasonable price.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To start with, the device comes in an intricate packaging in keeping with the maker’s custom of wowing in the start.
More in relation to the aesthetics, the packaging ensures that the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transit, thus relieving a buyer of shock that is unneeded.
The interior of the packaging is nonetheless streamlined and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful experience.
The box includes the device, 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 fit a micro SIM or nano SIM based on which size they have prior to buying the phone.
The protective covering adds the additional security for the device that is glossy, safeguarding against scrapes and dents 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 seeing a nice 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 shooting video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide angle front facing camera, a proximity sensor, when on calls and a fairly small ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled,.
This is due to the size which at times forces an user when on a call to adjust the handset.
The bottom of the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and house button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing area.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole that’s potentially an unofficial shop for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left border of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two SIM cards that are micro.
At the bottom edge 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 microphone which could snare lint.
The rear 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 which is one of the newer features supplied by 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 up to five fingers allowing for ease of use.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand which will be a relief to users who’ve hitherto maintained the branding is noticeable in a not pleasant way.
At the very base of the back is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser capacities, creates sound that is rich .
Coming to the internal workings, the smartphone runs on the Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system that’s been touted as among the most responsive in smartphones.
The smooth running operating system is assisted 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 apparatus an experience full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even RAM-intensive applications for example games on the smartphone.
With regards 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 remarkable stand-by and talk time.
The handset is a great bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with flagship attributes. There is hardly little as the the apparatus is a proven performer running economically to match other high end brands to bemoan when it comes to functionality and attributes.
The drawback to the unit is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Luckily, the protective casing sold with the phone solves this. The casing also protects the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint detector to keep its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a good 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 launched the new “beast” in Nigeria in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I am certain will grab the focus of tech fans and many Android.
With the innovations in design and quality, Tecno Phantom 5 is really a powerful apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you’re looking to have a phone that spells decent 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 watching movies, playing games and browsing the net better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which still offers a viewing experience that is solid is, however, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
However, it keeps 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to let you to take very 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 enables 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 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 to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I am certain will last a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus forms and new Phantom 6 in an international launching
Finally, the cellular giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by tech faithful that the Asian multinational will be losing its flagship of the year, come September in an international launch.
Nevertheless, what advise this article are the verbal cues from a top graded staff which imply the cellular multinational may have taken lessons from consumers’ opinions on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 didn’t get absolutely right last year.
News of its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has dominated on-line tech websites for a while now but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Nevertheless, it has turned out that these speculations aren’t so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a totally outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
So, in what regions did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The good thing about the TECNO system is that it takes consumers’ remarks seriously and routes them into its R&D, so, the usual spot on upgrades go with every flagship. From what we’ve discovered, the TECNO Phantom 5 substance layout didn’t live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The choice of plastic over full metal in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anti climax for both reviewers and users of the brilliantly designed smartphone.
“My Phantom 5 caved in at the edge on a major impact. I ‘d also earlier discovered that its champagne golden hue disappeared along the rim to expose black plastic foundation”—a Phantom 5 owner
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 superior aluminum-magnesium alloy rims for its 98.1% full metal body casing.
Phantom 5 cameras are only amazing, not wow
Even though breathless 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-concentrated mid-range TECNO Camon C8 pulled stunning shots off.
What response do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A massive 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 icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the cpu evaluation inmany quarterswhere its octa-core chip wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a pleasant end;a dusted and done occasion to its next Phantom. It got just that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be started with groundbreaking deca-core chip; one of the first flagships in the marketplace with such enormous specs.