Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics like 3GB RAM, fingerprint Touch ID and full alloy 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, an increase of 19.3 per cent during the first quarter of 2015, these amounts represent strong sales in Africa—especially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Manager of Promotion, TECNO Mobile.
PHANTOM 5 boasts 13MP auto focus back camera that takes images even in low light and HiFi 2.0 Dolby Nature encompass audio-first natural Boom sound stereos with zero sound distortion.
"The Nigerian marketplace is quickly maturing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where phones are bought by end users according to essential attributes like Internet, camera and music 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 top cellular telephone manufacturer as TECNO’s first fingerprint touch sensor mounted on the rear of the smart phone is unveiled by PHANTOM 5.
"The correctness and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ detector is fantastic, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about 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 performer that is high
The Tecno Phantom 5 is in every way a budget-friendly smartphone with high end attributes making its acquisition a buy for any user.
With stylish, 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 aspect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
The device comes in an complex packaging in keeping with the manufacturer’s tradition of wowing in the beginning, to begin with.
More compared to the aesthetics, the packaging ensures that the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transit, thus alleviating a buyer of shock that is unnecessary.
The interior of the packaging is yet compact and minimalist making unpacking it all the more a delightful encounter.
The box 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 depending on which size they've prior to purchasing the mobile.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the device that is slick, safeguarding against dents and scratches 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 screen has triple-layered Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to keep scrapes away.
On top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when shooting video calls, or selfies, an eight mega pixel wide-angle front a proximity sensor, when on calls and a fairly small ear piece that will often come off as muffled,.
The top edge of the phone made of 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 that will be possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
This 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 house button) with an additional capacitive button that minimizes one other three to allow more viewing space.
On the left border of the device is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite border has the volume toggle, the electricity/lock button and the memory card tray.
At the bottom border of the smartphone is the charging port 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 back 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 which can be among the newer features offered by producer. Unlike rival brands that enable just one finger to lock applications, the mobile and other attributes, the Phantom 5’s sensor can save as much as five fingers allowing for easy use.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who have hitherto maintained the branding is conspicuous in a not pleasant manner.
At the very bottom of the back is a broad Dolby Digital loudspeaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s dual sound equaliser abilities, produces rich sound during media playback.
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 simple running operating system is helped by a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, a Cortex A53 CPU, the MediaTek MT6753 chipset, and a Mali-T760 MP4 GPU all which make using the apparatus an encounter full of surprises.
The device’s RAM is 3GB which adds to the ease of running even RAM-intensive programs 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 remarkable stand by and talk time.
The handset is a great bargain for users looking to get an affordable device with flagship features. There is just little to bemoan in terms of attributes and functionality as the the device is a proven performer running efficiently to rival other high end brands.
The drawback to the device is the plastic top and bottom edges which will either break on chip or impact making the apparatus unsightly. Fortunately, this is solved by the protective casing sold with the cellphone. The casing also shields the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint detector to preserve its functionality.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the mobile is a great buy with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of features on the apparatus.
Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the greatest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 debuts in Nigeria.
Tecno started the new "beast" in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting characteristics that I am certain will capture the attention of many Android and tech fans.
In case you're looking to have a cellphone that spells category, simple functionality and cost that is acceptable the Tecno Phantom 5 is the phone to have.
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.
The 5.5-inch FHD display offers more real estate for your content, making the experience of watching films, playing games and browsing the web better.
The 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a screening experience that is solid is, nevertheless, retained by it.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 seems to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Yet, it keeps 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to enable you to shoot quite clean selfies anytime everywhere.
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 processor (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.
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 to Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with a powerful audio system powered by Dolby that gives an incredible digital environment output signal for anyone who understands the power of music.
It also comes with a 3000 mAh battery and double micro sim slots that I am confident will continue 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 flagship of the year, come September in an international start.
News of the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 and its form TECNO Phantom 6 Plus has predominated on-line technology blogs for a while now but this has mainly been treated as speculative. Yet, it has turned out that these conjectures aren't so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nevertheless, what advise this post are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which imply the cellular multinational may have taken lessons feedbacks on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 didn't get totally right last year.
So, in what places did last Phantom neglect to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses consumers’ feedbacks 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 stuff layout did not live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The choice of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a major anti-climax for both users and reviewers of the smartphone that is designed.
This widely reported flaw in the forerunner 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 major impact. I 'd also before noticed that its champagne golden color faded along the rim to expose black plastic base"—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply , not wow that is amazing
Even though 13MP rear/8MP front low light cameras that were breathless were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-focused mid-range sensational shots were pulled off by TECNO Camon C8.
What answer do they get for their lackluster review of TECNO Phantom 5 cameras?
A huge double back camera upgrades (13MP 5MP) in TECNO Phantom 6 and chilling 21MP SONYTM rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet form.
And finally, a deca- core
While the Phantom 5 passed the central processing unit test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core processor wasbrought under the heat, TECNO wanted a pleasant finish;a done and dusted occasion to its Phantom that was next. It got only that, the new TECNO Phantom 6is believed to be started with groundbreaking deca-core central processing unit; one among the first mains in the marketplace with such huge specs.