Nigeria: TECNO Mobile unveils new Phantom 5
TECNO Mobile has recently unveiled its latest offering, the TECNO PHANTOM 5. The PHANTOM 5 characteristics like full alloy body, fingerprint Touch ID and 3GB RAM casing. A premium 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—specially North Africa and Nigeria, said Mr. Vane, Director of Advertising, 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 market is rapidly developing, what we see is an increasingly segmented space where end users purchase cellphones according to key features 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 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 accuracy and speed of PHANTOM 5 ‘Touch’ sensor is excellent, its scanner reads 360 degrees user fingerprint and in just about 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 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 trusted, classy and trendy being some of the adjectives that can result from the unit, the Chinese manufacturer promises users the advantage of a high performance device at an affordable price.
And in that respect the smartphone doesn’t disappoint.
To begin with, the device comes in keeping with the maker’s tradition of wowing in the onset within an complex packaging.
More as opposed to aesthetics, the packaging guarantees the smartphone will suffer no damage while on transportation system, thus relieving a buyer of unnecessary shock.
The interior of the packaging is yet 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 add either a micro SIM or nano SIM determined by which size they've prior to buying the cellphone.
The protective covering adds the extra security for the glossy apparatus, safeguarding against scrapes and dents in the big 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 a nice experience. The handset has measurements of 151 X 75.8 X 6.8 mm and weighs 172 grammes.
The display has triple-layered scrapes to be kept away by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
At the top of the screen are the LED flashlight for illumination when taking selfies, or video calls, an eight mega pixel wide angle front a proximity sensor, when on calls and a quite little ear piece that can occasionally come off as muffled,.
This is because of the size which at times forces an user to correct the handset when on a call.
The base of the the display has the capacitive touch buttons (exit key, menu button, and home button) with an extra capacitive button that minimizes another three to allow more viewing space.
The top edge of the phone manufactured from plastic has a 3.5mm jack pin allowance, which places emphasis on the handset’s own minimalist design.
The jack pin allowance however comes off as a gaping hole which is possibly an unofficial store for lint from an user’s pocket.
On the left edge of the unit is the the SIM card tray which has provision for two micro SIM cards.
The opposite edge has the electricity/lock button the volume toggle and the memory card tray tray.
At the underside edge of the smartphone is the charging interface which doubles up as the connector to a computer or other peripheral devices. On the right side of the charging port is the mic 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 detector that is among the newer features supplied by the manufacturer. Unlike challenger brands that enable only one finger to lock applications, the phone and other attributes, the Phantom 5’s detector can save up to five fingers allowing for ease of use with either hand.
On the plus side, the handset is a good deal for users looking to get a reasonable device with main attributes. There is scarcely little to bemoan with regards to functionality and attributes as the the apparatus is a proven performer working economically to equal other high end brands.
The drawback to the unit is the plastic top and bottom edges which will break on chip or impact making the device unsightly. Luckily, this is solved by the protective casing sold with the cellphone. The casing also protects the aluminium rear of the phone and by extension the fingerprint sensor to keep 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.
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 notable stand-by and talk time.
Below the sensor is a minimalist insignia of the brand that may be a relief to users who have hitherto maintained the branding is noticeable in a way that is not pleasant.
At the base of the rear is a broad Dolby Digital speaker, which coupled with the smartphone’s sound equaliser capabilities that are double, 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 processor, 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.
All in all, for N81,000 Naira, the phone is a good buy with the convenience of fair pricing against an above average offering of attributes on the apparatus.
Why Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the finest smartphones in the market
Tecno Phantom 5 introductions in Nigeria.
Tecno found the new "beast" in its Phantom line.
The Tecno Phantom 5 comes with some really interesting features that I am certain will capture the focus of tech fans and many Android.
With the innovations in quality and design, Tecno Phantom 5 is really a strong apparatus for work and leisure, which defines the needs of its users.
In case you're looking to have a cellphone that spells class, simple functionality and price that is reasonable , 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 watching movies, playing games and browsing the internet better.
It, nevertheless, keeps the 1080 x 1920 pixels’ resolution which offers a screening experience that is solid.
With 13 megapixels, Tecno Phantom 5 appears to downgrade the camera power of the phantom line.
Nevertheless, it maintains 8 megapixels’ front facing camera with a flash to allow you to shoot selfies that is really clean anytime anyplace.
With 151 x 78.5 x 6.8mm measurements, Tecno Phantom 5 is super slim and comes with a metallic finish.
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 allows up to 64 GB external storage, which guarantees smooth 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 allows you to unlock your phone in less than 10 seconds and has a finger print scanner technology that can save up to 10 fingerprints. According Tecno, it takes 700 milliseconds to be precise.
It also comes with dual micro sim slots and a 3000 mAh battery that I 'm confident will continue a day or two depending on how you use it.
TECNO set to unveil 6 Plus variants and new Phantom 6 in an international launch
Finally, the mobile giant TECNO gives a favorable nod to the long held views by tech faithful that its main of the year wills be dropping, come September in an international launch.
News of its version TECNO Phantom 6 Plus and the yet to be released TECNO Phantom 6 has predominated on-line technology sites for a while now but this has mainly been treated as notional. Yet, it's turned out that these conjectures are not so speculative after all. There will be an official launch of a completely outlandish Phantom and this time TECNO is saying so.
Nevertheless, what notify this post are the verbal cues from a top ranked staff which indicate the cellular multinational may have taken lessons feedbacks last year on what the predecessor flagship, TECNO Phantom 5 did not get totally appropriate.
So, in what places did last Phantom fail to impress?
The great thing about the TECNO system is that it chooses 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 material design didn't live up to expectations.
Phantom 5 body rim is plastic not metal.
The alternative of plastic over full alloy in Phantom 5 body rim is a leading anticlimax for both reviewers and users of the smartphone that is brilliantly designed.
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 had also previously discovered that its champagne gold color faded along the rim to expose black plastic base"—a Phantom 5 owner
Phantom 5 cameras are simply amazing, not wow
Even though breathless 13MP back/8MP front low light cameras were sported by the TECNO Phantom 5, Phantom enthusiasts felt the photo-centered midrange TECNO Camon C8 pulled off sensational shots.
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 rear camera in the TECNO Phantom 6 Plus phablet variant.
And eventually, a deca- core icing on the cake
While the Phantom 5 passed the processor test inmany quarterswhere its octa-core cpu wasbrought under the heat, TECNO desired a sweet 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 of the first mains in the marketplace with such specs that were tremendous.