Just a few weeks after releasing the amazing Tecno Camon C8 into the Nigerian market, Tecno has now released its flagship device in the Phantom series, the Tecno Phantom 5. You must have heard or read about this smartphone in forums and tech sites promoted with the hashtag #TheNextPhantom. Well, the Tecno Phantom 5 is finally out to wow the large population of phone enthusiasts who love the Phantom series.
Like any self-respecting OEM, Tecno made sure the new flagship had better specs than its predecessor. After all, that is the whole point of the annual ritual of bringing out a new flagship smartphone.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the most important specs of the Tecno Phantom 5.
Display and Design
For the first time, Tecno made a smartphone with a full metallic body giving the Tecno Phantom 5 a classy, glossy, sophisticated and at the same time rugged appearance. The screen size is large at 5.5 inches with full HD display at a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels. The IPS, LCD capacitive touchscreen, right down to the 16M colors is guaranteed to give the owner of the Tecno Phantom 5 a pleasurable experience when viewing pictures or HD movies.
Chipset, CPU and Operating system
As far as the operating system goes, it would have being criminal to have anything less than Android 5.1, lollipop for a flagship device. Though we don’t know yet if it is upgradeable to the Android M when it is released later in the year.
The Tecno Phantom 5 sports a 1.4 GHz octa-core Cortex central processing unit with a Mali 450 GPU all mounted on a Mediatek MT6753 chipset.
Storage and Memory
This new flagship smartphone comes with a massive 3 GB of RAM to power all your active applications and processes, while an internal storage of 32 GB expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card ensures you will never have any reason to cry for where to store your files
With the launch of the Camon C8’s amazing camera specs, avid followers of the Tecno brand now have a different standard to measure Tecno camera specs. The C8 camera specs really set a new standard for all Tecno smartphones.
With a rear camera of 13MP, the Tecno Phantom 5 packs enough power for picture lovers. To make the camera amazing, auto focus, dual Led flash and optical image stabilization were also included in the specs. For selfie lovers, an 8MP front camera is available. I have to admit that that is some good spec for a front camera.
Even though, overall, the Tecno Phantom 5 camera specs is not up to the Camon C8 camera specs, what you get in addition to the display specs, is a combination to ensure your photos and videos are crystal clear and sharp.
The Tecno Phantom 5 does not disappoint with its non-removable battery. A massive 3000mAh capacity battery is guaranteed to give you long hours of heavy usage without a need to carry your charger around.
Verdict: At N69,900, this phone is priced like the flagship it is supposed to be. For lovers of anything unique, the price won’t be a problem. The desire to have and own the best are what motivates them. And certainly, having a smartphone like the Tecno Phantom 5 would really set you apart from the crowd.
Full Technical Specifications Of The Tecno Phantom 5
|Model||Tecno Phantom 5|
|Dimensions||151 X 75.8 X 6.8mm|
|Colors||Gold, Black, White|
|2G Network||GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|4G Network||4G: FDD CSFB band|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Size||5.5inches FHD screen|
|Resolution||1080 X 1920 pixel screen resolution|
|Yes, Mp3, Midi, WAV, AAC|
|Yes, 3GP, Mp4|
|Yes (with RDS)|
|13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash|
|Yes, 1080p@30fps Video|
|Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR|
|Yes, LED flash|
|8 MP, 1080p With Front Flash|
|Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)|
|CPU||1.4GHz Octa-core cortex – A7 CPU|
|Internal Storage||32 GB|
|microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA|
|USB||Yes, microUSB 2.0|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|2G||GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Speed||Up to 42.2 Mbps|
|Web Browser||Yes, HTML5|
|SMS||Yes (threaded view)|
|Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– Support OTG
– Support OTA
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery Type||Li-Po Battery|