Dual cameras, a speedy octa-core processor, and an abundant RAM are some of the features the impressive Tecno Phantom 8 sports. Here is the review of the device.
Phantom 8 Quick Specs & Features
- 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)
- 2.6GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P25 CPU with 6GB RAM
- Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS
- 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
- 12MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera and 20MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data (up to 300 Mbps downloads)
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 3500 mAh Battery
Design and Display
With the lofty ambition of competing with giants such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8, the Phantom 8 sports a metallic chassis with an alluring 3D ‘Diamond Fire Design’ for a premium touch. The edges are curvy it looks premium at 7.9mm.
Tecno Phantom 8 sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. You may expect slightly sharper images than what the predecessor offered. There is robust Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against scratches.
Like many flagship devices, the Phantom 8 sports dual rear cameras.Tecno Phantom 8 combines a 12MP sensor with a 13MP sensor for greater image depth and quality. You get Tri-LED flash, autofocus and 10X zoom among the shot features. There is an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash on the front for selfie lovers.
Hardware and Software
Boasting an incredible 6GB of RAM, this device should run apps and games with zero lags or hiccups. It also has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor.
For storage, you get 64GB space on the inside. This is expandable by jaw-dropping 2 TB using a microSD card. The Tecno Phantom 8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat sporting HiOS 3.0 skin.
The 3,500mAh battery might b disappointing to some users who expected more juice for such a high end device. The upsoide with regards to power is that the Phantom 8 supports fast charging so it spends less time in the socket.
Tecno Phantom 8 features a fingerprint scanner and supports fast LTE connectivity. It has a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, USB On-The-Go (OTG), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.
Pricing and Availability
Tecno Phantom 8 is now available in Nigeria and Kenya. It starts at a price of 1399 AED. You can buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries. Tecno Phantom 8 price in Nigeria ranges from 121,000 Naira to 170,000 Naira.
Tecno Phantom 8 Specs
- Availability: Announced Oct. 22
- Available: Expected 31st October
- SIM: Yes, dual sim
- Platform: Android Operating System (Android 7.0 Nougat) + HiOS UI v3.0
- Fingerprint: Yes, rear-mounted.
- Technology: GSM / HSDPA / LTE
- 2G Bands: Yes
- 3G Bands: Yes
- 4G Bands: Yes, Band not specified
BODY & DISPLAY:
- Size: 5.7-inches FHD with 2.5D glass
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Pixels
- Protection: –
- Dimensions: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm
- Weight: –
- Build : Full metal , Diamond Fire Design
- Colours: Galaxy Blue, Phantom Black and Champagne Gold
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio P25 (MT6757CD)
- CPU: 2.6GHz Octa-core.
- GPU: ARM Mali-T880 dual GPU @ 1GHz
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Yes , Type-C
- OTG : Yes
- NFC: –
- RAM: 6GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- External Storage: Yes , microSD up to 2TB (Hybrid setup , Uses SIM 2 Slot)
- Rear Camera: 13MP + 12MP , Sony IMX386 dual rear cameras
- Rear Flash: Yes
- Features: Autofocus, portrait mode [refocus], Auto HDR, Night mode, Superpixel and smart filters
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Front Flash: Yes
- Features: Smooth Mode , Brighten Mode
- Capacity: 3500mAh
- Type: Non-removable
- Features: Rapid charge
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- E-Compass Sensor
- Gyroscope Sensor