TECNO Phantom 8: Specifications Review

November 17, 2017
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The TECNO Phantom 8 is finally here!

The Phantom 8 is a successor of the TECNO Phantom 6 and its launch just over a year ago. The smartphone packs a number of awesome specification with the focus being on the camera and ultra-powerful performance profile.

That said, here is what the TECNO Phantom 8 has to offer.

Should you buy it?

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Why you should

The TECNO Phantom 8 is a solid smartphone that targets those out shopping for premium smartphone photography while on the budget. That coupled with the ultra-powerful performance profile is reason why you should fork out Ksh. 36,999 to buy the phone.

Cons

The Ksh. 36,999 price is quite steep and way over what most buyers might consider the budget.

Technical Specifications

Camera

Rear Camera (Dual): 12MP + 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 20 MP

LED Flash: Yes

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The camera is the prime feature of the TECNO Phantom 8. You get a dual rear camera setup of 12MP and 13 MP and a selfie camera of 20MP.

The Phantom 8 camera is designed to offer a stellar real time camera experience as opposed to users relying on editing the pictures after shooting.

The highlight of the camera is the 10X Super Zoom as well as real-time refocus. The camera uses the Sony IMX386 sensor to reduce noise.

The selfie camera on the other hand packs a Smart Dual Selfie Flash that works well at providing adequate light to that suits different light environments.

Performance

Operating System: HiOS 3.0 Based on Android 7.0

CPU: 2.6GHz Helio P25 Octa-Core

RAM: 6 GB

Internal Memory: 64 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 2TB

The performance profile of the TECNO Phantom 8 is a dimension that will make you smile.  A 2.6GHz Helio P25 Octa-Core CPU powers the Phantom 8 and this is coupled with a massive 6GB RAM. The choice of the chipset was expected considering that it optimized to power smartphone with Dual cameras.

The profile is impressive considering that both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Huawei P10 pack 4GB RAM. The chipset is therefore able to handle pretty much everything you through at it.

Display

Display Size: 5.7-inch

Display Type: IPS LCD

Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels

Screen Resolution Density:

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

The TECNO Phantom 8 features a 5.7-inch IPS display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A Corning Gorilla Glass layer covers the display to minimize scratches.

Design

Dimensions: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm

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The Phantom 8 abides with the ‘Diamond Design’ philosophy. The choice of the design philosophy gives the TECNO Phantom 8 a thin look that feels good to the touch as well as a sense of uniqueness.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-PO 3500mAh

A Li-PO 3500mAh battery powers the TECNO Phantom 8. The battery is powerful enough to last a day ot two while on moderate usage.

Extras

Fingerprint Sensor

Verdict

The TECNO Phantom 8 is a fine device and a much needed upgrade of the TECNO Phantom range.

Rivals

Rivals of the TECNO Phantom 8 include the OPPO F5 and INFINIX Zero 5 (upcoming)

Price in Kenya

The TECNO Phantom 8 has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 26,999 in Kenya.

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