Tecno Phantom 8 – Full Details, Review & Price
Tecno Phantom 8 was unveiled at the Dubai event after so much speculations, the device sure has some eye-catching features especially in the optics aspects.
Some of the highlights are dual back camera setup, 6GB RAM and astounding body design. We didn’t see the unveiling of Tecno Phantom 8 Plus at the event which literally means; no Phantom 8 Plus this time around.
Tecno Phantom 8 Key features
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 3.0
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 5.7 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, Mediatek chipset
- RAM: 6GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB
- Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
- Battery: 3500 mAh (non-removable)
Tecno Phantom 8 Features Overview
Tecno Phantom 8 uses a 5.7 inches screen with Full HD display, thanks to its 1080 by 1920 pixels resolution and 403 Pixels Per-square Inch (PPI). The device will surely deliver quality display just as the Infinix Note 4 that has the same screen size and resolution.
Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.6 GHz sits on the inside, with a MediaTek chipset. The Phantom 8 is equipped with a whooping 6GB RAM to see to all your multi-tasking needs, this is the first Tecno device to come with that RAM capacity.
Tecno Phantom 8 boasts Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box with HiOS 3.0 from TECNO Mobile on top, the HiOS promises more optimized and sleeker user interface. There are also news of future OS update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the device.
On-board storage for the Phantom 8 is 64GB with option to expand to up to 2TB using a micro SD card, just in case you require more storage space. The smartphone is a dual Micro SIM Android device and supports dual standby with 4G network option as expected.
Camera quality is one of the major selling points of the Tecno Phantom 8, Just as the last year’s Phantom 6, the Phantom 8 uses a dual camera setup that sees the combination of 12 megapixels and 13 megapixels at the back with a single LED flash, the cameras are of Sony IMX 386 like those of iPhone flagships.
With it’s 10x Super Zoom capacity, you are bound to capture professional looking images with the device. The front hosts a 20 megapixels camera with smart dual LED flash for bright selfies.
Tecno Phantom 8 sports a 3,500 mAh battery at the powerhouse, most people believe Tecno could have done better with at least 4,000 mAh or more but all the same, the capacity on the device is still not bad.
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Another highlight of the device is its unique ‘Diamond Fire Design’ that leaves the device glossy and attractive, it is available in three different colors: Champagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue colors. The Tecno Phantom 8 has three basic navigation keys in the lower front bezel while the fingerprint scanner is centrally placed at the back below the camera region.
The Phantom 8 price ranges from 124,000 naira to 145,000 naira in Nigeria which is about 450 USD and Ksh 12,999 in Kenya. The device will be available for purchase through various online and offline stores around the country.
Tecno Phantom 8 Best Alternatives
Another good alternative of the Phantom 8 could its predecessor: the Phantom 6 phones, you may also also consider other good camera focused devices like Nokia 8 and Infinix Note 4 with shiny body design.
Tecno also has the Camon CX, Snotepark K7 and Spark Plus K9 which are all good camera-focused devices in the mid-range category.
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2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz 3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM) 4G Network Yes, LTE (Global Support) SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby) Status Launched: October 2017
Dimensions – 159.95 by 79.5 by 7.9 mm
– Weight: -g
Keyboard Touchscreen Colors Champagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue Cover Plastic
Type FHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors Size 5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 2TB Internal 64GB OS Android 7.0 Nougat (with HiOS 3.0) Processors – Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek chipset
– Mali GPU
RAM 6GB RAM
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones Loudspeaker Yes Audio port 3.5mm jack
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps 3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink 4G NO WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP GPS A-GPS NFC NO USB Type-C Light Speed Charge
Primary – 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps Secondary 20MP Camera with Smart Dual Selfie Flash
Capacity 3500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery Stand-by N/A Talk time N/A Music play
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM Browser HTML5 Java No Miscellaneous – FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price level About 124,000 naira– 145,000 naira (380 USD) (39,599 Ksh) – unconfirmed
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