Tecno Phantom 8

₦ 121,500
9.3

Speed

10.0/10

Value

9.9/10

Consumer Interest

7.7/10

Customer Satisfaction

8.8/10

Overall Rating

9.9/10

Pros

  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Excellent user interface and performance
  • Face Unlock, (rear-mounted) Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Digital Compass
  • Efficient download speeds plus moderate data charges
  • Memory –6GB RAM

Cons

  • In built battery
  • Non-Removable Battery
  • No waterproofing

Coming after the release of Phantom 6 and the higher version (Phantom 6 Plus), Tecno Phantom 8 clarifies Tecno’s determination to give iPhone and Samsung a run for their money. Needless to say, Phantom 8 fits into the guild of heavyweight smartphones courtesy of its massive RAM, expeditious octa-core processor and mighty camera setup.

The interesting features stated above are just few of the exclusive highlights of Phantom 8. Therefore, this article captures a detailed review of the smartphone as well as its price ranges.

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Design & Display

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Design-wise, Phantom 8 sports curvy edges and hosts an attractive 3D Diamond Fire Design with a sleek metallic chassis. Definitely, these features endow Phantom 8 with some decorative feel that compares that of other giants including iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8.

Phantom 8 further features the protective Corning Gorilla Glass hosted on a 5.7-inch IPS display. Compared to that of preceding Tecno phones, this display promises much brighter images courtesy of its Full HD plus a display resolution earmarked at 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

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Camera

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To avail users the chance of taking super-impressive pictures, Tecno Phantom 8 houses a dual rear camera combining a 13MP lens and a 12MP lens. Some of the features which improve picture quality on the device are 10X Zoom, Autofocus and led flash.

Paired with a dual LED flash, the front camera of Phantom 8 garners 20 megapixels, assuring users an otherworldly selfie experience.

Hardware & Software

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Undoubtedly, the hardware features of Phantom 8 constitute the smartphone’s gargantuan highlights. The device comes with 6GB RAM plus an octa-core (MediaTek Helio P25) processor. In the light of these gargantuan features, it’s certain that users will have a hassle-free experience even when using Tecno Phantom 8 for high-end gaming.

Inside the Phantom 8, there’s 64GB of internal storage which is mightily expansible to 2TB with the aid of a micro SD card. Paired with HiOS 3.0 skin, Android (Nougat) 7.0 is the OS users of Phantom 8 will have. This is likely one downside to the mighty smartphone but luckily, Tecno offers users the benefit of upgrade.

Battery

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Most buyers would expect Tecno Phantom 8 to pack some massive battery capacity but the smartphone instead hosts a powerhouse of 3,500mAh battery. With the battery supporting fast-charge technology, Tecno seems to have made up a bit for this shortcoming.

Full Features and Specifications of Tecno Phantom 8

General Features · Memory –6GB RAM

·  Processors – 2.6GHz quad-core Cortex A53, 2.6GHz octa-core processor, 1.6GHz  (MediaTek Helio P25) Cortex A53

· Dimensions –159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm

·  SIM – (dual) micro-SIM with dual standby

·  Colours –Black, Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue

· GPU –Mali 880

· OS –Android 7.0 (Nougat) HiOS

Camera 12MP+13MP (dual) rear camera 1080p HD Video (with 10X Digital Zoom, Geo-tagging, Autofocus & Tri-tone LED flash), 20MP front camera (with dual-tone LED flash)
Internet & Connectivity 4G LTE (up to 300 Mbps), HSPA+, 3G/WCDMA/HSPA, EDGE, GPRS (up to 48kbps), USB port (USB Type C), Wi-Fi Hotspot, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct), Bluetooth (v4.2 with A2DP)
Network Support ·4G LTE –LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38/  40/

· 3G WCDMA –850 / 2100MHz

·  2G GSM –850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz

Messaging Push Emails, Email Protocol (IMAP4, POP3, SMTP), Instant Messaging, SMS/MMS
Display IPS 5.7-inch Display (with Corning Gorilla Glass) and screen resolution of  1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
Sensors & Controls (Rear-mounted) Fingerprint Scanner, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Voice Control, Intelligent Digital Assistant, Iris Scanner
Media Loudspeaker, 3.5mm Jack, FM Radio, Video Player (MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD), Music Player (MP3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+)
Storage 64GB ROM, memory expansion (with SD card support) up to 256GB practically.

SIM2 slot required for expansion up to 2TB

Secondary Features Document Viewer, Video Streaming, Video Editor, Maps (Google Maps), Navigation (with A-GPS, GPS)

 

Tecno Phantom 8 Prices

In Nigeria, Tecno Phantom 8 is listed on online smartphone stores with a price range beginning from #121,000. In Ghana and Kenya, the Tecno phone is obtainable at the prices of GHS 1465 and KSh 36,495 respectively.

Conclusion

We hope this review has touched on what you intend to know about the mighty Tecno Phantom 8. While the prices of the smartphone may vary depending on the retailer, our stated prices will hopefully give you a rough idea of how much you should have in order to get the phone.

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