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Tecno Phantom 9

Tecno Phantom 9
$197.00
Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display: 6.4 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera: 16 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 32 MP front
  • Storage: 128 GB
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 2.35 GHz Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)

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  • Design, Built Quality 9 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 9 / 10
  • OS and Usability 10 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

The Tecno Phantom 9 is the latest smartphone from Tecno Mobility launched in June, 2019. The device is the direct successor of Phantom 8 launched back in 2017, and comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, triple rear camera setup, and a large 6.4-inch Full-HD+ display.

The specifications details includes the aforementioned 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The device has a U-shaped notch cut-out, making the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and giving the device about 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Tecno Phantom 9 display

Thanks to Samsung AMOLED screen, the display on the Phantom is sharp and crisp, and despite being 6.4-inch, the Phantom 9 is still much compact and smaller than the previous Phantom 8 with 5.7-inch display, thanks to it impressive 84% screen-to-body. The display also has a built-in on-screen fingerprint sensor, which places your security right in front of you; the first of it kind from Tecno Mobility.

Tecno Phantom 9 in-display fingerprint sensor

Under the hood, the Tecno Phantom 9 runs on an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC clocked at 2.35 GHz. This is a power efficient CPU built on a 12nm architecture, and optimized for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology. It is integrated with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, assisted with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.

Tecno Phantom 9 front camera sensors

On the camera department, Tecno made use of three (3) camera sensors at the back, just like on the Camon 11s or the Camon i4. Of the three sensors, there’s the 16-megapixel main sensor with quad-LED and PDAF, a 2-megapixel depth of field lens, and a large 8-megapixel wide angle lense. On the frontal, you are getting a single 32-megapixel selfie camera with a uniquely placed dual-LED flashs just on the bezels above the display.

The device has support for dual 4G enabled SIM, fuelled by a 3500mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on the latest HiOS v5.0. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Phantom 9 smartphone are detailed in the table below.

Tecno Phantom 9 - Full Specifications

LAUNCH

  • Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries
    Tecno Phantom 9, Phantom Nine
  • Announced
    2019, July
  • Status
    Express Release: 2019, July

BODY

  • Dimensions
    158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
  • Weight
    164.4 g (5.78 oz)
  • Build Build refers to the built quality of the device
    Front/back glass, aluminum frame
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size
    6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, up to 10 fingers
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    - 2.5D Curved Glass
    - HiOS 5.0

PLATFORM

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 9.0 (Pie)
    - HiOS 5.0
  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    6 GB
  • Storage Capacity
    128 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)
  • Phonebook
    Practically Unlimited
  • Call Record
    Practically Unlimited

MAIN CAMERA

  • Camera Type
    Triple Lenses
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    16 + 8 + 2 megapixel main camera
  • Camera Features
    Autofocus
    Continuous shooting
    Digital zoom
    Digital image stabilization
    Geotagging
    Panorama
    HDR
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    White balance settings
    ISO settings
    Exposure compensation
    Self-timer
    Scene mode
    Sensor size - 1/2.8"
    Pixel size - 1.12 μm
    Phase detection
    6-element lens
    Secondary rear camera - 8 MP wide angle lense
    Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
    Third rear camera sensor - 2 MP depth of field lense
  • Video Resolution
  • LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes, Quad-LED (Single-toned) flash

SELFIE CAMERA

  • Camera Type
    Single Lens
  • Camera Sensor(s)
    32-megapixel
  • Camera Features
    Face Beautification
    HDR+
    scene recognition
    AI FaceID
    Dual-LED
  • Video Resolution
  • LED Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes, Dual-LED

SOUND

  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • Speaker Location
    Chin, below display
  • Audio Jack Type
    Yes, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Sound Enhancements
    Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic

CONNECTIVITY

  • USB
    Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Bluetooth 5.0
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes, with FM Radio

BATTERY

  • Battery Capacity
    Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
  • Fast Charging
    Yes
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 29 hours
  • Stand-by
    Up to 400 hours
  • Music Play
    Up to 52 hours

OTHER FEATURES

  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Fingerprint (in-display sensor), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Colors
    Aura Blue
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    No
  • Messages
    SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
  • Games
    Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store
  • Additional Features
    - WMV/RV/MP4/3GP player
    - MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A player
    - Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
    - Push to talk
    - Voice command/dial
    - Organizer

NETWORK

  • Technology
    GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE
  • 2G Network Bands
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G Network Bands
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
  • 4G Network Bands
    LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed
    HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    Yes
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
    Yes

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Lola
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Lola

The phone is good ,and I believe Tecno will do well on the battery when I comes to the Phantom 9pro if their will be any at all…
And for dose that said they’ll not buy Tecno phone again,what are they doing here

Evans
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The battery Mah is very low, please upgrade the battery to 5000mah in the next tecno phantom 9pro version, thank you

@S.K
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@S.K

The phone is good, but the battery is too poor.
Next phantom 9+ should carry at least 6050mah battery capacity.
Ram 8GB
Rom 256GB
SD micro card upto 1000GB

Maxwell
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Maxwell

The phone is awesome but am really angry with the battery life span, it would have even be better if it was up to 4000mah.. some of you saying 5000, or 6000mah battery for this kind of slick phone pls u ve to rethink twice..don’t u no d higher d batteries d heavier d fone..
They are looking for a way to make d fone lit and u are talking about heavy weight fone..d fone has so much in it and u don’t expect everything to b perfect as nothing in dis world we satisfy everyone.

Joseph
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Joseph

Wish it were a minimum of 5000mAh

Maverick
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Maverick

I would have loved to buy but I won’t. Tecno had never upgraded any operating system in all of their phones I’ve bought. They come with one Android version and end their lifetime with same version. I won’t buy.

Magaji Mike
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Magaji Mike

The phone is awesome. But, am so gonna have issues with the battery though. All in all; it is a top top phone.

Dunfo
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Dunfo

Oh no! Battery will be problem. What people are looking for is an upgrade in everything batery mah inclusive which is the most important thing. Mah is too low, we need 5000 or even more. Tecno you can do it.

behankey
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behankey

this phone future is very lit

Benedict
Member

the battery is rubbish. They said it is a mid-range device and yet gave it a poor battery capacity. Tecno Pouvoir 3 is even better than this nonsense phone.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The battery capacity should have been up to 5000mah at least with the 3500mah that’s nonsense

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