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Tecno Phantom 9

Tecno Phantom 9
$197.00
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Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display: 6.4 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera: 16 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 32 MP front
  • Memory: 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM
  • Platform: Helio P35 / Android 9

Our Rating

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9.3
  • 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

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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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 [email protected], [email protected]
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
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SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel
Camera Features Face Beautification
HDR+
scene recognition
AI FaceID
Dual-LED
Video Resolution [email protected]
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
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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
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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
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Tecno Phantom 9 - User opinions and reviews

134 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

    • Mid range phones are not meant to have super batteries… It just depends on the producer… So don’t call it nonsense cause of its battery, Samsung s10 has a 3400mah battery, does that mean it’s nonsense?? Think about it

      • U can’t compare Samsung and tecno in any way besides I believe that d 3400 mah of Samsung last more than a 3500 mah of tecno and d Samsung will still charge faster than d tecno, I mean way faster. So no need

      • That’s a bluntant lie even my current camon x pro can charge faster than any Samsung ever produced

      • I wouldn’t agree to that. AS LONG AS Tecno is using a MediaTek processor, it can NEVER charge faster than a Samsung Phone’s Exynos or SnapDragon. MediaTek is a low budget processor if you ask me.

        Fine, Tecno is improving (AMOLED) but the processor aspect is still wack. The battery isnt gonna charge faster than a Samsung, ever.

        Its not even a Type C! Ewwwwww… Samsung’s Budget phones beat this hands down.
        They still have alot to cover…and for the fact that there is no Android Upgrade again.

      • Yes it is true that Samsung produce a quality phone than tecno and u can’t compare it with tecno, but I must give a thumbs-up to tecno ,cuz the are really trying to do their best and to produce a phone with good features. No wonder the say human being wants are insatiable. But I must also say; tecno try as much as possible to improve on ur processor that is ur only weakness I discovered from all ur phone. Keep it up and do ur best THANKS

      • I disagree with you, am using A20 that’s 4000mah it’s serves me only a day but I have used 3500mah of Tecno product it last me more than Samsung. Even my colleagues that are using samsung complained so much about the battery. Stop criticising, for a classic phone that has higher ram and rom doesn’t need a big battery even Huawei Nova 3i has 3000+ battery it’s not up to 4000mah. Do u want the phone to explode like samsung phone that exploded the other time? Do a research about what battery capacity can be input in phones of 6GBRAM +64GB ROM. Thanks

    • Tecno has different brands which are known for there each specific uniqueness. If you want battery go and buy pourvoir it is made for that. Thank you

    • Even high end devices don’t carry all that mad massive batteries (4000mAh—-above)
      Software optimisation normally solves over drain battery issues

  2. 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.

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

    • This is the best battery it could hold for a longer lifespan
      Do you not know what happened to Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Besides that battery is good enough it can spend the whole day

  4. Oh tecno hmmmm, i bore u. I updated my phantom 8 system as they ask me to and my hi font has disappeared. I can’t restore it

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. Nice phone, but I would prefer to wait and buy the phantom 9 pro only if Techno would make the battery 5000mAh and reduce the size of the pro to 5. inches because isn’t everybody that like bulky phones

  8. 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.

    • You are wrong bro the size of a battery does not determined the weight battery might be big and has no weight small battery might have weight so adjust bro

    • You’re right brother ! Look at how they buy iPhone with 1900
      I saw someone who said about the camera. If he has facts on the camera he can let us know for not wasting our money buying an inappropriate product

  9. Battery is the problem of this phone if my pouvoir2 is 5000mah why should phantom 9 be 3500may? Please your battery.

    • To every production, there is a specific consumption. In dis industry there is no all in 1, is either u get dis or dat even both…cool. Phantom 9 is made for customers who live in an area of 24/7 power supply, and if ur case is different-light i mean-go for product with higher Mah. Kudos Tecno u guys are doing a gr8 job…keep it up.

  10. I have been waiting for this. I use a phantom 8 and would be willing to sell to anyone interested as long as I can get a hold of phantom 9. The price too is unstated.

  11. The phone is quite good, the battery and the processor are its main problems. The in display fingerprint is a big step up. But even with the AI function capability, larger ram, and bigger storage space, it will not compensate for the phone’s inability to last long without constantly recharging it or putting it on charge usage most of the time.However it is still a very good phone for pictures and music, just not so for heavy apps nor is it big game friendly.

  12. Thanks for the new beast (Phantom 9)
    I deeply appreciate the:
    Ram, Rom, In-display fingerprint & Android version
    however,
    1. the battery #3500# retrogrades me.
    2. I miss edge screens in Tecno phones
    3. In most cases tecno highend phones are almost similar in design and have slim changes in specs – somehow, this makes it a waste of money to only buy the advanced ram, rom and camera.

  13. The battery capacity is not my problem here, even with the 3500 mah they’re doing great.
    The real problem is that of upgrading, I’m using camon 11 pro and cannot upgrade to 9.0 till this moment while other phones with less quality are upgradable. I think they should do something about it.

  14. The phone is good, but the battery is too poor.
    Next phantom 9plus should carry at least 5000mah battery capacity.
    Ram 8GB,i love Tecno product so much,,,,,,,,,,,up Tecno family

  15. the 4G LTE speed is at 1Gigabit per second, this speed surpass many other brand high end phones, meanwhile is the battery size LOW, it could at least be 4000mAh

  16. Tecno Phantom is doing a great job but i think the way technology is moving with a fast speed,tecno has to beef up their game.
    The Phantom 9 is ok but the battery need to be stronger than it is now in order to meet the demand of customers.
    Tecno Phantom manufactures should be very proactive to bring new phones every year to meet the world stardard.

  17. You guys are very funny, everything about this phone is perfect with the price range, 6gb ram isn’t enough? 128gb rom? Wow for 77k,i got my Tecno Camon x pro for 78,500 and it’s 4gb ram and 64gb rom so I don’t know what you guys are talking about, after all Samsung s10’s battery is 3100 mah, I think the phone is worth it and it’s very cool with the specifications

  18. The device is absolutely a nice one with such an impressive features but underfuelled with low battery capacity. Please upgrade the battery capacity in the next version. Thanks

  19. phantom 9 is good produce phantom 9 Pro the battery is low the next factor please increase the battery to 4000 try to increase the RAM UP to 7 gig RAM and 8 RAM

  20. All specification of phantom 9 is good exept battery do ensure that upgrade the battery to at least 5000Amh.

  21. J’aimerais acheter cet appareils mais comment dois je faire je suis en Allemagne. Je veux acheter avec Mastercard

  22. I was planning to get mine tomorrow but i need to confirm how strong the battery life is before buying, moreso is this phantom 9 pro still coming to the market or not ?thanks an God bless us

  23. The phone is all right. But they are right. A big phone like phantom 9 should hold at least 4000 Mah. Also thanks for the fast charging. Pls try to add fast charge to your other phone products and upgrade them. E.g tecno spark series, puvoir series, e.t.c

  24. 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

  25. I can’t seem to understand why tecno don’t always upgrade their battery is it that is is against the rules of the company or they are just being selfish.
    How can you give 3500mah to this machine how do you think somebody that buy it will enjoy the fone with the low battery capacity most especially in Nigeria.

  26. The phone is good for the price, you can’t expect everything inside one budget phone. Kudos to tecno because I’m really impressed with this. What I will just advise tecno is that they should work on their software upgrade, please make your phone upgradable for at least two(2) years android update.
    With good software optimization I think 3500mah is ok and can last you for a day usage. I really like Amoled from tecno it’s a good step up.

  27. Guys don’t be surprised that this 3500mAh battery capacity of tecno can last you for two days. They really tried in this phantom 9. Am still contemplating on which one to buy between the phantom 9 and the latest camon 12pro that was just launched last month. Both are almost the same.

  28. All the people who complain about the phantom 9 ‘s battery capacity, saying that it’s too low: have you ever have a phone company that produce actual phones? Did I ever use at least one of the phone you have produced? If not, then shut your mouth cuz tecno company is doing it’s best to produce high phone qualities at lower prices. Follow the instructions concerning the battery when you first get the phone is very useful. Plus, who knows exactly how phones and battery work. Inform yourself about all those thing before opening you mouth. Bravo tecno. You do a great job. I’m excited to see your next stop.

  29. Pls those already have used of phanton 9 my question is still about the battery capacity of 3500.and of that camon 12 with 5000,can this 3500 be last as 5000,because i need a battery that can hold power atleast for 2 days while working on varius medias.

  30. My phantom9 is becoming slow, data strength not very sharp, what should I do.
    Though it’s good with some other apps and features.

  31. Seriously, I thought the Phantom is the highest Techno phones, how come the Phantom 9 has some features(battery, camera, speed etc) lower than the camoms: you must reconsider some of your market strategies.
    You correct some of these by regular updates.

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