Tecno Phantom 8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Tecno that looks to take things up from where the impressive Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus left off. The device packs dual cameras, speedy octa-core processor and abundant RAM. But more interestingly is the impressive built quality, making the smartphone to stand out completely from all Tecno’s smartphones till date
Design and Display
The Tecno Phantom 8 doesn’t look too bad for something to rub shoulders with heavyweights such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple iPhone 8. It sports a metallic chassis with an alluring 3D ‘Diamond Fire Design’ for a premium touch. The edges are curvy and the overall profile is rather svelte at 7.9 mm.
Tecno Phantom 8 sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. You may expect slightly sharper images than what the predecessor offered. There is robust Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against scratches.
This again joins the bandwagon of flagships rocking dual rear cameras. Tecno Phantom 8 combines a 12MP sensor with a 13MP sensor for greater image depth and quality. You get Tri-LED flash, autofocus and 10X zoom among the shot features.
Bright selfies are on the card with this one. There is an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash on the front. Selfie lovers are sure going to love this!
Hardware and Software
Apps and games will run with practically no glitches on the Tecno Phantom 8. This is because it boasts an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor that gets support from generous 6GB RAM. The system memory is the company’s best ever.
For storage, you get 64GB space on the inside. This is expandable by a massive 2 TB using a microSD card. The Tecno Phantom 8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat sporting HiOS 3.0 skin – this is a tad disappointing. But there’s promise of upgrade.
Another thing that may disappoint some buyers a bit is that the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a 3,500mAh battery. However, this supports fast charging to reduce the amount of time it stays in the socket.
Tecno Phantom 8 features a fingerprint scanner and supports fast LTE connectivity. It has a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, USB On-The-Go (OTG), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.
Tecno Phantom 8 Smartphone Specifications & Features
- Display: 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)
- Processor: 2.6GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P25 CPU with 6GB RAM
- Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS
- Storage and Memory: 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
- Camera: 12MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera and 20MP Front Camera
- Connectivity: Dual SIM with support for 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
- Other Features: Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- Battery: 3500 mAh Battery
- Color Options: Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black
Pricing and Availability
As for Pricing and Availability, the Tecno Phantom 8 around $320, translating to about 140,000 Nigerian Naira. The device is currently on pre-order via most online market across Africa and some Asians countries. It is currently on sale in Dubai and will also be available for purchase in India. Color options include Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, and Black