Tecno Phantom 8
November 11, 2017
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 specsPhantom 8 FeaturesTecno Phantom 8 full specsTecno Phantom 8 alternativesTecno Phantom 8 Key featuresOS: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS 3.0SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)4G LTE: YES, LTE
Screen Size : 5.7 Inches FHD IPS TouchscreenScreen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, Mediatek chipsetRAM: 6GBInternal Storage: 64GB.External Storage: microSD, up to 2TBBack / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED FlashFront Camera: 20MP with LED flashBattery: 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 GHz sits on the inside, with a MediaTek Helio P25 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.
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.
Tecno Phantom 8 Detailed Specs
NETWORK2G NetworkGSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz3G NetworkWCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)4G Network Yes, LTE (Global Support)SIMDual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)StatusLaunched: October 2017BODYDimensions– 159.95 by 79.5 by 7.9 mm
– Weight: -gKeyboardTouchscreenColorsChampagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy BlueCoverPlasticDISPLAYTypeFHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colorsSize5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square InchMEMORY AND OSCard slotMicroSD, up to 2TBInternal64GBOSAndroid 7.0 Nougat (with HiOS 3.0)Processors– Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek Helio P25 chipset
– Mali GPURAM6GB RAMAUDIOAlert typesVibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtonesLoudspeakerYesAudio port3.5mm jackCONNECTIVITY2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps3GUp to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink4GYesWIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi directBluetoothVersion 4.2, A2DPGPSA-GPSNFCNOUSBType-C Light Speed ChargeCAMERAPrimary– 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDRVideo1080p@30fpsSecondary20MP Camera with Smart Dual Selfie FlashBATTERYCapacity3500mAh Li-Ion non-removable batteryStand-byN/ATalk timeN/AMusic play
Screen Size: 5.1-6 inches