Tecno Phantom 5 Review: Specifications and Price in Nigeria

According to Mr. Chidi Okonkwo, MD TECNO Mobile Nigeria, “TECNO PHANTOM 5 is a premium smart phone fully optimized for work and leisure. There are only a few smart phones in the market that boasts MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core chipset—PHANTOM 5 is one of them which makes it a truly 5.5” screen portable PC”

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The Phantom 5 is Tecno’s 2015 flagship device. And the closest the brand has come in giving its loyalist a high-end device at an affordable price.

It is equally good to note that this is the first smartphone from Tecno to feature an all metallic unibody. And like other big players in the market, the Tecno Phantom 5 boasts of a 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a functional finger print scanner.

Now, follow me as we do a thorough review of what this device offers.

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DESIGN Tecno Phantom 5

This is the latest flagship from the Tecno brand. As such a lot of thought was put into making it look and feel premium.

At 5.5 inches, I think the Tecno Phantom 5 is rather a phablet. However, you are still on point if you choose to refer to it as a smartphone. Afterall, phones are getting bigger these days.

Tecno did a great job in packing this large screen into an ultra-slim body of 6.8mm and it is still very light.

The front of the phone is finished in Corning Gorilla Glass 3. While the rest of the frame and the rear are beautifully wrapped in a metallic unibody.

However, little thought was put into the device’s ergonomics. As it is quite discomforting and slippery to hold. Especially when you want to operate it with one hand.

The power/standby button, the volume button and micro SIM card slot are all well placed by the side of the frame. While the at the bottom of the Tecno Phantom 5, you will find the microUSB port. The headphone jack is placed at the top side of the device.

The neatly finished and slippery rear houses the 13MP Samsung sensor autofocus rear camera and the dual LED flash. While at the bottom corner of the rear, you will find the boom speakers.

The Tecno Phantom 5 is available in champagne gold and space grey.

Apart from the poor ergonomics, The physical design of the Tecno Phantom 5 is amazing. Far better than the physical finish of some high-end devices.

But, still doesn’t match the aesthetic design of the HTC One M9 and the sleek and ergonomically amazing design of the Samsung Galaxy S6.

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Tecno Phantom 5 DISPLAY

The Tecno Phantom 5 sports a phablet screen size of 5.5 inches. As such guarantees users of satisfying viewing experience.

The 5.5-inch display is an IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen. With a resolution of 1080 by 1920 and a high pixel density of about 400ppi per inch.

All these are packaged in a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to ensure that your valuable display is always protected.

This makes it suitable for watching videos, playing games, surfing the web and working on word documents. Moreso, it is sure capable of satisfying your everyday viewing needs. As the colour displays are vibrant and punchy.

However, the rich and cool display of the LG G4 and the AMOLED deep-rich display of the Samsung Galaxy S6 still beats it.

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Under the hood, the Tecno Phantom 5 is well packed to ensure you have the best Android experience. The Tecno Phantom 5 runs Android OS v5.1(Lollipop).

Internally, the device is powered by a 64 bit MediaTek TFA9890 Octa-core cortex processor clocked at 1.5GHz. All these goes to ensure that the Tecno Phantom 5 works seamlessly.

The Phantom 5 is the first Tecno smartphone to come fitted with a 3GB RAM and 32GB internal. The memory space is expandable up to 64GB.

With this device, Tecno assures you of seamless multitasking and smooth Android experience.

So, whether you are playing games, watching videos, or surfing the internet, you are assured of a fluid-fast operations.

The device’s finger print scanner also performs optimally. According to Tecno, the Tecno Phantom 5 finger print scanner is one of the fastest in the market. And allows you unlock your device in less than a second (700 milliseconds precisely). This according to users is true. But, the device still lags atimes. Denying the user access or wasting some seconds. Sometimes, minutes.

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Tecno Phantom 5 CAMERA QUALITY

There is no good reason from Tecno as regard the downgraded camera megapixel in the Phantom 5. Unlike the Phantom Z with 16MP camera, the Tecno Phantom 5 sports a 13MP primary camera.

However, the fact remains that there is more to a phone’s photo taking capability than just the size of the megapixel.

The Tecno Phantom 5 still retained the dual LED flash in the Phantom Zone as well as the 8MP secondary camera with its LED flash.

Moreso, the primary camera is an autofocus lens with a Samsung sensor. The camera equally packs other features like optical image stabilization (OIS), geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and smart gesture feature which allows you take quick shots by simply waving your hands across the screen.

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So, Phantom 5 delivers punchy and brilliant photos. Even in low light environments. The front camera of 5MP with LED flash delivers crisp and accurate selfies and wefies.

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Tecno Phantom 5 BATTERY LIFE

The Tecno Phantom 5 is powered by decent non-removable battery with standard capacity of 3000mAh. So, with the Phantom 5, you are sure of decent battery performance.

However, I’m disappointed that after all the efforts put in by Tecno to make this device outstanding, they didn’t think it wise to build in a fast charge or wireless charge feature into this device.

Thus, charging the phone is sure going to be taking longer time than typical of most recent devices.

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Tecno Phantom 5 CONNECTIVITY

On the onnectivity front, the Tecno Phantom 5 offers you all you can get from a high-end smartphone. Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and microUSB port. However, features such as IR blaster and NFC are missing.



If the review above seem too lengthy for you to read, here is a recap of what the review is all about.

However, taking time to read the review would provide you with important details that may aid you in making buying decisions which the summary below does not contain.


•Screen Size: 5.5 inch
•Rear Camera: 13MP
•Front Camera: 8MP
•OS: Android OS v5.1(Lollipop)
•Processor: Octa core Mediatek processor
•Storage: 32GB(expandable non-expandable)
•Battery Capacity: 3000mAh

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At the time of writing this review, the Tecno Phantom 5 sells for #89,000 at konga and Jumia store. This price may change over time. See current offers at konga store.



If you are a lover of Tecno phones, then you are bound to fall in love with the Phantom 5. With a combination of amazing specs, I think it is the best of the Phantom streak.

However, it is not without some compromise in hardware and software. But, at an affordable price of #89,000 for such a device, you can happily enjoy what it offers and forgive Tecno for the flaws.

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