Tecno phantom 9 is the successor to the previous phantom 8 which was released in 2017 and it is priced at #77, 000 in Nigeria.
Since then, tecno has not updated the phantom series until now.
Tecno phantom 9 comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor which i think is the major difference phantom 9 has over phantom 8.
It got a triple camera at the back and single camera up front.
Tecno phantom specs :
. 6.4 inch. 1080p by 2340
. 16mp+8mp+2mp rear camera
. 32mp selfie camera
. Mediatek helio p35
. Octa core2.3ghz
. 6gb ram128gb rom
. Android 9 pie
. In-display finger print
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Design and Display
Tecno phantom 9 back and frame is made from a poly carbonate material non popularly called Glass’s tic.
The back is curved and has pattern lines that cut across diagonally.
It is the best clearly looking phone from tecno this year.It has a tiny chin, it is the smallest chin i have ever seen on a tecno phone.
It has three colors which are combined in a gradient form.
There is other color variants.
At the top of tecno phantom 9, you have a single micro phone dot.
At the button you have the 3.5mm headphone jack, a second microphone dot, micro usb port and a speaker grills.
On the left you have a sim tray that houses 2 4GLTE nano sims and an sd card.
While at the right, you have the power button and volume rockers.
On the front is a 6.4 full hd plus display which has a resolution of 2340 by 1080p.
It does feature an amoled display which makes viewing experience pretty saturated.
It has a 32mp camera at the top of the display and features an in-display fingerprint sensor underneath.
The display is bright outdoors and can get really dime in the lowest settings which is great for reading. It is responsive to type on and got great viewing angles.
It a really big screen phone which is great for media consumption.
Hardware and software
The phantom 9 comes with 6gb ram and 128gb rom and you get about 116gb available to use.
It runs on Android 9.0 pie with hios 5.0. You get pretty little bloat ware which can not be Uninstalled.
The processor powering this guy is mediatek helio p35 clocked at 2.3ghz Octa core.
With this processor, handling of social media apps and even multitasking will be a breeze. It runs smoothly just like the camon 11 pro.
It does come with a lot of security features such as fingerprint and face unlock, but the in-display fingerprint sensor is not that fast, it takes about 2 seconds to unlock.
The face unlock is super fast, it doesn’t waste time with the animation or anything, once you look at the phone, boom!! It’s unlocked.
The powerVR GE8320 GPU handles games smoothly, it can play pub g and asphalt 9 and other pretty games.
Camera and battery
On the camera side, the tecno phantom 9 has a triple camera setup at the back, which are the
16mp main camera
8mp depth sensing camera
2mp ultra wide angle
On the front, you have a 32mp front selfie camera with dual flash. I think where the phantom 9 shines is in the camera department.
It takes sharp looking images, the portrait shot takes note of the edges which makes images pops out looking sharp and crisp.
HDR is working fine and it shoots video in 1080p at 30frames per second.
Tecno phantom 9 is powered by 3500mah battery which i think tecno would have done better, but hey, it does last longer, it can take you to a full day of usage but that depends on the way you use your phone though.
It takes about 2hours to charge from 0-100% with a third party fast charger.
It charge from 0 to 70% under 15 minutes. It seems like it does support 18watts charging speed.
Tecno phantom 9 is priced at N75,000 to N80,000 in Nigeria which is equivalent to $200 to $221.
Tecno phantom 9 specifications and price in Nigeria
Network: 2G – Yes, 3G – Yes , 4G – Yes
Operating System: Android 9.0, Pie
Processor / GPU: 2.35 GHz Octa Core Cortex A53 / PowerVR GE8320
Display / Resolution: 6.4 Inches / 2340 x 1080 pixels (19:9)
RAM: 6 GBInternal / External Memory: 128 GB / Expandable by up to 500 GB (Uses a dedicated Slot)
Camera: Back / Rear Triple (16 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP), Front 32 MP
Battery Capacity: 3500 mAh Li-Po Non Removable
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, CompassAdditional Features: Fingerprint Unlock, Face Unlock
Price: $200 -$350
N75, 000 – N80, 000