#Gadgets: Tecno Phantom 6 Review

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Tecno recently launched two gadgets earlier in September: the Phantom 6 and the Phantom 6 Plus.

What did I think about the new flagship device?

Unpacking the Tecno Phantom 6 plus

I used to own a Tecno phone way back when the product wasn’t seen as a ‘mainstream’ phone. Because of my history with the phone, I kept my expectations at manageable levels. But when I got the box that contained the phone, I was completely blown-away. The packaging is magnificent, beautiful and secure.

Design

The Phantom 6 is built with a Nano-Molded metal body with the aluminum framework and a non-detachable battery design. Tecno Phantom 6 wears a 5.5-inch AMOLED screen display size. The Tecno Phantom 6 is also a slim sexy phone. With a 6.15mm size, the phone is not only elegant, it also catapults it to its rightful place; leading world’s slimmest smartphones.

Power

Power banks have become very attractive now. The battery life of many phones has been reduced to a few hours due to social media. However, the Phantom 6 has a fast charge ability and the power can last throughout the day even on heavy usage.

Phantom 6 Processor and OS

I was impressed by the ability of the phone to handle multiple operations at the same time without hanging. The Tecno Phantom 6 is powered by a 2.0GHz Helio X20 Octa-core MTK processor.

The operating system is Tecno HiOS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Camera

Tecno took their phone capability to a whole new level with the Phantom 6. They paired with SONY and Samsung to produce a masterpiece camera that takes world class photos. The 8.0 MP Front Camera with Wide-Angle Lens and a 13.0 MP AF & 5.0 MP Dual Back Camera takes the Phantom 6 into a rare league if you consider it’s retail price in Kenya.

Thumbs down

The phone is fitted with a biometric eye/iris scanner. But they should have fitted an extra layer of security (Finger Print Scanner) which is extended to Tecno Phantom 6 Plus.

The battery capacity of the Phantom 6 should have been improved too. The 2700 mAh battery fitted in the phone is the same as the Tecno Phantom 5 battery.

Thumbs Up

For the retail price of the Phantom 6 and the specs mentioned below, this gadget is definitely worth every shilling!

Here are the specs:

  • Operating System:AndroidTM 6.0
  • Processor:2.0GHz Octa-core
  • Network:GSM/WCDMA/LTE
  • Band:GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA: 900/2100
  • LTE: Band 3/7/20
  • Design Dimension:151.5*75.5*6.15mm
  • Display:5.5″ AMOLED Touchscreen
  • Resolution:1920*1080
  • Camera:8.0 MP Front Camera with Wide-Angle Lens. 13.0 MP AF & 5.0 MP Dual Back Camera
  • Memory:32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
  • Expandable Micro SD, up to 128 GB
  •    Connectivity:Wi-Fi, BT, GPS
  • Sensor:G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
  • Battery Capacity:2700mAh Battery: Non-removable 2700 mAh.
  • Security: Iris Scanner 2.0.
  • Colors: Champagne Gold.
  • USB: Type-C Light Speed Charge.

 

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