Tecno Phantom X Review and Price

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TECNO PHANTOM X review

Tecno Mobile revealed yet another ace up their sleeves on 6th July 2021 with the release of the Phantom X. Although, bearing a striking similarity to the Camon 17 Pro, the Phantom X offers premium features that out-class the Camon 17 Pro in leaps and bounds. Since the concept of the flagship is very fluid, the Phantom X may be considered the flagship of Tecno Mobile as it stands.

Moreover, the Phantom X takes up various spec categories by storm, with an AMOLED screen for display a triple camera with a 50MP main shooter, and a mind-blowing 13MP telephoto lens amongst others. Additionally, it sports a dual-selfie camera setup of a 48MP primary module and 8MP ultrawide. As a result, the Tecno Phantom X goes toe to toe with the Camon 17 Pro and wins by K.O!

Tecno Phantom X Key Specifications

  • Display: 6.7 inches, Super AMOLED
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Dimension: 163.5 x 73.8 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
  • Colour: Starry Night Blue, Monet Summer
  • OS: Android 11, HiOS 7.6
  • Processor: Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G52 MC4
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Camera: – Front camera (dual) 48 MP – Back camera (triple) 50 MP
  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano)
  • Bluetooth: Yes v5.0
  • Fingerprint: YES (under-display)
  • Face ID: YES
  • Loudspeaker: YES
  • Microphone: YES
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz, USB Type-C 2.0, FM radio
  • Battery: Li-Po 4700 mAh

Design and Display


The Chinese manufacturers did not hold back on the production of the Tecno Phantom X display. Firstly, it shows off a Super AMOLED screen which integrates the fingerprint sensor under the screen similar to the Samsung A52. Secondly, coming in with a big screen size of 6.7 inches, the Phantom X cannot simply be overlooked. In addition, it offers a 90Hz refresh rate that works hand-in-hand with the 1080×2340 resolution to deliver realistic and lucid images and videos.


The back panel design features a textured surface of thin parallel lines racing down from the top of the device. A simple but effective design to reduce smudge and improve grip among users. On the other hand, the front panel of the device is protected by a curved Gorilla Glass 5 layer sporting identical bezels on both sides. The SIM and SD card tray is located at the top of the device. Additionally, the bottom features a loudspeaker grille, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. Finally, the front panel also features a cut-out for the dual-camera module but it’s unappealing to many as it consumes a lot of screen space and crams the status bar icons. As a result, may be a deal-breaker to some as it imposes some sort of “mobile claustrophobia”.

Camera

The Phantom X’s primary camera is the main center of attraction in this category. Firstly, the 50MP shooter is in actuality the Samsung S5KGN1 imager from Samsung which has been renowned as one of the best camera manufacturers. In addition, this very module was featured in the Vivo X60 Pro+ which is a much respected high-end device. Moreover, the camera utilizes Dual Tetrapixel technology, which allows for a 4-in-1 color filter array with dual pixel autofocus. As a result, the large 1.2µm pixels it offers coupled with a quad-Bayer sensor, make effective pixel size shoot up to 2.4µm. Additionally, there’s also a laser focus to assist the camera in poor lighting conditions. Also, the lens also delivers a wide f/1.9 aperture.

Moreover, the ultrawide camera offers an 8MP 1/4.0″, 1.12µm pixels sensor with f/2.25 aperture. Additionally, with a viewing angle of 120 degrees, the wide module can easily double as a macro camera so you’re not missing out on anything. Finally, the 13MP telephoto lens delivers a massive 50mm focal length which is equivalent to a phenomenal 2x optical zoom. As a result, the Phantom X handles itself like a champ in both close-range and long-range photography.

On the front panel, the Phantom X shows off another quad-bayer sensor of 48MP paired with an f/2.2 aperture. The sensor has a size of 1/2.0″ and offers 0.8µm pixels. The same 8MP sensor used on the rear is also employed in the front ultrawide camera but with a different aperture of f/2.2. Unfortunately, the camera angle is about 105 degrees, so it wouldn’t be able to deliver very broad photographs.

Battery and Performance


The device houses the MediaTek Helio G95, which is a 2020 mid-range SoC built on the 12nm node. The 12nm node delivers quicker relays and collaboration speed among cores so it ensures a faster user experience. Additionally, the Phantom X also puts an octa-core CPU to work with 2x 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 cores for processing prowess and 6x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores for battery efficiency and smart consumption. In addition, the Phantom X graphics are powered by the Mali-G76 MC4 for a sublime UI/UX.

Moreover, the Phantom X offers a generous 8GB of RAM and 256GB of expandable internal storage. In other words, 256GB of internal storage at this price is a very rare sight and is a huge incentive for prospects. Although in relative performance, the phone is left in the dust by devices such as the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro, and Realme 8 Pro.

Concerning battery power, the Tecno Phantom X falls a little behind too. In other words, it offers a 4700mAh which does not correspond with the latest standard of 5000mAh devices. To many, the difference of 300mAh may not be a big deal as it is “almost 5000mAh” but as the old saying goes “Almost cannot kill a bird”. But surprisingly enough, the Phantom X beats the crap out of other competitors in endurance. With an endurance score of 122h, it beats the OnePlus Nord CE 5G, Samsung A52, Realme 8 Pro, and even the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro. It duly compensates for its lapses in battery size via endurance. Kudos!

Connectivity

The Tecno Phantom X comes equipped with the standard digital vanilla. Coming with GSM / HSPA / LTE technology peaking at 5.76 Mb/s LTE, the Phantom X makes internet connectivity a breeze basically. The phone is also equipped with a dual sim for fluid and necessary switching between network providers. Additionally, it features the standard Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot to make wireless connectivity even more flexible and efficient. Moreover, it also features A-GPS for integrated navigation and NFC for close-range wireless transactions. Finally, it supports USB Type-C 2.0 and USB On-The-Go for wired connections and charging.

Availability and Price


It is available for purchase at any nearby mobile retailer or store. It is also available on online platforms such as Jumia and Alibaba Express for easier purchase and can be delivered right to your doorstep. The Phantom X sells at a price of about N230,000 or 470 EUR.

Verdict

The Tecno Phantom X delivers resilient battery life and relentless endurance. Additionally, it offers speedy charging and sports an elegant design. In addition, the impressive 48MP dual camera gives you refreshing selfies and tantalizing night shots. Even though it is beaten by competitors in terms of processing power, the Phantom X still holds its own. So if you’re looking to buy a high-end device with a great camera and impressive battery strength, I’d personally recommend the Tecno Phantom X.

Frequently Asked Questions Tecno Phantom X review

What is so special about Tecno Phantom X?

A Mediatek gaming processor, a 4700mAh battery with 33W fast-charging capabilities, and a fast camera section are included in addition to the nice appearance and panel. As a consequence, it’s a unique buy.

Which Tecno Phantom is the best?

The Phantom X2 is also one of the best Tecno phones available in 2024. This premium Tecno Phone, which was released in January 2024, is 5G enabled and runs on a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Chipset and Android 12 operating system.

Is The Tecno Phantom X waterproof?

The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged in water.

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