First launched in an event in Dubai, UAE, the Phantom 8 has been tagged 'Capture Your Legend'.
The P8 is one of the devices in the Phantom series having already featured 2014's Phantom Z, 2015's Phantom 5, 2016's Phantom 6, and its upgraded variant the 6 Plus.
The Phantom Series
As Infinix is reputable for the Note series, Samsung for the Galaxy series, Gionee for the Marathon series, so is Tecno Mobile for their Phantom series.
The most premium Tecno devices and probably the most expensive are usually members of the Phantom series.
Like the word 'Phantom', as a figment of the imagination or a fantasy, this series brings illusion to reality.
Worthy of note is their dual rear cameras that make the series compete with series from other brands.
I think great devices with technological improvements from Tecno Mobile brought an end to the era where users hide the Tecno logo with a pouch or sticker😒.
Here's the deal:
Instead of a cheap Android phone with very little quality, you still get an inexpensive Android phone but now with very little left to be desired.
The Phantom 8 as a Successor
The Phantom 8 is a successor to the Phantom 6.
No! that wasn't an error.
The Phantom 8 succeeds the Phantom 6, dwindling users expectations of a Phantom 7.
The same has been the case for Apple with their newly released iPhone 10, being a higher variant of the iPhone 8 instead of a non-existent iPhone 9.
These manufacturers are hinting that we shouldn't always expect the serial naming for their succeeding devices, there is always room for adjustment.
Not to burst your bubble, I for one don't see the point in these namings since my priority is the real-life operation of the phone.
What am I getting at?
There's the Samsung Galaxy S8, the iPhone 8, and now the Phantom 8? Errmm looks like Tecno has it in for these guys😏.
Like most mobile enthusiasts have tagged it, this is a class of the 'Super 8' where Tecno has just reserved a seat😁.
That aside, let's take a look at the Phantom 8 specs,
Is it any good?
Does it hold a promise of providing a higher level of performance than the Phantom 6?
Can it make you a proud user of the Tecno brand?
And still be a device that will give the Phantom 6 a run for its money?
I'll let you be the judge after looking at the Phantom 8 full specifications outlined in this post, specs that could mean we have just gotten the best Tecno phone in 2017.
Tecno Phantom 8 Overview Features
The Phantom 8 features high-end specs in its external build and design, hardware, software, and cameras. Here's an overview of the Tecno Phantom 8 Gsmarena features:
- Display size: 5.7-inch
- Display type: IPS Display
- Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Pixels Per Inch: 400 Pixels Per Inch
- CPU: 2.6GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor
- RAM: 6GB
- Inbuilt storage: 64GB with support microSD card up to 2TB
- Operating system: HiOS ontop Android 7.0 Nougat
- Rear Camera: 12MP and 13MP dual cameras
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Data connection: 4G LTE
- Security: Rear embedded Fingerprint Sensor
- Battery capacity: 3500mAh
Display and Build
Hardware and Software
- A high level of multitasking between several apps and games (according to Tecno Mobile, you can multitask 80 apps simultaneously),
- Run graphics intensive games seamlessly and,
- Run games that require lots of memory to run without encountering lags and hangs.
- QuickSmart gestures make your tasking even easier.
- Eye protection mode that protects your eyes while viewing the screen and,
- Ability to take blur-free photos while holding the phone steadily in one hand.
The cameras can read the depth of field information and separate the background from the foreground to keep objects in focus and background beautifully blurred.thereby producing better detailed images
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Battery and Connectivity
Price and Availability
Tecno Phantom 8 Specs
159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm
Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black
1080 x 1920 pixels
Memory And OS
Yes, Up to 2TB
HiOS 3.0/Android 7.0 (Nougat)
2.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor
12MP and 13MP dual cameras
Autofocus, Dual-LED Flash,
Touch Focus, Face detection
HDR, Geo-tagging, Panorama
20 MP, f/2.0
3500mAh Li-on battery
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
Ambient light sensors