Tecno Phantom 8 Phone and it’s Diamond Fire Design

Tecno Phantom 8

Unveiled in the Middle East (Dubai, specifically), the Tecno Phantom 8 is a dual hybrid SIM Android device shipping with the Nougat flavor of the operating system (version 7.0) sandwiched with Tecno’s proprietary user interface: HiOS.

For design, Tecno marketing is making a lot of noise about a “Diamond Fire Design”, but fancy words aside, the Phantom 8 ships as a ‘good looking’ unibody metal device available in about 3 color options: Champagne Gold, Galaxy Blue and Phantom Black.

Tecno Phantom 8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Tecno that looks to take things up from where the impressive Phantom 6 and 6 Plus left off. The smartphone packs dual cameras, speedy octa-core processor and abundant RAM.

Another good alternative of the Phantom 8 could its predecessor: the Phantom 6 phones, you may also also consider other good camera focused devices like Nokia 8 and Infinix Note 4 with shiny body design.

Tecno also has the Camon CX, Spark K7 and Spark Plus K9 which are all good camera-focused devices in the mid-range category.

Tecno Phantom 8 Phone Key Specs

Resolution 1920 by 1080 pixel
Display5.7 inches
OSAndroid Nougat
Rear CameraDual 12-megapixel plus 13-megapixel
Front Camera20-megapixel
RAM4GB RAM
microSD Storageup to 2TB
Battery3500mAH
DesignMetal and Plastic

How much does Tecno Phantom 8 cost?

You can get the Tecno Phantom 8 in the US for $373 while the price on Canada starts at $477 depending on online retailer you choose from below.

In Australia, the price starts at $486 but the price of Tecno Phantom 8 in UK is £277 while the EU countries can buy Tecno Phantom 8 for €316.

In Africa, you can buy the Tecno Phantom 8 in Nigeria for ₦135,000 and Kenya for KSh 33,555 while in Asia, specifically India, the price of Tecno Phantom 8 is RS 23,922.

*Prices here don’t reflect latest prices. Go to your favorite ecommerce website to check latest prices or ongoing deals. You can never tell what you might find especially with our top picks below!

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Design

The Tecno Phantom 8 doesn’t look too bad for something to rub shoulders with heavyweights such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8. It sports a metallic chassis with an alluring 3D ‘Diamond Fire Design’ for a premium touch. The edges are curvy and the overall profile is rather svelte at 7.9 millimetres.

Another highlight of the device is its unique ‘Diamond Fire Design’ that leaves the device glossy and attractive, it is available in three different colors: Champagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue colors.

The Tecno Phantom 8 has three basic navigation keys in the lower front bezel while the fingerprint scanner is centrally placed at the back below the camera region.

Display

Tecno Phantom 8 uses a 5.7 inches screen with Full HD display, thanks to its 1080 by 1920 pixels resolution and 403 Pixels Per-square Inch (PPI). The device will surely deliver quality display just as the Infinix Note 4 that has the same screen size and resolution.

Performance

Apps and games will run with practically no glitches on the Tecno Phantom 8. This is because it boasts an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor that gets support from generous 6GB RAM. The system memory is the company’s best ever.

For storage, you get 64GB space on the inside. This is expandable by jaw-dropping 2 TB using a microSD card. The Tecno Phantom 8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat sporting HiOS 3.0 skin – this is a tad disappointing. But there’s promise of upgrade.

Camera

This again joins the bandwagon of flagships rocking dual rear cameras. Tecno Phantom 8 combines a 12MP sensor with a 13MP sensor for greater image depth and quality. You get Tri-LED flash, autofocus and 10X zoom among the shot features.

Bright selfies are on the card with this one. There is an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash on the front. Selfie lovers are sure going to love this!

Battery and Sensors

Another thing that may disappoint some buyers a bit is that the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a 3,500mAh battery. However, this supports fast charging to reduce the amount of time it stays in the socket.

Tecno Phantom 8 features a fingerprint scanner and supports fast LTE connectivity. It has a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, USB On-The-Go (OTG), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and sensors which includes Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Gyroscope, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor.

Tecno Phantom 8 Full Specifications

Smartphone Design 
Device NameTecno Phantom 8
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Released DateReleased October 2017
Dimensions and Size164.1 x 82.3 x 8.3 mm
Weight (in grams)206.8 g
ColorsChampagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue
Number of SIMTwo
SIMDual SIM (Micro, Dual Standby)
MaterialMetal and Plastic
Water ResistanceNo
Dust ResistanceNo
Battery 
TypeNon-removable Li-polymer
Battery Capacity3500mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless ChargingNo
Display 
Screen TypeFHD IPS capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches)5.7 inches
Screen-to-body-ratioApproximately 70.66%
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI)403 ppi density
Colors16 million colors
Screen Protection 
Software 
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 (Nougat) (with HiOS 2.0)
Hardware 
Processor Type or ChipsetMediatek Helio P25 chipset
ProcessorOcta-core 2.6 GHz CPU
RAM6GB
Internal Storage64GB
Expandable StorageYes
Expandable Storage TypemicroSD
Maximum Expandable StorageUp to 2TB
Camera 
Front or Secondary20-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Rear or Primary12+13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
FeaturesAuto refocus,Continuous shooting, Digital zoom,HDR, ISO Settings. Exposure compensation, Self timer, White Balance setting,  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Connectivity 
Wifi or Wi-FiYes
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, WiFi – Direct
BluetoothYes v4.2, A2DP
GPSYes, A-GPS
Infrared portNo
NFCNo
RadioNo
USBType-C Light Speed Charge
USB On-The-GoYes
Headphone3.5mm jack
Networks 
Network TechnologyGSM / HDSPA/ LTE
4G LTEYes
Sensors 
Iris scannerNo
FingerprintYes – Rear
GyroscopeYes
AccelerometerYes
ProximityYes
Compass or MagnetometerYes
BarometerNo
Heart rateNo
G.SensorNo
Light SensorYes

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