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Tecno Phantom 8 Phone and it’s Diamond Fire Design

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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
Display 5.7 inches
OS Android Nougat
Rear Camera Dual 12-megapixel plus 13-megapixel
Front Camera 20-megapixel
RAM 4GB RAM
microSD Storage up to 2TB
Battery 3500mAH
Design Metal 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!

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.

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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.

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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 Name Tecno Phantom 8
Type Touchscreen smartphone
Released Date Released October 2017
Dimensions and Size 164.1 x 82.3 x 8.3 mm
Weight (in grams) 206.8 g
Colors Champagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue
Number of SIM Two
SIM Dual SIM (Micro, Dual Standby)
Material Metal and Plastic
Water Resistance No
Dust Resistance No
Battery  
Type Non-removable Li-polymer
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
Stand-by
Talk time
Fast Charge
Wireless Charging No
Display  
Screen Type FHD IPS capacitive touchscreen
Screen Size (inches) 5.7 inches
Screen-to-body-ratio Approximately 70.66%
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixel
Pixels Per Inch (PPI) 403 ppi density
Colors 16 million colors
Screen Protection  
Software  
Operating System Android 7.0 (Nougat) (with HiOS 2.0)
Hardware  
Processor Type or Chipset Mediatek Helio P25 chipset
Processor Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
RAM 6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes
Expandable Storage Type microSD
Maximum Expandable Storage Up to 2TB
Camera  
Front or Secondary 20-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Rear or Primary 12+13-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture
Features Auto 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-Fi Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, WiFi – Direct
Bluetooth Yes v4.2, A2DP
GPS Yes, A-GPS
Infrared port No
NFC No
Radio No
USB Type-C Light Speed Charge
USB On-The-Go Yes
Headphone 3.5mm jack
Networks  
Network Technology GSM / HDSPA/ LTE
4G LTE Yes
Sensors  
Iris scanner No
Fingerprint Yes – Rear
Gyroscope Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Proximity Yes
Compass or Magnetometer Yes
Barometer No
Heart rate No
G.Sensor No
Light Sensor Yes
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Tecno Phantom 8 alternative - Nokia 7 Plus and 7.1, Oppo F9, Vivo V11 Pro and V9, Infinix Zero 5 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite and Poco F1 or Mi Max 3, Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 and A6 Plus, Huawei Honor 8X, Blackberry Evolve, Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Dual SIM.

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