Do you intend buying the newly-released Tecno Phantom 9 now or soonest?
Don’t buy it until you have read this review!
In this article, we have taken enough time to examine the smartphone over and over to identify some of its weak points and strong points. Don’t worry you will read everything here. It’s a promise!
Tecno Phantom 9 Price in Nigeria
Depending on where you are buying from, you can get the device between the price of 80,000 Naira to 90,000 Naira. Though its launch price was 77,000 Naira.
It is available offline and online on Jumia and Slot Nigeria.
But before going into the review, take a look at the key specifications of the phone:
- Display: 6.40-inch
- Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixel
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P35
- Front Camera: 32MP [with Dual Flash]
- Rear Camera: 16MP + 8MP + 2MP [with Quad Flash]
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery Capacity: 3500mAh
- Operating System: Android 9 Pie
- Release Date: 10th July 2019
- Launch Price: 77,000 Naira.
Pros of the Phantom 9
Here are some of the things that may impress you in this smartphone.
Huge Display & High Quality Screen
Phantom 9 comes with a 6.4-inch sharp screen with AMOLED FHD+ display and a high resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
With this amazing spec combo, you will be able to enjoy any graphical content you load on your tablet; be it videos, images, games, e-books, or mobile apps – the screen is just too crisp, sharp and clear.
Additionally, it will please you to know that the display also features a built-in on-screen fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your Phantom 9 quick and hassle-free.
High Resolution Camera
This is yet another strong point of the Techno Phantom 9. This smartphone is equipped with 3 unique camera sensors at the back 16 MP [main sensor with quad-LED and PDAF] + 2 MP depth of field lens + 8MP wide angle lense.
Occupying the front position of this smartphone is a large 32-megapixel front camera with dual LED flash and digital zoom for capturing high-quality photos and beautiful selfies. With the flash that comes with this camera, you will be able to capture superb pictures not in natural light alone but also in low light conditions.
In addition to the above, it supports Full HD Video Recording and 1080p @ 30 fps FHD, not forgetting that it is also equipped with HDR, panorama, Video Calling, among other special features to help you capture quality pictures and videos.
Super Fast Processor
Perhaps you are still skeptical whether this phone is worth the money or not, you might be convinced after reading this!
The P9 performs excellently and smoothly regardless of the apps or games you are loading. It comes with an efficient octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 processor with 8 cores and a primary clock speed of 2.35 GHz for processing power while it also features a PowerVR GE8320 GPU for handling graphically-demanding games and applications.
With the combination of the aforementioned duo, you can easily load and play graphics-intensive, heavier 3D games and applications on your phone without the device getting hot or crashing unnecessarily.
RAM is one of the key factors that determine how fast or smooth a smartphone will operate. Thankfully, it is packaged with a generous, huge 6GB of RAM that allows for adequate multitasking and speedy processing when operating your device.
This simply implies that you can seamlessly switch between multiple apps/games for a countless number of times without your device running slowly or sluggishly. That’s the power of a huge RAM!
Lots of Storage Capacity
Looking for a smartphone with huge storage size? Well, P9 is simply one!
The device comes with a generous 128GB of Internal storage, which makes it a perfect smartphone for movie freaks, game geeks, and image lovers.
It is also an ideal phone for those who are into movies and photography world as they will have enough space to store their projects and drafts.
With the 128GB data storage capacity that comes with this beautiful device, you will never have storage issues because you will have enough space to install apps/games of any size, store your precious pictures and videos, save your important documents – all in one device!
Still not satisfied with the default 128GB data storage capacity? It will interest you to know that the new Phantom is also compatible with SD cards [up to 256 GB], which means you can easily increase your phone’s capacity simply by inserting your SD card, and you are good to go.
Super Fast Internet Speed
There is no point in buying a smartphone with poor browsing speed, isn’t it!
However, Phantom 9 delivers real value for money when it comes to internet speed. The device has a very fast browsing and downloads speed, which means your internet experience will become more enjoyable whether you are surfing the net, streaming a live video, playing online games, or performing other online activities.
It is equally important to highlight that this device supports 2G, 3G, 4GWiFi, and even VoLTE for swift internet access.
This is yet another edge P9 has over many of its competitors – ultra-slim body. The device is just 7.85 mm, which means you can easily operate your phone or place it in your pocket without feeling some extra weight. Apart from easy mobility, slimmer phones also look more fashionable than the heavier alternatives.
Military Grade Security
Security is an important feature to assess when choosing a smartphone. Fortunately, the Phantom 9 is packed with a wide variety of security features to secure your device from intruders and thieves.
These are features like in-display Fingerprint Sensor that lets you unlock your phone using your finger and the Face unlock that makes it easy to unlock your phone using your face.
Runs on Latest Android Version
There are a lot of benefits associated with using smartphones with recently-released Operating System. It will please you to know that it comes with Android Pie 9, which is the most recent version of Android. This is indeed great value for money from the Telephone giant, TECNO.
Cons of the Phantom 9
Here are some of the downsides of this smartphone.
Poor Battery Life
This is the biggest drawback of this smartphone. The device is equipped with a non-removable 3500 mAh Li-ion Battery which rarely last for a longer period. To enjoy this smartphone to the fullest, you may need to get a reliable Power bank so as to serve as your back up whenever it is out of power.
No notification LED
Notification LED is an important feature but it is very unfortunate that you can’t find anything like that on this smartphone. This simply means no notification light will blink whether you just received a message, missed a call, low battery alert, etc. You have to be checking your phone manually to be aware of all these.
Lacks Some Important Features
Some of the key features missing in it include – Barometer or Temperature sensor, water & dust resistant, NFC, Infrared port, etc.
The Tecno Phantom 9 is a top-notch device loaded with a wide variety of features you’d love to get in a smartphone of this budget range, including Huge display and high quality screen, High resolution cameras, Superfast processor, Huge RAM, Lots of storage space, Extremely fast internet speed, Military-grade security.
Yes, it is a worthy upgrade from the tecno phantom 8 that was launched before it.
The major downside of the phone is its low capacity 3500 mAh Li-ion Battery that delivers a short run time. This apart, it delivers real value for money and we recommend them.