Tecno skipped our hearts last year because we expected that we would get the Tecno Phantom series as the flagship for previous years until we didn’t see it. But Tecno revived the Phantom series and gave use Phantom 9, So this is is my Tecno Phantom 9 Review.
Let see what Tecno Mobile had done differently with Tecno Phantom 9 since we didn’t receive any phantom last year, maybe Tecno was strategizing about the Phantom 9 should be designed and loaded. Just saying tho.
So, my Tecno phantom 9 review will be indifferent sections as usual and will be making some comparison to the Tecno Phantom 8 released Last Two years. But before we start I think I should show you some key specifications of the Tecno Phantom 9.
Tecno Phantom 9 Key Specifications
Do you think there will be some new improvements on the Tecno Phantom 9? I mean are we going to see specs we haven’t seen on any Tecno device before? Anyways check out the Key specs.
- 6.4 FHD+ AMOLED display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- In-display Fingerprint sensor
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM [SD Card Support]
- Android 9.0 Pie
- MediaTek Helio P35 (12 nm)
- 32 MP Selfie Camera
- Triple 16 + 8 + 2 MP Rear Camera
- 3500mAh Battery
All of these specifications make this device a spectacular device, Tecno had ever released. The first is of it kind to have the latest In-display Fingerprint sensor. This Technology came out not quite long and Tecno had already adopted it and made it come with the Phantom 9.
Another noticeable feature on this device is the internal storage, Tecno Mobile has never exceeded the 64 GB internal storage on any of it previous devices before but this takes things up and make it two times the 64 GB and that is 128 GB for Internal Storage on Tecno Phantom 9.
The Full Tecno Phantom 9 Review
Tecno Phantom 9 Display
On the Tecno Phantom 9, the display comes with a different type of Display, On previous Tecno devices, we always get the IPS Display, Not that IPS display types are that bad but there are new display types that are better than IPS.
We have the AMOLED, OLED, Q-LED and more. So, Tecno mobile put one of this on the Phantom 9. The Tecno Phantom 9 has 6.4 FHD+ AMOLED display with the resolution of 1080 X 2340 at 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
The AMOLED display means that this device will give you a better viewing angle and makes your black looks blacker better than the IPS display and consumes less batter giving your device more extension with the batter.
We definitely can’t make a Tecno Phantom 9 review and not talk about the design, This device has a plastic build but it has a sturdy and solid feel when holding it. It comes in Just ONE COLOR – Aurora Lapland.
On the right side, you have your Power Button and the Volume rockers and also the SIM Card slot, It uses a dual sim and on the left side you have your SD Card slot. The design another highlight on this device.
On the bottom side, you will see the headphone jack, Microphone Port, Charging Port and the firing speaker grille, and at the top, there is nothing except for the noise cancelation Mic.
Tecno Phantom 9 Camera
Tecno Had been making smartphones with Dual cameras, this time they added one more Module. So you have a triple camera on this device. A 16-Megapixel Main Shooting Camera at F/2.0 aperture with an 8-Megapixel Ultra-wide shooting lens at F/1.9 aperture and another 2-Megapixel Telephoto Lens at F/1.8 aperture.
This Device takes Clear and amazing pictures both in broad-daylight and also at night under low conditions. Another great option is how sweet is it that you can take pictures in Ultra-Wide Mode.
On the Front, You have another 32-Megapixel Camera at F/2.0 aperture which sits boldly in the water-drop notch area on the display of the Phantom 9. With this then Your Selfie photography is never gonna get boring because you will enjoy every bit of photography on Tecno Phantom 9
This part of the Tecno Phantom 9 Review seems to be more like a crucial part to me because this device has had a whole lot of improvements in almost all aspect. Phantom 9 has a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset been processed with a 12nm manufacturing Technology.
MediaTek Helio P35 Offers a powerful octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU operating up to 2.3GHz and IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU running up to a speedy 680MHz. MediaTek claims that this Chipset offers long-lasting battery life for smartphones.
The storage option of 6 GB RAM is being installed on Phantom 9 with a 128 GB internal storage supportive with a micro SDcard based on your preferred choice. Multitasking is sure guaranteed on this device and you switch between apps without lags or apps closing.
Phantom 9 should handle games well even heavy games, I am sure that is what you’d have in mind based on the specs. Well, you got that right, phantom 9 offers great gaming experience, games like PUBG which seem to be most popular heavy game runs quite smoothly on the phantom 9
More To the Tecno Phantom 9 Review
A 4000mAh battery cap would have been a great choice on this device but Tecno denied us on that and give us a 3500mAh battery cap. With the Helio P35, it is said to have a last long term usage and that is true the 3500mAh battery performs Wella and it would have been much better if we had get more.
Tecno devices are powered by Android. Tecno Phantom 9 has Android 9.0 Straight out of the box and this device also has the redefined HIOS Skin From Tecno Mobile.
One last thing we should examine is the In-display fingerprint sensor which is the latest security technology and it is amazing that Tecno Mobile had quickly adopted this and have it on Tecno Phantom 9.
This Sensor Does not work with 100% effeciency. Do not expect that
Tecno Phantom 9 Price
Surprisingly, Tecno still doesn’t go beyond the Budget setting for the price. The retail Price for Tecno Phantom 9 is Just N77,000 at $210
- Phantom 9 Comes With AMOLED Display
- 6 GB RAM
- 128 GB Storage
- 6.4 FHD+ Display, 1080 X 2340 Resolution
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- 3500mAh battery 4000mAh or higher would have been better
- in-display fingerprint takes time to recognize input.