techno phantom 5

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Just a few weeks after releasing the amazing Tecno Camon C8 into the Nigerian market, Tecno has now released its flagship device in the Phantom series, the Tecno Phantom 5. You must have heard or read about this smartphone in forums and tech sites promoted with the hashtag #TheNextPhantom. Well, the Tecno Phantom 5 is finally out to wow the large population of phone enthusiasts who love the Phantom series.

techno phantom 5

Like any self-respecting OEM, Tecno made sure the new flagship had better specs than its predecessor. After all, that is the whole point of the annual ritual of bringing out a new flagship smartphone.

Let’s take a quick look at some of the most important specs of the Tecno Phantom 5.

Display and Design
For the first time, Tecno made a smartphone with a full metallic body giving the Tecno Phantom 5 a classy, glossy, sophisticated and at the same time rugged appearance. The screen size is large at 5.5 inches with full HD display at a resolution of 1080 X 1920 pixels. The IPS, LCD capacitive touchscreen, right down to the 16M colors is guaranteed to give the owner of the Tecno Phantom 5 a pleasurable experience when viewing pictures or HD movies.

Chipset, CPU and Operating system
As far as the operating system goes, it would have being criminal to have anything less than Android 5.1, lollipop for a flagship device. Though we don’t know yet if it is upgradeable to the Android M when it is released later in the year.

The Tecno Phantom 5 sports a 1.4 GHz octa-core Cortex central processing unit with a Mali 450 GPU all mounted on a Mediatek MT6753 chipset.

tecno phantom 5

Storage and Memory
This new flagship smartphone comes with a massive 3 GB of RAM to power all your active applications and processes, while an internal storage of 32 GB expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card ensures you will never have any reason to cry for where to store your files

With the launch of the Camon C8’s amazing camera specs, avid followers of the Tecno brand now have a different standard to measure Tecno camera specs. The C8 camera specs really set a new standard for all Tecno smartphones.

With a rear camera of 13MP, the Tecno Phantom 5 packs enough power for picture lovers. To make the camera amazing, auto focus, dual Led flash and optical image stabilization were also included in the specs. For selfie lovers, an 8MP front camera is available. I have to admit that that is some good spec for a front camera.

Even though, overall, the Tecno Phantom 5 camera specs is not up to the Camon C8 camera specs, what you get in addition to the display specs, is a combination to ensure your photos and videos are crystal clear and sharp.

The Tecno Phantom 5 does not disappoint with its non-removable battery. A massive 3000mAh capacity battery is guaranteed to give you long hours of heavy usage without a need to carry your charger around.

Verdict: At N69,900, this phone is priced like the flagship it is supposed to be. For lovers of anything unique, the price won’t be a problem. The desire to have and own the best are what motivates them. And certainly, having a smartphone like the Tecno Phantom 5 would really set you apart from the crowd.


                                  Full Technical Specifications Of The Tecno Phantom 5


Device Type Smartphone
Model Tecno Phantom 5
Announced September, 2015
Released September, 2015
Status Available
Price 69,900


Type Phablet
Dimensions 151 X 75.8 X 6.8mm
Colors Gold, Black, White


2G Network GSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network 4G: FDD CSFB band
SIM Type Nano SIM
Dual SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.5inches FHD screen
Resolution 1080 X 1920 pixel screen resolution
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch Screen Yes
Secondary Display n/a


Yes, Mp3, Midi, WAV, AAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4
Yes (with RDS)
Vibration, Ringtones
3.5mm jack


13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, optical image stabilization, dual-LED flash
Yes, 1080p@30fps Video
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Yes, LED flash
8 MP, 1080p With Front Flash


Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


MediaTek MT6753
CPU 1.4GHz Octa-core cortex – A7 CPU
GPU Mali-450 GPU
Internal Storage 32 GB
microSD, up to 128 GB
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, LE
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Yes, microUSB 2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Speed Up to 42.2 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Other Features

– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.264 player
– Support OTG
– Support OTA
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3000 mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Standby 64h
Talk Time 13:50h
Music Play 9:25h



  1. I really appreciate your effort of producing new update of this kind phone. I’m using the A7 of this series, also wetting for new version. Your product is recommendable to anyone all over the world. Thank you and bye.

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