Tecno Phantom 5

Tecno Phantom 5 is the latest release from Tecno rocking in the market with impressive features. This Tecno smartphone has advanced specs bringing a delight to the users. It is a budget phone coming with a low price tag to fit all Kenyans without limitations. The performance of Tecno Phantom is average and runs smoothly even when multitasking. If you are planning to invest on a budget smartphone, Tecno Phantom 5 is one of the best you can consider. The following is a full review of Tecno Phantom 5:


  • High resolution
  • Perfect camera
  • 3GHz Quad-core processor
  • Google Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • Impressive design with metallic build-up


  • Non-removable battery


One of the interesting parts of Tecno Phantom 5 is the sleek design. If you come across this device, you will just fall in love with the premium appearance. The phone is metallic in the entire body meaning that the battery is non-removable. The design is impressive coming with a lot of creativity although the phone feels slipper in your hand, which I think is not fine to many users. To the users who do not like the slippery in this gadget, you can add a flip cover making it easy to hold.

In overall, Tecno Phantom 5 design is excellent, and it is a privilege to the users to have a metallic smartphone from Tecno. When you come on the right side of this device, there are power and volume keys that lie strategically like on other smartphones. On the left side, there is a SIM card slot and MicroSD card slot while USB and headphone jack ports are at the lower part.  When you come at the back of Tecno Phantom 5, there is 13 MP rear camera with a dual LED flash, which has fingerprint sensor below it. Tecno Phantom 5 also has Dolby speaker at the back for entertainment.


Tecno Phantom 5 has a vibrant display giving out a premium outlook. This phone comes with 5.5-inch IPS display with a high resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels that ensures a pixel density of 401ppi per inch. It is a comfortable screen to the users who like watching videos, playing games, reading notes and all other staffs, which requires a large screen. The display is excellent and does not collect a lot of fingerprints so you will not keep wiping it a minute after the other.

With Tecno Phantom 5, viewing angles are great you can see on the screen from the sides without struggling. Screen brightness is nice in both dark places and outside areas. The phone has brightness levels sets that change automatically to match with the available light. On the side of the color display, Tecno Phantom 5 delivers true and accurate colors without exaggeration ass it is a tradition to many devices in the market.


To the photo lovers, Tecno Phantom 5 is going to give you the best you can expect from a smartphone. This phone come with 13mp at the back, which shoots excellent and impressive photos. This rear camera has dual LED flash, HDR, autofocus and other modern features for better photos even in low conditions. It is amazing the camera can shoot high-quality videos of up to 1080p. On the other hand, the front camera has 8MP together with a soft flash to ensure your selfies are perfect even when shooting in low conditions. These cameras are fast when taking photos and recording videos, unlike other ordinary mobile phones.

Software and Performance

As for the software, this new Tecno phone operates on Android 5.1 Lollipop, which comes installed to favor all users and starters. Tecno Phantom 5 has 1.3GHz Octa-core processor, which is fast and responsive when launching and exiting apps. The processor is accompanied by 3 GB RAM allowing you to multi-task without experiencing delays.  Tecno Phantom 5 is an excellent smartphone with 32 GB internal storage to store all your content. Around 8GB are used by the phone system so you will be left with 24 GB. To the users who feel this space is not enough, you can have a smile on your face since Tecno Phantom 5 comes with a MicroSD slot for memory expansion.

On the side of GPU, this phone has mali-T720 which is a mid-range, but the performance is average. It allows you to play graphics intensive games easily without experiencing complexities. Tecno Phantom 5 rocks to the society with its stunning features setting a new record in the industry.


Tecno Phantom 5 has a 2G network that offers GPRS of approximately 85.6 kbps and EDGE connections of around 236.8 kbps. The 3G networks give a stunning up-link of 5.7Mbps and a downlink of 42 Mbps. Tecno Phantom 5 also has 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot and Wi-Fi direct allowing you to access the internet without limitations. The phone comes with exciting sensors such as compass, fingerprint, and proximity and accelerometer sensor.

Battery Life

When it comes to battery life, Tecno Phantom 5 has a large battery capacity of 3000mAh. It is a non-removable battery, which is a disadvantage to the users since you cannot exchange. The capacity is enough and can withstand for a long time. To the heavy users, you can browse and stream videos for a whole day without a top up. Users who make usual call and text in intervals this battery capacity can go for days. The best thing about Tecno Phantom 5 has energy saving mode, which activates automatically when battery percentage is low for less consumption of power.


Tecno Phantom 5 is an excellent smartphone with modern features to introduce all Kenyans into the smart world. It is a budget phone to suit all status without limitations. The performance of this mobile phone is fast even when multi-tasking. On the side of cameras, Tecno Phantom 5 is perfect shooting high-quality photos to color your moments. The display is large enough with high resolution making every viewing moment lively. Tecno Phantom is among the best smartphones you can invest your money on.

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