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Tecno Phantom 8, Price, Specs & Full Review in Nigeria



Read about the Tecno Phantom 8 & Phantom Plus, Specs and Price.

Just like how the Galaxy is to Samsung, the phantom series too, is, Tecno’s flagship phone.

Most customers wait in anticipation for Tecno’s flagship smartphone. Word on the street is that the Phantom 8 is the most powerful  Tecno device of 2017 which was unveiled in the third 3rd quarter.

The phantom 8 is supposedly to come  with a variant known as the phantom 8 plus (although that claim is nowhere close to reality). But these rumors are alleged, so i’d like you carry the Phantom 8 plus existence with a pinch of salt.

As you’d expect the 8 plus will feature more advanced features and inevitably a higher price tag.

On the grand scheme of things Tecno is getting bigger than ever. Their partnership with Manchester City is prove that Tecno has scaled beyond the borders of Africa.

Let’s take a look at what Tecno has in store for its biggest flagship device of 2017:

Key- Specs of the Tecno Phantom 8 (Confirmed)

  • Display: 5.7″ Super AMOLED Touch screen
  • Operating  System: Android 7.1 Nougat with HiOS v3.0 UI
  • Processor: 2.6 GHz Deca-core Chipset
  • Screen Resolution: 1920*1080
  • Front Camera: 13MP + 12MP , Sony IMX386 dual rear cameras + Rear flash
  • Back Camera: 20MP  + Dual LED Flash
  • Memory: 64GB ROM + 6GB RAM Expandable with Micro SD, up to 2TB
  • Battery Capacity: 3500mAh / quick charging
  • Price – Check Lowest Price

Key – Specs of the Phantom 8 Plus ( Not Confirmed)

  • Display: 6.0 –inches with curved screen
  • Operating  System: Android 7.1 Nougat with HiOS v3.0 UI
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz Deca-core Chipset
  • Screen Resolution: 1920*1080
  • Camera: 21 MP Front Camera with Wide-Angle Lens 21 MP AF Back Camera
  • Memory: 124 GB ROM + 4 GB RAM Expandable with Micro SD, up to 128 GB
  • Battery Capacity: 4500mAh / quick charging

Features, Display & Design 

With a revamped and sleek design and lightweight build,  Tecno has taken fans by surprise. Although we haven’t had our hands on the device yet, the pictures shows a glimpse of how true the claim is.

Built with a uni metal body, the phone is extremely comfortable in hands. Despite the massive screen size, you can easily use a single hand to operate the phone.

This is music to the ears, especially after the design of phantom 6 and its variant didn’t really impress.

The  phantom 8 features a 5.7 inch screen which boasts 1920*1080 touchscreen resolution. The result is the vibrant and rich burst of colors you’d enjoy when using the device.


phantom 8

To be very honest, the camera of this phone is without a doubt the best part about it.

on paper, the camera sports a dual camera of 13MP & 12MP. It’s further reinforced with ample features like Geo-tagging, face detection, auto-focus, HDR & Panorama.

Camon Cx and Camon CX Air Cameras were highly praised by pundits. But the Phantom 8 camera is definitely going sky-high.

Most impressively, the front camera is said to feature a 20MP as well for taking selfies. Armed with Dual LED Flashes, it’s never been easier taken selfies in poor lit environments.

The camera has a lot of features under the hood which you will have to wait and test for yourself.

Network, Performance & Software

I will be brief about this:

Processor: As I’ve mentioned above the process will be feature a Octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 chipset clocked at 2.6Ghz which will be able to hold power consuming apps without lagging problems.

Network: The phone comes with an enabled 4G LTE option for quick seamless internet action!

Software: Features the Android 7.1 Nougat & HiOS v3.0 UI.

Other Features: The phantom utilize the USB Type-C cable for ultra fast transfer of files. More so, it also sports the USB OTG cable.


I know you’ve been waiting for the review of the battery to come last. it’s like the Nigerian tradition of leaving the meat as the last treat to be consumed.


The phantom 8 battery ships with a robust 4000mAh while the 8 pro will be armed with a 4500mAh battery. While the battery is massive, you’ll be impressed that it also supports fast charging.


Key Features

  • Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 2.6GHz octa-core Processor (Mediatek MTK6592)
  • Colours: Black
  • RAM Storage: 6GB RAM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM


  • Display: 5.7-inch Super AMOLED Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293ppi)


  • Back Camera (primary): 16MP + 12MP Camera, LED Flash, HD video
  • Back Camera top Features: Autofocus, Smart Gesture, Geo-tagging, Panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera (secondary): 20MP Camera


  • Internal storage: Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128 GB

Network Support   

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: N0
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • EDGE: Yes
  • GPRS: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • 3G: Yes
  • WLAN: Yes
  • Wi-Fi and Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes


  • 5mm Jack: Yes
  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • Loudspeaker: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes
  • Maps: Google Maps

Phone Control

  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Pedometer: No
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes, Google Voice Control

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No

Battery Storage

  • Battery: 4000 mAh Battery

Phantom 8 – Conclusion

Here you have it lads. The Tecno Phantom 8 Price and Specs.

From the specs above, the device is the best Tecno smartphone in 2017. The joy it bring is sends every type of feeling but mediocre. Brace up guys, Tecno Phantom 8 is here!


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