Tecno Phantom 9 is the new smartphone launched by Hong Kong-based company Transsion Holdings. It was launched on July 10th, 2019 and is available in India, this phone comes in a mid-range segment packed with advanced features.
It sports an AMOLED display of 6.4 inches with an in-display fingerprint sensor and there is a triple camera set up at the rear-end of the handset. This phone is also powered by a 2.3GHz Octa-core Mediatek Helio P35 processor with 6GB RAM. It houses a powerful 32MP camera on the front for selfies.
Display: Tecno Phantom 9 features an FHD+ AMOLED dot notch display, with a screen size of 6.4 inches (16.23 cm) and has got 1080 X 2340 pixels resolution. The screen is sharper with the pixel density of 403 Pixels Per Inch (PPI) which makes images and videos look clearer thus giving an amazing screen-view experience.
Design: This phone features an interplay of rain droplets and sunlight that makes it look beautiful, and has an amazing gradient look in Lapland Aurora color. Also, it is easy to hold with the measurements of 158.5 mm X 75.30 mm X 7.85 mm and weighs 164 grams. It is available only in one color variant Lapland Aurora.
Software and Processor: It is powered by 2.3GHz Octa-core processor and Mediatek Helio P35 chipset that makes multi0tasking a breeze. Also, this phone runs on Android 9 operating system with a 6GB RAM to make the storage hassle-free.
Battery: It is packed with non-removable Li-ion battery with 3500mAh capacity. But the downside is that the batter does not support fast charging.
Camera: There is a triple camera on the rear side of the phone with 16MP primary sensor with the physical Aperture of F/1.8, following is the secondary sensor with 8MP camera and the third is a 2MP sensor. And it also sports a powerful 32MP camera on the front for selfies with Physical Aperture of F/2.0 with a pixel size of 1.6 microns.
The rear camera features quad-LED flash and on the front, there is dual LED adjustable flash. Both front and rear cameras support multiple features, AI technology being the primary feature.
Variant: This handset is available only in one variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory which can further be expanded up to 256GB.
Price and Availability in India: The cost of Tecno Phantom 9 is priced at Rs. 14,999 and is available with the online retailers like Flipkart, Amazon, etc.
What’s in the box?
Handset, Travel adaptor, USB cable, Earphone, SIM Ejector Tool, User manual, Warranty card, back cover.
|Price in India||Rs. 14,999/-|
|Display||6.4 inches (16.26 cm)|
|Performance||2.3GHz octa-core processor|
|Camera||16MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Launch date in India||10th July 2019|
|Launch date||10th July 2019|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|SIM slots||Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, Dual Volte|
|SIM size||SIM 1: nano-SIM 2: nano|
|Network||4G: Available, 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes (in-display)|
|Core details||2.3GHz quad-core with Cortex A-53 and 1.8 GHz quad-core with Cortex A-53|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P35|
|Bezel-less display||Yes, with dot notch|
|Screen to body ratio claimed by the brand||84.12%|
|Pixel density||403 PPI|
|Features||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Screen size||6.4 inches (16.23cm)|
|Screen resolution||1080 X 2340 pixels|
|Touch screen||Yes Capacitive touchscreen, Multi-touch|
|Expandable storage||Yes up to 256GB|
|USB OTG support||Yes|
|Rear camera||16MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Physical aperture||F/1.85, F/2.0|
|Flash||Quad-LED (Rear), Dual Adjustable LED (Front)|
|Camera features||Micro-spur, AI camera, Wide Angle, AR Mode, Animoji, Wide Selfie Mode.|
|Wi-Fi||Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n/n 5GHz|
|Wi-Fi features||Mobile Hotspot, Direct Wi-Fi|
|USB||Mass storage device, USB charging, micro USB 2.0|
|Network support||4G: Available, 3G: Available, 2G: Available|
Tecno Phantom 9 is a recently launched smartphone which fulfills the demands of customers in need of advanced features at affordable price.
The outlook of this phone is visually appealing with 3D battery back cover. The back-panel features interplay of rain droplets and sunlight giving a stylish look. The body has an arc curvature with fluidic design at corners and edges that are smooth yet handling the phone are very easy.
Furthermore, this phone has the accurate measurement to fit in the hand, the dimensions of the phone go as 158.52mm X 75.30mm X 7.85mm and weigh 164 grams and is available in Lapland Aurora color.
This device features a display screen of 6.4 inches (16.26 cm) that has a resolution of 1080 X 2340 pixels and FHD+ view. The AMOLED display comes with a dot notch design which paves the way for the full-view screen, further it has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.
With limitless color temperature adjustments and eye care mode, it gives a whole new experience while watching videos and playing games.
When it comes to software and processor it sports a 2.3GHz octa-core processor paired with Mediatek Helio P35 Chipset (MTK 6765) that makes multi-tasking as smooth as the butter-flow, on the other, the presence of Power VR GE8320 GPU aids smooth running of games.
In addition, this handset has a special feature called HiOS 5.0 that includes AI Video Call, AI Read Mode, AI Battery Lab to optimize the smartphone experience. Alongside, it has 6GB RAM and 128 onboard storage with an option to expand memory up to 256GB using microSD card. The device has a dedicated slot that can hold two nano-SIM cards and a memory card.
As far as the camera is concerned, this phone houses triple camera that is it has three lenses in the combination of 16M, 8MP and 2MP taking photography to new heights. 16MP is the main camera with a Physical Aperture of F/1.85 and features Night Algorithm 2.0, while 8MP lens is a wide-angle sensor that can capture ultra-wide angles shots with 120° field of view and the 2MP is a depth sensor.
The rear camera features Super Quad flash, that is now you can flaunt a phone with four Flash on the rear side with which beautiful pictures can be shot even in low light conditions. Also, it can capture ultra-wide cinematic shots as well as closeup shots within 3cm distance capturing incredible range with sharper details.
On the other hand, it packs a 32MP camera that can be used to click outstanding selfies. It uses 4 in 1 Pixels technology for high definition resolution. The front camera features adjustable dual-LED flash which can click stunning images even in low light conditions, this hair crack dual flashlight ensures brighter selfies.
The AR mode and animoji capture expression and creates illustrations with 47 types of facial muscle movement, other than this the camera also features digital zoom, face detection, touch to focus. Furthermore, you can record videos at the frame rate of 1920 X 1080 A30fps and it also supports continuous shooting mode and high dynamic range mode (HDR).
Coming to the battery, this handset packs a Li-ion battery with 3500mAh capacity that comes for a whole long day, but the downside is that it does not support fast charging features which are a must in the present hustle-bustle life.
One of the best features of Tecno Phantom 9 is; it houses an in-display fingerprint sensor which unlocks the phone with a single touch. It also has face unlock option for instant unlocking of the phone and it also safeguards the data from intruders.
The other added sensors are Light sensor, Ambient sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, and Gyroscope which determines orientation, motion and rotation of the phone.
For better connectivity, this phone gives many connectivity options that include WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth v 5.0, 2G, 3G, 4G, and VoLTE.
One of the special features of Tecno Phantom 9 is it comes with Google lens functionality that recognizes everything from cars, animals, architecture and more. It also houses a feature that gives an accurate dimension of anything you want to measure around you.
Overall it can be considered as one of the best phones in the mid-range segment.
A competitor to Tecno Phantom 9 in terms of features and price is Vivo Z1 Pro. Let’s find out the qualities of both the phones by comparing their features in the below table.
|Model||Tecno Phantom 9||Vivo Z Pro|
|Display||6.4’’, 1080 x 2340 pixels||6.53’’, 1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Internal storage||128GB||64GB (base variant)|
|Card slots||Dedicated slot||Dedicated slot|
|RAM||6GB||6GB (base variant)|
|Processor||Mediatek Helio P35 chipset with 2.3GHz octa-core processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 AIE 2.3GHz octa-core processor|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 (Oreo)||Android 9.0 (pie)|
|Rear camera||16MP + 8MP + 2MP, triple camera||16MP + 8MP + 2MP, triple camera|
|Front camera||32MP||32MP (in-display camera)|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, in-display||Yes, rear|
|Battery||3500mAh Li-ion||5000mAh Li-Ion|
|Price||Rs. 14,999||Rs. 16,999|
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