Phantom 8 Analysis: The Tecno Dual Camera Phone with 6GB RAM

The Tecno Phantom 8 has a brilliant impact design, an optimal processor of 2.6 GHz Octa-core and diamond fire design with an average price, plus its dual camera, Type-C charger, 4G LTE and microSD slot compared to Infinix Zero.

Although the fingerprint sensor was well placed at the back which makes it look more innovative, it is not water resistant. The Phantom 8 is a phone with a good high-end operation according to its price, its dual camera rear with 20MP of the front camera couple with many other options discussed below that will appeal to the most fans of selfies in photography, although every now and then exaggerates filters with so much software processing.

Analysis Section

Tecno had started the paradigm of dual camera smartphone production with the introduction of Phantom 8 which seems to go along with Samsung Note 8 in this regard. Gone are the productions of fairly-priced phones with basic features couple with an ugly plastic design. The Smartphones of this century are in a serious battle for being high-end devices with cheaper prices than the big brands in which users’ choice prevail. The Phantom 8 complied with this features being a device with specifications that bring it closer to leading devices like Nokia 8, Huawei P10 and Honor 9 in which they share many similarities.

Phantom 8 rivals with OnePlus5LG Q6 or Galaxy A5, Phantom 8 has a strong battle ahead of you before you decide to put it in your pocket… will you win it?

Phantom 8 has a very bright design on its outer body, but don’t worry, you don’t need to wear sunglasses before you can use it.

Phantom 8: A Diamond Fire Design

Phantom 8 was built with an Advance beauty design in mind. Looking at Phantom 8 compact body design, you will be surprised at its eye-catching back cover finish. The back grasps and reflects light in a clever way – it bounces long rays of light off it and waves them back and forth as you move it. The Eye-catching diamond fire design found in Phantom 8, makes it a trendy accessory for your daily look. It truly doesn’t look like any other phone you might have used before because of its shiny body similar to what we found in Honor 9.

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We note that this phone does not meet the fashionable aesthetics in its technical design since it does not include a bevelled or borderless design. In contrast, on the sides, we barely see a few millimetres of the thickness of its structural material; the company still maintained the top and bottom found in their previous model.

In the bottom, without surprise, we have a single loudspeaker and a USB Type-C connector for data loading and transfer.

Phantom 8 Full Specifications

Phantom 8 is a phone with a 5.7-inch Full HD display with 1080 pixels per inch. Its processor is the latest developed to date, the 2.6 GHz Octa-core which allow the phone to blaze in performance.

In spite of being a mid-priced phone, this Phantom 8 comes well-resolved when it comes to memory: it has a robust 6GB of RAM with 64GB ROM of storage which can be extended with microSD card up to 2TB.

This phone incorporates Android 7.1 Nougat with HiOS interface, as for connectivity, the device has Bluetooth, A-GPS and 4G / LTE. Its battery is 3,500mAh. Although it has a fast charge technology with Type-C, It also has a fingerprint sensor and weighs about 157.9grams.

If something has remained faithful, Tecno with this Phantom 8 is on the dual camera with bright selfies on both sides and its 6GB RAM with the guarantee of fluidity in performance.

It has a sensor of 12 megapixels RGB and a monochrome of 13-megapixels and the frontalis of 20 megapixels.

Brand / ManufacturerTECNO
ModelPhantom 8
Date AnnouncedOctober 25, 2017
Sim TypeDual
Major ImprovementOS, Battery & Camera
Height159.95 mm
ColoursGalaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black
Display TypeTouch Screen (HD IPS)
Display Size5.7-Inch
Display Resolution1280 by 720px
Multi TouchYes
Main Camera 12MP & 13MP AF Rear Camera
Image Resolution 3840 x 2160
Flash Type10x Super Zoom
Front Camera5MP with Front Flash & Screen Flash
Primary Camera (Features)20MP - Autofocus, Dual LED
Image Resolution3840*2160
Flash TypeSmart Dual Selfie Bright
Video FPS1080p HD Video
External StorageYes, up to 2TB
Memory Card TypeMicroSD
Operating System (OS)Android 7.0 Nougat
User Interface (UI)HiOS 3.0
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth VersionV4.2
USB VersionOTG
RadioFM Radio
GPSYes , With A-GPS
Network TypeGSM / WCDMA / LTE
GSM (2G Bands)900/1800 MHz
WCDMA (3G Bands)900/2100 MHz
4G LTE Global BandsYes
System On Chips (SoC)MT P25
CPUOcta-Core Processor
CPU Frequency2.6 GHz Octa-Core Processor
(CPU) Cores64 Cores
Graphics Processor Unit(GPU)n/a
GPU Speedn/a
Audio FormatsMP3 / WAV/ AMR / MIDI
Video Formats3GP / MP4 / AVI
3.5mm JackYes
Ring TonesYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Battery Capacity3,500mAh
battery TypeLithium Battery
Accelerometer Yes
Quick Charge TechnologyYes, Type- C (100% in 70mins)
Battery Features2days (heavy usage)
Standby & Talktime3 days
Disclaimer: We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct

Phantom 8 with HiOS Interface

The HiOS 3.0 Interface of this Phantom has already been seen in Tecno previous devices. On the other hand, it reminds us a little about iOS and we discover very nice and ultramodern designs that continue to be simple as a pure Android computer.

tecno phamtom 8 night mode
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HiOS include an app drawer or an option to enable it as Infinix does with its devices. The Settings menu and apps, in general, look a lot like iOS with a very modern and nice design. Taking into consideration that it is Android 7.0 Nougat, the company has made a good management of the operating system to give it its extra touch and at the same time make it simple.

Performance of Phantom 8

The Tecno Phantom 8 is filled with a strong MediaTek P25 processor; it’s more efficient in responding quickly than any Phantom that came before it when it comes to surfing online, streaming videos, playing games, or dealing with business in a tinkle of an eye. All these are achieved with the innovation of 16nm processor which runs less power, the processor will not strain your battery to any further extent.

tecno phamtom 8 6GB RAM
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Phantom 8 is embedded with 6GB of RAM which loads very fast against the other flagships. Tecno Phantom 8 can perform optimally because of it capacitates to multi-tasking of almost 80 apps without any hindrance. Phantom 8 is powered by a new LPDDR4X standard; the phone enables faster data transmission of up to 70% speed snappier compared to the last generation smartphone and this allows less consumption of power with easy easily.

Phantom 8 is designed to allow you stay connected wherever you go at a point in time. This phone is supported by “multiple bands” which allows you to roam in any country in the world. In addition, Phantom 8 featured LTE Cat 6 and also provides high speed of data downloading of up to 300Mbps which make it faster than any last generation phones.

Phantom 8 Battery Capacities

Phantom 8 also stands out in the aspect of battery capacity. It is 3500 mAh which includes fast charging technology with Type-C Light Speed Charge. This has allowed us to charge the device almost in full in less than 45 minutes, a positive detail to take into account when deciding which phone this year we want to use daily.

Phantom 8 also stands out in the aspect of battery capacity with the supports the latest light speed fast charge technology of TECNO. This has allowed us to fully charge the device within 70 minutes which can last for 3days. This allows you to recycle your power bank.

Chamber: the Double Action of Phantom 8

If something is so significant today in a smartphone apart from a good performance is your camera. Phantom 8 has a dual 12-megapixel Sony wide-angle sensor with a 13-megapixel telephoto sensor. The wide-angle sensor allows us to record anything we desire while telephoto assists in providing us with stunning images. Both features work together with 10x super digital zoom to give us better selfies experience.

Tecno Phantom 8 selfie style
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Phantom 8 nails low-light selfie easily. The ultra pixel enables the phone to take a selfie with 2.0μm pixel effect. Pairing with a large F/2.0 aperture, this ensures that more light is sent to the lens. Using “4 in 1” technology, which means four times of light allowance for an individual pixel sensor and an individual image. As a result, the final image is much brighter.

One feature of the HiOS 3.0 Phantom 8 software is that the camera offers a deep of options. Phantom 8 incorporate low-light selfies because of the ultra pixel which facilitates the phone to take selfies with 2.0μm pixel effect by pairing with F/2.0 aperture that ensures brighter images.

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Tecno Phantom 8 Features And Specs

Tecno Phantom 8 Features And Specs.

Phantom 8 guarantee that every regular night can be an extraordinary one for you with the double mode selfie flash that light up your face appropriately even in low light conditions. This latest imaging algorithm takes it extra by detecting your skin tone and emits appropriate light that will give you natural look.

Price and Availability of Tecno Phantom 8

Phantom 8 comes in three colours which are Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold and Black. In Nigeria, it is available on most our online marketplaces. Below are links to various online shopping websites based on your choice:

Jumia Nigeria: The price started from N127,000.00 Get it Now

Jumia Kenya: The price started from KSh 33,995 Get it Now

Jumia Ghana: As at the time of writing this review, the phone is not available yet, but you can search here.

Jumia Egypt As at the time of writing this review, the phone is not available yet, but you can search here.

Yudala Store: This is a retail store in Nigeria that is being operated solely in which their prices are actual sales price from the manufacturer. You can buy your Phantom 8 from their as well for N128,000 Get it now


Phantom 8 is a very pretty phone… and an attraction of footprints for Tecno. In the hand, it is comfortable to use even with one hand, even though you must be very careful because it can slide without you realizing it. Its Full HD screen, fast processor and super selfie camera with many additional effects make it a good choice in the mid-range, which guarantee you fluidity experienced with Galaxy S8 and Note 8 in terms of performance.

Phantom 8 Review


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Phantom 8 is a very pretty phone... and an attraction of footprints for Tecno. In the hand, it is comfortable to use even with one hand, even though you must be very careful because it can slide without you realizing it.

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