Tecno Phantom 8 Review: Specifications And Price In Nigeria

Tecno has launched their new mobile phone, Tecno Phantom 8. The new Tecno Phantom 8 will be available exclusively at all SLOT shops from October 27, same day the first set of Pre-orders will be delivered to customers. Nationwide roll-out of the Phantom 8 in all authorized reseller stores will kick off from the 1st of November 2017.

Tecno Phantom 8 is the latest flagship smartphone from Tecno that looks to take things up from where the impressive Phantom 6 and 6 Plus left off. The device packs dual cameras, speedy octa-core processor and abundant RAM.

Tecno Phantom 8 Key Specs & Features.

  • 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)
  • 2.6GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P25 CPU with 6GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with HiOS 64GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 12MP + 13MP Dual Rear Camera and 20MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Data Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
  • 3500 mAh Battery Design and Display

The Tecno Phantom 8 doesn’t look too bad for something to rub shoulders with heavyweights such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8. It sports a metallic chassis with an alluring 3D ‘Diamond Fire Design’ for a premium touch. The edges are curvy and the overall profile is rather svelte at 7.9 millimetres.

Tecno phantom 8

Tecno Phantom 8 sports a 5.7-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. You may expect slightly sharper images than what the predecessor offered. There is robust Corning Gorilla Glass to protect against scratches.

The Cameras

This again joins the bandwagon of flagships rocking dual rear cameras. Tecno Phantom 8 combines a 12MP sensor with a 13MP sensor for greater image depth and quality. You get Tri-LED flash, autofocus and 10X zoom among the shot features.

Bright selfies are on the card with this one. There is an amazing 20MP camera with dual-LED flash on the front. Selfie lovers are sure going to love this!.

Tecno phantom 8

Hardware and Software

Apps and games will run with practically no glitches on the Tecno Phantom 8. This is because it boasts an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor that gets support from generous 6GB RAM. The system memory is the company’s best ever.

For storage, you get 64GB space on the inside. This is expandable by jaw-dropping 2 TB using a microSD card. The Tecno Phantom 8 ships with Android 7.0 Nougat sporting HiOS 3.0 skin – this is a tad disappointing. But there’s promise of upgrade.

Other Features

Another thing that may disappoint some buyers a bit is that the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a 3,500mAh battery. However, this supports fast charging to reduce the amount of time it stays in the socket.

Tecno Phantom 8 features a fingerprint scanner and supports fast LTE connectivity. It has a USB Type-C port, dual SIM slots, USB On-The-Go (OTG), and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct.

Price in Nigeria

N128,000 (Available on leading Online & Offline stores in Nigeria from the 31st of October 2017)  

Tecno Phantom 8 Full Specification:

Here are a few specs of the Tecno Phantom 8:

General Features

StatusAvailable, From October, 2017

Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), HiOS

Processor: 2.6GHz Octa-core Processor (MediaTek Helio P25)

GPU: –

Memory: 6 GB RAM

Colours: Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black

Dimension: 159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm

Weight: –

SIM Type: –

SIM Count: Dual SIM, Dual Standby Display

Display: 5.7-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400ppi)

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass (version unspecified)

Rear Camera: 12 MP + 13MP Dual Camera, 1080p HD Video Rear


Camera Features: Tri-tone-LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, 10X Digital Zoom

Front Camera: 20 MP Camera, Dual-tone LED Flash


Built-in Storage: 64GB

Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 2TB (in practice up to 256GB) (Requires the SIM2 slot) Bundled

Cloud Storage: –

Network Support 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz

2G CDMA 1X: No

3G WCDMA: 850 / 2100MHz


4G LTE: Yes Internet & Connectivity

GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps



HSPA+: Yes


4G LTE: Yes, up to 300 Mbps

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes

Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP


Infrared Blaster: No

USB Port: Yes, USB Type C

Messaging SMS/MMS: Yes

Instant Messaging: Yes

Push Emails: Yes

Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP

Entertainment Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+

Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD

FM Radio: Yes

Loudspeaker: Yes

3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS

Maps: Yes, Google Maps Sensors & Control

Digital Compass: Yes

Accelerometer: Yes

Proximity Sensor: Yes

Light Sensor: Yes

Barometer: No

Pedometer: No

Heart Rate Monitor: No

Gyroscope: Yes

Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)

Iris Scanner: Yes

Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes

Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No

Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

Video Streaming: Yes

Active Noise Cancellation: –

Wireless Charging: No

Water Resistant: No

Dust Resistant: No

Image Editor: No (download at store)

Video Editor: No (download at store)

Document Viewer: Yes Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery Battery: 3500 mAh Battery (non-removable)

Standby Time: –

Talktime: –

Video Playback: – .

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