TECNO Phantom 9 

price₹ 14,999 onwards

launchJul, 2019

36.4

excellence score

72.4

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 7 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Looks impressive, and beautiful with a light-reflecting "S" gradient pattern at the back
  • Ergonomic design with smooth edges makes for a good hand feel
  • Modern front panel, with a tiny notch
  • Slim and light
  • Solid build quality
  • Decent in-display fingerprint sensor - it's not the fastest out there, but it's reasonable for the price point
  • Very fast face unlock

Display

  • Very good, AMOLED display, with good sunlight legibility and good viewing angles

Software

  • HiOS interface is a pretty decent Android skin on the whole - it's not the lightest but it's not too bulky either - there are tons of customisations like themes and transitions
  • There is some bloatware on the device, as is often the case with such custom skins (though thankfully most of it can be uninstalled)

Performance

  • Decent performance with a Helio P35 at the core (similar to Snapdragon 632) - day-to-day performance is smooth
  • Multi-tasking performance is very good too with a cool 6 GB of RAM
  • CPU performance, while decent, is not the best for this price bracket - that space is taken by the competition from Xiaomi, Realme, and Asus

Camera

  • Decent triple-camera setup at the rear - 16MP primary camera + 2MP depth-sensing lens + 8MP 120 degree Ultra-Wide Lens - takes decently good pictures, especially in daylight
  • The Bokeh mode takes some really good shots
  • Decent, high-resolution 32MP selfie camera
  • The dual front flashes are powerful and help with indoor and low light selfies
  • The phone also comes with AR emojis, a feature you normally see on more expensive high end devices - they work pretty well too, and add some fun element

Audio

  • Good quality bundled earphones

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3500mAH battery - you will comfortably get a day of use

Verdict

  • Overall, Tecno has done well here, managing to create a worthy device to compete in the most hotly contested price segment in India - it's a pretty reasonable alternative to consider against competition from Xiaomi, Realme and Asus

Expert Reviews

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  1. Consider it for its design, battery, and decent performance....but it is marred by a cluttered UI
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are looking for a device with high specs/price ratio in this price bracket, Tecno Phantom 9 is worth considering
    businessworld.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Versatile performer
    dignited.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Indian consumers tend to not trust brands that are relatively new in the market but trust us when we say Tecno Mobile's latest premium offering Tecno Phantom 9 defies all odds and shines with rich features
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A massively underrated device that delivers a solid bang for your buck
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Highly recommended, if you are looking for a worthy phone in the mid-range segment
    financialexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »

User Reviews

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TECNO Phantom 9 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.4 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P35Ranked #48 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Dimensions
Weight164 gm
Thickness7.85 mm
Camera
Primary Camera16MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 16MP: F/1.85 Aperture; 77.3 Degree wide
  • 8MP: 120 Degree Wide
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 79.4 Degree wide
  • Dual LED Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor

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