TECNO Phantom 9 

price₹ 14,999 onwards

launchJul, 2019

34.8

excellence score

70.6

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 #50 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
Width75.3 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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