Tecno has done it again. Having supersized the Phantom 6 Plus late last year, the company has somehow made the Tecno Phantom 8 even bigger. It has also supersized the Phantom 6 Plus’s price tag, so what are the differences between the two Phantoms and is it worth. Let’s break it down…
The Tecno Phantom 8 has all the makings of the ultimate big-screen phone, with its 5.7-inch screen, Android 7.0 (Nougat) and have ROM of 64GB which expandable to 2TB . But the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is a formidable phablet, too, offering Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HiOS, improved 4 GB RAM.
Tecno Phantom 8
Tecno Phantom 6 Plus
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Announced||October 2017||2016, September|
|Colors||Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black||Gold|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Touch||yes with Multitouch||yes with Multitouch|
|Display Size||5.7 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels||6 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 7.0 (Nougat)||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, HiOS|
|Processor Type||(Octa Core) 2.6 GHz octa-core Processor||(Deca-Core) 1.4GHz quad-core Cortex-A53, 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 or 2.5GHz dual-core Cortex-A72|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P25||Mediatek helio X20|
|Processor Speed||2.6 GHz||2.0 GHz|
|Internal Memory||64 GB||64 GB inbuilt|
|RAM||6 GB RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Card Slot||yes up to 256 GB||yes upto 128 GB|
|Camera resolution||Dual 12 MP + 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash||20 MP with autofocus|
|Front Camera||yes 20 MP||yes 8 MP|
|Video||1080p@30fps||Yes, 1080p @ 30fps|
|Dimensions||159.95 x 79.5 x 7.9mm||160.35 x 83.46 x 7.7 mm|
|3G||yes 42.2 Mbps Download, 5.76 Mbps Upload||yes 42.2 Mbps Download, 5.76 Mbps Upload|
|4G||yes 300 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload||yes 300 Mbps Download, 50 Mbps Upload|
|WiFi||yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||yes Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||yes with A-GPS||yes with A-GPS Support|
|Battery Type||Non-removable 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable 4050 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Music Player||mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+||MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC|
|Video Player||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD||Xvid/MP4/H.265 player|
|3.5 mm Audio Jack||yes||yes|
|Additional Features||Tri-tone-LED Flash, Autofocus, Geo-tagging, 10X Digital Zoom||Geo-tagging, touch focus, HDR, panorama|
The differences includes;
The Phantom 6 comes with a 5.5″ FHD AMOLED while the Phantom 8 arrives with a 5.7-inch FHD 1920*1080px Touchscreen, on paper work, the screen on the Phantom 8 is bigger and it also sports a 2.5D Glass protection too.
Processor and OS:
The Phantom 8 as expected runs on HIOS 3.0 based on Android Nougat coupled with a 2.6 GHz Octa-Core and a powerful MediaTek P25 processor while the Phantom 6 runs on HiOS based on Android™ 6.0 coupled with a 2.0 GHz 64-bit processor.
Either body build or so. Tecno decided to shift from the Metal Build on Phantom 6 to Diamond Fire Design, promising to last more than its predecessor known as the former generations.
Congratulations to Phantom 8 for arriving with a 6GB of RAM while the Phantom 6 arrives with 3GB but that doesn’t makes it more powerful than the Phantom 6!
Although, with an extra 3GB of RAM on the Phantom 8, it can be a lot more useful, when handling your apps. Multitasking will be at its best!
They got you here, those looking for bigger internal memory space, the Phantom 8 just bought, on its, you have a 64GB which expandable to 2TB while on the Phantom 6, you have 32GB ROM which is also expandable to 128GB via microsd card.
They both comes with a two rear camera, might call them both dual camera but the phantom 8 camera is the real deal here! Not just on the back, the front will also WOW you!
The Phantom 8 comes with a 20MP Front Camera with Bright Selfie with dual led flash and impressive dual cameras and the flash is able to take some cool picture even at the dark while the Phantom 6 comes with a 8.0 MP Front Camera with Wide-Angle Lens.
At the back aspect, the Phantom 8 features a 12MP Sony IMX386 camera with 1.25um Ultra pixel Lens and a 13MP camera that are capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, according to the company!
While the Phantom 6 comes with a Dual 13.0 MP AF & 5.0 MP Dual Back Camera also capable of taking some cool pictures and images too!
From a 2700mAh battery capacity on Phantom 6 to a 3500mAh battery capacity on Phantom 8 while both of them feature the Reversible Type-C Light Speed Charge.
One odd specs that gave the Phantom 8 away is the fact that it doesn’t come with Eye Scanner V2.0, allowing you to unlock the phone 300ms faster but the Phantom 6 does.
Still on the security, the Phantom 8 proudly comes with Fingerprint Scanner located at the back side but the Phantom 6 lacks that. Though, it is something to be proud of too!
Both devices boasts of normal day to day password integration which includes the Password, Pin, Pattern or Slide!
Read More: Tecno Phantom 8- Full Specs, Review & Price
Despite there are difference, Yet there are Any stuff that is not listed above in bold line seems to be similarities. They includes:
*. Connectivity such as 4G LTE, WCDMA, BT, WiFI,
*. Reversible Type-C Light Speed Charge
*. Sensors excluding the Fingerprint.
Going into this comparison, we're taking as a given that you're drawn to the core Tecno features, design and software. Thankfully Tecno shares so many features between these two phones it makes that part easy.
So comparing the Tecno Phantom 8 Vs Phantom 6 Plus head-to-head, the decision process is rather simple. If you want the most capable phone that Tecno offers, you go with the Phantom 8. Its 12MP Sony IMX386 camera with 1.25um Ultra pixel Lens and a 13MP camera that are capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, it has more RAM, it offers expandable SD up to 2TB you can't get anywhere else and it has 4G LTE setup in Tecno's lineup.
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