Tecno Phantom 8 Vs Phantom 6 Plus: What’s The Difference?

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.

Read More: Tecno Phantom 6 & Phantom 6 Plus Specifications and Price in Nigeria

 General

Tecno Phantom 8

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Announced October 2017 2016, September
Dual Sim Yes Yes
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
GPU yes Mali-T800
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
Weight
Body aluminum
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
GPRS yes yes
EDGE yes yes
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
Bluetooth yes yes
USB yes yes
Infrared port no no
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
FM Radio yes yes
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

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The differences includes;


Screen Size:

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.

 

 Design:

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.

 

RAM:

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!

 

Storage:

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.

 

Camera:

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!

 

 Battery:

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.

 

Security:

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

Similarities;

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

*. HIOS

*. Sensors excluding the Fingerprint.

 

Price:

Tecno Phantom 8:     N122,000-140,000  Jumia Nigeria    Konga ;  Ghana:  GH₵ 1 475   Jumia

Tecno Phantom 6:      N85,000- N90,000   Jumia     Konga;

 

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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