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Unboxing Tecno’s ‘Beast’: They Really Outdid Themselves With This One!

A quick question!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see a package like this?

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If this ?? doesn’t come to mind:

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Then you should have a second glance

Thanks to the size of the package, I was actually expecting more than one device (Probably a wireless charger). After tearing off the nylon, I discovered that we had two more packages.

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Yeah, Tecno Mobile changed their package game.

Anyway, Tecno calls the first package ‘Gifts,’ and it comes with a couple of accessories which you are going to see soon.

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While the second box contains the beast itself, alongside the cable and adapters

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Accessories-wise you are looking something different from what we are used to seeing from Tecno Mobile. (P.S. You can click here to check the Phantom 6 Plus’s specs.)

 

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Which is why I think it would be unfair if I didn’t show off the accessories that caught my eye.

The first on the list is the earphones!

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Following through with the earphone style found on the Phantom 5, the Phantom 6 comes with stunning earphones to match the device itself.

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… For the first time from Tecno Mobile,  you are getting a USB Type-C cable which is way faster than the regular USB cables.

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You also have a Type-C adapter

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… For those times you don’t have the USB Type-C cable.

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Lastly, Tecno Mobile added a screen protector

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… And a Smart case!

 

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Did you notice that I didn’t add a SIM card ejector in the accessory list above? That is because I didn’t see the ejector until later. It was safely tucked inside the Smart case.

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It was at this point; I realized something:

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Tecno Mobile nailed the accessories.

 

A wireless charger would have sealed the deal, but with this:

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MEET THE BEAST! THE TECNO PHANTOM 6 PLUS

I don’t know about you, but an image like the one below comes to mind when I think of a beastly phone.

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However, even though the Phantom 6 Plus is a beast spec-wise, it isn’t, build-wise. You are looking at a 6.0inch FHD LTPS Display

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Encased in a metal unibody

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A friend said it kinda looks like the Note 3.

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This might be true if you take a quick glance at both devices, but at a second glance, you’d realize that the Phantom 6 Plus comes with a different design element. For one, it is slimmer than the Note 3.

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You also have the antenna bands at the back of the device that gives the 6 Plus a premium look.

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SOME THINGS I NOTICED WITH THE BEAST

The first thing you might probably see is the SIM card slot on the left side of the device. It uses a Micro-SIM and would require an ejector to put in your SIM cards.

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Yes, there is no dedicated MicroSD card slot, because:

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In case the answer to the GIF above is ‘yes,’ you still have the chance to put in a MicroSD card in the Hybrid SIM card slot, but you would be sacrificing one SIM card to achieve this.

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Meanwhile, the volume buttons and power button have been placed on the right.

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A BUMP

One thing that might not impress you is the presence of the 21MP camera bump.

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The protruding back camera reminds me of the Galaxy S6’s camera bump. You also have the dual flash lens and the fingerprint sensor.

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In front, there are no physical buttons, instead, you have on-screen buttons.

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You still have the proximity sensor, front flash lens, and the notification sensor in front. (Sneak peek, the Phantom 6 Plus has the iris scanner spotted on the Camon C9).

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Finally, there is the regular 3.5mm earphone jack on top:

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… A mono speaker positioned below with a mic placed beside it and the USB Type-C port which is one of the unique features of the Phantom 6 series.

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THE BEAST GOT SOME TATTOOS

The Phantom 6 Plus comes with the Phantom inscription placed in front of the device.

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Finally, you have the Tecno and the Phantom 6 Plus inscriptions on the back.

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SETTING UP THE BEAST

The first thing I did was to put the device in the smart case.

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Which looks lovely:

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Settings were the usual. The only new thing is the fact that Tecno Mobile has included their BBS Tecno Mobile forum login when setting up for the first time, but you can choose to skip this.

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There you have it, the beast, in all its black and gold form!

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One word, Nah, make that three:

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Of course, this is just first impression talk, and we need to put Tecno’s new gadget to a series of tests, so stay glued!


GIF CONCLUSIONS

A song that describes my first impression with the Phantom 6 Plus.

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Cos, I am really feeling Tecno Mobile at the moment.


OVERALL

The Phantom series from Tecno Mobile have always been something to look out for, and this time Tecno Mobile took it a step further with the Phantom 6 Plus. Based on a first impression, I can say that this is no doubt the best device Tecno Mobile has ever launched

So, how much would you need to get this beast?

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Over to you! Are you impressed?

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