So, Tecno moved from the Phantom 6 & 6 Plus to the Phantom 8 omitting the 7.
I don’t know the reason for the omission but the Phantom 8 is here, guys ( I have a video review for those who want to see my face and of course the phone🙃 )
Tecno Phantom 8 Unboxing review
The Phantom 8 comes in a premium looking black package similar to the Phantom 6 Plus box but vastly different in size.
You’ve gotta to give it to Tecno for the well-packaged box.
And yeah meet the Phantom 8.
When you flip it around you can see that I have the shadow gold variant although the Phantom 8 comes in a variety of beautiful colors – you have the Gold, Galaxy Blue, Jet Black, Royal Purple, and Diamond Blue
Accessory- wise you have the usual suspects like the wall adapter
USB type c cable
Warranty card, Plastic case, and an additional back protector
Moving back to the Phantom 8. We can see that Tecno has said goodbyes to the metallic build on the Phantom 6 plus replacing it with a beautiful albeit fingerprint magnet glossy body – Tecno Mobile is calling is the diamond fire design.
Like I said, this is a fingerprint magnet:
Which makes the bundled plastic case all the more necessary.
It fits really nice although I don’t fancy the bumps on each corner- P.S. this is just me being a nitpicker. And if you don’t like the case, you can always use the back protector
The Phantom 8 is a 5.7FHD, with a 3500mAh non-removable battery and back cover (of course).
And then the dual cameras
Yes, Tecno Mobile has added impressive dual cameras on the Phantom 8. You have one 12MP Sony IMX386 camera with 1.25um Ultra pixel Lens and a 13MP camera. Tecno says the cameras are capable of 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom which is in line with other dual camera lenses from players like Huawei and LG.
Beside that, you have the Tri-flash and the fingerprint sensor which has been nicely placed.
And just like the iPhone’s dual cameras, I noticed a slight camera bump on the Phantom 8.
In front, you have the massive 20MP front-facing camera with dual led flash.
And when you look downwards, you should see the capacitive buttons, which do not light up but are (In my opinion) better than the soft buttons spotted on the Phantom 6 plus.
Placements are like this: There is the volume rocker and power button on the right
Microphone, USB-C port and speaker grills beneath the device
On the left – a dual hybrid SIM card slot which means you can only use two Micro Sim cards or one micro SIM card and one micro SD card.
On top is the earphone jack.
As for the specifications …well here you go.
Based on my first impression, I noticed that the Phantom 8 has a forehead and chin which is a slightly more than the Phantom 6 plus.
Let me know which design you prefer though.
I also noticed the 2.5d glass protection
There is also the fact that this feels a lot lighter than the Phantom 6 plus coming in at 187g
As opposed to the Phantom 6 plus’s 192g:
If there is one thing you can’t deny, it’s the fact that the Phantom 8 not only looks premium but comes with a lot of premium specifications with the dual cameras topping that list. As for the price, the speculated price ( keyword on speculated, I’d update when I get the confirmed price) is within the N135,000 – N150,000 price mark.
So, there you have it, my Phantom 8 unboxing and the first impression. I can’t wait to read and smile about what you have to say about Tecno’s latest device.
In the meantime, apologies for the slow updates here … I have been busy editing videos 😫