TECNO Phantom X Evaluation: Virtually a Winner

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Evaluation Verdict: The Phantom X is evidence that TECNO has such a lot possible as a rising emblem within the Philippines. Standout options like a curved OLED show and the principle digital camera with a 1/1.3-inch sensor give the Phantom X flagship qualities–however the tool falls quick as a result of the emblem’s processor selection.

Execs

  • Essentially the most top class construct that we’ve ever observed from TECNO
  • Huge sensor for the principle digital camera
  • Curved OLED show a refreshing sight for a non-premium flagship

Cons

  • The processor of selection does now not maximize its options
  • The possible value may flip off folks

TECNO Phantom X Evaluation Philippines specifications

  • MediaTek Helio G95 processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB inside garage, expandable by the use of microSD
  • 6.7-inch Complete HD+ Tremendous AMOLED curved show, 90hz refresh fee, 180hz contact reaction fee, Gorilla Glass 5
  • 50-megapixel f/1.8 major digital camera with Twin Pixel AF, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera, 13-megapixel telephoto digital camera with 2x optical zoom, Laser AF LED flash
  • 48-megapixel major digital camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera
  • LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, in-display fingerprint scanner
  • 33W rapid charging
  • 4700mAh battery
  • Android 11, HiOS

Since its founding in 2006, TECNO has catered to the price range marketplace by way of providing inexpensive and value-packed units to the loads. Lately the emblem various its portfolio by way of providing mid-range telephones just like the Camon collection, and with the discharge of the Phantom X, it seems like they’re now concentrated on extra top class consumers. The TECNO Phantom X seems to be a aggressive tool for the higher-end marketplace, although we’d have preferred to look a extra robust processor cross into its stunning chassis.

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Design

As we emphasised in our fast assessment, the Phantom X has a design that undoubtedly sticks out from all the TECNO telephones now we have observed and reviewed at the web page thus far. It’s one of the very uncommon cases that TECNO opted for a tumbler again–in particular one this is smudge resistant–to stick in line with the Phantom X’s top class seems.

The centrally-placed digital camera module has three cameras, an LED flash, and a laser autofocus module. The principle digital camera module is ruled by way of the 50-megapixel snapper that makes use of a big 1/1.3-inch ISOCELL GN1 sensor–the similar sensor you’d to find on costlier telephones just like the vivo X50 Professional+ and X60 Professional+ (each telephones unfortunately didn’t make it to our shores).

Not like maximum flagships this present day, the Phantom X nonetheless has a headphone jack in its chassis, which is excellent information for audio snobs that also like the use of stressed cans. The body of the Phantom X is narrow sufficient to house the facility and quantity keep an eye on buttons, and nonetheless feels great to carry and use in spite of having a curved show.

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Show

Talking of the show, the one at the Phantom X seems in reality excellent. That curved AMOLED panel with a pill-shaped punch-hole is paying homage to the one at the P40 Professional+. The highest and backside bezels could also be somewhat too thick for our style, however seeing a curved show on a non-premium flagship telephone is what makes the Phantom X really stand out.

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With a big 6.7-inch dimension, Complete HD+ solution, and a 90hz refresh fee, the Phantom X has one of the most efficient shows on a mid-range telephone. The AMOLED panel used makes it nice for staring at movies and taking part in video games, and the 180hz contact reaction fee will have to make taking part in video games higher with snappier button comments all the way through the most important fit moments.

Like several telephone with this type of show panel, the Phantom X comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner that unlocks the telephone simply with our registered fingerprints.

(*8*)Cameras

In comparison to any of TECNO’s present choices, the Phantom X has a flexible rear digital camera setup that’s made up of an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle digital camera, 13-megapixel telephoto digital camera with 2x optical zoom, and a 50-megapixel major digital camera that makes use of a 1/1.3-inch ISOCELL GN1 sensor.

For its anticipated value fluctuate, the Phantom X’s major digital camera does a tight task, with a excellent quantity of dynamic fluctuate and brightness in outside stipulations. We did realize that some footage had been overexposed and that the colour rendition is inconsistent. We expect that is because of the restrictions of the Helio G95 processor on the subject of post-processing.

What’s attention-grabbing, alternatively, is that the principle digital camera plays a lot better in low-light situations. In comparison to sunlight taking pictures stipulations, footage shot in low gentle are clearer and feature extra element with out introducing an excessive amount of noise–which is a not unusual case with Night time Mode on maximum telephones. It’s conceivable that TECNO tweaked the Phantom X’s digital camera device to be extra optimized for low-light taking pictures, although we would like they roll out an replace to refine its efficiency in sunlight taking pictures stipulations.

This can be a other case with the telephoto digital camera: whilst it has a decrease solution, the colour rendition and total element are extra constant in comparison to the principle digital camera. As for the ultra-wide digital camera, it’s principally the similar module used at the majority of TECNO telephones. That being mentioned, the picture high quality isn’t as nice as the ones shot the use of the principle and telephoto cameras.

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The pill-shaped cutout has two cameras: a 48-megapixel selfie snapper (that’s the identical one discovered at the Camon 17 Professional) and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper for socially-distanced selfies. With a prime megapixel depend at the major digital camera, the Phantom X snapped selfies with very good sharpness and element, with the publicity being well-balanced.

The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle snapper, then again, looks like the ones you’d to find on entry-level telephones. Until you wish to have the broader FOV, selfies shot the use of the ultra-wide-angle snapper seem to be softer than the ones shot the use of the 48-megapixel major digital camera.

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Efficiency, device and battery existence

Up to the Phantom X sticks out within the show and digital camera division, it falls quick on the subject of its internals because it comes with a Helio G95 processor this is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB inside garage. The processor, RAM, and garage configuration is almost the similar because the one at the Camon 17 Professional.

Whilst the Helio G95 is reasonably dated–the Helio G96 is already reputable, and that it nonetheless makes use of an outdated 12nm procedure–it’s nonetheless a succesful processor in 2021. Artificial benchmarks display that the Helio G95 is more or less at par with the Snapdragon 720G–an 8nm-based processor this is recurrently used on a lot of 4G mid-range telephones just like the Galaxy A72.

That being mentioned, the Phantom X is in a position to gaming, even with not easy titles like Genshin Affect. With the hit open-world RPG, the Phantom X can care for it at as much as medium graphics at 30FPS and coffee graphics at as much as 60FPS.

The Phantom X’s 4700mAh battery lasted us round 18.5 hours with our video loop check, which is an excellent determine for a 12nm processor just like the Helio G95. This presentations that TECNO’s Android 11-based HiOS overlay is optimized sufficient to take advantage of out of the 90hz AMOLED panel. With the integrated 33w charger, it takes round 1.5 hours to totally most sensible up the Phantom X’s battery.

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Wrap up and conclusions

Our assessment of the TECNO Phantom X presentations that the emblem does have the possible to move towards higher-priced choices from extra established manufacturers within the Philippines. The Phantom X is a standout within the mid-range section for its curved AMOLED show, top class total construct, and a first-rate digital camera that sports activities an enormous sensor. The one factor that’s protecting it again is its processor.

Whilst the Helio G95 continues to be succesful in spite of its age, TECNO may have opted for a processor other from what it used at the Camon collection. This additionally performs a large issue on the subject of value: with an SRP that interprets to round Php 23.4k when transformed, the Phantom X is expensive for a telephone that most effective has a 4G-capable processor.