Tecno Phantom 8 first impression, pricing and availability in Kenya

The Tecno Phantom 8 was launched in October in Dubai, the second global launch Tecno Mobile was doing as it seeks to capture the MEA market. Most of us had expected the company launch the Phantom 6, putting in mind the Phantom 5 was the last device in Phantom series to be launched. But oops, we got the Phantom 8.

In Kenya, TECNO Mobile launched the Phantom 8 which bears the theme ‘’Capture Your Legend’’ was launched on November 15th with a price tag of Ksh.37,000. The device features some impressive features competing with other high-end devices currently in the market.

Read>> Tecno Mobile launches the Phantom 8 in Kenya for Kshs.37,000

We got the device from Tecno mobile and in this article, I will just be giving you first impressions and what you should basically expect should you decide to purchase the device. But first below are the specifications:

Tecno Phantom 8 specs

  • 5.7 ” Full HD Screen
  • 2.6 GHz Octa Core Processor
  • Android  7.0
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB internal  memory
  • Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards.
  • 12 and 13 MP Dual Auto-Focus rear cameras with Tri flash
  • 20 MP front-facing camera with Flash
  • 3,500mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Identification
  • USB Type C

Packaging & Accessories

Credits: Android Kenya

The Tecno Phantom 8 packaging is a bulky affair with the usual accessories; earphones, USB type C cable, a transparent back case, sim ejector pin, charger head and some user manual. To be honest, Tecno did some good work here, the packaging is fully accessorized.

First impression

The Tecno Phantom 8 is 5.7 inches and is fully metallic.

The 12 and 13 MP Dual Auto-Focus rear cameras with Tri flash are well fitted at the back. Below the camera, we have the fingerprint scanner. The front camera is 20 MP.

At the top, you have the headphone jerk.

The hybrid SIM, on the other hand, is located on the right-hand side of the Phantom 8.

On the left-hand side, we have the volume rockers placed slightly above the power button.  

Underneath the Phantom 8, we have the speakers grills which is one of the best things I love about the device. This is where we also have the USB port.

Honestly speaking the Tecno Phantom 8 is a well-designed device and is a complete upgrade from its predecessor the Phantom 6. The 12 and 13 MP Dual camera do an excellent job. The 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which can be expanded to 2 terabytes via a MicroSD is also a plus.

We have a full review coming up in the coming week so be sure to keep visiting our blog or subscribing to our weekly newsletter to ensure you don’t miss out on anything. You can also visit our Instagram page to check out some of the amazing photos taken by the Tecno Phantom 8.

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Nixon Kanali

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