Ive been using this phone for over a week from before it launched, and since it came out.. This is an upgrade to the TECNO Phantom 9, which I also reviewed, link below.. If I remember correctly, the Phantom 9, which also launched around this same time last year, had an AMOLED display this one here has a Super AMOLED display, plus 90Hz., Basically better than any other TECNO devices display on the market right now., Its Curved a first for TECNO Too., Its got a whopping 50MP back camera with laser autofocus gorilla, glass, 5 on the front and the back quite a really big step up for TECNO devices. In this video were going to go over the features of this smartphone and my initial use.. What you get when you spend on a phone like this., If youre new, welcome and if youre subscribed, welcome back, do give this video a thumbs up. So more people can see all of the details. You see. Without further Ado lets get to the video. Unboxing amp Set up. The box of the TECNO Phantom X is much bigger than what you normally get. Do not accept. If seal is broken., Taking the wrap off the Phantom X, we get to a paper reading. For the ones who are worth it., Okay inside the box, which smells nice by the way you first get the case, which is quite flexible., Taking it unclose, it looks like weve got a leather or leatherette feeling case on the back with that Phantom X branding.
. It also smells nice out of the box, probably because Ive not used it. That long and the texture is on point here., Of course, its designed by Oraimo. Putting the case back and taking the device out. ITs got a wrapper with the Phantom X branding.. Well, put it to the side for now to look at the rest of the items in the box. Each and every item is color coded blue and has icons for each segment or item.. The first box has the headphone and the charging cable icon. The charging cable is a USB C one with orange accents.. The headphones feel solid and has some heft to them, which gives me some hope. Its got a silver accent on the earth section, the control section and the section that plugs into the phone. Looks good.. The next item, which deserves its own box, is the huge 33W charger, also with orange accents that should get you from 0 to 70 of battery life in 30 minutes.. I tested it myself with this charger that comes in the box and Ill share. My results shortly.. The last box has the Simi ejector tool and the 12 1 months, warranty. Thats everything we get in the box and now to the device., Build Quality Overview When it comes to the color options with the TECNO Phantom X. This is the Van Gogh Starry Blue and the other option is the Monets Summer.. My version looks really nice.
If Im being honest, I also like the pin striped pattern on the back of it., Its not just a flat drawn pattern, but you can actually feel it in your hands with the striped grid.. Now the thing that gets me with this device is that the front and the back are curved glass., Not just curved, but Gorilla Glass. 5.. That to me show effort and is cool.. Alright were in the build quality segment. The right side of the phone has the power button and volume rocker keys, theres, nothing on the left side and the bottom is where we get two antenna lines: a headphone, jack microphone, USBC, port and speaker.. Unfortunately, in what felt like a downgrade, the Phantom X has only one speaker which is at the bottom and not a stereo speaker, st up.. The top of the has one antenna line: the microphone port and the slot for your expandable storage and 2. Nano SIM cards., The back has that triple camera array that totally eliminates the 2 megapixel filler cameras that we dont need or use. Here weve got a huge 50MP camera and thats the main sensor. We then get the 8MP 120 degree ultra wide camera and a 13MP 50mm portrait lens that can help with telephoto shots.. I realized that when I switched to the Portrait mode there as some zoom and thats simply the lens switching., We also get a Laser focus system to help focus better and faster in video and photos.
The rear, flash and, of course, the TECNO Phantom branding on the back. At the front side of things we get a dual camera set up: 8M ultra wide and 48M selfie camera, plus the selfie flash light.. I like the case that the device comes with its sleek. Looking and protects the Corners while retaining the quality and clarity of the edge of the display.. It also really smells nice., Keep in mind that these cameras lens cover on the back protrudes, quite well., Its a huge camera bump., Even with the case it still protrudes, and while that would rock on a flat surface., I think it has its advantages., One of which Is the fact that, because you have a glass display and cover on the back, this device would get slippery and if it falls and breaks that would be quite bad.. But this is gorilla glass, so youre kind of safe.. The protrusion, I think, helps hold the phone in place when its in your hands, so it doesnt fall. Down. Yeah its big, but something has to hold 50 megapixels and all these cameras and elements because of that also it will rock on a flat surface. Display Quality Overview. Tecno Phantom Xs Display is the star of the show., Its the thing thats. A unique selling point of this device with that theyre calling the 3D Borderless Design or just a curved display.. This right here is a Super AMOLED Display, no LCD or any of that.
Its 6.7 inches in size. 91.3 screen to body ratio guys.. Thanks to that curved screen, youre getting a much more premium, look and definitely more screen real estate.. This reminds me of many devices and one it does remind me of the most. Is the Mi Note, 10 from Redmi.? Quite some similarities, I must say, and again, while curved displays have predated this device coming from the Samsung S, series of old and many of their recent flagships. This device by TECNO is one to appreciate.. Your palm or any other part of your hands resting on your screen is pretty much fine when scrolling or zooming. So palm rejection is solid on here. As far as the edge is concerned., Resolution is set at 1080 by 2340 and its a 19.5 by 9 Aspect Ration display thats, simply just how tall it is versus how wide it is. Its also got. One of the sharpest pixel dense displays for a TECNO device.. The number for the PPI is 385, which is high for TECNO. Its also good enough for navigation, and that 90Hz screen shines through quite well, and it even looks much better or appealing when its in dark mode. The AMOLED screen shines through in those deep blacks and, of course, your battery is saved and will thank you for dark mode when light isnt cast upon, but only emitted.. I watched high quality YouTube videos on here. You can stream 4k content, of course, and I played some games to see how I could push the Phantom X to the limits.
. I think its safe to say that the Phantom X has got good viewing angles even with the curved edge and that camera cut. Out. Content looked good.. I found reading to be very interesting on here. Both scrolling, wise zooming, wise and consuming image. Content. Typing also had pretty decent haptics. Better than other devices from the brands recent past.. I did find out that some apps or maybe games, may not display in full screen in a bid to not be too close to the hole, punch camera.. This for me is awkward, but thankfully that didnt happen with my call of duty sessions.. Another thing I noticed while viewing stuff with this display, though, is that the sound, even while its loud you only get one speaker., Because its only one speaker, if youre playing games or watching stuff horizontally, you will block unknowingly.. I did block it many times when I was gaming, and this was annoying for me.. It feels like a let down, especially considering the price tag and considering that just the last Camon device has stereo speakers. Storage, Processor and Features Just like the Infinix Note, 10 Pro and the TECNO Camon 17 Pro you get MediaTeks Helio G95 on here. On the TECNO Phantom X. Weve seen how its touted as a gaming focused processor. An Octa core one with 12nm and a good enough Graphics, Processor. MediaTek places it as a premium 4G gaming processor and thankfully the phone holds up.
8GB of RAM is quite large and good on here. Although a significant portion will be in use by Android OS, the Launcher and Google Services, but thats fine., It didnt deter multitasking. For me, I was able to resume apps. I left for a short while, where I left off. Good enough. Storage space for me is 256GB. Also, really plenty for me and if it seems like its not enough, you have an expandable storage slot, so you can effectively double your storage.. While this processor can also support up to 64MP, TECNO didnt push it with the 50MP camera on here. They simply gave us just enough and well test it out. Soon.. You have Android 11 with TECNOs HiOS 7.6.. The user interface feels a bit more vibrant. Thanks to that AMOLED Display., I like the App drawer and how smooth the scrolling is again thanks to the 90Hz display., Of course its not without its faults.. For the first few days I had this phone. I didnt get too much bloatware notifications or anything like that.. After a while, I did start getting them and consistently too.. I know its a software thing Im complaining about, but you can simply turn them off individually in the notification settings of your phone.. One thing I also noticed that caught my design eyes was that the time being displayed at the top of the phone was a little too close to the dual camera or almost at the centre of the phone.
. I dont know how I feel about that, but its a thing. I just thought to point out.. Some of the features you get on here that TECNOs also touting are language translation with either speech, text images or phrases.. Then theres. The Live, Transcribe feature that will write whatever youre saying out and you can copy and paste to edit or send to someone. Dont forget to hit that like button and also subscribe to the channel. Theres. Also Ella, which TECNO is touting as well. Basically, going into the voice assistant game., Just like weve got Siri Bixby and Google Assistant, the new virtual assistant, is called Ella., So, for instance, I can go Remind me to wake up at 7am. Its alright. They all work quite alright, but they arent yet as sophisticated as Google Assistant or Siri, or anything like that., However, for basic commands, youll get some fanciness out of this., Essentially seeing this list. These are all the things Ella can do. Make phone calls send pictures to WhatsApp, open apps, set, alarms and reminders more. Gaming Battery amp Charging Speed, So the G95 is a gaming centric processor.. If youve watched my previous review video about the Camon 17 Pro, which also has the same processor, the gaming prowess is pretty much on par with this., Very solid gaming quality performance and display wise.. I didnt experience any lag, except for situations where my own data speeds dropped., Like the previous. When you try to max out the graphics you cant max out the frame rates and vice versa.
Maximizing frame rate, wont maximize graphics.. My usual call of duty online sessions ran for an hour. The first 30 minutes of gaming got me from 29 to 16, which is a 13 loss, and in an hour I was down to 2, another 14 lost. Hypothetically. You should be getting 3 and half to 4 hours of heavy duty gaming on this phone.. The Phantom X is said to have liquid cooling features, so the CPU or processors temperature will be 3 5 degrees lower than normal.. I did find that during my gaming sessions the phone got considerably warm to the touch., Although it didnt go out of hand but thats something I observed it was warm enough to warrant my statement in this video and trust me. I played games a lot on this guy. Standby time is really good on here. With regards to overall battery usage day to a day, use will net you around a solid 8 hours with moderate use or more even.. If your usage isnt all that heavy. Its a 4700 mAh battery too, so not as big as some of the predecessors or even competition, but plenty enough. With the 33W charge according to TECNO, you should go from 0 or dead battery to 70 in 30 minutes. But that was not exactly the case for me. Heres how my charging speed went in 15 minute intervals. From 0 to 32 in 15 minutes up to 58 in 30 minutes 83 in 45 minutes 97 in 1 hour, and it got totally full or at 100.
In 1 hour and 7 minutes., So 30 minutes charge was more around 60 than 70.. It might be more or less, but its still not bad. At all. I mean in an hour youre already at 97 form 0. Thats, not something you see everyday, especially on TECNO devices. Fingerprint amp Face Unlock When it comes to the unlocking methods of the Phantom X. Regular methods like the Pattern PIN Password are there. You can also choose to not use any of them and just swipe or unlock with a button., The main unlocking methods we use, though the fingerprint and face unlock were kind of underwhelming, but not so bad. On here., You guys know Im a huge fan of the power button being the finger print. Reader. Weve, seen it on things like the Camon 17 Pro, which has the same processor as this and its a physical button. Its fast.. This right here is an on screen, fingerprint reader. Same with the Phantom 9 of last year, and I get it that many high end android devices are doing this.. However, the on screen, fingerprint reader does take a little bit more Time to unlock and its not instant.. You cant just press it., You have to press and hold for a little bit.. The face unlock as well did a fair job. Too. One could say its even faster than the on screen fingerprint reader, but hey. They work and its not super slow. Just thought to.
Let you guys know of that micro second speed, time. Camera. As Ive mentioned earlier, the Phantom X comes with a triple camera set up on the back and a dual camera set up up. Front., Starting with the front weve got 48MP wide camera and an 8MP ultra wide camera.. You can expect 1080p videos at 30, fps and, of course, 4K videos.. The back side of the phone is where weve got the upgrade. 50MP main wide sensor. That also supports their new Dual Pixel, Auto Focus and Laser Autofocus. With that tiny module, you can see on the edge. 13MP Telephoto lens to help with portrait mode also works well with autofocus and the 2X zoom as expected. 8MP Ultrawide camera, which is more or less the underperforming one in terms of quality. But it will capture a 120 degree wide angle. Photo. Youve got a Quad LED flash as well, and you can expect to get 4K 30 and 1080p 60FPS shots out of this guy. In the camera. App though youve got the SuperNight Mode which well see the results shortly, it even has a Tripod setting if your phone is stationary, which will enhance the quality of your night. Shots. Youve got video mode which you can go all the way up to 4K, with the 50MP enabled lens and the other lenses top at 1080p, and you cant switch between lenses when recording. You have the normal camera mode. Youve got beauty mode for skin smoothening effects.
Portrait Mode, which works with the 13MP lens. Ultra HD for higher quality images, Film Mode, Slow motion for up to 960FPS., Which, when I tested, looked a lot like optical flow rather than an actual frame capture and the video quality, is 720p less than full. Hd. The front camera has all of these modes except document scanning, which is understandable and slow motion is capped at 240 FPS on the front camera, with ultra hd mode being 48MP and not 50MP, like on the back. Indoors. Selfies are usually okay with a little bit of redness or saturation.. I also compared the images with those I took on a very higher end device and heres how it looked. Its clear that the TECNO device prioritizes the face, at least for selfies, and not the face and the background, and this is the same thing with videos. Outdoor, Though these images look really good. With that selfie camera in the right lighting, it comes really really clear.. Its also clear that the ultra wide camera have a little lesser quality, but its still fair in the right lighting. Portrait mode also does look fair, although with its own share of over exposure in the light.. As I mentioned, video quality from the front camera is fairly decent as well, and it over exposes for the face and not the face. The entire background. VIDEO. The front camera can again also record in a wider angle, with the smaller 8MP, but the quality is lesser.
. With regards to the back camera, though, Images came out looking sharp and colorful. In portrait mode, you definitely get a decent background blur plus that fore ground cut out, but the over exposure still remains.. One thing I noticed with regards to the imagery is that the main lens got cool details for the shot and when I used the Ultra HD mode, the shot I got had a fair amount of contrast.. While the back cameras, 4K image quality is definitely colorful and can be cinematic exposure really deals a blow to all the numbers on paper.. This was an occurrence over and over again that the quality of 4K is more saturated and colorful than 1080p, and yes, it can zoom all the way up to 10X with some grain. Getting this guy will definitely have you recording more in 4K, although its double the Storage space youll have to use if you were recording only 1080p. Night mode. Shots again were super dope, no qualms. In that aspect. You get quality as far as youre able to hold your hands steady.. All in all, I found it to capture better than many other predecessors, at least from before the Camon 17 Pro.. Let me know what your thoughts are about. These sample images., The TECNO Phantom X, comes at a very steep price of 228K or 457. If youre looking at the black market rate., You can tell that TECNO is appealing to the wider midrange Audience.
. They brought a bunch of Nigerian celebrities on stage when they were announcing in Nigeria and Im sure they had a huge budget for them.. I think they really have a huge commitment to this device and they really have competition, so they wanted to prove something with the TECNO Phantom X, bringing that curved display and new look and feel.. One thing that has always stood in the way are the over exposure. In the cameras for this device also, I would have loved the side mounted fingerprint reader rather than an on screen, one which is slower. Its also. The fact that gaming with this device does get warm, but I hope its not a cause for concern. Other than that. Its a great buy, if youre in the market, for a very dope display with loud speakers, which you might unfortunately block since its just one at the bottom, and not two its great to see TECNO go this route with a screen like this, and not just the Screen the back is also curved gorilla glass, so its premium. User experience is better and 90Hz is now here to stay all in all its a decent package.. What are your thoughts about the TECNO Phantom X? Is this something youd get if you had the money for it? Let me know in the comments below. Also, if theres any questions you have about this device, do, let me know Ill be in the comments chatting with you.
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