After a fairly long break with their large-screen Android devices, Tecno has hit the market again — this time with the new Tecno Phantom A2 aka Tecno F8.
With the Phantom A (Tecno F7) being a huge success, the company has leapt even further ahead with the latest device, which is better than the F7 in a number of aspects.
According to Tecno, the new F8 is a product of innovative thinking and a collection of brilliant ideas. And the product promises to make life more interesting, simpler, and even more colorful. In fact, Tecno, at the risk of sounding boastful, describes the new device as the “leader of next generation smartphones”.
Now, let’s look at the features of the new Tecno Phantom A2 (F8), especially those aspects in which it trumps the Phantom A1 (F7).
While the Phantom A1 flaunts a high-definition 5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, the new Phantom A2 has a larger 5.7-inch display. So, this phone is made to impress those who are sticklers for large display.
Aside running on 2G and 3G networks, the new Tecno F8 takes one more step ahead by running on the 3.75G network. This guarantees even faster internet connection and download speed. The F7 runs on only 2G and 3G.
OS and processor
The older Tecno F7 runs on Android 4.1.1 (the old version of Jelly Bean) and it packs a 1.0 GHz dual core processor. But the Tecno F8 runs on the latest version of Jelly Bean (version 4.2.2) and packs a stronger and faster 1.2 GHz quad core processor.
Both the Tecno F7 and F8 have two cameras. F7 has an 8MP rear camera and a 1.2MP front camera. But the F8 paled all that into insignificance with its 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. Yes, you read right. 13MP and 8MP! The front camera is definitely a record breaker. None of the high-end smart phones have a front camera with a resolution this high.
Even though the 2100 mAh battery in the Tecno F7 works just fine, Tecno improved on the F8’s battery. The new smartphone packs a 2630 mAh Li-ion battery.
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 3.75G
- Processor: 1.2 GHz quad core processor
- OS: Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
- Display: 5.7-inch capacitive HD touchscreen (720 x 1280 pixels)
- Camera: 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory (expandable)
- Sensors: G-sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor
- Battery: 2630 mAh Li-ion
PRICE: The new Tecno Phantom A2 sells for N46,000 at the Parktel Online Store.