Tecno Phantom 8- Full Specs, Review & Price

At last, the TECNO MOBILE  launched Phantom 8  on October 22, 2017 in Dubai, it has received widespread, mostly positive attention, with lots of media outlets and tech guru called the phone the “Super 8” because of the ‘unusual’ features flaunted by the device.

TECNO Mobile is no longer what we used to know them to be, they were known for chinko cheap devices. But now, they have upgraded in terms of software and hardware with this, it has gradually penetrated Africa Mobile phone segment and now it is the leading mobile brand.

The new TECNO Phantom 8 packs amazing specifications that aren’t readily found in the market currently. This is to beat its own record which was set by the last seasons Phantom edition – TECNO Phantom 6/6plus.

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The Phantom 6 Plus was Great, the Tecno Phantom 8 is better

The MediaTek Helio X20 Deca-center Soc time at 2.1GHz has tri-bunch processors with each intended to deal with errands in an unexpected way. There are two high power ARM-A72 processors clock @ 2.1GHz, four medium power ARM-A53 processor clock @ 1.85GHz and four low power devouring ARM-A53 processors clock @ 1.3GHz. It can assign straightforward errands to one group of centers while coordinating more perplexing undertakings to alternate bunches.

However inside the Phantom 8 is a more current Octa-center MediaTek Helio P25 processor running at a most extreme clock speed of 2.6GHz. It comprises of 4-high power A53 centers with 2.6GHz abilities and another 4 low-energy devouring A53 centers running at 1.6GHz.

The following are the features and specs of phantom 8

Tecno Phantom 8 Design

An impressive 20MP bright front Camera and 12MP + 13MP dual cameras at the rear with 10x super zoom, single shot HDR and real-time refocus and filter of your photos. The device is powered by a 6GB high speed RAM, 64ROM, 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 processor and a battery capacity of 3500mAh with an optimised power management.

More also, the device is wrapped in a ‘diamond fire design’ uni-body full metal mid frame with a 5.7 Full HD IPS Gorilla Glass screen mounted on its surface.The fingerprint security feature planted at the rear of the device which also allows for taking of photos and upgraded to deliver 50% more responsiveness, makes handling and securing the Phantom 8 a lot easier.

The Phantom 8  comes with the Type C USB port which guaranteed you a 50% extra ultra-fast charge capacity, all of which ensures that the device is faster and consumes less energy.

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Tecno Phantom 8 Display

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have demonstrated how great a splendid display on smartphones could be. Most likely, they have the best display on any  smartphone at the present time. In the event that we take a gander at past leads from TECNO, Phantom Z, Phantom 5 and Phantom 6, they all have full HD display with 1080 *1920pixels determination.

We figured TECNO will up their amusement here, however they have chosen to stay with the 1080P display on the Phantom 8. The Tecno Phantom 8 isplay a 5.7-inch screen with around 75.1% screen to body proportion contrasted with the Phantom 6 Plus that has a 6-inch screen and 74.5% screen to body proportion.

Processor and Design

TECNO Phantom 8 accompanies Android 7.0 Nougat out of the crate with HiOS V3.0 on top rather than Android 8.0. Android 8.0 Oreo is the most recent Android working framewor.  The Phantom 8 is a MediaTek Helio P25 processor which helped with a lot of 6GB of RAM for margarine smooth multitasking. There is 64GB ROM devoted internal capacity for storing your files and media and is expandable to 2TB through MicroSdcard. This is huge in the event that you ask me.

Tecno Phantom 8 Camera Features

The camera on Phantom 8 comes with a double back camera comprising of 12MP and 13MP design. The rear camera which is the 12MP is A SONY IMX386 sensor with f/1.8 focal point with a 4K capacity and enhanced low light photography. A portion of the features of the camera incorporate a TRI LED streak, 10X Zoom, Autofocus, representation mode [refocus], Auto HDR, Night mode, Superpixel and keen channels.

Be that as it may, on the Phantom 8, the most noteworthy video recording quality you can get is 1080P, this implies TECNO didn’t completely use the entire capability of the 12MP Sony IMX386 sensor. This is the same 12MP camera focal point found on the Xiaomi Mi 6. The SONY IMX386 sensor has a pixel size of 1.25 μm which implies it will give it a chance to lighter. The greater the pixel estimate, all the more light it takes in.


Tecno Phantom 8 Key features

Display: 5.7 inches full HD display 2.5D Front panel

O/S: Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS V3.0

Global 4G LTE

Glossy Glass finish

Storage: 6GB RAM : 64GB ROM

Up to 2000GB Storage via MicroSD card

Dual 12MP main camera + 13MP Telephoto

20MP front camera with dual LED flash

Helio P25 Octa-core 2.6GHz MediaTek Processor

3500 mAh battery with fast charge

USB Type C

 Tecno Phantom 8 Specifications


2G NetworkGSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G NetworkWCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIMDual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
StatusLaunched: October 2017


Dimensions– 159.95 by 79.5 by 7.9 mm
– Weight: -g
ColorsChampagne Gold, Phantom Black and Galaxy Blue


TypeFHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size5.7 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch


Card slotMicroSD, up to 2TB
OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat (with HiOS 3.0)
Processors– Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek chipset
– Mali GPU


Alert typesVibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Audio port3.5mm jack


2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
BluetoothVersion 4.2, A2DP
USBType-C Light Speed Charge


Primary– 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Secondary20MP Camera with Smart Dual Selfie Flash


Capacity3500mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery


SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
MiscellaneousFM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer


You can Pre-order your new Phantom 8 from SLOT Systems Outlets nationwide. Walk into any SLOT Systems retail outlet across Nigeria or visit the online pre-order page at and book for your device with an initial deposit of N5,000.


  • Fill up a ticket which you will be given on the spot. This will be used to take delivery of your smartphone and claim your gifts
  • Customers who pre-order the Tecno Phantom 8 are guaranteed to get 2 gift boxes containing special gift items including a Tecno T660 phone, a special spare accessory kit complete with Original Phantom 8 accessories, a Phantom VIP membership card, instant free data upon activation of the device and many other cool gifts.

Price level is to be in the range of N 124,000 – N 145,000,  39,599 Ksh, $380


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