In Summary
  • The device has a trendy design. It comes with reflective plastic back that feels like glass.
  • The phone has a micro pattern on its back, which Tecno refers to as holographic design.
  • The gradient scheme is a rage these days, and this phone no exception and the colour goes from light to dark blue.

The Tecno Phantom 9 was launched in August without much fanfare.

This Flipkart-exclusive device has a triple-rear-camera set-up, an AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor, gradient design and a dot notch-shaped display accommodating the front camera.

At Sh24,999, Tecno Phantom 9 seems to be a good value for money in a midrange segment. But is it?

The device has a trendy design. It comes with reflective plastic back that feels like glass. The phone has a micro pattern on its back, which Tecno refers to as holographic design.

The gradient scheme is a rage these days, and this phone no exception and the colour goes from light to dark blue.

The display has a full HD+ resolution, stretched in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Though it is an AMOLED panel, the screen’s contrast, saturation and colour rendition do not seem very well calibrated.

Moreover, there is no option in the phone’s settings menu to tweak display settings.

PIXEL DENSITY

The Full HD+ display has a pixel density of over 400 ppi, which makes up for a pretty sharp display. The screen is sufficiently bright and can hold its own under direct sunlight. For protection against the scratches, the Phantom 9 relies on Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

The display comes with an integrated fingerprint sensor, which works but is slightly slow.

It has a triple-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 16-megapixel primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide lens of 120-degree field of view (FoV), and a 2MP depth sensor.

For selfies, the phone is loaded with a 32 MP AI front-facing camera and with that it is impressive. On the other side the camera performance is a bit of a let-down and fails to impress, especially in terms of capturing details and low-light imaging. The camera’s user interface is cluttered and affects user experience.

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