Tecno Phantom 5 – specs, prices and review in Kenya ▷ Tuko.co.ke

TECNO Mobile’s 2015 flagship smartphone was the Tecno Phantom 5. The Tecno Phantom 5 mobile phones were unveiled in 2015 and the smartphones became the latest phones and official successor of the Phantom Z. The news, however, emerged that Tecno, a Chinese mobile manufacturing company was working on an exquisite flagship smartphone leaked a couple of weeks before and it gave us a glimpse of the beauty that the Tecno Phantom 5 indeed is. An attractive, user-friendly device that will get everyone looking for it.

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If you have had a look at the new Phantom 5, then perhaps that is closest you have come to rocket science. Yes! Rocket science. Looking at the Tecno Phantom 5 and going back to when the vendor focused solely on budget smartphones you can’t help but appreciate the efforts the vendor has invested in the growth of the Tecno phones in Kenya.

The Tecno Phantom 5 is one of those phones you want to be seen around with compared to other mobile phones. If you are on the fence and are not sure which one to choose from a bunch of many latest phones, I hope this article will help you out. If I were the one choosing, the Phantom 5 would be the winner of the contest. I know it has an enormous size compared to other phones, and this can be too much for some people, but its performance is unmatched.

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That said, here is what the Tecno Phantom 5 has to offer.

It is worth noting that the Tecno Phantom 5 was the first tecno phone in Kenya and the rest of the world from Tecno Mobile with a fingerprint sensor. These phones are meant to provide high-end features at pocket-friendly price.

Tecno Phantom 5 - review, specs and prices in kenya
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Tecno Phantom 5 technical specifications and review


  • Display Size: 5.5 inches screen
  • Display Type: IPS LCD
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Screen Resolution Density: 420 ppi
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3

You get a 5.5-inches 1080 pixels Full HD display with the Tecno Phantom 5. Unlike most phones in Kenya, the Phantom F5 display is slightly bigger (by 0.5-inches) than what you will find on the Phantom Z mobile phones.

It would have been exciting if Tecno had followed the current market trend and gone with a 2048×1080 resolution, but it seems that’s too much to ask. But I am pretty sure the consideration will be put in place in the next series of mobile phones.

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Apart from that, you get a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layers to keep scratches and smudges at bay. With this, you will be sure that your screen will be free from that multi cracks that occur when the phone falls. I have seen screens of mobile phones appear like a released plain nylon paper which has been folded and squeezed severally. I guess this is not what you will want your phone to look like! Tecno Phantom 5 offers you the solution to that.

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  • Dimensions: 151mm X 75.8mm X 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 172 g
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The design of the Tecno Phantom 5 is undoubtedly the epitome of the smartphone if you are thinking about phones for sale in Kenya. You get a candy bar design with a uniform body construction. This implies that there is no removable rear cover.

The smartphone is all metallic and comes primarily in Gold and Silver exterior colors, a feature that adds to its premium appeal.

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During its launch, it was one of the most attractive phones Kenya with aesthetics that were unmatchable by other tecno phones for sale in the Kenyan market.

The focus on the design is also on the fingerprint sensor. Like mentioned earlier, the Tecno Phantom F5 is the first smartphone from the company to feature a fingerprint scanner; therefore it is a big deal. The fingerprint scanner is placed strategically on the rear at a top center location. This is an obvious ergonomically move as it will make it easier to unlock the smartphone. The fingerprint scanner comes too as a security feature. Only your fingerprint will be able to unlock your mobile phones.


  • Operating System: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • CPU: MediaTek 1.5GHz Octa-core cortex – A53
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Memory: 32 GB
  • Micro SD: Yes, up to 128 GB

The Tecno Phantom F5 features a specification profile that matches its exquisite design. You get a 1.5 GHz Octa-core CPU and 3 GB RAM. This is a typical flagship-grade performance profile, but as usual, the devil is in the details. Let’s delve deeper and unearth more.

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With the above luring specs, TECNO has a penchant for MediaTek CPUs since they are cheaper than those provided by Qualcomm, a semiconductor market leader.

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Therefore, rather than match the performance of the other flagship smartphones in the market, the Tecno Phantom 5 tries to clone that experience and provide it at a price that most can afford. However, this shouldn’t be much of an issue since CPU power is often overrated. This a secret share it with no one because these too are phones for sale. Okay then let’s proceed.

Back to the fingerprint scanner, it will be fascinating to see how it works. My first encounter with a fingerprint sensor was on the Samsung Galaxy S5 mobile phones, and I thought the feature was neat. But with time I got bored with sliding my print over and over, and I reverted to a pattern.


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Secondary Camera: 8 MP
  • LED Flash present

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You get a 13 MP Rear Camera and an 8MP camera for your selfies. The setup is very okay, however not the best. I guess if you want a flawless digital photography experience you should maybe check out the Tecno Camon C8. Like this one, it is also among the mobile Kenya.

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  • Battery Capacity: Li-Ion 3000mAh

The 3000mAh battery capacity of the Phantom 5 is impressive, but sadly slightly smaller than what which Tecno gave on the Phantom Z mobile phones and not as cool as the 4000mAh battery you will get on the Infinix Hot Note X511.

Extras features that are worth noting

  • Dual SIM
  • 2G 3G 4G Internet



  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Compass
  • Light
  • Fingerprints

In Conclusion

The Tecno Business Model mirrors that of Xiaomi is some aspects. It’s about providing flagship grade specifications at a price that other vendors struggle to beat. If you could check the price of Phantom 5 against the price of the other latest phones of similar specifications, then tecno phones in Kenya are cheaper.

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Looking at the specification sheet of the Phantom 5 it becomes a complicated affair pinpointing what exactly you don’t like about it.

Is it flawless? That I am not sure. But from the massive interest it has aroused among readers of this blog, it will be interesting how it will perform against the other smartphones in the market.

If you are looking at phones for sale display and you are still wondering why you should buy the Tecno Phantom 5, the answer is here. This phone;

  • has an impressive design
  • has a great performance profile
  • battery capacity is quite awesome and can take you longer durations of time while on optimal usage
  • has a fingerprint scanner
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Price of Tecno Phantom 5

Prices of Phantom 5 tecno phones in Kenya is not pocket-friendly to most of the Kenyan populace compared to the mobile phones Kenya market. It is retailing highly among the phones in Kenya.

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On Jumia this phone costs Ksh. 39,999

Despite this cost, at some stores you might find this phone unavailable and in some its availability is scarce. Tecno phantom 5 was replaced by the Tecno Phantom 6 and the Tecno Phantom 6 plus. The latest phones in the series however, are the Tecno Phantom 8. You can also check it out and have a look at the most improved and sophisticated product of the tecno company. It is a product that we will scramble for.

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System update for the Tecno Phantom 5

To keep up with the speeds and relevance of technology, system updates are very key. The Phantom5-H531-B1-L-20151109 is the system update for Phantom 5 that will do the trick for you. So if you are asking what are the changes that have come with the update, you will be amazed i guarantee you so.

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The first feature that shows conspicuously with this update is the battery icon. To most people this is a great deal. The techno manufacturers had previously changed this icon but it didn’t appeal its users and therefore the need to reintroduce the old icon. As a matter of fact, the old icon is much okay compared with the new one.

The other inevitable change, the tecno phantom 5 update provides includes

  • An improved and appealing photo effect
  • Maximized fingerprint recognition system to improve the phones performance experience
  • An improved network connections system to help in unstable network areas
  • A debug of all other arising software issues

You can see the latest Tecno phones in Kenya via this link. It provides various types of mobile phones manufactured by tecno I bet you will love this because tecno never disappoints. Be sure to check phantom 5 with price before purchasing one for yourself.

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