I read something someone posted about considering dropping the TECNO Phantom 5 for Boom J8, and I was going to ask out loud, What the gadzooks is wrong with you?! But nah; you guys know I am too polite to do that. But to be honest, really? Just in case there is anyone seriously considering such a move, there is no competition between the Phantom 5 and the Boom J8. As a matter of fact, the Boom J8 feels like TECNO’s response to those fellas who were complaining that the Phantom 5 is too expensive. The Boom J8 is a baby phantom 5. Let me show you.
They both have the same display size and similar dimensions.
They both have similar camera specs (megapixels).
They have similar battery capacity.
Their processors (same chips) are both clocked at 1.3 GHz.
They are both 4G LTE phones.
Are you still with me? Now, for the differences….
The Phantom 5 has an all metal body. Boom J8 is plastic with some metal trimming.
Phantom 5 has an octa-core processor. Boom J8: quad-core.
Phantom 5 has bigger internal memory.
Phantom 5 has more RAM.
Phantom 5 has a fingerprint sensor.
The Phantom 5’s loudspeakers are loads better than the J8’s.
The Phantom 5 takes better photographs (it isn’t always about the megapixel count).
Both are beautiful, capable devices, but the Phantom 5 is a lot more capable than the J8.
Get the picture now?
Oh! Hollup! Hollup! The Boom J8 costs about half the price of the Phantom 5. There. That should help you decide…. The Boom J8 is a cheaper alternative to the Phantom 5. There. We have cleared up any confusions out there about the two devices. You’re welcome.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.