Here is the TECNO Phantom 5 killer – and it isn’t Infinix Zero 3

TECNO’s Phantom 5 got a lot of buzz last year, and deservedly so. Till date, TECNO’s 2015 flagship smartphone generates buzz everywhere. However, in December 2015, Infinix showed up with what looked like a contender – the Zero 3. Comparisons have been flying around since.

However, 2015’s greatest may not be the Phantom 5 or the Zero 3. A much smaller brand with less marketing and PR budget looks like the one behind what is looking like the smartphone to beat in 2015. Have a look at this comparison table:

Phantom 5 All Sides

TECNO Phantom 5Orbra Eve 2
4G/LTE: Yes4G/LTE: Yes
Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixelsDisplay: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1980 pixels
MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz CPUMediatek MT6753 Octa-core 2.0 GHz CPU
3 GB RAM3 GB RAM
GPU: Mali-T720GPU: Mali-T760
Android 5.1.1 LollipopAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
Fingerprint ScannerFingerprint Scanner
Storage: 32 GB + up to 128 GB cardStorage: 16 GB + up to 64 GB card
3,000 mAh battery4,165 mAh battery
N69,500N58,500

Orbra eve 2

Orbra is a Nigerian brand and launched the Eve 2 in October. This new entrant matches the Phantom 5 in many areas, and beats it in quite a number of others. Both have the same display, same RAM, and have a fingerprint scanner, but Eve 2 has the more powerful processor, better GPU, beefier battery, and costs less. From the specs, it looks like the Orbra won’t hold a candle to the Phantom 5 in terms of audio reproduction and physical build, but we will find out. We promise.

The Eve 2 clearly knocks off the Zero 3 as the Phantom’s greatest rival. It matches the Zero 3’s processor, and goes on to outdo it on several fronts. It even has a fingerprint scanner (which the Zero lacks). We will be getting our hands on the Orbra Eve 2 to review in a few weeks’ time and we will do some real life performance comparisons. Just perhaps we have an unsung hero on our hands – and the smartphone of the year 2015. This ought to be fun.

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11 comments

  1. After sales support would, of course, be the main point of consideration. Can I get a replacement in case I crack the screen, for example, and for how much?

  2. Its good. But as you said, this was launched in October, how come we are just hearing of it if something is not amiss somewhere?

    1. Femiblaze, you are just hearing of it because you haven’t been reading the blog faithfully. We covered the launch event and have specifications sheet published too. You’re the one who is amiss jare.

  3. How does Eve 2’s mt6753 processor matches Zero 3’s mt6795 helio X10 processor? Is it the over-clocking of mt6753 with its attendant over heating? Zero 3 also beats both of Phantom 5 and Eve 2 hands down on camera front. Its a matter of beat me here, I beat you there.

  4. Well it’s obvious Tecno (and likewise Infinix) has been better at marketing than Orbra. Haven’t seen or heard a single ad for the device.

  5. I will still pick the Phantom over the two. Phantom 5 is more classic. Orbra is not known yet, so I don’t trust them yet

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