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:
|TECNO Phantom 5||Orbra Eve 2|
|4G/LTE: Yes||4G/LTE: Yes|
|Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels||Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1980 pixels|
|MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz CPU||Mediatek MT6753 Octa-core 2.0 GHz CPU|
|3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|GPU: Mali-T720||GPU: Mali-T760|
|Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1 Lollipop|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Fingerprint Scanner|
|Storage: 32 GB + up to 128 GB card||Storage: 16 GB + up to 64 GB card|
|3,000 mAh battery||4,165 mAh battery|
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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