Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8

It is the Zero 5 vs Phantom 8. TECNO Phantom 8 and Infinix Zero 5 are so similar in terms of specs and features that MobilityArena had to produce this Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8 comparison feature article.

The 2017 flagship release cycle of brands under Transsion Holding is complete. We have seen the iTel S32, TECNO’s Phantom 8, and now Infinix Mobility’s Zero 5. None of the trio have given us a bezel-less smartphone this year (here are 12 bezel-less smartphones you can buy though, if you are looking to get one).

What is now very intriguing is how similar both the Phantom 8 and Infinix Zero 5 are in terms of specs and features. So, we give you our latest short movie, Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8.

Infinix Zero 5 versus Tecno Phantom 8 - zero 5 vs phantom 8

Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8: The Differences

We are calling this a differences table, because the two phones are so similar in many respects that it is easier to highlight the few differences than it is to compare major features. For that reason, we ended up with a short table. Have a look:

Item Infinix Zero 5 TECNO Phantom 8
Display/Screen Size 5.98 inches 5.7 inches
Internal Storage Pro version has 128 GB (regular version has 64 GB only) 64 GB only
Selfie Camera 16 megapixels 20 megapixels
Battery 4,350 mAh + Fast Charge 3,500 mAh + Fast Charge
Price AED 1199 AED 1399 / NGN128,000

See? The above items are the major differences between the two phones. There is one more key difference though, that borders on personal taste: the phones’ designs and appearances.

Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8: Differences In Appearance

While both smartphones have metal unibody, the TECNO Phantom 8’s “diamond fire” design gives off the visual impression of a glossy material, while the Infinix Zero 5 has a more traditional premium metal appearance. It is a question of what works for you.

Zero 5 vs Phantom 8: Key Similarities

Having gone through the major differences, it doesn’t hurt to also list out the key items that both phones share. And here we spell out the key similarities between the two devices

  • Same rear dual camera configuration: 12 megapixels wide-angle + 13 megapixels telephoto, f/2.0 large aperture, Sony IMX386, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), Laser auto focus, Optical Zoom, dual LED flash
  • Metal unibody
  • Octa-core, Mediatek Helio P25 processor clocked at 2.6 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel screen resolution (note that because the Zero 5 has a bigger display, this gives the Phantom 8 a very small advantage in terms of screen density)

Why does it feel to me like Transsion’s CEO called the CEOs of TECNO Mobile and Infinix Mobile to a meeting, sat them down and said, “Look, guys; we need to squeeze as much out of our combined resources to leverage economies of scale this year. We will buy shiploads of Helio P25 chips, 6 GB RAM modules, and Sony’s IMX386 lenses. You boys can play with them as you like. Just design something distinct enough to make sure the handsets are different”?

Because that is what it feels like.

If You Had To Choose?

Looking at the differences, it is my opinion that the Infinix Zero 5 is more value for money than the Phantom 8. Let’s see why:

  1. Slightly bigger display
  2. Bigger internal storage option (Pro version)
  3. Significantly bigger battery
  4. Lower selling price

The only feature in which the Phantom 8 has an edge is the 20 megapixels selfie camera – and that may as well only be on paper. Real life camera performance may not follow the megapixel count.

Ultimately, which of the two Transsion flagship smartphones you will personally prefer might boil down to design or which of the two brands you are a fan of. So, what is your call?

If you haven’t seen them, here are the Infinix Zero 5 specifications and the TECNO Phantom 8 specifications.

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9 thoughts on “Infinix Zero 5 versus TECNO Phantom 8

  • November 15, 2017 at 8:40 am
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    All though I’m not a fan of any of these two Mobil phone brand, but if I must pick one out of the two new devices, it has to be Infinix Zero 5 and that would be the Pro version. Because of the larger screen size and the battery capacity, the two specs makes it stand-out

  • November 15, 2017 at 11:39 am
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    I Rather Prefer going for the Infinix Note 5.. Because I myself is an Infinix Lover. Though the camera aint bad at all

  • November 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm
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    Infinix zero 5 is my ideal phone out of the two.Period.

  • November 16, 2017 at 8:28 pm
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    I prefer TECNO PHANTOM 8 because it has the latest technology ram that will make its battery last longer than the infinix zero5 and also for the back camera zero 5 just have a dual flash , but phantom 8 has a tritone flash so its picture will be clearer during the day and at night.

  • December 22, 2017 at 6:57 pm
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    good to see that its all positive reviews now coming in for this phone

  • December 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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    will really love to get this phantom 8 as a gift this season

  • December 22, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    Tecno xmas hugs good to have all these device in the hamper from tecno

  • December 22, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    okay the processor of the phantom 8 is the reason why the battery has a lesser power than the phantom 6, it consumes power less

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