You asked for it again and again, till we were almost choking here at MOBILITY. Well, the mobile gods must have been pleased at you, for a review unit of the TECNO Phantom A arrived here at MOBILITY yesterday afternoon. It is white, big, strong and looks ready to take on the competition. But before we got to see the device itself, the packaging had wowed us to no end. TECNO were not into a half-baked project here. They wanted to get everyone’s attention, and they did. Well, at least, they got ours, and we have seen quite a few phones here.
In the pack was a 2200mAh power bank, a white flip case, the phone (with an 8GB microSD card in it), USB cable, charger adapter, audio headset, and battery. That package is quite a loaded one.
After plugging it in to charge for a few hours, I got to setting it up – internet connections, email, Twitter, Facebook, Google services, WordPress, wallpaper and all. Setting it up as my mobile computing device was easy pie, and shortly, I was getting my work done nicely on it. Once connected, I found that I had several app updates waiting in Play Store. All of them got updated without a hitch. Performance wise, the Phantom has acted true to its name. Everything works fine and smoothly on the 5 inch display of goodness.
Here it is all setup and working, with its nice flip case and the bundled power bank.
It is too early to speak conclusively of battery life, as it it only arrived yesterday and I have charged it only once. Still, the initial battery drain seems good – nothing horrible happening.
While I have had the Phantom A for only about a day, I can say clearly is that it is a steal at the price that it goes for.
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.