TECNO and Infinix fans are often squabbling over bragging rights. Many times, the face-offs include performance, price and solidity of their favourite brand’s smartphones. Today, we bring you a fight that qualifies as “iyalaya anybody”. We pit Infinix’s latest flagship, Zero 3, against TECNO’s golden boy, the Phantom 5.
Here are the performance specifications of each phone and the test results:
|TECNO Phantom 5||Infinix Zero 3|
|Build: All metal; looks much better, feels more solid||Build: Plastic|
|Security: Fingerprint scanner||Security: no scanner|
|Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels||Display: 5.5 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels|
|MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core 1.3 GHz||Mediatek Helio X10 Octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|3 GB RAM||3 GB RAM|
|GPU: Mali-T720||GPU: PowerVR G6200|
|Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Quadrant: 21,415||Quadrant: 21,454|
|AnTuTu: 33,669||AnTuTu: 44,200|
|GeekBench: 611 single-core, 2,737 multi-core||GeekBench: 586 single-core; 3,184 multi-core|
|Camera: 13 megapixel with LED flash||Camera: 20 megapixel with LED flash|
In summary, the Phantom 5 has the better build, premium feel and look, as well as the benefit of much better audio quality and a fingerprint scanner. However, the Zero 3 matches it in some areas and outguns it in terms of performance and price advantage. We haven’t tested the cameras, but on paper, the Zero 3’s camera pips the Phantom’s. Over to you: let’s have your opinions and conclusions. Which of these two would you fly with, and why?