Tecno Phantom X2 5G has been launched in the country in a single 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant, priced at Rs 39,999. It has been introduced in Moonlight Silver and Stardust Gray color options. Pre-booking of the phone has started on Amazon India. To entice customers, Tecno and Amazon are offering Amazon Prime membership absolutely free for 12 months on pre-booking.
Tecno Phantom X2 5G Comes in a big box, which includes a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a 45W charging adapter, a Type-C earphone, and a soft plastic case with the device.
Tecno sent us the Moonlight Silver color variant of the Phantom X2 5G. The company says that the smartphone is the world’s first Moon crater-inspired design. Its frame is made of metal. The back panel comes with a frosted glass finish, which does a great job of hiding fingerprints. Although the choice of colors can be different for everyone, but I liked its Moonlight Silver color very much. However, if you are a fan of the classic dark colour, then you can take a look at the Stardust Gray color option as well.
Tecno has tried hard to give this smartphone a premium look and feel, which you will feel the first time you hold the smartphone in your hand. The smartphone comes with a unibody double-curved design. According to the company, the thickness of the smartphone is 8.9mm, but the back panel made of 3D AG Glass/Recycled Fiber and the curves of both the display have been kept the same, due to which the metal fret in the middle feels flat and slim and due to this The smartphone looks premium and slim.
The power and volume buttons are fitted on the right side of the phone’s frame, while the left side is left blank. The microphone at the top and the USB Type-C port at the bottom of the frame, microphone, dual 5G SIM tray and single speaker are included. Yes, you will miss stereo speakers in this smartphone launched in the sub-Rs 40,000 segment. A large square camera module is provided on the back panel, which is fitted with a triple rear camera setup with LEDs. There are two big camera sensors in this setup, which can attract the attention of anyone from a distance. There are round glossy metal rings around both the large camera sensors. Certainly, this camera module does a great job of making the Phanton X2 stand out from the current trend. However, whether you like it or not is entirely up to you.
The Tecno smartphone flaunts a 6.8-inch FHD+ (1080×2400 pixels) curved flexible AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, and P3 wide color gamut. The company claims that this 8+2Bit display is TUV Rheinland certified and comes with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The pixel density of the display is 371ppi and it supports peak brightness of 700nits. Despite being curved, a similar, but thin bezel is given around the display. The fingerprint sensor has also been fitted under the display.
Tecno claims that the Phantom X2 5G is the first phone in its segment in India to come with TSMC’s MediaTek Dimensity 9000 5G SoC built on the 4nm process. It is capable of working at 3.05GHz clock speed and comes equipped with Mali-G710 MC10 GPU. Tecno says that the phone is equipped with 3CC carrier aggregation and 11 5G bands. It has ‘Dual 5G SIM Dual Active’ feature, which means that both 5G SIMs can be active simultaneously. It is not a hybrid SIM, which means that the storage cannot be expanded, but you get 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage in the sole variant. This includes 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The smartphone also includes Bluetooth BT 5.3, NFC and OTG support along with dual-band Wi-Fi 6 support.
Talking about the camera, the large camera module of the smartphone gets a 64-megapixel RGBW(G+P) sensor equipped with f/1.65 aperture and optical image stabilization (OIS). In addition, the setup includes a 13-megapixel PDAF ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The rear camera setup is capable of clicking photos at 64MP resolution and up to 4K recording at 60 FPS. For selfie and video calling, the smartphone gets a 32-megapixel front camera equipped with 80.6 degree field of view and f / 2.45 aperture, which is fitted in the hole-punch cutout in the center of the display. For selfie lovers, an LED flash is also provided near the earpiece in the front, which can help in selfie and video calling in low light. The front camera can only record videos up to FHD (1080P) at 60 FPS.
Tecno has included a host of camera features including Super Night Mode, Document Scanner, Panorama Mode, Burst Shot, Video Ultra Steady, Dual Video, 4K Time-Lapse, 960 FPS Slow Motion, Night Video, Custom Makeup, Wide Selfie, etc. Are included.
Phantom X2 5G has a 5160mAh battery, which supports 45W charging. The company claims that the battery can be charged up to 50% in 20 minutes. However, we will check the actual performance of battery and charging in our review. The smartphone comes with HiOS 12.0 based on Android 12, with some bloatwares found in the first boot, some of which can also be removed. Although there are many native apps, which you will have to disable (if you want to avoid unwanted notifications).
The chipset present in the smartphone is quite capable in terms of gaming, for which Tecno has included a vapor chamber cooling system in the smartphone. However, the gaming performance is yet to be tested by us, which you can read in our upcoming review.
Tecno may have increased the price of Phantom X2 5G in comparison to Phantom X, but the smartphone has also received many major upgrades as compared to the previous model, such as specifications, more powerful chipset, bigger battery, More fast charging support etc. However, we cannot ignore other smartphones in the sub-40,000 category that have heated up the competition in the segment, such as Realme GT2, Realme GT Neo 3 5G, Vivo V25 Pro, OnePlus 10R 5G Endurance Edition, iQoo 9 SE 5G And Motorola Edge 30 Fusion 5G smart fone. So what is Tecno Phantom X Can prove himself to be a successful all-rounder amidst this tough competition? Should you buy this smartphone by spending around Rs 40,000? Stay tuned for our upcoming Tecno Phantom X2 review on Gadgets 360 Hindi.