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Weekly ballot: is Tecno’s new Phantom X the most effective digital camera cellphone for you?


Tecno unveiled its first premium phone final week, the Phantom X. This cellphone has a concentrate on digital camera options, which stand above something the corporate has constructed earlier than.

The primary digital camera has the primary correctly massive sensor within the household, a 1/1.3” sensor with 50MP decision. It has pretty massive 1.2µm pixels (bigger nonetheless with binning, 2.4µm), Twin Pixel AF and Laser AF.


50 MP 1/1.3
48 MP selfie camera, 105° ultra wide

50 MP 1/1.3″ sensor with 1.2 µm pixels, DPAF, f/1.85 lens • 48 MP selfie digital camera, 105° extremely broad

We have now to place this into context – the Phantom X targets the $400 worth vary (€330). Getting a sensor of this measurement on this worth vary is already difficult and that’s earlier than you discover that the majority choices went for a 108MP sensor, e.g. the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro, which will get shut by way of worth. Having a 50MP sensor of this measurement (for the bigger pixels), the pool of rivals shrinks – and even utterly disappears. The Mi 10 Ultra, the vivo X60 Pro+ are each too dear.

Let’s take a look on the front-facing cameras – the X packs a 48MP primary and an 8MP ultrawide cameras. The vivo V21 5G has a 44MP selfie digital camera and begins at $400, however the principle sensor on the again is “solely” a 64MP 1/1.72” unit. And extremely broad modules on the entrance are fairly uncommon (even the V21 doesn’t have one).

It’s not all rosy, after all, the Phantom X has solely a 50mm telephoto lens – nice for portraits, nevertheless it doesn’t do a lot for zooming in. And the 8MP 120º ultrawide cam on the again is nothing to put in writing dwelling about both. Plus, video recording tops out at 4K and there is no such thing as a optical picture stabilization.

Weekly poll: is Tecno's new Phantom X the best camera phone for you?

Nonetheless, that’s numerous digital camera {hardware} for a $400 cellphone. It additionally includes a 6.7” Tremendous AMOLED show with 90Hz refresh fee, 1080p+ decision (19.5:9) and curved sides. Gorilla Glass 5 guards each the back and front.

The 4,700 mAh battery that powers the cellphone is fast to cost utilizing a 33W energy brick, in half an hour it will get from zero to 70%. And also you get niceties like a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a devoted microSD slot.

The chipset comes final and in addition least – it’s a Helio G95 (12nm, 2x Cortex-A76, Mali-G76 MC4). It’s not a nasty chip, however a Dimensity might have been the cherry on high. It could have enabled 5G connectivity (the G95 is LTE-only), which isn’t prevalent in Tecno’s typical markets, however the Phantom model is a premium one, so 5G wouldn’t be misplaced.

The Phantom X will be available in Starry Night Blue (left) and Monet's Summer (right)
The Phantom X will likely be accessible in Starry Night time Blue (left) and Monet’s Summer time (proper)

We have now already reviewed the Phantom X, so that you try our ideas on the cellphone. However we needed to listen to what you suppose as effectively – may you see your self shopping for one?

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