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Tecno Phantom V Flip


Tecno Phantom V Flip features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM: 8GB
  • Internal Storage:256GB
  • Battery:  4,000mAh
  • Main camera: 64MP + 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP Cover lens
  • Display Size: 6.9 inches (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Display Type: Foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits (peak)
  • Cover display:32 inches
  • Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Iconic Black, Mystic Dawn
  • OS: Android 13, HIOS 13.5

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Tecno Phantom V Flip

Tecno Phantom V Flip price in Kenya is Kes 96,000. It weighs 194g and measures 171.7 x 74.1 x 7 mm (unfolded) and 88.8 x 74.1 x 15 mm (folded).  As a dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), the Phantom V Flip runs on GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G technology and supports 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G Bands. Besides, it runs on HSPA, LTE-A, 5G network speeds.

Dual Display

Phantom V Flip boasts a 6.9-inch, foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits (peak) display with 1080 x 2640 pixels (~413 ppi density) resolution.  The cover display comprises a 1.32-inch AMOLED screen with 466 x 466 pixels (352 ppi) resolution and 800 nits (peak) brightness.

Super Performance

It runs on Android 13 OS, with a HIOS 13.5 user interface for customization. The flip phone is powered by an Octa-core, Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm) processor with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU for the best gaming experience. Supporting the chipset and ensuring optimal phone performance is 256GB 8GB RAM with UFS 3.1 technology but no MicroSD for memory addition.

Capture high-quality pictures and videos using the single, 32 MP (wide) front camera and dual cameras (64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultrawide)) at the rear of the foldable phone.

Fast Charging Battery

Powering the entire phone is a 4,000mAh non-removable battery that is recharged by a 45W wired charging unit. The fast charger can recharge 1-50% of the battery in 15 min. The Phantom V Flip is now available at Phoneplace Kenya in Iconic Black and mystic Dawn colours.

Tecno Phantom V Flip Specs

Brand
Tecno
Model
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Announced
September 2023
Released
22nd September 2023
OS
Android 13, HIOS 13.5
Chipset
 Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm)
CPU Speed
Octa-core (1×3.20 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU
Mali-G77 MC9
Storage
RAM
8GB
Card Slot
No
Rear Camera
64 MP + 13 MP
Front Camera
32 MP
Network
GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
SIM Card
Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight
194g
Dimensions
Unfolded: 171.7 x 74.1 x 7 mm
Folded: 88.8 x 74.1 x 15 mm
Screen Resolution
1080 x 2640 pixels (~413 ppi density)
Display Type
Foldable LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, 1000 nits (peak)
Display Size
6.9 inches, 107.6 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack
No
Bluetooth
5.1, A2DP, LE
GPS
GPS
NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
USB
USB Type-C, OTG
Radio
Unspecified
Sensor
Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Battery
Li-Po 4,0000 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging
45W wired, 50% in 15 min
Colors
 Iconic Black, Mystic Dawn
Price in Kenya
Ksh 96,000

Build and Display

Phantom V Flip’s Unique Build and Design

This is Tecno’s first clamshell, foldable smartphone. It has a distinctive, circular external OLED screen with 2 cameras and LED Flash in the ring built around it. Tecno Phantom V Flip is 171 mm tall and under 7 mm thick when unfolded. When folded, it measures 88.8 x 74.1 x 15 mm. Moreover, it weighs 194g.

Vegan Cover

The V Flip’s exterior is covered with vegan leather. What makes it unique is the round cover OLED, surrounded by a round black bezel that houses the cameras and the flash. This rare arrangement makes the V Flip recognizable compared to other premium and peer-based flip phones. The phone comes in Iconic Black, Mystic Dawn colours.

More than your Typical Flip Smartphone

Overall, the Tecno Phantom V Flip looks like your typical modern flip phone – an edge-to-edge foldable OLED on the inside, an excellent design on the outside with a sleek metal hinge, and a small cover display for notifications and widgets.

Tecno’s Self-developed Steel Hinge

The self-developed steel hinge is thin and has a lifespan of above 200,000 cycles. It allows the phone to fold completely gap-free and supports semi-folded states between 30°-150°. However, it does not allow the phone to open completely flat. In its fully unfolded state, the Phantom V Flip is at about 178°.

Display

Planet Cover Screen

It features a 1.32-inch, circular AMOLED Cover display with 466 x 466 pixels (352 ppi) resolution, 800 nits (peak) and 800 nits brightness. The circular screen provides notifications viewing from select applications on the phone based on your settings.

The 1.32″ external display offers several widgets, serves notifications and can be used as a viewfinder for shooting selfies with more capable cameras.

Large Immersive Main Display

When unfolded, the phone measures 171.7 x 74.1 x 7 mm. The 6.9 inches, 107.6 cm2 (~84.6% screen-to-body ratio) screen is quite impressive when turned on. With 1080 x 2640 pixels (~413 ppi density) resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate and 1,000 nits peak resolutions, Tecno Phantom V Flip’s display is undoubtedly one of the most impressive in the mobile industry.

Phantom V Flip: created to Perform

Operating System

It runs on the latest Android platform, Android 13. You can access the latest Android apps and features that improve your user experience as you communicate and use your smartphone for work and entertainment.

Your user experience is further enhanced by Tecno’s own HIOS 13.5, which is fundamental for the customization and personalization of your smartphone for the best user experience.

High-Performance Processor

Phantom V Flip processing unit features:

  • A Mediatek Dimensity 8050 (6 nm) chipset
  • Octa-core (1×3.0 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU
  • Mali-G77 MC9 GPU

The Dimensity chipset features an octa-core CPU with 4 performance Arm Cortex-A78 processors with peak speeds of 3GHz and a powerful Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. The chip offers supreme gaming with reliable, fast FPS in top titles. This processing power is fueled by ultra-fast quad-channel memory and dual-channel UFS 3.1 storage.

Memory

The Phantom V Flip comes with 256 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM, expandable with up to 8 GB more through the Extended Memory software feature.

Phantom V Flip’s Camera Set-up

Camera Set up

Undoubtedly, Tecno is known for its premium camera experience. Reinforcing its status and brand status as a high-performance phone with key strengths in its camera set-up, Phantom V Flip comes along with the following;

  • Front camera:32 MP, f/2.45, 24mm (wide), 0.8µm, PDAF.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 25mm, 1/1.73″, 1.6µm, PDAF; Ultra-wide angle: 13 MP, 1.12µm, f/2.2, PDAF.

These cameras are integrated to provide detailed, high-quality pictures and video recordings. Some niceties come with these cameras: a 64MP primary camera with an RGBW sensor and a 13MP secondary cam for ultrawide photos that supports autofocus and can-do macro shots. The selfie camera uses a 32MP Tetracell sensor and supports autofocus.

Video Recording

The front camera records 1080p videos, while the primary camera records 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps videos. Too bad the camera set-up and system do not have Telephoto lenses with zooming capabilities and do not support Gyro-EIS for image stabilization and improved quality when recording.

Nevertheless, the camera setup offers unique experiences based on the quality of the lenses and the fact that it is a flip phone that gives you distinctive advantages regular phones do not. For example, you can effortlessly take high-quality selfies and record videos of yourself with the primary camera by folding up the phone and having the main dual camera facing you.

Connectivity and Communication

Connectivity on Phantom V Flip

The handset is 5G enabled, supporting 2G, 3G, 4G up to 5G. With up to HSPA, LTE-A, 5G network speeds, you will effortlessly and seamlessly upload and download heavy files and data.

Other means of enabled connectivity on the flip smartphone are:

  • Internet: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth:1, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning: GPS
  • USB: USB Type-C
  • NFC: Supported
  • Radio: Unspecified

Communications Support

To enable best connectivity and optimized communications when using the Phantom V Flip is installed with dual stereo speakers, sensors, and radio (unspecified)

Personal Assistant

The Tecno Phantom V Flip features a custom personal assistant called EllaGPT, which brings “intelligent features”, which is Tecno’s answer to Siri, Bixby, Google or Celia.

The battery and Charging System

Powering the flip phone is a 4,000mAh non-removable battery. The phone supports 45W wired charging with the adapter provided in the retail box. Tecno insists that it will take only 15 minutes to charge 1-50% of the battery to keep up with your excursions, whether making endless phone calls, chatting with friends on social platforms or immersing yourself in games and videos.

What comes in the Box?

  • Tecno Phantom V Flip handset
  • a super cool case with a metal ring
  • a 45W power adapter
  • USB-C-to-A cable.
  • Warranty documents

Pros and Cons of Tecno Phantom V Flip

Pros

  • Nice design and cool casing
  • Bright and mostly colour-accurate foldable OLED.
  • Runs on the latest Android 13, HIOS 13.5
  • Decent camera set-up
  • Great video and image capture in bright daylight and nighttime.
  • Supports 4K Video recording
  • Dual speakers that enhance sound output
  • Dual Display screens, when folded and unfolded
  • High-performance Chipset for multitasking and gaming
  • Decent hinge that folds up to about about 178° when unfolded.
  • Type C Charging
  • Supports fast charging, 45W 1-50% in 15 min.
  • Great gaming and imaging experience on the Phantom V Flip.
  • Decent phone memory (256GB internal memory and 8GB RAM)
  • Minimal bloatware.

Cons

  • The folded crease and hinge hollow is visible on the main screen
  • Highly priced
  • No Gyro-EIS for stabilization
  • No Telephoto lenses
  • No camera zooming capabilities
  • No screen protector
  • No specified waterproof ratings
  • No confirmed HDR10 support
  • Overheating issues when subjected to intensive game-playing

Verdict

Multiple Premium Features

The Tecno Phantom V Flip is an affordable foldable smartphone with many premium features. The leather design provides class and elegance—the dual-screen, with impressive brightness and resolution.

They provide an excellent basis to gauge what more the flip phone offers. Alongside the camera set-up, the phone’s processing unit does not disappoint.

Some Issues…

However, the Tecno Phantom V Flip’s hinge cannot fully open up the flap, heating up when put to intensive gaming, no gyro EIS for image stabilization, and no zooming capabilities on the lenses limit the user’s experience.

Overall, a good Flip Smartphone

Nevertheless, as you get used to it, it is a compact phone that will get people’s attention and ticks all the boxes regarding positive phone handling, working gaming, and imaging experience. Moreover, it is worth its price tag if you can afford it and fancy its specifications.

Rating: 8/10

Alternative Handsets to Phantom V Flip

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Oppo Find N3 Flip
  • Oppo Find N2 Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold

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Network & Connectivity

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Device Body & Build

Glass front closed (Gorilla Glass Victus), plastic back, aluminum frame

Screen Size

Operating System

Internal Storage

RAM

Chipset

Primary Camera

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primary camera video quality

4K, 1080P

Front Camera

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front camera video quality

1080P

Charging

45W wired

Sensors

Fingerprint (side-mounted)

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