All About Smartphones: Tecno Phantom A3 Specification and Review

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tecno Phantom A3 Specification and Review

Tecno Telecoms have released the latest version of the phablet line of devices. Few weeks ago, Tecno Phantom A2 aka F8 was released with specs and designs similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

Tecno Phantom A3 is a slight improvement over its predecessor, the A2. A quick spec sheet is presented below for your consumption.

Network and SIM
Just like others before it, Tecno Phantom A3 supports 2G GSM900/1800 and 3G HSPDA2100 networks. Also, it uses dual mini SIM with dual standby. The SIMs are inserted by removing the batteries and then inserting the SIMs.

Build and Dimensions
As usual, the A3 features a plastic bodied design just like the rest of Tecno devices with a minute thickness. Dimensions stands at 160 x 82 x 8.9mm. It comes in the usual White and Black colours

Display and Resolution
Tecno Phantom A3 is a phablet. For those that don't know, a phablet is any smartphone with a diagonal screen size ranging from 5.1 to 6.9 inches. Tecno A3 has a display size of 6.0 inches with a capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colours. Display resolution stands at 720 x 1280 pixels (245 PPI) which is to an extent not too bad.

Camera
Tecno Phantom A3 has a 13MP rear camera with auto focus and a flashlight to enable taking pictures in low light areas. The front camera is 8MP which is splendid for Skyping and video calls or personal photo shoot.

The rear camera can take pictures with resolution 4128×3096 up to 5Mb in size. Videos in 1080p @30fps can be shot with this camera. Geo tagging, face detection are also features of the rear camera. Geo tagging and image size can be changed in the camera settings options as usual.

Memory and RAM
Tecno Phantom A3 comes with a whopping 16GB internal memory and a card slot that can support up to 32GB of external memory. That is obviously a great thing and a upgrade when compared to the A2.
The RAM however, is 1GB which is the norm for most Tecno phones and so we are not shocked.

Processor and Operating System
Tecno Phantom A3 is equipped with a 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T processor and OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Just like the others, its a quad - core processor that is able to handle jobs well. This is an improvement over the A2 which was 1.2GHz

Connectivity
The usual suspects in terms of Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi (dual band), WiFi hotspot, USB port, AGPS, GPS are all present. Also, internet connection has the following transfer rates; 2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps and 3G Up to 22.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink.

Battery and Performance
Tecno Phantom A3 comes with a 2600mAh battery power and it would be safe to assume that it will perform well in different situations its subjected to.

Utility Apps
Apps like Whatsapp, Facebook, Gmail app, Flashshare etc are pre installed into the device. Also FM Radio, Calendar, eBook reader are features you would find in the device.

Price
Tecno Phantom A3 is being sold for different prices starting from N45,000 - N48,000 after checking out other stores. We found Divine Anyi Communications, Computer Village, Ikeja, Lagos, selling for N45,000. You can call Adom on 08060791362 to book yours. Slot and Micro-Station doesn't have it yet in store.

In a matters of time we shall be bringing you more specifications, video review of this device and comparison with other products in the same category.

However, keep in mind that the A3 is a phablet and as such should function as such. We believe that Tecno is trying to attend to loyal customers that need a phablet.

What do you think of this Tecno Phantom A3? Give us your opinions.

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30 comments:

  1. What is the weight of tecno phantom A3 ? What is the comparative LM power of the A3 against the A2 that has dual LED flash?

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  2. Please does it come with a flip case?

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    1. yes it come with two back case one with a cover case and one wihout cover case

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    2. yes it come with two back case one with a cover case and one wihout cover case

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    3. Can one watch TV programs on the Tecno Phantom A3

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  3. Please does it come with a flip case?

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  4. pls i am ina dillema pls can you tell me which one to buy between the infinix alpha x570 ultimate forcea nd the tecno phantom a3.i really need help.

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    1. You can go for the AIII as its most recent and comes out top ias. However, there is a blog post comparing both devices on my site

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    2. whats your website for the comparism of infinix alpha x570 ultimate force and the phantom a3.cuw the only one im seeing here is the comparison between the infinix marvel and infinix alpha ultimate force.

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  5. Dear Sir,

    Does the GPS in this device work well, also does it support NFC ? Tech Junction ( http://www.techjunction.in/specifications-price/tecno-phantom-a3.html ) says that it doesn't support NFC, is that right ?

    Looking forward to your reply.

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    1. The GPS works well. There is no NFC support on the phone.

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  6. Hw much do yφυ tink ! Can get it in benin?

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  7. please i'm in Ghana and we don't have it yet at our end. how can i get it from Nigeria?

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    1. SORRY YOU MAY NOT HAVE CHECKED AT THE RIGHT PLACES. A3 WAS IN GHANA AS SOON AS IT WAS LAUNCHED. VERY EARLY IT WAS AT CIRCLE TECNO SHOP JUST ADJACENT TO THE TECNO CARE/SERVICE CENTRE AT A PRICE OF GH C 790.00. RECENTLY GOT IT CHEAPER AT A SHOP NEAR RAWLINGS PARK PRICED AT 720.00
      ITS RATHER THE A2 THAT WAS NOT ON THE GHANAIAN MARKET A VERY LONG TIME AFTER THE LAUNCH

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  8. please i'm in Ghana and we don't have it yet at our end. how can i get it from Nigeria?

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  9. Contact the address or phone number in the post in other to see how you can order for one where ever you are

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  10. Mistake!!!!! A 2 gig ram would have made it more competitive. No real difference compared with the A2.
    Techno just plain misses it. A 2 gig ram and techno would have eaten into Samsung's high end market. ie Samsung mega.

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    1. POINT BLANK. WE CAN'T HAVE IT BETTER SAID THAN THIS.
      IT WILL BE MOST UNFAIR IF TECNO THINKS ITS HIDING BEHIND TIME INCREASING THE PRICES GRADUALLY BEFORE RELEASING A 2GB RAM AT VERY HIGH PRICE. BECAUSE EVEN TODAY AT THE A3 LEVEL THE PRICE IS JUST GETTING OUT OF THE REACH OF THOSE THAT THE TECNO PRODUCTIONS WERE MEANT FOR. WE HAVE WEATHERED THE STORM WITH TECNO, PROMOTED IT, BRAGGED ABOUT IT, TRADED EXCHANGES WITH THE SAMSUNG FANS AND ALL THAT, IT WILL BE RATHER HEARTLESS TO LEAVE US BEHIND WHEN THE 2 GB RAM ANDROIDS ARE ROLLED OUT BECAUSE OF PRICE HIKE.
      YOU DON'T LIGHT A CANDLE AT NIGHT TO LOOK INTO THE FACE OF SOMEONE YOU HAVE KNOW DURING THE DAY
      TECNO SHOULD BE CONSIDERING A3+ WITH THE SIZE JUST LIKE THE A+ WITH AN ENHANCED RAM SIZE OF SAY 2 GB

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    2. Well said Jonathan.
      I for one is looking critically at what Tecno would unveil for 2014. A bad start can mean huge loss. Already we know what Infinix is up to. There soon to be released devices Alpha 8 and Q2 would be having the latest MediaTek processor with 8 cores and 2gb ram. Gionee is also making move to enter the Nigerian market with full force. TECNO shouldn't fold their arms like Nokia did and let the market be taken from them without a fight.

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  11. Please I want to congratulate Tecno for the good work down..What is the different between A3 and samsung galaxy note3?This two smartphone is one is more advance?My name Pastor Patrick-Bruce

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  12. Patrick, you can just go to an online shop and add the two phones to compare and look at the specs side by side you can click this link to see the ones i added http://www.powerhq.com.ng/index.php?route=product/compare

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  13. Thank you very much ..I did not get any result on the site provided to me ..All the same ,i will like to choose Africa phone..Is time we have stop feeding the whites..how much do you think i will get the phone in Ghana?Thanks once again

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    1. I don't know how much it will cost in Ghana. You will need to find thast out for yourself

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  14. Ok but in case of back camera , is it possible to snap dark place ?

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    1. Yes very much possible since it has a powerful LED flashlight at the back.

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  15. Is any techno store available inside Douala Cameroun ? If yes plz give me adress plzzz ....

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    1. Hello Er. Jeetendra, I don't know of any Tecno store in Cameroun and am not sure their devices are being sold in that part of the world either

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  16. Is this a3 açesseries inside come power bank charger ? Just like phantom a+... plzz give me about acceseries ?

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