The Tecno Phantom V Fold presents a value-oriented alternative to the Galaxy of a similar name, joining a growing list of bendy-screen models now available outside of China.
The Phantom has the better proportions of foldables that aren’t the Galaxy.
The cover screen is larger and so much more usable than the one on the Samsung, and the foldable display on the inside is bigger too.
A large battery is then needed to power all that 120Hz OLED screen area, and you end up with a rather heavy package – a gram shy of 300g.
You do get a pretty capable camera system with a couple of 50MP units for main and tele, plus an autofocusing ultrawide.
The Tecno has a Mediatek chipset at its heart.
The Dimensity 9000+ is about on par with the Snapdragon 8(+) Gen 1 though, so the Phantom V Fold is anything but underpowered.
And with 12GB of RAM as standard and 256GB or 512GB of storage, you won’t be pressed for memory either.
Other small niceties include 45W fast charging, stereo speakers, and an FM radio.
It’s a most welcome sight that the V Fold runs Android 13.
TECNO Phantom V Fold specs
159.4×140.4×6.9mm unfolded, 159.4x72x14.2-14.5 mm folded, 299g; Gorilla Glass Victus front, plastic back, aluminum frame; Schott UTG on the foldable display.
7.85″ Foldable LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, 1100 nits (peak), 2000x2296px resolution, 10.3:9 aspect ratio, 388ppi; Cover display: 6.42″ LTPO AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, 1100 nits (peak), 1080 x 2550 pixels, 431 PPI.
Mediatek Dimensity 9000+ (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.20 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Mali-G710 MC10.
256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
OS/Software: Android 13, HiOS 13 Fold.
5. Rear camera
Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.9, 1/1.3″, PDAF; Telephoto: 50 MP, PDAF, 2x optical zoom; Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, 120˚.
6. Selfie camera
7. Video capture
5000mAh; 45W wired, 40% in 15 min, 100% in 55 min (advertised).
Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); NFC; FM radio; stereo speakers.
TECNO Phantom V Fold price in Kenya
The TECNO Phantom V Fold price in Kenya will start at Ksh 140,000 for the base model (12/256).
The 512GB TECNO Phantom V Fold will go for Ksh 153,000 in Kenya.
Tecno Phantom V Fold unboxing
Tecno Phantom series
Tecno Phantom is a smartphone series produced by the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer, Tecno Mobile.
The series was first launched in 2016 with the introduction of the Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 Plus.
Since then, Tecno has continued to release new models in the Phantom series, including the Phantom 8, Phantom 9, and Phantom X.
The Tecno Phantom series is known for its premium design, high-end features, and relatively affordable price tag compared to other flagship devices on the market.
The devices in the Phantom series are designed to offer a premium user experience without breaking the bank.
One of the standout features of the Tecno Phantom series is its design.
The devices in the series feature a sleek, modern design with premium materials and attention to detail.
The devices are slim and lightweight, making them easy to carry around.
The devices in the Phantom series are also available in a range of colors, including black, gold, and blue.
The Tecno Phantom series is known for its high-quality displays.
The devices in the series feature large, high-resolution screens with excellent color accuracy and contrast.
The devices in the Phantom series are also equipped with technologies such as IPS LCD and AMOLED to enhance the viewing experience.
The Tecno Phantom series is also known for its high-quality cameras.
The devices in the series feature advanced camera systems with high megapixel counts, dual or triple lenses, and advanced software features.
The cameras in the Phantom series are designed to capture stunning photos and videos, even in low-light conditions.
The Tecno Phantom series is equipped with powerful hardware and software to provide excellent performance.
The devices in the series are powered by high-performance processors and have plenty of RAM and storage for running demanding applications and storing media files.
The devices in the Phantom series are also equipped with advanced software features to optimize performance and battery life.
5. Battery Life
The Tecno Phantom series is known for its long battery life.
The devices in the series are equipped with large-capacity batteries that can provide several hours of use on a single charge.
The devices in the Phantom series also support fast charging technologies to minimize downtime.
The Tecno Phantom series is equipped with advanced connectivity features to keep users connected on the go.
The devices in the series support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, among other connectivity technologies.
The devices in the Phantom series also have dual SIM support, which allows users to use two SIM cards simultaneously.
The Tecno Phantom series runs on Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system.
The devices in the series come with the latest version of Android and are equipped with advanced software features and applications.
The devices in the Phantom series also receive regular software updates to keep them up-to-date and secure.