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Tecno Phantom 9

Tecno Phantom 9
Brand: Tecno
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.4 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera 16 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 32 MP front
  • Memory 6GB RAM / 128GB ROM
  • Platform Helio P35 / Android 9

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 10 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10


The Tecno Phantom 9 is the latest smartphone from Tecno Mobility launched in June, 2019. The device is the direct successor of Phantom 8 launched back in 2017, and comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner, triple rear camera setup, and a large 6.4-inch Full-HD+ display.

The specifications details includes the aforementioned 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution. The device has a U-shaped notch cut-out, making the display a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and giving the device about 83.4% screen-to-body ratio.

Thanks to Samsung AMOLED screen, the display on the Phantom is sharp and crisp, and despite being 6.4-inch, the Phantom 9 is still much compact and smaller than the previous Phantom 8 with 5.7-inch display, thanks to it impressive 84% screen-to-body. The display also has a built-in on-screen fingerprint sensor, which places your security right in front of you; the first of it kind from Tecno Mobility.

Under the hood, the Tecno Phantom 9 runs on an Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 SoC clocked at 2.35 GHz. This is a power efficient CPU built on a 12nm architecture, and optimized for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology. It is integrated with PowerVR GE8322 GPU, assisted with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage.

On the camera department, Tecno made use of three (3) camera sensors at the back, just like on the Camon 11s or the Camon i4. Of the three sensors, there’s the 16-megapixel main sensor with quad-LED and PDAF, a 2-megapixel depth of field lens, and a large 8-megapixel wide angle lense. On the frontal, you are getting a single 32-megapixel selfie camera with a uniquely placed dual-LED flashs just on the bezels above the display.

The device has support for dual 4G enabled SIM, fuelled by a 3500mAh battery and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on the latest HiOS v5.0. Other key specifications and silent features of the Tecno Phantom 9 smartphone are detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVO / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps


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Dimensions 158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)
Weight 164.4 g (5.78 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Display Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)


Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
- HiOS 5.0
Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320


Card Slot Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)


Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 + 8 + 2 megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Phase detection
6-element lens
Secondary rear camera - 8 MP wide angle lense
Aperture size - f/2.2 (#2)
Third rear camera sensor - 2 MP depth of field lense
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps


Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel
Camera Features Face Beautification
scene recognition
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack


Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
FM Radio Yes, with FM Radio


Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 400 hours


Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

User Reviews and Opinions


  1. The battery Mah is very low, please upgrade the battery to 5000mah in the next tecno phantom 9pro version, thank you

  2. the battery is rubbish. They said it is a mid-range device and yet gave it a poor battery capacity. Tecno Pouvoir 3 is even better than this nonsense phone.

    • Mid range phones are not meant to have super batteries… It just depends on the producer… So don’t call it nonsense cause of its battery, Samsung s10 has a 3400mah battery, does that mean it’s nonsense?? Think about it

      • U can’t compare Samsung and tecno in any way besides I believe that d 3400 mah of Samsung last more than a 3500 mah of tecno and d Samsung will still charge faster than d tecno, I mean way faster. So no need

      • That’s a bluntant lie even my current camon x pro can charge faster than any Samsung ever produced

      • I wouldn’t agree to that. AS LONG AS Tecno is using a MediaTek processor, it can NEVER charge faster than a Samsung Phone’s Exynos or SnapDragon. MediaTek is a low budget processor if you ask me.

        Fine, Tecno is improving (AMOLED) but the processor aspect is still wack. The battery isnt gonna charge faster than a Samsung, ever.

        Its not even a Type C! Ewwwwww… Samsung’s Budget phones beat this hands down.
        They still have alot to cover…and for the fact that there is no Android Upgrade again.

      • Yes it is true that Samsung produce a quality phone than tecno and u can’t compare it with tecno, but I must give a thumbs-up to tecno ,cuz the are really trying to do their best and to produce a phone with good features. No wonder the say human being wants are insatiable. But I must also say; tecno try as much as possible to improve on ur processor that is ur only weakness I discovered from all ur phone. Keep it up and do ur best THANKS

      • I disagree with you, am using A20 that’s 4000mah it’s serves me only a day but I have used 3500mah of Tecno product it last me more than Samsung. Even my colleagues that are using samsung complained so much about the battery. Stop criticising, for a classic phone that has higher ram and rom doesn’t need a big battery even Huawei Nova 3i has 3000+ battery it’s not up to 4000mah. Do u want the phone to explode like samsung phone that exploded the other time? Do a research about what battery capacity can be input in phones of 6GBRAM +64GB ROM. Thanks

    • Even high end devices don’t carry all that mad massive batteries (4000mAh—-above)
      Software optimisation normally solves over drain battery issues

  3. I would have loved to buy but I won’t. Tecno had never upgraded any operating system in all of their phones I’ve bought. They come with one Android version and end their lifetime with same version. I won’t buy.

  4. The phone is awesome. But, am so gonna have issues with the battery though. All in all; it is a top top phone.

    • This is the best battery it could hold for a longer lifespan
      Do you not know what happened to Samsung’s Galaxy S8. Besides that battery is good enough it can spend the whole day

  5. Oh tecno hmmmm, i bore u. I updated my phantom 8 system as they ask me to and my hi font has disappeared. I can’t restore it

  6. Oh no! Battery will be problem. What people are looking for is an upgrade in everything batery mah inclusive which is the most important thing. Mah is too low, we need 5000 or even more. Tecno you can do it.

  7. The phone is good, but the battery is too poor.
    Next phantom 9+ should carry at least 6050mah battery capacity.
    Ram 8GB
    Rom 256GB
    SD micro card upto 1000GB

  8. Nice phone, but I would prefer to wait and buy the phantom 9 pro only if Techno would make the battery 5000mAh and reduce the size of the pro to 5. inches because isn’t everybody that like bulky phones

  9. The phone is awesome but am really angry with the battery life span, it would have even be better if it was up to 4000mah.. some of you saying 5000, or 6000mah battery for this kind of slick phone pls u ve to rethink twice..don’t u no d higher d batteries d heavier d fone..
    They are looking for a way to make d fone lit and u are talking about heavy weight fone..d fone has so much in it and u don’t expect everything to b perfect as nothing in dis world we satisfy everyone.

    • You are wrong bro the size of a battery does not determined the weight battery might be big and has no weight small battery might have weight so adjust bro

  10. Battery is the problem of this phone if my pouvoir2 is 5000mah why should phantom 9 be 3500may? Please your battery.

    • To every production, there is a specific consumption. In dis industry there is no all in 1, is either u get dis or dat even both…cool. Phantom 9 is made for customers who live in an area of 24/7 power supply, and if ur case is different-light i mean-go for product with higher Mah. Kudos Tecno u guys are doing a gr8 job…keep it up.

  11. I have been waiting for this. I use a phantom 8 and would be willing to sell to anyone interested as long as I can get a hold of phantom 9. The price too is unstated.

  12. The phone is quite good, the battery and the processor are its main problems. The in display fingerprint is a big step up. But even with the AI function capability, larger ram, and bigger storage space, it will not compensate for the phone’s inability to last long without constantly recharging it or putting it on charge usage most of the time.However it is still a very good phone for pictures and music, just not so for heavy apps nor is it big game friendly.

  13. Thanks for the new beast (Phantom 9)
    I deeply appreciate the:
    Ram, Rom, In-display fingerprint & Android version
    1. the battery #3500# retrogrades me.
    2. I miss edge screens in Tecno phones
    3. In most cases tecno highend phones are almost similar in design and have slim changes in specs – somehow, this makes it a waste of money to only buy the advanced ram, rom and camera.

  14. The battery capacity is not my problem here, even with the 3500 mah they’re doing great.
    The real problem is that of upgrading, I’m using camon 11 pro and cannot upgrade to 9.0 till this moment while other phones with less quality are upgradable. I think they should do something about it.

  15. The phone is good, but the battery is too poor.
    Next phantom 9plus should carry at least 5000mah battery capacity.
    Ram 8GB,i love Tecno product so much,,,,,,,,,,,up Tecno family

  16. the 4G LTE speed is at 1Gigabit per second, this speed surpass many other brand high end phones, meanwhile is the battery size LOW, it could at least be 4000mAh

  17. Tecno Phantom is doing a great job but i think the way technology is moving with a fast speed,tecno has to beef up their game.
    The Phantom 9 is ok but the battery need to be stronger than it is now in order to meet the demand of customers.
    Tecno Phantom manufactures should be very proactive to bring new phones every year to meet the world stardard.

  18. You guys are very funny, everything about this phone is perfect with the price range, 6gb ram isn’t enough? 128gb rom? Wow for 77k,i got my Tecno Camon x pro for 78,500 and it’s 4gb ram and 64gb rom so I don’t know what you guys are talking about, after all Samsung s10’s battery is 3100 mah, I think the phone is worth it and it’s very cool with the specifications

  19. The device is absolutely a nice one with such an impressive features but underfuelled with low battery capacity. Please upgrade the battery capacity in the next version. Thanks

  20. phantom 9 is good produce phantom 9 Pro the battery is low the next factor please increase the battery to 4000 try to increase the RAM UP to 7 gig RAM and 8 RAM

  21. All specification of phantom 9 is good exept battery do ensure that upgrade the battery to at least 5000Amh.

  22. J’aimerais acheter cet appareils mais comment dois je faire je suis en Allemagne. Je veux acheter avec Mastercard

  23. I was planning to get mine tomorrow but i need to confirm how strong the battery life is before buying, moreso is this phantom 9 pro still coming to the market or not ?thanks an God bless us

  24. The phone is all right. But they are right. A big phone like phantom 9 should hold at least 4000 Mah. Also thanks for the fast charging. Pls try to add fast charge to your other phone products and upgrade them. E.g tecno spark series, puvoir series, e.t.c

  25. The phone is good ,and I believe Tecno will do well on the battery when I comes to the Phantom 9pro if their will be any at all…
    And for dose that said they’ll not buy Tecno phone again,what are they doing here

  26. I can’t seem to understand why tecno don’t always upgrade their battery is it that is is against the rules of the company or they are just being selfish.
    How can you give 3500mah to this machine how do you think somebody that buy it will enjoy the fone with the low battery capacity most especially in Nigeria.

  27. The phone is good for the price, you can’t expect everything inside one budget phone. Kudos to tecno because I’m really impressed with this. What I will just advise tecno is that they should work on their software upgrade, please make your phone upgradable for at least two(2) years android update.
    With good software optimization I think 3500mah is ok and can last you for a day usage. I really like Amoled from tecno it’s a good step up.

  28. Guys don’t be surprised that this 3500mAh battery capacity of tecno can last you for two days. They really tried in this phantom 9. Am still contemplating on which one to buy between the phantom 9 and the latest camon 12pro that was just launched last month. Both are almost the same.

  29. All the people who complain about the phantom 9 ‘s battery capacity, saying that it’s too low: have you ever have a phone company that produce actual phones? Did I ever use at least one of the phone you have produced? If not, then shut your mouth cuz tecno company is doing it’s best to produce high phone qualities at lower prices. Follow the instructions concerning the battery when you first get the phone is very useful. Plus, who knows exactly how phones and battery work. Inform yourself about all those thing before opening you mouth. Bravo tecno. You do a great job. I’m excited to see your next stop.

  30. Pls those already have used of phanton 9 my question is still about the battery capacity of 3500.and of that camon 12 with 5000,can this 3500 be last as 5000,because i need a battery that can hold power atleast for 2 days while working on varius medias.

  31. My phantom9 is becoming slow, data strength not very sharp, what should I do.
    Though it’s good with some other apps and features.

  32. Seriously, I thought the Phantom is the highest Techno phones, how come the Phantom 9 has some features(battery, camera, speed etc) lower than the camoms: you must reconsider some of your market strategies.
    You correct some of these by regular updates.


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