Tecno Phantom X2 (a.k.a. Tecno AD8) is the successor to the Phantom X. It is a refresh of Tecno’s flagship Phantom series with upgrades in the display, camera, and battery capacity. The series is also getting 5G. Tecno Phantom X2 features a 6.8-inch AMOLED display, 64MP triple rear camera, 32MP front camera, and 5160 mAh battery.
Tecno Phantom X2 Key Specs and Features
- 6.8 inches AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2340 pixels (~385 ppi), 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Android 12, HIOS 12
- Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm) Octa-Core Processor
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB Built-in Storage
- 64MP + 13MP + 2MP Triple Rear Cameras
- 32MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint Sensor (Under Display)
- 45W Fast Charging Capacity
- 5160 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Tecno Phantom X2 comes in a brilliant design with a curved display and aluminium frames. The Tecno phone is available in Stardust Gray and Moonlight Silver colors. The front is a bit reminiscent of the Galaxy Note 10 of years back.
You get a 6.8-inch AMOLED display in the front with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The display is very responsive with 120Hz refresh rate and is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. An under display fingerprint sensor is provided.
Tecno Phantom X2 features three cameras on the back. This is the same number of camera in the Phantom X, but the main camera has been bumped up from 50MP to 64 megapixels.
The 64 megapixels camera offers a wide-angle lens with an f/1.7 aperture and support for Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) and Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). The main camera is paired with a 13 megapixels ultrawide camera and a 2 megapixels camera.
You are sure to get good photos out of this android phone. You can also record 4K videos with the rear cameras.
The 5G phone sports a 32 megapixels front facing camera with a wide angle lens and f/2.5 aperture. The front camera can record full HD 1080p videos. Both the front and rear cameras has LED flash.
Like the more premium Tecno Phantom X2 Pro, the Phantom X2 AD8 features the Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm) chipset with an octa-core processor and a Mali-G710 MC10 GPU.
The processor is built on a tri-cluster architecture with a single core Cortex-X2 processor clocked at up to 3.05GHz, a tri-core Cortex-A710 processor clocked at up to 2.85GHz, and quad-core Cortex-A510 processor clocked at 1.8GHz.
You get a 8GB RAM and 256GB built-in storage. There is no card slot on this phone. The battery capacity has improved compared to the 2021 Phantom.
A 5160 mAh non-removable battery. The 45W fast charging capacity can charge the battery from zero to 54% in 20 minutes and can fully charge the battery in 60 minutes.
On the software side, the Tecno Phantom X2 is getting an upgrade with the HiOS 12 user interface running on the Android 12 operating system.
Tecno Phantom X2 features a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG (on-the-go) support, low-energy Bluetooth 5.3, and dual-band Wi-Fi. Tecno is dropping the 3.5mm audio jack on this one. This means no headphone jack for wired headphones. You will probably need a wireless earbud with this one.
Tecno is introducing 5G to the Phantom series with this model. You 5G for fast streaming and downloads.
Tecno Phantom X2 Price and Availability
Tecno Phantom X2 price in Nigeria starts at around 373,900 Naira. The Phantom X2 costs 39,999 INR in India, 67,999 KES in Kenya and 2,795 GHC in Ghana. It is available at leading retailers as well as online stores
The Phantom X2 was announced in December, 2022 and was available at retail outlets in January, 2023.
Tecno Phantom X2 AD8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Tecno Phantom X2 AD8:
- Platform: Android 12, HiOS 12
- Processor: Mediatek Dimensity 9000 (4 nm) Octa-core Processor (1×3.05 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
- GPU: Mali-G710 MC10
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Stardust Gray, Moonlight Silver
- Dimension: 164.6 x 72.7 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 203g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.8-inch AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 Pixels, ~93.3% screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 aspect ratio, ~387 ppi, 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (wide) f/1.7, PDAF, OIS + 13MP (ultrawide), f/2.2 + 2MP Triple Cameras
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR, 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
- Front Camera: 32MP (wide) f/2.5, LED Flash, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 256GB
- Memory Card Support: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: Yes, 5G bands 1, 3, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 71, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA/Sub6
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.3, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes (with FM recording)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (under display, optical)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: 5160mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 45W Fast Charging Capacity