By Chekwas Ojike / FeaturedMobile & tablet TipsReviews / / 14 Comments

5 reasons why you may not fall in Love with Tecno Phantom A1 for long! #REAVELED!

Yes, together with the world, #Mymobnet joined to celebrate the arrival of the long awaited Tecno F7 AKA Phantom A1, we rejoiced especially considering the fact that the price was not that bad as at the time of its release, but now we MUST face reality and call a spade a spade.

Of course i must re-iterate here that Tecno Phantom A1 is a great phone and Tecno Mobile no doubt has created a niche in the developing country mobile market, not a few users have been satisfied with their products so I here re-affirm my love for this Chinese firm that almost single-handedly turned everything around.

Better we are committed here at Mymobnet! to enlighten our reader in an unsentimental way. Tecno F7 deserves the praise around the internet BUT Phantom A1 is by all length no close to that perfect Android you have been looking for! Sadly though.

Tecno F7 Phatom A1 Android phone
Tecno F7 Phatom A1 Android phone

CAUTION: If you are new to Android, you may find the f7 the solution to everything you wanted from a phone, that’s good for you. But for the expert users, consider these great short comings of the most celebrated Tecno Phantom A1:

  • Screen and display: Yes, the F7 has got a 720*1280 HD display which is a great but the poor LCD technology of the display will not give you that sharp contrast and rich colour display that you want. A picture on the Phantom A1 looks smooth but not rich in colour contrast. What happened to AMOLED display or Retina eye and the rest of the innovations of our time in screen display? The screen of every phone is about the 40% of the cost of the phone! The Price of the F7 is much compared to its poor screen.
  • A less sensitive touch screen: Still on the screen of the Phantom A1, We state it here that this Android device poorly senses the movement of your finger when you try to scroll or swipe sideways. Worst still, you will hate touching the screen of this phone when you plug in your ear piece! L oh, Tecno why this trash from your recent innovation? We love you so much and we write this only to let you know that we want an improvement in this highly competitive market.
  • A reduced price: The price of Tecno Phantom A1 which is presently within the range of N32 to N35K across the nation is simply not worth what we get at all. I know you would think that this price is great for a duo core phone with an 8MP camera, but believe me, many better Android phones( names with held for competition sake) have recently flooded the market and you will certainly regret ever buying a Phantom A1. F7 should be sold at slightly above N25K if it must thrive for long in this market.
  • A 5 ‘’ Screen: The screen of the Phantom A1 isn’t up to 5 inches. I personally prefer its present size but it should be stated clearly on their official specs that the screen isn’t simply up to 5’’ (compare with Tecno n7) for goodness sake! Why deceive some of your buyers?
  • A poor Camera: Yes we know that the F7 camera is 8MP secondary with flash, at least it’s stated on the back of the phone, but the quality of photo taken don’t look like one. The flash is almost useless in the night/dark and doesn’t appear like a 8MP camera at all.

 

Yes, we Love Tecno and the f7 and we can still recommend it to some of our fans but we yearn for an improvement, that’s why we wrote this. The Benchmark test of the phone compared with some other ‘cheap’ brand is very poor. Oh! I didn’t even mention the low network band and…Anyway I don’t want to affect greatly the market of my best loved Mobile phone manufacturer.

14 Comments

  • Chukwueze John Toochi

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  • Adesanya Babzmanuel Adewale

    Your reasons were rather so destructive than constructive,& i’m rlly saddened by dat. And dnt 4get dat d phantom has a perfect screen guard which may slightly affect d performance of d fone. Why not remove d guard & re-run ur review. How dare u ask 4 d price to come down to as low as 25k at dis time habaa,have a little conscience now!!!
    When samsung galaxy note 1st came out,it was above 100k,was it worth d price,wt all its features?
    Tecno has rlly tried a lot by forcing all these big names 2 slash down their price.

  • Chekwas Ojike

    Dear Adesanya,
    I read and published your comment. I see how sad you are and I even stated it in the review that some will not be happy with what am about to write.
    But we MUST face reality. I’m a great fan of Tecno. But gone are the days when we compared Tecno price to that of Samsung. We now compare their price to that of other China droids like Infinix and Gionee. Wake up! Don’t be a die hard fan.
    Today we have stronger phones with AMOLED and quad core and 5” screen, etc that is only sold for N32k.

    The price is competitive and a review as this wakes Tecno up!

  • I Love Android devices

    Dear Adesanya,
    I read and published your comment. I see how sad you are and I even stated it in the review that some will not be happy with what am about to write.
    But we MUST face reality. I’m a great fan of Tecno. But gone are the days when we compared Tecno price to that of Samsung. We now compare their price to that of other China droids like Infinix and Gionee. Wake up! Don’t be a die hard fan.
    Today we have stronger phones with AMOLED and quad core and 5” screen, etc that is only sold for N32k.

    The price is competitive and a review as this wakes Tecno up!

  • Chukwueze John Toochi

    Please which phone has AMOLED, quad core, 5 inch @32k.. And where can I get it

  • I Love Android devices

    Am doing a review which I shall post soon

  • Adesanya Babzmanuel Adewale

    @mobnet, This ur so called infinix and gionee, hw long hv they bn tested and proven? how many of their offices do we hv around where u can easily access technical assistance,can u easily come by their accessories, do they hv care centres across d nations like Tecno?
    Those are d things u shld also consider too b4 being too hard on these guys.
    Of cos everybody needs a great device at d lowest price,but then stop discouraging people on my sleek phantom,which i will definitely upgrade frm when Tecno comes out wt another killer and not ur infinix and gio-whatever

  • santiagocarz

    All this things you write about tecno f7 are nonsense,ŦЂƐ phone worth ŦЂƐ price and beside, if its samsung,htc or lg that built a phone with that same features it will be up ‡☺ 80k, so Man stop underating this pple good work

  • Asiegbu Gideon

    First Of All @ MOB,Tecno is Korean(same as LG,Huawei,etc.) One Question! Are we going backward OR foreward? I think you measure the 1.Price&2. Standard with other notable Droids,not with the NEWCOMERS(Lowenders). So PLEASE, Tecno HAS impressed us all. We’d like to encourage them. They were able to emerge from their own black hole,sooner than later,they will go Fully international. Good Job Anyways 😉 Thats ONLY coz you’re an android fan… 🙂

  • I Love Android devices

    Hi Asiegbu,
    I get you, but I wasn’t talking about them being International or not and I WILL not compare them with Samsung, etc. in this way, that won’t be wise. Did you forget that we love #Tecno here and we oft promote them?
    But we are into this so we know what we wrote, but believe me, its hard to stand the criticism of what you love so much, so the reaction is normal.

  • Chukwueze John Toochi

    Hey Guys, review is not about hiding your findings in a particular product because you fan them or something, But finding out something nd tell people exactly what your findings are, whether good or bad. Nd the guy just received TECNO F7 nd give us his findings so that we will know exactly what we are getting with our money. So it’s left for you to decide if you are going to buy it or not.. So why persecution him? Nd perhaps this is not the first TECNO phone he has revealed, so is not that he is being partial… So guys let him be

  • trae_z

    I agree with the author. Get the Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 with similar but all round superior specs for N34k
    Or upgrade a little to the Samsung Galaxy Core I8260 for N40k

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  • CELE

    Pls which is better GioneeE3 or Techno D9, kindly advice i want to buy one very soon. M any thanks.

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