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.
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.