Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 | Knowing The Best Buy

The arrival of smartphones brands like Xiaomi and other top competitors in the budget space has made the competition a bit tougher. A smartphone market formerly headed by smartphones from Transsion holdings is about to get a new king. For a very long time, we all thought smartphones from Transsion were the best we could ever get, budget-wise. Thanks to the competition, smartphones in Nigeria, just Got cheaper. In this article. we shall explore a comprehensive comparison Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, to further buttress my point.

Smartphones from the Tecno Phantom series, are known to be the most expensive smartphones Tecno manufactures. This is due to the fact that Smartphones from the Tecno Phantom series are the most Top-spec. Despite being the most expensive smartphone Tecno makes, Smartphones from the Tecno Phantom series are still budget, by world standard. In this comparison, we compare the all-new Tecno Phantom 9, to a smartphone that offers higher specs at a lower price, when compared to the Tecno Phantom 9. without wasting much time, let’s dive into this comparison.

Tecno Phantom 9 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Tecno Phantom 9 Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
6.4-inch, FHD AMOLED display. 2340 x 1080 6.26-inch, IPS display1080 x 2340
MediaTek Helio P35 Octa-core processor Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
Android 9.0 Pie Android 9.0 Pie
6GB 4GB
64GB or 128GB 64GB
16MP Primary camera + 2MP Depth camera + 8MP Wide Angle camera 48MP + 5MP camera
32MP Selfie Camera 13 MP Selfie camera
3500 mAh Non-removable Battery 4000 mAh Non-removable battery
77,000 Naira 68,000 Naira

Design & Display comparison

When it comes to design, both smartphones actually share a very similar layout. The major difference in design here if you ask me, is the extra camera on the Tecno Phantom 9. Both smartphones feature gradient polycarbonate covering, and a dot notch on the front, with minimal bezels below.

On the Tecno Phantom 9, you have a polycarbonate covering on the rear, with a gradient design. On top of this polycarbonate covering, you have a triple camera system, a camera flash below, the phantom and Tecno branding follows. Upfront on the Tecno Phantom 9, you have a full HD AMOLED display, with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080. This display has a dot notch. Beneath it, you have a minimal bezel. Speaker, USB C port and headphone jack are placed at the bottom of the device. The Tecno Phantom 9 doesn’t feature a fingerprint sensor on the rear, instead, it features an in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Switch over to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, you have a similar setup. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a polycarbonate covering on the rear, with a gradient design. Ontop this gradient rear covering, you have dual cameras, a camera flash, fingerprint sensor, and the Redmi logo. Switch the device to get a front view, you are greeted with a 6.26 inch IPS display, with a screen resolution of 2340 x 1080. There is a dot notch in this display. Beneath the display, you have minimal bezels too. Similar to the Tecno Phantom 9, the I/O is placed on the bottom.

Tecno Phantom 9 Vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Camera comparison

On the camera side of things, the Tecno Phantom 9 appears to be more sophisticated, because of the presence of a triple rear camera system, unlike the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. IF the absence of a wide-angle camera isn’t a deal-breaker for you, the Tecno Phantom 9 may not be the best smartphone camera here.

The Tecno Phantom 9 has a triple rear camera system, featuring a 16MP primary camera, 2MP Depth camera, 8MP Wide Angle camera. This is the first time, Tecno is featuring a wide-angle camera, in its smartphone. If you ask me, It’s a welcome development, totally worth it. Wide-angle photos are lit. You are able to capture more objects in your photograph. The Tecno Phantom 9 has a 32MP selfie camera, aided by two front flashes, for bright selfies.

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On the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, you have a 48MP primary camera and a 5MP depth camera, for portrait shots. There is no wide-angle camera here, unlike the Tecno Phantom 9. Despite the fact that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a 48MP camera, you are not getting the full sensor for use, the chipset featured on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 doesn’t allow it make use of the full potential of the camera sensor. Nevertheless, you are promised excellent shots from the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7.  If you want an even more impressive photograph from the rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, you can install the GCAM mod camera, something the Tecno Phantom 9 doesn’t support.  Still on cameras on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 features a 13MP front-facing camera for selfies. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 doesn’t feature a selfie flash, instead makes use of a screen flash, to brighten photos.

Hardware & Software Comparison

The chances of a smartphone emerging the winner of the budget king title are hinged on the hardware power it offers under the budget. The difference in price, between the Phantom 9 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is quite negligible.

The Tecno Phantom 9, as you might already expect from a budget midrange, the Tecno Phantom 9 packs in some good specs, that would help you carry out regular processes, without lag. The Tecno Phantom 9 features a Mediatek Helio P35, 6GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 128GB of internal storage and a 3500MAH battery.

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The Tecno Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is no slack either. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 4000MAH battery.

In case you are confused about which processor is better, between the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and the MediaTek Helio P35, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 is a better processor. According to versus.com, The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 has internet speed, courtsey its integrated LTE and also higher RAM speed. So in this case, despite the extra 2GB RAM featured on the Tecno Phantom 9, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 may actually be faster in doing tasks.

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Both smartphones run their individual user interface, on top of the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

 Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Price Comparison

As hinted above, the price difference on both smartphones is very Negligible. The price difference isn’t a deal-breaker at all, due to the fact that it is negligible. The Tecno Phantom 9 costs around 77,000 Naira, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 costs around 68,000 Naira.

Verdict

The Tecno Phantom 9 or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, which of them should you purchase? what are the deal breakers? Fact is both smartphones are excellent. But with a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, bigger battery, MiUi and lots more, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 should be your choice here. 

There you have it – a comprehensive comparison Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7. If you have any contributions, feel free to drop them in the comment section below.

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