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Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Phantom X

Tecno is a brand that has been releasing amazing budget phones in the last period. Despite it is not among the main smartphone manufacturer, the brand part of the Transsion group comes up with unique devices providing an incredible quality-price ratio. The names of these phones are strange as much as their specifications are awesome. This is a comparison between the specifications of two of the latest budget phones released by the company: Tecno Pova 2 and Tecno Phantom X. The first is one of the best battery phones in the market, while the latter is one of the best affordable camera phones. Through this comparison, you will discover the main differences between these handsets.

Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Phantom X

Design

While the Tecno Pova 2 has a cheap design, Tecno Phantom X comes with a premium design which reminds me a lot of the most expensive flagships. It has a curved edge-to-edge display making the phone very elegant, as well as a glass back protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5. The centrally-placed and rectangle-shaped camera module you can find on the rear side is not exactly the most elegant thing you can get on a phone in 2021, but overall, we can say that this device has a premium and beautiful design. This is helped by the screen-to-body ratio which is actually very high. The Tecno Pova 2 is made of polycarbonate and it has pretty high dimensions, so it is definitely not the perfect phone for those who love beautiful designs.

Display

The Tecno Phantom X has a very good display for a midrange phone. It is a Super AMOLED panel showing vibrant colors and deep blacks. The display has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, a diagonal of 6.7 inches, and a 90 Hz refresh rate. Last but not least, it has an in-display fingerprint reader. It is a way better panel than the one found on the Tecno Pova 2, but this device remains very interesting because it has one of the widest displays in the whole smartphone market. Tecno Pova 2 has a diagonal of 6.9 inches: not the dimensions of a tablet but we are not so far from it. Unfortunately, we are talking about an IPS LCD panel with a standard refresh rate, but it is enough for the price. The fingerprint reader of the Tecno Pova 2 is side-mounted.

Specs & Software

If you choose Tecno Phantom X, you also get a better hardware department. The phone is powered by the Helio G95 chipset paired with 8 GB of RAM and a whopping 256 GB of internal storage which you can furtherly expand with a micro SD dedicated slot. Tecno Phantom X is one of the affordable phones with the highest amount of internal storage. Tecno Pova 2 has the lower-end Helio G85 platform, up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage. Unfortunately, none of these phones supports the 5G connectivity. The handsets run Android 11 out of the box, with the HiOS custom skin on top.

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Camera

Despite it is just a midrange 4G phone, the camera department of the Tecno Phantom X is very close to the ones of high-end camera phones. On the rear side, it has a 50 MP main sensor with dual pixel and laser autofocus, a 13 MP telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom, and an 8 MP ultrawide camera. Further, it sports a dual front camera including a 48 MP main sensor and an 8 MP ultrawide camera: this means that Tecno Phantom X is one of the best phones to shoot selfies with. With a 48 MP main camera and three sensors with a 2 MP resolution, Tecno Pova 2 is just a low-end camera phone and it can not compete with its internal rival in any way.

Battery

Tecno Pova 2 has one of the biggest batteries in the whole Android panorama. With a capacity of 7000 mAh, it is able to provide outstanding battery life and it supports fast charging with a power of 18W. Tecno Phantom X still comes with a good 4700 mAh which charges faster with a power of 33W.

Price

Tecno Phantom X will hit the Indian market soon with a starting price tag of around Rs. 18,999, while Tecno Pova 2 is priced at Rs. 13,499. Tecno Phantom X wins this comparison if we only judge the phones by their specs sheets, but Tecno Pova 2 has a very high value for money and it offers a way longer battery life.

Tecno Pova 2 vs Tecno Phantom X: PROS and CONS

Tecno Pova 2

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PROS

  • Very wide display
  • Huge battery
  • Good price

CONS

  • Dimensions
  • Inferior cameras

 

Tecno Phantom X

PROS

  • Great rear cameras
  • Dual selfie camera
  • AMOLED display
  • Faster charging

CONS

  • Smaller battery
Product Name

Tecno Pova 2

Tecno Phantom X

Product Image Tecno Pova 2 Tecno Phantom X
Price $187.00 $170.00
Our Rating 9.4 9.3
Brand Tecno Tecno
Category Mobiles Mobiles

Launch

Announced 2021, June 03 2021, June 24
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, June 11 Coming soon. Exp. release 2021, July

Network

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE bands LTE LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
GPRS <strong>GPRS</strong> (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
EDGE <strong>EDGE</strong> (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.

Body

Dimensions 173.3 x 78.8 x 9.6 mm (6.82 x 3.10 x 0.38 in) 163.5 x 73.8 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
Weight 185g -
Build Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back Glass front, glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) IPS LCD, 480 nits Super AMOLED, 90Hz
Size 6.9 inches, 113.1 cm2 (~82.8% screen-to-body ratio) 6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (~91.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2460 pixels (~389 ppi density) 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~385 ppi density)
Multitouch Multi-touch refers to the capability of a touchscreen (or a touchpad) to recognize two or more points of contact on the surface concurrently.

Platform

OS <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 11, HIOS 7.6 Android 11, HIOS 7.6
Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm) Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Mali-G52 MC2 Mali-G76 MC4

Memory

RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4 GB, 6 GB 8 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64 GB, 128 GB 256 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. microSDXC (dedicated slot) Unspecified

Camera

Main Camera <strong>Camera</strong> is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. Quad

48 MP, f/1.9, (wide), PDAF
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
2 MP, (depth)
Triple

50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.3", 1.2µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF
13 MP, 50mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Selfie Camera Single

8 MP, f/2.0
Dual

48 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm
8 MP, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0", 1.12µm
Camera Features Quad-LED flash Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected] [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]

Media

Audio Playback Yes Yes
Video Playback Yes Yes
Video Out Yes Yes
Ring Tones Yes Yes
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
Handsfree Yes Yes

Features

Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity

Connectivity

WLAN <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with A-GPS, GALILEO, BDS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Radio FM radio FM radio
USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Infrared Port <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
Headphone Jack Yes Yes

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 7000 mAh 4700 mAh
Fast Charging 18W 33W, 70% in 30 min (advertised)
Placement Non-removable Non-removable

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