Tecno Telecoms, the company behind the Phantom series has launched a new device called the A3 in this range. The Phantom A3 is the successor of the Tecno Phantom A2 which was launched sometime back, and had specifications similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The Tecno Phantom A3 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, and features 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T processor. The device runs on the same processor that powers devices like the Karbonn S7 and Xolo Q1000S. With a 6 inch touch screen with 720×1280 pixels display, the device has a true phablet look.

Quick Review

The Tecno Phantom A3 supports both 2G, and 3G. It uses mini SIM technology, and supports dual SIM with dual standby mode. The device features a plastic body, and is just 8.9mm thick. With 245 PPI display, the screen of the Phantom A3 is particularly good.

In camera, the device has 13MP rear camera with LED flash, and auto focus. The rear camera supports 1080p video recording at the rate of 30 frames per second. The camera also supports geo tagging, and face detection. One major advantage of the device is it’s great 8MP front camera, which is perfect for video calling.

Tecno Phantom A3 features 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory. As usual, the device supports microSD card up to 32GB. In connectivity options, the device supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, microUSB, GPS with A-GPS, 2G, 3G, and WiFi Hotspot. Although the doesn’t support features like NFC, but for a budget phone these connectivity options are quite nice.

Tecno Phantom A3 price in Nigeria

The Phantom A3 comes with 2600mAh battery, that gives it around 1-2 days of battery backup on normal usage. The device comes with pre-installed apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, and Gmail. It also supports FM radio.

Tecno Phantom A3 Features

  • 6 inch display with 720×1280 pixels resolution and 245 PPI.
  • 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T processor.
  • 1GB RAM, and 16GB internal memory with support for microSD card upto 32GB.
  • 13MP rear camera with LED flash, auto focus, and support for recording 1080p videos.
  • 8MP front camera.
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, microUSB, GPS with A-GPS, 2G, 3G, and WiFi Hotspot.
  • 8.9mm thick.
  • Support for dual SIM with dual standby.
  • 2600mAh battery.

Tecno Phantom A3 Specifications

Release dateDecember 2013
Form factorTouchscreen Phablet
Dimensions (mm)160x82x8.9mm
Weight (g)NA
Battery capacity (mAh)2600
Removable batteryYes
ColoursWhite and Black
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)6 inch
TouchscreenYes
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels
Processor1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T
RAM1GB
Internal Memory16GB
Rear Camera13MP
Front Camera5MP
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2.2
WiFiYes
BluetoothYes
GPSYes with A-GPS
NFCNo
InfraredNo
DLNANo
HDMINo
Headphones Supported3.5mm audio jack
FM RadioYes
USB SupportmicroUSB
SIM CardYes
SIM Typemini SIM
2GYes, GSM 900/1800
3GYes, HSPDA 2100
SensorsNA

Tecno Phantom A3 Price

The Tecno Phantom A3 is aimed towards the Nigerian market, and it has been priced at around Nigerian Naira 45,000 to Nigerian Naira 48,000 on various stores. This is equal to almost $283 or INR 17,000. Considering the specifications of the device, the device seems to be a good buy, but as it has 6 inch display, it is good for those who are looking for devices with large screen.

7 Responses

  1. Msk

    Krishan, i’ve read a great deal of reviews from a number of websites; yours has been the most helpful of all. Incidentally, how is the quality of its video recording? Some reviewers say the 1 GB RAM is a bit frustrating; what is your take on this?

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  2. Hari

    The features of the Tecno Phantom A3 look quite tempting to me, I think I’ll have to buy the device…

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  3. Krishan

    I have this mobile, here is my review of the mobile -

    The box pack is really nice, the device is properly boxed, and it comes with all the proper accessories, including ear phones.

    The screen of the device is the best thing, it is really nice, the text is sharp, but one thing that is bad is that this device doesn’t support NFC.

    I watched some movies in HD and they ran well. Also, the device has proper camera, which has good quality.

    So overall, it is a 8.5 out of 10 device.

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  4. Jak

    Nice review, but sir, is the price in nigeria of the device correct ? I want to buy it now.

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