Tecno Phantom X2 and Tecno Phantom X2 Pro are Android-based smartphones manufactured, released and marketed by Tecno Mobile as part of the phantom sub-brand. The devices were unveiled during an event held on 20 January 2023 as successors to Tecno Phantom X.

Tecno Phantom X2
Tecno Phantom X2 Pro Premier
Back of Tecno Phantom X2 Pro
BrandTecno Phantom
ManufacturerTecno Mobile
SeriesPhantom X2
ModelAD8 (Phantom X2)
AD9 (Phantom X2 Pro)
Compatible networks2G, 3G, 4G, 5G
First released20 January 2023; 16 months ago (2023-01-20)
PredecessorTecno Phantom X
RelatedTecno Phantom V Flip
TypePhablet
Form factorSlate
Dimensions
  • Phantom X2:
    164.6 mm (6.48 in) H
    72.7 mm (2.86 in) W
    8.9 mm (0.35 in) D
  • Phantom X2 Pro:
    164.6 mm (6.48 in) H
    72.7 mm (2.86 in) W
    9 mm (0.35 in) D
Mass
  • Phantom X2: 203 g (7.2 oz)
  • Phantom X2 Pro: 201 g (7.1 oz)
Operating systemAndroid 12 with HiOS 12
System-on-chipMediaTek Dimensity 9000
CPUOcta-core, (1×3.05 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.85 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPUMali-G710 MC10
Memory
  • Phantom X2: 4/8 GB RAM
  • Phantom X2 Pro: 4/12 GB RAM
Storage
  • UFS 3.1
  • 64/128/256 GB
Removable storageNone
Battery5160 mAh
Charging45W wired
Display
SoundLoudspeaker
Rear camera
  • Phantom X2: 64 MP, f/1.7, (wide), 1/1.7", 0.8 μm, PDAF, OIS
    13 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/1.3", 1.12 μm, AF
    2MP
  • Phantom X2 Pro: 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.3", 1.2 μm, PDAF
    50 MP, f/1.5, 65 mm (telephoto), 1/2.7", 0.64 μm, PDAF, 2.5x optical zoom, retractable lens
    13 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/1.3", 1.12 μm, AF
Front camera
  • Phantom X2 and Phantom X2 Pro: 32 MP, f/2.5 (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8 μm
Connectivity
Data inputsSensors:

Other:

WebsiteTecno Phantom X2 & Tecno Phantom X2 Pro
References[1][2]

The Phantom X2 and Phantom X2 Pro is an upgraded version of Phantom X, coming with different features, including the OS, camera, design and battery. The phone has received generally favorable reviews, with critics mostly noting the performance, bigger battery and fast charging capacity.[3][4][5]

Design

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The Phantom X2 and Phantom X2 Pro come with the same design. The phones are fitted with a glass back and a front glass that is covered by Gorilla Glass Victus and an aluminum frame. Both devices come with a camera module that is placed centrally on the rear cover. The display of both phones features a punch hole placed centrally for the front camera.[6][7][8]

Colours of the devices
Phantom X2[9] Phantom X2 Pro[10]
Color Name Color Name
Stardust Gray Stardust Gray
Moonlight Silver Mars Orange

Specifications

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Hardware

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Chipsets

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Both devices utilize the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 system-on-chip.[11][12]

Display

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Both devices feature an AMOLED display with 1080p support and a display size of 6.8-inches. They utilize an optical in-screen fingerprint sensor. The devices have a curved-edge display with an OLED panel and support a 120 Hz refresh rate. They feature a 1080 × 2400 resolution with a 20:9 aspect ratio.[13][8]

Storage

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The Phantom X2 offers 4/8 GB of RAM, while the Phantom X2 Pro offers 4/12 GB of RAM. Both devices come with 64/128/256 GB of internal storage and lack a microSD card slot.[14][15]

Battery

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The devices contain a non-removable 5160 mAh Li-Po battery, supporting wired charging over USB-C at up to 45W.[9][10]

Connectivity

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The phones support 5G network, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Bluetooth 5.3.[9][10]

Cameras

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Camera specs on both devices
Models Phantom X2[6][9] Phantom X2 Pro[7][10]
Wide 64 MP, f/1.7, 1/1.7", 0.8 μm, PDAF, OIS 50 MP, f/1.9, 1/1.3", 1.2 μm, PDAF
Ultrawide 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/1.3", 1.12 μm, AF 13 MP, f/2.2, 1/1.3", 1.12 μm, AF
Telephoto 50 MP, f/1.5, 65 mm, 1/2.7", 0.64 μm, PDAF
Depth 2 MP
Front 32 MP, f/2.5, 1/2.8", 0.8 μm

The Phantom X2 has a 64 MP wide sensor, a 13 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor, while the Phantom X2 Pro has a 50 MP wide sensor, a 13 MP ultrawide sensor and a 50 MP telephoto sensor with 2.5x optical zoom and a retractable lens. The front-facing camera of both devices uses a 32 MP sensor.[9][10]

Supported video modes
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The Tecno Phantom X2 series supports the following video modes:[6][7]

Software

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Both devices run on Android 12 based software overlay HiOS 12 at launch, and come bundled with a slew of apps like IDA Engine 3.0, Aurora Engine, Ella 2.0 and Welife among others.[16][17]

Reception

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Harish Jonnalagadda from Android Central awarded the Phantom X2 Pro 3.2 stars out of 5, noting that the device "gets a lot right on the hardware side of things". Praise was directed towards the design, operating system, back camera with retractable portrait lens and battery. However, the software lack of refinement was criticized, while noting that "the phone will not get platform updates on time".[18]

Adam Z. Lein from Pocketnow praised the Phantom X2 Pro for its camera, while noting that the device is "a nice entry into the competition as TECNO's flagship".[19]

My Mobile India awarded the Phantom X2 4.5 stars out of 5, noting that the device "is a worthy example with which the company hopes to branch out into flagship territory".[20]

Tech Arena24 praised the Phantom X2 Pro for its camera sensors and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. However, the lack of IP68 water and dust resistance rating, OIS stabilization, wireless charging, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, a brighter screen and up to three years of software update plan were criticized.[21]

Oscar Frank praised the Phantom X2 Pro for its design, camera and processor while noting that the device is a "super smartphone from Tecno, if not the best they have to date". He however criticized the device for its speaker and microphone.[22]

References

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  1. ^ "Phantom X2". Mobile Phantom.
  2. ^ "Phantom X2 Pro". Mobile Phantom.
  3. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Review". Unite4buy. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  4. ^ Ali, Shumail (8 December 2022). "Tecno unveils Phantom X - its first premium phone with 50MP main and 48MP selfie cameras". Tech Wafer. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  5. ^ Eshiet, Collins (31 December 2022). "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro could break records in mobile photography". TechCity. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  6. ^ a b c "Tecno Phantom X2 review". GSMArena. 16 December 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  7. ^ a b c "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro review". GSMArena. 7 December 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  8. ^ a b Ingelido, Michele (14 January 2023). "Tecno Phantom X2 vs Tecno Phantom X2 Pro: Specs Comparison". GizmoChina. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Tecno Phantom X2 - Full phone specifications". GSMArena. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  10. ^ a b c d e "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro - Full phone specifications". GSMArena. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  11. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro Specs & Price in Nigeria". Techblet. 16 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  12. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Specs & Price in Nigeria". Techblet. 16 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  13. ^ Sudarshan (7 December 2022). "Tecno Phantom X2 Series Launched: Retractable Camera, Dimensity 9000 Chip, Curved Display, and More". GizmoChina. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  14. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2". GizmoChina. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  15. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro". GizmoChina. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  16. ^ "TECNO Phantom X2 Launched in India- Price, Key Specifics, Color, Availability & More". My Mobile India. 3 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  17. ^ Yadav, Arin (5 January 2023). "Tecno PHANTOM X2 review, specifications and price". Sekin. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  18. ^ Jonnalagadda, Harish (7 December 2022). "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro review: Intriguing design, irksome software". Android Central. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  19. ^ Lein, Adam Z. (7 December 2022). "TECNO Phantom X2 Pro 5G Review". Pocketnow. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  20. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Review: Technical Finesse at its Finest". My Mobile India. 9 January 2023. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  21. ^ "Tecno Phantom X2 Pro Review: A good phone you should not buy". Tech Arena24. 7 December 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  22. ^ Frank, Oscar (20 January 2023). "TECNO Phantom X2 Pro 5G Review - The iPhone Killer?". YouTube. Retrieved 24 January 2023.