Both the Tecno Phantom 9 and Infinix Note 6 are great mid-range smartphones from there respective brands, they both have a host of great features worth talking about. Here we will compare the devices to see what they have to offer their price value.
Tecno Phantom 9 was launched as the first Tecno device to feature the on-screen fingerprint scanner which is a new cutting edge technology. While the Infinix Note 6 on the other hand features an in-house X-pen for the first time in the Note-series of Infinix lineup.
The Infinix Note 6 and Tecno Phantom 9 came with great focus triple rear cameras with artificial intelligence. They also have many similarities but we will be looking at their differences to know the one that has more to offer in terms of specifications so let’s get to it.
Design and Display
The two devices were finished with smooth plastic body, the Note 6 uses 18:9 screen aspect ratio with no notch design while the Phantom 9 boasts a 19:9 screen aspect ratio with a dot-notch design in the display.
Infinix Note 6 is available in three different color options; Black, Rose Gold and Deep Blue colors.
The Phantom 9 is sold in just one elegant color which is the Lapland Aurora.
Coming down to the display, Tecno Phantom 9 sports a 6.4-inch display with resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, whereas the Infinix Note 6 hosts a slightly smaller display size of 6.01 inches with a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.
Processor and Software
Infinix Note 6 is pre-installed with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with the company’s XOS on top, Tecno Phantom 9 packs the same Android 9.0 Pie but with the company’s HiOS.
Tecno Phantom 9 is packed with 6GB slapped on 128GB ROM for maximum storage capacity, the storage can be expanded using a micro SD card, the device treats you to a Qualcomm Octa-core 2.35 GHz processor.
Infinix Note 6 is packed with 4GB that combines with a 64GB ROM for best phone storage purposes, the storage space can be expanded using a micro SD card, the device treats you to a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 , Qualcomm processor. Both phones have an external storage option of up to 256GB with micro SD card.
For photography, Tecno Phantom 9 hosts an impressive triple camera setup on the back – sporting a 16MP + 2MP + 8MP triple AI cameras at the with sufficient ring flash while the Infinix Note 6 pulls a 16MP triple camera setup with artificial intelligence features and dual LED flash.
Another 16MP sensor sits in front of the Infinix Note 6 device with a single LED flash. The Tecno Phantom 9 uses an 32MP front camera with no room for its own LED flash, both devices didn’t come with the face unlock technology.
Battery and Extras
In the battery department, Infinix Note 6 has an upper hand with it’s homogeneous 4,000 mAh battery and quick charge function, while Tecno Phantom 9 carries a bit smaller 3,500 mAh battery on the inside.
The two smartphones from Tecno and Infinix are 4G enabled with dual Micro SIM capacity with dual standby, they both have their fingerprint scanner at the back and supports OTG connection via micro USB.
Price and Availability
Tecno Phantom 9 is available in both offline and online markets, price listed here is the official price but it can vary based on your location and the vendor you’re buying from. Tecno Phantom 9 price in Nigeria is around NGN 76,000 (210 USD), see where to buy below;
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Infinix Note 6 is available in both offline and online markets, price listed here is the official price but it can lower or higher depending on your location and the vendor you’re buying from. Infinix Note 6 price in Nigeria is around NGN 67,000 (185 USD), see where to buy below;
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Tecno Phantom 9 vs Infinix Note 6 – Specs Comparison
Tecno Phantom 9
Infinix Note 6
|Body Cover||Plastic cover||Plastic cover|
|Display Size||6.4 inches FHD+ (2340 by 1080)||6.01 inches HD+ (2160 by 1080)|
|Display Build||19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved Glass with Dot-notch||18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved Glass without Notch|
|SIM Capacity||Dual SIM with 4G||Dual SIM with 4G|
|OS Version||Android 9.0 Pie with HiOS||Android 9.0 Pie with XOS 5.0|
|RAM and Memory||6GB RAM and 128GB ROM||4GB RAM and 64GB ROM|
|CPU and Speed||Octa-core 2.3 GHz||Octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Chipset||MediaTek P35 chipset|
|Back Camera||16MP + 2MP + 8MP triple cameras with ring LED flash||Triple 16MP with dual ring LED flash|
|Front Camera||32 MP without LED flash.||16 MP with front flash|
|Finger Print||Yes(On-screen)||Yes(back Mounted)|
|Battery||3,500 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Face ID Unlock||NO||NO|
|Extras||NO stylus pen||In-house X-pen|
|Price Range||76,000 naira (210 USD)||67,000 naira (185 USD)|
|Where to buy||Nigeria – Buy Now
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The two smartphones here are really worth all the hype they have gotten in the past, their designs are quite trendy and they sport an up to date Android operating system out of the box.
It all comes down to what you want in a smartphone. The on-screen fingerprint scanner remains in top list of things I’d love to check in a smartphone so I’m going with the Tecno Phantom 9 although it is slightly more expensive What is your own verdict of the phones and choice? Let us know in the comment section.
Other Phones to Consider
Oppo K5 is another great mid-ranger with 19:9 aspect ratio, four cameras and the on-screen fingerprint technology. If require something more premium from these two brands, you might want to check out some of their phones: Tecno Camon 12 Air, Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus, Infinix Hot 8 and Infinix Zero 6.
Nothing is tough to be decided here…
Before buying a phone, refer to the reviews and compare things like the chipset, the refresh rates, chipset frequency, no of System update.
Don’t focus over the camera or screen inches….. Those are important Yes… But the first ones determines how long your phone is going to last before being needed to be replaced due to sluggishness, provided you don’t break/brick it.
Now that’s being said….
1 – Tecno Phantom 9 is slow right out of the box. this is unnoticable to the normal person eye, but to those used to flagships and good mid-range ones, it’s pretty obvious. And everything is sometimes in the boot time.
2 – The Under-Screen finger print scanner is slow on the Tecno. So on the long run, you’ll wanna avoid that kind of Security cause it won’t help with the sluggishness.
3 – According to people who’d use it and tech. reviewers, it’s not worth the hype.
If you want to go for this Sub-brand (Cause yes, Itel, Tecno and Infinix are all brands belonging to Transsion Mobile), better go for the Note Series or the Zero Ones.
and I would have given a shot to the Infinix Note 6 because I’d use a Note 3, and it’s been 2 years. If not thanks to those guys on scooter who tried to snatch my phone, it’ll would have still been in good condition.
Only Issues i got were
– Apps got heavier to manage, so despite the 3Gb of RAM, it could freeze for 1 minute due to many apps in Background.
Personnally i’ll wait for a proper Note or Zero Version with at least a Snapdragon 750+ Chipset before buying it again, so as to experience a proper upgrade.
well phantom 9 has the onscreen finger print as stated above which gives it more hype. Phantom 9 will serve more
The Infinix has a better battery and the Tecno has a better camera. Tough to decide
These phones are quite affordable. And the design on the phantom is cool
Not much difference between them. I’ll pick the phantom because of the big screen