Phantom A3 (AIII) series: Review and Spec

Phantom A3 (AIII) series: Review and Spec

The latest Tecno phablet will go down the history book as the first TECNO android phone to come with preinstalled blackberry messenger (BBM). Notably a feasible upgrade of Phantom AII phablet, Phantom AIII comes with incredibly great features that will stun any geek considering its affordable price tag.

As custom demands, of course, the device has a dual SIM support. Making it extremely marketable in Nigeria and Africa at large. Below, we shall consider the features, rating and price tag of this awesome phablet.

General Information

2G Network: GSM 900 / 1800
3G Network: HSDPA 2100
4G Network: Absent
SIM: Dual mini SIM
Status: Available December 2013

Body

Dimensions 160 x 82 x 8.9mm
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors White, Black, Yellow
Cover Plastic

Display

Type Capacitive touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size 6.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 245 pixels per inch (PPI)

Memory And OS

The product  comes with internal memory of 16GB which is an  upgrade compared to the 4GB find in the predecessor AII.  The phone can support memory card storage up to 32GB for that extra space.

Like the predecessors, the phablet comes with the traditional Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 OS which has become a second nature to Techno Android in 2013.

It has a Processors speed of 1.5GHz.  Quad-core CPU, MediaTek MT6589 chipset and 1GB of RAM

Audio

Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack

Connectivity

2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 22.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G: Absent
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WIFI hotspot, WIFI direct, dual-band
Bluetooth Version 3.0
GPS A-GPS
NFC: Absent
USB MicroUSB v2.0

Camera

The product  comes with  amazing 13.0MP AF back camera,  up to 4128×3096-pixel pictures, Geo-tagging, auto focus, face detection camera with LED flash. The front camera is 8.0MP AF front camera,  up to 3264×2448 pixel pictures with BSI sensor.

The video recording is also worth knowing: 1080p@60fps

Battery

Capacity 2630mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by: N/a
Talk time: N/a
Music play: N/a

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– SNS integration
– MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– FM radio
– Image viewer
– Voice memo/dial/command
– Predictive text input
– Google Search, Whatsapp, Google Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Facebook, Whatsapp

Price When Rated:

$250$235
Our Rating: 4.0

Operating System:

OS Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

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