This round up compares iPhone 7 Vs Tecno Phantom 6 and everything you should know about the Apple iPhone and Tecno flagship online.
While the iPhone 7 has gained the floor in countries like the United States, UK, Canada, Europe, etc, the Tecno Phantom 6 is the centre of attention in African countries like Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana, as well as the UAE. Both are the year’s flagship smartphones of their respective OEMs, and it is only right that we compare both to find out which is better in one aspect than the other. Overall, we all know which of them is better, but in the individual specs departments, which one excels the most? Find out in this Apple iPhone 7 vs Tecno Phantom 6 comparison.
In this article, I pit iPhone 7 Vs Tecno Phantom 6. I’m going to compare them according to their specifications (display, design, memory, battery, hardware, software, etc) and when I’m done, I’ll leave you to choose which one is best for you. Enjoy.
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Apple iPhone 7 versus Tecno Phantom 6 – Device Comparison
To make it easier for you to breeze through here is a table of contents. Click on any of them to jump to the content:
- Design & Display
- Performance & Storage
- Software & Hardware
- Battery & Charging
Display & Design
Starting with screen size, the iPhone 7 is the most compact of the two devices, as the Phantom 6 is almost one full inch bigger than it; the iPhone 7 has a screen size of 4.7 inches while the Phantom 6 has a screen size of 5.5 inches.
Both devices make use of in-plane switching (IPS) display technology, and the Phantom 6 promises to offer better picture quality with its Full HD 1920 * 1080 pixel resolution, as opposed to the 1334 * 750-pixel resolution of the iPhone 7.
Coming to the aspect of screen protection, the Phantom 6 comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and tempered glass screen protector as an addition, while in the iPhone 7, an ion-strengthened glass is used to cover the display.
The iPhone 7 has many display features like 3D Touch and Display Zoom. The Phantom 6 might have its own display features, but they are not as pronounced as those on the iPhone 7.
Performance & Storage
In terms of processor and chips, the two smartphones are not comparable at all; the iPhone 7 with its Quad-core Apple A10 Fusion Chipset and six-core graphics processor would easily beat the Phantom 6 with its 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor and Mali-T720 MP2 GPU, any time, any day.
The Tecno Phantom 6 comes with 3GB of RAM while the Apple iPhone 7 comes with 2GB of RAM. While on paper the Phantom 6 looks faster than the iPhone 7 in terms of processor memory, those who are experienced in this field know that iPhones have better RAM/software/hardware management than Android phones. What’s more, the iPhone 6s with 2GB RAM has beaten the Oneplus 3 with 6GB RAM in various performance tests!
The Phantom 6 comes with 32GB of internal storage, while the iPhone 7 is available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB internal storage variants. While the iPhone 7 offers multiple ROM options, this can be attributed to the fact that iPhones don’t have external SD card slots that can be used to expand the default internal storage capacity. The Phantom 6 comes with an SDcard slot which can be used to expand the internal memory up to 128GB.
Software & Hardware
In terms of software, the iPhone 7 (with iOS 10) has a very smooth UI with lag-free performance, but it lacks extra features and ability to tweak software settings to the user’s taste. The Phantom 6 runs on Tecno HiOS v1.0 which is built on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There have been multiple testimonies of the UI being fluid and very responsive, so far no user has reported any lags on the phone, and the fact that it comes with loads of software customisations and tweaks makes it a win for the Phantom 6 in the aspect of the software.
Coming to hardware, however, the iPhone 7 gains the upper hand. It has an array of sensors including a fingerprint sensor (in the home button), accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, barometer and compass amongst others. The Phantom 6, on the other hand, comes with an iris scanner in place of the fingerprint sensor, and a gyroscope, compass, accelerometer & proximity sensors are also present.
The iPhone 7 is IP67 certified which means it’s water-resistant and dust-resistant; the Phantom 6 has none of these.
The Phantom 6 has a 13MP camera unit at the rear while the iPhone 7 sports a 12MP primary camera unit. At the front, the story is quite different as the iPhone 7 has a 7MP selfie shooter as opposed to the 5MP front camera on the Phantom 6.
Battery & Charging
Though the Phantom 6 doesn’t impress me with its 2,700mAh battery, it is still better than the 1,960mAh battery in the iPhone 7. Both are non-removable, though, and they make use of the Lithium ion technology.
Equally, both smartphones do not possess any fast charging features, but the USB Type-C port on the Phantom 6 ensures that the battery is filled up faster than normal.
Both smartphones support 4G LTE network bands, but the iPhone 7 offers faster wireless connections with its dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/AC and Bluetooth 4.2 LE A2DP, as opposed to the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 LE A2DP capability of the Tecno Phantom 6.
The Phantom 6 offers location determination and navigation with GPS A-GPS capabilities, but that is surpassed by the addition of GLONASS in the iPhone 7. The Phantom 6 has a USB Type-C port which gives it OTG support, while the iPhone 7 has a USB 2.0 reversible connector.
No doubt, the Apple iPhone 7 packs better performance and hardware features than the Tecno Phantom 6, but if you desire a high-end smartphone without drilling a large hole in your pocket, you should consider the Tecno Phantom 6.
So, which do you think is the best between the Apple iPhone 7 Vs Tecno Phantom 6 based on my comparison above?