Tecno Phantom 6 Plus vs Innjoo 3: The best of Tecno versus the best of Innjoo

The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus was released in September 2016 as the flagship smartphone from TECNO mobile along with a smaller variant, the Phantom 6. The Phantom 6 Plus sports a few interesting features which include; a larger RAM, stronger battery and a triple security system better than the 3rd generation Phantom 5.

Innjoo Mobile, on the other hand, launched its 2016 flagship smartphone, the Innjoo 3. The Innjoo 3 also proves to be a better and upgraded version of the Innjoo 2 sporting a few impressive features itself.

In this article, I pit the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus against Innjoo 3. 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.

Tecno Phantom 6 Plus vs Innjoo 3 - Device Comparison

To make it easier for you to breeze through the article, here is a table of contents. Click on any of them to jump to the content:

Display & Design

The Tecno Phantom 6 plus comes with an attractive slim body design with a 5 layer full metal body. It sports a 5.95-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1080 * 1920 FHD, 370 pixels per inch (PPI) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

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On the other hand, the Innjoo 3 sports a full metal body design with slightly curved edges and a fully-laminated 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 * 1080 pixels) display with 5-points Touch (G+F+F). The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus offers a larger screen and wins it for me since their design language is almost the same and both displays have the same resolution.

Winner (Display & Design): Tecno Phantom 6 Plus

Performance & Storage

As for performance, The Phantom 6 plus packs a more powerful 2.0 GHz 64-bit Deca-core MediaTek processor with Helio X205 (MT6797M) Chipset and it runs graphics operations with a Mali T880 GPU. It also saves battery by 30% despite its high performance.while the Innjoo 3 is powered by a lesser powerful 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor with a processing speed of 1.5GHz and Mali T860 MP2 GPU for fast and lag-free operations.

The Innjoo 3 is powered by a lesser 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6750T processor with a processing speed of 1.5GHz and Mali T860 MP2 GPU for fast and lag-free operations. In terms of processor speed and configuration, the Phantom 6 Plus clearly takes the lead.

The Phantom 6 Plus has a 4GB RAM for effective multitasking and 64GB ROM for data storage. It has an external SD card slot with which you can expand storage up to 128GB. Meanwhile, the Innjoo 3 also comes with the same 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card. The Phantom 6 Plus undoubtedly is a more powerful phone.

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Winner (Performance & Storage): Tecno Phantom 6 Plus


The two phones practically tie on the camera platform; the Phantom 6 Plus comes with a 21MP rear camera with a Sony sensor and 8MP front camera with LED flash, while the Innjoo 3 also sports an incredible 21MP camera with Autofocus and LED flash at the rear, while the front houses an 8MP selfie shooter.

Winner (Camera): TIE

Battery & Charging

The Phantom 6 Plus comes with a more powerful 4050mAh non-removable battery with rapid charge while the Innjoo 3 packs a lesser 3000mAh Li-Polymer battery which Innjoo claims can give you 2 hours of talk time on a 5-minute charge.

Winner (Battery & Charging): Tecno Phantom 6 Plus


Both of the smartphones support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. They also sport the USB Type-C ports which gives them USB OTG support. I haven't seen any network tests on both devices, so it's safe to assume that they have almost the same capability when it comes to network connectivity and speed.

Other connectivity options like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth should work just fine.

Winner (Connectivity): TIE

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Software & Hardware

Both smartphones run on the Android 6.0 operating system. The Phantom 6 Plus comes along with the Tecno's custom UI, HiOS which has been refined and redesigned across multiple devices like the Boom J8 and Camon C9. It also comes with a very reliable fingerprint recognition technology and an iris scanner while the Innjoo 3 also has only a fingerprint sensor which unlocks the phone at a speed of 0.3 seconds.

Winner (Software & Hardware): Tecno Phantom 6 Plus


Tecno Phantom 6 Plus vs Innjoo 3 - Packaging

In Nigeria, the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus is sold at major retail stores for N130, 000 while the price of the Innjoo 3 is yet to be determined. I expect that the price of the Innjoo 3 would be lower than that of the Phantom 6 Plus, and would probably in the range of smartphone like the Phantom 6 and Infinix Zero 4.

Conclusion – Tecno Phantom 6 Plus vs Innjoo 3

The Tecno Phantom 6 Plus with no iota of doubt beats the Innjoo 3. It is important to note that the Innjoo 3 doesn’t do badly at all. It all depends on the choice of every smartphone lover, and definitely on how fat your wallet is.

So, which do you think is the best among the Tecno Phantom 6 Plus and Innjoo 3 based on our comparison above?


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