Ever since Tecno Mobile stormed the smartphone market with the Phantom series, the brand hasn’t done badly at all, taking it one step at a time and making sure there’s improvement in subsequent phones in the series. The Tecno Phantom 6 is the Phantom series flagship phone for the year 2016. It is slimmer than the previously released Phantom 5 but pretty much having the same specifications with it. The Phantom 6, however, stepped up the game by running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a more powerful processor along with an iris scanner.
Infinix Mobility on the other hand also made a few impressive smartphones and has outed the Infinix Zero 4 with the codename X574, its flagship phone for the year for the Infinix Zero series. The Infinix Zero 4 is the fourth generation member of the Infinix Zero series. It is an upgrade compared to its predecessor, the Infinix Zero 3, with major upgrades in software and camera.
It is not news that these smartphone manufacturing companies compete with each other to win the hearts of their customers and on this premise, I pit the Tecno Phantom 6 versus Infinix Zero 4. 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 vs Infinix Zero 4 - Device Comparison
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Display & Design
In terms of display and design, both smartphones sport similar features. Both the Tecno Phantom 6 and Infinix Zero 4 come with a metal body design and both of them also have a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with the same resolution of 1080 * 1920 pixels (Full HD). Both phones also have the 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection against bumps and scratches. So, in terms of display and design, you may not have any better option to choose from.
Winner (Display & Design): TIE
Performance & Storage
The Tecno Phantom 6 features a Mediatek chipset offering a more powerful 2.0GHz Octa-core processor while the Infinix Zero 4 also features a MediaTek MT6753 chipset but with a lesser 1.5GHz octa-core processor. So, the Phantom 6 beats the Infinix Zero 4 in terms of processor speed.
In terms of memory usage, both the Phantom 6 and Zero 4 offer 3GB of RAM with 32GB of built-in storage and both also support up to 128GB microSD card.
Winner (Performance & Storage): Tecno Phantom 6
As for the camera, the Phantom 6 sports a 13MP Sony IMX258 sensor matched with a 5MP sensor from Samsung to create a rear dual-camera setup. The front facing camera has 8 megapixels with its LED flash and phase detection autofocus.
The Infinix Zero 4 on the other hand sports a 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) and faster laser autofocus. At the front, it sports an 8MP camera for selfies. Even though it is tempting to pick a dual camera phone as the lead, but then it’s all about the selfies nowadays; I would say the Infinix Zero 4 wins the race, in my own opinion.
Winner (Camera): Infinix Zero 4
Battery & Charging
The Infinix Zero 4 beats the Phantom 6 when it comes to battery capacity. The Infinix Zero 4 packs an impressive 3200mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery with a fast charging feature (Xcharge PE+ 2.0), 10 minutes charge for up to 5 hours talk time while the Phantom 6 packs a lesser 2700mAh non-removable battery.
Winner (Battery & Charging): Infinix Zero 4
Both smartphones support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connectivity. The Phantom 6 sports the USB Type C port while the Infinix Zero 4 features the USB on the go. Both do not have the NFC features, so they tie in terms of connectivity.
Winner (Connectivity): TIE
Software & Hardware
Both smartphones run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system. While the Phantom 6 does not feature a fingerprint scanner, it comes with an iris scanner for privacy and also features an intelligent digital assistant and a voice control function while the Infinix Zero 4 sports a fingerprint scanner and no iris scanner with no voice control. In my own opinion, the iris scanner is a more advanced technology than the fingerprint sensor, so the Phantom 6 is my pick.
Winner (Software & Hardware): Tecno Phantom 6
In Nigeria, the Phantom 6 is sold at major retail stores for a price of N90, 000 while the Infinix Zero 4 is sold for N94, 000. Considering the fact that these two phones have almost the same features and differ majorly on the speed of processor, I would prefer to go for the Phantom 6 because it’s cheaper and has similar features.
Winner (Price): Tecno Phantom 6
Conclusion – Tecno Phantom 6 vs Infinix Zero 4
As for me, the Tecno Phantom 6 does the magic for me if I would have to choose, even though it’s a tight race between the two.
So, which do you think is the best between the Tecno Phantom 6 and Infinix Zero 4 based on our comparison above?