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Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5 comparison: which one to buy?

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5 Specs comparison

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5: Tecno released their flagship dual rear camera smartphone on the 22nd of October, the Phantom 8 in Dubai. Barely a month after that, Infinix Mobility released her own flagship device with the same 12MP main +13MP telephoto dual rear cameras set up as well. The Infinix Zero 5 which was unveiled on the 14th of November in Dubai almost the same specs with the TECNO Phantom 8.

Its officially the battle of the dual rear cameras, as they both tested the trending feature on their flagships respectively. Are you a fan of Infinix and Tecno smartphones? Are you contemplating on getting any of the two phones, but don’t know which is better? Stay with me as I take you through their specs, features and differences.

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5-DESIGN

Both flagships have a unique look, but we have to take off our cap for Tecno. They really brought it with the Phantom 8, the device, in my opinion, can compete with the likes of Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 in terms of design. Infinix, on the other hand, didn’t do much justice with the Zero 5 in terms of design.

TECNO Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5Just like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, the shining back cover of Phantom 8 reflects light in a subtle way. Its “diamond fire” unibody full metal design, makes Phantom 8 the most beautiful Tecno device ever. Infinix Zero 5, on the other hand, has a smooth metallic body design, and a sleek metal texture. But looking at Infinix previous smartphones design, they didn’t do much on the Zero 5.

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5-DISPLAY

If you are a huge fan of the trending bezel-less display, well Tecno and Infinix are not ready for you yet. They both have huge bezels, which are far from what is expected in 2017. The Phantom 8 is more compact with 5.7″ display, while Zero 5 sports a bigger 5.98-inch screen. They both have the same 1920x1080p screen resolution and IPS LCD FHD display.

The display on both smartphones won’t win any award, as none of the devices could achieve up to 80% screen to body ratio. But In terms of vivid display and sharpness, the Phantom 8 takes it home for me. Thanks to its compactness compared to the bigger Zero 5.

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5-CAMERA

This is the highlight feature of both devices, the trending dual rear cameras. Both devices sport the same 13MP + 12MP rear camera, but the LED flash on the Phantom is more powerful. The Tri-LED on the Phantom 8 should be brighter by helping to take more detailed photos in low light when compared to the Dual-LED on the Zero 5. You should look out for our more realistic review of both devices when we lay our hands on the Infinix Zero 5.

For your daily selfies, Tecno topped it up a notch with 20MP front-facing camera. While Zero 5 has 16MP front-facing camera. We all know that the quality of a camera doesn’t depend on the number of the megapixels but the lens. This will be justified when we have both devices. The two devices boast a dual LED front flash. So if you are a selfie lover, you already know which device will do justice to your face.

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5 [HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE]

In terms of performance, there isn’t much difference between both devices. They both have the same graphics processing unit, the Mali T880 and the same CPU-the MediaTek Helio P25 chipset, which is an octa-core processor clocks at 2.6GHZ.

They both have the same 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage which should be more than enough for multitasking and gameplay. However, while Infinix released a Pro variant of the Infinix Zero 5 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, TECNO didn’t think it is a good idea to launch the Phantom 8 Pro.

According to the specs details of both phones, the Infinix Zero 5 can be extended to up to 256GB via a microSD card, while on the Phantom 8, you can get up to 2TB with via a microSD card. They both run on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system and Infinix has already promised that the Zero 5 will be receiving the Android 8.0 Oreo soon while no information has been communicated about this from TECNO.

Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5-BATTERY

The Infinix Zero 5 flawlessly wins this round with its massive 4350 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. If you are focusing on the Africa market, the battery capacity on the device is very important. The 3500mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery on the Phantom 8 is massive but compared to Zero 5, it stands no chance. Both devices support fast charging feature, which is amazing.


If you can overlook the huge battery capacity difference, Phantom 8 should be your device of choice. But that means spending an extra $50 (almost N20,000).

Let us know in the comment section, which one you will be going for and why?

Joseph Young
Joseph Young
Joseph Young is a Senior writer at He is a prolific writer who has an eye for everything technology. He is fondly referred to as one of Africa's most sought-after mobile phone reporters.


  1. My advice for you is that before posting such comparison between two different brands you better take a good and close research on both sides before posting and comparing the both.
    This because the information you used on infinix to compare tecno was good wrong and confusing, that is bad so you better go for more details about infinix and repost this sh**t.
    Infinix zero 5 differs more than tecno phantom 8
    Please go the details.. and correct your self..

  2. I’ve used both phones to take selfies, just like you said its not by the number but by the quality, infinix 16mp front camera has more quality than Tecno 20mp front camera, with infinix zero 5 you can zoom 10x &still get a much better picture quality than Tecno phantom 8….just visit any phone shop and confirm it. Infinix zero series are awesome in picture quality.