Last few days, one of the best China Phone Manufactures or Producers known as Gionee Mobile successfully launched their latest line of Marathon M-Series, which is the Gionee M7 Plus and it is quite impressive.
On the same month too, Infinix Mobility also launched the Infinix Zero 5 and Zero 5 Pro, what differs from both are the Memory Storage, Zero 5 arrives with 64GB while the Zero5 Pro comes with 128GB expandable via MicroSD.
Before the launch of the Zero Series and Marathon Series, we have the big guys on the block already. And yea, it is the Tecno Phantom 8 and Phantom 8 Plus. Tecno purposely jumped from Phantom 7 to 8 and up till now, we don’t know the reason!
So today, we will be comparing the Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero 5 Pro vs Gionee M7 Plus, where we will be able to see the differences and similarities. But first, lets take a quick specs and features of each!
*. Screen: 5.7″ FHD Screen
*. Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
*. Processor: 2.6 GHz Octa-Core
*. OS: AndroidTM 7.0
– 12MP & 13MP AF Dual Rear Cameras
– Dual-Camera with 10x Super Zoom
– 20MP Bright Selfie
– Smart Dual Selfie Flash
*. Body Build: Diamond Fire Design
*. RAM: 6GB
*. Storage: 64GB ROM Expandable Micro SD, up to 2TB
*. Battery: 3500 mAh Battery
*. 4G LTE: Yes
*. Screen Size: 5.98 inches FHD 2.5D
*. Resolution: 1920 X 1080 pixels
*. Screen Protection: Corning Glass 3 Screen Protection
*. Buttons: Soft Key Buttons
*. Finger Print Sensor: Yes
*. Camera: 12MP with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual LED Flash + secondary 13-megapixel camera with telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture, and 2x optical zoom.
– Front Camera: 16MP camera with a OIS.
*. Connectivity: Global Roaming. GSM/WCDMA/FDD-LTE/TDD-LTE 20 Bands
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. GPS, USB-Type C, and 3.5mm audio jack.
*. RAM: 6GB of RAM and 64GB memory space
*. Processor: Helio P25 2.6 GHz octa-core processor
*. OS: Android 7.0 Nougat OS with its latest XOS 3.0 skin
*. Battery: 4350mAh battery capacity
*. Fast Charging Technology: Yes
*. Screen Size: 6.43-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullView AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display
*. Resolution: 2160 × 1080 pixels
*. Camera REAR: 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 8MP secondary camera
*. Camera FF: 8MP front-facing camera
*. Fingerprint sensor: Yes
*. Processor: Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU
*. RAM: 6GB LPDDR4X RAM
*. Memory Storage: 64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
*. OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Amigo OS 5.0
*. SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+nano/microSD)
*. Others: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
*. Dimensions: 166.5 × 81.6 × 8.7mm; Weight: 241g
*. Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC
*. Battery: 5000mAh battery with fast charging
*. Wireless charging: Yes
Should we call this Quick Specs or Full Specs? Anyway, that’s not the matter. Looking from the above displayed specifications and features, you’d noticed that they all feature the same RAM, Fingerprint Sensor etc.
Design and Body Build
The designs differs from each others, Phantom 8 arrives with a Diamond Fire Design, the Zero5 Pro comes with a pure metallic design and Gionee M7 Plus packs a faux-leather-backed design.
Another is the bezel-less design, the Zero5 Pro and Phantom 8 both features a near-bezel-less design, the bezels on the up and down is too obvious while the side-bezel are a little bit curved display.
While on the M7 Plus, there is a change of plan, it features a bezel-less design and the back of the M7 Plus looks more like an Armoured or Luxury design combined and one thing you’d notice on all is that, there is no Physical Home Button!
In conclusion: One thing, I’d like to commend here is that I am so much in love with the design on the Gionee M7 Plus! It is attractive, despite the facts that Phantom 8 is glittering and I have seen so much of Zero5 Pro design!
Available in Different Colors:
*. Phantom 8: Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black.
*. Zero5 Pro: Bronze, Gold and Black
*. M7 Plus: Blue
One color that intrigues me is blue color, I love red but blue turns me on! To be sincere, the design on M7 Plus is taking unaware!
There is a little difference on the screen sizes anyway. Some are larger than other. The M7 Plus is the largest with its 6.43-inch 18:9 FHD+ FullView AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display. And yea, another difference is the 18:9 screen ratio, both Tecno and Infinix excluded that on their devices.
While the second largest goes to Infinix Zero5 Pro, as it comes with 5.98 inches FHD 2.5D 1920 X 1080 pixels Corning Glass 3 Screen Protection, so just like the M7 Plus, your screen is also protected.
And then on the Phantom 8, which takes the third position, it also packs a 5.7″ FHD 1920*1080px Touchscreen.
Among the M7 Plus, Phantom 8 and Zero5 Pro, which of screen size do you love most? I really don’t care about screen size tho but I don’t like holding television on my hand anyway!
One of the best motor, quote and inspiration of Gionee Mobile as a company is “Best Camera Quality” and of course, they are following the rules of the game.
And no, Tecno and Infinix has also joined the train. This is all about the Dual Camera Setup! Apple first introduced the Dual Camera on iPhone 7 and Samsung did on Galaxy Note 8, this is first for many others, but we also seeing the same on Gionee, Infinix and Tecno.
The M7 Plus arrives with 16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 8MP secondary camera and a 8MP front-facing camera.
While the Tecno Phantom 8 comes with a 20MP Front Camera with with dual led flash Bright Selfie and 12MP & 13MP AF Dual Rear Cameras with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.
Then Zero5 Pro features a 12MP with Sony IMX386 sensor, f/2.0 aperture, and dual LED Flash + secondary 13-megapixel camera with telephoto lens, f/2.6 aperture, and 2x optical zoom and a 16MP FF camera with a OIS.
Are you into selfies? Group pictures including families, friends and others? There are enough camera for you! I really love the Dual Camera Setup and then the Four Cameras also WOW me a lot! You can find Four camera on Gionee S11s etc.
Performances and Memory Storage
The specs didn’t differs as each company provided huge powerful 6GB of RAM for their various phones. And not only that, they all arrived with a 64GB of internal storage, which of course can be expanded via a MicroSD card. You save app and run them without any interference.
Then on the processor, there is a slight difference although, each company claims that their own processor is the best. The Phantom 8 arrived with a MediaTek P25 processor and company says “runs with less power, the processor will not tax your battery anymore, saving the juice for something more important”
While on the Zero5 Pro, we have the Helio P25 2.6 GHz octa-core processor and on the M7 Plus, it sports a Octa Core Snapdragon 660 14nm Mobile Platform (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs) with Adreno 512 GPU, all running on Android 7.0 and Android 7.1.1 Nougat respectively!
Which are you going for?
Battery and Security
The Phantom 8 comes with a stunning huge 3500mAh battery capacity with fast or speed charging which takes 70 minutes to get fully charged. You also have the Reversible Type-C Light Speed Charge.
While on the Zero5 Pro, we have the 4350mAh battery capacity and yea, you are also supported with the Fast Charging Technology. And to surpass them all, the M7 Plus comes with a 5000mAh battery capacity, fast charging.
One feature missing on others but available on M7 Plus, is the Wireless Fast Charging! So cool, I love anything wireless, am phobia to wires (if that is the name tho). Insulators or not, am afraid of it verily verily!
They all feature the 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack but only the M7 Plus comes with a NFC!
On the security, all the gadgets arrives with an embedded Fingerprint Sensor at the rear (back) and other normal day-to-day securities which includes Screen Swipes, Pattern, Pin, Passwords but…
But on the M7 Plus, there is an addition securities. One chip is for data encryption and the other is for secure payments and for fingerprint encryption.
The phone offer capacity to transfer amounts via Alipay IFAA2.0 standard and comes with a dual-security chipset, to protect data and digital transactions.
And In forgot the Artificial intelligence-enabled, and comes with Automatic Speech Recognition on the M7 Plus!
Is it only me just seeing that the Gionee M7 Plus is a bomb? You have tight securities. This is to scare aware scammers, hijackers and unwanted visitors that breaks into your phone and your privacy to take what belongs to you!
Tecno Phantom 8 vs Infinix Zero5 Pro vs Gionee M7 Plus
|Specifications||Tecno Phantom 8||Infinix Zero 5 Pro||Gionee M7 Pro|
|Screen Size||5.7″ FHD Screen||5.98 inches FHD 2.5D||6.43-inch 18:9 FHD+ ullView AMOLED 2.5D curved glass display|
|Colors||Galaxy Blue, Champagne Gold, Black||Bronze, Gold and Black||Blue|
|Resolutions||1920*1080px||1920 X 1080 pixels||2160 × 1080 pixels|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes (Rear)||Yes (Rear)||Yes (Rear)|
|Design / Build Build||Diamond Fire Design||Pure metallic design||Faux-leather-backed design|
|Processor||2.6 GHz Octa-Core||Helio P25 2.6 GHz octa-core||Octa Core Snapdragon 660|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with HIOS 3.0 as the skin||Android 7.0 Nougat OS with its latest XOS 3.0 skin||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) with Amigo OS 5.0|
|Camera (Rear)||12MP & 13MP AF Dual Rear Cameras with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom||12MP +13MP with Sony IMX386 sensor with 2x optical zoom||16MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-tone LED flash, 8MP secondary camera|
|Camera (FF)||20MP Front Camera with with dual led flash Bright Selfie||16MP camera with a OIS||8MP front-facing camera|
|Memory Storage (ROM)||64GB ROM expandable Micro SD, up to 2TB||64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD||64GB / 128GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD|
|Connectivity||GSM, WCDMA, LTE, GPS, WiFi, BT, OTG, Type-C,||Global Roaming. GSM/WCDMA/FDD-LTE/TDD-LTE 20 Bands|
– Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. GPS, USB-Type C, and 3.5mm audio jack.
|4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4 + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC|
|Battery||3500 mAh Battery capacity||4350mAh battery capacity||5000mAh battery|
|Fast Charging Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Security||Day-to-Day Securities including Pin, Passwords, Patterns, Phone Swipes||Day-to-Day Securities including Pin, Passwords, Patterns, Phone Swipes||Day-to-Day Securities including Pin, Passwords, Patterns, Phone Swipes and dual-security chipset, to protect data and digital transactions.|
|Reversible Type-C Light Speed Charge||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Pricing and Availability||Priced within the range of N130K to N150k!||Priced within the range of N130K to N150k!||Priced at $665 (N242,725)|
What is your Final Thought? Which Phone are you tripping for considering the Price First?