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Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G review - Flip phone for under 700 euros

This way it works out cheaper. The Tecno Phantom V Flip also comes to the West and offers a strong competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 5 with a lower price, a lot of storage, and a round outer display. Our test will show whether the newcomer can convince.
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Processor
MediaTek Dimensity 8050 8 x 2 - 3 GHz, Cortex-A78 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.90 inch 22:9, 2640 x 1080 pixel 413 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, max sample rate 360 Hz, AMOLED, Schott UTG glass; cover screen: round, 1.32", 466x466 pixel, 60 Hz, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 200 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: magntic, accelerometer, gyroscope, hall, proximity
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, 4G (B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/38/40/41/66), 5G (n1/3/5/7/8/12/20/28/38/40/41/66/71/77/78), LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.95 x 171.7 x 74 ( = 0.27 x 6.76 x 2.91 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 45 Watt charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix 1/1.73", f/1.7, PDAF (camera 1), 13 MPix, 1/3", f/2.2, PDAF (ultrawide)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix 1/2.8", f/2.45
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, cover, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, FM radio support, fanless
Weight
194 g ( = 6.84 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
83.3 %
10/2023
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9
194 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.90"2640x1080
86.4 %
07/2023
Motorola Razr 40
SD 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644
188.6 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.90"2640x1080
86.9 %
08/2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
187 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash6.70"2640x1080
86.1 %
03/2022
Huawei P50 Pocket
SD 888 4G, Adreno 660
190 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.90"2790x1188

Case and equipment - Sturdy hinge

Like the Motorola Razr 40 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5, the Phantom V Flip opens up on the short sides, so it is reminiscent of classic flip phones from the 2000s. There is a round cover display on the front, called "The Planet" by the manufacturer, around which the cameras are arranged in a radius. This makes for a unique look, but when operating the outer display you are always in danger of getting your finger into the cameras at the bottom and soiling them with greasy marks.

There are two color variants: Mystic Dawn and Iconic Black. The phone is covered with imitation leather, which has a haptically noticeable perforation in some places in our black test device. The lilac variant is also covered with imitation leather, but there is a contrasting stripe and a metallic pin on the back.

The Tecno Phantom V Flip is a few grams heavier than other flip phones, but it has a nice slim design that fits well in the pocket. The stability looks good at first touch, moderate twisting does not affect the phone.

We like the hinge, which can be opened fairly easily with one hand and keeps the screen stable in many positions. Thus, the phone can be used for photos in half-open mode like with a tripod. Unfortunately, splitting the screen for multiple apps does not work that well.

There are 256 GB of fast UFS 3.1 mass storage and 8 GB of working memory onboard, which is a good configuration, especially since the Phantom V Flip is supposed to cost 699 Euros in Europe and is thus cheaper than the comparison devices. NFC is installed, but unfortunately, the USB-C port is only connected internally according to the USB 2.0 standard, so image output and faster data transfers aren't available.

Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip
Tecno Phantom V Flip

Size comparison

171.7 mm / 6.76 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 6.95 mm / 0.2736 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs170.8 mm / 6.72 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 188.6 g0.4158 lbs170 mm / 6.69 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 7.2 mm / 0.2835 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs165.1 mm / 6.5 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Communication, software and operation - Somewhat unreliable fingerprint sensor

WiFi 6 is the fastest supported WLAN standard, and the Phantom V Flip achieves decent transfer rates of between 588 and 877 MBit/s in our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE 11000. This means you cannot completely utilize a gigabit Internet line, but it usually achieves quite good data throughput. Comparison devices like the Galaxy Z Flip5 or the Razr 40 support WiFi 6E and can thus access the less occupied 6 GHz band, which results in significantly higher Wi-Fi speeds.

The Tecno Phantom V Flip is a 5G smartphone that has enough frequencies for use abroad. However, there might be problems in some countries, since the flip model is not a world phone with all globally used bands. The reception was good in our approximately 2-week test phase in the inner-city area, but there were occasional dropouts.

The phone ships with Android 13, and the manufacturer customizes the interface with its own HiOS 13.5. The security patches are from June 2023 and are thus older at the time of testing.

The touchscreen on the inside can be operated very reliably and supports a polling rate of up to 360 Hz. Great: The software allows users to adjust the sensitivity of the operation, for example when scrolling, to personal preferences. The outer screen is also touch-sensitive. Simple widgets can be executed here, which can be used to take selfies or look up appointments in the calendar, for example.

The fingerprint sensor is integrated into the standby button on the casing's right. It occasionally has problems recognizing scanned fingers correctly, but unlocks the phone quite quickly when recognized.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
906 (454min - 945max) MBit/s +28%
Huawei P50 Pocket
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
824 (425min - 859max) MBit/s +16%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
709 (588min - 791max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
942 (480min - 957max) MBit/s +17%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
805 (628min - 877max) MBit/s
Huawei P50 Pocket
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
766 (735min - 796max) MBit/s -5%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
1768 (918min - 1821max) MBit/s
Motorola Razr 40
Wi-Fi 6E
1483 (1278min - 1583max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Wi-Fi 6E
1576 (1208min - 1634max) MBit/s
Motorola Razr 40
Wi-Fi 6E
1050 (961min - 1141max) MBit/s
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Tecno Phantom V Flip; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø805 (628-877)
Tecno Phantom V Flip; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø709 (588-791)

Camera - Flexible system

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

Two cameras and a flash module are found on the back. On the one hand, this is the main lens, which has a resolution of 64 megapixels, but normally only takes pictures with 16 megapixels and thus uses larger pixels with a higher light yield.

The main camera takes reasonably colorful pictures of close objects with decent details and a somewhat artificial-looking bokeh effect. The surrounding image also looks quite rich in details overall and is well brightened. The main camera also does a decent job in low light and high contrasts, even though a noticeable graininess quickly becomes visible in darker areas.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum of 4K resolution and at 30 fps. The picture looks sharp, the fast autofocus and the exact brightness adjustment are convincing. However, a noticeable graininess is quickly visible in less light.

The wide-angle lens at the back takes quite good snapshots, in which you can also recognize some details. However, other high-end phones offer much more dynamics in bright and dark areas.

One advantage of the folding mechanism and the second screen is that you can also take selfies with the main camera. However, a selfie camera is also hidden in a punchhole on the main screen. It resolves with 32 megapixels, but also mostly only uses 1/4 of the resolution. The resulting selfies are pleasing with a decent level of detail and still offer a bit of drawing even in darker areas.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightWide-angle
ColorChecker
9.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
12.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
8 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Tecno Phantom V Flip: 8.97 ∆E min: 4.34 - max: 19.1 ∆E
ColorChecker
21.5 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
23.5 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
37.9 ∆E
28 ∆E
18.6 ∆E
20.3 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
29.2 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
29.8 ∆E
29.6 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
27.1 ∆E
25.2 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Tecno Phantom V Flip: 24.82 ∆E min: 13.38 - max: 37.85 ∆E

Display - Unfortunately with PWM

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The inner AMOLED screen in 22:9 format uses an extended Full HD resolution and can dynamically adjust its frame rate between 1 and 120 Hz. Thus, power can be saved when viewing an image or text, while smooth scrolling is possible without any problems.

In terms of brightness, the Tecno Phantom V Flip does not have to hide with its screen either: 797 cd/m² with all-white as the average maximum brightness is a decent value, especially since a luminosity of up to 954 cd/m² is measurable on smaller surfaces.

Unfortunately, we discovered PWM flickering on the AMOLED screen, so sensitive users should try the screen before buying the phone. The screen achieves a decent color reproduction, but particularly strong hues deviate a bit more from the optimum than in the comparison devices.

The front round screen is based on AMOLED technology and has a resolution of 466 x 466 pixels. The maximum refresh rate of the screen is 60 Hz.

783
cd/m²
794
cd/m²
799
cd/m²
816
cd/m²
822
cd/m²
806
cd/m²
794
cd/m²
782
cd/m²
777
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 822 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 797 cd/m² Minimum: 1.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 822 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.5 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
100% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.249
Tecno Phantom V Flip
AMOLED, 2640x1080, 6.90
Motorola Razr 40
P-OLED, 2640x1080, 6.90
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Dynamic AMOLED, 2640x1080, 6.70
Huawei P50 Pocket
Foldable OLED, 2790x1188, 6.90
Response Times
48%
2%
-125%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
1.5 ?(0.7, 0.8)
1.7 ?(0.8, 0.9)
-13%
1.42 ?(0.716, 0.703)
5%
8.164 ?(0.458, 7.706)
-444%
Response Time Black / White *
0.9 ?(0.4, 0.5)
1.3 ?(0.6, 0.7)
-44%
1.78 ?(1.005, 0.777)
-98%
1.18 ?(0.573, 0.608)
-31%
PWM Frequency
60
180.3
201%
120
100%
119.6
99%
Screen
33%
15%
22%
Brightness middle
822
982
19%
836
2%
780
-5%
Brightness
797
1002
26%
848
6%
768
-4%
Brightness Distribution
95
85
-11%
97
2%
96
1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
3.5
0.93
73%
2.6
26%
1.1
69%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
6.6
2.52
62%
4.5
32%
3.1
53%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2
1.4
30%
1.6
20%
1.6
20%
Gamma
2.249 98%
2.188 101%
2.22 99%
2.23 99%
CCT
6815 95%
6480 100%
6319 103%
6483 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
41% / 38%
9% / 11%
-52% / -27%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
0.9 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.4 ms rise
↘ 0.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.5 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7 ms rise
↘ 0.8 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 60 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 60 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 60 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18196 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% Brightness
0% Brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space
CalMAN color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Enough power for everyday use

Quite new MediaTek Dimensity 8050 is used as the SoC, but its technical specifications correspond to the already older Dimensity 1300. With real high-end processors like in the Galaxy Z Flip5, the SoC cannot keep up in terms of performance, but you still get a very smooth system in everyday use. The differences are more visible in very demanding applications.

Especially in graphically demanding programs, such as rendering in 4K, the Tecno Phantom V Flip is slower than its rivals with a high-end SoC. Internet browsing is fast on our test device, images are loaded quickly and are usually available while scrolling. The memory is also fast, but the memory controller cannot fully utilize the maximum speed of the flash modules.

There is a noticeable heat buildup under a longer load due to the slim case of the phone. However, this does not affect the SoC; the performance is constant at a high level in the 3DMark stress tests.

The stereo speakers of the flip phone can get reasonably loud, but they sound unpleasantly treble-heavy at maximum volume. This improves a bit when the sound pressure is reduced, but the speakers never sound really good. However, external speakers or headphones can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth. This works smoothly, and there are also a few codecs for wireless sound transmission with SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC, and LHDC V3 and V5.

There is not that much room for the battery in the foldable case, so you have to be content with 4,000 mAh as battery capacity. The phone is thus on par with the competition and can also provide a decent runtime for the product category with almost 10 hours in our WLAN test. You should be able to get through the day without charging if you do not use the phone for too demanding activities. The maximum charging power is 45 watts, which means the battery is full again in just under 1 hour.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
1542 Points +77%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1099 Points +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=211, last 2 years)
903 Points +4%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
871 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (864 - 871, n=2)
868 Points 0%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
775 Points -11%
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
4955 Points +69%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
2944 Points +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=211, last 2 years)
2943 Points +1%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
2931 Points 0%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
2925 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (2779 - 2925, n=2)
2852 Points -2%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
2040 Points +83%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=85, last 2 years)
1436 Points +29%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1114 Points
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
1056 Points -5%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (958 - 1114, n=2)
1036 Points -7%
Multi-Core
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
5228 Points +53%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=85, last 2 years)
3925 Points +15%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
3420 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (2926 - 3420, n=2)
3173 Points -7%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
3064 Points -10%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
17002 Points +17%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
14470 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (11254 - 14470, n=2)
12862 Points -11%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
12278 Points -15%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
11897 Points -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=204, last 2 years)
11563 Points -20%
3DMark
Wild Life Score
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4677 Points +2%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4576 Points
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (4529 - 4576, n=2)
4553 Points -1%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
3148 Points -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 10062, n=132, last 2 years)
2723 Points -40%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
9805 Points +115%
Average of class Smartphone
  (392 - 20068, n=193, last 2 years)
6065 Points +33%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (4561 - 4578, n=2)
4570 Points 0%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
4561 Points
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
4542 Points 0%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
3143 Points -31%
Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
3090 Points +135%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 5226, n=198, last 2 years)
1623 Points +23%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (1315 - 1323, n=2)
1319 Points 0%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1315 Points
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1253 Points -5%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
830 Points -37%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
3496 Points +171%
Average of class Smartphone
  (109 - 5248, n=193, last 2 years)
1628 Points +26%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (1289 - 1300, n=2)
1295 Points 0%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1289 Points
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
1232 Points -4%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
833 Points -35%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
88 fps +115%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=218, last 2 years)
43.2 fps +5%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
41 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (41 - 41, n=2)
41 fps 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
33 fps -20%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
33 fps -20%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
84 fps +75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=218, last 2 years)
62.8 fps +31%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
50 fps +4%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
48 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (46 - 48, n=2)
47 fps -2%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
41 fps -15%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
88 fps +193%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 100, n=218, last 2 years)
32.1 fps +7%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
30 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (28 - 30, n=2)
29 fps -3%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
25 fps -17%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
21 fps -30%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
52 fps +136%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=218, last 2 years)
24.9 fps +13%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
22 fps
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (22 - 22, n=2)
22 fps 0%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
20 fps -9%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
15 fps -32%
3840x2160 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
32 fps +233%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.38 - 42, n=194, last 2 years)
12.4 fps +29%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (9.6 - 9.7, n=2)
9.65 fps +1%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
9.6 fps
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
7 fps -27%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 8192
55459 Points +63%
Motorola Razr 40
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192
34300 Points +1%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
MediaTek Dimensity 8050, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
34016 Points
Average of class Smartphone
  (4633 - 89112, n=197, last 2 years)
33351 Points -2%
Average MediaTek Dimensity 8050
  (29792 - 34016, n=2)
31904 Points -6%
Huawei P50 Pocket
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Adreno 660, 12288
21748 Points -36%
Tecno Phantom V FlipMotorola Razr 40Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5GHuawei P50 PocketAverage 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-17%
47%
-3%
4%
-11%
Sequential Read 256KB
1814.9
955.8
-47%
3412.35
88%
1839
1%
1767 ?(1004 - 2037, n=85)
-3%
1430 ?(215 - 4512, n=205, last 2 years)
-21%
Sequential Write 256KB
1490.7
804.3
-46%
2289.61
54%
575
-61%
1135 ?(452 - 1873, n=85)
-24%
1045 ?(57.5 - 3518, n=205, last 2 years)
-30%
Random Read 4KB
249.9
290.8
16%
444.6
78%
263.5
5%
282 ?(173.5 - 543, n=85)
13%
239 ?(22.2 - 543, n=205, last 2 years)
-4%
Random Write 4KB
238.9
257.5
8%
161.87
-32%
342.1
43%
312 ?(197.5 - 499, n=86)
31%
263 ?(13 - 709, n=205, last 2 years)
10%

Temperature

Max. Load
 53.6 °C
128 F
38.4 °C
101 F
32.1 °C
90 F
 
 55.4 °C
132 F
35 °C
95 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 54 °C
129 F
38.9 °C
102 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 55.4 °C = 132 F
Average: 41.3 °C = 106 F
29 °C
84 F
41.2 °C
106 F
43.5 °C
110 F
29.7 °C
85 F
38.9 °C
102 F
45.9 °C
115 F
30.2 °C
86 F
38.8 °C
102 F
44.9 °C
113 F
Maximum: 45.9 °C = 115 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.3 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-360 // 260 // 900 // FIRT 550-Pocket // Raytek Raynger ST // Fluke 62 Mini
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 41.3 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 55.4 °C / 132 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 45.9 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


Heatmap Front
Heatmap Front
Heatmap Back side
Heatmap Back side
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Tecno Phantom V Flip
99.4 (7.84min - 7.88max) %
Motorola Razr 40
84.9 (4.22min - 4.97max) % -15%
Huawei P50 Pocket
57 (4.31min - 7.57max) % -43%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
34.8 (7.69min - 22.1max) % -65%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Tecno Phantom V Flip
96.9 (26.5min - 27.3max) %
Motorola Razr 40
80.8 (15.2min - 18.8max) % -17%
Huawei P50 Pocket
59.3 (16min - 26.9max) % -39%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
38.3 (28.3min - 73.9max) % -60%

Legend

 
Tecno Phantom V Flip MediaTek Dimensity 8050, ARM Mali-G77 MP9, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Motorola Razr 40 Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 644, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Huawei P50 Pocket Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G, Qualcomm Adreno 660, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.238.32535.837.43132.830.74031.527.75034.4326325.325.18023.520.510020.219.812517.124.816015.525.820015.635.92502042.431512.445.440010.248.850011.251.463011.752.880012.556.5100011.864.5125011.470.3160010.971200011.270.9250011.775315012.374.7400012.870.5500013.563.2630014.263.5800014.963.51000015.659.21250016.556.71600017.351.4SPL25.181.9N0.643.3median 12.8median 56.7Delta2.311.73539.43026.121.932.322.831.334.838.924.33423.236.127.839.914.746.420.955.621.252.317.553.913.459.714.161.213.169.111.570.313.174.311.775.711.878137712.17712.179.812.383.412.577.91377.613.278.71376.813.771.713.562.714.26525.190.10.781.6median 13.1median 74.31.58.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseTecno Phantom V FlipHuawei P50 Pocket
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Tecno Phantom V Flip audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 74% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 86% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 11% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Huawei P50 Pocket audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (90.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.1% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 93% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 21% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 75% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 2844, n=218, last 2 years)
907 min +52%
Motorola Razr 40
4200 mAh
743 min +24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 5G
3700 mAh
647 min +8%
Tecno Phantom V Flip
4000 mAh
598 min
Huawei P50 Pocket
4000 mAh
482 min -19%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
9h 58min

Pros

+ comparatively cheap
+ pretty design
+ good camera system
+ bright AMOLED screen
+ fast charging technology
+ stable hinge

Cons

- slow memory controller
- mediocre speaker sound
- older security patches at the time of testing
- fingerprint scanner is unreliable from time to time

Verdict - Phantom V Flip as a cheaper alternative

In review: Tecno Phantom V Flip. Test device provided by Tecno Mobile.
In review: Tecno Phantom V Flip. Test device provided by Tecno Mobile.

If you want a huge front display on your flip phone and absolute top performance, you will probably have to spend more than 700 Euros. However, those who prefer to save money will get a solid alternative in the Tecno Phantom V Flip: The main camera takes good pictures and is also flexible thanks to wide-angle support. Thanks to a robust hinge, the phone can be stabilized in many positions and can thus be used for watching videos or placed on the table like a camera with a tripod.

The round front display can only show a few widgets, but it is completely sufficient for basic information or as a viewfinder for the camera. The phone has a good manufacturing quality and enough performance for everyday use. The battery life is not as good as in conventional phones, but the Phantom V Flip recharges quite quickly.

However, some things bother us: The phone does not fully utilize the high speed of its UFS 3.1 storage, the speakers do not offer a particularly good sound, and the security patches are a bit older. The fingerprint sensor also proved to be somewhat unreliable in our test.

As Tecno's first flip phone in the West, the Phantom V Flip cuts quite a good figure: High-quality main camera, bright AMOLED, and stable hinge. All this is available at a lower price than the established competition.

The top dog among flip phones is certainly the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip5 which offers even more power and has already dropped in price. It is currently available at amazon.de starting from 829 Euros. The Motorola Razr 40 also only offers a small front display and some advantages like eSIM support and DC dimming.

Price and availability

The Tecno Phantom V Flip is not yet available in Europe at the time of testing, but should soon be offered at the manufacturer's price of 699 Euros.

Tecno Phantom V Flip - 10/05/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
48%
Weight
89%
Battery
88 / 86 → 100%
Display
90%
Games Performance
48%
Application Performance
80 / 90 → 89%
Temperature
83%
Noise
100%
Audio
60%
Camera
73%
Average
77%
83%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Tecno Phantom V Flip 5G review - Flip phone for under 700 euros
Florian Schmitt, 2023-10- 7 (Update: 2023-10- 7)