Good day everyone and welcome to another duel involving yours-consistently, Tecno Phantom X.

On this platform, we have compared the Phantom X to the Poco X3 pro and the Vivo V21 5G. Today we will be pitting the Phantom X against the Redmi Note 10 pro and the Samsung A52.

These devices have certain similarities and many differences.
For easy comprehension, let’s have their common factors.

 

Similarities between Tecno Phantom X vs Redmi Note 10 pro vs Samsung A52.

Samsung A52 vs Redmi Note 10 pro vs Tecno Phantom X.

  • All three devices uses an Amoled panel.
  • They all come with corning gorilla glass 5 protection on the front.
  • USB C charging interface.
  • 3.5mm earphone jack.
  • 4G network connectivity.
  • Android 11 out of the box.

Having stated their familiar specs above, let’s see what makes these devices differ and if their differences gives them an edge or just a gimmick.

Differences between The Tecno Phantom X vs Redmi Note 10 pro vs Samsung A52.

 

Tecno Phantom X Review: Another Old phone in a New Wrap?

 

Launch Date.

Samsung A52 was launched March 17, 2021.
Redmi Note 10 pro was announced in March 4th, 2021.
Tecno Phantom X was release July 6th, 2021.

Display.

Samsung A52

Samsung A52 – Super AMOLED, 90Hz, 800 nits (HBM)
Size: 6.5 inches, 101.0 cm2 (~84.1% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~407 ppi density)
Protection : Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Redmi Note 10 pro – AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10, 450 nits (typ), 1200 nits (peak)
Size: 6.67 inches, 107.4 cm2 (~85.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Tecno Phantom X – Super AMOLED, 90Hz
Size: 6.7 inches, 110.2 cm2 (~91.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~385 ppi density)

Notice: The A52 and Phantom X comes with a super Amoled display.
But only the Note 10 pro has a refresh rate higher than 90hz, at 120hz.

Verdit: it’s a tie.

 

Build.

A52 – Dimension: 159.9 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm (6.30 x 2.96 x 0.33 in)
Weight: 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame, plastic back
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Nature proof: IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

Redmi Note 10 pro – Dimensions: 164 x 76.5 x 8.1 mm (6.46 x 3.01 x 0.32 in)
Weight: 193 g (6.81 oz)
Build: Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5), plastic frame
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Nature proof: IP53, dust and splash protection

Phantom X – Dimension: 163.5 x 73.8 x 8.7 mm (6.44 x 2.91 x 0.34 in)
Weight: 201 g (7.09 oz)
Build: Glass front, glass back (Gorilla Glass 5)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Notice: The Samsung A52 is the lightest of all three, its water proof, but has a plastic back.
The Redmi Note 10 pro has a glass front and back, but is not water resistant but splash and dust proof and its a bit heavier than the A52.
Same applies to the Phantom X which comes with a glass front and back, lacks any nature proof and it is the heaviest of all three.

Verdit: Samsung A52 wins this round, followed by The Redmi note 10 pro and the Phantom X takes the loser pill.

 

Chipset.

The Samsung A52 is equipped with the Qualcomm SM7125 Snapdragon 720G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 465 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 465 Silver) CPU and Adreno 618 GPU.

Redmi Note 10 pro is powered by the Qualcomm SM7150 Snapdragon 732G (8 nm), Octa-core (2×2.3 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver) CPU and Adreno 618 GPU.

Tecno’s Phantom X is driven by the Mediatek Helio G95 (12 nm), Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, and Mali-G76 MC4 GPU.

Note: Both the Samsung A52 and The Redmi note 10 pro uses a snapdragon chipset manufactured using an 8nm process, the sd732 on the Note 10 pro is slightly better [on paper], thanks to its 470 gold and silver kryo  cores as against the sd720 465 Kryo cores on the Samsung A52.

However, the Phantom X uses a much weaker chipset of the at 12nm manufactured process and a slightly slower CPU speed at 2.05GHZ.

Verdict: The note 10 pro wins this round, A52 comes second, leaving the Phantom X behind.

 

UFS 2.0 vs 2.1 vs 2.2 [Midrange Storage Chip Battle]

 

Storage.

Samsung A52 – 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM [UFS 2.1].
Redmi Note 10 pro – 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM [UFS 2.2] Tecno Phantom X – 256GB 8GB RAM [UFS 2.1]

Notice: Samsung A52 many storage options to choose from, which gives a potential buyer the much needed variety. But comes with the older UFS 2.1
The Redmi Note 10 pro comes with the latest UFS 2.2 storage chip, but its max storage option is 8/128.

Redmi Note 10 pro UFS 2.2

The Tecno Phantom X comes with the same older UFS 2.1, but has only one storage option which is 8/256.

Verdict: There is no clear winner in this round between the Samsung A52 or Redmi Note 10 pro, but the Phantom X does fall behind.

 

Battery.

Samsung A52 – Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging: 25W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

Redmi Note 10 pro – Li-Po 5020 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging: 33W, 59% in 30 min (advertised)

Tecno Phantom X: Li-Po 4700 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging: 33W, 70% in 30 min (advertised)

Notice: Despite the Samsung A52 coming with lesser battery of the trio, its also has the slowest charge support. Redmi note 10 pro on the other hand comes with a faster charge and a bigger battery of the trio.
Phantom X comes second with a slightly better battery mah compared to A52, and supports the same fast charge as the Redmi Note 10 pro.

Verdict: The Redmi Note 10 pro wins this, the Phantom X comes second and the Samsung A52 bites the dust.

 

Camera.

Samsung A52: Quad 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.7X”, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.2, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features: LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; gyro-EIS
Front: Single 32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
Features: HDR
Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps

Redmi Note 10 pro: Quad 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, dual pixel PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps
Front: Single 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″, 1.0µm
Features: Panorama
Video: 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps

Tecno Phantom x: Triple 50 MP, f/1.9, (wide), 1/1.3″, 1.2µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF
13 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto), PDAF, 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.3, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, AF
Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps
Front: Dual 48 MP, f/2.2, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm
8 MP, f/2.2, 105˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
Features: Dual-LED flash
Video: 1080p@30fps

Tecno Phantom X Camera configuration.

Verdict: The Tecno Phantom X despite having one less camera sensor on the rear compared to the other two, it very much makes up for it with a dual front camera and telephoto lens on the back.
The Redmi Note 10 pro comes second thanks to its 108mp main camera sensor.

 

Fingerprint placement.

Both the Samsung A52 and Phantom X have their fingerprint sensor under their display, the Redmi Note 10 pro however has its on the side.

Verdict: There is no clear winner in this round between the Samsung A52 and the Tecno Phantom X. However, no thanks to the older side fingerprint placing of the Redmi Note 10 pro, it takes the defeat in this round.

 

Bluetooth.

The Samsung A52 and Phantom X both uses the older Bluetooth 5.0
But the Redmi Note 10 pro comes equipped with the later generation Bluetooth 5.1

Verdict: The Redmi Note 10 pro wins this round, but there are no clear losers between the Samsung A52 and the Tecno Phantom X.

 

Stereo Speakers.

Both the Samsung A52 and the Redmi Note 10 pro comes with stereo speakers, a feature lacking on the Phantom X.

Verdict: though there are no winners in this round, the Tecno Phantom X definitely loses this round.

 

NFC.

Depending on your region, you maybe able to find an NFC version for the Samsung A52 or the Redmi Note 10 pro. But this is not possible for the Tecno Phantom X.

Verdict: it’s a tie between the A52 and The Note 10 pro. But the Phantom X loses out.

 

AnTuTu benchmark score.

Samsung A52: 279625 (v8)
Redmi Note 10 pro: 295442 (v8)
Phantom X: 309055 (v8)

Verdict: The Tecno Phantom X is the clear winner of this round, followed by the Redmi Note 10 pro. Samsung A52 fades out on this round.

 

Price:

Samsung A52: $440, 181,060..
Redmi Note 10 pro: $300, ₦123,450.
Tecno Phantom x: $554, ₦228,000.

 

Conclusion.

We are going to leave this decision to our esteemed readers.

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