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Comparison: Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Tecno Phantom 9 is the company’s latest flagship device that comes with amazing features. The device saw a major improvement over its predecessor phantom 8. While Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 on the other hand, is that mid-range smartphone that comes with flagship specifications.

Thus, in this article, let’s take a deeper look at Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 comparison and see which one you should buy.

Tecno Phantom 9 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7: Specs Comparison


TECNO PHANTOM 9: 6.4″-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution 1080 x 2340.

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: 6.3″-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with a resolution 1080 x 2340.

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TECNO PHANTOM 9: Mediatek Helio P35 SoC, Octa-core 2.35 GHz

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm), Octa-core 2.2 GHz


TECNO PHANTOM 9: 6GB RAM + 128 GB ROM (microSD space available)

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: 4GB RAM + 32 / 64/ 128 GB ROM (SD Card space is available)


TECNO PHANTOM 9: Android 9.0 (Pie); HiOS 5.0

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XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10


TECNO PHANTOM 9: 16+2+8MP triple rear and 32MP selfie camera

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: 48+5MP dual rear and 13MP selfie camera


TECNO PHANTOM 9: Non-removable Li-Po 3500 mAh battery (fast charging 10W)

XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 7: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery (fast charging 10W)


– Under-display fingerprint
– Dual SIM
– 3.5 mm jack
– Bluetooth 5.0
– 4G supported (Supports Glo 4G)

– Rear mounted fingerprint
– Dual SIM
– 3.5 mm jack
– Bluetooth 4.2
– 4G supported


Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has a premium body design. With the back and front of the phone coated with the gorilla glass 5 protection. The smartphone is a mid-range device but you can hardly tell on your first touch.

However, Tecno Phantom 9 also has a beautiful body design. Although it’s made of a plastic, but you will easily fall in love with it on a first glance due to its beautiful aurora color.

Moreover, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note has a rear mounted fingerprint , the Tecno Phantom 9 has the trending under-display fingerprint (inside screen fingerprint scanner).

Dimensions: Tecno Phantom 9 – 158.52* 75.3* 7.85mm vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm

Weight: Tecno Phantom 9 – 179g vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 – 186g

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The Tecno Phantom 9 is taller by just an inch, sleeker and light weighted.

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On this segment, Tecno Phantom 9 wins. With its 6.4″-inch Amoled dewdrop notch display design, you’ll have no choice but fall in love with it.

Just in case you don’t know, Amoled panels are the best in the industry. Because devices using the OLED panel usually have the brightest and most color-accurate screens with as little color shift as possible.

However, Xiaomi used an IPS LCD panel for the Redmi Note 7, which was the main weakness of this device since its released.

Hardware & Software

Both smartphones runs out of the box on Android 9.0 pie. With Tecno Phantom 9 being powered by the weak Mediatek Helio P35 chipset, while Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is powered by Qualcomm snapdragon 660 chip.

Moreover, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is among the phones expected to get an upgrade to Android Q by the end of this year. While Tecno Phantom 9 may never get an upgrade based on its history.

However as far as memory is concerned, keep in mind that the Tecno Phantom 9 has 6GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage, while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 at its highest configuration has 128GB internal storage with 4GB RAM. Nonetheless  both smartphones can chest heavy responsibilities without lagging behind.


On this category, it is based on user preferences. Tecno Phantom 9 has tri-lens rear camera with each performing different functions which all together helps to deliver nice photography. There is also a dark mode or night mode feature, and you should also look out for the ultra-wide lens.

Tecno Phantom 9:

• 16MP as the main camera
• 8MP ultra -wide lens
• 2MP depth sensor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7:

• 48MP as the main camera
• 5MP depth sensor

Moreover the Tecno Phantom 9 has a 32MP selfie camera with two flash lights placed at the top edges. Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 on the other hand, has a 13MP front camera and it uses screen flashlight to take night pictures.


In terms of their battery life, both smartphones can last you full day on a single charge. But Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 has 4000mAh Battery capacity which last longer than the Phantom 9.

However the Tecno phantom 9 with its 3500 mAh isn’t that bad so you shouldn’t panick since there is a feature in the Phone that helps to minimize the usage of background apps.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 is the normal 2019 smartphone, while Tecno Phantom 9 is the advanced 2019 smartphone. The only thing that was left missing in the Tecno Phantom 9 was the lack of good chipset.

Imagine you getting a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM phone, with an indisplay fingerprint, and an Amoled display all at a low price of 77,000 naira. Truly, the smartphone is one of the best available in the Nigerian market currently. And below is our quick summary between the Tecno Phantom 9 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7:

Design: Both

Display: Tecno Phantom 9

Battery: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7

Camera: User preference

Hardware : User preference

Software : Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 will upgrade to Android 10 Q in the nearest future but Tecno Phantom 9 won’t.

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