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Tecno Phantom 9 review: Swift performer marred by cluttered UI, sub-par UX

Roselin Ravikrishnan

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Chinese cell phone maker Transsion Holdings’ auxiliary Tecno Mobile as of late declared taking its cell phone business online in India with the dispatch of the Tecno Phantom 9. This Flipkart-selective gadget has a triple-back camera set-up, an AMOLED screen with an in-show unique mark sensor, angle structure and a speck indent formed showcase pleasing the front camera. At Rs 14,999, the telephone is by all accounts an incentive for cash in a mid-go portion. In any case, is it? Allow’s find to out:

Tecno Phantom 9 images

Tecno Phantom 9 images

The Tecno Phantom 9 cuts no corners on the design front. It boasts a curved glass-like panel with aurora reflective gradient design on the back that looks premium and is quite sturdy to endure day-to-day use and abuse. The phone’s thin chassis (7.75mm) feels comfortable to hold and its blue color paint job accentuates the phone’s overall design language. On the front, the phone has a 6.4-inch dot notch-based display, which leaves negligible bezels on the top and sides but a thick one at the bottom. The screen is of the AMOLED breed with in-display fingerprint-sensor technology, which takes some time to unlock the phone but works accurately.

The display has a fullHD+ resolution, stretched in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Though it is an AMOLED panel, the screen’s contrast, saturation, and color rendition do not seem very well-calibrated. Moreover, there is no option in the phone’s settings menu to tweak display settings. The phone also lacks Widevine L1 certification to confirm its ability to play content from over-the-top platforms in high definition.

The Tecno Phantom 9 has a triple-camera set-up on the back, featuring a 16-megapixel primary sensor of an f/1.8 aperture, an 8MP ultra-wide lens of a 120-degree field of view (FoV), and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 32MP sensor with an LED flash on each side. Configuration aside, the camera performance is a bit of a let-down and fails to impress, especially in terms of capturing details and low-light imaging. The camera’s user interface is cluttered and affects user experience.

The Tecno Phantom 9 is powered by a Mediatek Helio P35 system-on-chip, paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The phone boots the Android Pie operating system-based HiOS user interface, which is a heavily customized skin layered on top of the default operating system. The UI is stuffed with bloatware, which keeps on pushing pesky notifications. The UI does not support app drawer and all the installed apps show up on different home screens, which look cluttered and are difficult to organize. Other than UI and UX flaws, the phone’s performance is neat and swift. It handles basic operations such as calling, messaging, internet browsing, multimedia streaming, and social media without any hiccups. Performing heavy tasks such as playing graphics-intensive gaming titles are possible, but the experience is inconsistent. Powering the phone is a 3,500 mAh battery, which keeps the show going for around a day on regular usage.

Tecno Phantom 9 features

Tecno Phantom 9 features

Verdict

At Rs 14,999, the Tecno Phantom 9 does not seem to be a decent value for money smartphone. In the same segment, there are smartphones that offer better value such as the Realme 3 Pro, Redmi 7 Pro, Honor 20i, etc. However, you might like to consider the Tecno Phantom 9 for its design, on-battery time and decent performance.

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Amazon has introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can now book movie tickets in their mobile app.

Keerthi Krishnan

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Amazon has introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can book movie tickets in their mobile app.

Users can book movie tickets anywhere in the country using the Amazon Mobile App. Amazon has announced a new feature on its mobile app that will allow users to book movie tickets in their mobile app. Amazon has also introduced a new feature in their mobile app. This enables users to book movie tickets using the Amazon Mobile App anywhere in the country. Earlier this year, the Indian division of Seattle-based tech giant introduced the flight booking feature on its mobile app. Now, after about six months, the company has launched its movie ticket booking system.

Amazon has  introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can book movie tickets in their mobile app.

Amazon has introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can book movie tickets in their mobile app.

Cinema Ticket Booking is currently only available on Amazon’s mobile app based on Android and iOS. These appear in the Shop by Category category of apps. This will make the booking of tickets easier and more transparent. Alternatively, you can easily book a movie ticket by tapping on the Amazon Pay section of the Amazon app and scrolling down to the Book Movie Tickets option. But for those who use this option, the transaction is through Amazon Pay. You can also search the movie or movie using the Search tab in the Movies section of the app.

Amazon has  introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can book movie tickets in their mobile app.

Amazon has introduced a new feature in their mobile app users can book movie tickets in their mobile app.

As part of the launch offer, Amazon Movie Ticket Booking offers up to 20 per cent cashback of up to Rs 200. The cashback offer will be available from November 1, 2019 to November 14, 2019. This will be credited to Amazon Pay Balance in the Amazon accounts of users within three business days. To make this feature available to customers, the company signed a deal with Book My Show.

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Update your Google Chrome right now…

Keerthi Krishnan

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If you use Google Chrome browser for your daily internet spree, you need to update it right away, in case you haven’t. Google has revealed that there is a zero-day vulnerability in its browser which attackers are actively exploiting, Engadget reported.

What makes the security vulnerability different from previous exploits is that the browser needs to be restarted for the fix to take effect. To ensure safety, ensure you are updated to the latest version 72.0.3626.121 that comes with the fix.

Those using the browser on a Windows OS are in for double the trouble as Google revealed that the bug was being used in concert with a second vulnerability in the system. The issue may impact those running windows 7 32-bit systems.

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Jio recharges are as follows; Knows the offers

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Jio recharges are as follows; Knows the offers

Reliance Jio, one of the country’s leading telecom service providers, has announced that it will be charging sixpence per minute for Non-Jio network calls. There were protests on social media over the closure of Jio Freakol. The IUC (Interconnect Usage Charge) has announced that customers will be charged for Jio outgoing calls. IUC Recharge coupons must be purchased along with Jio’s plans. Jio also offers Free data with these recharge coupons.

IUC voucher

Henceforth, all Jio users will have to purchase the IUC Top-up Voucher along with the existing plan. It will automatically join the plan when recharged. The IUC began charging less than ten months ago. Jio will also charge this rate along with the recharge plan until the TRAI IUC charges are terminated.

Four plans

Jio has introduced four types of IUC plans. Jio also offers IUC packs of ten, twenty, fifty and one hundred rupees. If I want to make phone calls to other SIMs other than Jio, IUC must be recharged. If IUC recharges Rs 10, you can talk for 124 minutes, 209 rupees for 249 minutes, 50 rupees for 656 minutes and 100 rupees for 1362 minutes.

Free data

The Internet also offers IUC recharge coupons free of charge. It offers one GB of recharge of Rs 10, two GB of Rs 20, five GB of 50 and 10 GB of data at Rs 100.

For postpaid users

Jio does not currently offer IUC recharge packs to postpaid Jio users. When they call other providers, they are charged sixpence per minute.

Jio to Jio

Calls from Jio to Jio SIM are free.

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