In the height of the raging Internet debate on the whether the Tecno Phantom 5 is worth its price tag at 70,000 naira ($350) or not, popular e-commerce platform KuliMart has taken the stage to introduce the latest model of Xiaomi’s best-selling affordable phablet smartphone lineup, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2.
The Redmi Note 2 is currently on sale in India and China but in Nigeria, Kulimart is offering the smartphone at 44,000 naira which roughly translates to $210 using the current exchange rates.
“Xiaomi smartphones are built to be very exceptional,” said Michael Nwanator, chief executive at KuliMart.
“We except the Redmi Note 2 to bring about the ‘best affordable smartphone’ solution that Nigerians have been yearning for,” he added.
The handset will surely give the Tecno Phantom 5 a run for its money given that both handsets share virtually the same specs and that Xiaomi is a more widely recognized brand despite the company’s minimal presence in Nigeria and Africa as a whole. With that being said, let’s take a look at a little spec comparison between the Tecno Phantom 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 2:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
Tecno Phantom 5
|Display||5.5″ 1080p, 401 PPI||5.5″ 1080p, 401 PPI|
|Processor||2.0GHz octa-core MT6795M chipset, 64 bit||1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 chipset, 64 bit|
|GPU||PowerVR G6200||Mali-T760 MP4|
|Camera||13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash||13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual LED flash|
|Software platform||Android 5.1||Android 5.1|
|Battery capacity||3,060mAh (removable)||3000mAh (non removable)|
|4G (not a single mobile carrier supports LTE in Nigeria yet)||Yes||Yes|
|Price||44,000 naira||70,000 naira|
From the above comparison, you can decide for yourself which device is right for you. Tecno Phantom 5 offers a premium look and metal feel while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 gives you an adequate bang for your buck. The choice is all yours.
What do you think about the two smartphones? Will you kindly let us know in the comment section?