Tecno S9 vs Tecno Phantom Pad Mini – Android Tablets

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Tecno S9 tablet and the Tecno Phantom Pad Mini (a.k.a Tecno P9) both feature Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and 7.0-inch displays and are about the same size, but the Tecno Phantom Pad Mini is a more superior tablet with faster processors and a more brilliant display. The major edge of the Tecno S9 is its lower price. This article shows the key differences between these two tablets. Checkout Tecno Phantom 8

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The Performance

Performance-wise, the Tecno Phantom Pad Mini is a superior tablet. It features a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM, which means it will run more smoothly than the 1.3GHz dual-core processor and 512MB RAM of the Tecno S9 tablet. A mere 512MB RAM means some Android apps may not run on the Tecno S9.

The Display

The Tecno P9 and Tecno S9 tablets both feature 7-inch displays, however the Phantom Pad Mini offers a more brilliant view with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution compared to 600 x 1024 pixels resolution of the S9. The result of this is that the Tecno Phantom Pad Mini’s is more sharp and crisp.

The Camera

Tecno P9 also features a better camera. A 5 megapixels camera with flash on the rear and a 2 megapixels in front. Tecno S9 tablet features a 2 megapixels rear camera and a 0.3 megapixels front facing camera. So, the quality of photos taken with the P9 will be superior to the S9.

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The Battery

Tecno Tecno Phantom Pad Mini comes with a 4000mAh battery, while the Tecno S9 features a 3000mAh battery. This may seem to give the Phantom Pad Mini a better battery life, but considering that the Phantom Mini has requires more power because of its higher processing power and higher screen resolution, the difference between the two in real use may not be far from each other.

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The Design

The Tecno S9 comes with a more compact the design. The compact design was achieved by cutting down on the huge bezel (the portion between the edges of the screen and the edges of the tablet) of the Phantom Pad Mini.

Which should you buy

Overall, the Tecno P9 is a superior tablet to the Tecno P9. If pricing is important to you, the Tecno S9 is cheaper being an entry level tablet and should sell from 24,000 to 28,000 Naira. However, the Tecno Phantom Pad Mini (P9) is worth the extra price. It will perform better with a superior display, better camera, and a more powerful processor and for a starting price of around 30,000 Naira it is reasonable.

For details about these two smartphones read Tecno S9 and Tecno P9 specs.

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Tecno S9 vs Tecno Phantom Pad Mini – Android Tablets was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 24th, 2017

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