LEAGOO LEAD 5 Review
LEAGOO LEAD 5 Highlights
- Real android 4.4 KitKat
- Real wake gesture
- Support global network
- Real 5.0 inch IPS HD DIsplay
- Rear camera autofocus
- 2800mAh battery
- Dual SIM dual standby
- Powerful quad core
- Hotknot screen transfer
LEAGOO LEAD 5 Review Introduce:
The Phone’s Design
The Lead 5 features a pretty slim design measuring at only 7.9mm thin. While the device is generally made out of plastic, it has an aluminium frame that gives it a very sturdy feel.
The phone has a pretty curvy design – the top and bottom is rounded, while the back is slightly curved to give it a better grip – after all, plastic can be pretty slippery so it’s nice to have something that fits into your palm nicely. The top features a microUSB slot, and right next to it is a 3.5mm audio jack. The bottom of the phone looks very clean with a little hole that acts as a microphone, and a little slot to make it easier for you to remove the back cover.
The front of the device is dominated by the large 5 display and right below that is the capacitive buttons. The back has a slightly protruded 5MP rear camera paired with an LED flash, a shiny Leagoo logo, and a speaker grille right at the bottom.
The Phone’s Display
The display isn’t very impressive. With a resolution of 854 x 480, the pixel density is a poor 196ppi, so don’t expect to be blown away by it. That said, it’s still an IPS display so it still has good viewing angles, and is still visible under sunlight.
The Phone’s Performance
The Leagoo Lead 5 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6582 processor paired with 1GB of RAM. In my short period with the Lead 5, it has hung on me once when I tried to add my Facebook account in via the settings menu. I’m not quite sure what happened there, but I cleared all my tasks and tried again, and it worked. It took a few seconds for Facebook to load, but worked nonetheless.
Under normal usage like rearranging icons in the home screens, downloading apps, scrolling through the web and such, the Lead 5 tends to be slightly sluggish and not as responsive. Then again, I guess you can’t be too fussy with a smartphone that costs less than RM400!
The Phone’s Camera
The Lead 5 has a 5MP rear camera on board and a 3MP front camera. As you would imagine, you shouldn’t expect too much from it. The rear camera is decent and has all the basic features of a camera – auto focus and LED flash on the rear camera with multiple modes such as beauty, panorama, multi image and even HDR. The front camera on the other hand isn’t very selfie-friendly as it does not have any camera modes, that means no beauty mode and no fancy touch up features. Moreover, the front camera is a bit too close for its own good, if you want to take a selfie, you’ll need to extend your hand way out.
The Phone’s Software
The Lead 5 runs on Android 4.4 Kit Kat out of the box and a very basic custom skin by Leagoo. Unlike other Chinese phones we’ve used before, there’s no name for the custom skin and there isn’t any themes store. In fact, apart from the usual settings you find on Android smartphones, the only thing extra on the Lead 5 is gesture controls.
Very similar to what Oppo has on its ColorOS, gesture control allows you to wake the screen and open a pre-defined app simply by “drawing” on a blank/sleeping screen. It works just as advertised, but feels a bit too slow.
LEAGOO LEAD 5 Android phone Tech Info
Leagoo Lead 5 owns a 5.0-inch FWVGA IPS screen with 854*480 pixel display, MTK6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB storage. Leagoo Lead 5 installs Android 4.4.2 OS.
|CPU||MTK6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat
|Memory||1GB RAM/8GB ROM|
|Weight||145g (Including battery)|
|Screen||5.0-inch FWVGA IPS screen with 854*480 pixel|
|Network||GSM +WCDMA(Dual Simcards)
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: W-CDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
|GPS||Built In GPS& A-GPS|
|Connection||Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR/Wi-Fi : IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
supports Wi-Fi hotspot Micro USB 2.0
|Camera||0.3MP front camera, 8MP back camera with flashlight and auto focus|
|Sensor||Gravity Sensor, Distance Sensor, Light Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Video||AVI, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MOV, ASF, MPEG, RMVB, H.263, H.264, etc.|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. / 3.5 mm Audio Jack|
|Special functions||Play Store, Tethering & portable hotspot, FM Radio, Wi-Fi, GPS, Gesture Control, Schedule Power On/Off|
|Battery and Accessories||Removable Li-ion Battery 2800 mAh
1 * Leagoo Lead 5 Android Phone
1 * Travel Charger
1 * Battery
1 * USB Data Cable
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