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The Leagoo M5 is a smartphone that enters into the market with the hope of appealing to users with its unique solid and shockproof metallic design. The smartphone features a 5.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580A 64-bit processor and 2GB of RAM. It packs a 16GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card. It comes with 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash on the back and 5MP on the front.
The Leagoo runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based on Leagoo Freemee OS 6.0 and supports dual SIM slot with dual standby. The device flaunts a tougher body which is equally good to hold onto. While most smartphone manufactures have either achieved toughness or finesse, Leagoo aims at achieving both with this new handset on display. The device is capable of handling daily tasks such as playing of casual games, listening to music and web browsing.
Design and Features
The Leagoo M5 has a sense of fashion and sports an all-metal frame that makes it hard to break. It measures 5.58 x 2.81 x 0.34 inches and weighs 179 grams that makes it have a slim body and perfectly appropriate to be used by one hand. The handset comes in 3 color options including titanium grey, champagne gold and galaxy white. The metallic frame design which is solid and shockproof is the selling point of this smartphone that will appeal to many folks who have experienced damages caused to their devices after a hard fall.
The 5-inch smartphones comes with HD display, with IPS capacitive touchscreen and a resolution of 1280x720pixel. The resolution offers excellent clarity, more brightness and natural viewing experience with a contrast ratio of 900:1. The 2.5D Arc screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which makes it hard for the screen to break even with a hard fall.
The Leagoo comes with average dual cameras packing 8 Megapixel with 4P lens on the back and 5 megapixel camera on the front for taking selfies and video calling. There is an LED flashlight on the back for taking pictures on dimly lit environments and acts as a torch as well. Photo enthusiasts should find this a standard feature in capturing high quality photos, a plus for this budget priced smartphone. The handset supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG picture formats and 1080P, AVI, MP4, RMVB, WMV video formats.
There is a fingerprint Unlock sensor to enhance your security and privacy embedded on the back with a high recognition speed of less 2 seconds. Important to note is the fact that the handset supports OTG. The M5 Leagoo is armed with a 2300mAh battery that is not quite satisfactory in providing enough juice to last you all day. The device uses AWINIC K7 audio chip that gives Dynamic audio quality which automatically controls the loudness of audio without splitting up it.
The Leagoo is powered by Quad-core MediaTek MTK 6580 clocked at 1.3GHz processor. The processor delivers decent performance with battery efficiency with good simulation between CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. There is 2GB LPDDR3 RAM system memory on board that is sufficient to handle multiple tasks concurrently. For storage, the device packs a 16GB ROM which is hardly enough for keeping your stuff given that the OS consumes some. There is a Micro SD card slot to expand your storage to 128GB to store all your photos, movies, music and documents.
In terms of connectivity, it comes with a Micro USB port and there is 2 standard SIM Card slots for dial connection that supports 3G on the main and 2G on the secondary sim. The presence of 3.5mm Audio Port allows you to connect your smartphone with your earphones or headphones to listen to your music or watch movies without disturbing others. For internet access, there is Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n wireless internet to get you into the internet.
There is also Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with compatible devices to share and transfer data. You can as well connect with your Bluetooth speakers, earphones or home theatre to enhance your listening experience of music. With Bluetooth earphones you can easily receive your calls while working without having to hold your phone.
Worth a look
The Leagoo M5 is an entry level mid-priced smartphone capable of handling your daily tasks without stuttering. The smartphone combines standard features found on most basic smartphones. This includes a Quad-core MediaTek MTK 6580 clocked at 1.3GHz processor alongside a Mali-T720 GPU. There is also a 2GB LPDDR3 RAM system memory on board and a 16GB storage commonly seen on most entry-level smartphones. The handset does not bring anything new on the world of smartphones apart from its eye-catching feature of a non-breakpoint metal body.
The solid and shockproof smartphone can survive a hard fall that most smartphones in the market cannot without sustaining a crack, bend or being fully damaged. Despite showcasing dual-SIM compatibility this handset misses out on 4G LTE support. All said, the Leagoo M5 is a decent device that fits the bill for users after an entry level smartphone for handling daily tasks such as web browsing, dial connection, listening to music, watching movies and playing of casual games.
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