Leagoo T5 Review

Where To Buy Leagoo T5

VIEW ON GEARBEST: $114.58    VIEW ON JUMIA NIGERIA: ₦ 36,690     VIEW ON JUMIA KENYA: KSh 23,330    

*Price at the time of review. 

In the box

 

Phone X1
Earphone X1
BatteryBuild-in type X1
USB Cable Micro 5Pin, 2A X1
Charger5V/2A X1
TPU Case(Need Purchased Separately)  

 

The Leagoo T5 is a smartphone that offers quite a number of features for a low price. This a budget-friendly Android smartphone from China. The design justifies its cost and getting the combination of a decent 5.5in display, expandable storage, and fingerprint reader.

One of the reason why this device is affordable is because of the various component that makes up Leagoo T5 hardware. Component from Samsung, Sharp, Sony, and LG. This leaves Leagoo with the task of putting all these parts together into a final package that offers great build quality and excellent design.

   
Sharp IPS display
Samsung 4GB Samsung LPDDR4 RAM
Samsung 64GB  STORAGE
Sony Dual-lens Sony / OV rear
LG Battery 3000 mah

 

Leagoo T5 Hardware

The Leagoo T5 comes with a 5.5″ Sharp IPS display and a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 giving it an impressive PPI (pixels per inch) of 401 making the display much better than other phones at this price range.

Leagoo T5 Screen Specs: 5.5 inch Sharp IPS Display, 1920×1080 resolution, 2.5D, Gorilla Glass 4, 401 PPI, 5-Point multi-touch

The body of the T5 is made from an aluminum alloy opting for a minimalist design without any embellishments such as glossy metal-work or chamfered edges. The Leagoo T5 metal body is coated with a matte black finish which is a real fingerprint magnet. If you’re going to keep it in a case using the TPU case, this isn’t a problem but without a case, it’s going to look messy.

Leagoo T5 Colours Available: Champagne Gold (white front) & Black

At the bottom, you’ll find the headphone jack, a single speaker, and the microUSB port. The single speaker isn’t the best. For a smartphone speaker, you shouldn’t expect much.

On its right side, you’ll find the power button and volume rocker. The left side is completely bare aside from the microSD card and Nano SIM card slot. It can actually be a dual-SIM phone, but then you can’t use a microSD card. The second slot functions as either a microSD card reader or a Nano SIM reader.

There’s a fingerprint sensor along the bottom, a fingerprint sensor is positioned within the bezel beneath the display. There’s a noticeable delay between pressing your thumb to it and having the screen actually turn on.

Overall, the hardware here is very good for its price; it definitely doesn’t feel like you’re using a cheap device.

Leagoo T5 Camera

Rear Camera Front Camera (Selfie time)
Samsung 13MP + OV 5MP

f/2.0 Aperture

Dual LED Flash

Dual Lens Bokeh Effect

13MP OV Lens

f/2.0 aperture

Soft Flash

77.9-degree angle

 

The Leagoo T5 has some surprisingly high specs for its cameras one of the reasons being that the dual lens / OV rear camera was made by Sony. The rear has both a 13MP and a 5MP lens — the 5MP lens is just for capturing clearer photos and better low-light photos. The f/2.0 aperture isn’t the best on a smartphone, but for this price range, it’s alright.

Leagoo T5 Front Camera
Leagoo T5 Front Camera

The front-facing camera is 13MP and it has a front-facing flash.  Indoor conditions, photos look a little bit washed out. This is typical of cameras within the low-mid-range price bracket.

Leagoo T5 Dual Rear Camera
Leagoo T5 Dual Rear Camera

Looking at the camera mode setting. There are different camera mode you can go ahead test out the different modes yourself and see what works for you or stay away from the extra modes and just appreciate the 13MP camera in Normal mode.

Leagoo T5 Performance

CPU MediaTek 6750T (8-Cores)
GPU ARM Mali-T860
RAM: 4GB Samsung LPDDR4
Expandable Yes (2nd SIM slot up to 128GB)
Storage Samsung 64GB

 

For the performance, the Leagoo T5 is Powered by a MediaTek processor low-mid range MediaTek 6750T that runs 8-cores at 1.5GHz and graphics chip ( Mali-T860 GPU )which easily handles 2D games and play most 3D games stutter and slow-down free. You might have to turn down the graphics settings for the latest games, but overall it’s a decent gaming GPU for the price.

That 4GB of RAM certainly helps with the multitasking, and 64GB of storage means a lot of space to save your media files (and you could always add more with a microSD card).

The T5 performed well while surfing the web using Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Googling.

Running the device through the Geekbench 4 test, and it came back with scores of 607 for Single-Core and 2490 on Multi-Core.

Leagoo T5 Battery Life

With a 3,000mAh battery, the Leagoo T5 is average in terms of battery life. On normal use it will get you through the day and charging on the Leagoo T5 is fast.

Battery life on the T5 was not amazing on heavy use like playing games. I tested out the Leagoo T5 battery duration playing online and offline games. For online gaming, for example, the Pugd mobile on low setting got 4 hours plus of gameplay while for offline gaming, for example, the Hitman Sniper got me 6 hours gameplay. I noticed the T5 was hot while playing the Hitman sniper. So I would recommend having a charger while gaming with this device.

Leagoo T5 Gameplay
Leagoo T5 Gameplay

One thing to bear in mind though is that the T5 doesn’t have NFC. So, if you intended to use Android Pay then this isn’t the phone for you.

Leagoo T5 Software

The OS on the Leagoo T5 is Android 7.0 Nougat which is customized. Essentially what that means is that it runs a custom launcher, it has a tweaked notification shade, and it has some extra features in the Settings menu.

The home screen/launcher looks a lot more like iOS than Android with large colorful buttons (except for the Internet Explorer logo for the Browser app).

Another major thing that Leagoo added on the Leagoo T5, is their own app store. It’s just called “App Store”, and it’s an identical copy of the Google Play Store. You could use it, but the Play Store is really the best app store there is.

Should You Buy The Leagoo T5?

If you’re looking for a super cheap smartphone, the Leagoo T5 is certainly worth your consideration. I would recommend you buy it.

Where To Buy The Leagoo T5?

VIEW ON GEARBEST: $114.58    VIEW ON JUMIA NIGERIA: ₦ 36,690     VIEW ON JUMIA KENYA: KSh 23,330    

*Price at the time of review. 

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