Leagoo Lead 5 Review—A Cheap MTK6582 Quad-core Android 4.4 Kitkat 3G Smartphone With Wake Gesture/5.0 inch Screen

Leagoo Lead 5 Review—A Cheap MTK6582 Quad-core Android 4.4 Kitkat 3G Smartphone With Wake Gesture/5.0 inch Screen

Leagoo phone is a new chinese mobile phone brand, in May 2014, Leagoo had released its milestone product—Leagoo Lead 1, owing to the affordable price and good specs, Leagoo Lead 1 had obtained good sales. Later, it also launched Leagoo lead 2/lead 3 and lead 4. Recently, Leagoo phone also brought its new product—Leagoo Lead 5, which is a cheap Android 4.4 Kitkat phone, and owns Wake Gesture/Hotknot functions. Today, we will make a full review of this new leagoo phone:

Leagoo Lead 5 Video Test

Leagoo Lead 5 Review—Design

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First, thanks for our sponsor Vifocal to send a Leagoo Lead 5 white version to us for testing, and compared with the former tested Leagoo phone—Leagoo Lead 3, Leagoo Lead 5 looks more larger, for Lead 5 owns a 5.0 inch screen. Above the screen, there are the caller speaker、the sensor and the front camera; meanwhile, below the screen, we could see three touch keys—Menu/Home and Back key.

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Then, looking from the sides of Leagoo lead 5, we could find that leagoo lead 5 adopts the metal bezel dsign, which looks stylish. In the left side of the phone, there is a power button; in the right side, there is a volume key. Besides, at the top side of the phone, we still notice the Headphone Jack and the USB Port.

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Third, after turning the phone around, we do find that Leagoo lead 5 owns the Brushed-metal finish shell, and its design is rather simiple, it only concluded the rear camera、the flashlight and “LEAGOO” Logo. In addition, after removing the back cover, we could see a green battery, above the battery, there are three card slots—two SIM cards slots/one TF card, and below the battery, there is a media caller speaker. Overall, the appearance design of Leagoo Lead 5 is rather simple and fashion.

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Leagoo Lead 5 Review—Display

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This time, Leagoo Lead 5 is decorating a 5.0 inch IPS screen, however, it’s pity that the resolution is only 854*540 pixels. During our testing, the display quality look well, and the touch panel runs good.

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Leagoo Lead 5 Review—Performance

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Like Leagoo Lead 3, Leagoo Lead 5 still runs 1.3GHz MTK6582 Quad-core processor, and provides with 1G RAM/8G ROM, it could support 32G TF card extended. In addition, we also made the Antutu Score Benchmark test for Lead 5 phone, and it had reached 19352 points, meanwhile, Leagoo Lead 5 supports WCDMA 850/1900/2100MHz network.

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Leagoo Lead 5 Review—Highlight/Battery/Camera

  1. Wake Gesture Function

Like most other smartphones, Leagoo Lead 5 also equipped with Wake Gesture function, so you could draw the releative gesture to open the different function, such as draw “C” to open camera, draw “ S” to open seting.

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  1. Android 4.4 Kitkat OS

Besides, Leagoo Lead 5 also runs the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, compared with the former Android OS, Android 4.4 Kitkat had added many new features, and the interface looks more fashion.

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  1. GPS Function Testing

During this testing, we still experienced the GPS function of Leagoo Lead 5 phone, and we had searched 13 satellites in a few seconds, and 4 satellites could in use.

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  1. Battery

This time, Leagoo Lead 5 is providing a 2800mAh battery, which could support about 2~3 days standby time; certainly, if you feel one battery couldn’t meet your demand, you could consider prepare one or more batteries, for Leagoo Lead 5 supports battery replacement.

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  1. Camera

Otherwise, Leagoo Lead 5 phone had equipped with 3.0MP Front+8.0MP Rear dual camera, and supports panorama、face beauty and smile shot. As usual, we still take some photos by Leagoo Lead 5, and the photos look good.

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As the latest product of Leagoo phone, Leagoo Lead 5 hadn’t adopted the top specs, such as MT6592 Octa-core processor/4G LTE network/2K Screen, it still in line with Leagoo brand philosophy of “Practical、Affordable and Stylish”, and runs the meanstream Quad-core specs, such as MT6582 processor/5.0 inch screen/2800mAh battery. However, it’s pity that the screen resolution of Lead 5 is a bit low, and the memory is a little small. Now, Leagoo Lead 5 is only cost $89.99 usd on our sponsor Vifocal,  if you want to buy a cheap and stylish smartphone, Leagoo Lead 5 is a good choice.

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Kevin is a mobile Engineer, He currently uses the VIVO XPLAY as his primary device.

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