Apparently, the engineers of Elephone decided not to think much about the design and solutions for their smartphones – we recently wrote about the smartphone Elephone PX with a sliding camera in the style of Vivo Nex, and now came information about the Elephone A5, which has a triple main camera and design in the style the popular camera phone Huawei P20 Pro (Lite).
Elephone A5 is the latest smartphone in the offer of the Chinese manufacturer, which focuses on high-performance components, up to five cameras (12.0MP + 5.0MP + 0.3MP rear and 20.0MP + 2.0MP front), as well as a combination of the style known from Apple and Huawei phones. In my opinion, it’s a perfect mix.
Elephone A5, shown on the occasion of the Global Sources Electronics Fair 2018. This model ranks behind Huawei P20 Pro and Galaxy A7 (2018) in terms of photographic capabilities. Despite this, those interested in buying will receive interesting equipment – one that not only looks good, but also has good facilities.
As you can see in the official graphics published by the manufacturer, the Elephone A5 has a notch in the display, which is similar to that of the iPhone X and Huawei smartphones. Notch is not a big size, given the fact that it has two cameras dedicated to Self and a very elegant recess with a loudspeaker. The bottom frame is very narrow, although it still exists, and the side frames have been reduced to the basic minimum.
The smartphone has a 6.18″ IPS display with FHD+ resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels. The screen ratio is 19:9.
For the proper operation of Android 9.0 Pie will be responsible MediaTek helio P60 with 4 GB of RAM. It is a powerful unit for mid-price devices, as evidenced by the use of four ARM Cortex-A73 cores with a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz and four additional cores on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. If I also mention that the graphics are the responsibility of ARM Mali-G72MP3, and the SoC was produced in a 12 nm technological process, then without a doubt we get a suitably efficient SoC for smartphones from the average price range.
Elephone A5 has 64GB of internal memory, which can be expanded at any time by using a hybrid slot supporting, among others, microSD cards. However, if you don’t want to extend the memory, you will be able to implement two SIM cards in nano standard.
Energy efficiency will be provided by a 4000 mAh battery with support for fast charging technology. Specification also includes: 4G modem with VoLTE, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB port with USB OTG support and 3.5 mm mini-jack socket. The fingerprint reader is located on the back wall. NFC is missing and this is probably the biggest disadvantage of this model.
When it comes to the camera dedicated to the self, the main one has a 20.0 MP sensor with A support and cooperates with an additional lens – 2.0 MP.
At the back there is a triple module with a basic 12.0 MP sensor (single pixel size 1.28um) with Dual-Pixel technology together with the second – 5.0 MP and the third additional 0.3 MP. This set of cameras should allow you to take good quality pictures against the light or in a dark environment. Unfortunately, the aperture value of none of the modules has been revealed, so it is difficult to say more about the photographic possibilities at this point in time.
This gadget has a lot of features that tip the scales in your favour if you ever think of buying it. Starting with the performance it is powered by MediaTek Helio P60 in combination with Android 8.1 makes for a great user experience. Processing through multiple apps is fast and you will face no lags even during memory or graphic intensive games and AI performance. The UI is also pleasant to use.
Apart from the goof performance specs, the camera is another biggg plus point of the phone. It has a total of five cameras and with 22MPs on the front and 17+ MPs at the back. You will never get this feature in such a price range. It has a big battery at 4,000 mAh and supports fast charging. Another unique feature of the phone that I personally liked a lot is its side fingerprint scanner. It's almost a no-show tiny bezel on the side below the volume notch I think and is much better than the hideous rear mounted scanners that ruin the back panel. The design is also super sleek and premium looking with a punch whole camera and minimal notch display that looks pretty cool!