Hisense A5

Hisense A5
Brand: Hisense
Category: Smartphones
  • CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display: 5.84 inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixel)
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front

Hisense A5 - Specs

Product Details

  • Features
    Display: 5.84 inch, 1440 x 720 Pixel Screen
    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
    System: Android 9.0
    RAM + ROM: 4GB + 64GB
    Camera: 13.0MP rear camera, 5MP front
  • Specification
    Brand: Hisense
    Model: A5
    OS: Android 9.0
    Service Provider: Unlocked
    SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby
    SIM Card Type: Dual Nano SIM
    Type: 4G Phablet

    CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 439
    External Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
    RAM: 4GB RAM
    ROM: 64GB

    WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet
    Wireless Connectivity: 3G,4G,A-GPS,Bluetooth,CDMA,Dual Band WiFi,GPS,GSM,WiFi
    CDMA: CDMA 1X EVDO 800MHz,CDMA 2000,CDMA: 800
    TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA 1880MHz/2010MHz,TD-SCDMA 1900/2000MHz
    4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz,FDD B3 1800MHz

    Screen resolution: 1440 x 720 (HD)
    Screen size: 5.84 inch

    Auto Focus: Yes
    Back camera: 13.0MP
    Camera Functions: Face Beauty,Face Detection,Panorama Shot
    Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
    Flashlight: Yes
    Touch Focus: Yes

    Additional Features: 3G,4G,Alarm,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,Camera,E-book,Fingerprint recognition,Fingerprint Unlocking,GPS,Gravity Sensing,Light Sensing,MP3,MP4,Notification,WiFi
    Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth V4.2
    Google Play Store: No
    I/O Interface: 1 x Nano SIM Card Slot,Micophone,Nano SIM/TF Card Slot,Speaker,Type-C,Type-C Audio Out Port
    Sensor: E-Compass,Gravity Sensor,Gyroscope

    Battery Capacity (mAh): 4000mAh Built-in
    Battery Type: Li-ion Battery, Non-removable
  • Package content
    Hisense A5 Cell Phone: 1
    Charger: 1
    Chinese Manual : 1
    Earphones: 1
    SIM Needle: 1
    Dash Type-C Cable: 1

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.9 4.5 4
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Features 9 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Battery 10 / 10
  • Call Quality 8 / 10

Hisense A5, an E-Ink smartphone under 100 USD

The new E-ink phone Hisense A5 is not the first smartphone with an E-Ink display from the Chinese company, as it has been preceded by at least three other models with dual-screen, including a main LCD and a monochrome on the back to save energy and control notifications without having to activate the screen. However, it remains the only Hisense smartphone with a single E-Ink display, as well as one of the few available on the market after the failure of Yotaphone and the delays in mass production of Kingrow K1 with the disappointment of those who believed in the project on Indiegogo.

We had the opportunity to take some photos and make a quick hands-on video on Hisense A5 at IFA 2019 in Berlin, but we can already tell you that this “particular” smartphone will be on sale in Europe on Amazon by the end of the year for only 120 euros. And it’s an exceptional price for a terminal of this kind, since a low-end ebook-reader with a definitely “less equipped” data sheet costs around 200 euros and the same Kingrow K1 has a price currently of 350 dollars.

Inside a monobloc polycarbonate frame, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM. The smartphone is also equipped with two cameras (front 5MP and rear 13MP with LED flash) and a 4000 mAh battery that – for an E-Ink display – will be enough for more than 10 days with constant use. Connectivity is well represented by WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB Type-C port for charging, a microSD card reader and a 3.5 mm audio jack. One of the most interesting elements is the operating system, updated to the latest Android 9.0 Pie release (probably in stock version) with Play Store to download and install third party apps.

Hisense A5 integrates an E-Ink 5.8-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) paper frontlight display with adjustable brightness (but not amber) for use in the dark, with all the pros and cons of E-Ink screens. This panel consumes very little power to the advantage of autonomy and never turns off, so you can see an image on the screen even if the smartphone is empty, but on the other hand has a very low refresh rate that compromises the “good viewing” of video. The Chinese company, however, has assured us that in the final version, will be integrated a “smooth mode” that will increase the refresh rate at the expense of a ghosting effect more pronounced than that already present (albeit slight) in the device on display. The screen has frames on four sides.

Hisense A5 - Reviews

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  1. sam

    not a review - a comment

    This phone really fills a niche, can we get confirmation that it comes with google services?

  2. Shawn

    to answer the previous person

    yes it is released to public on 23th, but it is only a introduction. the product will be firstly delivered on 1st Nov, because u may know the 11.11 is the Chinese BlackFriday. 1199yuan in mainland, I am not sure when it will be available abroad.

  3. grey

    replay It's not a review , it's a question

    First patch has been sold out in hours. Because they claim that you can get this one for free
    (Just several rules needs to fit).
    Next time will 2019-Nov-1st.
    Check jd.com search 海信A5
    Or check their Chinese official webstore.

  4. tom

    It's not a review , it's a question

    several chinese blogs are saying that this Hisense A5 phone is launched today,23 october 2019. Is it true ? Cause I am not getting any listting on Amazon .

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