Design & Appearance.
You see, the first impression is the last impression and Leagoo knows how to deliver it. Take Leagoo M5 Plus as an example. It’s the most good looking smartphone you can get under $80. We never thought we would see a nano molding technology chassis, make of exclusive metal for a low-tier under that price tag. The brushed rear (IML) is something which further exaggerates its charisma. The touch-based buttons seem to be a bit trendy (a circle for the home screen and dots for back and menu). On the rear, the fingerprint reader dwells along Dual Flash and the camera at the top center. Where have we seen this arrange? Maybe in Huawei Mate 9 leaks. The toughness never reaches to an end with the Gorilla Glass 4 technology along 2.5D arc design. In short, it’s more than what we expect from a low-end smartphone. Regarding Leagoo M5 Plus the game changes. It’s sometimes hard to deliberate, how LEAGOO managed that much processes to make M5 Plus exquisite under $80.
Hardware & Display
The only weak point of the flagship is its hardware. A Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737 (@1.3Ghz) beats under the hood of Leagoo M5 Plus. The processor is accompanied by 2 GB memory and ARM Mali-T720 MP2 (@550MHz) as the GPU. Now RAM and GPU are fine for a low-end, but it’s too rare to see MTK’s Quad-cores processor this year as they are old and lame now. They are energy efficient. With that type of hardware, M5 Plus only yields a score of 27,233 points on AnTuTu V6. Meanwhile, the phone also offers a storage of 16GB along with the option of expanding it via MicroSD slot. This seems to be a plus along the introduction of a fingerprint sensor on the back. The Leagoo M5 Plus integrates a large Super IPS 5.5-inch screen with an HD display (1280×720 pixels). Even though it’s not Full-HD but with the contrast ratio 900:1, the details and the colors are sharp on the screen.
Camera & Connectivity
The selling point of the terminal is its 13 MP rear camera. Leagoo has kept the sensor as a secret, but from the images shown below, it appears to be Sony and somehow interpolated. The pictures captured are marvelous with great color contrast and maintaining the natural look. Meanwhile, the typical 5MP shooter on the front is not bad. A few $80 contenders are on the list which features 4G+ connectivity, and Leagoo M5 Plus is one of them and perhaps the best with strong reception, Dedicated Hifi Speakers by a large bass. Plus, the Dual SIM feature is ready on the terminal with dual-standby. Even the Bluetooth v4.0 is optimized to LE (Low power consumption).
OS & Battery
One of the pros of M5 Plus is that it runs on Android 6.0 based on FreeME OS 6.0 which is much one of the stable, easiest and relishing custom OS on the planet. As far as the battery is concerned, it’s removable and replaceable. The 2500 mAh capacity seems to be limited to you, but with the energy efficient processor, those amperes are more than enough. As the SoC is outdated, we won’t experience any fast charging.
If you’re looking for the best budget-friendly smartphone in the town and design and features are your priority despite performance, then XiaomiToday recommends Leagoo M5 Plus a ‘MUST’ for you.
Price and Availability
Our readers who are interested in buying Leagoo M5 Plus can buy it from Aliexpress for the cheapest price ($78.99) on the internet. The terminal is available in three colors: Champagne Gold, Titanium Grey and Galaxy White.