Leagoo M5 Edge Budget Smartphone for 95 euros

After the M7, Leagoo presents another low-priced smartphone in the <100 € range, which is not “so inspired” by the iPhone this time. What the LEAGOO M5 Edge has to offer for almost 95 € so we have summarized here for you.

Leagoo M5 Edge Black

 

display  5.0 “HD (1280 * 720) Display with 294PPI & 2,5D glass
processor  MediaTek MT6737 1.3GHz Quad Core
graphics chip  Mali-T720 MP2 @ 550 MHz
random access memory  2GB DDR3
Internal memory  16GB EMMC (SD card up to 128GB)
main camera  13MP with f / 2.0 aperture & flash 1080P video @ 30fps
front camera  8MP with 78 ° lens
battery pack  2000mAh
connectivity  LTE band 1,3,7,8, 20 | Dual SIM | WLAN BT 4.0 | GPS
features  fingerprint sensor
operating system  Android 6.0 (Freeme OS 6.0 Skin)
Dimensions  140 * 68.3 * 8.5mm (L × W × H)
mass  164.5g
release  June 30, 2017

Design

The Leagoo M5 Edge is, according to the manufacturer, the most compact 5 inch smartphone on the market. These compact dimensions are  140 * 68.3 * 8.5mm (L × W × H) and bring 164.5 grams on the balance. The material used is mainly an aluminum alloy. The entire mobile phone is then enclosed by a metal frame.

Leagoo M5 Edge Display

The display should be next to processing the highlight of the M5 Edge. Therefore , put on 2.5D glass with a 2mm thin edge . At the same time, On-Cell technology is used to reduce the distance between the glass and the screen. Unfortunately, the M5 Edge but then only a 720P panel donated, which is something sobering. With a “only” 5-inch screen, however, this is just still painful.

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Hardware

On the hard side the familiar MT6737 from MediaTek is installed . This quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and is already in UMIDIGI G to find. The Mali-T720 MP2 with 550 MHz is used as graphics chip  . The memory has a combination of 2GB working and 16GB main memory . This makes all everyday applications quite usable. The 2000mAh strong battery is enough for a day full of applications. In contrast to all other new smartphones, the battery of the LEAGOO M5 Edge can be exchanged. However, the smartphone does not have the Quickcharge. As an operating system, an in-house version of Android 6.0 is implemented.

Leagoo M5 Edge Hardware
Speakers, fingerprint sensor and main camera are all installed on the back.

The front camera of the M5 is significantly better with 8MP than with other smartphones of this price class. The  78 ° angles of the lens are also very special. The main camera is synonymous with 13MP and a   f / 2.0 aperture  also not to be despised. Especially the, for the price, large aperture should allow better shooting in difficult light conditions. Videos are recorded in  1080P with 30fps . The camera can also be triggered by the fingerprint sensor.

Leagoo M5 Edge camera

Connectivity & Tools

In addition to Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS, the LEAGOO M5 Edge has  LTE ( band 20 ) and is dual SIM capable. Supposedly, one can even use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time. However, with dual SIM, only one of the two cards can use LTE. The microSD card can be up to 128GB. The smartphone is loaded via microUSB connector on the bottom and music can be heard via the jack connector on the top.

Leagoo M5 Edge Design
Pleasantly elegant, borderless design with the fingerprint sensor on the back

Conclusion

The LEAGOO M5 Edge makes a solid impression for its price class. Especially the display and the camera make a good impression on the paper. However, anyone looking for the latest operating system will not be happy here. Seen price you can then also to UMIDIGI G access. However, if you are looking for a narrow and easy-to-use smartphone, you will get something good. Available is the LEAGOO M5 Edge from the 30th of June.

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