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Elephone U5 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Mediatek Helio P60 MT6771
Mali-G72 MP3
4 GB / 128 GB
6.4 inch (1080 x 2340 px)
48 + 13 + 5 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 6.4 inch IPS display, a Mediatek Helio P60 MT6771 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Elephone U5 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Elephone U5 specifications

BrandElephone
NameU5
ModelU5
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Colorsblack, blue
SIM typeNano SIM

Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCMediatek Helio P60 MT6771
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-G72 MP3

The Elephone U5 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. This octa-core CPU consists: Octa-core, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A53. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.4 inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 6.4 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage128 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The Elephone U5 comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. The U5 has 128 GB of internal storage, which is more than enough for their needs. We can expand the internal storage of the U5 (128 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera48 + 13 + 5 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera24 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The U5 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
HeadphoneUSB Type-C adapter

The Elephone U5 supports 4G/LTE networks. The U5 supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our U5 smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The U5 has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The U5 smartphone does not have 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The U5 does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, light, proximity, side-mounted fingerprint sensor
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in U5 smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device.

Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use. With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Elephone phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • generous internal storage
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no headphone jack
  • low-capacity battery
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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