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Leagoo Lead 5 (2014)

Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Mediatek MT6582
Mali-400 MP2
1 GB / 8 GB
5 inch (480 x 854 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6582 SoC, and 1 GB of RAM.

Let's explore what sets this device apart!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Leagoo Lead 5 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Leagoo Lead 5 specifications

BrandLeagoo
NameLead 5
ModelL5
Release date2014

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.11 oz
Dimensions5.65 x 2.8 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM

The weight of Leagoo Lead 5 is about 5.11 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.4.2 (KitKat)
SoCMediatek MT6582
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP2

The Leagoo Lead 5 comes with Android OS v4.4.2 (KitKat) out of the box. Android is a mobile operating system. Google built it using a modified version of the Linux kernel. They also used other open-source software. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. Many mobile devices use ARM Mali GPUs. They are well known for their good performance and power efficiency.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inch
Resolution480 x 854 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. Most people think a smartphone needs at least 32 GB of storage. The Lead 5 has only 8 GB. We can expand the internal storage (8 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera3 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Lead 5 smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

This phone like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Lead 5 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 2800 mAh

The Li-Po 2800 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Leagoo 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

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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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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