Hands-on the ThL 5000 – 5-inch screen, 8-core CPU and 5000 mAh battery at an affordable price

Have you ever heard for ThL? Its full name is Technology-happy-life and it’s a Chinese company, which is popular for its phones. Тhere are some very interesting devices in ThL’s family and one of them is ThL 5000. We decided to make a hands on review, which also comprises a detailed video review. In the video, my colleague George shows us the phone’s capabilities. Below you can also see our first impressions on the model.


Battery

This is the most lucrative component in the phone, without a doubt. We are talking about 5000 mAh capacity, which is superb. We haven’t finished our tests yet, but we can share a part of them. For example, in our Wi-Fi browsing test, ThL 5000 endured 923 minutes – amazing result. With one charge, you can also watch a video for 683 minutes, which isn’t a record by any means, but it is still a great result. You can find more information and tests in our upcoming review.
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Processor

ThL 5000 is equipped with MediaTek MT6592, which is not a high-end processor, but is relatively good for smooth work with the device. There are also 2GB of RAM and Mali-450 GPU. In AnTuTu 5 benchmark, the phone achieved a good result for amid-ranger– 32 278 points. The other benchmark results were also very good, but we will share them soon enough.
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Screen

For this price range you may be expecting to see an HD resolution, but here we have a Full HD screen, just like a high-class handset. We’re still testing whether it has screen flickering, its maximum level of brightness and color reproduction, but the IPS technology and the protection, provided by Gorilla Glass 3 come as a bonus with the ThL 5000.
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Camera

The camera is another major feature. It’s has 13 MP Sony IMX135 sensor with auto focus and LED flash. We’re still testing it, but currently you can see some photos below. At the front side you’ll find a 5MP camera, which sounds good for selfie maniacs.


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Design

The phone is not so thin and light, but keep in mind that it has 5000 mAh battery, so the thickness of 10.1 mm. and weight of 165 grams is pretty normal. In other words, the device has an acceptable size for a 5-incher. The back cover is plastic and you can remove it easily, but this does not apply to the battery. There are also two mini SIM slots and another one for microSD memory card.


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Software

The operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat, but ThL has changed its app’s icon appearance. You can see it in the picture below. There are also some pre-installed apps, but you’ll have more information about them soon in our detailed review.

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Specs sheet


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OS Android 4.4 (KitKat)
CPU Mediatek MT6592 (8 cores, 2.00GHz, Cortex-A7)
RAM 2GB RAM
Memory 16GB
GPU Mali-450MP4
Display 5-inch IPS capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi‑Fi, GPS, NFC
Cameras 13MP with autofocus and LED flash as main and 5MP as secondary
Features
  • 2 x mini SIM
  • microSD up to 32GB
  • microUSB 2.0
  • integrated loudspeakers
  • 3.5 mm audio jackк
  • FM radio
Battery 5000 mAh
Dimensions (W/H/D) 70.4 х 144.2 х 10.1 mm
Weight 165 g (5.82 oz)

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