THL 5000 : A Review

by Najih Waleedh

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Introduction

Some of us criticize things without even knowing about it. They just Google search, read something and would completely judge it, even if it’s relevant or not. Some have a type of racism for Chinese products. But they have made some better products with a cheap price. A common logic which says inexpensive products are less in quality and usability does not fits for many products made in China. Likewise, that line does not suits to the great battery life smartphone THL 5000. It is a smartphone of Technology Happy Life (THL) brand, which is made in China.

THL 5000 accessories

 

I got the device from a global e-commerce plat form named as Aliexpress.com. The smartphones I have used previously lack the durability of battery life. So I look into a massive battery smartphone which does not lack the good performances in other smartphones. And I have known the THL 5000 as a great smartphone with a large battery.

Performance and Design

A smooth running Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS phone with a processor of MTK6592T, Cortex A-7 Octa-Core 2.00 GHz can do many things as a smartphone. The speed is fast enough to play 3D Games without any interferes. This phone contains 16 GB internal memory (ROM) with a 2 GB RAM and can insert memory cards for more storages. The IPS 1920 × 1080 pixels resolution screen display of the THL 5000 is moderate for users, which is 5.0 inches with a body of 2.9 inches wide and 5.7 inches tiptop.

Hold by hand

The design of the device is nothing new but classic with USB port and 3.5mm audio jack on the top of the device. Above the screen there is a front facing 5 megapixel camera with the earpiece and sensors. Down below the Menu, Home and back keys. On the right the volume buttons and power button is on the left. The back contain a 13 megapixel camera with led flash and the speaker. Even if it contains a huge battery it is not so thick as most of us would think. The thickness is 8.9 mm or 0.4 inches with a weight of 162 grams. To be exact, this phone fits my hand perfectly. 

Battery life and Charging

THL 5000 massive 5000 mAh battery is big enough for a smartphone. Yes, it can stay up for 2 days with a normal usage. The talk times in most pages describes as 47 Hours for 2G and 30 or 47 Hours for 3G. From my experience those times are very specific. The battery only drops 5% on a 2 hour call in 3G. You can stream a video online and watch it for 5 hours. And the battery would only drop about to 60% on mobile data in 3G if it is fully charged. The battery is a silicon anode li-polymer battery which is non user-removable. This helps the phone to be thinner and the greater density also added to make the phone relatively thin. From the original charger it would take around 4 hours according to the current/voltage rate of the country. Also, it have got a fast charging feature. It is recommended not to use any other chargers to get the full potential of the battery.

THL 5000 Battery

 

Strength and Durability

Some of the Chinese brand phone display is low in quality and easily breakable. However, THL 5000 have a solution for this issue. It adopts a corning 3rd generation gorilla glass which makes the display more firmer and scratch resistant. It also have one glass solution (OGS) which makes the display brighter and thinner. The materials used in fabrication of the device’s body is plastic. But this does not weakened the phone strength. THL 5000 I am using have dropped to a hard floor from 10 feet high more than 5 times. I did not have changed the display for even once or does not have changed the back cover or the body of the phone. It can withstand from a great fall and the locks of the cover is strong enough which does not break easily. You can use this mobile approximately for more than 10 years without any repairs or damages. Its durability would be according to the owner usage and carefulness.

THL 5000 back&front

 

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Best features

This phone have all the basic features you would need in a smartphone. From multi-touch screen to NFC. There are two sim card slots with a 3G (W-CDMA) network in one and 2G (GSM) network in another. It have all the connectivity like Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0. The phone adopts one of the best camera assembly, Sony IMX135 13 MP camera. You can take auto focused clear photos with continuous shots from this device and record F’HD video. You can take photos in many different moods like Motion track mode. There is a talkback feature which would describe what you touch, select and activate. This would help low vision users to do whatever he/she wants easily to the phone. You can even use 7 smart gestures. If you want to shutdown the phone at a specific time you want, THL 5000 is the best phone to do it. Also, it can power on the phone at the exact time the user wants. The feature name is Schedule power on & off. You can search for previous messages just by searching what you remember in the texts of those messages. Moreover, this phone can be used as a power bank for electronic equipment by using OTG.

Worst features

Every product would have some weakness, because we humans are not perfect to make it perfect. This phone have some problem with connectivity and performance. THL 5000 GPS performance is poor. But with further updates it seems to work moderately. The compass does not work properly sometimes. The Bluetooth out has some stammer and lag when some GPS related app start. It happens when I listen to music from a Bluetooth headset. But hopefully, it does remain only for some seconds. Another thing is that this phone have some partition for the apps. It only contains 4GB internal storage for the apps which might run out of storage. Don’t worry. You can move or change the locations for the installed apps and upcoming apps to the memory card which would provide some space in the internal storage.

Overall review

THL 5000 display, back & side

The users of the THL 5000 does not have to be worry about the running out of juice anymore. Even if you play with the phone continuously with low brightness for a day, you have to charge the battery once till the day ends. It have UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and HSPA+ mobile network technologies. It is a classic design model with a 13MP back camera and a 5MP front camera. The strength and durability various according to the users. I would give an overall rate of 7.5/10. THL 5000 gave me a better technology life with few money, which have made me happier. So by using this phone, I have known that the brand name Technology Happy Life (THL) is not just a name, but it is real.

( For more information click → THL 5000 )

by Najih Waleedh

by Najih Waleedh

Thursday, December 1, 2016

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THL 5000 5" FHD IPS MTK6592T Octa Core Android 4.4 Phone 13MP CAM 2GB RAM 16GB ROM 5000mAh Quick Charge(Black)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by THL
OS: Android 4.4.2 Shell Material: Plastic CPU: Octa-core, MTK6592 Turbo, 2.0GHz GPU: OpenGL ES 2.0, Mali-450 MP4 Brand: THL ROM: 16GB RAM: 2GB Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels Screen Type: 5.0" FHD, IPS, OGS Full-Lamination, 1080P, Capacitive Screen Material: TFT, Gorilla Glass 3 Multi-touch: Multi-touch Battery: 5000mAh, 19.0Wh, Lithium, 3.8V Unlocked: Yes Standby: 2 SIM 2 Standby SIM Card: Standard SIM Card Data Transfer: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, HSPA+ Storage: 32GB extended Camera Megapixel: Back 13.0 MP Front 5.0 MP Camera Functions: Panorama, Auto-focusing, Flashlight, Selfie, Face Recognition, Continuous shot, Zero Shutter, Facial Beautification GPS: GPS, AGPS Sensor: Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope Sensor, Compass WIFI: WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Ports: Micro USB, 3.5mm Audio Jack, TF Card slot Language: English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Greek, Portuguese, Afrikaans, Malay, Amharic, Indonesian, Catalonian, Czech, Danish, Croatian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Polish, Norwegian, Romanian, Romansh, Slovak, Slovenian, Finnish, Swedish, Swahili, Vietnamese, Turkish, Zulu, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Burmese, Bengali, Urdu Video Format: AVI, MP4, 3GP, MOV, MKV Audio Format: WAV, MP3, AMR, MID, OGG Picture Format: JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG E-book Format: TXT, CHM, UMD, PDF Package Content: 1 x Mobile Phone, 1 x Earphones, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Battery, 1 x Charger, 1 x Protective Case, 1 x Protective PU Leather Case, 1 x User Manual Size 144.967 x 72.367 x 8.9 mm Net weight 140g

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DFV mobile - Universal Protective Beach Case 30M Underwater Waterproof Bag THL 5000 > Transparent

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by DFV mobile
Allows touch screen function fully available and feels free to make phone calls. High quality and tough plastic seal system ensures good waterproof function. Transparent front and partial back design, capable of taking photos with camera underwater. Suitable for all kind of outdoor activities: Boating, Fishing, Sailing, Canoeing, Water-Theme Park, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Off-shore work, Raining days outdoor work etc. Waterproof design fully sealed from rain, snow and ice. Waterproof up to 20-30 meters underwater. Neck strap is included for easy carrying. Arm strap for easy mounting on arm. Universal design, wide compatibility. Offers protection for your device while maintaining full touch screen functionality. Screen-touch sensibility: The crystal clear transparent windows to both sides are made of super thin 0.3mm material, it is sensitive to touch, response, type and take photos and videos. Before you use the case, please check if it is the right size to fit your phone; and check whether the case is good sealing by putting a tissue into the case for test. Please DO NOT put sharp objects inside the case. When using the waterproof case underwater, the touch screen function WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE (Functions are available when it is all dry only). Underwater photo taking is only supported by pressing the volume button; please make sure your phone can take photo with volume button and waterproof case/bag with available volume buttons. The home button MIGHT NOT BE AVAILABLE when phone in the case due to the certain design of waterproof case, please be noted.

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Universal Waterproof Case Cell Phone Dry Bag Compatible THL 5000 5.0" up to 6.3-inch, Tenplus IPX8 Airbag Floating Waterproof TPU Pouch Underwater Reflective Outdoor - Orange

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by Tenplus
FLOATINGBuoyant TPU material with airbag design makes it possible for floating your waterproof phone pouch. No more worry about accidentally falling into your swimming pool, sea or river.WATERPROOFTenplus IPX8 waterproof dry bag features all-around transparent cover, it allows enjoyable underwater shooting with your phone up to 100 feet deep without water damage.UNIVERSALCompatible with most smart phones and other screen devices up to 6.3 inches. High quality material ensure durable use with scratch resistance and wear resistance. HUMANIZEDThe detachable lanyard allows you hang the waterproof phone pouch around the neck, reflective strip ensures the safety of night use, you may fully enjoy your activities without any concern when you enjoy outdoor activities.Safety Testing Before Use Is Highly Recommended:1. Release the snap closure. 2. Open the case gently.3. Put your cellphone into it softly4. Close the seal smoothly and completely.5. Put them in water to check for tightness and floatability.Notes: 1. Touch ID fingerprints is available only for iPhone when covered in Tenplus waterproof case.2. The water pressure may impact touchscreen access, please take photos with the volume buttons if this happens.3. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item.Package Included1 X Universal Waterproof CaseWarrantyWe take care of all quality-related issues with a replacement or refund.  If there are any problems in this regard, please don't hesitate to contact us in advance.

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Universal Waterproof Case Cell Phone Dry Bag Compatible THL 5000 5.0" up to 6.3-inch, Tenplus IPX8 Airbag Floating Waterproof TPU Pouch Underwater Reflective Outdoor - Green

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by Tenplus
FLOATINGBuoyant TPU material with airbag design makes it possible for floating your waterproof phone pouch. No more worry about accidentally falling into your swimming pool, sea or river.WATERPROOFTenplus IPX8 waterproof dry bag features all-around transparent cover, it allows enjoyable underwater shooting with your phone up to 100 feet deep without water damage.UNIVERSALCompatible with most smart phones and other screen devices up to 6.3 inches. High quality material ensure durable use with scratch resistance and wear resistance. HUMANIZEDThe detachable lanyard allows you hang the waterproof phone pouch around the neck, reflective strip ensures the safety of night use, you may fully enjoy your activities without any concern when you enjoy outdoor activities.Safety Testing Before Use Is Highly Recommended:1. Release the snap closure. 2. Open the case gently.3. Put your cellphone into it softly4. Close the seal smoothly and completely.5. Put them in water to check for tightness and floatability.Notes: 1. Touch ID fingerprints is available only for iPhone when covered in Tenplus waterproof case.2. The water pressure may impact touchscreen access, please take photos with the volume buttons if this happens.3. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item.Package Included1 X Universal Waterproof CaseWarrantyWe take care of all quality-related issues with a replacement or refund.  If there are any problems in this regard, please don't hesitate to contact us in advance.

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Universal Waterproof Case Cell Phone Dry Bag Compatible THL 5000 5.0" up to 6.3-inch, Tenplus IPX8 Airbag Floating Waterproof TPU Pouch Underwater Reflective Outdoor - Light Blue

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by Tenplus
FLOATINGBuoyant TPU material with airbag design makes it possible for floating your waterproof phone pouch. No more worry about accidentally falling into your swimming pool, sea or river.WATERPROOFTenplus IPX8 waterproof dry bag features all-around transparent cover, it allows enjoyable underwater shooting with your phone up to 100 feet deep without water damage.UNIVERSALCompatible with most smart phones and other screen devices up to 6.3 inches. High quality material ensure durable use with scratch resistance and wear resistance. HUMANIZEDThe detachable lanyard allows you hang the waterproof phone pouch around the neck, reflective strip ensures the safety of night use, you may fully enjoy your activities without any concern when you enjoy outdoor activities.Safety Testing Before Use Is Highly Recommended:1. Release the snap closure. 2. Open the case gently.3. Put your cellphone into it softly4. Close the seal smoothly and completely.5. Put them in water to check for tightness and floatability.Notes: 1. Touch ID fingerprints is available only for iPhone when covered in Tenplus waterproof case.2. The water pressure may impact touchscreen access, please take photos with the volume buttons if this happens.3. Due to the difference between different monitors, the picture may not reflect the actual color of the item.Package Included1 X Universal Waterproof CaseWarrantyWe take care of all quality-related issues with a replacement or refund.  If there are any problems in this regard, please don't hesitate to contact us in advance.

$3.99 on Amazon.com

Tenplus Multi-Angle Portable Stand Compatible THL 5000 5.0", Adjustable Desktop Cell Phone Stand Foldable Rotatable Holder for Phones, Tablets and E-Readers (White)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

by Tenplus
Tenplus Multi-Angle Portable Stand The cellphone stand offers an excellent alternative to holding or propping up handheld devices, vertical or horizontal. Now it is time for you to give your hands a break, and enjoy videos, readings, facetime, browsing the web and other handsfree operation, no matter on countertop in kitchen or end table in living room.Best of all, the stand accommodates a wide range of devices, including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy / Tab, Kindle, Google Nexus, HTC, LG, Nokia Lumia, OnePlus, and other 3.5-11 inch smartphones, tablets, and e-readers.360° Rotatable and NoiselessThe portable stand adjusts to a variety of angles, making it easy to achieve optimal viewing experience; especially, it's NOISELESS when barrier-free rotation.Slip ResistantThe rubber pad underneath prevent the stand from sliding, keep better stability on tables, counter tops, and other smooth surfaces, it is safe to use no matter what amount of tilt you adjusted.Other FeaturesThe built-in metal shaft for steady support can withstand folding above 10,000 times, handle loads up to 11 pounds. The compact size stand itself weighs only 40g/ 1.41 oz, and folds flat when closed, making it a great, lightweight, take-along option.WarrantyWe take care of all quality-related issues with a replacement or refund accordingly. If there are any problems in this regard, please don't hesitate to contact us at first.

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