Chinese companies are coming forward providing tough competition to the other tech giants by offering powerful specs at budget prices. Oukitel K5000 is no exception. With its 18:9 ratio display, 21 Megapixel selfie camera and 5000 mAh battery, K5000 is an eye catching deal at such a low price tag. Lets take a deep look into the specs.
At the very first glance K5000 appears to be a twin brother of Galaxy S8. On the front is a bezel-less display which curves on both the sides as seen on Samsung’s smartphones these days. Furthermore the camera on the k5000 is placed at a similar location as that on S8 however the FingerPrint scanner is placed at the bottom of the camera. A Mono speaker is also present at the back.
Power button and volume rocker is on the right side. SIM tray on the left. On the Bottom is a Type C USB connector. Headphone jack is absent which is a disappointment considering the 10.8mm thickness of the device. Oukitel however made use of the extra space to push a colossal battery in K5000.
K5000 sports a massive 5.7 inch IPC LCD display with a resolution of 1440×720. Display have an aspect ratio 18:9 providing 90% Screen-to-Body ratio. It’s not the sharpest display at 256 pixel density but still manages to provide the immersive experience. K5000’s display is something you can hardly find at this price tag. It provides vibrant colors with okaish sunlight visibility. Multimedia consumption is pretty much enjoyable as long you stay in not so bright environment.
K5000 is powered by MediaTek MTK6750t Octa Core Processor coupled with Mali T860 GPU. It comes in a single variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. You can store a MicroSD card to further expand the storage upto 64 GB.
Octa Core processor doesn’t always means superior performance. MTK6750 provides enough horsepower to carry out daily stuff like browsing web, using social media apps etc however intensive gaming is hardly possible. Multi tasking is a breeze considering the amount of RAM which helps in keeping more number of apps in the memory. For an average user the device will never make you want more. For an intense user, you should better check out other devices with high end processors.
K5000 runs on skinned Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s not the latest in the market which might be a deal-breaker for some. Although it’s not too old so there is nothing much to be bothered about.
Android Nougat provides features like Data Saver to save your data plan, reply from anywhere, bundled notifications, Google Assistant and many more. Themed android is not the smoothest as you can see some animation delays etc but it gets the job done.
Apart from the display one of the highlighting feature of K5000 is the 21 Megapixel front camera. It uses a Samsung 3P3 sensor which captures sharp images. Images turns out to be decent with nice details and colors. This statement is true under ample lighting conditions. K5000 appeals to all the selfie lovers.
On the rear is 16 Megapixel Sony IMX135 sensor. It provides 22x digital zoom in-addition you can also control ISO and exposure. Image quality is decent with natural colors and enough details. In low lighting conditions the performance is below average. You can shoot FullHD videos @30 fps from the rear camera.
k5000 houses a massive 5000 mAh non-removable battery. Battery life is stunning with 6+ hours of Screen-on-Time. On intense usage it manages to last around 1.5 days. Fast charging is also there which is necessary considering the size of the battery.
K5000 is a Dual SIM Dual Standby device which supports LTE. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, WiFI and GPS. Sensors include Ambient Light Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor and Proximity Sensor. Fingerprint sensor on the back is not the fastest but gets the job done.
K5000 is an amazing looking smartphone with not so amazing hardware. For a decent user it’s a good choice considering the price tag of just $160.
For K5000 alternative, check out our Maze Alpha X Review.