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Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo GH5 Mini

Written by on Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Last Update on 12/29/2016
Walton, a bangladeshi mobile company, has been trying their best to supply high end specs in a very affordable price for a long time. This company has got an excellent reputation by releasing a series of smartphones earlier in reasonable budgets. Recently they have released a brand new mid range android smartphone which is named as Walton Primo GH5 mini. The phone features an incredible colourful design with a quick performance, good front camera and plenty of enhanced functions will be an excellent attraction for the low budget users. The phone comes in a polycarbonate gloss body with a 4.5 inches HD IPS OGS display powered by the MT6580 MediaTek chipset based on a quad core 1.3 gigahertz processor, Mali-400MP2 GPU and a 1GB of RAM. The device has a 16GB inbuilt storage runs the newest android OS v5.1 Lollipop. Moreover, Primo GH5 Mini features a 1850mAh capacity battery with dts sound technology. Let us get into the features and performance in detail.

Exclusive Hands on Review of Walton Primo GH5 Mini

Key Specs of Primo GH5 Mini : Android Lollipop v5.1, Quad Core 1.3GHz Processor, 4.5 Inch IPS OGS Display, 1GB RAM and 16GB ROM, 5MP Rear and 2MP Front Snapper, 1850 mAh Lithium Ion battery with Dual SIM and Standby.

Unboxing : GH5 Mini comes in a basic retail package including the followings - Adapter, Handset, Earphone, Data Cable, User Manual and Warranty Card

Design and Build Quality : The build and aesthetic of the Primo GH5 mini is incredibly spartan, almost zen. If not for the rounded edges, camera lens and flash and also the conspicuous Walton emblem on the curved back, it'd be completely featureless. The speaker grille is nigh invisible, unless you really go searching for it. The body is created of plastic, except for the narrow aluminum edges that provide smooth touch on the user hands. On the right side of the phone, we find buttons for On, and Volume up and down. both the buttons provides a good touch and proper sensitivity to pressing. At the top, we find the earphone jack and at the bottom, there's a port for inserting microusb and a couple of speaker grilles. within the front part, there are the front camera, proximity sensor and speaker. There are also 3 buttons within the lower part of the front side.

Display and User Interface : Coming to the display, Primo GH5 mini contains a 4.5 inch screen size with a FWVGA screen resolution that counts 480x854 pixels. Viewing angles and daylight legibility are good. The display is protected by Corning gorilla Glass. There's also option to use numerous themes.

Operating System : The Primo GH5 Mini runs on Android v5.1 Lollipop.

Hardware : The Primo GH5 mini is driven by a Quad Core 1.3 GHz processor, MT6580 Mediatek chipset coupled with Mali-400MP2 GPU. this permits apps to open quickly and websites load easily, additionally, it provides much more multi tasking capabilities due to the Quad Core processor. The Primo GH5 mini features 1GB of RAM and 16GB ROM and also the external memory can be expanded up to 128GB.

Camera Performance : Walton Primo GH5 Mini features a BSI 5MP autofocus camera with inbuilt flash at the rear of the phone. It’s capable of taking good photos during the day with abundant light. The 2MP front camera also has some enticing features that targeting the improved quality in the selfie photos. This device has 480p video recording facility. The camcorder interface is precisely the same as the still camera one. Once you launch the camera, you just tap on the key in the top right corner to start recording.

Audio and Video : The audio output is usually clean, not terribly loud. Plugging in a pair of earpieces has a rather disastrous impact on stereo quality with cross talk rising to very high levels. For having good quality display in Primo GH5 Mini the viewing angle of Video is pretty good.

Connectivity : In terms of connectivity, the GH5 Mini has dual Band WiFi, Bluetooth v4.0 alongside with Wireless Hotspot support. Wired connectivity is roofed by a micro USB 2.0 port. Walton GH5 Mini supports dual SIM also.

OTA Update : The phone comes with OTA update support. which means you can update your device while not connecting it to the computer.

Gaming Performance : Since Primo GH5 Mini has quad core processor and 1GB of RAM, it ensures sleek game play under medium load. numerous popular games can be played with none hassle.

Battery Life : The most vital in a smartphone is battery. Even with a surprising hardware and features, if we got a poor battery there's no use in having such a Smartphone. Walton GH5 Mini comes with a 1850mAh battery that stands for more hours of usage. Also, the display size is 4.5 inch, in this case, battery usage will be low on display brightness. With one charge the device can offer you around five hours browsing time or you may enjoy HD video for around 4.5 hours. On regular use cases, the phone simply lasted for a working day. The phone can offer you more power because it comes with power manager.

Benchmark : In our Antutu tests the smartphone scored 24,392. The score on Geekbench is respectively 1151 (multi core) and Nenamark is and 55.2

Special Features : Following can be specified as the special features of GH5 Mini - System Manager, Child Mode, Smart Gesture and Unified Storage

Pricing : Primo GH5 Mini costs BDT 5,690 Taka, considering the specs the pricing is good indeed.

Final Thoughts : Without doubt the Walton Primo GH5 Mini is a win win deal for its colourful design, features, steady performance and of course the value. This smartphone is definitely interesting for the mid rangers who demands for a budget friendly device. As a minor negative factor about the phone is the fact that the phone doesn't come with OTG support.

That’s for now. Hope to meet with you again with another device hands on review. In the meantime do not forget to leave your valuable comment within the comment box.
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