Walton Primo F5 Preview
As we have said time and time again, if you’re looking for a device with a certain budget in mind, Walton has it. The Primo F5 is one such example of that device.
When you look at the spec sheet, the F5 does not really stand out much. It seems like your typical budget low-mid range device. The device has a decent 1.3GHz quad core processor but has only 512Mb of RAM. A Mali 400 GPU comes with the device and should be more than adequate to support the device’s resolution. On board storage is also limited to 4Gb however it is expandable to 32Gb via a micro SD card. The front facing camera is a VGA unit and the rear facing one is a 5 Megapixel sensor capable of recording 1080p video and has a single LED flash underneath.
The IPS display is 4 inches across and has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The resolution should aid in extending battery life as the unit features a small 1850mAh battery. The phone is 3G enabled and features dual SIM capabilities with 3G accessible on both SIMs in case you were wondering.
Like many other Walton devices, the Primo F5 has USB OTG capabilities which is always a plus point. Another point of liking is the addition of a notification LED, something that should be a no brainer on any modern smartphone.
Where the F5 does not shine in specifications, it makes up for it in design. The Primo F5 is an attractive piece and kind of reminds me of the LG G3 because of its back. The rear of the device features a metallic finish on the plastic body and is slightly angled at the edges adding ergonomics.
The Primo F5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box and appears to have a launcher on top. What is great about the F5 is that it supports software updates over the air (OTA) giving it the prospect of getting updated to Lollipop.
All in all the F5 looks to be promising especially at its price point. For Tk/- 6,690 (~$86) the F5 appears to offer great bang for your buck.