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Elephone A5 Smartphone Review

IR face unlock for $200. A defining Apple feature can now be found on an Android smartphone for a fraction of the price. Can this budget off-brand device really offer a flagship experience?

Chinese company Elephone specializes in inexpensive Android devices that attempt to incorporate features often found on flagship smartphones for cheaper starting prices. Case and point, the Elephone A5 includes a fingerprint reader, large 6.2-inch 1080p notched display, 4 GB RAM, and a face-unlock IR sensor all for $200 USD.

So, what's the catch to having all these high-end features on such an affordable smartphone? For this review, we'll be taking a closer look at its performance and display from all angles to try and find any potential weak spots.

More specifications on the Elephone A5 can be found on the Coolicool product page here.

(Editor's note: The MicroSD reader on our test unit is inoperable. We are awaiting a second unit in order to retest MicroSD performance. Furthermore, we will be expanding our camera and GPS tests in the coming weeks.)

Elephone A5 (A Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.18 inch 19:9, 2246 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, kapazitiver Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 57 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3,5mm-Klinkenanschluss, Card Reader: microSD bis 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Beschleunigungssensor, Gyroskop, Annäherungssensor, Kompass, USB-C
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B5/​B8/​B34/​B39), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 155 x 75.5 ( = 0.32 x 6.1 x 2.97 in)
Battery
15.2 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix f/​2.0, Phasenvergleich-AF, LED-Blitz, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Hauptkamera); 5.0MP, Tiefenschärfe (Zweitkamera); 0.3MP (Drittkamera)
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix (Hauptkamera); 2.0MP (Zweitkamera)
Additional features
Speakers: Monolautsprecher an der Unterkante, Keyboard: virtuelles Keyboard, Ladegerät, USB-Kabel, SIM-Tool, Hülle, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 53 g ( = 1.87 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Chassis design and quality are impressive given the low price. The Elephone A5 utilizes glass on both the front and back with stainless steel edges and corners for strong first impressions. Applying pressure on its surfaces causes no flexing and the unit is resistant to twisting with no creaking.

Construction quality is excellent on our unit as we can notice no uneven gaps or crevices. The bright tri-color back is a mixed bag for users who prefer solid colors, but it does a good a job at hiding fingerprints and providing a relatively strong grip when held on the palm.

In terms of size and weight, the Elephone is surprisingly very close to the iPhone XR and even a fraction of a millimeter thinner (8.1 mm vs. 8.3 mm). It's about 4 mm taller, however, in part due to its slightly larger display (6.18-inch vs. 6.1-inch).

158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs157.5 mm / 6.2 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs157.3 mm / 6.19 inch 75.1 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 209 g0.4608 lbs155.2 mm / 6.11 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs155 mm / 6.1 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs150.9 mm / 5.94 inch 75.7 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 194 g0.4277 lbs

Connectivity

Both USB Type-C and a 3.5 mm audio jack are available. The dual standby nano-SIM tray on the side supports MicroSD as well. Lastly, the Power button and volume rocker have satisfyingly firm feedback with an audible click when pressed.

Software

Our European review model runs a slightly modified version of Android 8.1. However, not everything has been translated, and we found an English/German mix. Security Updates were as of October 2018 and in dire need of an update.

Software Elephone A5
Software Elephone A5
Software Elephone A5
 

Communication and GPS

We didn't experience any connectivity issues during our time with the test unit. For what it's worth, wireless speeds appear to be 1x1 for half the speeds of the OnePlus 6T.

Since this is an imported smartphone, its bands are incompatible with major 4G networks in the United States even though the unit carries a 4G radio. Maximum network speeds are limited to 3G on our T-Mobile SIM card. Our European review model supported all LTE bands required for Europe, and then some. Cellular reception was mediocre, and more often than not we found just around 50 % signal strength indoors.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
OnePlus 6T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
629 (min: 621, max: 638) MBit/s ∼100% +85%
Honor Magic 2
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
521 (min: 505, max: 536) MBit/s ∼83% +53%
Apple iPhone XR
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
517 (min: 477, max: 528) MBit/s ∼82% +52%
Elephone A5
802.11a/b/g/n
340 MBit/s ∼54%
HTC U12 Life
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
330 (min: 63, max: 342) MBit/s ∼52% -3%
Huawei P Smart 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
164 (min: 28, max: 206) MBit/s ∼26% -52%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Apple iPhone XR
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
644 (min: 578, max: 672) MBit/s ∼100% +93%
Honor Magic 2
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
632 (min: 590, max: 660) MBit/s ∼98% +89%
OnePlus 6T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
474 (min: 241, max: 497) MBit/s ∼74% +42%
Elephone A5
802.11a/b/g/n
334 MBit/s ∼52%
HTC U12 Life
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
259 (min: 252, max: 263) MBit/s ∼40% -22%
Huawei P Smart 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
226 (min: 197, max: 262) MBit/s ∼35% -32%
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors

Indoors, the Elephone A5 was unable to obtain GPS lock. Outdoors it took a while, and when lock was finally obtained location accuracy was determined to be around 6 m. However, the number of satellites that the unit connected to was fairly low overall.

On our usual bike trip around the block where we compare every device to a professional Garmin Edge 520 satnav we found that the Elephone A5 was everything but accurate. For example, the roundabout was ignored completely whereas the Edge at least noticed some sort of circular movement. In addition, it was fairly inaccurate when zig-zagging through the historic center of our town. The GPS modem is thus barely good enough for occasional navigation, however you should not expect accuracy and precision.

GPS Elephone A5 – overview
GPS Elephone A5 – overview
GPS Elephone A5 –
GPS Elephone A5 –
GPS Elephone A5 –
GPS Elephone A5 –
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overview
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – roundabout
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – roundabout
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overpass
GPS Garmin Edge 520 – overpass

Security

The Elephone is notable for carrying both an edge fingerprint reader and an IR camera. Unfortunately for the fingerprint reader, it works only about two-thirds of the time as we often found ourselves retrying at least once before a successful login. We suspect that its small size is partly responsible for its lower reliability when compared to the larger and rounder fingerprint readers as found on the Mate 10 Pro or older iPhone models.

The IR camera fares better in terms of reliability and speed for unlocking the phone. There are slight frame skips and a small performance delay immediately after unlocking that we believe could have been smoother. Otherwise, it works very well and better than we were anticipating.

If the IR camera fails on the first try, then users must tap on a very small onscreen icon to try again. The problem is that there is no haptic feedback when tapping the small icon and so there is no clear indication that the IR camera is reactivated. It's a great annoyance that makes the IR experience less than smooth at times.

Cameras


Elephone A5
Elephone A5
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Front-facing camera
Front-facing camera

The triple-camera at the back, however the description found on the manufacturer’s website is pretty confusing. It mentions a 12 MP camera referred to as “12x2”, aka 24 photosensitive units. Apparently, a pair of these forms a single pixel, which is supposed to improve low-light and backlight quality. This main sensor is further supported by a 5 MP and a 0.3 MP sensor for improved depth perception, which can be adjusted with a live preview while taking a photo.

Normal photos turned out fairly decent overall, however we found that higher-quality smartphones tended to offer a higher contrast ratio. Details were okay. Landscape photos suffered from dynamic range in bright areas as well as a lack of focus – the entire image was slightly blurry. And contrary to the manufacturer’s claims we saw no improvement in low-light quality, neither in exposure nor in details.

Videos are recorded in FHD at 60 FPS. Quality was decent and changes in lighting were smooth and caused no issues whatsoever.

At the front, we found a total of two lenses that are designed to improve upon the bokeh effect. Focus was mediocre overall, and we advise against enlarging these photos.

Under normalized conditions we noticed that the Elephone A5 displayed colored surfaces somewhat pixalted and blotted. Colors, on the other hand, were spot on most of the time. When looking at our test chart focus was decent but black text on red background was visibly suffering from low contrast.

Testchart
Testchart
Testchart (details)
Testchart (details)
ColorChecker colors. Reference color in the bottom half of each square.
ColorChecker colors. Reference color in the bottom half of each square.

Accessories and Warranty

Included extras are a SIM tray key, USB Type-C data/charging cable, and a clear plastic back cover.

The standard one-year limited warranty applies. Nonetheless, owners would likely have to ship the device overseas for potentially lengthy turnaround times. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The touchscreen is responsive and accurate everywhere with satisfactory haptic feedback. Text appears onscreen quickly without any delay even if typing very quickly.

Interestingly, the capacitive touchscreen can recognize up to five points only whereas most mainstream smartphones can recognize up to 10 fingers at a time. This was likely a small cut corner that most users will not notice since there are rarely any applications requiring more than five-finger inputs.

Google keyboard layout (landscape)
Google keyboard layout (landscape)
Google keyboard layout (portrait)
Google keyboard layout (portrait)

Display

Subpixel array (~403 PPI)
Subpixel array (~403 PPI)

The A5 carries a large 6.18-inch IPS display with a surprisingly high native resolution of 2246 x 1080 pixels and a deep black level for a very high contrast ratio. Even the much more expensive iPhone XR has a lower native resolution of 1792 x 828 for texts and images that aren't as crisp.

When studying the display a little deeper, however, we can notice some cut corners. Colors and grayscale are not as nearly as accurate as on the iPhone XR and the backlight is noticeably dimmer when on the maximum setting. Black-white and gray-gray response times are longer on the Elephone as well for more ghosting. Users accustomed to AMOLED smartphones may find the slow response times on the A5 distracting especially when scrolling through long web pages.

383.5
cd/m²
417
cd/m²
442.4
cd/m²
385.3
cd/m²
422.4
cd/m²
438.6
cd/m²
384.1
cd/m²
424.9
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 442.4 cd/m² Average: 414.2 cd/m² Minimum: 14.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 422.4 cd/m²
Contrast: 2485:1 (Black: 0.17 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.06 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 4.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
Gamma: 2.3
Elephone A5
IPS, 6.18, 2246x1080
Apple iPhone XR
IPS, 6.1, 1792x828
OnePlus 6T
Optic AMOLED, 6.41, 2340x1080
Huawei P Smart 2019
IPS, 6.2, 2340x1080
Honor Magic 2
AMOLED, 6.39, 2340x1080
HTC U12 Life
IPS, 6, 2160x1080
Response Times
5%
74%
-15%
79%
-23%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38.4 (18.8, 19.6)
45.6 (21.2, 24.4)
-19%
12 (6, 6)
69%
50.8 (22.4, 28.4)
-32%
8 (5, 3)
79%
48 (13, 35)
-25%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (14.8, 13.2)
20 (6.8, 13.2)
29%
6 (3, 3)
79%
27.2 (8.4, 18.8)
3%
6 (3, 3)
79%
34 (13, 21)
-21%
PWM Frequency
240 (99)
235.8
Screen
23%
29%
4%
11%
-53%
Brightness middle
422.4
672
59%
437
3%
458
8%
594
41%
468
11%
Brightness
414
641
55%
442
7%
440
6%
539
30%
452
9%
Brightness Distribution
87
92
6%
95
9%
85
-2%
85
-2%
90
3%
Black Level *
0.17
0.35
-106%
0.35
-106%
0.62
-265%
Contrast
2485
1920
-23%
1309
-47%
755
-70%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.06
1.3
68%
2.21
46%
1.4
66%
5.37
-32%
6.09
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.57
2.7
68%
4.27
50%
3.8
56%
8.32
3%
10.23
-19%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.8
2.2
54%
2.1
56%
2.4
50%
3.7
23%
6.8
-42%
Gamma
2.3 96%
2.3 96%
2.307 95%
2.22 99%
2.127 103%
2.708 81%
CCT
7003 93%
6868 95%
6353 102%
6235 104%
7212 90%
6972 93%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
14% / 19%
52% / 40%
-6% / 0%
45% / 28%
-38% / -47%

* ... smaller is better

 

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.8 ms rise
↘ 13.2 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 59 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 18.8 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 40 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9435 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is similar to the OnePlus 6T or Huawei P Smart since all three smartphones have similar brightness levels. Direct sunlight will easily overwhelm onscreen content and so shade is recommended if possible. Viewing angles are otherwise excellent for viewing in landscape or portrait mode.

Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under direct sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

The MediaTek Helio P60 is a relatively new upper-mainstream SoC that can also be found on the Ulefone Armor 6 and Umidigi Z2 Pro. Although GeekBench 4 refuses to launch on our Elephone, AnTuTu 7 ranks it about 15 percent faster than the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 660.

System performance is generally smooth. Some slight slowdown and frame skips can be observed when switching between applications as expected from a mainstream smartphone.

See our dedicated page on the Helio P60 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

AnTuTu v7 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
201881 Points ∼36% +52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
175581 Points ∼31% +32%
Apple iPad 6 2018
170921 Points ∼30% +29%
Elephone A5
132894 Points ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (119367 - 138589, n=5)
131946 Points ∼23% -1%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
110854 Points ∼20% -17%
Alldocube Alldocube X
107784 Points ∼19% -19%
Chuwi HiPad
107201 Points ∼19% -19%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
87335 Points ∼15% -34%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
86908 Points ∼15% -35%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
70431 Points ∼12% -47%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score
Elephone A5
7434 Points ∼62%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (6950 - 7486, n=5)
7255 Points ∼61% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6315 Points ∼53% -15%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6039 Points ∼51% -19%
Alldocube Alldocube X
5020 Points ∼42% -32%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
4827 Points ∼40% -35%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
4719 Points ∼39% -37%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
4626 Points ∼39% -38%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
4615 Points ∼39% -38%
Chuwi HiPad
4354 Points ∼36% -41%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4171 Points ∼35% -44%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4077 Points ∼34% -45%
Work performance score
Elephone A5
10191 Points ∼52%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (9065 - 10757, n=5)
9884 Points ∼50% -3%
Alldocube Alldocube X
8356 Points ∼43% -18%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
6954 Points ∼35% -32%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
6830 Points ∼35% -33%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5843 Points ∼30% -43%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5798 Points ∼30% -43%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
5648 Points ∼29% -45%
Chuwi HiPad
5463 Points ∼28% -46%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4922 Points ∼25% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4914 Points ∼25% -52%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Apple iPhone XR
3030 Points ∼67% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2919 Points ∼64% +12%
Elephone A5
2616 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2013 - 2918, n=5)
2520 Points ∼56% -4%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2405 Points ∼53% -8%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2036 Points ∼45% -22%
Alldocube Alldocube X
1880 Points ∼41% -28%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1804 Points ∼40% -31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1768 Points ∼39% -32%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1635 Points ∼36% -37%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1632 Points ∼36% -38%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1627 Points ∼36% -38%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
650 Points ∼14% -75%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
5459 Points ∼67% +507%
Apple iPhone XR
5061 Points ∼62% +462%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
4086 Points ∼50% +354%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3852 Points ∼47% +328%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1885 Points ∼23% +109%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
972 Points ∼12% +8%
Elephone A5
900 Points ∼11%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (721 - 993, n=5)
875 Points ∼11% -3%
Alldocube Alldocube X
809 Points ∼10% -10%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
506 Points ∼6% -44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
413 Points ∼5% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
399 Points ∼5% -56%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
399 Points ∼5% -56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Apple iPhone XR
4405 Points ∼70% +318%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
3975 Points ∼63% +277%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼59% +256%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2955 Points ∼47% +180%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1980 Points ∼31% +88%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1083 Points ∼17% +3%
Elephone A5
1054 Points ∼17%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (853 - 1164, n=5)
1023 Points ∼16% -3%
Alldocube Alldocube X
926 Points ∼15% -12%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
532 Points ∼8% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
498 Points ∼8% -53%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
480 Points ∼8% -54%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
480 Points ∼8% -54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼63%
Apple iPhone XR
2880 Points ∼61%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2388 - 2924, n=4)
2711 Points ∼58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2210 Points ∼47%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2145 Points ∼46%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1871 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1766 Points ∼38%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1690 Points ∼36%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1648 Points ∼35%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1473 Points ∼31%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
744 Points ∼16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Apple iPhone XR
14085 Points ∼49%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
12191 Points ∼42%
Apple iPad 6 2018
7253 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼13%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2466 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (1159 - 1605, n=4)
1407 Points ∼5%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1133 Points ∼4%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
812 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
712 Points ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
611 Points ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
602 Points ∼2%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Apple iPhone XR
7555 Points ∼56%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
5975 Points ∼44%
Apple iPad 6 2018
4190 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3753 Points ∼28%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2404 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (1309 - 1784, n=4)
1567 Points ∼12%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1242 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
821 Points ∼6%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
796 Points ∼6%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
702 Points ∼5%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
701 Points ∼5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Apple iPhone XR
3121 Points ∼72% +25%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼68% +18%
Elephone A5
2505 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2149 - 2528, n=5)
2434 Points ∼56% -3%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2416 Points ∼56% -4%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
2027 Points ∼47% -19%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
1991 Points ∼46% -21%
Chuwi HiPad
1803 Points ∼42% -28%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1775 Points ∼41% -29%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1746 Points ∼40% -30%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1744 Points ∼40% -30%
Alldocube Alldocube X
1725 Points ∼40% -31%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1654 Points ∼38% -34%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1439 Points ∼33% -43%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
843 Points ∼20% -66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
4537 Points ∼71% +425%
Apple iPhone XR
3806 Points ∼60% +341%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3682 Points ∼58% +326%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼58% +326%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1646 Points ∼26% +91%
Elephone A5
864 Points ∼14%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (628 - 986, n=5)
790 Points ∼12% -9%
Alldocube Alldocube X
778 Points ∼12% -10%
Chuwi HiPad
632 Points ∼10% -27%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
626 Points ∼10% -28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
557 Points ∼9% -36%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
381 Points ∼6% -56%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
363 Points ∼6% -58%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
193 Points ∼3% -78%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
140 Points ∼2% -84%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Apple iPhone XR
3629 Points ∼63% +259%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
3558 Points ∼62% +252%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼61% +245%
Apple iPad 6 2018
2735 Points ∼48% +171%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
1771 Points ∼31% +75%
Elephone A5
1011 Points ∼18%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (733 - 1141, n=5)
924 Points ∼16% -9%
Alldocube Alldocube X
886 Points ∼15% -12%
Chuwi HiPad
739 Points ∼13% -27%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
726 Points ∼13% -28%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
602 Points ∼10% -40%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
464 Points ∼8% -54%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
441 Points ∼8% -56%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
241 Points ∼4% -76%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
176 Points ∼3% -83%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Apple iPhone XR
2960 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2952 Points ∼66%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2159 - 2720, n=4)
2494 Points ∼56%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2366 Points ∼53%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
2031 Points ∼46%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
1960 Points ∼44%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
1802 Points ∼40%
Chuwi HiPad
1785 Points ∼40%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1758 Points ∼39%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
1714 Points ∼38%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1586 Points ∼36%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1535 Points ∼34%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
1128 Points ∼25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Apple iPhone XR
7806 Points ∼73%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
7212 Points ∼68%
Apple iPad 6 2018
6095 Points ∼57%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3682 Points ∼35%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2392 Points ∼22%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (861 - 1593, n=4)
1137 Points ∼11%
Chuwi HiPad
921 Points ∼9%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
890 Points ∼8%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
884 Points ∼8%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
731 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
696 Points ∼7%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
100 Points ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
99 Points ∼1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Apple iPhone XR
5724 Points ∼73%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
4521 Points ∼58%
Apple iPad 6 2018
3672 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
3490 Points ∼45%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
2386 Points ∼31%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (1008 - 1755, n=4)
1289 Points ∼16%
Chuwi HiPad
1032 Points ∼13%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
996 Points ∼13%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
929 Points ∼12%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
852 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
806 Points ∼10%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
126 Points ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
125 Points ∼2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Apple iPhone XR
27413 Points ∼32% +10%
Elephone A5
24828 Points ∼29%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (18065 - 24828, n=5)
22578 Points ∼26% -9%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
20366 Points ∼24% -18%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
19534 Points ∼23% -21%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
19037 Points ∼22% -23%
Alldocube Alldocube X
17990 Points ∼21% -28%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
15850 Points ∼18% -36%
Apple iPad 6 2018
15499 Points ∼18% -38%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
14456 Points ∼17% -42%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
14147 Points ∼16% -43%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
13310 Points ∼15% -46%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
12893 Points ∼15% -48%
Chuwi HiPad
12462 Points ∼14% -50%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11203 Points ∼13% -55%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
9729 Points ∼11% -61%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Apple iPhone XR
162695 Points ∼31% +681%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
110148 Points ∼21% +429%
Apple iPad 6 2018
62626 Points ∼12% +201%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
57024 Points ∼11% +174%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
56368 Points ∼11% +171%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
35076 Points ∼7% +68%
Elephone A5
20827 Points ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (16820 - 21847, n=5)
19897 Points ∼4% -4%
Alldocube Alldocube X
16601 Points ∼3% -20%
Chuwi HiPad
16016 Points ∼3% -23%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
15682 Points ∼3% -25%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
13239 Points ∼2% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12323 Points ∼2% -41%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11719 Points ∼2% -44%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11419 Points ∼2% -45%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10466 Points ∼2% -50%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone XR
77597 Points ∼33% +259%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
54237 Points ∼23% +151%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
40731 Points ∼17% +89%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
39260 Points ∼17% +82%
Apple iPad 6 2018
37372 Points ∼16% +73%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
26634 Points ∼11% +23%
Elephone A5
21601 Points ∼9%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (17082 - 22323, n=5)
20432 Points ∼9% -5%
Alldocube Alldocube X
16891 Points ∼7% -22%
Chuwi HiPad
15061 Points ∼6% -30%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
14402 Points ∼6% -33%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
13742 Points ∼6% -36%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
12686 Points ∼5% -41%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
11791 Points ∼5% -45%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
11209 Points ∼5% -48%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
10923 Points ∼5% -49%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Apple iPhone XR
232 fps ∼2% +511%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
225 fps ∼2% +492%
Apple iPad 6 2018
125 fps ∼1% +229%
Apple iPad 6 2018
118 fps ∼1% +211%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
93 fps ∼1% +145%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
69 fps ∼1% +82%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
39 fps ∼0% +3%
Chuwi HiPad
39 fps ∼0% +3%
Elephone A5
38 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (30 - 38, n=5)
35.4 fps ∼0% -7%
Alldocube Alldocube X
33 fps ∼0% -13%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
23 fps ∼0% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
21 fps ∼0% -45%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
20 fps ∼0% -47%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼0% -50%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
18 fps ∼0% -53%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Apple iPhone XR
60 fps ∼2% +71%
Apple iPad 6 2018
59.7 fps ∼2% +71%
Apple iPad 6 2018
59 fps ∼2% +69%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
59 fps ∼2% +69%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
58 fps ∼2% +66%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
57 fps ∼2% +63%
Elephone A5
35 fps ∼1%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (31 - 40, n=5)
34.4 fps ∼1% -2%
Chuwi HiPad
34 fps ∼1% -3%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
25 fps ∼1% -29%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
20 fps ∼1% -43%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
20 fps ∼1% -43%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
19 fps ∼1% -46%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
19 fps ∼1% -46%
Alldocube Alldocube X
19 fps ∼1% -46%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
17 fps ∼1% -51%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Apple iPhone XR
132 fps ∼24% +560%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
109 fps ∼20% +445%
Apple iPad 6 2018
62.6 fps ∼11% +213%
Apple iPad 6 2018
58.9 fps ∼11% +195%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
60 fps ∼11% +200%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
41 fps ∼7% +105%
Elephone A5
20 fps ∼4%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
19 fps ∼3% -5%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼3% -5%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (16 - 20, n=5)
18.8 fps ∼3% -6%
Alldocube Alldocube X
16 fps ∼3% -20%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9.8 fps ∼2% -51%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
9.2 fps ∼2% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.8 fps ∼2% -56%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.5 fps ∼2% -57%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼2% -57%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Apple iPhone XR
60 fps ∼16% +216%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
58 fps ∼16% +205%
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.9 fps ∼11% +115%
Apple iPad 6 2018
40.3 fps ∼11% +112%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
36 fps ∼10% +89%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
27 fps ∼7% +42%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (17 - 29, n=5)
20.4 fps ∼6% +7%
Chuwi HiPad
19 fps ∼5% 0%
Elephone A5
19 fps ∼5%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
11 fps ∼3% -42%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9.2 fps ∼3% -52%
Alldocube Alldocube X
8.9 fps ∼2% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
8.8 fps ∼2% -54%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
8.6 fps ∼2% -55%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
8.5 fps ∼2% -55%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8.3 fps ∼2% -56%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Apple iPhone XR
88 fps ∼2% +633%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
63 fps ∼1% +425%
Apple iPad 6 2018
42.7 fps ∼1% +256%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
41 fps ∼1% +242%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
28 fps ∼1% +133%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
13 fps ∼0% +8%
Chuwi HiPad
13 fps ∼0% +8%
Elephone A5
12 fps ∼0%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (9.6 - 12, n=5)
11.5 fps ∼0% -4%
Alldocube Alldocube X
9.9 fps ∼0% -17%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
6.4 fps ∼0% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
6.1 fps ∼0% -49%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
6 fps ∼0% -50%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.4 fps ∼0% -55%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5.1 fps ∼0% -57%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPhone XR
60 fps ∼2% +445%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
43 fps ∼1% +291%
Apple iPad 6 2018
27.3 fps ∼1% +148%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
22 fps ∼1% +100%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼0% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (11 - 20, n=5)
12.8 fps ∼0% +16%
Chuwi HiPad
12 fps ∼0% +9%
Elephone A5
11 fps ∼0%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6.2 fps ∼0% -44%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
6 fps ∼0% -45%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
5.7 fps ∼0% -48%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
5.7 fps ∼0% -48%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5.3 fps ∼0% -52%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5 fps ∼0% -55%
Alldocube Alldocube X
5 fps ∼0% -55%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone XR
59 fps ∼38%
Apple iPad 6 2018
12.3 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
8.9 fps ∼6%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2.6 - 6.4, n=4)
4.35 fps ∼3%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.4 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.7 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1.7 fps ∼1%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone XR
20 fps ∼18%
Apple iPad 6 2018
10.8 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
9.3 fps ∼8%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (2.1 - 4.3, n=4)
2.93 fps ∼3%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
2.5 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
1.1 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
1 fps ∼1%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone XR
59 fps ∼30%
Apple iPad 6 2018
20 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
14 fps ∼7%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (6.6 - 8.6, n=4)
7.28 fps ∼4%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
3.8 fps ∼2%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.7 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.7 fps ∼1%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone XR
63 fps ∼25%
Apple iPad 6 2018
30.8 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼10%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼3%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (6.2 - 7.6, n=4)
7.13 fps ∼3%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
2.8 fps ∼1%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.8 fps ∼1%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone XR
54 fps ∼14% +640%
Apple iPad 6 2018
26.8 fps ∼7% +267%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
25 fps ∼6% +242%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
16 fps ∼4% +119%
Chuwi HiPad
7.3 fps ∼2% 0%
Elephone A5
7.3 fps ∼2%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7.2 fps ∼2% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (5.8 - 7.4, n=5)
6.92 fps ∼2% -5%
Alldocube Alldocube X
5.1 fps ∼1% -30%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
3.5 fps ∼1% -52%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.4 fps ∼1% -53%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3.2 fps ∼1% -56%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
3.1 fps ∼1% -58%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3 fps ∼1% -59%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPhone XR
58 fps ∼34% +729%
Apple iPad 6 2018
17.9 fps ∼11% +156%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
13 fps ∼8% +86%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
9.3 fps ∼5% +33%
Chuwi HiPad
7.4 fps ∼4% +6%
Elephone A5
7 fps ∼4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (6.7 - 7.4, n=5)
6.98 fps ∼4% 0%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
4 fps ∼2% -43%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
3.3 fps ∼2% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
3.3 fps ∼2% -53%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3.1 fps ∼2% -56%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
3 fps ∼2% -57%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
2.9 fps ∼2% -59%
Alldocube Alldocube X
2.9 fps ∼2% -59%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
21.79 (min: 12.48, max: 36) fps ∼23%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (7.98 - 11.7, n=2)
9.84 fps ∼11%
Vulkan Medium Native
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
14.78 (min: 9.16, max: 37.68) fps ∼41%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
7.78 fps ∼21%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
22.71 (min: 13.73, max: 55.41) fps ∼16%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
8.99 fps ∼6%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone XR
42897 Points ∼82% +374%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
30333 Points ∼58% +235%
Apple iPad 6 2018
27967 Points ∼53% +209%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
12897 Points ∼25% +42%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
11875 Points ∼23% +31%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
11854 Points ∼23% +31%
Alldocube Alldocube X
10377 Points ∼20% +15%
Elephone A5
9059 Points ∼17%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
8897 Points ∼17% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (8287 - 9059, n=5)
8699 Points ∼17% -4%
Chuwi HiPad
6046 Points ∼12% -33%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
6017 Points ∼11% -34%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
5471 Points ∼10% -40%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
5412 Points ∼10% -40%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
4502 Points ∼9% -50%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
4078 Points ∼8% -55%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone XR
267.84 Points ∼76% +448%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
200.59 Points ∼57% +311%
Apple iPad 6 2018
167.2 Points ∼48% +242%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
86.989 Points ∼25% +78%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
65.07 Points ∼19% +33%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
57.007 Points ∼16% +17%
Alldocube Alldocube X
53.618 Points ∼15% +10%
Elephone A5
48.853 Points ∼14%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
47.337 Points ∼13% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (41.7 - 48.9, n=5)
45.9 Points ∼13% -6%
Chuwi HiPad
30.911 Points ∼9% -37%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
29.934 Points ∼9% -39%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
29.598 Points ∼8% -39%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
29.467 Points ∼8% -40%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
25.761 Points ∼7% -47%
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
22.084 Points ∼6% -55%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N
11529.2 ms * ∼19% -165%
Chuwi HiPad
9850.9 ms * ∼17% -126%
Huawei MediaPad T5 10
9293.1 ms * ∼16% -113%
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite
9248.9 ms * ∼16% -112%
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus
9236.5 ms * ∼16% -112%
Chuwi Hi9 Plus
7059 ms * ∼12% -62%
Average Mediatek Helio P60 (4309 - 4611, n=5)
4428 ms * ∼7% -2%
Elephone A5
4357.1 ms * ∼7%
Alldocube Alldocube X
4040.7 ms * ∼7% +7%
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50
3756.1 ms * ∼6% +14%
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro
3575.4 ms * ∼6% +18%
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
3077.3 ms * ∼5% +29%
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
2644.7 ms * ∼4% +39%
Apple iPad 6 2018
1025.5 ms * ∼2% +76%
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017
972.7 ms * ∼2% +78%
Apple iPhone XR
610.3 ms * ∼1% +86%

Legend

 
Elephone A5 Mediatek Helio P60, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A50 Mediatek MT8176, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 Pro HiSilicon Kirin 960, ARM Mali-G71 MP8, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998), Qualcomm Adreno 540, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Apple iPad 6 2018 Apple A10 Fusion, Apple A10 Fusion GPU / PowerVR, 32 GB NVMe
 
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 SM-T590N Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003 Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, Intel UHD Graphics 615, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad M5 lite HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Chuwi HiPad MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Chuwi Hi9 Plus MediaTek Helio X27 MT6797X, ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Alldocube Alldocube X Mediatek MT8176, PowerVR GX6250, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei MediaPad T5 10 HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 2017 Apple A10X Fusion, Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR, Toshiba THGBX669D4LLDXG 64 GB NAND
 
Apple iPhone XR Apple A12 Bionic, Apple A12 Bionic GPU, 128 GB NVMe

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

The 64 GB ROM performs similarly to the 64 GB ROM in the HTC U12 Life. Pricier flagship smartphones may have sequential read rates 2x or 3x faster.

The MicroSD reader shares the same slot as the second SIM card. Unfortunately on our test unit, the MicroSD reader appears to be inoperable.

Elephone A5
64 GB eMMC Flash
OnePlus 6T
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Huawei P Smart 2019
64 GB eMMC Flash
Honor Magic 2
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
HTC U12 Life
64 GB eMMC Flash
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
AndroBench 3-5
67%
27%
315%
-7%
153%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
59.6
66.92
12%
60.87
2%
72.38
21%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.84
76.17
-6%
82.35
2%
83.18
3%
Random Write 4KB
24.35
22
-10%
70.7
190%
250
927%
16.2
-33%
157.84
548%
Random Read 4KB
60.38
138.5
129%
45.66
-24%
143
137%
56.71
-6%
157.42
161%
Sequential Write 256KB
213.94
204.4
-4%
191.4
-11%
185
-14%
209.45
-2%
196.39
-8%
Sequential Read 256KB
291.89
735.3
152%
288.27
-1%
908
211%
272.79
-7%
853.28
192%

GPU Performance

The ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU in the Elephone is comparable to the old Adreno 420 according to 3DMark benchmarks. It's still powerful enough to run 3D titles in the Play store at playable frame rates. Smooth 60 FPS on demanding titles like Asphalt 9 is unattainable on our budget device.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Shadow Fight 3
Shadow Fight 3
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
1054 points
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Temperature

Surface temperatures are warmest near the top of the smartphone. During heavier loads like gaming, the hot spot can reach up to 38 C to be similar to the Honor Magic 2 or HTC U12 Life. The warmth can be felt if using the device in landscape mode, but it's thankfully never uncomfortable.

System idle (front)
System idle (front)
System idle (back)
System idle (back)
Maximum load (front)
Maximum load (front)
Maximum load (back)
Maximum load (back)
Max. Load
 36.2 °C
97 F
29 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
29 °C
84 F
32 °C
90 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
28.8 °C
84 F
28.8 °C
84 F
 
Maximum: 36.2 °C = 97 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
29.8 °C
86 F
30.2 °C
86 F
37.8 °C
100 F
30 °C
86 F
30.4 °C
87 F
36.4 °C
98 F
30.4 °C
87 F
30.2 °C
86 F
35 °C
95 F
Maximum: 37.8 °C = 100 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.2 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37.8 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.4 °C / 76 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume

The mono speaker is louder than we were expecting for excellent speakerphone use. Bass, of course, is lacking and so music sounds unbalanced when on high volume.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.838.3253332.13131.731.54031.431.95030.531.5633333.58029.929.610027.429.512527.630.116026.435.320025.442.825025.245.531525.949.240023.755.650023.857.663023.960.380023.563100023.468.6125023.673.9160023.17520002373.1250022.975.8315022.877.6400022.880.3500022.882630022.681.7800022.7771000022.668.21250022.668.31600022.560.4SPL35.389N2.470.5median 23.4median 68.2Delta1.21335.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseElephone A5Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Elephone A5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.01 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (29.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 80% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 13% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 9% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

CPU stress test initiated at 20s mark. Power consumption is constant throughout
CPU stress test initiated at 20s mark. Power consumption is constant throughout

The smartphone draws between 1 W and 3.3 W depending on the brightness setting when idling on the Home screen to be slightly less power efficient than many competing 6-inch models. When video streaming, consumption averages about 4.4 W. Results are quite similar to the iPhone XR even though the latter is able to outperform our Elephone by over 400 or 500 percent in 3DMark benchmarks.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 1.44 / 0.37 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.08 / 3.3 / 3.3 Watt
Load midlight 4.4 / 5 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Elephone A5
Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Apple iPhone XR
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 128 GB NVMe, IPS, 1792x828, 6.1
OnePlus 6T
845, Adreno 630, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, Optic AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.41
Huawei P Smart 2019
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 2340x1080, 6.2
Honor Magic 2
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.39
HTC U12 Life
636, Adreno 509, 64 GB eMMC Flash, IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, OLED, 3120x1440, 6.3
Power Consumption
14%
15%
7%
15%
12%
11%
Idle Minimum *
1.08
0.61
44%
0.7
35%
0.84
22%
0.6
44%
0.7
35%
0.95
12%
Idle Average *
3.3
2.67
19%
1.1
67%
2.21
33%
0.9
73%
1.5
55%
2.17
34%
Idle Maximum *
3.3
2.69
18%
2.1
36%
2.23
32%
1.9
42%
2.5
24%
2.25
32%
Load Average *
4.4
4.34
1%
4.2
5%
4.2
5%
6.3
-43%
4.7
-7%
4.47
-2%
Load Maximum *
5
5.66
-13%
8.3
-66%
7.86
-57%
7.05
-41%
7.4
-48%
6.15
-23%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes from the 4000 mAh non-removable battery is disappointing. Expect just 7 hours of real-world WLAN use compared to almost twice that on the OnePlus 6T or Honor Magic 2.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 00min
Elephone A5
Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 15.2 Wh
Apple iPhone XR
A12 Bionic, A12 Bionic GPU, 11.16 Wh
OnePlus 6T
845, Adreno 630, 14.06 Wh
Huawei P Smart 2019
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4,  Wh
Honor Magic 2
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10,  Wh
HTC U12 Life
636, Adreno 509,  Wh
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10,  Wh
Battery Runtime
117%
106%
20%
84%
44%
83%
Reader / Idle
2969
1936
1293
1747
WiFi v1.3
420
910
117%
865
106%
506
20%
773
84%
603
44%
767
83%
Load
270
261
257
282

Verdict

Pros

+ MicroSD reader and audio jack
+ IR face unlock actually works
+ strong build for the price
+ large 1080p display
+ loud speakerphone
+ inexpensive

Cons

- slow black-white response times; more noticeable ghosting
- just average screen brightness and color accuracy
- 4G radio incompatible with major U.S. carriers
- no NFC, IR remote, or wireless charging
- fingerprint reader could be better
- short battery life
In review: Elephone A5. Test model provided by Coolicool.com
In review: Elephone A5. Test model provided by Coolicool.com

The Elephone A5 is a lot of a smartphone for not a lot of money. Users get a large display, high resolution, solid build, MicroSD reader, fingerprint reader, IR camera, 802.11ac wireless, dual-SIM, and a decent mid-range processor all for $200 USD. Perhaps most surprisingly, the IR face unlock actually works with no strings attached. The value proposition is incredible for its category.

There are a number of drawbacks that potential buyers should keep in mind. Black-white response times are slow for noticeably more ghosting and battery life is just average at best. Outdoor visibility is limited and certain hardware features like NFC, VoLTE, IR remote, and wireless charging are nowhere to be found. Both the fingerprint reader and cameras could have been better as well, but this is nitpicking considering the low asking price. Users who can live without these extras will find plenty to like about the Elephone A5.

We'll be giving our final rating for the Elephone A5 once we complete the GPS and camera tests in the coming weeks.

A $200 Android that feels like something twice the price. The Elephone A5 is aggressively priced without any significant cuts in features and performance.

ll things considered the Elephone A5 might be worth a closer look if the price is right as it offers quite a lot. However, the warranty situation might be a downer for many potential buyers.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-01-29 (Update: 2019-04-11)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.