First look: Ecoo E05 (fingerprint scanner, MT6753, 3GB RAM)


Ecoo’s E04 was a mighty impressive device that was one among the first with the MT6752 + 3GB RAM combination. Chinese makers have since moved to touch based (as opposed to swipe based) fingerprint sensors and the MT6753 CPU which actually runs at a lower clock compared to the MT6752.

The Ecoo E05 is going to be Ecoo’s next contender in the budget flagship range. Interestingly, (unless it is a typo) the phone will have a 5-inch display, in contrast to 5.5-inch displays that flagship phones from Chinese makers have been flaunting. Phone makers are gradually realizing the importance of making devices usable by one hand, and are either reducing the display size or the overall footprint (by cutting down bezel sizes) or both.

Other specs of the upcoming Ecoo E05 will include a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear, a 5 mega-pixel camera on the front and a 2500mAh battery, with Android 5.1 taking control of it all. The shift to MT6753 is quite an intriguing one, for there’s not a lot of Chinese OEMs that are announcing phones with the MT6752 which was a massive hit.

Coming back to the Ecoo E05, we managed to get our hands on some early images of the phone. Take a look at them below.

Ecoo E05 first photos

SEE: Ecoo E04 Review

The phone does seem unusually thick, but I hope its only an illusion caused by a small hand. The phone is listed for US$200, which seems a little steep for now — keep an eye and expect the price to drop once the phone is in stock.

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20 Comments

  1. Daniel Golicki
    July 22, 2015

    Hope it’s a typo. 5 inch display would be a sad thing.

    • Marco Lancaster
      July 22, 2015

      Actually not! And big thanks for that, there is already a ton of 5.5″ devices with same or better specs.

      • July 22, 2015

        Haha at least @marcolancaster:disqus is with me.

  2. peters
    July 22, 2015

    please something different, all 5.5, 6753, 3gb ram, etc etc boring

  3. WOOHer
    July 22, 2015

    Looks too big for 5″

    • Marco Lancaster
      July 22, 2015

      It’s 5-inch, the hands of the person holding it that are small.

  4. Paap Mrittu
    July 22, 2015

    Build quality looks good and screen also. The phone doesn’t look thin though.

  5. Xalis
    July 22, 2015

    It feels wrong to start the year with phones carrying an amazing SoC just to end the year with a meh! SoC, I don’t hate on the MT6753 hell my future daily driver is on the mail and it’s powered with the MT6753 (Meizu M2 Note) but no doubt I would have loved a MT6752 instead.

  6. Xalis
    July 22, 2015

    Maybe the MT6752 as been canned or OEMs are getting incentives to pick the meh MT6753.

    • wackenroader
      July 22, 2015

      MT6753 is a downgrade to me…

    • Joe mont
      July 23, 2015

      I think the incentive is a cheaper chip. Its probably 10$ whereas the 6752 is 15$.

  7. Javier Silva
    July 23, 2015

    Maybe more mAh would be great. Still waiting the perfect Android phone. 😀

    • RRRobert
      July 23, 2015

      If I had done that, I would probably got stuck with my last Nokia dumb phone ever since it arrived.

  8. RRRobert
    July 23, 2015

    Ecoo E05:

    Size 76.2 x 142.6 x 8.0 mm

    Resolution 1080 x 1920 px

    That looks like a fairly attractive Meizu MX4 clone to me

  9. Brooklyn701
    July 23, 2015

    This time it seems as if they are not lying about the battery. Last time they cheated quite a bit on that one.

    Small hands or not it still looks very thick for a supposed 8mm and 2500 mAh.

  10. Lukas
    July 23, 2015

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKwactEKSx4

    here´s a hands on, and it looks to me around 9-10 mm thick, also looks like removable battery cover. the bezzels slightly dissapointed me, renders looked really good, now i´m gonna just wait for the official dimensions
    and release of doogee f3 with that damn beautiful wooden rear
    it´s a shame the manufacturers are literally ignoring decent 4.5 – 5 inch phones

  11. Ivan
    July 23, 2015

    Is this a pre-release sample or it really has on-screen buttons when there’s so much space on that fat chin? I don’t get it… And what is this center button for?

  12. Aeonia
    July 23, 2015

    That generic camera app just goes to show exactly how much time they put in for the software part…None !

  13. Joel Mercedes
    July 24, 2015

    I have bought 3, 2 e04 2gb and 1 3gb wich is my daiy driver…. Perfect to me WOULD be: on the same looking Aurora device: OIS Camera with better software to control the camera output, 2 color LED notification (with White being able to serve as selfie complement), 4200+mah Battery, the SAME place of the fingerPRINT reader but icrease the size up to a meizu mx5 home button size for it, (i DO like the swaping thing, i feel it is more secure) and an update to the android that would let the backgroung of the appDrawer to be transparent.!!! ufff what a machine would that be… and i thit it would be very nice to ask $ 189.99 for ir at this times… but that is just my guess.

  14. MacArthur
    October 4, 2015

    “the MT6752 which was a massive hit”? Name one. I can’t think of any MT6752 device that is working properly. Extreme overheating and screens that pop out and digitizers and other hardware that dies because of that. All major forums are full of users with faulty MT6752 devices. There are lots of discussions about downclocking, kernel changes, thermal policies and so on for all MT6752 devices I have heard of. The Ecoo E04 is just one of them. The whole JiaYu company and the smaller iOcean company both went bankrupt much because of all problems with MT6752. Also, all MT6752 devices were introduced as Lollipop devices. Not one of them have any working LP firmware yet, over half a year later. Only buggy betas. Massive hit?