HOMTOM HT5 has a 4,250mAh battery and natural wood casing for $119.99


HOMTOM has created “the art of nature” campaign for the HOMTOM HT5, and the campaign slogan makes sense. The HOMTOM HT5 features Ebony and Black Apricot Wood casing for the 9.8mm-thick device, which HOMTOM assures us will remain in the same condition as it comes out of the box over time. Wood casings allow you to customize the device to your liking, and is similar to the Style Swap cover system found on OnePlus phones.

As for the specs and features of the HOMTOM HT5, you’re looking at a 5-inch, in-plane switching (IPS) one glass solution (OGS) LCD screen with Gorilla Glass 3 and an HD resolution of 1280 x 720p, a 1Ghz, 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor with a Mali T720 GPU, 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM. 16GB of ROM (12.3GB available out of the box) with a microSD card slot for 32BGB of expandable storage, a 5MP front camera, 13MP back camera with an f/2.0 aperture, dual-SIM slots, and a 4,250mAh battery that HOMTOM says should provide up to 5 days with average usage, 2-3 days of standby time, and 60 hours of talk time. The HOMTOM HT5 will run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Doogee HOMTOM HT5

Aside from the usual specs, the HT5 also features some impressive smart gestures, such as drawing an “e” to bring up the Web browser, three-finger screenshot capture, drawing an “o” to open Facebook, and more.

GearBest started pre-selling the device on September 18th, with the company maintaining pre-orders until Friday, October 16th. The pre-sale price is currently $119.99, placing it in the same pricing category as Oukitel’s K4000 (with a 4,000mAh battery).

With all the smartphones with large batteries we here at GizChina cover regularly, is a large battery such as that of the HOMTOM HT5 a top priority for you, or would you settle for a battery slightly smaller with a thinner form factor? Do your thing in the comments.

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10 Comments

  1. Muhammad Yasir
    October 14, 2015

    ewww … 1 gb !

    oh , can it catch fire 😀 ?

    • VMortens
      October 14, 2015

      And it’s only Doogee – I doubt the battery inside is really of the declared capacity …

      • Muhammad Yasir
        October 14, 2015

        haha .. yeah , can never be too careful :p

        • Steve B
          October 14, 2015

          Wouldn’t normally recommend them, but Focalprice have Doogee F5 for only $99, which is crazy price..

          • slartiblart
            October 14, 2015

            You think that’s crazy?? Check out this price for this woofwoof, I mean doogee.
            http://m.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_234310.html

            • Steve B
              October 15, 2015

              That’s a good price, but on paper at least F5 is a far better phone, especially at this price, it might even be a mistake.

  2. PK
    October 14, 2015

    Seems like a phone I would need. Is the battery replacable?

  3. inquirercet
    October 14, 2015

    1GB ram? Pass…

  4. Steve B
    October 14, 2015

    2MP & 8MP cameras (interpolated). we need more facts enthusiasts here.

  5. Valdas Vaitiekaitis
    October 15, 2015

    Where from did everyone got that it’s real wood, check the prototype, it’s plastic, simple imitation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvH60TutECw