We get our hands on the large battery Homtom HT5 Android smartphone, check it out in this hands on and unboxing video.
Homtom have launched a few phones this year, each one following a similar formula of a large battery with efficient hardware to make the most from the big battery. The Homtom HT5 is one of the companies more affordable big battery smartphones and features a 5-inch HD display, 4250mAh battery and a flashy wood look removable rear panel.
The HT5 really is built for long battery life and Homtom’s engineers have built the phone with a 5-inch 1280 x 720 display, 1Ghz Mediatek MT6735P processor, and 1GB RAM, those specs aren’t particularly hardcore so we expect the 4250mAh battery to last quite well.
While its the battery that is sure to draw in the customers, the HT5 also boasts other worthwhile features. The 2.5D glass display has Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and the phone itself has a nicely finished metal chassis.
Also on the spec sheet is an 8 mega-pixel Sony IMX219 main camera that can be interpolated to 13 mega-pixel, a front camera of 2 mega-pixels, 16GB internal memory, dual SIM support and room for a micro SD card. As the HT5 has a removable rear cover there is space to run dual SIM’s and an SD card simultaneously, plus that large battery can be swapped out if needed too.
Mediatek’s Hotknot file transfer protocol comes as standard, and the 64bit Mediatek chip can give you LTE networks support on carriers using bands 1/3/7 and 20. The final detail is an Android 5.1 Lollipop install. The ROM has had the UI and launcher tweaked very slightly, and it runs just like a stock install should.
I plan to review the Homtom HT5 in the coming days so watch out for the full review coming soon. Thanks to Homtom for sending over this sample phone for us to review, check out more details of Homtom devices on their official website.