THL T5 Android Smartphone Price, Complete Specs, Features : Affordable 4.7-Inch Dual Core Handset with Swappable Shells

A few days ago, I had a conversation over the phone with my friend Kim Lato and she told me that this is one of the best selling handsets currently in her online store. It's not really a powerhouse release in terms of specs but I guess its pocket-friendly price makes it very attractive to a lot of consumers.


With SRP of only Php 4,499, THL T5 is the most affordable smartphone in the Chinese company's line-up of devices this 2014. Being so affordable, this phone presents a perfect opportunity for budget-conscious Pinoy gadget fans to experience the wonders of a THL release without having to break the bank.

THL T5, THL T5 Philippines, THL Android Smartphone

For that amount, users already get rather decent features and technical specifications. The device flaunts a 4.7 inch qHD IPS display underneath scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass 3 panel, 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 3 MegaPixel front cam, and an HD video recorder.


Inside the hood, THL T5 runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system - with slightly modified vanilla UI replete with more youthful colors and icon designs - with its Dual Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU and Mali-400MP GPU based MediaTek MT6572W SoC, handles multitasking with 512 MB of RAM, and has 4GB of expandable internal storage. Not much considering that we're already in the Octa Core era of Android phones, but given T5's low price tag, who's complaining?

THL T5, THL T5 Philippines, THL Android Smartphone

Like all Android smartphones by THL that are now available in the Philippines, the T5 has Dual SIM Dual Standby capability. One of the slots is for Mini SIM (regular) and the other is for microSIM card. Users can also enjoy 3G mobile connection from either cards.

THL T5, THL T5 Philippines, THL Android Smartphone

"THL T5 is perfect for young consumers: The students and the yuppies. I think the bold and vibrant colors of the phone's swappable shells reflect that," Mr. Adrian Lim, IT Director of Novo7Tech - the official and exclusive distributor of THL smartphones in the Philippines, told me in our meeting last week. Back cases are available for just Php 100 each and they come in a variety of hues, namely, Yellow, Sky Blue, Red, Black, and White, among others.

Again, TP Friends, THL T5 sells for just Php 4,499. It's available at all Novo7Tech stores in major malls in Mega Manila and also at Kimstore, the most trusted online gadget store in the Philippines.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name THL T5
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Entry Level
Dimensions139.3 × 68.75 × 9.85 mm
Weight TBA
Available Colors White with swappable back covers, Pink, Red, Yellow, Sky Blue, Black
Operating System Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Display 4.7-inch QHD display, 8960 x 540 pixels, IPS, multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Dual Core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU, MediaTek MT6572W chipset
Internal Storage 4 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32 GB
Camera Main: 5 MegaPixels, autofocus, LED flash
Front: 3 MegaPixels front camera
Video Capture HD 30 frames per second for main camera, VGA for front camera
Audio and Video Playback WMV, ASF, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, AVI, AAC, AAC+, EAAC+, WAV, MP3, MIDI
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v2.1, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 (TBC)
SIM Card Type Dual SIM: Mini (Regular) and microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 1,900 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Swappable Back Covers, Affordable Price
Announcement Q1 2014
Availability Q2 2014
Price Official SRP: Php 4,499

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