At the end of last year, Hisense introduced a new device called Hisense A5. This is a fairly typical smartphone with standard specifications, but one interesting feature – the large monochrome display. Are you surprised? I am very.
By the way, Hisense produces household appliances and electronics for a long time. It is among the ten largest electronics manufacturers in China.
Hisense A5 looks like a regular budget smartphone with dual 13 MP and 5 MP cameras, Snapdragon 439 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and 4000mAh battery.
As I said, the main feature is the 5.84-inch monochrome E Ink display. It does not harm the eyes and consumes much less energy than a regular IPS or AMOLED display. Perhaps this is one of the most unusual devices in recent years.
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Hisense A5 is E-Reader in Smartphone Case
When the screen off, Hisense A5 looks like a regular budget smartphone. The body of the mobile device is made of matte plastic. The smartphone is available in white or black.
I must say that this is a compact mobile device, so it is much more convenient to use than standard e-reader. Hisense A5 also takes up less space in a bag or backpack. Moreover, you can carry it in your pocket.
The dimensions of Hisense A5 are 15.41 x 7.46 x 0.80 cm and the weight is 158 grams.
On the front panel of the smartphone is a 5.84-inch monochrome display. This is an E-Ink panel with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. The screen is made on the basis of electronic ink.
The aspect ratio is 18:9. In other words, you can not only read books and articles on the screen, but also watch videos, photos or even play games. However, it is important to remember that the display only shows a few gradations of gray.
To use Hisense A5 in the dark, a soft backlight is provided. Also, the display uses a special technology that makes the image on the screen sharper when it is exposed to sunlight.
The manufacturer says that the screen does not harm the eyes, even with constant use.
Hisense A5 has a front camera with a resolution of 5 MP, a speaker and an LED indicator above the display.
On the back there is 13 MP main camera and flashlight. At the bottom is only Hisense logo.
As for the connectors, Hisense A5 is equipped with a slot for a Nano SIM card and MicroSD memory card, 3.5 mm audio jack and a MicroUSB port for charging.
By the way, the package contents of Hisense A5 is no different from a regular smartphone. The box contains a charger, a USB cable, user manual, a protective film on the screen and a needle for removing the SIM card.
Specifications of Hisense A5 are The Same as a Regular Smartphone
The smartphone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 439. This is a fairly powerful and energy-efficient processor, which was released at the end of 2018. The processor is designed for entry-level and mid-range smartphones.
Hisense A5 also has 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB or 64 GB of internal memory. Internal storage can be expanded with a microSD memory card up to 256 GB.
As we wrote earlier, a mobile device allows not only reading books, but also watching videos, and even launching games. The only question is how convenient it is to play games. Hisense A5 smartphone displays several shades of gray.
Judging by the first reviews, watching a video or playing games on this smartphone is not too comfortable.
Hisense A5 Camera is Useless!
A similar situation with cameras. There is a 5MP front camera on the front panel, and a 13MP camera is on the back.
The cameras take color photos, but the screen is black and white, so to view photos in colors, you will need to transfer them to another smartphone, laptop or computer.
Moreover, the cameras work with some delay, and gray dots are visible on the photos.
In short, Hisense A5 cameras are completely unsuitable for taking photos.
On the other hand, the front camera can be used to unlock the smartphone.
Hisense A5 runs on Android 9.0 Pie
Hisense A5 runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system. The smartphone supports wireless networks Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2.
You can connect wired headphones through a 3.5 mm audio jack, as well as wireless earbuds via Bluetooth.
Hisense A5 Lasts up to 10 days on a Single Charge
Smartphone Hisense A5 is equipped with a built-in 4000 mAh battery.
If it was a regular smartphone, then the battery capacity would not be enough for a 2020 mobile device. But because of the monochrome display, Hisense A5 lasts up to 10 days on a single charge.
The screen consumes energy only when changing images, that is, when you turn the pages in a book.
By the way, Hisense A5 can be used as a power bank, and charge your earbuds or other smartphone.
The manufacturer positions Hisense A5 as a smartphone for lovers of music and reading. The new phone boasts high-quality HiFi sound and ES9318 chip.
What’s The Price and Where to Buy Hisense A5?
Hisense A5 smartphone is already available for sale. A model with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory costs $219, while a version with 64 GB of memory will cost you $260.
To be honest, I don’t think this smartphone will be very popular. However, if you want to take a break from active communication, social media, YouTube, and devote yourself to reading, music, podcasts, then Hisense A5 is a good smartphone.
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