Elephone A5

Looking for an all round ideal smartphone that doesn’t have the extravagant price tag of premium smartphones but still offers enough? Here is a new smartphone with just about the features you’re looking for at a budget. The Elephone A5 is a mid-range smartphone that maintains the A-series tradition with the notch and side fingerprint scanner. It comes with substantial improvement to the Elephone A4 Pro and still impresses with the all-glass build and attractive design.

Where to Buy Elephone A5

Elephone A5 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2248 x 1080 pixel
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6771 CPU with 4GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
  • Triple 12MP + 5MP + 0.3MP rear camera and a dual 20MP + 2MP camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (right-side)
  • 4, 000mAh none removable Li-Po battery

Elephone A5

Design and Display

There is no new design here being that the smartphone maintains its predecessor’s build form with only the rear cameras differentiating the two. The smartphone has a 2.5D glass covering both sides which makes it a fingerprint magnet while still quite attractive at the same time. As I mentioned earlier, you still have the fingerprint scanner nested within the power button which is on the right with the volume rocker. However, the smartphone is fairly weighty at 200g because of the large battery size on the smartphone.

Much of the display on smartphones lately are large which is widely accepted by modern day users. You also get the same luxury on the Elephone A5 which comes with a 6.18-inch sized notched display. Resolution-wise, the display comes fortified with 2280 x 1080 pixels which is a decent enough deal on a budget.

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Battery and Camera

A 4, 000mAh battery capacity like you have on the Elephone A5 is a reliable source to keep your smartphone on for the day. Even with surfing the net, watching movies and so on, you could still enjoy an all day long time on your smartphone. In addition, there is the fast charge feature and a USB Type-C port to plug into.

Elephone goes on a camera spree on the smartphone with as much as five.of them with a trio at the back and a duo up front. You have an array of cameras at the back with a 12MP primary camera and a 5MP sensor alongside another 0.3MP sensor. At the front is a 20MP main camera with a 2MP camera for depth focus.

Hardware and Software

Successive smartphones in a series can only get better or at least that is the case most of the time. In that the regard, the Elephone A5 some with a more powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset and a befitting Mali-G72 MP3 GPU for graphics. This delivers a smoother performance and snappy execution of commands on the phone. However, it continues with a 4GB RAM and a 64GB storage same as before. Only that the storage space can now be taken up to 512GB using a TF card.  You also have Android 8.1 Oreo on it directly from the box.

Elephone A5 Pricing and Availability

The smartphone will cost you about 73, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Elephone A5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Elephone A5:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP2
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue
  • Dimension: 155.0 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM
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  • Display: 6.18-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 2246 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: Triple 12MP + 5MP + 0.3MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: Dual 20MP + 2MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: TDD-LTE B38 / 39 / 40 / 41, FDD-LTE B1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 12 / 20 / 28ab

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (right-side)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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