TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review 2016

One month ago, TP-LINK, the largest global provider of Wi-Fi networking products, ventured into the smartphones market with their latest product offering, the Neffos smartphone.

The Neffos smartphone feature large storage space, high running speeds, smart multithreaded programme, and powerful cameras. The Neffos series also shows the beauty of simplicity with its industrial design, with an emphasis on the material’s original colour and texture by incorporating polycarbonate composites.

Available in two variants; the Neffos C5 and the Neffos C5L, we had the opportunity to review the Neffos C5 smartphone and here’s what we think of the phone:

Design

The Neffos C5 sports a 5-inch screen and it has a pretty stylish design and display. It weighs only 141g (about 6 tablespoons of flour) and is easy to carry around. However, the Neffos C5 does feel very plasticky and cheap (which is a fact).

User Experience

The user interface is very fluid and responsive. Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Neffos C5 smartphone is equipped with a 2GB RAM and is powered by a quad-core processor (1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735). With a phone storage of 16GB, the storage space can be further expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. In case you’re wondering, the Neffos C5 has dual-sim capability and that makes it a handy phone to carry two separate lines.

Although the phone comes with an 8-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera; don’t expect too much from it as they are just suitable for taking basic photo and video footages.

Overall

The Neffos C5 is a very basic smartphone and it is intended to complement users’ existing handsets. It is not meant to replace your mainstream smartphones ultimately so don’t ditch your Apple iPhone or Samsung Note just yet.

When I say that the Neffos C5 is cheap, it is really cheap. For just one unit, the Neffos C5 cost just SGD$199 and what I particularly like about the Neffos C5 is the fact that I can use it as my spare phone exclusively for work and other non-personal matters. Since I’m using an Apple iPhone, the Neffos C5 is my gateway to the Google Play Store. What’s more, I can stream content on the Neffos C5 and beam what’s on my phone to my Xiaomi TV for maximum viewing pleasure.

I would say, if you are looking for a spare phone that has decent capabilities, this is just the right phone for you.

Conclusion

The Neffos C5 is available in either dark grey or pearl white and if you are keen to get the Neffos C5 smartphone, you can get it from Lazada Singapore. The other Neffos variant, the Neffos C5L is retailing for SGD$129 and both Neffos variants comes with 1-year local warranty.

For more information about TP-LINK’s Neffos smartphones, you can check it out at Neffos Official Website.