Hands-on Review: Walton Primo EF5i – Features loaded in Affordable Budget

Looking for a phone with 5MP camera with 5K budget? The newly introduced Walton Primo EF5i can be one of the best choices, in fact this is the best budget smartphones yet. Pricing at just 4350 BDT the phone comes with stylish look and attractive features.
The new member of Walton family packed with Quad-core processor and 512MB of RAM on board. Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS it features a 5 inch IPS display and 2250 mAh battery. Let’s explore the performance details along with build quality and design.
Primo EF5i review
The Hands-on Review of Walton Primo EF5i covers the following –

  • Pros & Cons
  • Specifications
  • Unboxing
  • Design & Build Quality
  • Display & User Interface
  • Operating System
  • Hardware
  • Camera Performance
  • Audio and Video
  • Connectivity
  • Gaming Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Benchmark
  • Pricing
  • Final Thoughts

Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • 5MP Camera
  • Affordable Price
  • Front Camera with BSI sensor

Cons:

  • Any con is hardly found for this device considering the price.

Key Specs of Primo EF5i:

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 5 inch Display
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8 GB ROM
  • 5 MP Rear Camera with BSI Sensor
  • 2 MP Front Camera with BSI Sensor
  • 2250 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM

Primo EF5i Feature

Unboxing:

Like other members of Walton family, Primo EF5i comes in a basic retail package including the followings-

  • Handset
  • Data Cable
  • Charging Adapter
  • Earphone
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Primo EF5i unboxing review

Design & Build Quality:

The casing of the Primo EF5i has an electrolyzed finish, which gives it an appealing look. The phone measures 145x74x10.7 mm and weighs 156.1 g. The stylish design is also handy as it provides for a comfortable grip so that it does not slip away during use.
Primo EF5i hands-on review Design
There is a 3.5 mm audio port and USB 2.0 port in the upper side while right side is covered by Volume key and Power key. The lens of rear camera and flashlight is on the back part of Primo EF5i and front side is covered by the lens of front camera, sensor.
Primo EF5i hands-on review
The lens of rear camera and flashlight is on the back part of Primo EF5i and front side is covered by the lens of front camera, sensor.
Primo EF5i hands-on review

Display & User Interface:

The 5 inch display on the Walton Primo EF5i comes with 854×480 pixel resolution. Don’t expect a high quality affair here, you’re getting what you pay for but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Primo EF5i Display
Let’s have a look into the User Interface of Walton Primo EF5i including the Notification bar, Homescreen, Dial pad etc. –
Primo EF5i User Interface

Operating System:

The Primo EF5i runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Primo EF5i review OS

Hardware:

In terms of performance Primo EF5i comes with 1.2 GHz Quad-Core processor which can function simultaneously at full capacity, the 512 MB RAM and Mali 400 GPU ensure a pretty graphic processing speed so that you can enjoy HD games easily.
Primo EF5i Chipset, CPU, GPU
The device has 8GB of internal memory, moreover the storage can be expanded further as it supports external micro SD card up to 32GB.
Primo EF5i review Memory

Camera Performance:

The phone has incorporated a 5MP Rear Camera with BSI sensor and LED flash which will offer good results while capturing. Let’s have a look on the Camera interface of Primo EF5i-
Primo EF5i Camera Review
Snaps taken with Primo EF5i in day time-
Primo EF5i Camera Sample
For selfie-lovers there is a 2MP front snapper with BSI sensor as it can take shots in any light.
This device has 1080p video recording facility. The resolution is now the default choice for the smartphone – 720p. The camcorder interface is exactly the same as the still camera one. Once you launch the camera, you simply tap on the key in the top right corner to begin recording.

Audio and Video:

The audio output is mostly clean and the headphone comes with the box has an average sound quality.
Primo EF5i audio review
The viewing angle of Video is pretty good and 720p video can smoothly be played in Primo EF5i.
Primo EF5i video review

Connectivity:

In terms of connectivity, the Primo EF5i has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and 3G globally to cover the basics. Also on board is Bluetooth 4.0 alongside Wi-Fi b/g/n with Wireless Hotspot support. Wired connectivity is covered by a micro USB 2.0 port. The phone is equipped with Dual SIM card options.

Gaming Performance:

Since Primo EF5i packs quad-core processor, it is good for playing games. No problem found while playing Zombie Sniper, Real Racing, Minecraft, Clash Royal etc.
Primo EF5i Gaming Review

Battery Life:

Since Primo EF5i comes with a 2250 mAh battery, it provides pretty good performance to quad-core processor. With a single charge the device can give you around 6 hours browsing time or you may enjoy HD video for more than 5 hours.
Primo EF5i Battery Performance

Benchmark :

To justify the performance of Primo EF5i AnTuTu Benchmark was chosen and it results in 17220; which is amazing for an entry level device.
Primo EF5i Antutu Benchmark Score
In Nenamark, Primo EF5i scored 53
Primo EF5i Nenamark Score

OTA Update:

You can update latest software through wireless when the firmware update is available as this device supports OTA (Over the Air) update.
Primo EF5i OTA Update

Pricing:

Walton Primo EF5i has a good build quality and comes with all the necessary features. In spite of having high configurations, the price is remained affordable. The price of Primo EF5i is 4350 BDT only.
Primo EF5i Price

Final Thoughts :

Walton Primo EF5i is defined by its price. Not too long ago, it would have been impossible to imagine such configuration at such low price, and now we actually have the chance. Primo EF5i is equipped with 5MP rear camera with other amazing features. It can be called the best budget phone with 5MP camera in a budget of 4-4.5K.

Dear Readers, are you ready to buy Walton Primo EF5i? Or already using this? Waiting to hear your valuable opinion/query in the comment box.

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