Hands-on Review: Walton Primo S5 – Design meets features

A budget friendly device from Walton with stunning design and 3GB of RAM recently hit the market modeled as Primo S5. The new comer is a fashion series smartphone, which mainly focuses on having the best possible looks on a budget with more RAM for speedy and smooth performance. Running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the device is packed with 64-bit 1.5GHz Quad Core Processor 32GB of internal storage. Pricing at BDT 14,990 the phone packs in some decent hardware along with good looks. Moreover the primo S5 allows you to display 2 apps at the same time with the split screen option.
Primo S5 review
There is a large 3150 mAh battery which assures you every last bit of charge during crucial moments. Besides the Extreme Power Saving Mode can add few hours of juice to your battery with 10% only! We have used it thoroughly and could not but share some feedbacks with you. Hence, here is a full on review of Walton Primo S5.
Primo S5 review
As like our previous reviews the Hands-on Review of Walton Primo S5 covers the following–

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

Key specs of Primo S5:

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1.5 GHz Quad Core Processor
  • MT6737T chipset and Mali T720 GPU
  • 5.5 inch HD IPS display
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB ROM
  • BSI 13MP Rear Camera
  • BSI 8MP Front Snapper
  • 3150 mAh Li-Polymer battery
  • OTG Support
  • Dual SIM
  • LTE support

Primo S5 review

Unboxing:

Primo S5 comes with a decent packaging includes-

  • Charging Adapter with Data Cable
  • Earphone
  • User Manual
  • SIM Ejector PIN
  • Warranty Card

Primo S5 Unboxing

Design & Build Quality:

Primo S5 has a sleek finish, resulting in a smooth grip at your palms. Feel the elegant consistency when you use your handset. With a metal-like texture and a slightly curved rear, the device reflects the craftsmanship of Walton Phones for a rational price.
Primo S5 Unboxing
Button, port and speaker positioning is fairly standard for a mid-range device, with the power and volume keys on the right, USB at the bottom, 3.5mm audio port at the top and the speaker at the rear. There is IR blaster at the top which makes your device to work as a remote.
Primo S5 hands-on review
The front camera is just off-center at the top while the three Android soft keys sit below the screen
Primo S5 hands-on review

Operating System

The Primo S5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, while the device comes with OTA upgrade feature enabled for further updates.
Primo S5 review OS

Display & User Interface:

The Primo S5 has a 5.5-inch 2.5D curved display with a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Whatever viewing angle you chose, you won’t be let down with Primo S5 IPS display technology that ensures consistent and accurate color from all viewing angles. The display is protected by Corning’s 4th Generation Gorilla Glass.
Let’s have a look into the User Interface of Walton Primo S5-
Primo S5 User Interface
You also have the chance to use the themes of your own choice to personalize your favorite device.
Primo S5 Theme

Hardware:

The Primo S5 is powered by the Mediatek MT6737T chipset with 1.5 GHz quad-core processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU. This enables apps to open quickly and web pages load easily.
Primo S5 Chipset
The Primo S5 is packed with 32GB of ROM while the storage can be expanded up to 128GB. There is also 3GB of RAM to run the device more smoothly.
Primo S5 Storage

Camera Performance:

The Walton Primo S5 comes with a BSI 13MP Auto Focus Rear Camera capable of recording 1080p video, also features an LED flash. The camera app is simple and efficient, with most functions placed within easy reach. There are Professional Camera Mode, Face Beauty, HDR, Panorama etc. modes in the camera. Let’s have a look on the Camera interface along with settings of Primo S5-
Primo S5 review Camera Settings and Interface
In terms of color reproduction the rear shooter is one of the nice cameras you will see in a mid-range. The camera manages to keep the details of the image pretty well, even in low light.
Here’s some snaps taken with the rear camera of Primo S5:
Primo S5 review Camera Sample
Primo S5 review Camera Sample 2
Primo S5 review Camera Sample 3
The 8MP front camera allows you to take the most stunning portraits and be always connected with your loved ones via video calls. Both front and rear camera captures brighter images in low light conditions because of having BSI sensor.
Primo S5 review front Camera Sample

Audio and Video

There is DTS Sound System in the Primo S5, that’s why the audio output is clean. Plugging in a pair of headphones has a rather disastrous effect on stereo quality with crosstalk rising to very high levels.
Primo S5 audio review
Presence of IPS display makes the viewing angle of Video pretty good.
Primo S5 video review

Connectivity:

In terms of connectivity, the Primo S5 has LTE, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth V4, OTG, WLAN Hotspot, OTA.

Gaming Performance:

Primo S5 holds 64 bit powerful quad-core processor and Mali T720 GPU which ensures higher graphic speed so that you can enjoy High Definition games easily. It handles day to day tasks and some light to medium games really well.
Primo S5 Gaming review FIFA 16

Battery Life:

With optimized software and 3150 mAh of battery the Walton Primo S5 manages to cut more than a day. The battery drop over the 8 hours of idle time was 4%, which is quite good for the device with the 3150mAh capacity battery. Talking about the screen-on-time it gave me fair amount of 7 hours, which is more than you could ask for such battery capacity. I was using my SIM card, and all the social accounts on the device while keeping the brightness at a medium level. So, it was more than average usage, which is good.
If you do find yourself outside without a powerbank, the Walton Primo S5 does have the extremely useful Extreme Mode feature that can extend your phone’s life significantly and it will allow you to run your device for few hours with only 10% charge in the battery.
Primo S5 Battery Extreme Power Saving Mode

Benchmark:

In our AnTuTu tests the phone scored 39104 while GeekBench results in 656 (single-core) and 1740 (multi-core).
Primo S5 review AnTuTu Benchmark and GeekBench Score
The phone has also been tested through the Nenamark, while it scored 61.4; which is pretty good.
Primo S5 review Nenamark Score

Special Features:

Following can be specified as the special features of Primo S5:

  • Mobile Security
  • Smart Gesture
  • IR Blaster
  • Suspend Button
  • System Manager

Primo S5 Special Features
There is also child mode which helps you to getting disturbed from your child who play a lot of games:
Primo S5 Special Features

Pricing:

Well configured Primo S5 costsBDT 14990, considering the specs the pricing is worthy indeed.

Final Thoughts:

The Walton Primo S5 is definitely a very capable affordable Smartphone with charming design. The things that I liked on Primo S5 were its Stunning Design, 2.5D curved display, nice Build quality and 3GB of RAM; it has been a tremendous ride when I talk compactness and sturdiness of the device. The presence of IR blaster makes it the outstanding one!
Primo S5 hands-on review
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