Leagoo Z5c Android Smart Phone – Worth it?

Let’s take a look at the Leagoo Z5c Smart Phone, it’s quite cheap, but what does it mean? is it good? bad? or both? or neither?
You can start by watching the review video, which shows you the phone and gives you the idea of what it’s all about.


Here are the Leagoo Z5c Specifications:

Dimensions: 71.8 x 143.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight: 108 g
Spreadtrum SC7731G
CPU: ARM Cortex-A7, Quad Core @ 1.3ghz
GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP2, Dual Core @ 400 MHz
Internal Storage: 8 GB
Memory cards: microSD, microSDHC
Display: 5 in, TFT, 480 x 854 pixels, 24 bit
Battery: 2300 mAh, Li-Ion
Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Cameras: 2592 x 1944 pixels, 1280 x 720 pixels, 30 fps (read note below)
SIM cards: Mini-SIM, Micro-SIM Wi-Fi: b, g, n,
USB: 2.0, Micro USB
Bluetooth: 4.1
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS

I have looked through lot of specifications and they all seem to be different. That’s probably because idiots just copy and paste them randomly from sites, without knowing what they are saying.
Note about the camera: Everywhere I looked, it says 30fps, but I tested different camera apps and never got over 10fps (front and back cameras). Also the camera photo resolution is higher than 2592×1922. I don’t know where those people getting the specs from, They never test, just talk.

So that said, some places say it has IPS screen, but I assure you, it is NOT IPS. If you don’t know what’s so special about IPS, then let me explain. IPS is type of LCD screen, that has very high viewing angle. Notice when you are in front of your normal LCD monitor and move up / down, then colors distort or even go negative? Well with IPS monitor / screen you don’t have this problem, regardless from which angle you view the screen from, colors are always same, on this phone however, viewing angles are not great at all, so clearly not IPS screen.

Everything else on this phone seems ok, camera quality is not good, but that was to be expected from a budget phone. It’s enough to take pics, but quality is pixelated, even outside with sunny weather. Flash on camera doesn’t really help either. I get a lot better image quality on my old Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini, which is a lot older than this phone. I would really like to have a lot higher camera quality, after all, what are phones for nowdays? Calling? … i don’t think so, majority of people are using their phones to take pictures and videos and sharing them on social media. So I would expect phone’s camera to have good quality.

But overall, this phone is worth the money. Considering that it costs a lot less than top brands, yet it has almost all the functions that top brands have, such as GPS, bluetooth, all types of movement sensors, compass ..etc ..etc. It also has quite big screen, so you can watch some videos on it.