Page 6 : Neffos C5 Overall Performance, Gaming Performance, Our Verdict
Overall Performance – AnTuTu Benchmark
AnTuTu is a nice benchmark for testing various performance aspects of Android devices.
|Neffos C5||honor 5X|
|– 3D (Garden)||2084||3522|
|– 3D (Marooned)||1073||1776|
|– UX Data Secure||4094||4477|
|– UX Data Process||2043||2352|
|– UX Strategy Games||2156||2645|
|– UX Image Process||2229||2593|
|– UX I/O Performance||1841||3445|
|– CPU Mathematics||2577||3046|
|– CPU Common Use||3931||4555|
|– CPU Multi-Core||4955||6356|
The Neffos C5 did pretty well in this test. After all, it is only powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735. In comparison, the honor 5X (Amazon) is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616. with the more powerful Adreno 405 GPU.
Gaming Performance – 3DMark
We tested the Neffos C5’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Extreme test.
|Neffos C5||Alcatel Flash 2||honor 5X|
|Graphics Test 1||15.3 fps||22.3 fps||27.5 fps|
|Graphics Test 2||9.6 fps||14.0 fps||18.3 fps|
|Physics Test||24.4 fps||29.7 fps||26.9 fps|
As a low-cost smartphone, it comes to no surprise that the Neffos C5 isn’t terribly good at gaming. Not only does it only have 4 CPU cores, it only comes with the ARM Mali-T720 MP2 GPU running at 450 MHz. It’s good enough for 2D games though.
The Neffos C5 is TP-LINK’s first attempt to penetrate the smartphone market with an affordable smartphone. Launched with a recommended retail price of just RM 539 / US$ 135, this is a smartphone that everyone can afford.
To keep costs low, TP-LINK opted for a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 SoC, a HD display and a relatively small battery. But they focused on what really counts – an IPS panel for the display, 2 GB of RAM and pretty decent cameras.
Even though the MediaTek MT6735 is rather dated, it held up well in our benchmarks. It’s really fast enough for basic smartphone tasks and 2D gaming. Even its small 2,200 mAh battery did better than expected, delivering almost 10 hours of non-stop usage!
Thanks to its IPS panel, it has a bright and sharp display with wide viewing angles. It is even protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. The only downside? It doesn’t have an oleophobic coating, so it smears at the touch of your fingertip!
Its main camera was a bit of a mixed bag. The main camera takes pretty decent pictures, with pretty good control of the exposure and white balance. However, the videos it records suffer from auto-focus issues and a lack of image stabilisation.
Overall, the Neffos C5 is a decent debut effort by TP-LINK – an affordable, no-fuss 5″ Android smartphone. It will have a tough time though distinguishing itself from the plethora of similar affordable Android smartphones out there.