TP-LINK Neffos C5 Smartphone Review

TP-LINK may be the largest global manufacturer of WiFi networking products, but they aren’t resting on their laurels. Instead of fighting for an even bigger share of the same pie, they decided to branch out into the smartphone market with the Neffos C5 and Neffos C5L smartphones in March of 2016.

At that time, the Neffos C5 was considered to be quite a decent entry-level smartphone. Priced at just RM 539 / US$ 135, it offers quite a lot of features in a 5″ smartphone. Today, we are going to take a look at the TP-LINK Neffos C5 and see how it stacks up against the competition.

But first, let’s compare the specifications of the Neffos C5 against the lower-end Neffos C5L.


Neffos C5 & C5L Specification Comparison

SpecificationsNeffos C5 SmartphoneNeffos C5L Smartphone
Display5.0" IPS HD display (720 x 1280)4.5" FWVGA display (480 x 854)
Platform (SoC)MediaTek MT6735Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909)
Processor4 x ARM Cortex-A53 (1.3 GHz)4 x ARM Cortex-A7 (1.1 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorARM Mali-T720 MP2 (450 MHz)ARM Adreno 304
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1Android 5.1.1
Memory2 GB1 GB
Storage16 GB (internal flash storage)
microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
8 GB (internal flash storage)
microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
CameraFront : 5 MP
Rear : 8 MP with dual-tone LED flash
Front : 2 MP
Rear : 8 MP with LED flash
NetworkLTE FDD Cat4 (150/50 Mbps)
DC-HSPA+ (42/11 Mbps)
Connectivity802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFi
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
Dual SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby
Battery2200 mAh lithium-ion battery2000 mAh lithium-ion battery
Dimensions72 mm wide
144 mm high
8.8 mm thick
67.7 mm wide
136 mm high
10.15 mm thick
Weight141 g154 g
Available ColoursPearl White / Dark Grey
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Unboxing The Neffos C5

The TP-LINK Neffos C5 comes in a bright purple cardboard box typical of smartphones these days, with the key specifications listed at the bottom. Let’s take a look inside!

When you unpack everything, you will find the following items :

  • One TP-LINK Neffos C5 smartphone
  • One 2,200 mAh (@ 3.8 V) Neffos lithium-ion battery
  • One 5 W Neffos USB charger
  • One set of Quick Start Guide, Warranty Notice and Safety Notice booklets
  • One pair of Neffos earphones
  • One micro-USB cable

Next Page > Neffos C5 Key Features, Inside The Neffos C5, Setting Up The Neffos C5


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