Freetel Priori 5 Review – Low-End Device Running On Qualcomm SoC

Freetel Priori 5 comes in as a budget smartphone from Japanese smartphone OEM – Freetel. The smartphone, in its low-end state runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC although of a low variant. Nonetheless, it’s interesting to use one of the best SoCs in the smartphone world on this smartphone. Also released in this same month is the mid-range Freetel Rei 2 Dual which has a super 4 GB RAM, dual rear camera as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Back to the Freetel Priori 5, let’s dig deep into the device.

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Design & Display

The smartphone made from plastic has thin bezels on its sides and thick bezels at the top and bottom bezels. The top bezel houses the camera, light sensor and the earpiece while the bottom bezel remains attractive without any occupant. The volume keys and power button which serve as the smartphone’s dedicated keys take solace at the right side of the phone. Freetel Priori 5’s rear consists of the rear camera, LED flash, Freetel logo and the speaker grille. Dimensions of the smartphone are 140 mm x 70 mm x 8.5 mm while its weight is 135 g (battery inclusive). Colors the smartphone makes it out in are Gold, Blue, Green, Rose-Gold, Red, Black and White.

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The display area has a 5-inch display that uses a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels as its clarification agent. In that same order, 294 PPI pixel density also clarifies the display. The display has a 24 bit color depth and 16:9 aspect ratio. 2.5D curved glass makes the smartphone display together appear more enticing. Features such as 71% screen-to-body ratio and 16 million display colors also make up the smarphone’s display quality.

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Selfies get to be taken at the fore by a 5 MP shooter. The rear camera has an 8MP sensor that takes images from the rear. The rear camera has a LED flash to brighten images taken in poor light areas. Features such as auto focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, geo tagging and CMOS sensors spice up the rear camera’s photography.

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CPU,  OS & Storage

Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 serves as the system-on-chip of the device. Enveloped in it is the Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 that clocks at 1.1 GHz. With its four cores,  the smartphone adopts the 28nm process technology and maintains the 32-bit architecture. The GPU functioning on the device is the Qualcomm Adreno 304 with 400 MHz clock speed. The software on the smartphone is the Android 7.1.2 Nougat that’s upgradeable to Android Oreo OS. 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM ensures multitasking is discharged properly on the device. 16 GB is the size of the smartphone’s ROM, and it can be expanded to 32 GB with the aid of a MicroSD card.


Freetel Priori 5 uses a removable Li-Ion 2,300 mAh battery as its duration source.

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Freetel Priori 5 Full Specifications Table 


Device Type Smartphone
Model Freetel Priori 5
Announced February 2018
Released Febuary 2018
Status Available


2G Network GSM – 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSPA –  850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network FDD-LTE – 2100 MHz (Band 1) / 1800 MHz (Band 3) /
900 MHz (Band 8) / 800 MHz (Band 19)
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Two


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 150 Mbps
Speed HSPA 21 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5


Type Smartphone
Dimensions 140 mm x 70 mm x 8.5 mm
Weight 135 g
Body Material Plastic
Colours Gold, Blue, Green, Rose-Gold, Red, Black, White


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.0″
Resolution 720 * 1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 294 PPI
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Capacitive touch,  2.5D Curved Glass
Secondary Display No


Primary 8 MP
Image Yes
Video Yes
Features HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging, ISO, panorama
Flash Yes, LED flash
Secondary 5 MP


Operating System Android 7.1.2 Nougat OS
User Interface Yes
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909
CPU Quad-core 1.1GHz ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 304
RAM (Memory) 2 GB
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable to 32GB
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light sensor
Controls Lock Button, and Volume Key


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.1 A2DP (Advance Audio Distribution Profile), LE Profile
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Micro USB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC n/a
HDMI n/a
Wireless Charging n/a


Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 2,300 mAh Battery
Placement Removable
Standby Up to 234 hours
Talk Time Up to 11.2 hours
Music Play Up to 17.3 hours


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes & BBM


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes, Stereo FM radio with RDS
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes
Handsfree  Yes, 3.5 mm audio jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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Freetel Priori 5 sells at the cost of $165.

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