The Mintt X5 is $279. It is part of the good (A5 $199), better (X5 $279) and our favourite Mintt Y5 ($379) 2020 range.
In fact, the A5 and X5 (technically an UltraMintt X5) – share similar internals, and the extra price pays for a larger screen, more RAM/Storage, and upgraded camera. The hallmark of both is that they have Wi-Fi 5 AC, BT 5.0 USB-C charging (still an oddity at this price), dual sim and pure Google Android.
This is the first Australian review of the Mintt X5. We ran it through more than 70 hardware and software tests. It earns a recommendation in the category.
Single 140 Multi 821 Compute Open CL: Did not complete the test – same as all PowerVR GPU
Throttle 15-minute test
Starts at 79,026GIPS, Averages 75,846 (approx. 10% loss of performance). Excellent
One way to make a value phone is to use a MediaTek processor. So there are about 150 brands/models utilising this processor. For example, Alcatel 3 2020, realme C2, vivo Y12, TCL 10 SE, Moto e6s and more.
It is a good, not great processor that makes 20:9 screens, dual sim, BT 5.0 and Wi-FI AC possible in lower-cost phones. Its closest competitor is the Qualcomm SD439 or SD450
Comms – PASS+
Wi-Fi 5 AC, 2.4 and 5Ghz, 1×1 Signal Strength -29dBm (excellent) and 433Mbps
BT 5.0 – SBC and AAC
GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo Single-band 10m accuracy fine for turn-by-turn navigation