THL 5000 OctaCore MTK6592T,ROOT,RECOVERY.

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edcoolio

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Jan 22, 2015
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Battery

LP and MM will never be ported to this successfully, interest in this phone has stopped. This was a 1st gen phone when it came out, it made quite the splash with the battery size.
But now there are better phones for less WITH fingerprint readers available in 5.5" screens.
This is a 2014 phone, its almost 2 years old and in technology terms, it time fir the recycle bin. I cant even get a battery for mine......:p

It's just a matter of motivation. It is still one of my favorite devices, especially the battery!

My favorite case is still the Folding leather with slots for credit cards.



Although I'm still looking for a replacement exact fit glass screen protector (I cannot find the Daway).
 

UnableToResetOldProfile

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Jun 2, 2016
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Battery was still in stock ~3 month ago, if it wasn't for the unusable gps I wouldn't have bought a new phone but new battery...happy with my vowney lite even when I'm spoiled with thl battery life...

I'm in Canada and THLPhone(dot)com will not ship here.
I purchase from AliExpress and received a THL 4000 battery, its too small L x W and thinner (5mm vs 8mm), each reseller has the same crap, and they post it as a "Genuine, 100% Original THL 5000, 5000mAh Battery" .... BS come in many forms.
I also noticed that all the THL 5000 battery's @ eBay resellers were the same thing, THL 4000 battery, read the reviews.

My GPS works wonderfully, my battery on the other hand is a bit puffed.
 
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PennyKnight

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All THL 4000 Battery's

They are all THL 4000 battery's, read the buyers comments.

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We cant get another battery here to Canada that is a real THL 5000 battery.

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edcoolio

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Personally, when dealing with AliExpress, I would be very careful and message suppliers with the exact part number to make sure there is a match. Photos mean nothing. Also make it clear you want an OEM product.

Never mark sale complete until everything works. If it doesn't, dispute the sale, stick to your guns until you get your refund.

Also, I do not believe the website you listed is actually run/owned by THL, although I could be wrong...

Maybe the best place to start is by checking out the actual corporate THL website. There is a list of approved suppliers and also company e-mail contacts.

Start with: [email protected]
 

UnableToResetOldProfile

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Jun 2, 2016
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Personally, when dealing with AliExpress, I would be very careful and message suppliers with the exact part number to make sure there is a match. Photos mean nothing. Also make it clear you want an OEM product.

Never mark sale complete until everything works. If it doesn't, dispute the sale, stick to your guns until you get your refund.

Also, I do not believe the website you listed is actually run/owned by THL, although I could be wrong...

Maybe the best place to start is by checking out the actual corporate THL website. There is a list of approved suppliers and also company e-mail contacts.

Start with: [email protected]

AliExpress and eBay resellers will promise you anything for a sale, or they refuse to answer you question, or they are evasive, or they play stupid.
I don't bother disputing a wrong product sent, now I just claim it didn't arrive and I demand a refund. All in all, I'm not actually lying, I really didn't receive the item I ordered......
thlphone(dot)com is an online store for THL.
en.thl.com(dot)cn is the official site.
aftersale(at)thl.com has not responded to my emails.

I'm sniffing around the Blackview BV6000 as my next purchase. I'm just waiting for a recovery to be posted. Nothing worse than have to sort through a Chinese recovery, its hit or miss, or hit and brick!
 

jy_P

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At least on eBay you have a ok/good protection... On AliExpress, it gets as good as the seller is. If you have to fight and request AliExpress to help you will most likely lose... At least that is my experience on multiple transactions where I got defective devices/items or item that were not as described or having a erroneous title.
 

TechTitans

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Snapchat laggy

Hey guys, i have a thl 5000 and i am using the stock room with kitkat 4.4.2. When ever i try to take videos with snapchat, i have a green line on the left side and the video is really laggy.. do you have any ideas why? Thx alot

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I am from germany, if you are interested i can send it to you
 

UnableToResetOldProfile

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eBay and AliExpress lie constantly.

At least on eBay you have a ok/good protection... On AliExpress, it gets as good as the seller is. If you have to fight and request AliExpress to help you will most likely lose... At least that is my experience on multiple transactions where I got defective devices/items or item that were not as described or having a erroneous title.

Like I posted, don't dispute a wrong item, just claim that you didn't receive the item you ordered if indeed it is not what they posted ..... You are not lying, my SO is a Lawyer, she advised me.

And actually I have had good luck with refunds from eBay and AliExpress because of this method, other independent company's not so good (ThLPhone.com screwed me for $295 for a THL T7).
Banggood is fabulous, I really like dealing with them, their price's are great, shipping is fast, in-house warranty, knowledgeable staff and for only $1.50 you can add tracking to your free shipping. I have spent more with them than eBay/Ali combined.
I have built 2 complete racing quads (1 for me and 1 for my SO) and purchased a Blackview BV6000's from Banggood, I can recommend them. They even cover the return shipping up to $50.00 USD for defective merchandise or wrong items sent......Can eBay/Ali beat that?!
I have THL 5000 for sale, bad battery and cracked LCD, digitizer is OK, IMEI is good, is being used on the Rogers network in Canada....Never THL again, battery didn't last 16 months and it puffed up due to the supplied charger making it over heat...SOL:(:p
 
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stanlawren

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Lol why claim you didn't receive an item when it actually got delivered and was signed as received by you? Honestly if am the company I won't even entertain the complaint long as there's proof the product got delivered

Es ist oft frustrierend, wenn man alle Antworten weiß, aber niemand kümmert sich darum die Fragen zu stellen :|
 

UnableToResetOldProfile

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Lol why claim you didn't receive an item when it actually got delivered and was signed as received by you?

WHERE did I mention that I signed for, or would of signed for an item I claim I didn't receive ... ?
You didn't even READ my post to make such a asinine statement ,,, did you?:rolleyes:

Keep your comments that are directed to an individual as a sarcastic or inflammatory nature to yourself, NOBODY want to here that from YOU or anyone else.

NO FLAMING ON THE FORUM!​
 

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stanlawren

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Now atleast we know you know how to use a dictionary :p

Es ist oft frustrierend, wenn man alle Antworten weiß, aber niemand kümmert sich darum die Fragen zu stellen :|
 

mundraguda

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CM 13 RR 5.6.7 Stable - https://yadi.sk/d/6lhjvnt7tY5ZM
Gapps - http://opengapps.org/ - ARM, 6, Pico
Mic patch (flash using TWRP) - https://yadi.sk/d/N1B6xnFKtaYYF
Patch for underexposed screens (older THL 5000) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx9MzfL1_qF8NjJMS0kyS21BdWM/view

All credits go to developers maxpaiine123 & DeGRuS from 4PDA, the Underexposed screen (gamma) patch is by developer Neuropapa is originally for a different RR version (5.7.1) but this one also works on the 5.6.7 stable RR branch.
 

stanlawren

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CM 13 RR 5.6.7 Stable - https://yadi.sk/d/6lhjvnt7tY5ZM
Gapps - http://opengapps.org/ - ARM, 6, Pico
Mic patch (flash using TWRP) - https://yadi.sk/d/N1B6xnFKtaYYF
Patch for underexposed screens (older THL 5000) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx9MzfL1_qF8NjJMS0kyS21BdWM/view

All credits go to developers maxpaiine123 & DeGRuS from 4PDA, the Underexposed screen (gamma) patch is by developer Neuropapa is originally for a different RR version (5.7.1) but this one also works on the 5.6.7 stable RR branch.
Thanks but please could you kindly get these files to Needrom or Google Drive or some other not Russian site?

Es ist oft frustrierend, wenn man alle Antworten weiß, aber niemand kümmert sich darum die Fragen zu stellen :|
 

mundraguda

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Sorry, I wont create mirrors for ports on 4PDA , I neither have the dev's permission nor the time.
But those who cannot use Yandex are in luck:
Here is a fresh port on 4PDA from developer Neuropapa for CM 13 (Android 6.0.1) that he just happened to upload to Google Drive.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx9MzfL1_qF8bm9BTk1HcEFNNnc/view
Patches from RR port wont work or are needed as this port by Neuropapa is not RR,. For Gapps you can use OpenGapps.
 
Thanks but please could you kindly get these files to Needrom or Google Drive or some other not Russian site?

Es ist oft frustrierend, wenn man alle Antworten wei�, aber niemand kümmert sich darum die Fragen zu stellen :|

Try going to the links given via google chrome browser, it will ask whether you want the text translated into your native language, just press OK/confirm that you do and choose always translate option
 

AgentCain

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Sorry, I wont create mirrors for ports on 4PDA , I neither have the dev's permission nor the time.
But those who cannot use Yandex are in luck:
Here is a fresh port on 4PDA from developer Neuropapa for CM 13 (Android 6.0.1) that he just happened to upload to Google Drive.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bx9MzfL1_qF8bm9BTk1HcEFNNnc/view
Patches from RR port wont work or are needed as this port by Neuropapa is not RR,. For Gapps you can use OpenGapps.

I must say that the RR version was a bit buggy; The Setup Wizard was crushing and I had to factory reset the device after installing GApps. Even after that, the wifi was failing randomly.

However the Neuropapa version looks like a keeper! Everything runs fine, didnt have any issues after a clean installation. Also, BT and Wifi seem to work much better than my previous 4.4 installation. I think Im gonna stick with this version for a while :D
 

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    Hello everyone! In this thread you will find small review and tips related to the Thl 5000 smartphone.

    ThL 5000 Smartphone Highlight:
    - 5.0 inch screen, 1920 x 1080 pixel display
    - Support 3G network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz WCDMA 850/2100MHz
    - MTK6592, Cortex-A7 Octa core,2.0GHz
    - 13MP back camera + 5MP front camera
    - 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
    - Android 4.4

    ThL 5000 Smartphone Basic Parameter Information
    Model: ThL 5000
    Band: 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
    Service Provide: Unlocked
    Color: Black
    Shell Material: Plastic
    OS: Android 4.4
    CPU: MTK6592, Cortex A7 octa core, 2.0GHz
    GPU: Mali-450 MP4
    ROM: 16GB
    RAM: 2GB
    Display Size: 5.0 Inch
    Type: IPS, capacitive touch screen, Corning III gorilla glass, OGS technology
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
    Screen Color: 16000K Colors
    Camera/Picture Resolution: Dual Cameras,5.0MP front camera, 13.0MP back camera with flashlight and auto focus, support full screen caputuring

    ThL 5000 Smartphone Basic Function
    Ringtones Type: Polyphonic/MP3
    Audio File Format: MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB
    Video File Format: 3GP/MPEG4
    Image File Format: JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/GIF
    E-book Format: TXT/CHM/DOC/HTML
    FM Radio: Yes, earphone needed
    Earphone Port: 3.5mm
    Data Transfer & Connectivity
    Data transfer: USB/Bluetooth
    Mobile internet: WAP/WiFi
    Phonebook: 500
    Message: SMS/MMS
    Input: Handwrite/Keypad
    TV: No
    GPS: Yes, built in
    JAVA: No
    WIFI: Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth: Yes
    Gravity Sensor: Yes
    Multi-Touch: Yes, 5 point touch
    Language: English, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Mealyu, Cestina, Deutsch,Espanol, Filipino, Francais, Khmer, Italiano, Magyar, Nederalands, Portuguese, Romana,Vietnamese, Turkish, Greek, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai, Korean,Simplified/Traditional Chinese
    Other Feature: 3G, WIFI, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email, Messaging, wallpapers,calendar, calculator, clock, camera, tethering & portable hotspot, NFC, OTG, Play Store, etc

    ThL 5000 Smartphone size: 144.2 x 70.4 x 8.9mm
    ThL 5000 Smartphone Weight: 146g




    ROOT:http://www.thlmobilestore.com/news/thl-mobile-phone-root-method/
    After you root your phone you can install supersu from playstore and you ready.
    You can also root it with the installation of twrp.

    RECOVERY:http://www.needrom.com/mobile/recovery-twrp-2-7-1-0-kk-for-thl-5000/
    Download from playstore and use MobileUncle to flash recovery, place .img file into root of your memory.
    you have to have the twrp-2-7-1-0-kk-for-thl-5000 recovery.img file of your phone before you flash it put them in your sd card

    Instruction :-
    1 first root your phone
    2 install mobile uncle tool.apk
    3 open mobile uncle tool
    4 select flash recovery then select the twrp-2-7-1-0-kk-for-thl-5000 recovery
    5 then reboot your done with flashing recovery

    Another way to install the twrp is with the flashtool, download it from needrom also download the factory rom from needrom, run the flash tool program locate the scatter file in the factory rom then go to recovery and locate the twrp file uncheck all the files except the recovery file ,then change to download only and press download, this procedure must be done without the phone connected, after you press the download button switch off your phone then keep pressing the red reset button behind the first sim slot insert the usb cable and then release the reset button the procedure should start if the procedure don’t start it means that you’re missing the preloaded drivers of mtk.
    With this way you can also installed a factory rom.


    Tips:Xposed Framework and Gravity box after the latest update v3.4.0 are working perfect.

    For Titanium Backup and Mobileuncle to make it work,change the supersu,install this:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.superuser
    if you want you can download the zip file and install it from twrp.

    Factory roms:

    http://www.needrom.com/download/thl-5000-16p128-mt6592t/
    The latest version v1.0.8 can be update only from flash tool,fixed status bar lag,very fast more free ram,and wifi show connected but no internet access fixed.


    Some pictures and info about the phone.

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    pls can you tell US how?

    1. Backup your current ROM including System, Data, Cache, Nvram, Boot, Internal SD Card, and Recovery using TWRP recovery. Optional you can just backup only System and Data.

    2. Download the EBR files for MT6592 here that meet your need:
    a. 4GB http://www.4shared.com/rar/eqGWWk5Ice/ebr_4gb_kitkat.html
    b. 8GB http://www.4shared.com/zip/On3aQgjJba/Ebr_8gb-kitkat.html
    c. 10GB http://www.4shared.com/zip/yk1mwbmoce/Ebr_10gb_kitkat.html
    d. 13GB http://www.4shared.com/zip/OdVk0FR1ba/Ebr_13gb_kitkat.html

    3. Extract the file to your computer. Inside the zip file there are two EBR files.

    4. Turn off your phone and press the reset button behind SIM 1 for about 10 seconds.

    5. Open SP Flash Tool and load scatter file.

    6. Locate the extracted EBR 1 and EBR 2 and make sure you just check the said files in SP Flash Tool.

    7. Click the download button in SP Flash Tool and connect your phone via USB cable.

    8. If successful, the green circle will appear in SP Flash Tool. If not, then needed driver was not installed. Please install the driver first.

    9. Disconnect the phone and press the reset button for about 10 seconds.

    10. Boot into recovery by holding the volume up and press the power button while still holding the volume up button.

    11. Go to Wipe-File System and click Repair / Change File System. Select only System partition then Change File System to EXT4. Reboot recovery. Just skip the "No OS installed" and "Install Root?" prompts.

    12. Repeat #11 step but this time choose Cache partition. The same step goes with Data partition. Don't forget to reboot recovery after changing file system.

    13. For Internal SD Card change file system to FAT and, again, reboot recovery.

    14. Go to Wipe and do Factory Reset.

    15. Then go to Restore in recovery and restore your previously backed up file. Choose to restore only System and Data.

    16. Reboot your phone.

    17. Enjoy your new Internal Storage size.
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    I've also repartitioned the phone, but chose a more conservative size. 6GB to system and 8 GB as SD.
    Isn't that too much for System?
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    [ROM][5.1.1] CyanogenMod 12.1 Alpha 0.1 for THL 5000

    Code:
    /*
     * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
     * thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
     * do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
     * before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
     * you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
    */

    I've ported CM12.1 for our beloved THL 5000. There are some small bugs that should be easy to fix except the video recording (which maybe will be fixed by @fire855, who originally brought CM12.1 to MTK6592 devices and whose port is my source). As I depend on my phone nearly every day and can't afford another one, I won't continue porting / fixing. But I'm pretty sure the small bugs can be fixed by the community.

    Bugs
    • off-state-charging not available
    • Video recording (en/decoding) [use 3rd party app; will be fixed soon be fire855]
    • apk installation is very slow
    • laggy scrolling
    • simcard settings get lost after reboot [unconfirmed]
    • no battery usage statistics [unconfirmed]

    Download
    Installation
    1. Download the ROM
    2. Download GApps package
    3. Put the zip files on your SDCard
    4. Reboot in Recovery
    5. Wipe Data/Factory Reset
    6. Install CM12 zip file
    7. Install GApps zip file
    8. Reboot system
    9. Enjoy CyanogenMod 12 :).

    Credits
    Big THANKS to:
    @fire855
    @[email protected]
    CyanogenMod Team

    ROM OS Version: 5.1.x Lollipop
    ROM Kernel: Linux 3.4.x
    Based On: CyanogenMod

    Version Information
    Status: Beta

    Created 2015-08-18
    Last Updated 2015-08-26
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    I want to ask some other users of this phone, does anyone notice the lag of the notification bar sometimes it doesn't want to be slide open, is this only on my phone, and also the wifi after a while without using the phone somehow it shows that it's connected to the network but there is not internet and I switched on and then off the wifi and everything is ok, anyone?

    Just to confirm, I have never had this issue.

    The only problem I have ever had was with the Gallery FC, but it was because there were no images taken with the camera yet.

    My wifi has never dropped or had any issue losing its connection to any network, and thats with bt on all the time as well, and also again off all the time. I noticed the connectivity of the unit to be very stable.

    I would think the lag of the notification bar could be a touch problem, but to make sure, try to remove the screen protector, as I have taken mine off but also have not experienced any issues.

    My review of the unit:

    would like to hear your feedback if you agree or disagree with any of my opinions shared in my review!!


    I have had the worst WORST case of strep throat Ever, but here is my TEXT review...

    again, if YOU MUST NEED LTE, this handset is not for you.. in the GTA/North and downtown I have never felt 3g was too slow ever, and I never turned on LTE on my iPhone5 cuz, well I wanted it to last all day, but anyway, this is my first stab at Android on a phone as a daily driver..

    THL 5000 Review.

    I have a few Android powered devices. A 2012 Nexus 7, a Galaxy Tab 3, and a fully operational HP Touchpad on Ice Cream Sandwich. For a phone, however, I have been using an iPhone of some iteration since 2009. I never found Android to be a stable, consistent and responsive platform to be used daily, as a phone.

    My iPhone5 changed that when it failed due to repeated charging (due to an utterly pathetic battery), and damaged the system board (u2 ic failure, most likely).

    Looking for an alternative, but never being one to care for the OMG YOU have that most fastest phone!!?!? in the last 3 years, I can say that there is no perfect phone. Some are thinner, faster, more responsive, larger screen etc, but recognizing these trade-offs, I picked up the THL 5000 from first-tier vendor: IMAGING DRAGON, on Ali Express.

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    http://www.aliexpress.com/store/1197502

    NOTE: I chose IMAGING DRAGON due to their fast processing time, excellent English communication and prompt response to all my email concerns. By the time other vendors would be processing the order (7-10 days), I already had my phone, in my hand and it was professionally packaged, all items as described, in NEW condition, no stuck/dead pixels! I know my next handset will be from them if I get bored of the THL 5000.


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    I have been called a power-user… I did a lot of photo and video editing/authoring on the iPhone and the battery never satisfied me. My daily routine would consist of having WAZE GPS running while STREAMING podcasts on my commute to work and have it paired to my car via Bluetooth. As a comparison, my iPhone would be at 84% when I got to work. The same apps on a Samsung S3 on kitkat was at 47%. The THL 5000 is at a whopping 93% using the same apps and same run time!

    Screen
    5 inch
    441 PPI
    Screen Resolution 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
    Display Technology FHD
    Ambient Light Sensor
    Multi Touch
    Proximity Sensor

    The THL has a vibrant 1920x1088 441dpi IPS screen. It looks great at every angle and its resolution bests retina resolution displays from iPhone. I have never had a problem with any lines or stuck pixels! no yellow banding etc. Its a great display and I don’t see any ghosting or weird artifacts etc.

    The Camera
    f1.8 Exmor RS Sony IMX135 13mp 5-element lens assy

    A Sony sourced IMX135 imaging sensor provides excellent image capturing and video. It does 1080p video capture and in varying light conditions has good sensitivity. I impulsively set all the settings in the camera as the iPhone doesn’t have any settings but after extensive testing, I found that the night-mode works well for low-light conditions and automode for everything else. The Camera application is decent and has quite a few options but again, they mainly don’t need to be adjusted much as the hardware works it out for you. I have some picture samples but they seem to have been compressed a bit once sent/hosted.
    The front camera deserves mention as it is one of the first phone cameras that has recognized the whole ‘selfie’ is now a ‘thing’, and brings an 88-degree wide-angle lens. This is awesome and I bet this is going to be on every phone going forward. Pics with a significant other can now also capture the background and no longer do you need to stretch your arm to squeeze the other face in the shot. There isn’t any odd distortions and facial features aren’t out of proportion. Both cameras work great and are worth the price-alone just to be a memory-capturing companion.

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    Build Quality
    Phone Depth 8.9 mm
    Weight 146 grams
    Dimensions 144.2 mm x 70.4 mm x 8.9 mm

    The handset is on-par with the latest flagship handsets that have a removable backplate. The finish on the back is quite resistant to finger prints as it has a textured finish thats really makes the shiny smooth backing of the Galaxy s3/s4 seem dated. There are no odd creaks or squeaking from squeezing the phone or removing the backplate. The screen is incredibly smooth and is claimed to be made from the 3rd version of twice-tempered Gorilla Glass from Corning. It feels upscale with a black-chrome band around the perimeter of boarder adding to a classy exterior. Seeing as the design is just a triangle with rounded corners, I can see THL is trying to make the best out of an otherwise very familiar design that the Android mobile-device market has seen re-hashed all around.

    Battery
    Anaode Lithium Polymer
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    5000mAh. Thats 1300mAh shy of my HP touchpad and 1000mAh more than my 7” Galaxy Tab 3. The battery is no joke on this thing but I don’t use my phone heavy enough to crush it in the 16 hrs that I am awake/day. I use high-draw applications like the camera, some video watching and the podcast streaming/GPS/Bluetooth killer combo, I think I could get up to 2 days use from this. The Camera and gallery do use quite a bit of battery as does powering the screen. Standby if you are doing web and occasional message/web browsing, could probably see a full 3 days without an issue. I do turn off the handset for 5 hours at night while charging. Screenshots are attached but I think the real energy hog is the camera, screen and gps... similar to all android devices.. and possibly the octa-core chipset when all 8 cores are running full-tilt.

    Processor
    MT6592, 2.0ghz, 2gig RAM

    The octacore chipset does show some lag but its seldom and when it does its only noticeable because the handset is just so responsive everywhere else. I have quite enjoyed using it daily for web-browsing and various apps and mainly because of the speed of the MT6592 Octa-core chipset. Its smooth and fast and I have had no complaints. I guess its 8 cores do get a bit thirsty because its clocked at its upper limit being 2.0ghz, but the CPU governor does try to keep things in control and only ramps up when needed. It has to get its power from somewhere and the battery, albeit huge, is just like strapping on a bigger fuel tank to an engine with more cylinders. Its fast and I haven’t had any FC for apps due to heat or other bugs.

    Connectivity
    Wifi connects quickly and has considerable range. I have never had any problems with signal drops and get the same range as my iPhone5 and more range than my Galaxy S3 or Nexus 7. Speed is very fast.
    Same can be said for GPS and bluetooth connections and even simultaneous connections don’t do any weird things like what I have heard from other Chinese handsets. (dropped connections, GPS takes long to lock-on target etc)
    Compass is accurate.
    Networks
    3G (HSDPA/CDMA)
    Edge/2G (GSM/GPRS)
    CDMA Networks

    850 MHz
    2100 MHz
    GSM Networks

    850 MHz
    900 MHz
    1800 MHz
    1900 MHz

    Handset speaker is decently loud and the quality is good. Earpiece is also decent, but not as full bodied sounding as the iPhone.

    Android Extras
    KitKat 4.4.2
    The camera app mentioned is full featured, having various scene modes, exposure and zoom settings. The app also allows for pretty extensive editing of the picture after its shot, which is pretty good as far as android camera apps go. The LG G2 had the same sensor but a completely over-simplified app that made it difficult to capture pictures in anything else but ideal light. The THL 5000 doens’t have this problem!

    Smart Gestures

    Drawing or tapping the screen can unlock or start different apps. Its an OK gimmick, but I can see it being useful as the swipe-up to unlock can be handy or drawing ‘c’ to launch the camera, in saving a second or two.

    OK GOOGLE is also enabled full time and can be initiated anytime the handset is unlocked.

    Both of these features are on all the time and probably contribute to significant battery use, but I predict 3% over 8hrs of standby when the phone is just idle.

    OTG is a nice-to-have that could come in handy for copying stuff to/from a memory stick, or simply connecting a mouse for… well I am not sure why I would do this but I guess I could use my monster 5000mah battery to charge my wife’s iPhone in a pinch…


    Extras in the Box

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    PICTURE TAKEN WITH GALAXY S3

    Imaging Dragon included some cool extras such as the OTG adapter/keychain thing as well as a flip-case and a nicer silicone case. First, the silicone case is top-shelf. Its not some Dollar-store, I got 3 for $1 type of case. It has a crystal clear for the front half that boarders the frame of the phone and the rear half of the same silicone is frosted. It allows the black-chrome bezel to be seen through its crystal clear protective boarder. Its also not made of that crap silicone that attracts pocket-lint like a magnet. Its smart looking and perfect fitting and really works with the phone for days you may not want to go out naked! I have not ever had an iPhone case that had worked so well WITH the phone.
    Now, the flip-case uses a substitute backing cover and I guess would be nice if I carried my phone in a purse…

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    16gig Micro SD is genuine Sandisk and thats nice to know as its not some off-brand that could damage the phone or lose your data or cause problems down the road.

    Overall

    The THL 5000 is a good phone to move to if 4g data is not your main concern. Rogers in Toronto is pretty fast as 3g and coverage is better as well. I think the iPhone days are numbered and Android handsets are going to feel this Chinese wave of phones now with OnePlus One and Xiaomi. These new handsets are like the Korean flip-phones of the early pre-iPhone era - smart, well-executed and well packaged hardware that is capable and powerful enough to be no longer a lesser product but a competitive adversary for the bigger players in the market. Its going to hit like a ping-pong powerhouse from China, fast, quick and you won’t even know its coming until its already passed you - with not much of a warning-shot at all.
    5
    Good news guys. Im asking one member of porting team to help me. One more helping hand. I hope both bugs will be fixed. SystemUi Fc and video recording. Pleas stay patiented. I relase no bugged Rom, but fast bug free as possible. This is harded my work. Not my first and no last rom. Im learning porting and fixing