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Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 23:35:58, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 20:50:33

We've conducted a detailed review of the Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

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Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's features, performance, reviews

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's size

The "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has a width of 72mm, a length of 144.4mm, and a thickness of 9.1mm. It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big. In addition, the weight of the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" is about 150g. Even if you are operating it with one hand it feels almost weightless. However, depending on the person, you may feel tired after using it for a while.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB", it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's screen

"Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has a 5 inch display. It is large enough and you will rarely encounter issues due to the screen size. However, note that it is not very suited for writing long text.

In terms of screen quality, "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB"'s screen appears pixelated when displaying images and videos. You will notice some overall roughness as well.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's CPU specs

With the 1.3GHz×4(Quad core) for processing power, the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has relatively low performance, and for gaming, watching movies and the like it may feel slightly lacking in power. However, for usage such as net browsing, phone calls, Twitter and Instagram you probably won't feel much stress.

The "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has only 1GB of RAM, quite a small amount. Cases of insufficient RAM occur regularly so even when using light apps there will be instability in operation and jerkiness.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB", it is a low-end smartphone and even in everyday use feels jumpy and jerky. There will probably be a lot of cases when you feel that it is lacking in performance.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's storage size

The data storage capacity of the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" is 8GB, and if its main use is for texting and social media then there is no problem, but if you plan to use it for things like photography, filming, and games, you should go with one that is a step up.

The "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" is compatible with SD cards, so it is possible to increase the capacity easily. Therefore, you probably do not need to be concerned with the storage capacity.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's camera specs

"Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has a 8 MP main camera, which can serve you well in most cases. However, you might feel a little dissatisfied with the quality of the images.

Also, "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has an 2 MP front camera, which is a very low figure. Unless you do not care about image quality, you should probably choose a higher-grade smartphone.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's battery performance

The battery performance of the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" is 2000mAh, which is a normal capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" has a normal amount of battery life. There is nothing to be worried about with everyday use. However, if you are using the internet or playing a game for a long time, you might feel a bit frustrated with the battery life.

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's general rating

The "Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB" is a budget smartphone. As the main smartphone it is somewhat insufficient, and you should consider a slightly higher-end smartphone if possible. It will be enough for people who use only basic functions such as telephone and internet, or people who do not use smartphones.

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Advantages and disadvantages of Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB

Advantages of Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB

  • It is lightweight.
  • The display is large, so text and images appear clear on the screen.

Disadvantages of Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB

  • The screen does not look very good.
  • It has a low-grade CPU, so you will experience severe stuttering when using an app.
  • It has a very low-grade front camera, so it should not be considered as a main camera.
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Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB 's specs

Maxwest Astro 5s 8GB
ImageMaxwest Astro 5s 8GB
MakerMaxwest
Release date8, 2016
ColorWhite/Black/Pink Red
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)72mm x 144.4mm x 9.1mm
Weight150g
Display size5 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 854
Pixel density195ppi
Battery capacity2000mAh
ChipsetMediatek MT6580M
CPU specs1.3GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB
Storage size8GB
Rear-camera resolution8 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP

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