Hotwav M5

Hotwav M5
  • Display Size: 5.7-inch HD+
  • Camera: R 8MP + F 5MP
  • RAM: 2GB
  • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • Battery: 3050mAh
  • Dimension: 16.40 x 8.60 x 5.50 cm

Ratings From Our Experts

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

5.5 2.8 1
  • Build Quality 4 / 10
  • Chip-Set 6 / 10
  • Camera Quality 5 / 10
  • Connectivity 6 / 10
  • Battery Backup 6 / 10
  • Value For Money 6 / 10

Hotwav M5 with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal, 1.3GHz Quad-Core, Finger-print sensor, and 3050mAh battery.

Hotwav M5 Key Specs(Spesifikasi, Speks):

  • Display: 5.7 inches HD+
  • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with AF and flashlight + 5MP front camera
  • Bluetooth: 4.0
  • Navigation: GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
  • SIM Card: Dual SIM, Nano SIM
  • Price in Indonesia: IDR 1378062.18



It is an entry-level phone from the company with MediaTek MT6580P SoC and 3050mAh battery. The phone is available on Gearbest at $135.92 with Black, Light Pink and Champagne Gold color option.

What is in the box?

  • Back Case: 1
  • Cell Phone: 1
  • Charger: 1
  • Screen Protector: 1
  • USB Cable: 1
  • User Manual: 1


Display and Design:

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It features a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 720 pixels resolutions and 18:9 aspect ratio. The display looks more attractive from its round shape edges as in Xiaomi Redmi 6. The company has provided a much better display to screen ratio in this phone. There is a single camera sensor on the front side along with a proximity sensor and a front speaker. Rear side it has a camera sensor with fingerprint sensor just below it. It measures 15.18 x 7.28 x 0.77 cm and weighs 0.1480 kg.

To understand better about its display and design, we have added a video that describes its full design, you can check that video after Full Specifications area.

Design of the phone is much similar to Xiaomi Redmi 6 except its rear camera position. The company has already launched Symbol X with MediaTek MT6580 SoC and Notch display which costs $133 available on Gearbest.

Performance and Storage:

It is powered by MediaTek MT6580P SoC clocked at 1.3GHz Quad-core processor. So in terms of performance, you will get basic speed experience on this phone. For storage, it has 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage which is expandable up to 128GB with the external MicroSD card.

hotwav m5 specs, ratings, reviews and offers

2GB RAM is enough for some basic multitasking, you will face lag on some high memory apps and games. This is an entry-level phone with MediaTek MT6580 SoC, so we can not expect high performance on this phone. Meanwhile, at this price range, it may be a good deal, depends on your choice.


The phone sports single 8MP camera sensor on the rear side with LED flash and Autofocus. Front side it has the 5MP camera sensor with some basic selfie features. Talking more to its camera, an entry-level phone should come with at least a camera features that make sense when you click photos in low light condition. As per some user review on some e-commerce website, we came to know that, Hotwav M5 gives you great camera experience with its rear and front sensor.

Battery and Connectivity:

The phone is fueled with 3050mAh battery which can last up to a full day even on heavy use. On the connectivity front, it offers 3G UMTS, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, and 3.5mm audio jack.

Supported Languages:

Language: Arabic (Egypt), Bulgarian (Bulgaria), Bengali (India), Catalan (Spain), Czech (Czech Republic), Danish (Denmark), German (Austria), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), English (United Kingdom), English (United States), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (United States), Estonian (Estonia), Persian (Iran), Finnish (Finland), French (France), Hebrew (Israel), Hindi (India), Croatian (Croatia), Hungarian (Hungary), Armenian (Armenia), Indonesian (Indonesia), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Kazakh (Kazakhstan), Khmer (Cambodia), Korean (South Korea), Lithuanian (Lithuania), Latvian (Latvia), Malay (Malaysia), Burmese (Myanmar), Norwegian (Norway), Dutch (Netherlands), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian (Romania), Russian (Russia), Slovak (Slovakia), Slovenian (Slovenia), Serbian (Cyrillic,Serbia), Swedish (Sweden), Thai (Thailand), Turkish (Turkey), Ukrainian (Ukraine), Urdu (Pakistan), Vietnamese (Vietnam), Chinese (Simplified Han,China), Chinese (Traditional Han,Hong Kong), Chinese (Traditional Han,Taiwan)

Our Verdict:

Hotwav M5 is the best phone, with MediaTek MT6739 SoC and 2GB RAM, which will give you best performance in mid-range games, as well as some high range games. Design of the phone is really impressive with its full-view display and round shape corners. So we can say that under $100, this can be the best deal for you.


  • A good screen to body aspect ratio at this price range
  • Attractive design
  • More battery backup
  • Dashing camera features


  • No dual camera
  • No 4G VoLTE connectivity
  • Outdated Bluetooth version

Realme C1 and Xiaomi Redmi 6A are the phones available under $100 with the dual rear camera and some of best features.

Hotwav M5 Real Life Images:

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Hotwav M5 - Full Specifications

Brand And Model

  • Brand Name of the brand which manufactures the device.
  • Model Model name or number of the device.
    Hotwav M5


  • Weight Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.
    0.3500 kg
  • Colors Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.
    Black, Light Pink and Chamgne Gold
  • Body Material The material used in the fabrications of the device's body.
  • IP68 Ratings

Network And Technology

  • Network Technology Information about types of mobile network used in the device. GSM, WCDMA, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE, TD-LTE.
  • GSM GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) was developed to replace the analog cellular network (1G), therefore it is referred to as a 2G mobile network. It has been improved with the addition of General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) and later via the Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) technology.
    850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • CDMA
    WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz


  • Display Size The mobile device is represented by the length of its diagonal which is measured in inches.
  • Display Type Whether the display is IPS or LED or OLED or AMOLED - It simplifies the type of the display used in the device.
    IPS Display
  • Pixel Density Information about the number of pixels per inch of the device. Higher the pixel density of any device, the more detailed and clearer content will be shown on the display
  • Screen-Body Ratio
  • Display Features Information about the features of the display such as Capacitive touch, multitouch etc.
    Multi-touch, Capacitive
  • Resolution Display resolutions show the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen, higher the resolution is greater the details of the displayed content.
    720 x 1440 pixels
  • Display Glass Whether display have protection like, Gorilla Glass or it is curved.
    2.5D Curved Glass


  • Rear Camera Information about the rear camera of the device. Sensor type, image resolutions, video resolutions, Flash type and Video FPS.
  • Aperture
  • Video Resolution
  • Front Camera Information about the front side camera of the device. Image resolutions, Sensor type, Flash type, Video resolutions, Video FPS and other features.
  • Aperture
  • Video Resolution
  • Camera Features Information about additional software and hardware features of the primary and secondary camera, which improves its overall performance.
    Autofocus, Countinous Shooting, HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Digital Zoom, ISO Setting, Self-timer, Scene mode, White Balance settings, Touch Focus
  • Flash Type
  • Video FPS

Hardware and Software Details

  • Chip-Set The chip-set integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc. As well as the software functioning.
    MediaTek 6580
  • Operating System Information about the operating system used by the device and its version.
    Android 8.1 Oreo
  • CPU CPU is the Central Processing Unit or the processor of the device. Information about the type and cores of the processor used in the device.
    1.3GHz Quad-Core
  • Cores Information about the quantity of the cores used in the processor of the device.
  • Frequency
  • Process Tech Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip which is measured in nanometers.
  • GPU GPU is Graphical Processing Unit. Information about GPU type, Cores and Frequency.
    Arm Mali 400 MP2
  • GPU Cores Information about the quantity of the cores used in the GPU of the device.
  • Artificial intelligence Wheather the device is featured with Artificial Intelligence


  • RAM information about the RAM capacity, type, channels and its frequency.
  • Internal Memory Information about the capacity of the inbuilt storage of the device. Sometimes some of the devices have a different variation in the terms of internal storage.
  • Card Slot Information about the expandable storage of the device
    Expandable Up to 64GB with MicroSD Card
  • RAM Type Information about the type of the RAM used in the device.


  • 3.5mm Jack Information, whether the device is having a 3.5mm audio jack
  • Speakers Information about number of speakers and types of speaker used in the device.
  • Simulated Surround

Audio File Format/Codecs

  • Audio File Format/Codecs
    AAC(Advanced Audio Coding), AMR / AMR-NB / GSM-AMR (Adaptive Multi rate, .amr, .3ga), eAAC+, aacPlus V2, HE-AAC V2, FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec, .flac), MIDI, MP3 (MPEG-2, Audio layer II, .MP3), OGG (.ogg, .ogv, .oga, .ogx, .spx, .opus), WMA (Windows Media Audio, .wma), WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)

Video File Formates

  • Video File Formates
    3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp), AVI (Audio Video Interleaved, .avi), H.263, H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video, H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC, MKV (Matroska Multimedia Container, .mkv .mk3d .mka .mks), MP4 (MPEG-4 Part 14, .mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v), WebM, WMV (Windows Media Video, .wmv), Xvid


  • Version
  • Bluetooth Features
    A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)


  • Headphone Jack
  • Connectivity
    Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tathering


  • Radio


  • USB Connector Type Information about connector type, version, and features of the USB used in the device.
    Micro USB
  • Version
  • Features
    Charging, Mass Storage


  • Wi-FI Information about frequency and capacity of the Wi-Fi signals.
    802.11 b/g/n


  • Traking/Positioning Information about positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.


  • Sensors Information about the type of the sensors used in the device.
    Ambient Light Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor


  • Browser Information about some features and standards supported by the browser of the devices.


  • Battery Capacity The capacity of the battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.
  • Type The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically by the chemical used in it. There are different battery types available, where some of the commonly used batteries are Li-Ion and Li-Polymer.
    Non-Removable Battery
  • Talk Time
    Up to 25 Hours
  • Stand-By Time
    Up to 200 Hours
  • Charger
    5V / 1A
  • Music Play
    Up to 8 Hours
  • Video Playback
    Up to 6 Hours
  • Browsing Time
    Up to 4 Hours

Specific Absorption Rate

  • SAR US This SAR rating and shows the maximum and highest level of the exposure to electromagnetic radiation taken when the device is placed near to ear. The applicable limit for the US is 1.6 W/Kg per 1g of tissue. In the US the FCC tests and sets the SAR limits of the all mobile devices, which are controlled by the CTIA.
  • SAR EU This SAR rating and shows the highest level of the exposure to electromagnetic radiation taken when the device is placed near to ear. The applicable limit for the EU is 2 W/Kg per 10g of tissue. The standards follow the ICNIRP Guidelines 1998 as well as the IEC standards and are determined by the CENELEC.


  • Sim Card Type Information about the type and size of the SIM card used in the device.
    Nano SIM
  • No Of Sim Information about the SIM card quantity that can use in the device.
    Dual SIM

Releases & Availibility

  • Released & Available Information about the availability of the device in the market and its launch date.
    Available, Released June 2018

Extra Features

  • Extra Features If the device have any extra features which is unique among all other phones.

Warranty Details

  • Warranty Type
    Manufacturer Warranty
  • Warranty Duration
    1 Year

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