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:

  • 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


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.

hotwav m5

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:

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.

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.

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.

Battery and Connectivity:

To keep its light on, it is powered 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 an overpriced phone, MediaTek MT6580P is an entry-level SoC which is generally available on phone below $100. There is only a single camera sensor on a rear and front side, where can get a dual camera phone under $100 this day.

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

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
    0.3500 kg
  • Colors Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.
    Black, Light Pink and Chamgne Gold

Network And Technology

  • Mobile Network Technology Information about types of mobile network used in the device. GSM, WCDMA, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, and LTE, TD-LTE.
    GSM / UMTS


  • 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
  • Display Features Information about the features of the display such as Capacitive touch, multitouch etc.
  • 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


  • Primary Camera Information about the rear camera of the device. Sensor type, image resolutions, video resolutions, Flash type and Video FPS.
  • Front Camera Information about the front side camera of the device. Image resolutions, Sensor type, Flash type, Video resolutions, Video FPS and other features.
  • Camera Features Information about additional software and hardware features of the primary and secondary camera, which improves its overall performance.
    Autofocus, LED flash
  • Video List of some common video formats supported by the device.

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between two Bluetooth enabled devices over short distances.


  • USB Information about connector type, version, and features of the USB used in the device.
    Micro USB 2.0


  • 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

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.

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