Ulefone is one of the Chinese manufacturers, which wants to draw some attention by producing some similarly designed devices we have already seen before. I am talking about the Be Touch. Is this the best cheap iPhone 6 Plus alternative?
All you need to know in the video review!
|Processor||Mediatek MTK6752 Octa-Core, 1.7GHz|
|Camera||5MP Front/13MP Back|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, 3G, 4G, GPS, WIFI, GSM,EDGE, GPRS, UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+,|
|Battery||2.550 mAh Li-polimer (removable)|
|Dimensions||15.81 x 7.74 x 0.86 cm / 6.21 x 3.04 x 0.34 inches|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lolipop|
|Storage||16 (expandable via microSD card up to 64GB)|
a plain packaging with a set of standard accessories
The contents include the charging brick along with USB cable, instruction manuals, screen protector and a pair of very cheap headphones, which sound quite terrible.
a great looking iphone 6 plus wannabe device with a decent build quality
pretty good 5.5″ display
The device carries a 5.5” 720p display, which is actually pretty good. It has some natural looking colours, great viewing angles, decent brightness and good outdoors visibility.
UI and PERFORMANCE
Android 5.0 lolipop is running smoothly and it is a pleasure to use the device overall. The fingerprint scanner is the highlight of the show.
The device also features some gesture controls we have already seen on tens of devices. They work well, but, however, if you use the fingerprint scanner as an unlock method, these controls are pretty much useless as you need to unlock the device first.
the device performs well both in synthetic benchmarks and in real-life demanding tasks
multimedia experience is great, but it is disrupted by the lack of decent stock media players and below average speaker quality
The 1080p video playback is smooth and I had no issues with playing or scrolling the video back and forth. However, you may want to download the third-party video player as the installed one is just very basic.As far as the music playback goes, the device comes with a stock Android music app, which is running smoothly. The sound quality of the speaker is not that good. It is loud enough to hear it, but not really pleasant to your ears as it lacks in lows, mids and highs. Please watch the video review to hear the audio test.
The implementation of sony imx214 sensor is good only in daylight, but STRUGGLES badly in low light scenariosThe Ulefone Be Touch comes with a basic camera app, which has a few settings to play with a couple of different shooting modes. The shutter speed is not the fastest I’ve seen, but it is okay for the price tag of this device.The gallery app is also very basic, but it is very fast, responsive and it is a pleasure to use it.
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The 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor on this device can capture some decent looking daylight images. They are far from ideal as it could be a bit sharper, but you cannot expect more from this relatively cheap device.
When the sun goes down, the struggles start. The shutter speed becomes significantly slower and the pictures look grainy, washed out and do not have much details in it. Well, it did not surprise me as I have never seen a budget device with a good low-light camera performance.The night shots are actually completely useless in auto-mode I’ve tested. Literally, it’s better to remember what you saw that taking a picture at night.The dual LED flash helps illuminating the scene a little. The pictures don’t look excellent, but are usable for social media needs. However, the LED is weak and helps only with close-up shots.Selfie CameraThe 5MP selfie camera is just average, but should be enough for your Facebook status update.The cool thing is that the front facing snapper has an LED to make night selfies possible. However, it is weak and and the pictures turn out to be terrible in comparison to the vivo Xshot, which also has the front facing LED.
Check out the video review to see the video sample.The video quality is below average. First of all, the footage is very shaky as there is no image stabilisation whatsoever. Also, the movements look choppy and the video looks washed out overall. It can suffice for the social media, but not for the movie making.
Overall good connectivity is ruined by slow gps lock speedThe call quality is good and I have no complaints about it. Other connectivity options like bluetooth and wifi are good. However, the GPS signal is not that good as it can take around a minute to lock the position. That’s way below standard and it may be really inconvenient.
low capacity 2550mah battery life could be much betterThe removable 2550mAh battery does not look good on paper and it performs poorly in real life scenarios. It can get you though the day only if you are a light user as the maximum screen on time is just around 3 hours if you are only doing easy tasks.
ulefone be touch is a great cheap iphone 6 plus alternative despite a few shortcomings