Ulefone is quite popular phone manufacturer. Its first smartphone was released in 2013. The main difference of Ulefone is that they do not produce 30 models a year. Usually, they release about 7-8 new models every year. We think it is very good and logical strategy.
Ulefone company brought 8 new phone at MWC 2018. All of them will be released in 2018. Most of these phones are budget devices, however they are still very interesting. For example, Ulefone Power 5 has 13000 mAh battery and very good specifications. Ulefone T2 Pro is a bezel-less smartphone with design from iPhone X and built-in display fingerprint reader. Are you interesred?
Then read our review of new smartphones from Ulefone in 2018. The full list consists of Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro, Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro, Ulefone Power 5, Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro, Ulefone Armor X.
Ulefone Power 5 Review: specs, price, release date, features
Ulefone Power 5 specifications:
- Screen: 6 inches, IPS-matrix, FullHD + resolution, aspect ratio 18:9, 303 PPi
- Processor: Quad-core chip Mediatek Helio P23 with a working frequency of 2.3 GHz
- Graphics Accelerator: Mali-G71 MP2 770 MHz
- RAM: 6 GB, LPDDR3
- ROM: 64 GB with support for cards up to 128 GB
- AnTuTu: 60000 points
- Number of Sims: 2
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
- Fingerprint reader: yes
- Cameras: front – 13 + 5MP, f / 2.2 + f / 2.0, rear camera – 21 + 5MP, f / 2.0 + f / 2.4
- Housing material: plastic + metal
- Dimensions: 78×156.5×10.1
- Weight: 221 g
- Colors: black
- Battery: 13000 mAh, non-removable
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Price: from $200
Ulefone Power 5 is brutal smartphone with very big battery. Also it has very stylish design. As you know, most Chinese manufacturers copy the design of Vertu, and I think it is good.
What makes Ulefone Power 5 stand out against its competitors? The smartphone is very heavy – more than 220 grams. It’s not strange, because the device is equipped with 13000mAh battery. The battery is non-removable, but it supports fast charging technology.
Ulefone Power 5 has high quality display: 6 inches, IPS matrix, resolution Full HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio, 303 PPi.
As for the performance, upcoming smartphone will be powered by quad-core chipset Mediatek Helio P23 with frequency of 2.3 GHz, graphics accelerator Mali-G71 MP2 770 MHz, 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory. Ulefone Power 5 will have more than 60000 scores in AnTuTu.
Also, the smartphone will have decent cameras: dual fron camera with 13 and 5MP sensors, f/2.2 + f/2.0, respectivly. On the back panel there will be also dual camera: 21 + 5MP, f/2.0 + f/2.4. Yes, there are many megapixels, but the camera sensors are quite old, so you should not expect instant focusing and high quality of phones in low light conditions.
The smartphone will run on latest version of operating system Android 8.1.
Ulefone Power 5 advantages:
- Powerful battery
- High quality screen
- Good performance
Ulefone Power 5 disadvantages:
- Design is not for everyone
- Too big and heavy
Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro Review: specifications, price, release date and features
Comparison of specifications Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro:
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If you don’t need a powerful smartphone, then you should pay attention to Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro. Most likely, these phones will be hits on the market.
Both smartphones look exactly the same: full screen design, 18:9 displays, plastic cases, a fingerprint scanner on the back panel and dual camera like iPhone 7 Plus. The design of Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro is hard to call ugly, it looks very nice. It will be available in three color options: blue, black, gold.
What is the difference between Pro model and basic model? The answer is simple – Ulefone S1 Pro has more powerful processor. It is quad-core processor Mediatek MT6739 with LTE bands support. Ulefone S1 doesn’t support LTE. The other specs are identical: 5.5-inch screen with 18:9 aspect ratio and resolution of 960 x 480 pixels, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of ROM.
The main camera is 13 + 5MP, and the front camera is 5 MP. Everything is clear and standard here. The smartphones support microSD memory cards, but then you will have to remove one of the sim card. The battery capacity is 3000mAh for both phones. There is no quick charge function. They will run on simplified version of operating system Android 8.1 Oreo GO Edition.
Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro advantages:
- Low price
- Nice design
- The latest version of operating system
- Fingerprint reader
Ulefone S1 and S1 Pro disadvantages:
- 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of ROM
- S1 does not support 4G LTE networks
Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro Review: price, release date, specifications and features
Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro specifications:
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Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro are older brothers Ulefone S1 and S2 Pro. These two smartphones have features from two flagship smartphones from Samsung and Apple. The front panel looks similar to Galaxy S9, while the backside – iPhone X.
As for specifications, the situation is similar to Ulefone S1 and S2: all the same, only different processors. Ulefone S9 is powered by MT6580, while Ulefone S9 Pro has MT6739. You may think that Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro are no different from their younger brothers, but this is not so. Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro have better displays: 5.5 inches, IPS-matrix, resolution 720х1440, 272 PPi. Also the manufacturer decided to add more RAM, storage and bigger battery: RAM – 2GB, ROM – 16 GB, battery – 3300mAh. The phones will run on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro advantages:
- Low price
- Beautiful design
- The latest version of operating system
- Fingerprint scanner
Ulefone S9 and S9 Pro disadvantages:
- Ulefone S9 does not work with 4G networks
Ulefone Armor X Review: Price, release date, specifications and features,
Ulefone Armor X specifications:
- Screen: 5.45 inches, IPS matrix, FullHD + resolution, aspect ratio 18: 9, 295 PPi
- Processor: Quad-core chip Mediatek MT6739 with operating frequency 1.5 GHz
- Graphics Accelerator: PowerVR GE8100
- RAM: 2 GB, LPDDR3
- ROM: 16 GB with support for cards up to 128 GB
- Antutu: 30000 scores
- Number of SIMs: 2
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G
- Fingerprint reader: no
- Cameras: front – 5MP, f / 2.2, rear camera – 13 + 5MP, f / 2.0 + f / 2.4
- Housing material: plastic, metal
- Dimensions: 78.3х159.5х14.1
- Weight: 271 g
- Colors: black, rose gold
- Battery: 5 000 mAh, non-removable
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
- Price: from $200
Ulefone Armor X is a compact smartphone with a powerful battery and mid-range specs. The phone is protected by IP68 standard. The body consists of a composition of different materials – rubber on the ends, while the base is made of metal, and somewhere are plastic inserts.
The smartphone is not afraid of temperatures, dust and immersion in the water to a depth of 2 meters for an hour and a half. Dimensions and weight of Ulefone Armor X are serious: dimensions – 78.3х159.5х14.1, weight – 271 grams. Ulefone Armor X is a niche smartphone.
If we are talking about specifications, then we have an ordinary budget phone with 5000mAh battery. A short list of main features of Ulefone Armor X: 5.5 inch display with HD+ resolution, 2/16 GB memory, 13 + 5 megapixel camera and 8 megapixel camera. As a protective glass is used Gorilla Glass 3 generations. The battery has a quick charge support. In general, Ulefone Armor X is a solid, rugged smartphone with quite modest specs and functions.
Ulefone Armor X advantages:
- Compact size
- Good design
- IP68 protection
Ulefone Armor X disadvantages:
- Heavy – 271 grams
- No fingerprint reader
Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro Review: price, release date, specifications and features
Comparison of specifications Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro:
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Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro are high-quality copies of iPhone X. They are a combination of top-end smartphones from Ulefone.
Let’s start with the younger model. Ulefone T2 looks exactly the same as iPhone X: minimal bezels, long display, notch with all sensors and front camera. There are two cameras on the back. They are placed in a row in the central part of the panel. Under cameras you can see fingerprint reader.
Also, the smartphone has dual main camera: 21 + 13-megapixels, and 16MP front camera. Ulefone T2 will please its buyer with a big screen: 6.18-inch, IPS panel, 18:9 (1080 x 2280 pixels, 322 ppi), 2.5D protective glass. The brightness of the display is high, the resolution is acceptable, the color rendition is natural.
As for the hardware, it is equipped with Mediatek Helio P60 chipset. The graphics chip is used ARM Mali-G73 MP3. The processor supports artificial intelligence functions. It has improved power consumption. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. In the synthetic test AnTuTu the smartphone should gain more than 100000 scores. The battery of Ulefone T2 is quite big – 4400 mAh. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
Ulefone T2 Pro is even more powerful smartphone. Its design is also copied, but not only from iPhone, but immediately from two devices. The front side of Ulefone T2 Pro looks similar to iPhone X, while the back panel – iPhone 8 Plus. The main material of the flagship phone is glass. By the way, thanks to this Ulefone T2 Pro supports wireless charging.
The battery of the smartphone has an impressive capacity – as much as 5000mAh. However, it has a huge screen: 6.7-inch, iPS matrix, 19:9 aspect ratio (1080 x 2280 pixels, 377 ppi), the protective glass 2.5D.
By the way, Ulefone T2 Pro has built-in display fingerprint reader, just like the smartphone from Vivo presented at CES 2018.
However, these are not only differences between Pro version and the basic one. Ulefone T2 Pro works on new processor called Mediatek Helio P70. This is eight-core chuoset with maximum clock speed up to 2.5 GHz. There will be 8GB of RAM. The smartphone will have about 150000 scores in AnTuTu.
The cameras are similar to basic model, but sensors have horizontal layout. On the back panel there is 21 + 13MP camera, and 13MP camera on the front side. Ulefone T2 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro advantages:
- Pleasant design
- Flagship specs
- Good price tag
Ulefone T2 and T2 Pro disadvantages:
- Not everyone will decide to pay $400 for Ulefone smartphone