The Beautiful Beast: Ulefone T1 smartphone
Ulefone is a top Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has been on the smartphone game for a number of years. The China based OEM has numerous smartphones bearing the company’s logo and ever since inception of the company, the Chinese OEM has not failed in its duty to provide gadget fans and freaks all across the world with high quality devices.
The latest of such device is the Ulefone T1 smartphone. And in this light, we shall be examining the device under subsequent headers.
Speaking about the design and appearance of the Ulefone T1, a really close and careful look at this device would reveal a little bit of resemblance with the Apple’s iPhone 6. The curves and edges of the Ulefone T1 screams the iPhone 6. All in all, the Ulefone T1 possesses its own share of uniqueness as regard design.
The rear/back of the device reveals a simple and plain design with the dual camera set-up at the top right corner. The camera is flanked to the left by a LED flash. Placed transversely at the middle of the device is the logo of the Chinese smartphone company “ulefone” in lower case as seen on the device’s back cover. The device is currently available in only two colour options: Black and Red. There is no information as to whether Ulefone will produce more colour variants of the Ulefone T1 or not.
With dimension of 76.9 x 155 x 8.45 mm and a weight of 181 grams, the Ulefone T1 is quite heavy; which could be partly attributed to the big battery pack on the smartphone. The frontal space of the device is occupied by the large screen, proximity sensor, secondary camera and speaker and the front-faced fingerprint scanner; which also doubles as the home button.
Providing visual output is the high quality 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 401 ppi.
The screen is resistant to scratch as it enjoys the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
PROCESSOR, OS & STORAGE
Starting with the operating system, the Ulefone T1 runs on the latest Android Nougat v7.0 OS that provides users with features like quick app switching, improved data saver, multi-window feature and many more.
Powering the Ulefone T1 is a MediaTek Helio P25 Octa-core processor that has an amazing speed of 2.5GHz. Accompanying the processor is a massively huge 6GB RAM for fluid operations and app switching. And just like the RAM, the internal storage is equally large at 64GB. You can then further increase or expand the storage space to your preference using micro SD card but to a limit to 256GB.
The primary cameras is actually two, and not one as earlier mentioned (a dual camera set-up). The main shooter is a 16 megapixels sensor supplied by Samsung, while the assisting sensor is a 5 megapixels shooter.
The rear cameras are supported by a Quad LED flash for properly lighted images. The Dual tone Quad flash gives images a brighter and a more natural look; more like it adds a whole new life to pictures.
Also, the rear camera has the Bokeh mode. The Bokeh mode or Bokeh effect is the feature of the dual camera that enables it blur out unwanted portion of a picture to be captured and focus on the main subject. This ensures the production of a finesse and clear-cut image of whatever is to be captured.
The secondary camera on the other hand is an 8 megapixels camera with a single LED flash. The front camera is interpolatable to 13 megapixels.
The Ulefone T1 Smartphone comes out-of-the-box with a 3,680mAh battery. The battery is a Li – Polymer battery and it is not removable. And though we have seen bigger batteries in bigger and smaller devices, the battery capacity on the Ulefone T1 is quite standard enough as Ulefone states that it can provide up to 24 hours of talk time on full charge.
Interestingly, this device comes with the Quick Charge technology so you don’t have to worry about charging the T1 smartphone for long before getting a full charge.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Ulefone T1 is available for purchase at a retail price between $230 – $250. You can easily purchase a unit of the device from the any online store or from Ulefone’s official store
So…over to you. With the above Spec, would you shell out $250 for this beautiful beast?