Hello, Friends! Today I’m going to take a look at Ulefone T1 Review. Ulefone is another Chinese phone maker that aims to produce a phone that offers a lot of value for the price. The T1 is one of the latest companies offers that has great specs that are packed into the all-metal body. So, let’s get started-
Design & Display: –
I think, one of the key selling points of the Ulefone T1 is an all-metal design and excellent build quality. The phone does not look exceptional as we’ve seen the design before but it still looks great. The buttons are high quality and that the phone feels comfortable in the hand due to rounded edges on the back.
As far as size of the device we are looking at a standard 5.5-inch display phone. The 1080p resolution assures that the screen is sharp and vibrant but it could be slightly brighter for outer use.
We have a customizable on-screen navigation key, a beefy 13-megapixels front-firing camera, LED notification light and LED flash for night selfies.
I found the fingerprint scanner to be accurate and it can unlock the phone straight from the standby mode with any issues. However, the display could light up a lot faster. The home button is programmable so you can use it for navigation through the UI without using the on-screen navigation keys.
One of the highlights of this phone is the dual camera setup that consists of one 16-megapixel shooter and another 5-megapixel sensor which is used to take pictures with that bokeh effect.
The daylight image quality I expected better results considering the fact that there is a dual camera setup. Sure, it can take some good looking pictures but I would love to see some more detail sharpness and the dynamic range adjustment is not always accurate.
On the other hand, the portrait mode is quite nice for a budget smartphone. The pictures will look just great on social media but there may be some art attacks going on. Also, some of the shots could be more detailed.
Low-light image quality is good but not great like on most of the sub $270 phones. The selfie looks great as the pictures are quite detailed. They could be a little bit sharper but I think, the pictures all look just fine on social media.
A front-facing LED flash is actually powerful enough for taking decent light selfies. It is quite frustrating that the phone can shoot a video is only at 1080p resolution. Well, a good thing is that the video looks quite decent than the continuous autofocus feature works quite well. The 1080p selfie video looks quite good for a budget phone. The sound recording quality is above average.
Performance & Memory: –
Under the hood, we are looking at a pretty powerful package that includes an Octa-Core Helio P25 chipset, 64 gigabytes of expandable storage and 6 gigabytes of RAM. The gaming performance is near excellent. You can play any 3D games at the highest graphics settings without any issues and the phone does not get very hot while gaming either.
As far as day-to-day performance almost Stock Android 7 Nougat UI. It shows that the phone is usually fast and fluid. We have some extra features to play with just a name of few, you can change the colours of the LED notification light or use some gesture controls that work pretty well. But sometimes the phone is kind of slow to respond your gesture. There is also a built-in screen recorder so you don’t need to use any third-party apps.
The loudspeaker quality does not impress but it’s pretty good. The main complaint would be that the volume output is quite low. The sound quality via the headset jack is pretty good, I have no complaints.
I didn’t have any call—connectivity issues with this phone as the call quality and the signal reception are pretty good and even the GPS look speeds and accuracy are okay. The phone has quite a few sensors including a gyroscope so you will able to use this device with VR headsets.
The 3680 milliamp-hour non-removable battery will let you use the phone for the whole day or more depending on your usage. I could achieve a pretty standard screen on time of about five and a half hours which is a decent result. What I noticed, however, is that the battery drains a little bit faster than usual on standby mode but keep in mind I have installed a lot of apps. Finally, it takes about one and half hours to fully charge the phone with a supply fast charger.
The Ulefone T1 is a great looking and a very powerful phone you can rest assured that to handle all the 3D games. The phone will be fast on the daily basis. However, the camera remains the weakest point of this device, it can take some decent pictures but there are better phones in this department. All-in-all the Ulefone T1 offers quite a lot of value but as always make sure to consider a few shortcomings before buying it.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|UleFone T1||DX.com||Rs 15023.71|
|UleFone T1||GEARBEST||$ 267.67|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual (Nano, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||155 x 76.9 x 8.45mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS Full HD 1080p (401 PPI)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (16-MP + 5-MP), S5K3P3 Sensor, f/2.0 large aperture, Two tone Quad flash|
|Front||8-MP (Interpolated to 13-MP), f/2.0 large aperture, Selfie soft light|
|Features||Auto HDR, manual control, Geo-tagging, panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek Helio P25|
|GPU||ARM Mali T880|
|MEMORY||Internal||64GB, 6GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Gyro, Gravity, Touch sensor, Electronic compass|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Hotspot, WiFi Direct|
|USB||USB 2.0, Type-C|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.1 & GPS|
|SOUND||Speaker||Loudspeaker & 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 3680 mAh|