Hello, Folks! Today I’m going to do a full specifications Review of Vernee X. The Ulefone Power 3 is a pretty good phone after Ulefone updated the camera software and the Vernee X here is a direct competitor. This is a big battery MTK phone just like the Ulefone Power 3, it has the Helio P23 processor, 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigs of storage which is the big difference between the Vernee X and the Ulefone Power 3. The Ulefone Power 3 only has 64 gigabytes and the Vernee X has twice of that. Of course, the Vernee X has a massive 6200 milliamp-hours battery. Now, the Vernee and the Ulefone are close enough in terms of everything that either phone could win by a very narrow margin but let’s see who wins-
Design & Build: –
The Vernee X feels very nice in my opinion, it feels a lot nicer than the Ulefone Power 3 even though both these phones are made of metal. The Ulefone Power 3 has a much smoother metal back on the Vernee X which has a very nice matte metal back and I really like the feel of the Vernee X back metal than a Ulefone Power 3.
However, the Vernee X and the Ulefone Power 3 are both the exact same size, they’re both 9.8 or 9.9mm thick. However, Vernee X has curved the side bezel so that when you’re holding it, it doesn’t feel like you’re holding a 1cm brick.
Now, let’s talk about the front side, you will see there are top and bottom bezels and side bezels as well. The top and bottom bezels aren’t actually that big, the bottom bezel here is fairly small. It’s definitely not big enough for a fingerprint sensor or even capacitive button that’s why you have to have those virtual buttons over there. Top bezel is pretty small it’s big enough for the microphone and the sensors and the camera so that’s good. The side bezels though are bigger than you think if you measure the distance between the glass like the screen up to the glass of the phone it’s small but then the phone continues curving outward. So, the bezels are definitely bigger than you think.
The one downside is that you do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack, you have to use the included USB Type-C to headphone jack adapter to listen to music. The one upside to this would be the included taste it is higher quality with a bumper on each corner meaning that you don’t have to buy another case to replace this. All-in-all, the Vernee X has excellent build quality but it is a bit big to use on just one hand.
The fingerprint sensor here is also pretty accurate but it’s not that fast. I’m used to a lightning-fast fingerprint sensor on my Xiaomi so this feels slightly sluggish in comparison. There is also Face unlocked and it works well but I don’t use it that much that being said the fingerprint sensor is a little bit high for me, I can barely reach it with my normal hand position I kind of have to adjust to moving it up just to be able to reach the sensor. A small issue but an issue nonetheless.
Vernee X is 2160 by 1080p resolution on a 6-inch display and the screen looks quite nice. Texts and news articles are super crisp when you read them on the screen. The colours are very deep and saturated, photos look definitely quite stunning on the Vernee X. I’ll say that immediately after using the Ulefone Power 3, the screen on the Vernee X is a definitely a bit warmer than Ulefone Power 3. I do prefer the slightly cooler screen to myself personally but this screen definitely still looks very nice.
Maximum brightness though tops out at around 400 to 450 nits which are adequate but not in bright sunlight, you are not gonna to be able to see the screen that sun is too bright. There’s one more downside to this phone there is no Gorilla Glass on the front of the screen and there isn’t actually any mention of any kind of protective glass on the display at all. So, this is most likely just regular glass on the front of the phone.
The Vernee X ships with 4-cameras set up, Dual Cameras on the back and Dual on the Front. The main camera has 16-megapixel primary and 5-megapixel secondary lens with LED flash and the front has 13-megapixel primary and the 5-megapixel secondary lens.
The Vernee X can take great images definitely better than the Ulefone Power 3 but it has some major problems with the software. The good photos definitely look nice and have a lot more detail and then the Ulefone Power 3. However, it has big problems autofocusing it takes about 5 seconds to autofocus if you don’t tap on the screen which is pretty ridiculous. The other problem is that records videos on the front-facing camera out of sync with the audio which is super annoying. So, these are all software problems and I do hope for any fixes these as soon as possible.
The Vernee X runs on Android 7 Nougat and Vernee hasn’t really promised anything with regards to updating to Android 8.0 Oreo anytime soon. Software optimization here is better and worse at the same time than the Ulefone Power 3. Now, swiping between Home screens and going to the settings and everything is super fast and fluid definitely 100% faster than the Ulefone Power 3. However, it’s kind of weird that when I’m swiping up from the bottom of the home screen and I compared that to the Ulefone Power 3, it’s very slow compared to Ulefone Power 3. But if you compare anything else it’s so much better on the Vernee X compared to the Ulefone Power 3 swiping between Home Screens, the Ulefone is more fluid even though they’re both same speed. Overall, software experience Vernee X better than the Ulefone Power 3 except for this where it’s kind of slow and kind of laggy.
The Helio P23 does a pretty decent job at launching apps it’s not as fast as a Snapdragon 625 which is still slightly slower but it still does a pretty good job at launching apps and launching heavy apps there is a little bit of leg but it’s not crazy. So, it’s definitely very usable by regular people. However, once you load those apps into memory then they launched instantly because there are 6 gigabytes of RAM and you can store a lot of stuff in there. The one thing I want to tell you is that this phone has 128 gigabytes of storage which is absolutely insane so I could store so many videos, TV shows and movies on this phone without even using SD card which is pretty awesome. I also played many games and can play pretty much anything in lower settings and there isn’t much leg.
The Vernee X has decent audio, max volume with the volume enhancer of its pretty average is definitely not loud enough to listen to in super loud environments which are more important. There is no headphone jack but if you are not in the middle of a highway you can hear it pretty well. Audio quality is definitely decent I really like the clarity and separation between tones coming from the speaker. However, I do think that the speakers still lacks bass doesn’t like a lot of basses but more would definitely have been better.
The Vernee X comes with a 6200 milliamp-hours battery. The screen on time is about 7 hours and 14 minutes. Obviously, there’s a super heavy use you know YouTube, Gaming, Benchmarks among other things, I ranked quite a few benchmarks on this phone. In fact, I think this standby battery drain on the Vernee X might actually be slightly better than Ulefone Power 3. That being said battery life on the Vernee X as well as the Ulefone Power 3 are so good that I don’t think there’s gonna be a huge difference even at the Vernee X is very slightly better. The one downside is it took me about four hours to fully charge the Vernee X up and again I didn’t have a quick charger so I couldn’t test that either.
To be honest, Vernee was this close to me outright recommending this phone over the Ulefone Power 3. It’s better in terms of build quality, I like it better feels a lot nicer, software is faster in general except for weird app drawer swipe up things, the camera can take better photos than the Ulefone Power 3. However, it is let down by that weird app drawer sluggish bug and the unfinished camera software, I do have no doubt that Vernee will fix it. So, one of my recommendations you currently have two options you either have the Vernee X or the Ulefone Power 3.
Basically, I would say that you get the cheaper phone whichever one is cheaper, whichever one is on sale, however, if they are both the same price or if you want a recommendation, if you have to get a phone right now get the Ulefone Power 3 because it works you know the camera software it does work and that’s all good. However, if you are able to wait and Vernee does fix the camera software on the Vernee X then the Vernee X will be a better phone than the Ulefone Power 3.
|Indian Buyers||Buy Now||Price|
|Vernee X||Coming Soon||Rs 15,999|
|Vernee X||GEARBEST||$ 249.99|
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / LTE|
|SIM||Dual SIM (1-Nano + 1-Micro, Dual Standby)|
|BODY||Dimensions||159.5 x 76.0 x 9.8mm|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 2160 x 1080p, 18:9 Ratio|
|CAMERA||Rear||Dual (16-MP + 5-MP), PDAF, LED Flash|
|Front||Dual (13-MP + 5-MP), Beauty|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, Panorama|
|PROCESSOR||OS||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chip||MediaTek Helio P23|
|GPU||Mali T880 MP2|
|MEMORY||Internal||128GB, 6GB RAM|
|External||Up to 256GB (microSD)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerpirnt, Gyro, Ambient Light, Compass, Proximity, Hall|
|CONNECTIVITY||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dual Band, WiFi Direct, Hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 Reversible Connector|
|Others||Bluetooth v4.0, GPS|
|Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|BATTERY||Li-Po 6200 mAh|
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