Perhaps if you’re just focused on big players like Apple or Samsung, you might’ve missed many cool Android phones that offer killer specs at much lower prices. Today we’ll review the Ulefone T1. Though this may sound new to you, we promise that it has many great features. It belongs in the mid-range category, but is called flagship at the same time. Xiaomi has successfully made a huge name for itself by releasing value for money handsets. But people don’t realize that there are other Chinese manufacturers that generously add specs to their products.
The Ulefone T1 is not the most elegant-looking device. In fact, it lacks creativity that helps it stand out. Many say that it’s an iPhone 7 clone for both sport many similarities. However, it still has recognizable parts. The cover is made of metal, making it very solid and strong. This material is also known for providing excellent grip. The back isn’t glossy, which is a good thing because it is not prone to fingerprints unlike glass. Design-wise, the phone is mainly inspired by the predecessor, the Ulefone Gemini Pro. With that being said, it is a slim device that measures only 8.5mm of thickness. The back is quite clean, even the camera is positioned on top. It is a dual-camera setup with an LED flash next to it.
It has a stunning 5,5 inch display with a FHD resolution. It also features 2.5d curved glass for extra comfort. The specs are good, but the thing we appreciate the most is the high brightness levels. Many mid-range phones despite their promising specs fall short in this department. A quality display is pretty much useless if we can’t see it in direct sunlight. With such a high resolution, the display looks detailed with little to no pixelation. It’s also coated with a protective layer, just not a Gorilla Glass one. There is a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the screen. Surprisingly, it is very responsive. Put your finger on it, only 0.1 second later the screen will get unlocked.
Dual cameras have become a fast-growing trend. The Ulefone T1 tries to cater to more buyers with its dual camera setup. The first sensor is 16MP, while the second one is 5MP. The front camera is also decent, measures 13MP in resolution. It is quite a nice treat for photography lovers. The extra sensor adds depth to photos, also referred to as the bokeh effect. If you haven’t heard it yet, just look it up. The photos it creates are fantastic. In contrast, the low-light performance is quite subpar, but it’s forgiven because other aspects like display make up for it.
It does quite well in performance tests. The Helio P25 Octa Core 2.6GHz processor cranks out enough power for the phone to handle multitasking smoothly. And then, there are also 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage on board. You can add as many apps as you want because a microSD card slot is ready just in case the internal storage runs out. It can be expanded up to 256GB. Gaming performance is good because it doesn’t show serious problems during games like Asphalt 8. But if you notice any lag, it shouldn’t be too distracting. As for the operating system, the phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat. It’s not old-fashioned considering some phones just started receiving Oreo update.
Ulefone T1 specs:
- 155mm x 76.9mm x 8.45mm (Size)
- 5.5″ 1080p display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Helio P25 Octa Core 2.6GHz processor
- 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage
- 16MP + 5MP f/2.0 rear cameras, 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera
- 3,680mAh battery