UHANS U200 Review
UHANS U200 is a new rugged fashionable looking phone following company previous U100 model, made from aviation aluminum and plastic materials with a leather cowhide case. Phone Specifications are categorized for mid range Phones. The U200 Specifications include: 5-inch Anti-Shock and Scratch Capacitive IPS Touch Screen with maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 64-bit MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor running under Android 5.1 along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable micro SD card slot up to 32GB and high capacity 3500mAh battery.
Jumping to the multimedia section, the phone is equipped with two cameras, a rear 8Mp camera with LED flash with a front 2Mp for taking selfie photos & video calls. The U200 incorporates 4G LTE compliant with all known network bands and comes with Dual SIM, Bluetooth 4.0, Radio, OTG, WiFi , A-GPS and GPS support. The said, the UHANS U200 costs $125-130 including shipping fee, and can be found it in the following stores:
UHANS U200 Review will be focusing on:
- Product Introduction.
- General info & Specs
- Design & Build Quality
- Touch Screen.
- System Performance.
- Final Words.
- Display: 5.0 inch 1280×720 IPS HD Screen
- CPU: MTK6735P 64bit Quad Core 1.0 GHz
- 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM
- GPU: Mali-T720
- System: Android 5.1
- Cameras: Back 8.0MP（SW13.0MP）+ front 2.0MP（SW5.0MP）.
- Sensors: Gravity, Proximity, Light sensor, Geomagnetic.
- Battery Capacity: 3500mAh.
Network & Connectivity:
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Features: GPS, A-GPS, OTG.
- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n wireless internet.
- SIM Card: Dual SIM dual standby: standard SIM + Micro SIM
- 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
- 3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz
- 4G: FDD-LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz
UHANS U200 Smartphone | Full View
UHANS U200 | Package
UHANS U2 Unboxing | All Items Inside Package
- 1x Uhans U200 Phone.
- 1x User Guide.
- 1x Power Adapter.
- 1x Micro USB Cable.
UHANS 200 Unboxing
Design & Build Quality
The U2 is a rugged smartphone with Entry level specifications, suitable for the average home users. In general, the product design style is more suitable for Men, but also can be used by both genders, men and women. As for build quality I was very impressed, and it doesn’t happen much, especially after checking many consumer Chinese products.
The Phone frame is composed from two CNC manufactured parts made from metal, reinforced with Philips type bolts. On the top and bottom of the frame you have two rubber / plastic, made sealers that protect the phone including micro USB and earphone ports from water and dirt. Touch screen is reinforced with a gorilla type glass. Bottom line, build quality is very solid.
Considering that the U200 combines two metal part that compose most of the phone frame, weight is not too high and is reasonable for a phone made from both plastic and metal materials. As shown in the photo below device weights 212 grams (Including Battery).
Water Resistance & Protection:
Because the manufacture didn’t provide any official information within the product specifications regarding supported water resistance standards or test conditions, it’s safe to say the device is waterproof to some degree, but not underwater for a long period of time or high depth. The Device could possibly provide decent protection from rain or when dropping device accidentally into the toilet or sink.
UHANS U200 | Back Cover
Back cover surface of the phone has a leather look and texture, which gives it a feeling like caring a fashionable accessory such as wallet and not a mobile phone.
UHANS U200 | Full View
UHANS U200 | TOP & BOTTOM VIEWS
Both Micro USB & Earphone jack are located on the top side of the phone. Counseled and protected with two rubber type flexible seals from both sides, as shown in the photo below.
The U200 Comes with a clean ROM, running Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system. The System was stable and operated well as expected, without any lags or errors.
The phone has a high quality 3 point capacitive IPS Touch screen. From first impression, color production and viewing angles are excellent. The user experience was also great and the screen was responsive upon touch.
This is maybe the only disadvantage of this phone. The U2 has a single LED Flash located on the rear of the phone that looks to have a design issue. When the flash is turned on, you get a focused beam like using a flashlight and the light dispersion is not even and environment doesn’t get proper lighting. I am not sure if its a poor selection of lens issue, or that the LED is located too deep in relation to the back cover surface. Nerveless , it shouldn’t happen and phone can’t be used to take stills photo in lower light conditions, when the flash is really needed.
- Speaker : Sound Quality was good and clear with high volume levels.
Worked out of the box and preformed well. First time satellite fix took about 7 seconds with accuracy ranging between 12-14 feet (max).
- Test Mode: Walking.
- Mode: Offline (Note: without 3G/4G Internet connection).
Tested with the following Navigation Apps:
- Genius Maps
- Here Maps
Both Cameras preformed pretty average in terms performance. In optimal light conditions pictures came out very reasonable, and lower light grainy as expected from a mid range smartphone.
U200 Photo Samples
Battery performance was very good as expected. The combination of low CPU clock frequency and low resolution 720P touch screen greatly contribute for power saving. Device tested with minimal basic apps usage, such as WeChat including surfing the web. For the test I used GSam Battery Monitor Application with “Adaptive Brightness” setting enabled.
If we measure battery operation in active screen time, Then phone operated 6:28 hours. With more “heavy” usage, you should expect it to work approximately ~5 hours.
UHANS U200 Battery
Under the Hood of the UHANS U200 you have MediaTek 64-bit MT6735P SoC running beside a Mali-T720 GPU. Processor frequency for every core, range between 221 MHz Up to 988 MHz. As mentioned previously, Specifications include 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM. From that you actually left with approximately ~8GB of internal storage and ~768MB of free RAM, Depending on type of applications the user is running. As for user experience, system worked smooth and I didn’t had any issues.
In terms of performance, the U200 ranked pretty average for Entry level android quad core phone with AnTuTu benchmark test score of 23867. Manufacturer probable could have tweaked the firmware to work at higher processor clock speed, But it will be at the expense of battery operation time.
AnTuTu benchmark Report
The U200 is a good phone. I personally enjoyed it, especially because it’s well built and quality is high for a USD 130 Smartphone. That said, I think it’s a great buy for none power users looking for a type of fashionable business phone that can provide -5 hours of battery usage.
- High Build Quality.
- Very durable , scratch protected.
- Long life battery.
- Good and responsive touch screen.
- Average performance ( entry level phone).
- Weak Camera flash.
- Average cameras