OUKITEL is a relatively new brand from China, offering a low price product with well-balanced specs. OUKITEL U8 Universe Tapis their Quad-Core powered Phone is targeting at the mid-range market. The U8 uses a 1.3GHz MT6735 quad-core processor, equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage, running on the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
Other Specifications include 5.5 Inch HD 5 points touch screen display in resolution of 1280*720 with curved edges, 5MP Front, and 13MP Back cameras with dual flash. Metal frame made design, Fingerprint scanner ID function, internal none detachable 2850 mAh battery.
OUKITEL U8 review will be focusing on:
- General info & Specs
- Items in Package.
- Design & Build Quality.
- System & Benchmark.
- Basic Functions :
- Touch Screen.
- Final Notes.
- Main Highlights:
- Model: OUKITEL U8
- Android 5.1 System.
- RAM: 2GB / ROM: 16GB
- Touch ID Fingerprint.
- MTK6735 1.0GHz Quad Core CPU.
- Screen: 5.5 Inch H.D Screen (1280*720 Pixel).
- Cameras: 13 MP Back Camera + 5 MP Front Camera.
- Special features:
- Support ultra-effective power-saving mode
- Smart gesture.
- Wake Gesture.
- APP blocking.
- Guest account.
- Light sensor.
- Proximity sensor.
- Gravity Sensor.
OUKITEL U8 Specs
- 1x OUKITEL Universe Tap U8 Phone.
- 1x User Manual.
- 1x Screen Guard.
- 1x 5V-1A Charger.
- 1x USB Cable (Data/Charging).
- 1 x Eject Tool (SIM/SD Card Tray Opener).
Adding SIM & TF Card
Because the phone a nondetectable battery, Opening the Micro SIM Card / TF-Card Tray with a unique extraction tool also provided with the package. In the photo listed below, you can see the arrangement.
Design & Build Quality
From the first impression, The U8 is a relatively slim phone with a solid build design that does feel or look cheap for a 130-140 USD Smartphone. The metal frame does tend to give it some weight, But for me, I didn’t find it over-exaggerated and the general feeling was great, like holding a high-cost Smartphone.
System & Benchmark
The U8 comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, Pre-installed with few basic apps, such as Twitter, Whatsapp, and Facebook. The system was fast and smooth including touch screen responsiveness from the second you click on Apps icons.. No complaints here about performance, including user experience.
Oukitel U8 AnTuTu Benchmark Test Results
Front 5MP Camera:
Preformed well producing good quality stills photos.
Rear 13MP Camera:
Great Performance for a low-cost phone. The U8 Rear 13MP Camera really produced beautiful sharp photos, without blurring or noisy artifacts, what you can find sometimes in low-cost Chinese phones. Shutter response from the second you click on the shot button was super fast with minimum delay.
The U8 is equipped with an HD (1280×720 pixels) Touch IPS Screen with great viewing angles, brightness, and sharp picture including under direct sunlight. You can’t actually know the difference between it to a Full HD Screen. Because Screen is an HD type Battery work time is an excellent do to lower power consumption. Switching between UI screens and surfing websites was very smooth for me.. Again, OUKITEL did a really nice job in optimizing Android OS and choosing a great Screen that doesn’t fall down in quality or performance.
- Worked well and tested with the following tools :
- Testing Apps: HERE Maps (By Nokia) + GPS Test.
- Navigation Mode: Walk (Offline Mode).
- Accurate level: 10-14 feet.
The Phone Speaker was loud enough but didn’t sound richer with bass effect. In this area, OUKITEL Company could have done a slightly better job. Installing a sound enhancement App may greatly improve sound quality and needs further checking or a newer ROM update.
U8 internal built-in 2850 mAh can operate the phone for about a half a day, or more with a moderate operation that includes WiFi (Surfing the web), Taking still photos, etc..
Great low budget Smartphone with nice features and high build quality. In my opinion, the main highlights of the product are definitely the 13MP back camera, fingerprint sensor, and the 2850 mAh high capacity battery. You can get it for 132 USD retail price including shipping.
- Great Responsive Touch Screen.
- Excellent Build design & Quality.
- High-Quality 13MP Back Camera.
- Fingerprint scanner ID function.
- The Speaker Sound quality could be better.