Sales budget phablets are growing every year. Companies strive to outdo their competitors by releasing an even more affordable smartphone. This year the leader of the budget was the company Oukitel , presenting in February Oukitel U7 Max. Struck by the fact that the smartphone with the current securities in 1998 UAH could buy at the time of the presentation on pre-order for another 200 UAH cheaper. What lies behind this availability? In this matter I propose to deal together.
- 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a 2.5 D glass
- Quad-core MediaTek processor MT6580A with a clock frequency of 1.0 GHz
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB permanent memory, expandable to 32GB (microSD)
- 8-megapixel main camera interpolated to 13 MP
- 2-megapixel front camera interpolated to 5 MP
- the battery capacity of 2500 mAh
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- support for two SIM-cards
- dimensions: 157,6×78,1×8.8 mm
- weight: 198,2 g
- color: gray, gold, rose gold
To create a pleasant first impression of the company Oukitel worked even with the packaging design. Oukitel U7 Max presented in a signature orange box. The statement set out no frills and in accessible language. Complete:
- charger 5V/1A
- short microUSB wire
- warranty card
Presented Oukitel U7 Max was in three colors: metallic gray, gold and rose gold.
U7 Max, like his predecessors of the line U7 and model Oukitel U7 Plus, largely copies the famous design iPhone. This can be seen plus — made in minimalist and tasteful.
Refinement IPS screen smartphone give the beveled edge of glass (2.5 D effect). At the bottom of the screen are three touch (without backlight) button. At the top is the front camera, the badge, earpiece. The indicator can change color, adjustable in settings.
On the top edge phablet located only a headphone Jack, while the bottom speaker, microphone, and connector for charger.
Oukitel U7 Max has a diagonal of 5.5 inch screen with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, the coating — Curved Glass. The screen has good viewing angles and color reproduction that has already been observed in previous models Oukitel. Due to the polishing and curved edges, the glass in this model looks very respectable. But, unfortunately, glass is not tempered, so the company, concerned about the state of the display, added to the set of the protective film.
Under the rear panel of the smartphone is a removable battery and two slots: one for microSIM and nanoSIM. The second slot can also be used as a memory card.
The battery in Oukitel U7 Max removable with a capacity of 2500 mAh. Given the large diagonal Oukitel U7 Max the impression that the high hopes for a long period it is not worth it. But the device is based on a single chip MT6580A, so power consumption should be small.
The tests showed full compliance of a regulated indicators manufacturer:
- while working normally in 2-3 days
- working time with constant use — 5-6 hours
- working time in standby mode — 5-6 days
- talk time — 25 hours
Speaking of megabudget this proposal, I wanted to understand, what’s the catch. And now that we’re getting close to unlocking this smartphone does not support 4G network, available only 3G and 2G. Wi-Fi catches steadily, even through several walls. GPS works better on the street than indoors, that’s okay too. In the phablet, as we have seen, are two slots for SIM-cards working simultaneously in standby mode.
Oukitel U7 Max was released with the operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but after a couple of months the new IOS 7.0 Android Nougat. To update the smartphone was quite easy, as the system supports the update “over the air”.
The smartphone is equipped with all the standard sensors: proximity, light, position. It was a nice surprise to find a radio operating in the FM band.
In Oukitel U7 Max front camera 2 Megapixel primary 8 MP. Also pleased with the presence in the smartphone app Gesture Lock to unlock the smartphone with gestures on the screen.
At first glance, and a cursory acquaintance with Oukitel U7 Max understand what saved the company, firing as affordable smartphone, difficult. Tablet attracts the attention of not only price, but also its appearance. Having studied the proposal in detail we found the absence of 4G network (and it’s probably the only drawback). In the budget range of smartphones Oukitel U7 Max can rightfully bear the title of flagship.
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