Today we decided to challenge the novelty of the company Ulefone smartphone 2 Power, autonomy which, according to the manufacturer, is able to surprise even the most diehard skeptics. Because in addition to the battery, 6050 mAh, the creators talking about optimization of all internal processes. And that technically, gadget is not inferior to other modern devices — it is equipped with dactyloscopus and runs on Android 7.0. Whether the apparatus meets all requirements of today’s user? Read the review.
The gadget is truly the complete package. In the box with a smartphone immediately found a gift: the manufacturer put safety glass, back plastic pickguard, made “under the skin”, and also OTG-cable, charger with quick charging Pump Express 2.0, and key clip card compartment.
And that’s not all. As a bonus, included is a quite unexpected accessory — a metal ring fastened at the back of the smartphone. It can be used confidently to keep this massive machine — now it will not slip from the hands.
So, 2 Power is a pretty massive device. His back made of brushed aluminium, top and bottom ends of the plastic, which is located under the antenna module.
In the Central part of the rear panel we see a stylized inscription Ulefone. And at the top — the round window of the main camera, which is oblong led flash. Minimalistic, no frills, but looks quite decent, one might even say, presentable.
Front panel of the device is completely black and covered with a curved 2.5 D Gorilla glass Glass 3. Above the screen is a narrow strip of the speaker, to the left — the front camera lens. Proximity sensors and ambient light hid on the right side of the speaker and do not stand out on a black background.
In the lower part of the front panel is slightly recessed integrated in glass dactyloscopy. It’s not a physical button and to press it is impossible, but in addition to its primary function, the touch sensor performs the function of the Back button.
The volume rocker and a key lock screen put to the right side of the device, as the rear panel is metal.
Hybrid tray for SIM-cards and microSD located on the left side of the smartphone and retrieves a complete key-clip.
Developers do not have to invent anything with connectors and placed in the center of the lower end of a standard micro-USB for charging and synchronization. Ibid, bottom, perforation main speaker and a small microphone hole. And on the top, in its rightful place — all your favorite 3.5 mm headphone Jack.
Because of the capacious battery and display in a 5.5 inch casing is turned with a thickness of almost 10 mm, and it weighs 210 grams. This is the fee for good battery life (still to test).
First impressions: gadget, with its metal back and rounded edges, and strives to slip out hands. However, if put on his complete “leather” bar, grip becomes more confident and tactile, and in General for the smartphone is not so scary — it’s far more secure. And for peace of mind, you can pin on him is a great “safety ring”, which has already been mentioned above.
The smartphone features a large 5.5-inch Full HD display with high quality IPS-matrix, good brightness and color reproduction, the screen remains readable even in Sunny weather. The viewing angles are not that maximum, but quite comfortable. Sensor supports up to five simultaneous touches, and its sensitivity is average.
Software developers have provided the ability to adjust the scale of the image, but the color scheme in a standard way cannot be adjusted. But it is possible to turn the filter blue Eye Protection that will reduce the burden on vision.
Power 2 running Android 7.0 Nougat. Interface slightly modified, in particular with regard to the application icons, which are listed here to a single, albeit rather controversial style. Color scheme has also undergone minor changes: the notification bar is black, and the rest of the design added more strict black.
The switches in the notification curtain can be customized to your taste, which, however, has already become a traditional function for devices on the seventh “Android.”
The system has some additional features designed to facilitate management and to add smartphone functionality.
To control with one hand, use the add-in FloatWiev, which is an optional menu swipe from the corner of the screen. In this menu you have access to various quick settings and switches. For example, you can turn on the flashlight, take a picture of the screen to start the stream or any favorites app, and in some cases it really is convenient.
Another handy utility installed out of the box, became a Parallel Space. Many are already familiar, and for those who hear about it for the first time, explain. With the help of this application you can separate work space from personal (at least in the smartphone), placing the selected application in a separate zone. You can even “clone” them and have multiple copies with different accounts.
Not without a quick application launcher, as well as various functions of gesture control.
For example, you can make the ringtone stopped playing as soon as you take the smartphone in hand; call a selected contact, attaching the device to your ear; to turn the screen on by double tap of the display; start the application, by drawing a given symbol on the lock screen. All this is done by utilities such as Gesture motion, Float gesture, Smart somatosensory and Gesture Unlock. Each function is derived as a separate item in the main menu settings.
On Board Power 2 installed MediaTek MT6750T running on eight cores Cortex-A53 with a maximum frequency up to 1.5 GHz. The peculiarity of this chip — support Full HD display, and as a graphics accelerator uses a dual-core Mali-T860.
More good news — 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM that will allow to multitask, especially in the smartphone supports mnogokanalnosti.
We have already tested this setup and it has established itself as a “strong middle”. However, it will be useful to do some tests on a specific device. The following is in “synthetics” AnTuTu, 3DMark and PCMark.
As usual, the following synthetic tests, there are game, where shows the real performance of the device.
Doodle Jump. The office is in order, delays microgyroscope not observed.
Lara Croft: Relic Run. Characteristic several freezes at the start levels do not interfere with Lara continue to run smoothly and without brakes.
World Of Tanks: Blitz. Average graphics the unit provides a stable 35-45 fps. It is noteworthy that if you activate the maximum setting, the number of frames per second does not change, rarely up to 25 gray.
Injustice 2. Many have already appreciated the new part of this fighting game with superheroes. The game is quite demanding on the CPU and graphics system on many budget devices simply does not start. On Ulefone Power 2 the launch was successful, but I had to put up with low fps during gameplay.
Viewing online video in 1080p and the web surfing problem the handset does not occur. Everything goes smoothly, the scrolling is soft and nimble.
The main speaker is quite loud, you can not say about the sound in the headphones — on many tracks it wants to add. Although in fairness it should be noted that low frequencies are present in full.
Fingerprint scanner needs calibration, responds quickly and without error identifies the owner of the device. Inaccuracies occur, but rarely.
The time has come to deal with the cameras. In the device employs a 16-megapixel main camera with autofocus, led flash and a lens with a Blue filter Film, the coating of which collects less dirt and fingerprints — still it is recommended to wipe the lens before shooting, but here you can do a little less.
As the front camera is used vosmimegapikselnaya module with interpolation up to 13 Megapixel, although the quality of shooting are very pleased without it.
Here are a few pictures taken in different lighting:
Shooting mode HDR+ and without it:
Photo with flash and without:
An example of shooting of the text:
So removes front camera:
So the smartphone shoots video:
The camera interface looks normal, familiar, authentic. There are three main modes: Photo, Video, and Beauty. The latter is ideal for shooting selfies and give the persons in the photo the effect of light makeup. To switch to shooting video, you need to activate private mode. All settings are collected in a separate menu.
Ulefone Power 2 supports all the necessary standards of modern wireless interfaces except NFC: wifi 5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and the majority of Russian frequencies LTE. The smartphone runs in the 4G+ how well you can see in the screenshot below.
And that’s how it is with GPS:
There is support both A-GPS and GLONASS. With navigation gadget to cope adequately, almost going off the route.
Finally it is time to check how much is in reality great autonomy Ulefone Power 2, with an unusually powerful battery at 6050 mAh/
The main intrigue is that the chipset used in the device — the solution, built on 28-nanometer process technology, which, of course, not much of energoeffektivnoy option. But it’s all theory. And what about in practice?
It was decided to test the Power 2 in several scenarios of use.
For starters, charging the gadget on full, run a game test. Continuously running World Of Tanks: Blitz put the battery to zero in about eight hours of marathon battles.
A slightly higher result showed the battery test in the test Work 2.0 from PCMark battery life — 9 hours and 23 minutes high loads with the screen at medium brightness.
As can be seen from the graph, the battery drain was really going on very smoothly, and temperatures almost never exceeded 40° C.
It was further decided to test how long a device will last in maximum active use. On mobile opened video and office applications, it was constantly used for multiple instant messengers, phone calls, web surfing with the included LTE and Wi-Fi. Periodically briefly run the game (a total of around an hour). The result was this: approximately one full day or two days maximum active use.
The next step was to test the gadget in the “dialer”. While the smartphone used for only calls and SMS (without Internet connection), the charge left by about 10-15% a day. This means that a full work week in this mode on a single charge provided.
Finally I would like to say that the smartphone supports quick charging Pump Express 2.0, due to which is a huge battery can be completely filled in within a couple of hours.
Ulefone Power 2 showed a very good side in terms of autonomy and the experience of everyday use. This smartphone is not the best for hardcore gamers — gaming performance it average, but fans of “self-contained diving” rejoice in full because it charges so fast and runs so long that unfashionable thickness 10 millimeters ceases to seem a disadvantage. It remains to add that the potential for the development of the idea of maximum autonomy from Ulefone is far greater — one only has to complement a great battery even more efficient processor, and a rosette of tyranny will come to an end.
When ordering Ulefone Power 2 in the official store on AliExpress the gift you will receive a protective film, pouch, ring, and OTG cable. The number of products on offer is limited.
The author of the text: Arsene Pirumov
Picture device: Daria Nesterovskaya
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