Chinese companies in recent years are trying to provide the most effective way to the buyer, even budget decisions. And in more expensive models, they even do all the resourcefulness. Ulefone T1 Premium Edition is presented in bright colors. The back cover of the smartphone is made of metal and has a coloration: the top part is bright blue, and the bottom one is bright red, the colors are separated by a gold line with a thickness of only 0.45 mm. The combination of blue and red looks very attractive and solid. The internal storage of the phone is expanded to 128 GB, which makes it possible to save all your files, videos and photos even without an SD card.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Design
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition looks stylish and modern, but the same design has a dozen or more smartphones from UMIDIGI, Elephone (for example, the recent P8 Mini), and Ulefone itself has already shown something like that. In general, many smartphones in the summer of 2017 are a guest of our review. Design Ulefone T1 Premium Edition, similar to the design from the smartphone iPhone 7 or OnePlus 5. Front – poured Meizu. It is really beautiful, elegant and strict, but without the very highlight, which makes you exclaim “wow” when you see a smartphone.
The phone case is made of metal, it is felt that the material is reliable, tightly knocked down and cold hands. It’s clear that there was plasticity – a typical strip from the top and bottom, interrupted by the camera module in the first case.
The smartphone has dimensions: length 155 mm, width 76.9 mm and device thickness 8.45 mm. As for the weight of the phone, it is 181 grams. The phone turned out a bit thick, but it’s because of the big battery.
On the front part we clearly see the button – Home, it is the main one, and that is, it is completely responsible for navigation. The button “Home” also carries the function of a fingerprint scanner, and does it responsibly: it reacts quickly and makes a minimum of mistakes. Only the front flash is allocated at the top of the phone, there is also an indicator of notifications, which pleases.
At the top, there is a 3.5-mm connector, from which Chinese manufacturers are not yet in a hurry to give up. Below the classic view is the USB Type-C connector, surrounded by the speaker grilles. The on/off button and the power buttons (divided) have reserved space on the right side of the phone. On the left, a hybrid tray is placed under the SIM card. The picture is ordinary: either two SIM cards of micro+nano format, or nano+a microSD memory card.
On the back of the phone are two cameras in the upper left corner, supplemented by an LED flash. Accurate in the center there is a vertical inscription “Ulefone”.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Screen
The smartphone has a 5.5 inch IPS screen with a resolution (FHD) of 1920 × 1080 pixels, covered with tempered glass – Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition has a good IPS matrix, not framed by flaws in the form of poor color rendering or air layer. It produces a really bright and juicy picture, which does not fade even under the most extreme viewing angles. With the problem of insufficient brightness, you are also unlikely to encounter. There is an automatic adjustment, but it does not always work exactly, and it’s silly to hope for it in the smartphone almost at the budget level – not every expensive option will offer you this function perfectly working. There are T1 Premium Edition screen and a decent oleophobic layer, thanks to which the finger slides perfectly, and prints and dirt are erased with ease.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Performance
In our time, Chinese companies are increasingly in their phones are installed really worthy of attention stuffing. Today, you will not be surprised by inexpensive smartphones that surpass the A-brands models by a factor of two or three times as much. Ulefone T1 Premium Edition can be safely attributed to such solutions. The smartphone is presented on MediaTek Helio P25 – a middle-class chip, which, meanwhile, is often installed in flagship models. The processor is represented by 16-nm architecture, 8 cores Cortex A53, each of which is capable of producing a peak frequency of 2.6 GHz. Thanks to the improved technical process, Helio P25 boasts reduced power consumption, which has a positive effect on the phone’s autonomy.
For graphics capabilities is the responsibility of the Mali T880MP. This is a fairly productive solution, which, nevertheless, in the circle of gamers is not in high esteem. In general, the system is very good at coping with modern games. If problems are possible, it is in poorly optimized games of recent times. A big contribution to the performance of Ulefone T1 Premium Edition is made by 6 GB of RAM. The volume of the drive is 128 GB – the figure is impressive.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Camera
The smartphone that has gone from China to our review, will try to surprise with its dual camera. So, the main sensor of the rear camera Ulefone T1 Premium Edition is presented by Samsung model S5K3P3. This is a typical matrix of a budgetary level (with a stretch can be considered an average), which you can observe in a number of smartphones Xiaomi, Ulefone itself already installed it in its devices.
The S5K3P3 is a 16-megapixel CMOS sensor with a typical set of capabilities, ranging from autofocusing to HDR mode. The origin of the second 5-megapixel module is not reported. It is needed, as you might guess, to create a bokeh effect (a lapped background around the object). The second sensor, though not a dummy, good from him a little. Video on the main camera can be written in the resolution of FullHD. Pay attention to the flash on the phone. The manufacturer made it not even double, but fourfold. In theory, this should affect the quality of night shooting.
The front camera has a sensor for real 8 megapixels, by software interpolation we get all 13. In addition, we have a front flash. “Frontalka” is able to make quite sound selfies, despite our skeptical expectations. Even an additional flash can be used.
In terms of photo opportunities, the pictures are not bad, in the daytime even good ones at desire and skill. However, at night, we see a drop in quality and an abundance of noise.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Interfaces
But third-tier Chinese companies still save on additional interfaces. Smartphone T1 Premium Edition got the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Imagine the manufacturer of a smartphone with NFC, the chances of getting into top sales would increase significantly. I’m glad that the Chinese also appear to us with a USB Type-C connector. For navigation, we have GPS and GLONASS – classics. Works, however, all is well. Supports T1 Premium Edition 4G network, but it’s unlikely that we surprised anyone.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Battery
To maximally meet the flagship level, the manufacturer abandoned the large battery. The claimed battery capacity in the phone is 3680 mAh, which even slightly exceeds the OnePlus 5 and Xiaomi Mi6. The smartphone has a fast charging technology, which allows you to fully charge the battery in about an hour.
The working time of the phone with active use is one day.
Ulefone T1 Premium Edition: Price
The new smartphone Ulefone T1 Premium Edition can be purchased at Gearbest for $ 299.99.