I have just come from the IUNI offices here in Shenzhen where I managed to spends some time with the fantastic IUNI U3 smartphone. Keep reading for my hands on impressions.
In a competitive phone market, such as it is here in China, it is very important that a phone stand out from the competition, even more so when a company is brand new. IUNI are now just 12 months young and after launching their first flagship early this year, the alloy bodied U2, the company have an all new phone poised to go on sale.
The IUNI U3 was officially announced at the end of August and won’t be available for same until later this month, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting an early hands on with the all new flagship smartphone.
Available in white, black and signature green, the IUNI U3 is a phone that feels 3 times its asking price. The earlier hands on photos we had seen from the launch do not do the handset justice, and in the flesh it is a stunningly crafted device.
Tech specs are as good as anything on the market today, well in fact the hardware in the IUNI U3 is about as cutting edge as you can get. Impressive considering the company is so young and the fact the U3 will sell for just 1999 Yuan here in China ($325).
IUNI U3 hands on photos
Continuing their partnership with Qualcomm, the IUNI U3 has a powerful Snapdragon 801 processor that purrs along at a stonking 2.5Ghz with aid from a full 3GB RAM and a powerful Adreno 330 GPU. All that power is needed to ensure the 2k display, with an incredible 538ppi, can keep up with your gaming antics!
A 3000mAh battery keeps the screen and power going and can be accessed, but not removed, by removing the rear panel. Taking the rear panel off does allow you to insert both your SIMS (yes this is a Snapdragon 801 dual sim phone) and there is space for one LTE and one GSM card under here.
Speaking of the screen, it is a 5.5 inch panel with resolution of 2560 x 1440 from Sharp. Thin bells help keep the width down while a slightly curved taper to the edge of the glass allows your fingers to smoothly slide from edge to edge.
To say I am impressed with the look, feel and build quality of the IUNI U3 is a bit of an understatement. This phone is easily on par with Oppo and Vivo device costing almost double the retail price!
What I didn’t get to try too much during my visit to the IUNI office was the new English version of the IUNI ROM based on Android 4.4.4, and the camera, the front being especially interesting as it’s an ultra-pixel model. Thankfully a review unit of the IUNI U3 is being arranged for me as we speak and we will be able to put this amazing new phone through it’s paces.
I also managed to interview IUNI CEO Frank He today, which I will be writing up in the coming days.
What do you think of the IUNI U3? Let us know in the comments below.