Ulefone Be Pure now on pre-sale for $116


The Ulefone Be Pure looks like one of the better designed entry-level to mid-range phones out there, but unfortunately, as we reported some days back, the specifications of this phone don’t really live up to the rest of it.

Nonetheless, if you still care about the device, it can now be pre-ordered from online reseller GearBest. The MT6592m certainly isn’t the most future proof processor out there, but the Be Pure being a Ulefone device might get better software support than other phones out there… at least that how it appears for now.

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To remind you of the specifications on the Be Pure, the phone comes with a 5-inch 1280 x 720p display, has 1GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage, a 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and a 2000mAh battery. As I mentioned before, it comes with the 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592m SoC which actually belongs to MediaTek’s first family of octa-core chips.

Ulefone are promising they’ll ship the phone with ‘pure’ (i.e., AOSP/vanilla) Android, so that should be a plus if you (like me) can’t care enough about cartoon-ish OEM skins that often don’t add much functionality. But the question is, is a vanilla Android OS enough to make an MT6592m phone US$116 worthy?

Let us know what you think. In the meantime, if you do decide to go for the phone, use coupon code ‘BEPURE’ (minus the quotes) at checkout on GearBest to get the phone at US$116 (down from US$129.99).

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9 Comments

  1. Owsley_66
    March 29, 2015

    I think the price is a little high for the spec’s, but if you really do get a 13mp rear camera then maybe okay. Based on the 3g frequencies Gearbest is showing, this phone should work on AT& T in the U.S.No 4G, which is okay unless you have an unlimited plan of some type.

    Save any further thoughts until someone does an in depth review.

    • balcobomber25
      March 29, 2015

      I have a feeling its an 8mp interpolated to 13. That seems to be the current trend with these budget offerings these days.

  2. Sere83
    March 29, 2015

    Pisses me off when manufacturers put 1280×720 displays in 5 inch phones, why not just make it 4.7 inches like xiaomi do with the redmi and keep it above 300PPI, the difference is small but noticable. Also they are banging on about 5.0 but it seems to ship with 4.4 and has no 4G so DOA for me.

    • balcobomber25
      March 29, 2015

      Most people will never notice the difference between a 5 inch screen and a 4.7 inch screen especially if they use a quality 720p panel.

  3. sai bhagavan
    March 30, 2015

    Over priced…certainly and the discussion ends there……

  4. Simion Florin
    March 30, 2015

    Lies, lies, lies, everything about this chinese phones are lies, megapixels are interpolated, mAh’s in batteries are fake in most cases, ui’s are full of bugs, nothing works as it should right out of the box.

  5. Jon66
    March 30, 2015

    Look for reviews of the SKK Mobile Lynx. Rebrand of Ulefone Be Pure. Exactly the same.

  6. Gigi Grace
    April 3, 2015

    Wow, What a qute mobile, 5inch the best size for me.

  7. John
    April 3, 2015

    With coupon”BEPURE”, just needing $102.98 on presale!!! maybe i can have one!