Oukitel U8, Lollipop, 2GB RAM, LTE and 128GB SD support for $139.99


It’s difficult to be a new phone maker in today’s market, but Chinese brand Oukitel think they have what it takes and will kick off their international launch with the mid-range Oukitel U8.

At $139.99 the Oukitel U8 has fierce competition from the likes of Elephone, UMi and others, but there are some very neat features in the U8 which budget phone buyers will appreciate.

First up, Oukitel say the U8 will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box! This is great news and much more convenient that having to wait for OTA updates that may never appear.

Another interesting features is support for up to 128GB SD cards. With just 16GB internal memory this is excellent news for music and movie fans.

Android 5.1 of OUKITEL U8

The rest of the hardware is all rather good for the money too. A 64bit quad-core MT6735 chipset offers native LTE, there will be 2GB RAM, a 5.5-inch 2.5D display with 1280 x 720 resolution and the cameras are a 13 mega-pixel rear and 5 mega-pixel front (although we imagine these are interpolated figures).

Those of you interested in the U8 will want to check out the official Oukitel website. The first sales of the Oukitel U8 will begin on 15th May.

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28 Comments

  1. Mrinal
    May 8, 2015

    Looks like a great phone, it has good specs for a very good price. Will wait for some reviews, hopefully here at gizchina? If this phone has a decent camera (at least similar in quality to the Jiayu S3) then I’ll seriously consider this phone.

  2. Rob
    May 8, 2015

    This is definitely one of the better looking phones out there. If they can do a high end phone with a similar good price could help shake things up a bit. Nice to see lollipop 5.1 instead of 5.0.1, if a start up can manage it then why can’t the more established brands?

    • Sofya Lee
      May 8, 2015

      they do not try to maybe

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 8, 2015

        bingo !

  3. Sofya Lee
    May 8, 2015

    Quite a looker!!! Veryyyyyyyyyyyyyy nice price!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Jade Chen
    May 8, 2015

    Wow, $139.99!!!!! Love this!

    • Muhammad Yasir
      May 8, 2015

      me too… but i REALLY hate Thranduil :p

      • Paul Sleight
        May 11, 2015

        What’s that? The Yunos os?

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 12, 2015

          do you even LOTR/Hobbit dude ? :p

          • Paul Sleight
            May 12, 2015

            Well , er, yes… But I didn’t make the connection.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              May 12, 2015

              umm… his profile pic was a Thranduil portrait before.
              and well , i think its pretty self-explanatory from here onwards…

      • Jade Chen
        May 11, 2015

        well, there is one saying that “I’m not money, I can’t make everyone like me”. But I will change the photo.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          May 12, 2015

          Thranduil said that ?! :/

          • Jade Chen
            May 13, 2015

            no, just normal talking to show that no one is perfect, something or some people you think are beautiful or cool, but other people may not think so.

  5. Muhammad Yasir
    May 8, 2015

    yo! anyone , any expert here…
    I;ve been follow the U8 for a WHILE now , and i’d REALLY like to get my query answered.

    This phone comes with a Dual Tone Flash , which is like one red and one green in color…. how does that affect photography ???

    and there’s also the mention of temperature in relation to the camera flash. i’d also like to know about that…

    • Charlles Costa
      May 9, 2015
      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 9, 2015

        doesnt “Explain” anything …
        can u explain it a bit ? i mean HOW EXACTLY , will a dual tone help , in some detail , please…

        • Paul Sleight
          May 11, 2015

          Led lights only emit colour of a particular wavelength according to the materials used to make them. Therefore you get warm white , cool white , or various shades of red blue and green. The temperature is an indication of the colour measured in degrees Kelvin. A 6000K white light will be more “blueish” than a 4000K white which will appear more yellow/orange . Using only a blueish white led will illuminate the scene more brightly on white objects, but will make faces appear pale. A warm led will help to compensate by providing warmer tones for a more natural scene.
          Wellthat’s my theory! y

          • Muhammad Yasir
            May 12, 2015

            THANKS!
            concept somewhat clear now !

  6. Steve B
    May 9, 2015

    Apparently Oukitel is a partnership between DOOGEE and OUKI, so many pinches of salt might be in the recipe.

  7. May 9, 2015

    I need this in my life! Right now!

  8. Paul Sleight
    May 11, 2015

    I took the plunge! I haven’t tried an mt673x yet, and not being a power user I thought it will be fun. I really want a phone with 360 fingerprint id to try and I’m not prepared to risk the ulefone touch yet. Somehow this new brand with no track record to speak of has got me! Not many official sites would carry a teardown video of their newest phone before it’s released! RESPECT!

  9. Sofya Lee
    May 13, 2015

    I hope it will work well the 5.1 version, coz not see so many phones running it. will you do the review?

  10. chinamobil sweden
    May 15, 2015

    Hi gizchina
    When i Saw this article i become happy and i went and orderd one. But Then i found out that i was going to travel and DHL was not be able to deliver it to my home so i had to cancel the order. Now i have to order again When i be back from travelling i hope the price still will be low
    Greatings from sweden

  11. balabala001
    May 22, 2015

    Good news!!!
    Like Oukitel Smartphone page and comment its post, you will have a chance to get a free OUKITEL U8 smartphone! ‪#‎oukitelu8‬
    https://www.facebook.com/oukitelmobile

  12. CupCakesDragon
    August 1, 2015

    what´s a 2.5 d screen?

  13. 1949deal
    August 3, 2015

    Wow,$119.99!!!! at: http://goo.gl/VCt4bt

  14. Kashan Ali
    June 21, 2016

    Bluboo Maya are getting prepare to bang out the chinese market 🙂
    with $69.99 pre-sale price the device will be came out with 2 GB of super RAM into the markets Get Ready for it!