Here’s how the Ulefone Be Touch fares against the mighty iPhone 6 Plus camera


The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus are regarded by many as two of the best camera phones around, but it looks like upcoming Chinese vendors with rather big endeavors plan to beat the image quality of the iPhone. Only difference would be the price, which with phones such as the Ulefone Be Touch is less than 1/4th.

We recently reviewed the Ulefone Be Touch and found the camera to be decent, but the makers certainly feel otherwise. The Be Touch has a 13 mega-pixel sensor, the IMX214 from Sony, paired with a 5 mega-pixel front on the camera department. The guys over at Ulefone even posted a teardown video of the phone showing exactly what sits inside.

Nonetheless, here’s how the Ulefone Be Touch’s 13 mega-pixel sensor fares against the 8 mega-pixel camera.

Apple iPhone 6 Plus v/s Ulefone Be Touch: Cameras at war

What do you think, then? Does the Be Touch look like it beats the OIS enabled 8 mega-pixel sensor of the iPhone 6 Plus? Let us know what you think.

The Be Touch is available at Everbuying.net with a free VR headset, along with a US$15 cashback if you do a review of the phone!

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36 Comments

  1. mf1gt3r
    May 27, 2015

    Ulephone’s camera sure is nice. But it doesn’t come close. Would have loved to see real night photos.

    • ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
      May 30, 2015

      i think it does come close.

  2. mf1gt3r
    May 27, 2015

    I downloaded and check out full pics. Sincerely, there is little between them. Overall the ulephone produces washed out pics which more noise under low light photography and that is where the iPhone thrives. Low light photography.

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    May 27, 2015

    duh… ofc the iphone’s cam is LIGHT YEARS ahead of any 220$ chinese phone… !
    thats what they need to work upon… catch up on the cam dept !

    • Albert
      May 29, 2015

      My $160 E7 can easily do better pics than those above.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        May 30, 2015

        better than iphone ????
        but can it do 4g and 64-bit cpu ?

        • Albert
          May 30, 2015

          Yes a little bit better than iphone, and this article is about camera quality not another specs.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            May 31, 2015

            k den

  4. Chris
    May 27, 2015

    Sky overexposed in many Be Touch shots… wouldn’t touch it with a stick.

    • Airyl
      May 28, 2015

      Implying you touch phones with sticks.

      • Chris
        May 28, 2015

        Yes, my wife’s Note4 has one 😉 It’s called an S-Pen.
        Or a selfie stick.

      • Chris
        May 28, 2015

        Yes, my wife’s Note4 has one 😉 It’s called an S-Pen.
        Or a selfie stick.

    • Airyl
      May 28, 2015

      Implying you touch phones with sticks.

  5. Chris
    May 27, 2015

    Sky overexposed in many Be Touch shots… wouldn’t touch it with a stick.

  6. Scott Harris
    May 27, 2015

    How is Ulefone (and any other Chinese phone manufacturer for that matter) in regards to OS updates?

    • Fais Khan
      May 27, 2015

      The software updates vary depending on the manufacturers,I have used Hisense in the past which updated quite well. then Ulefone whose current phoneb (be touch) updated as soon as I took it out the box

      Elephone are a mixed bag they tend to support their flagship of the month for a few weeks and then thats it ..no updates no support but thats my personal experience

      Xiomi and other upper echelon OEMS have great support both in terms of software and warranty but their phones are pricier

    • Fais Khan
      May 27, 2015

      The software updates vary depending on the manufacturers,I have used Hisense in the past which updated quite well. then Ulefone whose current phoneb (be touch) updated as soon as I took it out the box

      Elephone are a mixed bag they tend to support their flagship of the month for a few weeks and then thats it ..no updates no support but thats my personal experience

      Xiomi and other upper echelon OEMS have great support both in terms of software and warranty but their phones are pricier

    • Airyl
      May 28, 2015

      Xiaomi constantly kicks out updates every week.
      Meizu updates constantly too, but less than Xiaomi.
      Oppo is slower than Xiaomi and Meizu.
      Ulefone updates their popular models quite well, but I don’t know about the lower ones.
      Elephone wants users to update the phones themselves. Hence, custom ROMs.
      JiaYu are actually not too bad at updates now.
      Bluboo updates their phones about twice a month.
      Zopo….. I don’t know.
      UMi is pushing out updates at a steady pace.
      Mlais is good at updates, though they only have one phone on sale.
      Hisense updates regularly.
      Coolpad is like Hisense.
      IUNI is like Coolpad and Hisense.
      Huawei is more like Meizu.
      ZTE and Nubia, I have no idea.
      Gionee is steadily improving at updates.
      Smartisan is like Huawei and Meizu.
      And Apple runs iOS. Yes, I consider Apple as Chinese.

      • Scott Harris
        May 28, 2015

        Oh wow thanks. Where can I can Elephone custom ROMs? THere is top forum for them on XDA, which is where I normally go for that type of stuff.

      • Ted
        May 28, 2015

        Nubia updates like 3 months once.

    • Airyl
      May 28, 2015

      Xiaomi constantly kicks out updates every week.
      Meizu updates constantly too, but less than Xiaomi.
      Oppo is slower than Xiaomi and Meizu.
      Ulefone updates their popular models quite well, but I don’t know about the lower ones.
      Elephone wants users to update the phones themselves. Hence, custom ROMs.
      JiaYu are actually not too bad at updates now.
      Bluboo updates their phones about twice a month.
      Zopo….. I don’t know.
      UMi is pushing out updates at a steady pace.
      Mlais is good at updates, though they only have one phone on sale.
      Hisense updates regularly.
      Coolpad is like Hisense.
      IUNI is like Coolpad and Hisense.
      Huawei is more like Meizu.
      ZTE and Nubia, I have no idea.
      Gionee is steadily improving at updates.
      Smartisan is like Huawei and Meizu.
      And Apple runs iOS. Yes, I consider Apple as Chinese.

  7. Scott Harris
    May 27, 2015

    How is Ulefone (and any other Chinese phone manufacturer for that matter) in regards to OS updates?

  8. amirexpressir
    May 27, 2015

    compare the z9 max…I saw photos taken by it which were better than iphone 6…

  9. amirexpressir
    May 27, 2015

    compare the z9 max…I saw photos taken by it which were better than iphone 6…

  10. Jan Horák
    May 28, 2015

    Hello, I ordered this phone, it’s really nice, but what makes me sad is the WiFi. It’s unusable because it constantly interrupts the connection, and the download speed is horrible. The cellular data works great… I have no idea what to do with this… Any ideas?
    Also the camera quality is really poor. For a moment I thought the phone is some fake, but other aspects seems to be good…

    • May 28, 2015

      Yeah, that’s what I experienced too with WiFi. You can try playing around with your WiFi router channels — channel 1, 2 worked well for me.

    • May 28, 2015

      Yeah, that’s what I experienced too with WiFi. You can try playing around with your WiFi router channels — channel 1, 2 worked well for me.

      • Jan Horák
        May 28, 2015

        thanks for comment. So you think it’s a firmware issue? I was thinking about sending the phone back but hopefully they will realease some fix…

      • Jan Horák
        May 28, 2015

        thanks for comment. So you think it’s a firmware issue? I was thinking about sending the phone back but hopefully they will realease some fix…

  11. Jan Horák
    May 28, 2015

    Hello, I ordered this phone, it’s really nice, but what makes me sad is the WiFi. It’s unusable because it constantly interrupts the connection, and the download speed is horrible. The cellular data works great… I have no idea what to do with this… Any ideas?
    Also the camera quality is really poor. For a moment I thought the phone is some fake, but other aspects seems to be good…

  12. irebel
    May 28, 2015

    How is the iphone the best camera phone? the colours on the iphone are not that great.
    the Samsung S6, Honor 6+, Vivo Xshot, they’re all better than the iphone.
    the only thing i like about the iphone 6 camera is the software.

    • balcobomber25
      May 29, 2015

      My girl has an S6 and that camera is great as long as their plenty of light, in low light situations it is horrible.

  13. Frank Wu
    May 29, 2015

    Dynamic range on the iPhone is better. Likewise, details and sharpness are slightly better on the iPhone too! But for the price, I would rate it as very good indeed!

  14. Geek Tech
    June 8, 2015

    A big drawback on Ulefone Be Touch is that it’s HD display, why does a 720P display need MTK6752? And the battery is embarrasing. If Be touch 2 turns out with FHD display and bigger battery, i’ll consider buying one.

  15. EvolvedApe
    June 15, 2015

    Wow! Looking at the samples, there is really no comparison between the two cameras! Really!

    The iPhone has generally great balance, while the Ulefone over-processes and has the narrow dynamic range typical of cheap phones — it basically turns up the contrast and blasts out light areas, losing much of the detail in the process, while managing poor detail in the dark areas, too.

    Plus the colors of the Ulefone are kind of wonky.

    These are cheap tricks to make the image pop at a first glance, until you actually look at it and realize that much of the image data is mangled and lost forever.

    You get what you pay for, I guess, but the review seems way too excited and grossly inaccurate.

  16. EvolvedApe
    June 15, 2015

    Wow! Looking at the samples, there is really no comparison between the two cameras! Really!

    The iPhone has generally great balance, while the Ulefone over-processes and has the narrow dynamic range typical of cheap phones — it basically turns up the contrast and blasts out light areas, losing much of the detail in the process, while managing poor detail in the dark areas, too.

    Plus the colors of the Ulefone are kind of wonky.

    These are cheap tricks to make the image pop at a first glance, until you actually look at it and realize that much of the image data is mangled and lost forever.

    You get what you pay for, I guess, but the review seems way too excited and grossly inaccurate.