Hands on photos with the Uhans U100


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Cowhide has never been a feature that I have ever looked for in a phone, but Uhans are using that feature (along with a Vertu style design) as reasons to buy their U100 smartphone, so what is it like once in the hand?

The rear of the Uhans U100 box says “Reaching the world at your fingertips”, well the first thing your fingertips will feel when holding the U100 is the leather rear panel and angular body.

Uhans U100 hands on

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Uhans are adamant that the rear panel on the U100 is genuine cowhide and even sent us over a bunch of photos aiming to show its real leather, but as I have the phone in my hand I’ll just post real photos of the phone I have.

Even with the phone in my hand I am not certain that the rear is really leather. There is no leather smell to it, but it is definitely a material with a soft leather feel and finish that’s certainly different from the norm.

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On the rear there is also a silver “Uhans” logo area where a red detail is painted. The silver area feels quite thin but appears to be covered in metal. The single LED flash and rear camera poke through here too, and looking at the lens of the camera I can see there is some alignment problem with my review sample.

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Either side of the Uhans U100 has a sliver border. This appears to be a thin metal unit that is held in place by 3 screws on either side. The right of the phone has a power button while volume rockers live on the left. These buttons do wobble and rattle a little.

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The front of the device has an angular design that sort of reminds me of a concept car design. There are also a couple of front facing speakers on the device just below the capacitive navigation buttons.

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Further up the front of the phone is the 4.7-inch HD display and above that is a 5 mega-pixel front camera.

Uhans U100 Gallery

Specs for the phone include a Mediatek MT6735P chipset, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory, so basic specs but this is a fashion phone not a top of the range gaming and photography machine.

The Uhans U100 is a phone that appeals to a certain niche, and unfortunately I don’t fall in to the companies demographic. The leather finish is a desired taste as is the angular design, but if you are looking for a Vertu style phone at a fraction of a fraction of the cost then why not take a look. Full Uhans U100 review coming soon.

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23 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    November 24, 2015

    Wow is that even uglier than I thought, I kinda wanna go throw up now after looking at it in something other than promo shots. And it looks like plastic with a “leather texture” added.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 24, 2015

      maybe performance is cute… then u’ll like it :p

      • balcobomber25
        November 24, 2015

        No amount of performance can make up for that lol

  2. Steve B
    November 24, 2015

    Wouldn’t want it either way, but unfortunately leather is not really a luxury item, especially if sourced from China. A recent expose showed that high percentages of high street ‘faux’ fur product was actually made of real fur as it is now far cheaper, typically $1 for a strip of mink or racoon dog sourced from China. So even if you want to be ethical you can’t.

  3. MaxPower
    November 24, 2015

    this is what people have in mind when i talk about Chinese phones (unfortunately)

    • Muhammad Yasir
      November 24, 2015

      i understand what u deal with …

      feel u bro :/

  4. Marius Cirsta
    November 24, 2015

    Man this is one ugly mother …. Leather is also a really bad heat conductor faux or not.

  5. balcobomber25
    November 24, 2015

    Wow is that even uglier than I thought, I kinda wanna go throw up now after looking at it in something other than promo shots. And it looks like plastic with a “leather texture” added.

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      maybe performance is cute… then u’ll like it :p

    • balcobomber25
      November 25, 2015

      No amount of performance can make up for that lol

  6. Akimitsui
    November 24, 2015

    All metal has a more premium feel than leather on phones in my honest opinion….. Just coming from my old experience when Blackberries used to be covered in leather…

  7. Steve B
    November 24, 2015

    Wouldn’t want it either way, but unfortunately leather is not really a luxury item, especially if sourced from China. A recent expose showed that high percentages of high street ‘faux’ fur product was actually made of real fur as it is now far cheaper, typically $1 for a strip of mink or racoon dog sourced from China. So even if you want to be ethical you can’t.

  8. MaxPower
    November 24, 2015

    this is what people have in mind when i talk about Chinese phones (unfortunately)

    • Guest
      November 24, 2015

      i understand what u deal with …

      feel u bro :/

  9. Marius Cirsta
    November 24, 2015

    Man this is one ugly mother …. Leather is also a really bad heat conductor faux or not.

  10. November 25, 2015

    Give it a bit of a burn with a lighter, if it doesn’t burn it should be real leather.

    • Joel Adames
      November 25, 2015

      I might come a bit odd but, I do like the design and stuff, not the whole phone. But the idea of the same design fulfilled by uhmm…. Meizu with me I zug like spec’s

      What can I say I like versatile designs.

  11. Akimitsui
    November 25, 2015

    All metal has a more premium feel than leather on phones in my honest opinion….. Just coming from my old experience when Blackberries used to be covered in leather…

  12. Yash Garg
    November 25, 2015

    Give it a bit of a burn with a lighter, if it doesn’t burn it should be real leather.

    • Joel Adames
      November 25, 2015

      I might come a bit odd but, I do like the design and stuff, not the whole phone. But the idea of the same design fulfilled by uhmm…. Meizu with me I zug like spec’s

      What can I say I like versatile designs.

  13. Charles Dexter Ward
    November 25, 2015

    it reminds me the vertu phones

  14. Charles Dexter Ward
    November 25, 2015

    it reminds me the vertu phones

  15. Kurlander
    December 1, 2015

    I think it’s genuine leather, of course, colored and i feel the smell of leather. I really like this phone’s design, different from standard “pancakes” and photo camera is normal too. Is there Gorilla Glass – yes, it’s question??? But they put screen guard on it. I don’t play games, I don’t take much videos – i don’t care about MT6735P.