We’ve just taken delivery our review sample of the Ulefone Power, take a look at our hands on photos.
The Ulefone Power is the first large battery phone from Ulefone (with 6050mAh battery) and their first phone of 2016. Ulefone will be selling the power in a couple of different colour options, but I’m really happy that they model they sent to us is the white version with wooden rear panel.
First impressions are very good. As usual for Ulefone the build quality of the Power is really good, in fact I would say the alloy chassis around the large screen Power is the best I have seen yet of any smaller Chinese phone maker.
The face of our white Ulefone Power has a front facing 5 mega-pixel OmniVision OV5648 camera, 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display (yes, with black borders) and 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass panel. Between the receiver and the proxmity sensor there is a small RGB notification light, and below the screen a round home button (back and menu buttons are on either side of the chin, but there are no icons or back lights we can see so far).
There is a lot to see around the metal chassis. Starting at the top there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack and IR remote. Down the right side there are three metal buttons that fit really well with no rattles. The largest of the buttons is a volume rocker, the middle button for power, and the round central button is for using the camera (it’s actually in the perfect location for your thumb or index finger when held in portrait).
In the base there’s a micro USB which us also how the 6050mAh battery is charged through and finally a SIM/SD card tray on the left.
The wooden rear panel isn’t a actually wood but a non removable plastic cover with wooden texture to it. Ulefone told us that there will be a few different textures so Wood look Ulefone Powers will look different to one another.
The rear is also where the fingerprint scanner, rear Sony IMX214 camera, dual LED flash and large speaker area are located.
Android 5.1 comes on the Ulefone Power running on an octacore Mediatek MT6753 processor and 3GB RAM. Ulefone have added their own U Launcher to the system to give a really clean simple looks and also added a few of their own options for the fingerprint scanner, notification light, and Hot Knot, plus lock screen gesture options.
Ulefone have already stated that they plan to release an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update sometime in the year (March we believe) and we’ll be sure to make a review of the phone with the current ROM and the update once available.
Ulefone Power Gallery
Ulefone Power Features
- 5.5-inch FHD display
- 2.5D, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 6050mAh battery
- 9V/2A-3A Quick charge
- 3GB RAM
- Micro SD
- Dual SIM
- Fingerprint scanner
- IR Remote
- Physical camera button
- High quality alloy build
Ulefone Power first impressions
I have to say I am really happy with the Ulefone Power so far. There are no red flags cropping up so far and everything is working as it should. Pricing is $180 (or there abouts) which is a good price of a well made phone packing huge 6050mah battery and scheduled Android 6 update.
Keep your eye’s peeled for tomorrow when we will have our Ulefone Power hands on video.