Ulefone U007 GPS test video

In their latest video Ulefone is trying to showcase the solid GPS performance of their latest budget Ulefone U007 device and after all it can’t come as a surprise, because the secret agents really need to drive properly 🙂

But before we get to the video itself, let’s take a look once again at the Ulefone U007 specs. It’s obvious that a $50 dollar device is not going to be equipped like the flagship models, but still we can hope for a solid all-round performance for the less demanding users.

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Ulefone U007 has 5-inch display with HD resolution covered with the protective Gorilla Glass 3. As the processor serves the quad-core MT6580A clocked at 1,3 GHz paired with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage with possible microSD extension up to 32 GB. Rear camera is a 8 Mpix shooter interpolated to 13 Mpix using Sony IMX149 sensor, f/2.0 aperture and five piece lens. Front camera is a 2 Mpix one interpolated to 5 Mpix. In terms of OS the U007 stays proud with Android 6.0 Marshmallow,

And now for the promised GPS test video of the Ulefone U007.

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1 Comment

  1. SharkTune
    July 1, 2016

    FAKE, from after the initial GPS-test onward.

    The Wi-Fi was on all the time, and there was a sim card too, which probably had a data network for assisting the GPS. Not many people know how to truly test the GPS functionality of a phone and I wouldn’t expect this fraud company to follow protocol either.

    For anyone interested in actually testing the GPS chip, here are the steps:

    1. Pre-load some offline maps of the driving area (Google, MAPS.me, Sygic etc.)
    2. Clear GPS cache
    3. Remove sims from the phone
    3. Switch off WiFi and all connections – everything should be off, i.e. ZERO connectivity
    4. In location preferences, set mode to “device only”
    5. Power off phone.

    Now you are ready to test.

    Test 1: The cold lock inside a car:

    1. Enter your car / vehicle
    2. Power on the device
    3. Enter your navigation app
    4. If it prompts to “Improve Location Accuracy by using mobile networks”, choose NO.
    5. Wait for lock to happen

    This will take ages for a MediaTek device. Most outdoor folks have sim cards with data, and mode set to high accuracy. So when they try to get a lock, they end up with a mobile data assisted lock, without a blocking roofg, and it barely tests the GPS chip in a standalone mode. Follow the steps above for truly testing the GPS chip capabilities.

    Test 2: Navigation

    1. Once locked, choose point B, start navigation.
    2. Record time taken to calculate route.
    3. Watch for deviations as waypoints go by.

    That’s all. It’s important to note that hardly anyone claiming to test GPS performance actually tests so. They’re under poor control settings – the devices will usually have sim cards, working mobile network data connectivity, online maps, location mode set to high accuracy, and a lock before they enter the vehicle – all of this has nothing to do with the GPS chip in itself.

    Don’t be fooled by these fraudulent videos.