Elephone U Pro – 6 Reasons Why You Should Get One


Elephone U Pro

As pretty much anybody who follows Chinese phones even so slightly knows, the Elephone U Pro is one of the most promising devices coming from the Asian country to hit the market in 2018. The handset packs lots of high-end features and because of that we decided to nail down what we believe are 6 main reasons you should get one; let’s check them out!

Elephone U Pro

1. Curved Full Screen Design

The Elephone U and U Pro are both equipped with a flexible AMOLED screen, which makes them the third (and fourth?) smartphones in the world with this kind of technology. The display on the U line up has been produced by BOE, a company that has never worked with any Chinese company in the past, whether we talk about Huawei, Xiaomi or else. Elephone is actually the first company in China to use BOE displays, giving the Elephone U & U Pro an edge over similarly priced devices.

In addition to the beautifully curved side bezels, the difference between this screen and the usual LCD is that AMOLED uses the principle of luminous pixels, which not only saves energy but also has a wider color gamut and spectrum. AMOLED is definitely brighter than the usual IPS display and has an higher response speed.

Both displays comes with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and FHD+ resolution, which gives the devices a more immersive look and a large screen area while keeping the body quite slim, thus easier to handle.

Elephone U Pro

2. The First  Elephone Phone to Use an High-End Qualcomm SoC.

The Elephone Trunk was the first model from Elephone to pack a Qualcomm processor, but that was a very low-end SoC in comparison to what the Elephone U Pro is going to be boasting.

Elephone U Pro is indeed equipped with a Snapdragon 660 processor, which differs from its predecessor (Snapdragon 653) in improved processor technology – from 24nm to 14nm, with performance and power consumption. The processor’s performance has been increased by at least 20% from the previous model.

The Snapdragon 660 processor paired with the lower power consumption AMOLED screen should bring quite a good autonomy as well.

Elephone U Pro

3. Top Build Quality & Design

The Elephone U, formerly known as Elephone S9, as well as the Elephone S7 and Elephone S8 are the series of high-quality Elephone products. The Elephone U has retained the good appearance from the previous two models with the back cover created using the same shiny material and a durable 3D glass back, that looks good while protecting it from scratches.

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In the manufacturing process of the U and U pro, a more expensive aluminum alloy and anodic-ceramic technology has been used, so that the entire smartphone glistens dazzlingly. Both phones also feature a body curved from 4 sides, i.e. the front and back sides of U and U Pro are made of curved glass, which makes them look super sleek.

A neat detail about the phone is that the Elephone logo at the back can be used as a notification indicator and can be customized to your taste.

Elephone S9

4. True Dual Camera Setup

The Elephone U and U Pro come with a dual 13MP camera setup which uses image processing algorithms from the very established brand Arcsoft. That means you can add a nice bokeh effect or take photos in adverse light scenarios and still get pretty amazing results out of them.

5. Charging Your Phone Will be a Pleasure

The Elephone U Pro supports not only the fast charging function QC, but also packs wireless charging.

How efficient is this fast charging feature you may ask? Well, the built-in 3550mAh capacity battery can be fully charged in less than an hour, which gives you the opportunity to use your smartphone all day without worrying about running out of juice.

The Elephone U and U Pro are also equipped with a Type-C interface, which not only allows fast charging but a higher data transfer rate and ease of connection by either side. Plus wireless charging will help you keep your device always charged, overcoming all the inconveniences of having to charge your smartphone every once in a while.

Elephone S9 Pro

6. Unlimited Storage! Alright no, but Close.

Elephone U Pro comes with a massive amount of RAM – 6GB – and an insane amount of of storage – 128GB, you also have a 4GB+64 GB if you prefer cash over bragging rights. The RAM is of the type DDR4X type, so its some of the quickest available on the market. Meanwhile in the 128GB of storage you can potentially store up to 10,000 photos of 16MP resolution, 20,000 high-quality music files and 5 hours of HD video. You can fill in your phone with content and stop worrying about clearing out space.

Elephone U Pro

You can currently get the Elephone U & Elephone U Pro on Gearbest with a $20 off discount, additional gifts and coupons.

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41 Comments

  1. RedEarring
    February 7, 2018

    I bought the Elephone S8 during presale eagerly after watching some youtube reviews (not knowing they were paid), thinking that the “Sony” “21 MP” camera would be the best I ever had.

    I was so so wrong. Now I have to rely on my old Xiaomi RN2 for taking pictures.

    And Elephone changed to name from S9 to U Pro…. That says a lot.

    That’s one reason I WILL NOT buy another Elephone.

    • Be! Tech
      February 7, 2018

      You are right, I hate elephone very much

      • giveup
        February 8, 2018

        Me three… Paint pretty pic but delivery and support … more than bargain for…

      • iBomtempo
        February 8, 2018

        BR? do canal?

  2. kado
    February 7, 2018

    I stopped at curved display… What’s the point in that?

    • Marius Cirsta
      February 7, 2018

      I’ve seen it with Samsung phones, looks fancy but truly it’s useless and even bad for me.

      This is actually a reason why I would not buy this phone.

      I am OK with thin or no bezels but a curved display , no thanks.

  3. Marius Cirsta
    February 7, 2018

    One reason why you should not :

    1. You can get much better phones for this price. The Nubia Z17 or Z17s or the Xiaomi Mix 2 are similarly priced and have much better specs, not to mention the brand.
    Yes, for less than $300 it’s a good phone but even so you can find the LeEco X820 which IMO is just a great phone for around $200.

    • Razor
      February 7, 2018

      Xiaomi Mi mix 2 is a 550 dollar phone. And Nubia z17 is an unicorn phone.. Not saying this elephone u pro is a value for money phone.

      • Simoooon
        February 8, 2018

        GearBest sells the Xiami Mi Mix 2 (SD835) at $459.99 https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1081301.html?wid=4 You can still get the device at a lower price from many other sellers.

        • Marius Cirsta
          February 8, 2018

          Exactly , if you look at kimovil you can find it for even less , maybe even $430.
          I am also not sure why the Z17 is an “unicorn phone” . It really exists and as far as I have seen it got pretty good reviews.
          Also I’m sorry but I trust ZTE more than Elephone.

          • Razor
            February 8, 2018

            Not surprising It’s xiaomi,Of course they are cheap. Their phone’s value don’t last long unlike other top tier brands. I currently have a redmi note 3 pro. Which is still a nice phone but the camera is crap, And it’s still stuck on android marshmallow. My next phone will probably be huawei or hmd nokia.

  4. Shad8x .
    February 7, 2018

    Top build quality ? How can you say that if you didnt even had hands on it yet. Especially that they are using cheap amoled screens which will be prone to burn ins and other problems, like color tint etc, even Xiaomi Mi Note 2 had such problems. And the out of this world price is enough reason not to invest in this pseudo flagship device. Too bad, was really hyped about it.

  5. cheapphonesyeah
    February 7, 2018

    Where is the cheaper 64gb U variant? Is is a shame I was looking forward to this but price too much. Seems to be so hard to find a good bezeless or close to 6″ phone with big battery and decent specs that weights under 190g. Hopefully the rumored redmi note 5 will be the solution.

  6. Guest
    February 7, 2018

    I bought the Elephone S8 during presale eagerly after watching some youtube reviews (not knowing they were paid), thinking that the “Sony” “21 MP” camera would be the best I ever had.

    I was so so wrong. Now I have to rely on my old Xiaomi RN2 for taking pictures.

    And Elephone changed to name from S9 to U Pro…. That says a lot.

    That’s one reason I WILL NOT buy another Elephone.

    • Guest
      February 8, 2018

      You are right, I hate elephone very much

    • Guest
      February 8, 2018

      Me three… Paint pretty pic but delivery and support … more than bargain for…

    • iBomtempo
      February 8, 2018

      BR? do canal?

  7. kado
    February 7, 2018

    I stopped at curved display… What’s the point in that?

    • Marius Cirsta
      February 7, 2018

      I’ve seen it with Samsung phones, looks fancy but truly it’s useless and even bad for me.

      This is actually a reason why I would not buy this phone.

      I am OK with thin or no bezels but a curved display , no thanks.

  8. Marius Cirsta
    February 7, 2018

    One reason why you should not :

    1. You can get much better phones for this price. The Nubia Z17 or Z17s or the Xiaomi Mix 2 are similarly priced and have much better specs, not to mention the brand.
    Yes, for less than $300 it’s a good phone but even so you can find the LeEco X820 which IMO is just a great phone for around $200.

    • Razor
      February 8, 2018

      Xiaomi Mi mix 2 is a 550 dollar phone. And Nubia z17 is an unicorn phone.. Not saying this elephone u pro is a value for money phone.

    • Guest
      February 8, 2018

      GearBest sells the Xiami Mi Mix 2 (SD835) at $459.99 https://www.gearbest.com/cell-phones/pp_1081301.html?wid=4 You can still get the device at a lower price from many other sellers.

    • Marius Cirsta
      February 8, 2018

      Exactly , if you look at kimovil you can find it for even less , maybe even $430.
      I am also not sure why the Z17 is an “unicorn phone” . It really exists and as far as I have seen it got pretty good reviews.
      Also I’m sorry but I trust ZTE more than Elephone.

    • Razor
      February 8, 2018

      Not surprising It’s xiaomi,Of course they are cheap. Their phone’s value don’t last long unlike other top tier brands. I currently have a redmi note 3 pro. Which is still a nice phone but the camera is crap, And it’s still stuck on android marshmallow. My next phone will probably be huawei or hmd nokia.

  9. Cesc Fabregas
    February 7, 2018

    the problem is the phones build quality is never as good as in the pictures or said.. it may have metal unibody with samsung edge like designt but how is the metal processed etc. is not as good as others.. so 349 for it is too much.. i hoped it is around 259-289 dollar but 349 is too much for this phone ..

  10. Shad8x .
    February 7, 2018

    Top build quality ? How can you say that if you didnt even had hands on it yet. Especially that they are using cheap amoled screens which will be prone to burn ins and other problems, like color tint etc, even Xiaomi Mi Note 2 had such problems. And the out of this world price is enough reason not to invest in this pseudo flagship device. Too bad, was really hyped about it.

  11. Guest
    February 7, 2018

    Where is the cheaper 64gb U variant? Is is a shame I was looking forward to this but price too much. Seems to be so hard to find a good bezeless or close to 6″ phone with big battery and decent specs that weights under 190g. Hopefully the rumored redmi note 5 will be the solution.

  12. Cesc Fabregas
    February 7, 2018

    the problem is the phones build quality is never as good as in the pictures or said.. it may have metal unibody with samsung edge like designt but how is the metal processed etc. is not as good as others.. so 349 for it is too much.. i hoped it is around 259-289 dollar but 349 is too much for this phone ..

  13. Simoooon
    February 8, 2018

    One Reason Why You should not:
    Overpriced.

  14. Simoooon
    February 8, 2018
  15. Guest
    February 8, 2018

    One Reason Why You should not:
    Overpriced.

  16. Guest
    February 8, 2018
  17. Thomas
    February 8, 2018
  18. laksdf
    February 8, 2018

    crappy phone. top of the line qualcomm SoC. That is a damn lie. The 845 is top of the line. please stop lying to people.

  19. Guest
    February 8, 2018
  20. Guest
    February 8, 2018

    crappy phone. top of the line qualcomm SoC. That is a damn lie. The 845 is top of the line. please stop lying to people.

    • Bailey
      February 8, 2018

      Why are you getting so upset over a phone? and you have no idea if its crappy has you have not used it. Maybe the author should have said it is top of the line for a mid-tier Soc

    • Guest
      February 8, 2018

      i am not upset, what is upsetting is selling people on false ideas. just don’t want people to have the wrong impression. i have had an elephone in the past and it was crap. i just want people to know to take the information like a grain of salt. if you are happy in throwing away money, give the money instead of buying this phone.

    • Bailey
      February 13, 2018

      I didn’t say i was giving my hard earned cash to buy this phone. but i am not making comments and judgments before its out. Elephone look like the stepped up a bit but who can tell