Heard of Ulefone? No? You are not alone because today was the first time I heard about it.
I found it by chance when I was browsing AliExpress because I had nothing better to do (well, my neck is killing me, probably due to being overworked these few days, or salah tidur).
There’s little really to tell about Ulefone, except that it’s one of the few Chinese smartphone manufacturers in China, which started business in 2005. They have not sold many smartphones outside of China, and only recently started looking at global markets, and hence why I spotted them on their AliExpress Ulefone Official Store.
This post was made to share my discovery of the phone, and to further enforce the fact that I feel any smartphone beyond RM2,000 is overpriced.
SPECIFICATIONS OF THE ULEFONE T1
Anyway, the Ulefone T1 is their latest smartphone, released just recently. It runs on pure Android 7.11, and it has a 5.5-inch screen, making it sort of like a ‘Note’ if it was made by Samsung, or Xiaomi. – Suffice to say, it’s has a big screen, which is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The body is made of aluminium, and the 3,600mAh battery supports quick charge (fully charge after 90 minutes they claim). Test shows the battery life of the Ulefone T1 goes to 50% after 4 hours of unstoppable use, making the T1 likely to last 8 hours on continuous use (meaning the screen is always on with movies, games etc also on).
According to the specifications, it comes with a whopping 6GB RAM, a mid-range 64GB internal memory, and a 256GB enabled micro-SD expansion slot. There’s no question about speed here!
When it comes to processors, the phone is on MediaTek Helio P25, which has 8 cores. For now, I am not sure how good or fast that is, but the last smartphone I used on a MediaTek processor, was pretty bad. It tends to overheat a lot, but I am pretty sure MediaTek has fixed this in their newer versions though I read in forums that MediaTek focuses on speed, while SnapDragon focuses on reliability. I’m not sure about this fact I read lah, but I figure it’s a worthy share.
WHAT MAKES ULEFONE T1 REALLY SPECIAL
Now that I’ve already got you past the specifications of the Ulefone T1, here’s what makes the phone a real deal breaker. (And you thought the 6GB + 64GB memory was it, right?)
The Ulefone T1 comes with one of the fastest fingerprint scanners around, claimed to detect your fingerprint within 0.1 second.
If that’s not cool enough, it comes with a 13MP dual lens rear Samsung camera, which normally hikes up the price of smartphones these days. Dual lens camera smartphones are relatively expensive, and this is seen when you check out Huawei P10’s sold at on Lazada.
To top that up, the Ulefone T1 can support all network bands worldwide, which I find slightly unnecessary, but still nice to have. If you don’t know, telcos run on different bands in different countries, so if your smartphone isn’t compatible with a certain band, you will not experience the telcos speed to the fullest.
Do read how to choose a telco, because I think I gave some pretty good tips on this.
Oh, and last but not least…. the Ulefone cost a freakingly low RM850, with shipping to Malaysia and freebies worth RM160! CHEAP Oi!! Too bad lah it’s not water resistant.
The catch is, the offer is only valid from 1st til 7th August, and there’s a limited number of units available. After the date, the price will go back to the RM1,300 without any freebies, so jangan cakap abang tak payung, OK?
But kan, you need to buy the smartphone from AliExpress to enjoy the special price, though if you did buy Ulefone from Lazada, you’d expect to pay slightly higher – you know middle man needs to also earn a living.
If you want to save more when shopping, maybe you should read this post about saving with ShopBack.
Interested? Tell me in the comments.