If you are reading my posts and reviews then you must certainly be aware about Ulefone. For those who have no clue, Ulefone is one of the leading smartphone and accessories manufacturer in China. As the name suggests, Ulefone Metal is an uni metal body smartphone having a decent design that one should feel. Ulefone is launching its products in almost every price range and Ulefone Future is the best smartphone launched by them, according to me. You can also read its review as the phone has a completely Bezel Less display. Now coming back to Ulefone Metal. Ulefone Metal comes with Android 6.0 (marshmallow) out of the box and has a pretty decent screen size of 5.0 inch.
Powered by MTK6753 Octa Core 1.3 GHz processor and 3 GB of RAM, Ulefone Metal has features like a beast. The phone is currently in stock on Gearbest and a flash sale is live till 7th August 2016 so 5 more days are left as of today so don’t be late you must hurry before the offer runs out. In such a price range, the phone also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection to protect the screen from getting shattered.
Ulefone Metal has a touch of finger print sensor as it is currently so hot now a days. People really prefer to buy a smartphone that has a finger print sensor. So if you are also looking for a phone that must have a finger print security then you might just stick with it. Anyway let’s find out more about this smartphone and see what it really got.
- Display : 5 inch
- Resolution : 1280 x 720 p (HD)
- Protection : Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor : MTK6753 Octa Core 1.3 GHz
- RAM : 3GB
- ROM : 16GB
- Camera : Rear Camera 8.0 MP (SW 13.0MP) + Front Camera 2.0 MP (SW 5.0MP)
- Additional Features : Finger Print Sensor, OTG supportable, Off Screen Gestures, Smart Power Saving Mode
HD Display & Design
Like you, I was also expecting a full HD display. Rather the phone has only an HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 p. They should have included a full HD display in place of this HD display. It might be another con of this smartphone. Anyway, an HD display is too not a bad option.
The viewing angles are not much great as the phone lacks IPS display. Ulefone Metal smartphone has a 5 inch display that is known to be the best balanced screen size for operational and viewing experiences. Though the phone has only an HD display, it comes with Gorilla Glass 3 protection that adds another point to the protection and toughness of the phone.
Now coming to the design and build quality of this smartphone. To the front on top, we have proximity sensor and a 5.0 MP front facing camera that’s followed by a 5.0 inch HD display. It has 3 capacitive navigation buttons on the front face of it. If you turn around the phone you’ll surely have a Déjà vu as the back really resembles with Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 back. It has an exact same design to that smartphone. Camera on the top followed by the flash and finger print sensor.
After viewing at different viewing angles I found the result was not quite impressive. Sure, the company lacks in this field but yet it is a decent smartphone considering the price range. Now let’s move further and discuss more about this Ulefone Metal.
Ulefone Metal comes with MTK6753 Octa Core Processor clocked at 1.3 GHz with 3 GB of RAM. Undoubtedly the performance of this smartphone is pretty good. You will not find any lag using this smartphone. Octa core processor with 3 GB of RAM is more than enough to provide smooth processing and functioning of a smartphone. So usage of Ulefone Metal is pretty smooth.
You’ll also get 16 GB of on board storage that could have been at least 32 GB. Anyway considering the price range, we can’t complaint for everything. There is an additional memory card slot for memory expansion so it would be enough to store files and other stuff.
In the intense situations like heavy gaming, things can be a little confusing. There is no problem or any lag playing high end graphic games like N.O.V.A 3 but it touched 47° after playing the game for around 30 minutes. Hope to receive an OTA to reolve this issue.
Camera & Battery Performance
Let’s move on to the camera performance of Ulefone Metal. It has a 13.0 MP rear facing camera with dual LED flash light. The camera quality is decent but unfortunately under low light, there is a lot of noise and the software processing is not really good either. The pictures captured with the rear camera have pretty good amount of details but the dynamic range is bad.
Anyway the 5.0 MP front facing camera does a decent job and the details are pretty good. You can take good quality selfies though the shutter speed may not sounds interesting.
Anyway moving on, all this is packed by 3050 mAh user replacable battery and the battery life is pretty good. With my moderate usage that includes running the phone on LTE or WiFi with a little social media and push notifications, I was able to get a full day usage. That is quite good for a smartphone in such a price range.
Ulefone Metal is a great smartphone to buy considering its every features with its price. The smartphone falls under mid range smartphones and has really pretty good features like off screen gesture, finger print sensor with a good processor and 3 GB of RAM. It is definetely a killer deal that you are getting an additional discount if you order it before 7th of August.