Ulefone Mix: Bezel-less Future is Here
Ulefone has won the customers trust with their solid phones that features good performance at a reasonable price. Previous models like Tiger, Vienna or S8 are very successful close copies of Xiaomi and Samsung smarpthones, but the latest Ulefone Mix features a brand new bold design. This 5.5″ screen smartphone is almost bezel-less, has an eight-core processor, and you can buy it on GearBest for less than $140.
Ulefone Mix – Main features
You’ll be impressed by tri-bezel-less 5.5-inch screen capable of displaying a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Ulefone Mix has 4GB RAM and the eight-core Mediatek MTK6750T CPU that delivers outstanding performance, and dual rear camera allows for shooting great videos and high-quality photos. Another interesting addition is the 6-axis gyroscope used by some games and apps.
|CPU||MTK6750T Octa Core 1.5GHz|
|Display||5.5-inch, 1280 x 720 px, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Internal Memory||64 GB|
|Cameras||Front camera: 8.0MP, Back camera: 13.0MP + 0.3MP|
|Sensor||Ambient light sensor, e-compass, gravity sensor, gyroscope|
|SIM Cards||Dual SIM, Dual Standby (Micro SIM + Nano SIM cards)|
|Size||14.30 x 7.50 x 0.87 cm|
|Box Contents||1 x Ulefone Mix, 1 x Charger, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Back Case, 1 x Screen Protector, 1 x English manual, 1 x SIM Needle|
- All-screen display makes a great impression
- Good performance for the price
- Only 5.1 mm thick with metal case
- 6-axis gyro is an interesting add-on for gamers
- Capable dual-lens rear camera that can take pictures with a bokeh effect
- Fast fingerprint reader enhances usability and makes it more secure
- Not the best battery
Display and design
Almost bezel-less 5.5-inch screen is very clear, can display saturated and flashy colors and has wide view angle. It’s perfect for watching videos and photos, and using it as website browser or playing Android games is a pure pleasure. In order to obtain this look, a few design innovations were required. This was accomplished by miniaturizing the speaker (which does not seem to be less loud than in any other phones, despite miniaturization) and moving the selfie camera and the light sensor to the bottom of the phone. Although at first it’s a little hard to get used to such unusual camera positioning, after taking a few dozen photos you will use it without any problems.
Despite such large screen, the phone is not thick at all. It’s only 5 mm thin (one of the best score in large display budget phones!) and the back cover is made of elegant looking powder-coated metal.
Overall performance and CPU computing capabilities will not disappoint you. Mediatek is a budget processor, but it is eight-core and coupled with 4GB RAM offers a lot of capabilities. Android 7.0 will allow you to install latest apps, which should run smoothly and stably. Designers also managed to provide 64 GB of internal memory, and if that is not enough for you, Ulefone Mix supports Micro-SD cards up to 256 GB. That’s a lot of space for your multimedia files!
Camera and Battery
The rear double-lens camera is another strong selling point of this inexpensive smartphone: it consists of Sony IMX258 sensor, two lenses: 13.0MP + 0.3MP (interpolated to 5.0MP) and dual LED flash, which makes it possible to take quite good pictures in low light. This configuration allows you to make photo shoots with a bokeh effect, with an artsy out of focus background – a very popular fad in Social Media!
The biggest Ulefone Mix drawback is the battery. Standard 3300 mAh cell provides enough juice for a whole day on a single charge and not much more. However, the power consumption is minimized by the new Android 7.0, which disables unused applications and the Mediatek processor is energy efficient. Judging this phone in terms of the battery and comparing it to other devices at this price, Ulefone Mix is average in this regard.
If you are not convinced yet, take a look at its pictures: the bezel-less screen looks great and Ulefone Mix is very futuristic. The market of bezel-less phones isn’t yet developed and therefore we can assume that this design trend will be followed by other brands. Ulefone has set a very high standard here and managed to create inexpensive phone, which – aside from battery – has virtually no drawbacks. If you want to buy it at the best price, do it now: until 15th October you can get it for $139.99 on GearBest, with free shipping worldwide.