Ulefone U008 Pro 5 Inch 3500mAh 2GB RAM 16GB ROM MT6737 Quad Core 4G Smartphone - Banggood - £65.51 - HotUKDeals
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Ulefone U008 Pro 5 Inch 3500mAh 2GB RAM 16GB ROM MT6737 Quad Core 4G Smartphone - Banggood - £65.51

£65.51 @ BangGood
Metal body, good size battery and Band 20 all for under 70 quid.... Bargain Basic Description Model Ulefone U008 Pro Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz 3G: WCDMA 900//2100MHz 4G: FDD-LTE…
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1m, 1d agoFound 1 month, 1 day ago
Metal body, good size battery and Band 20 all for under 70 quid.... Bargain

Basic Description
Model Ulefone U008 Pro
Band 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 900//2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 2100/1800/2600/900/800MHz (B1/3/7/8/20)

Sim Card Dual sim dual standby or 1 Mirco SIM Card + 1 TF card
Style Bar
Color Black, Rose Gold, Gray
Shell Material Metal

System
OS Android 6.0
CPU MT6737 Quad-core 1.3GHz
ROM 16GB
RAM 2GB
Card Extend Yes, support external Micro SD/TF card up to 128GB

Screen
Display Size 5 Inch
Resolution 1280*720pixels
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1 Like #1
Well, what's not to like at that price?
#2
You tell me, what is the cpu like compared to for example snapdragon models
#3
joshtbh
You tell me, what is the cpu like compared to for example snapdragon models
If you take fanboi mediatek h8ers out of the equation.... A lot closer than you might think.

Yes, the SD "can" support higher MP cameras and higher video rates but not really an issue on a 720p 70quid phone.

Edited By: colgrigson on Jan 23, 2017 09:29
#4
I'm not fanboying here mate I was asking the question genuinely. Do you know it's nearest equivalent snap dragon for comparison?
4 Likes #5
I picked up the Ulefone Paris last year from banggood (£54) with similar specs and was gobsmacked at the stunning build quality.
Really don't understand people paying hundreds of pounds for smartphones anymore......
#6
poolman
I picked up the Ulefone Paris last year from banggood (£54) with similar specs and was gobsmacked at the stunning build quality.
Really don't understand people paying hundreds of pounds for smartphones anymore......
I'll never buy an expensive one again
#7
Looks like a great value for money phone, if only it had nfc, cant see if it does or not..

Any similar phones with nfc?
#8
Anyone know how long it takes for delivery of these and do u have to pay import tax on top? Tnx
1 Like #9
Quite heavy at 170g,according to devicespecifications.com
#10
good price , but i paid 58 with code :)
#11
I tried an ulefone 'power' last year, loved everything about it except for the sneaky baked in "malware" . Will never trust that brand again and returned it for a refund.
#12
dont forget china is now on holiday for a week so dont assume they will ship it immediately
#13
poolman
I picked up the Ulefone Paris last year from banggood (£54) with similar specs and was gobsmacked at the stunning build quality.
Really don't understand people paying hundreds of pounds for smartphones anymore......
Yes I did same got the ulefone paris for wife and its a quality phone for the money as good as any Samsung lg ect that ive seen.
#14
does this play pokemon go please if anyone knows ?
#15
Sim Card Dual sim dual standby or 1 Mirco SIM Card + 1 TF card
Does this mean that it's some shared slot/place that takes either a second SIM or a micro SD card?
1 Like #16
shikztheurbanlegend
does this play pokemon go please if anyone knows ?
Yes, this will be able to play Pokémon Go. Might get one as a backup phone as it support band 20.
1 Like #17
joshtbh
I'm not fanboying here mate I was asking the question genuinely. Do you know it's nearest equivalent snap dragon for comparison?

Yes, sorry. Wasn't suggesting that you were but I was expecting a slew of "Mediatek are rubbish" posts as a reply to your initial post.

In a lot of ways, Snapdragons are likely to perform better than Mediatek but it's not always the case.

Take this article
https://www.quora.com/Which-one-is-better-qualcomm-snapdragon-615-or-mediatek-mt6753-and-why

If you ignore the rather brief conclusion and read the comments below there is some good info there about why a mediatek processor is better suited to certain types of phone (The U008 is a good example of where this would be the case)


In terms of a similar SnapDragon equipped phone, maybe the Moto X Play (but will probably cost about 30 quid more).
https://m.priceraja.com/mobile/compare---motorola--moto-g4-play---ulefone--u008-pro


Edited By: colgrigson on Jan 23, 2017 13:03
2 Likes #18
grumbler
Sim Card Dual sim dual standby or 1 Mirco SIM Card + 1 TF card
Does this mean that it's some shared slot/place that takes either a second SIM or a micro SD card?
Yes, exactly that; 2 sims or 1 sim and 1 SD/TF card
#19
blaster
poolman
I picked up the Ulefone Paris last year from banggood (£54) with similar specs and was gobsmacked at the stunning build quality.
Really don't understand people paying hundreds of pounds for smartphones anymore......
Yes I did same got the ulefone paris for wife and its a quality phone for the money as good as any Samsung lg ect that ive seen.
These Chinese phone spec wise are almost on par with the main brand (Samsung, HTC, Moto, LG etc.) However because they are from Chinese - don't expect much support if something goes wrong or be prepared to wait for a long time before you can get a replacement phone from warranty (assuming they do). There is also no software update compare to main brand. So there pros n cons with both markets. But at this price, who care about updates and so on.
As Laura Palmer mention on post #12 - China is currently preparing for their BIG new year festival, so posts (international & domestic) are all on standby until thing are back to normal (2-3 weeks after).
1 Like #20
shikztheurbanlegend
does this play pokemon go please if anyone knows ?

AR mode won't show (only the game background) but apart from that it will work fine.
#21
thanks for the info :)
#22
dawidoo
good price , but i paid 58 with code :)


​whats the code please?!
#23
Zen1984
I tried an ulefone 'power' last year, loved everything about it except for the sneaky baked in "malware" . Will never trust that brand again and returned it for a refund.
Is there no way to remove that?
#24
LadyLuck
Zen1984
I tried an ulefone 'power' last year, loved everything about it except for the sneaky baked in "malware" . Will never trust that brand again and returned it for a refund.
Is there no way to remove that?


​Flash a new rom.
#25
simate
LadyLuck
Zen1984
I tried an ulefone 'power' last year, loved everything about it except for the sneaky baked in "malware" . Will never trust that brand again and returned it for a refund.
Is there no way to remove that?


​Flash a new rom.


​where can you get a European from for one of these though?
#26
Picked up a Redmi 4A recently for other half @ £75, wonder if this was a better deal? £10 less and 380 Mah more? wonder if the camera is any better ...
#27
Bought the Ulefone Vienna from Banggood this time last year. full of bugs and conked out within 3 months. Banggood wanted me to pay return postage. Be aware. Looks like a bargain but I've not voted either way.
1 Like #28
joshtbh
You tell me, what is the cpu like compared to for example snapdragon models
I would say that this CPU most closely resembles a Snapdragon 410, similar 1.3GHZ Cortex A53, different GPU but probably comparable. The Mediatek GPU is an Arm Mali 720. My wife has a phone with this SOC and I think it performs really well for the price she paid (£75) late last year.
#29
I bought this today.
Do I expect a lot from the camera? Not really, it's £65 and I have a great fuji camera for picture taking.
Do I want to play games on it that are very demanding on the processor? Not really, it's £65 and I don't care for mobile gaming.
Can i whack a load of music on it to listen too whilst out and about and at the gym? Yup. I reckon so..
Can I browse the web, check Twitter and read the news.. Yup! .. And can I still receive naughty/funny videos and pictures from my mates on WhatsApp groups? Course I can!

I'm fortunate that I have a fully expensed work phone that I use a my primary handset. However, I reckon this will make a great back up.
... For £65 it's certainly worth a punt

Edited By: Abbottwaa on Jan 23, 2017 17:01: typos
1 Like #31
Just like most folks on here I'm a cheapskate completely devoid of brand loyalty. All I want is the very best value for my hard-earned cash. My current SG4 is still working fine but when its day is done I'll look into replacing it with one like this. My OH bought this one on preorder for about 50 quid and it's a great piece of kit: http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/original-umi-diamond-x-5-android-6-0-mobile-phone-quad-core-2gb-ram-16gb-storage-2568426
#32
ulefone power (not this phone) user here and I'm over the moon with my handset and impressed with the build quality. As people say, support may not be up to much, so bear that in mind. one thing that I wish I'd known - on the power and maybe the BeTouch phones, the audio jack is actually a slightly different length to what I'm used to. my earphones still fit and worked but didn't click in far enough to withstand much of a tug. I paid about £2 for an adaptor on eBay which sorted the problem. don't know if this phone has the same sort of jack but it's cheaply solved if it is (though looks a little bulky).
1 Like #33
Super Noob
blaster
poolman
I picked up the Ulefone Paris last year from banggood (£54) with similar specs and was gobsmacked at the stunning build quality.
Really don't understand people paying hundreds of pounds for smartphones anymore......
Yes I did same got the ulefone paris for wife and its a quality phone for the money as good as any Samsung lg ect that ive seen.
These Chinese phone spec wise are almost on par with the main brand (Samsung, HTC, Moto, LG etc.) However because they are from Chinese - don't expect much support if something goes wrong or be prepared to wait for a long time before you can get a replacement phone from warranty (assuming they do). There is also no software update compare to main brand. So there pros n cons with both markets. But at this price, who care about updates and so on.
As Laura Palmer mention on post #12 - China is currently preparing for their BIG new year festival, so posts (international & domestic) are all on standby until thing are back to normal (2-3 weeks after).
ive got a oukitel u20 which is a really nice phone and excellent camera cost me £68 , for 5.5 inch sharp screen 2 gb ram 16gb rom 2 sim 3300mah battery nice build nice res screen and android 6 on it as well , and I paid £4 extra for a uk exchange guarantee. bought from ali express.
#34
Tomston
ulefone power (not this phone) user here and I'm over the moon with my handset and impressed with the build quality. As people say, support may not be up to much, so bear that in mind. one thing that I wish I'd known - on the power and maybe the BeTouch phones, the audio jack is actually a slightly different length to what I'm used to. my earphones still fit and worked but didn't click in far enough to withstand much of a tug. I paid about £2 for an adaptor on eBay which sorted the problem. don't know if this phone has the same sort of jack but it's cheaply solved if it is (though looks a little bulky).


​I had that on a cubot phone years back...
#35
I have had a Ulefone power for over a year no problems , it is a fantastic piece of kit with one of the largest batteries out there. I would recommend spending more money and getting the Ulefone power .
Forget the soothsayers, I searched and found no Chinese malware on it.
Remember every Android phone has Google malaware on it , every iPhone has Apple malware on it, and everything MS , especially Win 10 has Microsoft malware and backdoors going back to every version since Win XP.
1 Like #36
Wow, Chinese new year has had no impact. In fact, faster than ever. My phone has been dispatched
#37
Tomston post 32. Could you post a link to the head phone adaptor you refe to in your post? Thanks.
#38
Looks like they have closed for Chinese New Year. Its now saying in-stock dispatched within 6-8 days ( was 1-2 days yesterday ).
It will mean it will now take a couple of weeks longer to arrive as there will also be a backlog of parcels with the shipping companies after the break.
#39
Has anyone received there phone yet? I can't work out the postal tracking information that is provided. It was dispatched within 24hrs and seems to be with Swiss air somewhere.
#40
"Wow, Chinese new year has had no impact. In fact, faster than ever. My phone has been dispatched"
Famous last words. Must be on a slow boat from China or they had ready gone on holiday when they told you it had been dispatched :-)

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