Heat added for the weirdness, and the description (cheeky) (highfive)
All Ulefone Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
I have the Ulefone Armour 5s . Use it for hillwalking and cycle tours , been a great solid phone . Rugged , waterproof , it's a heavy bugger but has a big battery . NFC , wireless charger and s fairly decent camera
Anyone have any experience with this phone?
If you want CS buy an Apple or Samsung for £700. This is the battery on my Armor T3, no complaints here. (y)
3G only. Best avoided!
Crap phone my camera stopped working and battery didn't last long, customer service is awful.
You can buy a rugged case for lots of phones, might be a better option for some.
Good price for a basic but useful rugged phone.
No 5g, not worth it (:I
This wouldn't even be worth for it for £30.
Complete garbage, 3g in 2019 Lmao For £60 you could find something far superior even at this low price range If you were willing to spend around £70-80 a redmi 7a would destroy this phone in every single category
Its not a good deal. You can get better phones for this for comparable prices. This is a deal site. Hence why people are voting it cold and saying its a poor phone.
I love my 1st Gen MotoG. Still use it as my alarm, Tune In radio app & Sat Nav.
Antutu only really matters depending on what you use it for. The ki score is 7.2, from kimovil which suggests it is decent enough, is usually the best guide. A older processor from a higher spec phone will usually outperform a newer mid range or budget one, BUT the shift in tech will often counterbalance that - like depth effect as an example. It's 60 quid on gearbest ATM.
I havent had this ulefone but i had the ulefone x and was fantastic phone and quality a brand i deffo trust
My lg g5 is getting temperamental so looking forcheap replacement as only cost me 129 on ebay a couple of years ago https://www.cena-vykon.cz/porovnani/lg-g5-h850-vs-ulefone-note-7p/ Shows the antutu score of this is circa 50k vs 150k for lg g5. Maybe you can compare your current phone. Good ram is nice but processor is putting me off for mysef but wiuld be good for light users
Sounds like a plan (lol)
Had the ulefone 1 and 2 and both brilliant. Would recommend the 1 as it has an IR blaster. Great for turning the tv off in a pub when a goal kick is about to happen. Always cracks me up (y)
Bought from DX for £65 a few weeks ago. Xmas present so haven't used it properly yet, but seems a decent phone to use as a small tablet
That's a great price for a near indestructible and fully water proof phone. I have the Armor 5 and highly recommend
On ebay for similar price....
This price with dual SIM and that battery is impressive!
No NFC, NO DEAL, I like using my mobile phone in a clumsy way to pay for things in pubs. Only joking, scorching heat.
If you need that ruggedness seems good value, heated.
3T Owner here not sure what the difference is. Great phones and battery is as good as quoted. The only annoyance, and it is the only one, is the finger print scanner is over sensitive so sometimes you take it out your pocket, try to unlock and it says "Too many attempts" I can live with that, just use pin.
My kids could get 4 or 5 out of that. Hours, that is.
Crikey should get what, 4-5 days use out of that badboy?
These specs are fine but they aren't ever supported or updated so not worth it in my opinion
Look at the size of that frigging battery!!!!
After owning this model, and more recently more powerful models, sadly I'd need to advise folk to stay clear. I didn't choose them, my agency did, and the crappy quality of the cables stood out more than the poor power of the phone. Sourcing replacement USB power cables was damn near impossible. The OTG cable and usb to 3.5 headphone cable, were useless within two weeks. Due to it being a rugged/IPx8 handset, the port is deeper into the device, and therefore the interconnects need longer jacks, and only now are they JUST starting to be more available. When you try purchases via Amazon or eBay, they sell rather standard cables, without the actual proper extended jack, for example. An Ulephone just don't care.
Why do they insist on using such poor chipset on these phones. This was slow 5-6 years ago when it was released.
Cold. Name looks too close to Under Armour (highfive)
Great deal but it's expired now. Still happy with my Ulefone Mix, camera is useless but phone is good quality for the price with an almost stock Android skin.
Would never buy a Ulefone phone again ,pure junk. Bought the Ulefone Metal in 2017 ,the battery was poor from day one,not true listed capacity , and it stopped charging after 6 months.
So the solution is to buy a suitable fast charger. No big deal.
Except the charger is EU style and theres no UK version of the PE+ chargers. The "deathdapters" are not really an option, unless youre insane.
Wow that is a big battery
Or wireless charging.
No NFC with Redmi which is a pain as well
No I wouldn't say it was
Is this better than the Redmi note 7 ? as banggood have Redmi note 7 4/64 global version at £150 with code 4BGRN7. https://m.banggood.com/marketing-Redmi-Note-7/tid-1673.html
Just ordered mine with Quidco discount 4%. Just have to wait till June now
Ulefone stands for bad quality mixed with bad (no) update support. And there is no discount on this product - See here: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ulefone-T1-Dual-Back-Camera-Mobile-Phone-5-5-inch-FHD-Helio-P25-Octa-Core-Android/32823559333.html
The catch is you may or may not get a phone that functions as it should and you won't really be in a position to do anything about it if there's a problem. Comes down to the maker having very little quality control and there's often a tendency to fib about some of the phones description. You may well get one that performs as expected with no real issues, but if I was taking the gamble I would hope for 6-12 months use before needing to look for a new phone. If you can hold off until it's been on the market a while then you'll be able to check if there's any inherent problems that you couldn't live with such as battery, Bluetooth, screen, speaker or mic issues etc. It's a gamble but for the price could be worth it.
Says £107.19 for me
The problem with the phone is when it updates firmware you struggle to make and recieve calls before update was great quick phone
Beige.. mine was just Rust!! (cheeky)
I am just warning users from my experiences with them. Never again. I stand by my first comment.
Great review... dunt hold back LOL :)
Purchased a Ulefone a while back, came with some free malware installed and no updates to Android... Maybe they've improved
Ulefone are a fantastic company who built their reputation on big batteries that you can use their phone to charge other devices. I have not owned the Armour only the power. Excellant, battery, fast, Google play, good camera., gorrilla glass, brilliant display. I don't use or want NFC or finger print opening so pays your money and takes your choice. I am an Xiaomi fan now, but wanted to counter the first Comment. Ulefone is far superior and better value than the usual domestic mobile brands stocked over here.
Have heard they are poor but possibly could be sorted by rooting and using a stock/custom version of android but https://www.techradar.com/uk/reviews/ulefone-armor-2
True, I was (am still) an early Power 3 owner so am on Nougat, Mrs. Irrelevant is a later owner so Oreo but to be honest she seems to have more software issues than I do so sometimes a lack of update can be a blessing. :) PS I don't think Xiaomi are stock Android, aren't they "MIUI" and a bit more bloated do you know?
Having owned the power 3, be aware that Ulefone are *really* bad with updates. The Power 3 advertised Android 8 (Oreo) on their own site and in third party sites, but we never got it. I wouldn’t reward bad behaviour by getting the 5, so I bought a Xiaomi Mi Max 3 instead which is awesome.
..and as was confirmed above it weighs the same as a normal phone and a powerbank combined! (excited)
Oh it's 13000 alright, just search on YouTube for any of the Power series where they use a USB tester to verify.This is my Power 3 after 145 charge cycles, mainly to 70%This Power 5 can charge 11 smartphones at once, or charge a 10000mAh Anker power bank. (y)
It weighs 330g.
Good post OP; I'm a big fan of Ulefone and my next phone will be rugged and this looks amazing. Reading the specs some of the stand out bits are: f/1.8 camera, this is a fast lens. Barometer (I think) Hardware walkie talkie, so am guessing the PTT button completely switches the Android OS out NFC (not bothered about payments, but will have other uses) Mil-Std certification The only anomaly is it seems to use MediaTek PumpExpress 2.0+ which is old, and uses 9V 2A which can cause the battery to overheat. Even my Power 3 is PE3 which uses 5V 3A and is safer. :/ Gonna wait a couple of months to confirm 100% this is indeed a great phone then think I'll get this over the Oukitel WP2. (y)
Funny as I've ordered 14 things and have had 14 things delivered, including about 7 phones (not all for me)..I've heard of Amazon sellers putting their own ROMs on Ulefones complete with malware, whereas GB sell straight from factory.
It is an excellent phone but I wouldn't order from gearbest. I've only had bad experiences with orders. Use amazon. It's £312 so much more expensive but they instantly replace or refund any problems so you have that safety net and its delivered next day. I have had amazon replace one no qualms.
Totally agree! never got Xiaomi Mi8 for 199,99$ as they did advertised...every day did check! (annoyed)
Ugly phone, but the size of that battery (shock)
How old is this phone? Specs and everything seems fine looks u if to me
can't think of any reason to import this rather than get a xiaomi mi a2
What's camera like on this
Same here, after about 6 months had quite a few problems with my ulefone mix. In the process of getting an alternative to replace it
I hope I'm wrong though as this does genuinely look like a pretty fantastic phone - no-one bothers making higher-end rugged phones any more. Well, Samsung does but also doesn't think the UK deserves the Active range... we just get the Xcover...
Agreed. I bought a Ulefone a year ago. The specs looked great, but every aspect of the phone was really, really poor. Never again.
Looks and sounds great but had problems with this brand in the past. My instincts tell me that it won’t be as good as it looks on paper when it arrives though.
Loved the comments! Heat for the battery size :D
If I hadn't just received my shiny new Blackview BV9500 Pro, I'd have been very interested in this! Especially when there's an easy $10 further saving to be made, just by buying from Germany or Italy, instead of Spain. This deserves loads more heat (strong) (y)
Im more of a function over form type of person, seeing this monstrosity has converted me tho.
Waiting for the day when they have a micro fusion nuclear reactor in a phone that will last forever. (unicorn)
Very good price... Plus no customs as it's shipped from Spain...