Ulefone Paris 4G Smartphone Review: Checking under the hood
With the rate at which our smartphone markets are growing and new manufacturers are popping up here and there, the competition is getting tougher and the need to churn out higher quality of devices is now pressing. Entry level manufactures as well as those that have just joined the industry but can not be classified to be entry level counterparts anymore also understand this push and they do their very best to bring us their own latests too. One of such companies is the Ulefone and coming out with one of its latest flagship devices which boasts a lot of promises and also packs some awesome features under that hood, it is then not rocket science that their device begs a review. What makes the Ulefone Paris 4G tick? What’s under the hood? Read on and you just might find out with us likewise.
This device packs with it not only other specifications but beauty too. Beauty really lies in the eye of the beholder, and with this Ulefone 4G smartphone eye candy, it hopes to make everyone its own beholder.
The device weighs an average 128g which means that you wouldn’t have it tugging at your belt when in your pockets or feel uneasy with the device in your hands. It comes with 5′ of screen, having a decent screen-to-body ratio and operating at high definition and pixelated with dimensions of 1280 x 720. This device would handle all of the colors it encounters pretty well with this resolution, giving you a nice contrast ratio setting also. Although it is without a LED Notification, its 3.5mm jack makes it compatible with most headphones and earplugs you can find in the accessory market. Unboxing, the device comes with a 2250mAh of battery under the hood which should let you explore for a while before you get the red bar.
Ulephone Paris unboxing pictures
CPU and Processor
Away from the aesthetics of the device. What good is a device that is beautiful to the face but appalling under the hood? But we promise you, this device is far from appalling as you would soon come to know.
The Ulefone Paris 4G makes use of a 64Bit Octa-Core processor that is allowed to run around on 2GB of RAM. Its Octa-Core processor clocks at 1.3GHz of operational frequency and this means that you never have to worry about lag with fair usage of the device. It would be able to handle nearly anything you throw at it at this processor and CPU rate combo.
You are also sure not to miss anything cool on this device as it comes pre-loaded with the Android Lollipop 5.1, so you get to taste some of the newbies from Google. Being one of the newest smartphone makers though, it is expected that you would get a Marshmallow update for your device sometimes later too. Don’t put your hopes high, but you can still be hopeful nonetheless.
A smartphone would stop being smart the moment it forgets the need for its users to keep moments. Afterall, a picture is said to tell a thousand tales. With a 13 mega pixel camera on the back of the device, your picture can tell a thousand words more. The rear camera makes use of a f1.8 aperture which allows your camera to take in all the light it wishes to, replicating color and all other features while deleting as much noise as it can from your images. It also has a flashlight to enable it cope well under low light situations and although we are yet to get our hands on one, its specifications being this way means something.
Camera Samples in dark room: Without flash | With flash
The manufacturers have not neglected the community of selfie takers likewise as a 5 mega pixel shooter is not hard to sight from the front of the device. Although it doesn’t come with its own flashlight, it has a fairly wide aperture to allow it take in light and adapt to low light situations so you need not worry about taking outdoor pictures in evening times.
Screenshots from Ulephone Paris
For your media, the device is equipped with a solid internal memory of 16GB. Although some of this space would have already been taken up by system applications, it offers you enough left for your own personal media storage. For those that are heavy space users, the device comes with support for expandable memory which can be up to 128GB in size.
The Ulefone Paris 4G has come itself built with all of the basic sensors that you need and are familiar with on an Android device although some which are fairly common these days are absent. If you’re not an heavy user though, you might not even notice their absences.
You have your custom accelerometer sensor coming with the device, meaning it obeys all your gravity-related controls and allows for gravity gaming on 3D games such as the Asphalt racings and so on. Also, we have proximity sensor and a light sensor somewhere under the hood of this device. The light sensor would do well to account for the battery usage of your Ulefone device, regulating your screen’s brightness as the ambient light dictates to it.
Some of the sensors we would have liked to see come with this device but that are, obviously, absent, would have been the E-Compass, Gyro and G-sensor, given that they are on nearly every device now.
The Ulefone Paris 4G smartphone comes with a Bluetooth version that has been upgraded to the 4.0. It also supports the Global Positioning System (GPS) and as well, Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi of this device comes in the bands 2.4GHz / 5GHz, supporting the dual band Wi-Fi technology. We have found no TV out button anywhere so no, you can’t make use of the Paris 4G with your television set.
From what we’ve seen, the device would hold its own in some markets but it is not really high end. It comes with some stunning specs though, even running the Android Lollipop and with its CPU as well as Camera allowances, would certainly be a bargain for you at $169.99
Finally, we’d like to thank PandaWill for the review copy of Ulefone Paris 4G used in this article. To purchase Ulefone Paris 4G, head over to PandaWill official store ASAP. Furthermore, we’ve been supplied a free copy of Doogee Valencia Y100 Pro (from another source) so watch out for the review of that one as as well.