The smartphone market has various phones with looks and specifications. Many phones are known for a specific feature like a good camera or a bigger battery. It is very hard to find all the perks stuffed into a single handset. But now the beast of the budget-class smartphones has arrived – the new Ulefone Power 5S.
Ulefone has combined all the best features found in other competitors and combined them into the Power 5S. The design, looks, and specifications make it come very close to being a flagship phone.
Ulefone Power 5S Specifications & Price
|Brand And Model||Ulefone Power 5S|
|Display||6.0-inch Incell FHD+|
|Resolution||2160*1080 pixels, 19:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|CPU||MediaTekHelio P23 (MTK6763)Octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|GPU||ARM Mali-G71 MP2|
|OS||Stock Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Camera (F+R)||Sony IMX230 21MP + 5MP Back with LED and 8MP (SW 13MP) + 5MP Front|
|Battery||13000 mAh Li-Po, Supports 5V/5A Quick Charge and 10W Wireless Charge|
Design and Appearance
Not only does the phone look great but it also feels comfortable in one’s hands. The sides have aluminum alloy metal and polycarbonate casing, giving it a hard and durable body. The middle portion has a leather finish which gives off vibes of a luxury phone. This blend creates a strong sense of beauty and appeal.
The weight of 330 grams is acceptable as we have to take into account the massive 13000 mAh battery sealed in it. Its dimensions are 169.4 x 80.2 x 15.8 mm making it look thick and muscular.
It also has a dedicated “Smart Shortcut Key” which simplifies multitasking. Pressing once opens up the camera. A long press opens up volume recording. On the rear of the device, you will see Dual Camera setup with AF Dual Flash. The device comes under the rugged smartphone due to its build quality.
Ulefone comes with a 6.0-inch Incell display having 16 million colors with FHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels, 402 PPI) resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 18:9 which is now found in almost every smartphone. Better viewing angles and high resolution give a great viewing experience.
The 6.0-inch bezel-less display can be easily used through one hand without any difficulties. At the price range of $219, it is the apt display for any phone.
Hardware and Performance
The Ulefone Power 5S runs on the MediaTekHelioP23 processor. This is a 64-bit octa-core chip on 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz and 4 other Cortex A53 cores at 1.5 GHz. This processor is mainly known for its energy-efficiency rather than the processing power. Yet along with the 4GB LPDDR4X RAM, there are hardly any lags during multitasking.
With the ARM Mali-G71 M2 GPU, the Ulefone Power 5S can handle most of the normal daily usage. The additional GPU unit provides a better gaming experience to the device. You can easily run games like PUBG and NFS without any lagging.
The internal storage can be expanded from 64GB to a massive 256GB via a memory card. There is no dedicated memory card slot so you have to use the hybrid SIM slot to mount memory card in it.
The Ulefone Power 5S running on the Android 8.1 Oreo OS. Except for the pre-installed Google Apps, there are no additional third-party apps you will get.
Ulefone Power 5S has a dual SIM slot and supports both 3G and 4G networks. The thick body does not hinder the cellular network.
Wireless connectivity is through dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Wi-Fi 802.11 n 5GHz) and Bluetooth v4.1 with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile).
The combination of GPS and GLONASS navigation systems enhance the location’s accuracy and exactness. The loading speed of maps was consistent in even highly developed urban areas and the route was not lost.
The only drawback is the exclusion of NFC from its features.
Dual Rear & Front Cameras
Cameras are one of the best features of the Power 5S. The back cameras are the main Sony IMX230 21MP and 5MP secondary camera for depth sensing. It also has dual flash at the back. The aperture is f/1.8 and it also comes with anti-shaky OIS technology. The Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) enables us to perfectly capture photos and videos without any unwanted hand shakes. Even in low-light conditions, the photos and videos are clear and crisp.
The front dual cameras are 8MP and 5MP with interpolated to 13MP. It has a f/2.2 aperture, enabling smooth face detection and also takes quite good selfies. The front camera has the Face Id to unlock the device through your face. It may not be that fast but still works well.
The Ulefone Power 5s emerges as a clear champion against other competitors in this category. The massive 13000 mAh Lithium-Polonium battery can last very long. According to Ulefone’s lab tests, Power 5S can support 21 hours of video play, 19 hours of gaming, 52 hours of talk time, 17 hours of web browsing and 20 hours of video recording in one full charge. This beastly performance stands out the most when compared among other smartphones.
This smartphone supports 5V/5A Quick Charge and comes with the charger which enables it to charge up the entire battery in 2.5 hours. This advanced fast charging technology relies on electric currents instead of voltage which is safer and also keeps the phone cool while charging.
It also supports 10W wireless charging thanks to the Qi wireless charging technology. Put the Power 5S on the charging pad and just pick it up during usage. Easy and efficient!
Conclusion and Reviews
The Ulefone Power 5S can look bulky and muscular, but it stands on all the expectations of the users. The price tag of $219 and the features available at this price is a big surprise which has been applauded by many. This phone is especially useful for those people who require long-lasting performance and efficiency, as they are on the move continuously.