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Oukitel Original One Smartphone Review

Small and replaceable. This $70 smartphone is a blast from the past with its low specifications and small 4.5-inch display. Is the tiny price of entry worth it for a smartphone running Android KitKat?

Chinese manufacturer Oukitel offers both budget and mainstream devices in its Original and Universe families, respectively. The Original One in review is its lowest offering that sits directly below the slightly larger and more expensive Original Pure.

This 4.5-inch solution ships with rock bottom specifications. It's not attempting to be anything special, of course, but let's find out if it can at least get the basics down to be considered as a good secondary or even disposable smartphone.

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Oukitel Original One
Graphics adapter
Memory
512 MB 
Display
4.5 inch 16:9, 854 x 480 pixel, 2-point capacitive, glossy: yes
Storage
4 GB Flash, 4 GB 
,
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth Yes
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.6 x 133.8 x 66 ( = 0.34 x 5.27 x 2.6 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 1600 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Weight
104 g ( = 3.67 oz / 0.23 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
60 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The boxy black chassis gives an overall plain impression with its sharp edges and defined corners that make it somewhat similar to an old Kindle Fire. The unit is plastic on all sides with a unique back cover curvature design to avoid the cheap smooth texture normally found on flat plastic backs. The matte surface certainly hides fingerprints quite well especially compared to the glossy front. Like many other smartphones with removable covers, optional colors are available including Blue, Red, Teal, and Green.

Case quality is solid with no weak areas or creaking. Major twists and bends are difficult to perform as the device is quite rigid. A few competing 4.5-inch models are even thicker than the Original One, such as the LG L Fino and HTC One Mini 2, and offer higher build quality. Our Oukitel model is also longer in length than other similarly-sized smartphones and has a bigger front bezel around the screen as a result.

137 mm / 5.39 inch 65 mm / 2.56 inch 10.5 mm / 0.4134 inch 137 g0.302 lbs133.8 mm / 5.27 inch 66 mm / 2.6 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 104 g0.2293 lbs129.9 mm / 5.11 inch 66.8 mm / 2.63 inch 12.3 mm / 0.4843 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs131.1 mm / 5.16 inch 64.8 mm / 2.55 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 120 g0.2646 lbs127.5 mm / 5.02 inch 67.9 mm / 2.67 inch 11.9 mm / 0.4685 inch 145 g0.3197 lbs130 mm / 5.12 inch 65 mm / 2.56 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 115 g0.2535 lbs130.1 mm / 5.12 inch 65.5 mm / 2.58 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 110 g0.2425 lbs

Connectivity

The standard and expected micro-USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio ports are both present along with a MicroSDHC slot, the latter of which is incredibly important considering that internal storage space is only limited to 4 GB. Like most Android devices since Jelly Bean, USB On-the-Go is supported for connecting generic mice and keyboards. It's worth noting that the battery itself does not need to be removed in order to access the MicroSD slot. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the SIM slots.

Wireless includes 802.11 b/g/n with integrated Bluetooth and Miracast. We experienced no connectivity issues when connected to Bluetooth audio devices or a standard home network.

Software

The basic Android 4.4.2 interface is present with no major skins or bothersome bloatware pre-installed. At the same time, the software includes no unique features to make the device stand out from the crowd. Of course, this is not a big issue considering the price and target audience for this Oukitel device.

Plain Android home screen
Plain Android home screen
CPU-Z information
CPU-Z information
Very few pre-installed software outside of Browser, Camera, and Calandar apps
Very few pre-installed software outside of Browser, Camera, and Calandar apps
No unique features or even styling to basic functions and applications
No unique features or even styling to basic functions and applications

Communication & GPS

Supported communication bands include 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for GSM and 850/2100 MHz for HSDPA. We are able to take advantage of 3G speeds up to H+ through the AT&T network in the United States. 

GPS will take at least a few minutes to establish a fix with no WLAN support. Afterwards, the connection is stable and reliable for general use. Accuracy is in the 10 to 25 ft range outdoors, which is standard for most smartphones.

Telephone & Speech Quality

Mini- and Micro-SIM slots sit directly on top of one another
Mini- and Micro-SIM slots sit directly on top of one another

Call quality is average for both the caller and receiver. After testing calls between our Oukitel model and the mainstream LG G2, call quality from the Oukitel end suffers from more static overall, though not significant enough to be unable to discern the person on the other end. From the LG side, speech is much clearer in comparison. It was very rare to have breaks and interruptions when speaking from either end.

Cameras

The rear 5 MP camera provides poor results even under bright outdoor conditions. Obtaining a clear focus is especially difficult for macro shots and images come out muddy with no crisp edges. Shooting objects in motion will almost always come out blurry. Fortunately, there are no hints of any significant purple fringing that can be common on inexpensive or low megapixel cameras.

5 MP Oukitel Original One
5 MP Oukitel Original One
13 MP LG G2
13 MP LG G2
Canon Rebel XSi
Canon Rebel XSi

Accessories & Warranty

The box includes a user manual, warranty card, AC power adapter, micro-USB cord and an additional screen protector. A pair of inexpensive earphones are also included, which is a good extra considering the price.

Oukitel provides the standard one-year manufacturer warranty while the reseller 1949deal will offer refunds and replacements within a couple of days of receiving the shipment.

Input Devices & Interface

The included virtual keyboard is the standard Android fare with no extras; users will have to install or activate additional features like Swype or auto-correct. The software is responsive and quick enough to display the output as the user is typing with no significant delays. Unfortunately, typing any faster than at medium speed will cause the touchscreen to become very inaccurate as inputs will often not register correctly. While the display can only recognize up to 2 fingers simultaneously, it appears to have difficulty recognizing one finger from two fingers when typing at a moderate speed. The issue can be avoided by typing at a slower pace or minimized by switching to landscape view.

2-point capacitive touchscreen is unreliable for fast typists
2-point capacitive touchscreen is unreliable for fast typists
Basic Android keyboard with no extra features
Basic Android keyboard with no extra features

Display

The 4.5-inch WVGA display offers a relatively low pixel density of about 217 PPI. The screen itself is of low quality with pixelated images and unimpressive colors. Even without referring to our detailed grayscale analyses below, the color temperature is overly cool right from the get-go.

Despite all the negatives, the display backlight is quite bright at well over 400 nits on maximum for a respectable contrast of about 700:1 with no significant backlight bleeding. This should theoretically make the smartphone great for videos, but quality is held back by its low resolution, small display, and inaccurate colors.

483.5
cd/m²
464.4
cd/m²
444.2
cd/m²
482.4
cd/m²
467.7
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
474.4
cd/m²
468.6
cd/m²
439.1
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro Basic 2
Maximum: 483.5 cd/m² Average: 462.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 467.7 cd/m²
Contrast: 725:1 (Black: 0.645 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.71 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 11.89 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.56

Color analyses with an X-Rite spectrophotometer reveal all-around poor colors on all tested saturation levels. Colors do become generally more accurate as saturation increases, but Blue and Teal do not significantly improve. This color imbalance causes a poor presentation with an equally off-putting graysacle.

Grayscale
Grayscale
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps
ColorChecker
ColorChecker

Outdoor visibility is average. The bright display helps, but the glossy overlay and small size negate much of the benefit. Viewing angles are also surprisingly narrow despite its use of an IPS panel. While colors don't degrade too much, apparent brightness decreases significantly if viewing even from a 30 degree angle.

Performance

The MediaTek MT6582 is a common quad-core SoC for budget smartphones, especially those from China. Clock speeds can be as low as 600 MHz when the system is idle and up to 1.3 GHz for all four cores when gaming or browsing.

Subjectively, system performance is average at best. Navigating through the home screen is easy enough, but there will be noticeable pauses when multi-tasking between applications. It's not uncommon to press the Home button only to see a loading animation while the home screen populates itself with the appropriate icons. The limited 512 MB RAM further limits the multi-tasking abilities of the device. For example, running no other applications other than CPU-Z and Chrome will still result in only 93 MB of free RAM.

Sunspider
1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2008 ms * ∼22%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
1191.4 ms * ∼13% +41%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
1305.4 ms * ∼14% +35%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1119 ms * ∼12% +44%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
1525.9 ms * ∼17% +24%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
1296.2 ms * ∼14% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1330 ms * ∼15% +34%
0.9.1 Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1912.8 ms * ∼18%
Google V8 Ver. 7 - Google V8 Ver. 7 Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2048 Points ∼10%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2580 Points ∼13% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2832 Points ∼14% +38%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2329 Points ∼4%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
1416 Points ∼3% -39%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2804 Points ∼5% +20%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2019 Points ∼4% -13%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
1938 Points ∼4% -17%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
1364 Points ∼3% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2782 Points ∼5% +19%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
14998.7 ms * ∼25%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
17207 ms * ∼29% -15%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
14002.3 ms * ∼24% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
15201 ms * ∼26% -1%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
15615.8 ms * ∼26% -4%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
19050.6 ms * ∼32% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
13998 ms * ∼24% +7%
WebXPRT 2013
Offline Notes (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2351 ms * ∼49%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
3442 ms * ∼72% -46%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2041 ms * ∼43% +13%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2060 ms * ∼43% +12%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
3186.1 ms * ∼66% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2027 ms * ∼42% +14%
Stocks Dashboard (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2394.6 ms * ∼64%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
2393 ms * ∼64% -0%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2138.6 ms * ∼57% +11%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2028 ms * ∼54% +15%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
2108.2 ms * ∼56% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2138 ms * ∼57% +11%
Face Detection (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
3352.1 ms * ∼28%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
12116 ms * ∼100% -261%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2282.3 ms * ∼19% +32%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
6166 ms * ∼51% -84%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
5216 ms * ∼43% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3068 ms * ∼25% +8%
Photo Effects (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1808.3 ms * ∼20%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
2052 ms * ∼23% -13%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
1005 ms * ∼11% +44%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4399 ms * ∼49% -143%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
2840.4 ms * ∼32% -57%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1533 ms * ∼17% +15%
Overall Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
172 Points ∼8%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
110 Points ∼5% -36%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
233 Points ∼10% +35%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
127 Points ∼6% -26%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
132 Points ∼6% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
195 Points ∼9% +13%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
555 Points ∼9%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
700 Points ∼11% +26%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
690 Points ∼11% +24%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
684 Points ∼11% +23%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2151 Points ∼11%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
575 Points ∼28%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
580 Points ∼29% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
556 Points ∼27% -3%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
562 Points ∼28% -2%
Graphics (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
137 Points ∼0%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
312 Points ∼1% +128%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
261 Points ∼1% +91%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
318 Points ∼1% +132%
Memory (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
254 Points ∼3%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
369 Points ∼5% +45%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
459 Points ∼6% +81%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
164 Points ∼2% -35%
System (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1006 Points ∼6%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
1053 Points ∼6% +5%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
858 Points ∼5% -15%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
711 Points ∼4% -29%
Overall (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
377 Points ∼4%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
515 Points ∼6% +37%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
489 Points ∼6% +30%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
380 Points ∼4% +1%
Vellamo 3.x
Metal (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
713 Points ∼19%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
772 Points ∼21% +8%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
700 Points ∼19% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
878 Points ∼24% +23%
Multicore Beta (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1197 Points ∼27%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
1115 Points ∼25% -7%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
980 Points ∼22% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1135 Points ∼25% -5%
Browser (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1617 Points ∼21%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2005 Points ∼26% +24%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1147 Points ∼15% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2067 Points ∼27% +28%
Epic Citadel
Ultra High Quality (sort by value)
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
34.2 fps ∼56%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
34.9 fps ∼57%
High Quality (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
56.1 fps ∼92%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
56.6 fps ∼93% +1%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
48.7 fps ∼80% -13%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
54.4 fps ∼89% -3%
High Performance (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
56.1 fps ∼92%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
58 fps ∼95% +3%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
49.4 fps ∼81% -12%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
57.2 fps ∼94% +2%
AndroBench 3-5
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
0.86 MB/s ∼0%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
0.88 MB/s ∼0% +2%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
1.67 MB/s ∼1% +94%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
1.28 MB/s ∼0% +49%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
0.6 MB/s ∼0% -30%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
0.21 MB/s ∼0% -76%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
6 MB/s ∼2% +598%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
16.29 MB/s ∼7%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
9.99 MB/s ∼4% -39%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
12.08 MB/s ∼5% -26%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9.99 MB/s ∼4% -39%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
9.5 MB/s ∼4% -42%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
9.33 MB/s ∼4% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
11 MB/s ∼5% -32%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
12.64 MB/s ∼2%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
15.95 MB/s ∼3% +26%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
20.03 MB/s ∼3% +58%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
15.2 MB/s ∼3% +20%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
10.79 MB/s ∼2% -15%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
5.54 MB/s ∼1% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
71 MB/s ∼12% +462%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
121.21 MB/s ∼7%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
90.48 MB/s ∼5% -25%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
100 MB/s ∼6% -17%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
79.6 MB/s ∼4% -34%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
55.7 MB/s ∼3% -54%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
47.54 MB/s ∼3% -61%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
132 MB/s ∼7% +9%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
7724 Points ∼9%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
9440 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8942 Points ∼10%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
7961 Points ∼9%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
7366 Points ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
9071 Points ∼10%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
4184 Points ∼1%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
3969 Points ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3047 Points ∼1%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
3543 Points ∼1%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
3503 Points ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3939 Points ∼1%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
4658 Points ∼2%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
4556 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3570 Points ∼2%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
4041 Points ∼2%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
3965 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
4505 Points ∼2%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Physics (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
8383 Points ∼10%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
7357 Points ∼9% -12%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
8548 Points ∼10% +2%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
7156 Points ∼9% -15%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
6922 Points ∼8% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
8700 Points ∼10% +4%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Graphics (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
1753 Points ∼0%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
2429 Points ∼0% +39%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2091 Points ∼0% +19%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
2014 Points ∼0% +15%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
1947 Points ∼0% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2207 Points ∼0% +26%
1920x1080 Ice Storm Extreme Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2127 Points ∼1%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
2854 Points ∼1% +34%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
2513 Points ∼1% +18%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
2397 Points ∼1% +13%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
2317 Points ∼1% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A3
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 16 GB eMMC Flash
2646 Points ∼1% +24%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Physics (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
8123 Points ∼5%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
7273 Points ∼5% -10%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
8718 Points ∼6% +7%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
7880 Points ∼5% -3%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
7183 Points ∼5% -12%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
6942 Points ∼4% -15%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Graphics (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
2771 Points ∼0%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
5286 Points ∼1% +91%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
4847 Points ∼1% +75%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3341 Points ∼0% +21%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
4234 Points ∼1% +53%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
4053 Points ∼1% +46%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Oukitel Original One
Mali-400 MP, MT6582, 4 GB Flash
3246 Points ∼0%
HTC One Mini 2
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 16 GB iNAND Flash
5628 Points ∼1% +73%
Motorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015
Adreno 306, 410 MSM8916, 8 GB eMMC Flash
5378 Points ∼0% +66%
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
Mali-400 MP4, 3470 Quad, 16 GB eMMC Flash
3831 Points ∼0% +18%
LG L Fino
Adreno 302, 200 MSM8212, 4 GB Flash
4659 Points ∼0% +44%
Huawei Ascend G6
Adreno 305, 400 MSM8226, 4 GB Flash
4466 Points ∼0% +38%

* ... smaller is better

Gaming Performance

The Mali-400 is an ancient GPU for smartphones. Announced in 2008, it is generations old and now belongs in small budget devices like the Acer Liquid Z series. 3DMark Ice Storm in 720p, for example, runs wildly anywhere between 10 to 40 FPS. Nonetheless, 2D titles play with no frame rate issues. 3D titles will work to an extent, but the very low available storage space is a brick wall for anyone intending to play more intensive titles like Asphalt 8.

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Angry Birds
Angry Birds
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Temperature

Surface temperature is uniform on both sides when system activity is low. Gaming or prolonged browsing will cause a higher rise in temperature on the side of the phone closest to the earpiece and camera. This is common on most smartphones as the logic board is located in this space above the battery. Our maximum recorded surface temperature of about 40 C is on the high side for a low-power device and is somewhat similar to the Huawei Ascend G6. Fortunately, it is not alarmingly high to have any significant impact on user comfort.

Max. Load
 39 °C
102 F
37 °C
99 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 40.2 °C
104 F
36.6 °C
98 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 38.8 °C
102 F
37.4 °C
99 F
36.2 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.6 °C = 100 F
33.2 °C
92 F
36.4 °C
98 F
38.2 °C
101 F
35 °C
95 F
36.2 °C
97 F
40.8 °C
105 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.2 °C
95 F
40.2 °C
104 F
Maximum: 40.8 °C = 105 F
Average: 36.6 °C = 98 F
Room Temperature 24 °C = 75 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.6 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.8 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

The monaural speaker on the backside of the device provides a very loud maximum volume that is sufficient even at the halfway setting. Minor static can be heard at higher volumes while general quality is very flat for music and movie playback to the point where individual instruments can become difficult to discern.

Battery Life

A removable 1600 mAh Li-Ion battery provides a runtime of a little over 6.5 hours of constant WLAN use at 150 nit brightness (or a setting of about 40 percent). This is slightly below average compared to some competing models as detailed on our table below. At worst, users can expect to get 3 hours of constant use at maximum screen brightness and high processing loads.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
10h 41min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 44min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 06min
Oukitel Original OneMotorola Moto E 2. Gen 2015Samsung Galaxy A3LG L FinoSamsung Galaxy S5 miniHuawei Ascend G6
Battery Runtime
71%
53%
24%
40%
9%
Reader / Idle
641
1593
149%
1080
68%
801
25%
1123
75%
WiFi v1.3
404
506
25%
Load
186
260
40%
256
38%
228
23%
193
4%
202
9%
WiFi
568
407
849
560

Pros

+ Inexpensive
+ Stable software
+ Little to no bloatware
+ Bright display
+ Sturdy quality
+ MicroSD and dual-SIM support

Cons

- Boring, uninspiring design
- Low resolution display
- Unimpressive system performance
- Low RAM and internal storage
- Average battery life
- poor speakers and call quality

Verdict

Oukitel Original One. Test model provided by 1949deal.com
Oukitel Original One. Test model provided by 1949deal.com

The Oukitel Original One is a no-nonsense smartphone designed for the most basic of smartphone functions. For the very inexpensive price of $69, we only ask for it to be reliable and usable for everyday tasks.

We're generally pleased by the slow-but-steady performance and minimal bloatware considering the low cost of entry. The backlight is also quite bright for a cheap device. Camera, display, and call quality could certainly be better, but are acceptable nonetheless. Perhaps our biggest gripe is how the 2-point touchscreen becomes inaccurate very quickly at moderate to fast typing speeds. Fast typists may want to invest in another solution for better results.

We're generally pleased by the slow-but-steady performance and minimal bloatware considering the low cost of entry.

Oukitel Original One - 05/01/2015 v4(old)
Allen Ngo

Chassis
75%
Keyboard
70 / 75 → 93%
Pointing Device
70%
Connectivity
30 / 60 → 50%
Weight
96%
Battery
88%
Display
74%
Games Performance
51 / 63 → 81%
Application Performance
20 / 70 → 29%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
40 / 91 → 44%
Camera
55%
Average
66%
75%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2015-05- 2 (Update: 2015-05- 2)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.