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Oukitel U16 Max

Specifications

Oukitel U16 Max
Oukitel U16 Max (U Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T720 MP2, Core: 1300 MHz
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 245 PPI, 5-finger touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, , 24 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm head set, Card Reader: microSD up to 128GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, proximity sensor, OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 4G: 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz, 3G: WCDMA 900/2100MHz, 2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 165 x 83 ( = 0.35 x 6.5 x 3.27 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: On screen, Keyboard Light: yes, Bumper, cable, power supply, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
223 g ( = 7.87 oz / 0.49 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
110 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.76% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 27%, features: 62%, display: 73% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Oukitel U16 Max

77.8% Oukitel U16 Max Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Chinese gold standard. The giant new smartphone from the Far East not only tries to impress with size and weight but also with features that are decent for the price of about 130 Euros (~$145). We ask ourselves where the Chinese took shortcuts this time.
60% Oukitel U16 Max review: Good phone, awkward phablet
Source: Neowin English
If you are in the market for a large screen device, only then you might want to consider the Oukitel U16 Max. There is nothing in it that you won't find in a regular sized smartphone apart from the big screen. From a general point of view, it does some things well and some really poor, and users looking for a large device might have to decide based on their budget and expectations whether to go for this device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

74% Oukitel U16 Max, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
74% Oukitel U16 Max, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
OUKITEL U16 Max Hands On no MWC 2017
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Large screen; low price; nice display; metal case; fast fingerprint reader; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2017
78% Recensione Oukitel U16 Max
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% features: 75% display: 75% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 75%
Recensione Oukitel U16 Max
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; great built quality. Negative: Poor cameras; heavy; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2017

Comment

Model: Oukitel has just announced a brand-new, bargain-priced mid-range smartphone, which is the U16 Max. It was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and it definitely turned quite a few heads. Largely because it has that impressive 4,000 mAh battery inside, which should keep the U16 Max going for quite some time. It is still a rather mid-range smartphone with a large screen. Under the hood, the Oukitel U16 Max is powered by the MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor and that is paired with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. There is also a microSD card slot included for those that need a bit more storage on their smartphone. The U16 Max is shipped with Android 7.0 Nougat. When it comes to sensors, there are proximity, light, accelerometer and a fingerprint sensors. There is no NFC included on the U16 Max, but there is a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth, OTG support, Wi-Fi, GPS and FM Radio. The screen's resolution is 720 x 1280 pixels, which translates to 245 pixels per inch when stretched across the massive, 6-inch diagonal. The advantage here is that users will be able to fit more content onto the screen, after all, that is the major reason behind getting a phone with a larger screen. The display here is not perfect, but it is definitely usable. It is also good to see that there isn’t any light bleed coming from the top, bottom or sides of the display.

Seeing a fingerprint sensor coming on more and more of these inexpensive smartphones is definitely nice to see. However, one of the downsides is that these fingerprint sensors are not always as accurate as they should be. Oukitel has incorporated a pretty good fingerprint sensor here, one that works quickly and is mostly accurate. In the camera department, there is a 13 MP sensor for the main snapper, with its individual pixels sized at 1.1 µm, and a lens aperture of f/2.0. On the front, there is a 5 MP selfie camera, with a slightly smaller f/2.2 aperture. Keeping with the stock Android approach here, there’s not much going for Oukitel in the camera app. That is both good and bad. It means that the user isn’t bombarded with a tonne of features that they’ll likely never use. But it also means that there are isn’t a lot of modes, such as manual mode. Oukitel's UI for this phone is a light re-skin of Android 7 Nougat. The icons all have their own, unique look, and a couple of minor features like gesture unlock, fingerprint-assigned apps, and screen record have been added to improve the user experience. Nougat's brand-new split screen is definitely welcome on the large, 6-inch screen. There is also a one-hand mode, which shrinks the screen to make it easier to use with a single thumb. The Oukitel U16 Max is a good phone for those who need a simple smartphone with a large screen.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

MT6753: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

6":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.223 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Oukitel:

So far, the Chinese smartphone brand has been quite unknown outside of China. There are only a few reviews and the ratings are below average (as of 2016).


72.76%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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