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Oukitel U7 Plus Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 10/08/2016

There is strong shadow where there is much light. It is quite justified to be skeptical about the quality of smartphones sold at a street price of around 75 Euros (~$84). Oukitel, however, proves that a manufacturer can build an appealing device even in the very low-budget sector with its U7 Plus model. Although some compromises have to be made when buying the entry-level smartphone, Oukitel's U7 Plus convinces with its good price-performance ratio in the test.

For the original German review, see here.

Despite its low purchase price, the technical configuration of Oukitel's U7 Plus is promising. The Chinese manufacturer Oukitel, relatively unknown in Germany, incorporates an HD IPS panel, a quad-core CPU by MediaTek, 16 GB of internal storage, and a removable battery with a capacity of 2500 mAh besides an active fingerprint scanner into its entry-level device. The working memory of 2 GB RAM is very decent considering the price range.

Oukitel's smartphone presents some better technical specs with this hardware than some "considerably" more expensive entry-level handsets by other manufacturers despite its low street price. We would name, for example, Wiko's JerryArchos' 50 Platinum 4GTP Link's Neffos C5Huawei's Y5 II or Coolpad's Porto S. Also higher-priced but with better technical equipment, UMI's Touch or UleFone's Metal could also be possible alternatives for Oukitel's U7 Plus. Although the low-budget handset's outdated TFT panel excludes it as an alternative, Archos' 50e Neon is also listed as a comparison device due to its similar purchase price.

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Oukitel U7 Plus (U Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 267 PPI, capacitive, LCD, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 11.61 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm jack, Card Reader: micro-SD max. 32 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: position sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G: 900/2100 MHz; 4G: 800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.15 x 157.6 x 78.4 ( = 0.36 x 6.2 x 3.09 in)
Battery
2500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, removeable
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix interpolated to 13MP
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix interpolated to 5MP
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: onsreen, Keyboard Light: yes, modular power supply, USB cable, Oukitel UI, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
195 g ( = 6.88 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
75 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The plastic casing is available in "Space Gray", "Rose Gold", and "Champagne Gold". The looks of Oukitel's U7 Plus resembles that of the correspondingly 5.5-inch Apple iPhone Plus. In line with this, the Chinese manufacturer's entry-level smartphone features wide bezels around the screen like its popular rival from Cupertino. Expressed in figures: Only 67.5 percent of the front are reserved for the screen - actually too little for a phablet and no longer contemporary. Nor is the weight of 198 grams (~7 oz) very typical for a smartphone, even if Apple's counterpart is within a similar category (192 grams/~6.8 oz). The device's overall handiness is limited and rather unsuitable for users with small hands.

The build and feel are on a good level considering the price. The controls for volume and power present a solid build and well-defined pressure points. The casing's stiffness also makes a good impression. Despite the removable back cover, the produced noises (cracking) when handling the handset remain within acceptable limits. Furthermore, the glass front has a lightly curved 2.5D bezel.

Size Comparison

157.6 mm / 6.2 inch 78.4 mm / 3.09 inch 9.15 mm / 0.3602 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs154.5 mm / 6.08 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs145.1 mm / 5.71 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 9.6 mm / 0.378 inch 166 g0.366 lbs145 mm / 5.71 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs145 mm / 5.71 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 9.4 mm / 0.3701 inch 152 g0.3351 lbs144 mm / 5.67 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 141 g0.3109 lbs143.8 mm / 5.66 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 135 g0.2976 lbs143 mm / 5.63 inch 71 mm / 2.8 inch 9.35 mm / 0.3681 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs143 mm / 5.63 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 125 g0.2756 lbs

Connectivity

With 16 GB of expandable, internal eMMC storage, Oukitel's U7 Plus offers quite a lot of capacity for storing data - by comparison, the rivals with 8 GB (Archos 50e Neon or Coolpad Porto S) often only have half the ROM size. The user has approximately 11.6 GB for personal use after deducting the operating system. The manufacturer supports moving apps to the micro-SD card (App2SD).

The smartphone is recharged via a micro-USB 2.0 port on the handset's lower edge. USB OTG (on the go) for connecting external storage devices or peripherals is not supported. Beyond that, a three-colored notification LED and a fingerprint scanner are installed.

Software

Oukitel relies on the relatively up-to-date Google Android version 6.0 Marshmallow as system software. However, modifications have been made to both the software and looks of the operating system's user interface. The manufacturer's UI still visibly corresponds to Google's stock Android in the settings menu, but the app and folder design follows Oukitel's design language.

Besides the visible modifications made to the user interface, Oukitel's U7 Plus has some additional software features such as gesture recognition. This allows launching applications while the screen is off. For example, the letter "o" is drawn on the disabled screen for opening YouTube directly. Gesture recognition functioned reliably on our review sample.

Communication and GPS

Stable data transmission rates (client)
Stable data transmission rates (server)

Oukitel's U7 Plus allows using up to two micro-SIM cards simultaneously. The inexpensive smartphone accesses mobile Internet at agreeably fast speeds of up to 150 MB/s in download and 50 MB/s in upload (LTE Cat4) - this is the case with both SIM card slots. However, the frequency coverage is relatively low especially in the GSM and UMTS standards - quad-band GSM and dual-band UMTS are supported. Although the U7 Plus was not intended for the German market, the LTE coverage can be guaranteed in all frequency bands (3, 7, 20) relevant in Germany. Bluetooth version 4.0 is present for wireless near field communication - as expected in the price range, an NFC chip is not installed.

The integrated Wi-Fi module only supports the IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards and transmits in the 2.4 GHz frequency range. Our review sample's Wi-Fi signal was not always stable during the test period (occasional connection interruptions), but the signal strength was throughout on par with that of the rivals. We measured an attenuation of -41 dBm in the router's direct vicinity (Telekom Speedport, W921V). The average transmission rates one meter (~3 ft) away from the router (Linksys EA8500) were satisfactory at 52 Mbit/s (transmit) and 48 Mbit/s (receive).

Networking
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
491 MBit/s ∼100% +917%
Ulefone Metal
Mali-T720, MT6753, 16 GB eMMC Flash
88.3 MBit/s ∼18% +83%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
Mali-T720, MT6735, 8 GB eMMC Flash
48.7 MBit/s ∼10% +1%
Huawei Y5 II
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6735, 8 GB eMMC Flash
48.3 MBit/s ∼10% 0%
Oukitel U7 Plus
Mali-T720, MT6737, 16 GB eMMC Flash
48.3 MBit/s ∼10%
TP-Link Neffos C5
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
44.9 MBit/s ∼9% -7%
Archos 50e Neon
Mali-400 MP2, MT6580M, 8 GB eMMC Flash
42 MBit/s ∼9% -13%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
360 MBit/s ∼100% +591%
Ulefone Metal
Mali-T720, MT6753, 16 GB eMMC Flash
73.1 MBit/s ∼20% +40%
Huawei Y5 II
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6735, 8 GB eMMC Flash
52.9 MBit/s ∼15% +2%
Oukitel U7 Plus
Mali-T720, MT6737, 16 GB eMMC Flash
52.1 MBit/s ∼14%
TP-Link Neffos C5
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6735, 16 GB eMMC Flash
49.3 MBit/s ∼14% -5%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
Mali-T720, MT6735, 8 GB eMMC Flash
48.5 MBit/s ∼13% -7%
Archos 50e Neon
Mali-400 MP2, MT6580M, 8 GB eMMC Flash
46 MBit/s ∼13% -12%
GPS test, indoors
GPS test, outdoors

The GPS module in Oukitel's U7 Plus quickly and reliably found our current position with an accuracy of approximately 3 meters (~10 ft). It could not locate us indoors. The U7 Plus presents a deviation of 310 meters (~340 yards) in our practical test where we record a route using the entry-level smartphone's GPS module and Garmin's Edge 500 bike computer simultaneously. The accuracy of the smartphone's GPS module is average in total.

GPS test Oukitel U7 Plus
GPS test Oukitel U7 Plus
GPS test Oukitel U7 Plus
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500

Telephone and Call Quality

The call quality using the incorporated earpiece can be called good. Voices are transmitted clearly, and our contact described us as clear. Annoying interruptions or reception issues did not develop in the test calls via the German Vodafone network. In contrast to the earpiece, the clarity using the speaker is somewhat worse. It suffers from a too quiet and slightly distorted reproduction of conversations.

The phone app corresponds to the stock Android 6.0 solution. In addition to a quick-dial feature, the application offers call lists and direct access to saved contacts.

Keypad
Phone app

Cameras

Front-facing camera photo
Rear-facing camera macro photo

The CMOS sensor of the rear-facing primary camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels (3265x2448 pixels) and is interpolated to 13 MP via software. The primary camera's photos offer little dynamic and thus very bright scenes darken too strongly and details can hardly be recognized (scene 2, river). Furthermore, the photos look quite blurred. The 8-MP camera finds its limits in varying light conditions (shade, sun) - sometimes exposure issues develop here (scene 1, woods). Details are hardly visible in dark surroundings, and the photos display a visible blurriness (scene 3, street). In total, the quality is acceptable for a handset from this price range. However, UMi's Touch provides much better camera performance for a relatively small surcharge.

The front-facing camera also has a CMOS image sensor with a resolution of 2 MP. Like in the primary camera, the lens' native resolution is raised via interpolation (5 MP). The photos are satisfactory for an entry-level smartphone although the quality is not very high. The front-facing camera is quite suitable for snapshots and videoconferencing. The rear-facing camera records videos at 720p.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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Accessories and Warranty

In addition to the smartphone, a quick start guide, modular 5-watt power supply (1A, 5V), and USB charger cable are in the box. Beyond that, a screen protector is applied ex-factory. Headphones are not included.

Oukitel includes a global warranty period of 12 months on its smartphones (not accessories). Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices and Handling

Google's stock keyboard in Android Marshmallow design is preloaded for onscreen inputting. The multi-touchscreen (2 fingers) responds accurately to inputs and the glass surface provides pleasant gliding qualities. The active 360° fingerprint scanner on the smartphone's rear is well positioned and unlocking the handset via biometric identification with a fingerprint functions reliably. The sensor is not the fastest one on the market, but the manufacturer states that the handset is unlocked in 0.2 seconds.

The power button on the casing's right and the unlit, capacitive keys below the screen for navigating through the Android system do not offer much convenience as they have been positioned too high.

Onscreen keyboard, portrait mode
Onscreen keyboard, portrait mode
Onscreen keyboard, landscape mode

Display

Subpixel grid

The IPS LCD screen has a diagonal of almost 14 centimeters (5.5 inches). At a resolution of 1280x720 pixels, this equals a pixel density of 265 PPI. Thus, small fonts, in particular, look blurred in texts, and pixel structures are visible at a normal viewing distance. However, the achieved pixels per inch do not interfere with everyday use.

The LED backlight shines quite brightly at up to 462 cd/m² in the screen's center. The realistic APL50 test (average picture level) with equally distributed bright and dark areas results in a similar maximum brightness of 460 cd/m². The maximum brightness increases to 480 cd/m² when the brightness sensor is enabled.

423
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
421
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
445
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LCD
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 462 cd/m² Average: 436.6 cd/m² Minimum: 24.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 462 cd/m²
Contrast: 797:1 (Black: 0.58 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 8.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.54
Oukitel U7 Plus
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Ulefone Metal
IPS, 1280x720, 5
TP-Link Neffos C5
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Coolpad Porto S
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Huawei Y5 II
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Wiko Jerry
IPS, 854x480, 5
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Archos 50e Neon
TFT, 854x480, 5
UMI Touch
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Lenovo Moto Z
AMOLED, 2560x1440, 5.5
Screen
-9%
7%
-7%
-13%
2%
-3%
-30%
4%
36%
Brightness middle
462
312
-32%
508
10%
407
-12%
465
1%
432
-6%
344
-26%
443
-4%
424
-8%
485
5%
Brightness
437
315
-28%
491
12%
403
-8%
443
1%
436
0%
349
-20%
430
-2%
415
-5%
490
12%
Brightness Distribution
91
87
-4%
89
-2%
92
1%
90
-1%
91
0%
89
-2%
94
3%
91
0%
92
1%
Black Level *
0.58
0.56
3%
0.58
-0%
0.5
14%
0.84
-45%
0.57
2%
0.65
-12%
0.38
34%
0.54
7%
Contrast
797
557
-30%
876
10%
814
2%
554
-30%
758
-5%
529
-34%
1166
46%
785
-2%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.5
6.8
9%
7
7%
7.9
-5%
7.8
-4%
7
7%
5.8
23%
13.9
-85%
6.9
8%
2.1
72%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.8
14
-9%
14.1
-10%
18.2
-42%
15.7
-23%
12.4
3%
10.7
16%
29.5
-130%
10.9
15%
5.5
57%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8.5
7.1
16%
6.1
28%
8.9
-5%
8.4
1%
7.6
11%
5.7
33%
17.3
-104%
6.8
20%
2.6
69%
Gamma
2.54 87%
2.77 79%
2.15 102%
2.46 89%
2.07 106%
2.1 105%
2.1 105%
2.93 75%
1.99 111%
2.23 99%
CCT
8914 73%
7402 88%
8068 81%
8332 78%
8438 77%
8368 78%
7792 83%
22878 28%
8131 80%
6843 95%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
88.14
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100

* ... smaller is better

The screen's brightness in conjunction with the black level of 0.58 cd/m² (APL50: 0.6 cd/m²) results in a decent contrast ratio of 797:1. The screen analysis with a photospectrometer and CalMAN software exhibits clear aberrations in some colors (7.5) and grayscale levels (8.5). Furthermore, the measured color temperature of 8914 Kelvin is too cool - this results in a light bluish tint in practice.

CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN ColorChecker (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation Sweeps (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Colorspace (target color space: sRGB)
CalMAN Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)

Thanks to the liquid crystal display's high brightness, the screen is legible even on sunny days. The viewing angle stability is good as typical for IPS panels. However, minor color deviations appear at extreme viewing angles.

Outdoors, sun
Outdoors, shade
Viewing angles

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 68 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 16 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9347 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

MediaTek's MT6737 processor installed in Oukitel's U7 Plus is an entry-level ARM SoC (system on a chip) from 2016. It is built in 28 nanometers, has four CPU cores based on the 64-bit capable Cortex A53 architecture, and clocks at a maximum of 1.25 GHz in Oukitel's smartphone. Alongside 2 GB of RAM, the entry-level handset presents a subjectively decent performance. Multitasking causes system lags and stutters, but the system runs smoothly in "normal" everyday use. Although the browser performance using the preloaded Google Chrome browser is not the fastest, it is satisfactory for the price range.

Oukitel's U7 Plus is in the midfield of the ratings in the benchmarks we tested - at least in processor-driven tests. When the low-performance Mali-T720 GPU is also loaded, our comparison devices take a clear lead and manage considerably higher frames per second in the GFXBench benchmark.

The flash memory's speed is relatively slow especially when reading and writing small 4 KB data blocks. In contrast to that, the read and write access speeds on a micro-SD card (reference card: Toshiba Exceria Pro M401; max. read: 95 MB/s, write 80 MB/s) are good for an entry-level handset and only UleFone's Metal surpasses them.

AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
22.6 MB/s ∼26%
Ulefone Metal
27.6 MB/s ∼32% +22%
TP-Link Neffos C5
18.89 MB/s ∼22% -16%
Huawei Y5 II
18.03 MB/s ∼21% -20%
Wiko Jerry
19.12 MB/s ∼22% -15%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
15.58 MB/s ∼18% -31%
UMI Touch
21.02 MB/s ∼24% -7%
Lenovo Moto Z
45.64 MB/s ∼52% +102%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
46.63 MB/s ∼48%
Ulefone Metal
49.6 MB/s ∼51% +6%
TP-Link Neffos C5
39.11 MB/s ∼41% -16%
Huawei Y5 II
29.47 MB/s ∼31% -37%
Wiko Jerry
40.91 MB/s ∼42% -12%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
31.85 MB/s ∼33% -32%
UMI Touch
42.92 MB/s ∼44% -8%
Lenovo Moto Z
78.51 MB/s ∼81% +68%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
2.18 MB/s ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
7.87 MB/s ∼3% +261%
TP-Link Neffos C5
6.85 MB/s ∼3% +214%
Coolpad Porto S
13.95 MB/s ∼6% +540%
Huawei Y5 II
6 MB/s ∼2% +175%
Wiko Jerry
6.4 MB/s ∼3% +194%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
4.35 MB/s ∼2% +100%
UMI Touch
14.63 MB/s ∼6% +571%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼30% +3337%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
11.25 MB/s ∼6%
Ulefone Metal
22.18 MB/s ∼11% +97%
TP-Link Neffos C5
17.16 MB/s ∼9% +53%
Coolpad Porto S
22.52 MB/s ∼11% +100%
Huawei Y5 II
27.3 MB/s ∼14% +143%
Wiko Jerry
14.97 MB/s ∼8% +33%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
14.31 MB/s ∼7% +27%
UMI Touch
19.88 MB/s ∼10% +77%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼60% +941%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
59 MB/s ∼10%
Ulefone Metal
39.91 MB/s ∼7% -32%
TP-Link Neffos C5
52.43 MB/s ∼9% -11%
Coolpad Porto S
39.99 MB/s ∼7% -32%
Huawei Y5 II
21.6 MB/s ∼4% -63%
Wiko Jerry
12.11 MB/s ∼2% -79%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
7.56 MB/s ∼1% -87%
UMI Touch
72.47 MB/s ∼12% +23%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼29% +185%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
125.91 MB/s ∼8%
Ulefone Metal
228.84 MB/s ∼15% +82%
TP-Link Neffos C5
145.77 MB/s ∼10% +16%
Coolpad Porto S
168.23 MB/s ∼11% +34%
Huawei Y5 II
173.3 MB/s ∼12% +38%
Wiko Jerry
132.81 MB/s ∼9% +5%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
125.37 MB/s ∼8% 0%
UMI Touch
219.3 MB/s ∼15% +74%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼29% +249%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
28683 Points ∼10%
Ulefone Metal
37103 Points ∼13% +29%
TP-Link Neffos C5
32681 Points ∼11% +14%
Coolpad Porto S
25415 Points ∼9% -11%
Huawei Y5 II
23795 Points ∼8% -17%
Wiko Jerry
15185 Points ∼5% -47%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
23657 Points ∼8% -18%
UMI Touch
38617 Points ∼13% +35%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼44% +350%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
749 Points ∼16%
Ulefone Metal
1057 Points ∼23% +41%
TP-Link Neffos C5
810 Points ∼18% +8%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
UMI Touch
1045 Points ∼23% +40%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼40% +144%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
126 Points ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
243 Points ∼2% +93%
TP-Link Neffos C5
167 Points ∼1% +33%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
UMI Touch
241 Points ∼2% +91%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼33% +2851%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
155 Points ∼2%
Ulefone Metal
293 Points ∼4% +89%
TP-Link Neffos C5
203 Points ∼2% +31%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
UMI Touch
291 Points ∼3% +88%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼36% +1850%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
8660 Points ∼10%
Ulefone Metal
10371 Points ∼12% +20%
TP-Link Neffos C5
9291 Points ∼11% +7%
Coolpad Porto S
7413 Points ∼9% -14%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko Jerry
7748 Points ∼9% -11%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
6902 Points ∼8% -20%
UMI Touch
10368 Points ∼12% +20%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼24% +142%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
3137 Points ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
6469 Points ∼1% +106%
TP-Link Neffos C5
4223 Points ∼1% +35%
Coolpad Porto S
2590 Points ∼0% -17%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko Jerry
2481 Points ∼0% -21%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2681 Points ∼1% -15%
UMI Touch
6186 Points ∼1% +97%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼5% +750%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
3656 Points ∼2%
Ulefone Metal
7059 Points ∼3% +93%
TP-Link Neffos C5
4906 Points ∼2% +34%
Coolpad Porto S
3028 Points ∼1% -17%
Huawei Y5 II
Points ∼0% -100%
Wiko Jerry
2922 Points ∼1% -20%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
3103 Points ∼1% -15%
UMI Touch
6795 Points ∼3% +86%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼11% +588%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
5.9 fps ∼0%
Ulefone Metal
19 fps ∼0% +222%
TP-Link Neffos C5
14 fps ∼0% +137%
Coolpad Porto S
8.6 fps ∼0% +46%
Huawei Y5 II
8.4 fps ∼0% +42%
Wiko Jerry
4.4 fps ∼0% -25%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
8.7 fps ∼0% +47%
UMI Touch
12 fps ∼0% +103%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼1% +1205%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
9.8 fps ∼0%
Ulefone Metal
12 fps ∼0% +22%
TP-Link Neffos C5
8.3 fps ∼0% -15%
Coolpad Porto S
4.8 fps ∼0% -51%
Huawei Y5 II
15 fps ∼0% +53%
Wiko Jerry
11 fps ∼0% +12%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
4.9 fps ∼0% -50%
UMI Touch
12 fps ∼0% +22%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼2% +441%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
4.4 fps ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
2.9 fps ∼1% -34%
TP-Link Neffos C5
6.1 fps ∼1% +39%
Coolpad Porto S
3.6 fps ∼1% -18%
Huawei Y5 II
fps ∼0% -100%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
3.6 fps ∼1% -18%
UMI Touch
4.5 fps ∼1% +2%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼7% +832%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
2.1 fps ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
6.4 fps ∼2% +205%
TP-Link Neffos C5
2.8 fps ∼1% +33%
Coolpad Porto S
1.6 fps ∼0% -24%
Huawei Y5 II
6.1 fps ∼2% +190%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
1.2 fps ∼0% -43%
UMI Touch
4.5 fps ∼1% +114%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼7% +1138%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
1.4 fps ∼0%
Ulefone Metal
8.9 fps ∼0% +536%
Huawei Y5 II
fps ∼0% -100%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2.7 fps ∼0% +93%
UMI Touch
2.9 fps ∼0% +107%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼1% +1829%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
3.2 fps ∼0%
Ulefone Metal
4.5 fps ∼0% +41%
Huawei Y5 II
fps ∼0% -100%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
1.2 fps ∼0% -62%
UMI Touch
2.9 fps ∼0% -9%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼0% +369%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
3105 Points ∼16%
Ulefone Metal
4079 Points ∼21% +31%
TP-Link Neffos C5
3443 Points ∼18% +11%
Coolpad Porto S
2893 Points ∼15% -7%
Huawei Y5 II
3237 Points ∼17% +4%
Wiko Jerry
2636 Points ∼13% -15%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2807 Points ∼14% -10%
UMI Touch
3787 Points ∼19% +22%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼39% +146%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
573 Points ∼28%
Ulefone Metal
10 Points ∼0% -98%
TP-Link Neffos C5
638 Points ∼31% +11%
Coolpad Porto S
599 Points ∼29% +5%
Huawei Y5 II
10 Points ∼0% -98%
Wiko Jerry
530 Points ∼26% -8%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
9 Points ∼0% -98%
UMI Touch
576 Points ∼28% +1%
Lenovo Moto Z
959 Points ∼47% +67%
Graphics (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
211 Points ∼1%
Ulefone Metal
433 Points ∼2% +105%
TP-Link Neffos C5
281 Points ∼1% +33%
Coolpad Porto S
173 Points ∼1% -18%
Huawei Y5 II
283 Points ∼1% +34%
Wiko Jerry
139 Points ∼0% -34%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
175 Points ∼1% -17%
UMI Touch
429 Points ∼1% +103%
Lenovo Moto Z
4321 Points ∼15% +1948%
Memory (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
770 Points ∼10%
Ulefone Metal
802 Points ∼11% +4%
TP-Link Neffos C5
991 Points ∼13% +29%
Coolpad Porto S
467 Points ∼6% -39%
Huawei Y5 II
375 Points ∼5% -51%
Wiko Jerry
290 Points ∼4% -62%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
354 Points ∼5% -54%
UMI Touch
787 Points ∼10% +2%
Lenovo Moto Z
2190 Points ∼29% +184%
System (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
1120 Points ∼7%
Ulefone Metal
1691 Points ∼10% +51%
TP-Link Neffos C5
1199 Points ∼7% +7%
Coolpad Porto S
905 Points ∼5% -19%
Huawei Y5 II
1094 Points ∼7% -2%
Wiko Jerry
966 Points ∼6% -14%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
838 Points ∼5% -25%
UMI Touch
1343 Points ∼8% +20%
Lenovo Moto Z
3398 Points ∼21% +203%
Overall (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
568 Points ∼7%
Ulefone Metal
273 Points ∼3% -52%
TP-Link Neffos C5
683 Points ∼8% +20%
Coolpad Porto S
458 Points ∼5% -19%
Huawei Y5 II
183 Points ∼2% -68%
Wiko Jerry
379 Points ∼4% -33%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
148 Points ∼2% -74%
UMI Touch
717 Points ∼8% +26%
Lenovo Moto Z
2356 Points ∼28% +315%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
1508 Points ∼4%
Ulefone Metal
2458 Points ∼7% +63%
Huawei Y5 II
1573 Points ∼4% +4%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
1206 Points ∼3% -20%
Lenovo Moto Z
3946 Points ∼11% +162%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
580 Points ∼9%
Ulefone Metal
609 Points ∼10% +5%
Huawei Y5 II
561 Points ∼9% -3%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
428 Points ∼7% -26%
Lenovo Moto Z
1480 Points ∼23% +155%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
14931.4 ms * ∼25%
Ulefone Metal
13397.3 ms * ∼23% +10%
TP-Link Neffos C5
12783.4 ms * ∼21% +14%
Coolpad Porto S
32901.1 ms * ∼55% -120%
Huawei Y5 II
12505 ms * ∼21% +16%
Wiko Jerry
14922.6 ms * ∼25% -0%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
19092.2 ms * ∼32% -28%
UMI Touch
13953 ms * ∼23% +7%
Lenovo Moto Z
3154.7 ms * ∼5% +79%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
2554 Points ∼5%
Ulefone Metal
2738 Points ∼5% +7%
TP-Link Neffos C5
2738 Points ∼5% +7%
Coolpad Porto S
2088 Points ∼4% -18%
Huawei Y5 II
2707 Points ∼5% +6%
Wiko Jerry
2075 Points ∼4% -19%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2122 Points ∼4% -17%
UMI Touch
2562 Points ∼5% 0%
Lenovo Moto Z
7771 Points ∼15% +204%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Oukitel U7 Plus
17.257 Points ∼5%
Ulefone Metal
17.831 Points ∼5% +3%
TP-Link Neffos C5
18.209 Points ∼5% +6%
Coolpad Porto S
14.168 Points ∼4% -18%
Huawei Y5 II
18.47 Points ∼5% +7%
Wiko Jerry
14 Points ∼4% -19%
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
12.755 Points ∼4% -26%
UMI Touch
17.614 Points ∼5% +2%
Lenovo Moto Z
47.5 Points ∼14% +175%

Legend

 
Oukitel U7 Plus Mediatek MT6737, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Ulefone Metal Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
TP-Link Neffos C5 Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Coolpad Porto S Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei Y5 II Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
Wiko Jerry Mediatek MT6580M, ARM Mali-400 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Archos 50 Platinum 4G Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720, 8 GB eMMC Flash
 
UMI Touch Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720 MP4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

Games

The SoC-integrated Mali-T720 (MP1) has one computing core that clocks at up to 600 MHz. Although games with high graphic requirements from the Android Play Store, such as "Asphalt 8: Airborne" or "N.O.V.A. 3", cannot be rendered smoothly, they can be played. The loading times are also relatively long - the slow flash memory takes its toll here. Control via touchscreen and position sensor functions well. However, it should be kept in mind that multi-touch games needing more than two fingers are not supported.

"N.O.V.A. 3"
"Asphalt 8 Airborne"

Emissions

Temperature

The surface temperatures during load are quite high. While the rates did not surpass 34.3 °C (rear/93.74 °F) when the handset was idling, over 42 °C (107.6 °F) were reached during permanent load. Some comparison devices present a much lower maximum temperature development here. However, the temperature development when idle is not, subjectively, disconcerting in everyday use.

Max. Load
 42.1 °C
108 F
41.8 °C
107 F
42.3 °C
108 F
 
 43.5 °C
110 F
43 °C
109 F
42.6 °C
109 F
 
 41.6 °C
107 F
41.8 °C
107 F
42.8 °C
109 F
 
Maximum: 43.5 °C = 110 F
Average: 42.4 °C = 108 F
38.3 °C
101 F
38.9 °C
102 F
41.7 °C
107 F
37.7 °C
100 F
38.7 °C
102 F
42.1 °C
108 F
37.9 °C
100 F
39.6 °C
103 F
41.7 °C
107 F
Maximum: 42.1 °C = 108 F
Average: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.4 °C = 103 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 42.4 °C / 108 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 43.5 °C / 110 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 42.1 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 35 °C / 95 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speaker

Pink Noise speaker test

The mono speaker's sound quality is in line with the price range, and it offers a sufficient sound for playing short YouTube videos. We measured a maximum volume of up to almost 82 dB(A) in the test, a decent rate that is sufficient for everyday use. The sound impression is treble-heavy and bass-free as expected. The Pink Noise diagram clearly illustrates that lower frequencies are hardly audible. Furthermore, super high tones of over 9 KHz are clearly underrepresented.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.641.52525.435.73125.336.54032.936.45033.636.86331.637.18028.428100272812520.826.9160222320021.324.325020.830.431521.236.540019.445.450019.551.963017.75580017.959.7100017.863.5125017.364.2160017.466.8200016.766.7250017.263.7315018.268.6400017.975.1500017.676.6630017.767.4800017.865.81000017.965.71250018.157.21600018.245.5SPL3081.6N1.343.6median 17.9median 59.7Delta1.313.720.622.921.920.620.721.720.320.722.32123.622.322.626.934.422.621.222.321.921.217.820.318.917.817.918.118.617.922.522.823.922.534.733.236.134.716.72617.216.716.433.215.816.419.438.919.119.422.345.519.122.327.552.717.927.533.658.319.133.639.163.216.139.143.466.515.543.442.764.716.442.739.26213.739.236.8601336.834.857.913.934.834.558.911.434.537.861.110.737.839.16310.339.141.464.29.841.442.7689.442.748.271.69.548.240.764.99.440.730.755.79.630.726.850.39.426.852.876.426.652.88.337.30.98.3median 34.8median 58.9median 13.9median 34.86.79.24.16.735.945.932.435.935.635.831.335.629.329.131.729.328.926.52628.939.938.939.439.929.73536.229.728.126.928.628.123.82725.423.825.926.621.325.928.72423.328.731.923.522.531.940.821.522.440.849.428.921.349.454.13418.454.161.443.217.561.469.149.717.569.173.85417.273.876.958.516.876.974.157.417.374.171.352.317.471.370.95116.670.970.550.317.370.574.955.317.674.973.253.317.673.271.952.317.771.974.154.117.474.174.654.517.774.671.251.817.971.262.443.118.162.452.933.418.152.984.965.829.884.961.318.91.361.3median 70.5median 50.3median 17.7median 70.513.2111.613.241.632.932.441.638.232.731.338.235.932.731.735.934.335.92634.347.247.339.447.232.632.336.232.629.82928.629.832.620.525.432.629.725.221.329.7352223.3353923.822.53944.327.422.444.348.83321.348.854.539.218.454.560.443.217.560.465.349.817.565.370.75417.270.774.657.716.874.673.657.717.373.673.957.117.473.975.258.616.675.274.15817.374.173.957.417.673.972.556.717.672.573.757.217.773.774.357.417.474.372.757.117.772.769.352.817.969.360.945.118.160.94932.718.1498568.629.88560.522.41.360.5median 69.3median 52.8median 17.7median 69.312.712.31.612.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseOukitel U7 PlusUlefone MetalCoolpad Porto SWiko Jerry
Oukitel U7 Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.59 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (33.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 92% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 5% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 94% of all tested devices were better, 2% similar, 4% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Ulefone Metal audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (76.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.6% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Coolpad Porto S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.92 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 37.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 73% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 21% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Wiko Jerry audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.2% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 40% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 69% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram in comparison (check boxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The consumption of Oukitel's U7 Plus is acceptable overall for a 5.5-inch smartphone - but the power consumption is not efficient. The power consumption of the smaller 5-inch screen diagonal comparison devices in this price range is, as expected, lower than that of Oukitel's handset.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.09 / 0.32 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.86 / 2.68 / 2.78 Watt
Load midlight 5.33 / 6.49 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Oukitel U7 Plus
2500 mAh
Ulefone Metal
3050 mAh
TP-Link Neffos C5
2200 mAh
Coolpad Porto S
2000 mAh
Huawei Y5 II
2200 mAh
Wiko Jerry
2000 mAh
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2200 mAh
Archos 50e Neon
2200 mAh
UMI Touch
4000 mAh
Lenovo Moto Z
2600 mAh
Power Consumption
-13%
13%
16%
37%
15%
32%
26%
17%
29%
Idle Minimum *
0.86
1.41
-64%
0.72
16%
1.16
-35%
0.54
37%
0.8
7%
0.59
31%
0.56
35%
0.89
-3%
0.66
23%
Idle Average *
2.68
2.46
8%
1.87
30%
2.21
18%
1.58
41%
2.02
25%
1.68
37%
1.58
41%
2
25%
1.01
62%
Idle Maximum *
2.78
2.83
-2%
2
28%
2.24
19%
1.7
39%
2.19
21%
1.79
36%
1.8
35%
2.1
24%
1.09
61%
Load Average *
5.33
5.15
3%
5.99
-12%
3.34
37%
2.98
44%
5.02
6%
4.22
21%
5.22
2%
3.87
27%
3.97
26%
Load Maximum *
6.49
7.05
-9%
6.45
1%
3.95
39%
4.98
23%
5.52
15%
4.26
34%
5.34
18%
5.79
11%
8.34
-29%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The U7 Plus has the shortest battery life in our comparison field due to its higher power consumption. The battery nevertheless still lasts long enough with 6 hours and 6 minutes in the Wi-Fi browsing test using an adapted brightness. The smartphone needs almost 3 hours for achieving a 100-percent battery charge when fully depleted.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 06min
Oukitel U7 Plus
2500 mAh
Ulefone Metal
3050 mAh
TP-Link Neffos C5
2200 mAh
Coolpad Porto S
2000 mAh
Huawei Y5 II
2200 mAh
Wiko Jerry
2000 mAh
Archos 50 Platinum 4G
2200 mAh
Archos 50e Neon
2200 mAh
UMI Touch
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
366
403
10%
453
24%
504
38%
503
37%
475
30%
384
5%
498
36%
553
51%

Pros

+ price-performance
+ bright HD IPS panel
+ dual-SIM + storage expansion
+ LTE (including band 20)
+ decent performance (for the price category)
+ fingerprint scanner
+ 2 GB of RAM
+ 16 GB of ROM

Cons

- weight + dimensions
- slow SoC
- gaming performance
- slow eMMC storage
- camera

Verdict

In review: Oukitel U7 Plus. Review sample courtesy of Oukitel.

Oukitel's U7 Plus made a good overall impression in the test. Considering the price of approximately 70 Euros (~$78) via importers, potential buyers will get more than a solid entry-level smartphone from the low-budget sector. Oukitel's U7 Plus has quite a lot to offer for such an inexpensive smartphone: a bright HD IPS panel, LTE support, a well-functioning fingerprint scanner, generous memory capacities (16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM), and high flexibility thanks to the dual-SIM functionality plus the option of storage expansion and an easy to replace battery.

Should the price be the highly limiting factor when buying a smartphone, Oukitel's smartphone is definitely an option.

Naturally, some compromises have to be made in (graphics) performance (SoC), camera quality, memory speed, as well as handiness. However, the positive qualities of Oukitel's U7 Plus are predominant in our opinion.

We can recommend UleFone's Metal as an interesting and somewhat handier alternative for Oukitel's handset. Its street price of roughly 100 Euros (~$112) is very affordable, and it offers a better total package.

Oukitel U7 Plus - 10/03/2016 v5.1(old)
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 86%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
34 / 60 → 57%
Weight
88%
Battery
88%
Display
80%
Games Performance
8 / 63 → 13%
Application Performance
30 / 70 → 42%
Temperature
84%
Noise
100%
Audio
69 / 91 → 76%
Camera
60%
Average
67%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2016-10- 8 (Update: 2019-04-21)