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UleFone Power 5 Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Alex Alderson), 06/18/2018

Does bigger equal better? After the Blackview P10000 Pro recently topped our battery life leaderboard, we now have the UleFone Power 5 in for a review, which is another battery monster. The Power 5 has a huge 13,000 mAh battery that will last for a week according to UleFone. Find out in this review how the UleFone Power 5 stands up to our tests.

The Power 5 is UleFone’s new flagship model that sits squarely in the mid-range of smartphones, being available for about 220 Euros (~$255) from import companies. Find out in this review what you should know when importing a device from Asia.

The Power 5 and the Blackview P10000 Pro differ minimally aesthetically. Both mid-range devices feature a 6.0-inch FHD display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and the same octo-core MediaTek SoC. The Power 5 pulls ahead of its rival in terms of RAM though, with UleFone equipping the Power 5 with 6 GB of RAM compared to the P10000 Pro’s 4 GB. Moreover, the Power 5 has dual rear and front-facing cameras and wireless charging. Finally, the Power 5 runs on Android Oreo 8.1, which is currently the latest version of Android.

We will be comparing the Power 5 not only to the P10000 Pro but also with the Oukitel K10, the UleFone Power 3, the Sony Xperia L2, the Huawei P Smart and the HTC Desire 12.

Ulefone Power 5 (Power Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive, multi touch, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 45.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack with included adapter, Card Reader: microSD card up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, USB OTG, Miracast, Status LED
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, 2G GSM: 1900, 1800, 850, 900 MHz (B2, 3, 5, 8) 3G WCDMA: 2100, 900 MHz (B1/8) 4G FDD-LTE: 2600, 2100, 1800, 900, 800 MHz (B1, 3, 7, 8, 20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.8 x 169.4 x 80.2 ( = 0.62 x 6.67 x 3.16 in)
Battery
13000 mAh, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 170 h
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 21 MPix 21 MP + 5 MP Sony IMX230 f/1.8
Secondary Camera: 13 MPix 8 MP + 5 MP f/2.2 (interpolated to 13 MP)
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter, Headphones, Screen protector, USB cable, power supply, UleFone UI, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
330 g ( = 11.64 oz / 0.73 pounds), Power Supply: 48 g ( = 1.69 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
220 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The Power 5 is only available in black. The device measures 169 x 80 x 16 mm and weighs 330 g. This makes the Power 5 feel particularly bulky in the hand, with the 16 mm thickness significantly affecting the device’s ergonomics. The 6.0-inch display is flush with the case and is surrounded by wide bezels that result in a 69% screen-to-body ratio.

The workmanship and case stability are impressive though. The Power 5 has a plastic back case with a leather finish that both lacks the quality of other current mid-range smartphones and feels generally cheap. The power button and volume rocker are on the right-hand side of the device along with the fingerprint sensor. The physical buttons have well-defined pressure points, but they feel somewhat wobbly to the touch.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

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The Power 5 is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T SoC and 6 GB RAM. Additionally, there is a status LED, a fingerprint sensor, Wi-Fi calling, and an FM radio. There is also Miracast support, which worked well wirelessly transmitting content to our Sony Android TV. The Power 5 has a USB 2.0 Type-C support that supports USB OTG for connecting external peripherals to the device.

The Power 5 has 64 GB of eMMC internal storage, which should be enough for most people. It is worth noting that 45 GB of this is available for user apps and data, while the rest is reserved for the OS and preinstalled apps. The internal storage can be expanded by up to a 256 GB microSD card. The microSD card can be formatted as internal memory, which allows apps and app data to be stored on the microSD card and the internal storage.

Software

The Power 5 ships with Android Oreo 8.1, with our test device equipped with April 1, 2018, Android security patch level at the time of testing.

The UI is practically stock Android with UleFone making hardly any visual changes from what we have seen running on the Google Pixel 2. Additionally, the Power 5 ships with little bloatware too, with UleFone installing only a handful of additional apps.

There are some additional software functions too, such as gesture control. This can be found in Settings, but it only seems to be set to English. The gesture control menu stayed in English despite setting our test device’s system language to German.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Quick settings
Quick settings
Launcher options
Launcher options
App drawer
App drawer
Settings
Settings
Trying to search for the gesture control menu in German
Trying to search for the gesture control menu in German

Communication & GPS

The Power 5 supports Bluetooth 4.1, but there is an NFC chip. The device has dual-SIM support, but the card tray only accepts either two nano-SIMs or a nano-SIM and a microSD card. The Power 5 uses LTE Cat. 6 for mobile data connection and theoretically supports up to 300 Mb/s download speeds and up to 50 Mb/s upload speeds. The Power 5 supports all relevant frequency bands in Germany.

The Power 5 supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n standards, which means that the device can connect to both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks. We measured a -50 dBm signal strength with our test device close to a Telekom Speedport W921V router.

The Power 5 is well below average in terms of Wi-Fi performance. Our test device achieved below 100 Mb/s in both receiving and transmission iperf3 Client tests, which is noticeably slower than the Blackview P10000 Pro and outstandingly slow compared to the HTC U12 Plus. The U12 Plus is the outlier here though as the Power 5 finished in the middle of our comparison devices in our Wi-Fi tests.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HTC U12 Plus
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
579 MBit/s ∼100% +654%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=311)
212 MBit/s ∼37% +176%
Ulefone Power 3
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
106 MBit/s ∼18% +38%
Sony Xperia L2
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6737T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼17% +32%
Blackview P10000 Pro
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
101 MBit/s ∼17% +32%
Ulefone Power 5
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
76.8 MBit/s ∼13%
HTC Desire 12
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
61.06 MBit/s ∼11% -20%
Oukitel K10
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
53.4 MBit/s ∼9% -30%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.7 MBit/s ∼9% -33%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HTC U12 Plus
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
573 MBit/s ∼100% +522%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=311)
206 MBit/s ∼36% +124%
Blackview P10000 Pro
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
109 MBit/s ∼19% +18%
Ulefone Power 3
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.1 MBit/s ∼17% +8%
Sony Xperia L2
Mali-T720 MP2, MT6737T, 32 GB eMMC Flash
92.4 MBit/s ∼16% 0%
Ulefone Power 5
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
92.1 MBit/s ∼16%
HTC Desire 12
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
81.83 MBit/s ∼14% -11%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 MBit/s ∼9% -45%
Oukitel K10
Mali-G71 MP2, Helio P23 MT6763T, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29.9 MBit/s ∼5% -68%
GPS test: Outdoors
GPS test: Outdoors
GPS test: Inside
GPS test: Inside

The Power 5 uses GPS and GLONASS to provide location services. Our test device located itself promptly outdoors and to an accuracy of three meters. The Power 5 maintains a stable location indoors too, albeit at a marginally less accurate four meters.

We took the Power 5 on a bike ride to test its location accuracy against a professional navigation device, the Garmin Edge 500. Our test device performed well, recording our course accurately and only deviating by less than 10 meters over an 8.87-km ride. We did notice small deviations in the route when looking at the results in detail, but this is only a minor concern. Overall, we cannot fault the Power 5’s navigational capabilities given its price, and it should be suitable for all general navigation tasks.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 – Loop
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 - Overview
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 - Overview
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 – Bridge
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 – Bridge
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 – Loop
GPS test: UleFone Power 5 – Loop

Telephone Features & Call Quality

Phone App
Phone App
Phone App
Phone App

The Power 5 has satisfactory call quality at both ends of the call when we tested our test device on Vodafone in Germany. The earpiece speaker is too quiet though, to the extent that our call partner becomes incomprehensible when they spoke to us from noisy environments. The built-in microphone clearly reproduced our voice. However, while the microphone didn’t pick up any overt background noise, it did reproduce our voice with a degree of additional reverb.

Cameras

Example photo using the front-facing camera
Example photo using the front-facing camera

The Power 5 has four camera sensors like the Blackview P10000 Pro, two on the front and two on the rear. The dual rear-facing cameras are 21 MP and 5 MP respectively, with the 21 MP shooting at a resolution of 5342x4014 with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Additionally, the 21 MP camera has an f/1.8 aperture and OIS support.

The 21 MP camera is a 1/2.4-inch Sony CMOS IMX230 sensor that we have seen in the Sony Xperia XA Ultra. The IMX230 has a 1.12 μ pixel size, which while being smaller than the Sony sensors used in premium smartphones, is still fine for a mid-range smartphone. The main camera records video in up to 1920x1080 at 30 FPS.

The images that the Power 5 captures in good lighting conditions are impressive for a mid-range smartphone. Photos are sharp, with low noise and good contrast. Likewise, the dynamics are consistent too. The Sony IMX230 struggles in low-light conditions though, with photos coming out overly dark and with plenty of noise. This should be expected given the IMX230’s relatively small pixel size.

The Power 5 has dual f/2.2 8 MP and 5 MP front-facing cameras that interpolate to 13 MP. The relatively small camera apertures mean that photos are much darker and fainter in low-light conditions than they are in good light. Overall, the quality is passable for a mid-range smartphone released in 2018, even if we often struggled to get objects into focus with the front-facing camera’s fixed focal length.

Normal mode
Normal mode
HDR mode
HDR mode
Two times zoom
Two times zoom
Camera UI
Camera UI
Camera filters
Camera filters
SLR mode
SLR mode
Pro Mode
Pro Mode
Camera settings
Camera settings

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
Photograph of our test chart
Photograph of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
ColorChecker: The reference color is in the lower half of each patch

Accessories & Warranty

The Power 5 comes with some accessories in the box. There is a short manual, a 25 W modular charger (5 V, 5 A), a USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter and a USB Type-C to Micro USB adapter. Our test device did not come with headphones.

UleFone gives the Power 5 a 12-month manufacturer warranty.

Input Devices & Operation

The Power 5 is principally controlled by the usual array of three on-screen buttons. These are stock Android navigation buttons and are arranged from left to right as Back, Home and Recents. UleFone has installed Gboard as the Power 5’s default keyboard.

The capacitive touchscreen worked well during testing and supports up to five-point multitouch.

The fingerprint sensor reliably unlocks the device, albeit slowly. Moreover, the display takes a while to turn on from standby. The Power 5 can also be unlocked with facial recognition. This is not as secure as FaceID and does not work as well as the fingerprint sensor for daily use.

The Power 5 also has a dedicated camera button on the bottom right-hand side of the device. Pressing the button in standby quickly opens the camera app. This feature is relatively rare on modern smartphones, with devices like the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and the Microsoft Lumia 950 being some of the few premium devices to feature a dedicated camera button in recent years. 

The keyboard in portrait mode
The keyboard in portrait mode
The keyboard in portrait mode
The keyboard in portrait mode
The keyboard in landscape mode
The keyboard in landscape mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The Power 5 has a 6.0-inch IPS 2160x1080 display. This results in a 403 PPI pixel density and a 2:1 aspect ratio and makes the Power 5 competitive among our comparison devices. The FHD panel is adequate from a subjective point of view.

Our test device has an average maximum brightness of 428.3 cd/m² according to X-Rite i1Pro 2. This drops by around 30 cd/m² with auto brightness activated. We registered the brightest spot of the display at 487 cd/m², with 454 cd/m² luminosity at the centre of the display. Maximum luminosity drops to 454 cd/m² on battery and drops further to 447 cd/m² in the more practical APL50 test. Our test device only has 72% brightness uniformity. This won’t be a problem in daily use, but it is significantly behind our comparison devices, all of which score close to or above 90% except for the HTC Desire 12 which scored 84%.

370
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
460
cd/m²
375
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
349
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
487
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 487 cd/m² Average: 428.3 cd/m² Minimum: 15.87 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 72 %
Center on Battery: 454 cd/m²
Contrast: 1892:1 (Black: 0.24 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.9 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
99% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Ulefone Power 5
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Blackview P10000 Pro
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Ulefone Power 3
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Oukitel K10
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Huawei P smart
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.65
Sony Xperia L2
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
HTC Desire 12
IPS, 1440x720, 5.5
HTC U12 Plus
Super LCD 6, 2880x1440, 6
Screen
-21%
8%
-38%
-4%
-19%
14%
17%
Brightness middle
454
513
13%
494
9%
561
24%
573
26%
393
-13%
502
11%
395
-13%
Brightness
428
507
18%
485
13%
541
26%
568
33%
400
-7%
499
17%
402
-6%
Brightness Distribution
72
89
24%
87
21%
92
28%
89
24%
93
29%
84
17%
90
25%
Black Level *
0.24
0.37
-54%
0.33
-38%
0.58
-142%
0.63
-163%
0.55
-129%
0.2
17%
0.37
-54%
Contrast
1892
1386
-27%
1497
-21%
967
-49%
910
-52%
715
-62%
2510
33%
1068
-44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6
8.5
-42%
5.1
15%
10
-67%
4.2
30%
6.1
-2%
5.4
10%
1.6
73%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.4
15.2
-23%
9.9
20%
16.7
-35%
6.4
48%
10.4
16%
10.8
13%
3.4
73%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.9
10.6
-80%
3.5
41%
11.1
-88%
4.6
22%
4.8
19%
6.2
-5%
1.1
81%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.29 96%
2.16 102%
1.8 122%
2.24 98%
2.01 109%
2.07 106%
2.14 103%
CCT
7829 83%
10204 64%
7253 90%
9689 67%
7157 91%
7432 87%
7660 85%
6536 99%

* ... smaller is better

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: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8929 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our test device achieved an impressive 1,892:1 contrast ratio and 0.24 cd/m² black value with X-Rite i1Pro2. Both values are impressive for a low mid-range IPS display, with the Power 5 outperforming most of our comparison devices in this regard. Both values decrease when we used Average Picture Level (APL) 50, with the more realistic test dropping the values to 1,019:1 and 0.44 cd/m² respectively.

Moreover, DeltaE grayscale and mixed color deviations are acceptable for a mid-range smartphone. The gamma value only minimally misses the mark. Our test device has a 2.22 gamma value, whereas the target value is 2.2.

Our test device has a 7,800 K color temperature, which is well above the typical value we see of 6,500 K. This higher color temperature makes colors look colder than they should do, which is something that we could see in the grayscale tests. Overall, the Power 5 has a respectable color temperature, the coldness of which should not be annoying in daily use.

CalMAN: Color Accuracy (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Color Accuracy (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Color Space (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Color Space (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Color Saturation (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Color Saturation (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Grayscale (sRGB target color space)
CalMAN: Grayscale (sRGB target color space)

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
29.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11.6 ms rise
↘ 18 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. » 71 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
53.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.8 ms rise
↘ 26.8 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

The display is readable outside even on sunny days. We did struggle to see what was being displayed when using the device in direct sunlight though.

Using the UleFone Power 5 in the sunshine
Using the UleFone Power 5 in the sunshine
Using the UleFone Power 5 in the sunshine
Using the UleFone Power 5 in the sunshine
Using the UleFone Power 5 in the shade
Using the UleFone Power 5 in the shade

The Power 5 has strong viewing angles thanks to its IPS panel. We noticed no color distortions even at acute viewing angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The Power 5 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T SoC that incorporates eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores across two clusters. The four cores in the power-saving cluster clock up to 1.65 GHz, while the four in the performance cluster clock up to 2.3 GHz. The SoC operates on an ARM big.LITTLE architecture, which allows all cores to be shared. The Helio P23 MT6763T also integrates an ARM Mali-G71 MP2 GPU.

System performance benefits from the lean OS that runs on the Power 5. This allows the Power 5 to perform 16% better in AnTuTu v7 than the average of other MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763-powered devices. There is the occasional jitter when multitasking in everyday use though, despite its comparably good CPU benchmark scores. Likewise, we noticed some jerky in-app performance too. Overall, the Helio P23 and 6 GB RAM allow the Power 5 to perform competitively among our comparison devices and outscore MediaTek MT6739 and MediaTek MT6737-powered competitors. Notably, though, the Power 5 is outscored by the competition in PCMark benchmarks.

AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
82639 Points ∼32%
Blackview P10000 Pro
73697 Points ∼29% -11%
Ulefone Power 3
54192 Points ∼21% -34%
Oukitel K10
54519 Points ∼21% -34%
Huawei P smart
87688 Points ∼34% +6%
Sony Xperia L2
45193 Points ∼18% -45%
HTC Desire 12
46366 Points ∼18% -44%
HTC U12 Plus
255739 Points ∼100% +209%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (54192 - 83332, n=6)
71705 Points ∼28% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=171)
117893 Points ∼46% +43%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
4622 Points ∼54%
Blackview P10000 Pro
5054 Points ∼59% +9%
Ulefone Power 3
4770 Points ∼55% +3%
Oukitel K10
4706 Points ∼55% +2%
Huawei P smart
4874 Points ∼57% +5%
Sony Xperia L2
3429 Points ∼40% -26%
HTC Desire 12
3320 Points ∼39% -28%
HTC U12 Plus
8601 Points ∼100% +86%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (4622 - 5054, n=5)
4765 Points ∼55% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (3146 - 9868, n=256)
4551 Points ∼53% -2%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
6082 Points ∼59%
Blackview P10000 Pro
6846 Points ∼67% +13%
Ulefone Power 3
6344 Points ∼62% +4%
Oukitel K10
6135 Points ∼60% +1%
Huawei P smart
5817 Points ∼57% -4%
HTC U12 Plus
10264 Points ∼100% +69%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (5909 - 6846, n=6)
6242 Points ∼61% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (4058 - 13531, n=424)
4956 Points ∼48% -19%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
791 Points ∼55%
Blackview P10000 Pro
771 Points ∼54% -3%
Ulefone Power 3
829 Points ∼58% +5%
Oukitel K10
700 Points ∼49% -12%
Huawei P smart
919 Points ∼64% +16%
Sony Xperia L2
787 Points ∼55% -1%
HTC Desire 12
591 Points ∼41% -25%
HTC U12 Plus
1437 Points ∼100% +82%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (700 - 829, n=6)
771 Points ∼54% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=500)
697 Points ∼49% -12%
Graphics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
867 Points ∼11%
Blackview P10000 Pro
931 Points ∼12% +7%
Ulefone Power 3
855 Points ∼11% -1%
Oukitel K10
855 Points ∼11% -1%
Huawei P smart
857 Points ∼11% -1%
Sony Xperia L2
386 Points ∼5% -55%
HTC Desire 12
18 Points ∼0% -98%
HTC U12 Plus
7945 Points ∼100% +816%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (855 - 931, n=6)
875 Points ∼11% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=500)
1735 Points ∼22% +100%
Memory (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
1128 Points ∼31%
Blackview P10000 Pro
1596 Points ∼44% +41%
Ulefone Power 3
1566 Points ∼43% +39%
Oukitel K10
1609 Points ∼44% +43%
Huawei P smart
1889 Points ∼52% +67%
Sony Xperia L2
1121 Points ∼31% -1%
HTC Desire 12
984 Points ∼27% -13%
HTC U12 Plus
3641 Points ∼100% +223%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (1128 - 1609, n=6)
1396 Points ∼38% +24%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 6283, n=500)
1243 Points ∼34% +10%
System (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
2690 Points ∼34%
Blackview P10000 Pro
3229 Points ∼41% +20%
Ulefone Power 3
2906 Points ∼37% +8%
Oukitel K10
2913 Points ∼37% +8%
Huawei P smart
3223 Points ∼41% +20%
Sony Xperia L2
1498 Points ∼19% -44%
HTC Desire 12
1526 Points ∼19% -43%
HTC U12 Plus
7862 Points ∼100% +192%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (2543 - 3229, n=6)
2818 Points ∼36% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=500)
2509 Points ∼32% -7%
Overall (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
1201 Points ∼28%
Blackview P10000 Pro
1370 Points ∼32% +14%
Ulefone Power 3
1340 Points ∼32% +12%
Oukitel K10
1294 Points ∼30% +8%
Huawei P smart
1480 Points ∼35% +23%
Sony Xperia L2
845 Points ∼20% -30%
HTC Desire 12
637 Points ∼15% -47%
HTC U12 Plus
4252 Points ∼100% +254%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (1201 - 1370, n=6)
1271 Points ∼30% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=504)
1253 Points ∼29% +4%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
3650 Points ∼41%
Huawei P smart
3732 Points ∼42% +2%
Sony Xperia L2
1932 Points ∼22% -47%
HTC U12 Plus
8812 Points ∼100% +141%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (3504 - 3678, n=3)
3611 Points ∼41% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=248)
4298 Points ∼49% +18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
787 Points ∼32%
Huawei P smart
946 Points ∼39% +20%
Sony Xperia L2
682 Points ∼28% -13%
HTC U12 Plus
2429 Points ∼100% +209%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (787 - 829, n=3)
802 Points ∼33% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=249)
1267 Points ∼52% +61%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
1549 Points ∼48%
Blackview P10000 Pro
1469 Points ∼46% -5%
Ulefone Power 3
1240 Points ∼39% -20%
Oukitel K10
1257 Points ∼39% -19%
Huawei P smart
1827 Points ∼57% +18%
Sony Xperia L2
950 Points ∼30% -39%
HTC Desire 12
589 Points ∼18% -62%
HTC U12 Plus
3197 Points ∼100% +106%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (1240 - 1594, n=6)
1447 Points ∼45% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (2281 - 4216, n=352)
1642 Points ∼51% +6%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
396 Points ∼11%
Blackview P10000 Pro
53 Points ∼2% -87%
Ulefone Power 3
54 Points ∼2% -86%
Oukitel K10
56 Points ∼2% -86%
Huawei P smart
256 Points ∼7% -35%
Sony Xperia L2
151 Points ∼4% -62%
HTC Desire 12
92 Points ∼3% -77%
HTC U12 Plus
3488 Points ∼100% +781%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (53 - 396, n=6)
216 Points ∼6% -45%
Average of class Smartphone (815 - 5241, n=352)
1186 Points ∼34% +199%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
444 Points ∼13%
Blackview P10000 Pro
68 Points ∼2% -85%
Ulefone Power 3
69 Points ∼2% -84%
Oukitel K10
71 Points ∼2% -84%
Huawei P smart
316 Points ∼9% -29%
Sony Xperia L2
186 Points ∼5% -58%
HTC Desire 12
113 Points ∼3% -75%
HTC U12 Plus
3419 Points ∼100% +670%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (68 - 446, n=6)
257 Points ∼8% -42%
Average of class Smartphone (951 - 4734, n=360)
1134 Points ∼33% +155%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
1551 Points ∼56%
Blackview P10000 Pro
1456 Points ∼52% -6%
Ulefone Power 3
1237 Points ∼45% -20%
Oukitel K10
1200 Points ∼43% -23%
Huawei P smart
1787 Points ∼64% +15%
Sony Xperia L2
920 Points ∼33% -41%
HTC Desire 12
593 Points ∼21% -62%
HTC U12 Plus
2774 Points ∼100% +79%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (1200 - 1575, n=6)
1428 Points ∼51% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 4215, n=385)
1538 Points ∼55% -1%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
582 Points ∼10%
Blackview P10000 Pro
55 Points ∼1% -91%
Ulefone Power 3
57 Points ∼1% -90%
Oukitel K10
55 Points ∼1% -91%
Huawei P smart
229 Points ∼4% -61%
Sony Xperia L2
238 Points ∼4% -59%
HTC Desire 12
148 Points ∼3% -75%
HTC U12 Plus
5637 Points ∼100% +869%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (55 - 582, n=6)
318 Points ∼6% -45%
Average of class Smartphone (46 - 8312, n=385)
1627 Points ∼29% +180%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
676 Points ∼15%
Blackview P10000 Pro
71 Points ∼2% -89%
Ulefone Power 3
72 Points ∼2% -89%
Oukitel K10
70 Points ∼2% -90%
Huawei P smart
284 Points ∼6% -58%
Sony Xperia L2
285 Points ∼6% -58%
HTC Desire 12
178 Points ∼4% -74%
HTC U12 Plus
4585 Points ∼100% +578%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (70 - 676, n=6)
373 Points ∼8% -45%
Average of class Smartphone (58 - 6454, n=393)
1384 Points ∼30% +105%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
10689 Points ∼32%
Blackview P10000 Pro
7733 Points ∼23% -28%
Ulefone Power 3
Points ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
6847 Points ∼20% -36%
Huawei P smart
14930 Points ∼44% +40%
Sony Xperia L2
10937 Points ∼32% +2%
HTC Desire 12
9856 Points ∼29% -8%
HTC U12 Plus
33810 Points ∼100% +216%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (7733 - 10988, n=6)
7673 Points ∼23% -28%
Average of class Smartphone (3958 - 37475, n=540)
12875 Points ∼38% +20%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
11269 Points ∼14%
Blackview P10000 Pro
10997 Points ∼13% -2%
Ulefone Power 3
Points ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
9862 Points ∼12% -12%
Huawei P smart
11262 Points ∼14% 0%
Sony Xperia L2
5960 Points ∼7% -47%
HTC Desire 12
3597 Points ∼4% -68%
HTC U12 Plus
81726 Points ∼100% +625%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (10735 - 11269, n=6)
9011 Points ∼11% -20%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 162695, n=540)
17971 Points ∼22% +59%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
11148 Points ∼18%
Blackview P10000 Pro
10054 Points ∼16% -10%
Ulefone Power 3
Points ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
8983 Points ∼14% -19%
Huawei P smart
11912 Points ∼19% +7%
Sony Xperia L2
6631 Points ∼11% -41%
HTC Desire 12
4188 Points ∼7% -62%
HTC U12 Plus
62152 Points ∼100% +458%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (10054 - 11148, n=6)
8638 Points ∼14% -23%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=541)
15098 Points ∼24% +35%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
22 fps ∼22%
Blackview P10000 Pro
21 fps ∼21% -5%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
22 fps ∼22% 0%
Huawei P smart
19 fps ∼19% -14%
Sony Xperia L2
11 fps ∼11% -50%
HTC Desire 12
5.9 fps ∼6% -73%
HTC U12 Plus
98 fps ∼100% +345%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (21 - 22, n=6)
18 fps ∼18% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=565)
31.3 fps ∼32% +42%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
21 fps ∼36%
Blackview P10000 Pro
20 fps ∼34% -5%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
21 fps ∼36% 0%
Huawei P smart
18 fps ∼31% -14%
Sony Xperia L2
19 fps ∼32% -10%
HTC Desire 12
9.7 fps ∼16% -54%
HTC U12 Plus
59 fps ∼100% +181%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (20 - 34, n=6)
19.5 fps ∼33% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=568)
24.9 fps ∼42% +19%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
10 fps ∼14%
Blackview P10000 Pro
11 fps ∼15% +10%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
10 fps ∼14% 0%
Huawei P smart
8.7 fps ∼12% -13%
Sony Xperia L2
4.1 fps ∼6% -59%
HTC Desire 12
2.7 fps ∼4% -73%
HTC U12 Plus
72 fps ∼100% +620%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (10 - 11, n=6)
8.5 fps ∼12% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 132, n=487)
16.8 fps ∼23% +68%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
10 fps ∼29%
Blackview P10000 Pro
10 fps ∼29% 0%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
10 fps ∼29% 0%
Huawei P smart
8.3 fps ∼24% -17%
Sony Xperia L2
8.8 fps ∼25% -12%
HTC Desire 12
5.4 fps ∼15% -46%
HTC U12 Plus
35 fps ∼100% +250%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (10 - 20, n=6)
10 fps ∼29% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 115, n=490)
16 fps ∼46% +60%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
6.6 fps ∼17%
Blackview P10000 Pro
6.9 fps ∼18% +5%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
6.5 fps ∼17% -2%
Huawei P smart
5.3 fps ∼14% -20%
Sony Xperia L2
2.6 fps ∼7% -61%
HTC Desire 12
1.6 fps ∼4% -76%
HTC U12 Plus
39 fps ∼100% +491%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (6.6 - 6.9, n=6)
5.53 fps ∼14% -16%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 88, n=349)
14.3 fps ∼37% +117%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
6.3 fps ∼20%
Blackview P10000 Pro
7.1 fps ∼23% +13%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
6.2 fps ∼20% -2%
Huawei P smart
5.2 fps ∼17% -17%
Sony Xperia L2
6.3 fps ∼20% 0%
HTC Desire 12
3.5 fps ∼11% -44%
HTC U12 Plus
31 fps ∼100% +392%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (6.3 - 14, n=6)
6.65 fps ∼21% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 110, n=352)
13.9 fps ∼45% +121%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
3.5 fps ∼10%
Blackview P10000 Pro
4 fps ∼11% +14%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
3.7 fps ∼11% +6%
Huawei P smart
3.2 fps ∼9% -9%
HTC Desire 12
0.91 fps ∼3% -74%
HTC U12 Plus
35 fps ∼100% +900%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (3.5 - 4, n=6)
3.13 fps ∼9% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (6.3 - 54, n=280)
9.86 fps ∼28% +182%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Ulefone Power 5
3.9 fps ∼20%
Blackview P10000 Pro
4.1 fps ∼21% +5%
Ulefone Power 3
fps ∼0% -100%
Oukitel K10
3.6 fps ∼18% -8%
Huawei P smart
2.9 fps ∼15% -26%
HTC Desire 12
1.5 fps ∼8% -62%
HTC U12 Plus
20 fps ∼100% +413%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (3.8 - 7.7, n=6)
3.85 fps ∼19% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 58, n=283)
8.89 fps ∼44% +128%

Legend

 
Ulefone Power 5 Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Blackview P10000 Pro Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Ulefone Power 3 Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Oukitel K10 Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei P smart HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia L2 Mediatek MT6737T, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC Desire 12 Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC U12 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

Browser performance is good for the Power 5’s price, with websites loading quickly and without major delays. Our test device performs slightly better than the Blackview P10000 Pro when using Chrome, which is something that benchmark results also demonstrate.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HTC U12 Plus (Chrome 66)
87.036 Points ∼100% +282%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=423)
36.7 Points ∼42% +61%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
26.63 Points ∼31% +17%
Ulefone Power 3 (Standardbrowser 7.1.1)
22.91 Points ∼26% 0%
Ulefone Power 5 (Chrome 65)
22.811 Points ∼26%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (17.9 - 23.1, n=6)
21.4 Points ∼25% -6%
Oukitel K10 (Standard Browser 7.1.1)
19.84 Points ∼23% -13%
Sony Xperia L2
18.363 Points ∼21% -19%
Blackview P10000 Pro (Chrome 66)
17.876 Points ∼21% -22%
HTC Desire 12 (Chrome 66.0.3359.158)
15.791 Points ∼18% -31%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HTC U12 Plus (Chrome 66)
16285 Points ∼100% +285%
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=559)
5558 Points ∼34% +31%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
4497 Points ∼28% +6%
Ulefone Power 5 (Chrome 65)
4233 Points ∼26%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (3051 - 4233, n=6)
3618 Points ∼22% -15%
Blackview P10000 Pro (Chrome 66)
3443 Points ∼21% -19%
Ulefone Power 3 (Standardbrowser 7.1.1)
3155 Points ∼19% -25%
Oukitel K10 (Standard Browser 7.1.1)
3051 Points ∼19% -28%
Sony Xperia L2
2976 Points ∼18% -30%
HTC Desire 12 (Chrome 66.0.3359.158)
2930 Points ∼18% -31%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Ulefone Power 3 (Standardbrowser 7.1.1)
23714.1 ms * ∼100% -83%
Oukitel K10 (Standard Browser 7.1.1)
22892.5 ms * ∼97% -77%
HTC Desire 12 (Chrome 66.0.3359.158)
17134 ms * ∼72% -32%
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T (11755 - 23714, n=6)
16172 ms * ∼68% -25%
Ulefone Power 5 (Chrome 65)
12965.7 ms * ∼55%
Blackview P10000 Pro (Chrome 66)
12786.8 ms * ∼54% +1%
Sony Xperia L2
12434.9 ms * ∼52% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=579)
11477 ms * ∼48% +11%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
9698.2 ms * ∼41% +25%
HTC U12 Plus (Chrome 66)
2409.6 ms * ∼10% +81%

* ... smaller is better

The Power 5 is equipped with 64 GB of eMMC memory. Transfer speeds are okay for eMMC memory, but the technology is slow in comparison to the likes of UFS 2.1 flash memory; this is something that we are seeing more of in flagship devices. MicroSD card performance is comparable to the competition, using our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference microSD card.

Ulefone Power 5Blackview P10000 ProUlefone Power 3Oukitel K10Huawei P smartSony Xperia L2HTC Desire 12HTC U12 PlusAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-15%
11%
11%
3%
-48%
-34%
148%
-5%
-26%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
73.58 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
73.33 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
71.87 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
74.66 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
72.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
52.77 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-28%
61.06 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-17%
63.64 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
54.3 (14.1 - 74.7, n=71)
-26%
45.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=323)
-38%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
80.28 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
80.93 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
81.82 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
82.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
82.26 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
70.57 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-12%
81.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
84.32 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
72.6 (21.1 - 86.9, n=71)
-10%
64 (8.2 - 96.5, n=323)
-20%
Random Write 4KB
13.78
14.6
6%
21.25
54%
22.88
66%
21.3
55%
8.99
-35%
7.54
-45%
104.24
656%
19.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=78)
44%
16.1 (0.14 - 164, n=608)
17%
Random Read 4KB
63.15
29.98
-53%
61.38
-3%
52.15
-17%
66.11
5%
22.32
-65%
16.69
-74%
118.14
87%
50.3 (11.4 - 149, n=78)
-20%
38.3 (1.59 - 173, n=608)
-39%
Sequential Write 256KB
195.7
112.3
-43%
214.88
10%
213.25
9%
121.07
-38%
52.77
-73%
103.77
-47%
195.82
0%
164 (40 - 246, n=78)
-16%
79.8 (2.99 - 246, n=608)
-59%
Sequential Read 256KB
281.2
284.33
1%
294.58
5%
291.53
4%
269.36
-4%
70.57
-75%
211.38
-25%
709.11
152%
269 (115 - 704, n=78)
-4%
230 (12.1 - 895, n=608)
-18%

Games

An ARM Mali-G71 MP2 handles graphics with its two cores and 770 MHz clock speed. The GPU supports OpenGL ES 3.1, Vulcan 1.0 and DirectX 11. The Power 5 can play complex games, but we frequently encountered frame-rate fluctuations when playing games like Asphalt 8 Airborne at high graphics. Our test device averaged 23 FPS when playing Asphalt 8 Airborne.

The touchscreen and positional sensor worked well during Asphalt 8 Airborne. However, our test device struggled with touch inputs while playing N.O.V.A. 3, which rendered the game difficult to play.

The Power 5 also felt cumbersome during prolonged gaming sessions, which is not a criticism that we leveled against the Blackview P10000 Pro.

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

Emissions

Temperature

Notably, the back of our test device hardly heats up under load, averaging 28.7 °C and reaching a maximum of 29.1 °C. Things get hotter on the front though, with the Power 5 averaging 32.2 °C and reaching a maximum of 36.5 °C in the centre of the bottom third of the device. Overall, these surface temperatures will rarely occur in everyday use as these were achieved during benchmarks, which put smartphones under somewhat artificial conditions.

Max. Load
 31 °C
88 F
30.8 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
 
 32 °C
90 F
30.5 °C
87 F
36.5 °C
98 F
 
 30.6 °C
87 F
30.1 °C
86 F
36.3 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 36.5 °C = 98 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
27.7 °C
82 F
29 °C
84 F
29.1 °C
84 F
27.8 °C
82 F
28.9 °C
84 F
29 °C
84 F
28.4 °C
83 F
29.1 °C
84 F
28.9 °C
84 F
Maximum: 29.1 °C = 84 F
Average: 28.7 °C = 84 F
Power Supply (max.)  30.7 °C = 87 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32.2 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.5 °C / 98 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 29.1 °C / 84 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.6 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
Heat-map of the front of the device under load
Heat-map of the front of the device under load
Heat-map of the rear of the device under load
Heat-map of the rear of the device under load

Speakers

Pink Noise chart
Pink Noise chart

The Power 5 has a single speaker on the underside of the device. The sound quality of the speaker is poor, with music sounding particularly distorted and tinny.

The speaker does get sufficiently loud at a maximum of 86.3 dB(A). The sound is dominated by high frequencies though and is largely bass-free. The pink noise chart demonstrates this, with super high tones above 8 kHz being particularly under-represented.

The Power 5 has no 3.5 mm jack, but typical headphones can be connected to the device by way of the included USB Type-C adapter, unlike the Blackview P10000 Pro.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.238.32532.933.23137.2324031.731.35039.633.66328.331.68027.327.110026.923.312526.723.71602425.920020.931.825020.940.231519.546.140018.553.450017.555.763017.560.380015.767.3100015.874.2125016.674.1160015.875.5200015.476.4250015.577.231501679.8400015.873.550001670.9630016.369.4800016.364.41000016.2641250016.455.41600016.447SPL28.686.3N1.158.4median 16.4median 64Delta2.115.535.241.432.944.237.241.231.739.839.640.528.330.827.329.126.928.426.730.22427.120.931.420.938.919.548.318.559.217.565.117.568.415.772.215.875.616.674.315.872.915.471.715.572.5167215.880.31679.916.367.916.358.116.251.916.449.216.448.328.686.51.163.1median 16.4median 65.12.114.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseUlefone Power 5Blackview P10000 Pro
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Ulefone Power 5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 32.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.4% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 84% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 10% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 90% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 7% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Blackview P10000 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 9.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (30% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 81% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 12% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 87% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

Power consumption is okay for a 6.0-inch smartphone. The Power 5 is marginally more power-efficient than the average of other MediaTek Helio P23 MT6763T-powered devices, but it is slightly lower than the P10000 Pro and the Oukitel K10. Our test device consumed a maximum of 4.88 W under load, which averaged out at 2.9 W. At idle, our test device averaged 2.06 W and had a minimum idle consumption of 1.07 W. The latter of these is significantly higher than most of the competition.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.03 / 0.19 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.07 / 2.06 / 2.09 Watt
Load midlight 2.9 / 4.88 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Ulefone Power 5
13000 mAh
Blackview P10000 Pro
11000 mAh
Ulefone Power 3
6080 mAh
Oukitel K10
11000 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia L2
3300 mAh
HTC Desire 12
2730 mAh
HTC U12 Plus
3500 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-4%
16%
-5%
-3%
29%
-5%
-42%
0%
-4%
Idle Minimum *
1.07
0.63
41%
0.79
26%
0.89
17%
0.62
42%
0.5
53%
1.13
-6%
0.77
28%
0.857 (0.63 - 1.08, n=6)
20%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=642)
18%
Idle Average *
2.06
2.2
-7%
1.82
12%
2.48
-20%
1.76
15%
1.12
46%
2.03
1%
2.18
-6%
2.12 (1.65 - 2.51, n=6)
-3%
1.721 (0.6 - 6.2, n=641)
16%
Idle Maximum *
2.09
2.3
-10%
1.87
11%
2.52
-21%
1.87
11%
1.25
40%
2.05
2%
2.21
-6%
2.17 (1.71 - 2.53, n=6)
-4%
1.998 (0.74 - 6.6, n=642)
4%
Load Average *
2.9
3.57
-23%
2.7
7%
3.13
-8%
4.47
-54%
2.92
-1%
3.68
-27%
6.25
-116%
3.23 (2.7 - 4.28, n=6)
-11%
4.04 (0.8 - 10.8, n=636)
-39%
Load Maximum *
4.88
5.82
-19%
3.62
26%
4.5
8%
6.39
-31%
4.66
5%
4.52
7%
10.16
-108%
4.92 (3.62 - 6.73, n=6)
-1%
5.76 (1.2 - 14.2, n=636)
-18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Power 5 has a whopping 13,000 mAh battery. This helped our test device last almost 44 hours in our Wi-Fi battery test, during which we run a script that simulates the load required to render websites. This runtime is 18% longer than the P10000 Pro and is considerably longer than our other comparison devices.

The Power 5 supports Quick Charge technology, thanks to which our test device can fully recharge in around 200 minutes with the included 25 W charger.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
43h 56min
Ulefone Power 5
13000 mAh
Blackview P10000 Pro
11000 mAh
Ulefone Power 3
6080 mAh
Oukitel K10
11000 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia L2
3300 mAh
HTC Desire 12
2730 mAh
HTC U12 Plus
3500 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
2636
2149
-18%
1376
-48%
1632
-38%
565
-79%
690
-74%
440
-83%
507
-81%

Pros

+ 6 GB RAM
+ 64 GB internal storage
+ dual SIM
+ GPS module
+ battery life

Cons

- poor display brightness
- heavy
- huge dimensions
- look and feel

Verdict

The UleFone Power 5 in review. Test device courtesy of UleFone.
The UleFone Power 5 in review. Test device courtesy of UleFone.

The UleFone Power 5 sets a new battery runtime record in our Wi-Fi battery test. The Power 5 has a decent IPS display for its price and a good degree of connectivity. Ergonomics suffer because of the huge 13,000 mAh battery that UleFone has crammed inside, making the Power 5 heavy and extremely thick. This is made worse by the device’s cheap plastic feel.

The Power 5 also suffers from unbalanced system performance, with our test device scoring lower than the competition in benchmarks like PCMark. Our test device also had touchscreen issues in some games like N.O.V.A. 3.

UleFone has created a device that significantly outlasts the Blackview P10000 Pro that we tested a few weeks ago. The IPS display and cameras are better too.

The UleFone Power 5 lives up to its promises. The Power 5 should see most users through a week of moderate use without needing to find a charger.

Ulefone Power 5 - 06/18/2018 v6
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
68 / 75 → 91%
Pointing Device
83%
Connectivity
42 / 60 → 69%
Weight
86%
Battery
100%
Display
82%
Games Performance
26 / 63 → 42%
Application Performance
49 / 70 → 71%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
49 / 91 → 54%
Camera
72%
Average
72%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2018-06-18 (Update: 2018-06-21)