Ulefone X Review

27 July 2018, 16:57:45

Ulefone X Review
You can buy an Ulefone X at a promotional price from Ulefone's official store on AliExpress or from Banggood.

Design, build and controls

In terms of specifications, Ulefone X is a classic mid-range smartphone. However, in terms of design, it does surprise positively as it offers more than you'd expect. The build is excellent and the handset feels solid and steady in the hand. The front and back are covered with a 2.5D curved glass. Its type is not specified but the handset arrives with two screen protectors. The glass attracts lots of smudges but compared to plastic it can be cleaned easily without residue. The frame is made of aluminium alloy that's beautifully polished and has chamfered edges. The model is available in black and white colours. We are reviewing a black unit. Ulefone X is 73.41 mm wide and 150.93 mm high. This makes it one of the widest and tallest handsets among smartphones with 5.85-inch displays. Still, due to the full-screen design, this display is fitted in what generally is a body with a 5.5-inch screen. In addition, with a waistline of 9.05 mm, this is one of the thickest devices with a display of that size and a 3000-3500 mAh battery. It is also the heaviest one with a weight of 217 grammes. That kind of weight is typical for large rugged smartphones. Still, the handheld experience is good. One-handed operation is quite comfortable and the body is not overly slippery. The front of the Ulefone X is reminiscent of the iPhone X. However, it does have a generous chin and the notch does not have exactly the same shape. The bezels are not very impressive either. The display covers 77.6% of the total front surface of the device. The notch houses the front camera, earpiece, light and proximity sensor. The chin is bare and the navigation bar is on-screen only. The Intelligent Assist menu contains Navigation bar settings from where you can switch the places of the Recents and Back buttons as well as dock the navigation bar or make it hideable. The back of the device also looks a lot like the one on the iPhone X. The dual camera module with the LED flash between the two shooters is placed in the top left corner. It is the fingerprint sensor that is a bit different. Its shape is oval and the sensor is positioned centrally along the vertical. Below it, the Ulefone logo appears and some certification data is imprinted at the bottom. The top frame houses a 3.5 mm jack, while the bottom frame includes a Micro-USB 2.0 port with two speaker grilles on its sides. Only the right one covers a speaker. It is followed by a microphone whole. The hybrid, dual-SIM tray is placed on the left frame and the Volume and Power buttons are positioned on the right one. The Power button is placed above the Volume rocker, which is quite a nuisance if you're accustomed to the classic position below the Volume.

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