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.

Primary camera

ULefone X is equipped with two rear cameras. The main one packs a 13-megapixel Sony IMX135 Exmor RS image sensor. This type 1/3.06" sensor has been in rotation since 2013 and quite a number of smartphone model have adopted it for its main cameras ever since. In this model, it is interpolated to 16 megapixels and is combined with a 5-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection auto focus (PDAF), a LED flash. The photos are with a resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels (4160 x 3120 original). It also shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. Other smartphones that have opted for this sensor to power their primary cameras are the Elephone S3, Oukitel U20 Plus, Bluboo S8, Cubot X18, Oukitel K5000, Bluboo S8+, Oukitel U18. The auxiliary rear camera is said to have a 5MP sensor. There is no reliable information about the sensor's model and actual image resolution. It is used only when the camera shoots in SLR mode and is responsible for creating the blurred background that is quite artificially applied to the image from the main camera.

Secondary camera

The front-facing cameras of the Ulefone X uses an 8MP GalaxyCore GC8024 one, software interpolated to 13 megapixels. It has a 1/4" size and a 1.12μm pixel size and is coupled with a 4-element lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The camera takes photos with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. This sensor is used by the front cameras of the following smartphones we have reviewed: Doogee Mix 2 (as an auxiliary front snapper), Oukitel U18, Doogee BL9000, Cubot X18 Plus, Cubot Power, Cubot P20.

Camera App

The Camera app interface is very often used, hence, it will be familiar to most of the users. The shutter button is in the bottom's centre with the shortcut to the list of images and videos to its left. The camera switch is to its right. The various shooting modes are listed horizontally above shutter button and include - Photo (default), Video, Beauty (with sliders for five beautification parameters), SLR (with a slider for the blur degree), and Panorama. The top of the screen is occupied by icons for the flash and HDR options, filters and camera settings shortcut. The camera settings offer options for the photo and video quality and various standard features for taking photos and videos - recording location data, grid line, self-timer, anti-flicker, microphone, etc.
The interface for the front camera is the same with the exception of some modes that are not supported (SLR and Panorama) and the lack of flash and HDR options. Google Photos is the only pre-installed app with which you can open and edit photos. The editing options include adjusting the position, adding filters, adjusting the saturation, brightness, contrast, etc. Google Lens is integrated into the Photos application. This feature is designed to bring relevant information using visual analysis based on deep learning routines. Put simply, it can intelligently recognize objects from an image and show relevant search results and information.

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