Oukitel K8 Review

24 August 2018, 17:39:21

Oukitel K8 Review
You can buy a Oukitel K8 at a promotional price from Banggood or from Oukitel's official store on AliExpress. More information can be found on Oukitel's website

Design, build and controls

Oukitel K8 has quite a standard appearance though it is on the heavier side. The back of the device is made of 3D curved polycarbonate which has been treated with an additional layer of UV celluloid paint. On one hand, it creates a fine finish that resembles the one made on metal backs. On the other, it does not attract fingerprints and smudges. The four-sided curve of the back fluently transcends to the rear chamfered edge of the frame. The front edge is chamfered, too, and make a nice combination with the plastic casing of the display panel and the 2.5D curved Asahi Dragontrail glass on the front. The chamfers of the zinc alloy frame are polished, while the rest of the frame is matte. The model is available in one colour only - space grey. Oukitel K8 has a width of 76.4 mm, which is typical for smartphones with a 6-inch display and a 5000 mAh battery. Its height of 160 mm is also quite average for that type of smartphones. However, this model is the thickest one among handsets with 6-inch displays and 5000 mAh batteries as its waistline measures 10.5 mm. K8 is also the heaviest smartphone with displays and batteries of the same size and capacity. It weighs 238 grammes. The display of K8 covers 76.25% of the total front surface of the device. The forehead houses the LED notification light, front camera, receiver, light and proximity sensor. The chin below the screen is bare. Both the forehead and the chin are quite thick for a full-screen smartphone and so are the bezels. The navigation is on-screen only and you can customise it from the corresponding menu in the Settings in two ways - change the positions of the Menu and Back buttons and make the navigation bar hideable or leave it docked at the bottom. On the back of the device, there's a dual camera module placed centrally along the vertical followed by a fingerprint sensor. There's a dual-LED flash to the right of the cameras. The two cameras are separate modules with silver-coloured rims that protrude only very slightly from the surface. The fingerprint sensor has a silver-coloured rim as well but is slightly indented. Its position is comfortable to reach with the index fingers. The Oukitel logo and website are imprinted at the bottom. The 3.5 mm jack is placed on the top frame and the bottom one houses a Micro-USB 2.0 port with two 5-hole grilles on its sides. The left one is for symmetry as only the right one covers an actual speaker. There's a microphone whole in the far right of the frame. The right-hand-side frame is where you'll see the Volume and Power buttons. They are made of metal but are somewhat flimsy. You can freely push them left-right and here a tiny clicking sound. On the left-hand-side frame, the hybrid, dual-SIM tray is positioned. It can house either two Nano-SIM cards or a Nano-SIM and a microSD card.

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