Ulefone Power 5S Review

16 December 2018, 15:36:12

Ulefone Power 5S Review
You can buy an Ulefone Power 5S at a promotional price from Amazon DE, Ulefone's official store on AliExpress, GearBest or from Banggood.

Primary camera

Ulefone Power 5S is equipped with two rear cameras. The main shooter of the model packs a 21MP Sony IMX230 Exmor RS sensor with a 1/2.4" optical format and 1.12μm pixels size. It is paired with a 5-element lens with an f/1.8 aperture and is aided by a dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus. The camera makes photos with a resolution of 5312 x 3984 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. Other smartphones that we have reviewed and use the same sensor for their primary cameras are the Zopo Speed 8, LeEco Le Max 2 (X820), Meizu Pro 6, Vernee Apollo, Elephone P8 (2017), Doogee S60, Ulefone Armor 3. 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 Blur mode and is responsible for creating the blurred background.

Secondary camera

Ulefone Power 5S features two front cameras as well. The first one has an 8MP SuperPix SP8407 sensor one with a 1/4-inch size and a 1.12 μm pixel size. It is interpolated to 13 megapixels and is combined with an f/2.2 lens. There's a front soft selfie light as well. The camera takes photos with a resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. This sensor is also used by the front camera of Oukitel Mix 2. There's a 5MP auxiliary snapper on the front but there's no official data about the sensor and lens. It is used only when you're shooting in Blur mode. The front camera supports face unlock. It detects 128 different facial features in order to create your face ID and recognize it upon unlocking.

Camera App

The Camera app interface is quite familiar and easy to get around with. The shutter button is in the bottom's centre with the shortcut to the list of images and videos to its left. The various shooting modes are listed horizontally above the shutter button and include - Photo (default), Video, FaceBeauty, Blur, Mono, Panorama and PRO. The FaceBeauty and Blur modes provide a slider from which you can adjust the degree of beautification and background blur, respectively. Above the list with shooting modes, you can see the zoom level icon. The rear camera supports up to 4x digital zoom. The top of the screen is occupied by icons for the flash options, camera switch and camera settings shortcut. The HDR shooting mode is available for both photo and video shooting and you can access it after you tap on the camera settings shortcut. At the bottom of the settings screen, you can choose the photo and video quality, switch on/off location data, etc.
The interface for the front cameras is the same as the one for the rear cameras. Only the HDR and PRO modes are not supported. Of course, the photo and video resolution are different as well but all other options remain the same. 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 not integrated here.

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