5/18/2015

Oukitel U8 looks like a P7000 sans steroids; On limited sale for $139.99


Like it or hate it, it is nearly impossible to ignore the Elephone P7000. The phone has been making waves even before landing in users’ hands, and here we are, comparing it to another phone that looks equally worthy of the money… at least on paper.

We’ve spoken about the Oukitel U8 before. If you didn’t happen to be around then, here’s what the U8 is all about: the phone also known as the ‘Universe Tap’, and as you might have already guessed, it comes with a ‘touch’ fingerprint sensor (as opposed to a swipe based one).

The U8 also runs on a MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. Very much like the Ulefone Be Touch, the phone has a 2.5D curved glass over the 5.5-inch HD that should give it a rather premium look and feel. Besides that, the U8 comes with a 13 mega-pixel rear camera, a 5 mega-pixel front camera and a 2850mAh battery.


Two of the most interesting things about the phone (apart from the price, which I’m coming to in a bit) happen to be the fact that it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box (much like the Elephone G9, which coincidentally or not has the same processor) and the ‘tap’ fingerprint sensor. If not lot is lost to translation, one tap should unlock the phone, as opposed to two that phones like the Ulefone Be Touch need.
 
The phone is new, so is the company… and naturally, they’ll have to offer a good price for the product at least during the initial stages. Which is why, the phone will be on sale for US$140 between May 15 and 21 on Everbuying.com, after which the price will go up (by iterations of US$10 weekly) to US$170 in June. Coupon code EBOU8 can be applied for an additional US$10 discount before 31st May.

We’ll be bringing the review of this phone soon, so stay tuned, and let us know what you think about it so far!