Dimensions - 155x76x7.9 mm. Thank you for trying to make it as thin as possible, at least it lies well in the hand, despite the weight and size. The shape of the case is rectangular, the corners are strongly smoothed. The metal closer to the front and back surfaces is shiny, the central area is matte.

The device is available in white and black versions.

A few words about the screen. The site proudly talks about a 2.5D display. The screen is slightly sloping along the edges, that is, it goes to the sides, as is done in the iPhone 6. It is pleasant to use - the finger slides smoothly on the edge, and it is visually pretty. Also, the U8 has white baffles on top and bottom (like the case is part of the antennas), exactly the same as on ... well, you get the idea.

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The front surface is protected by glass. I think not Corning, but nothing terrible happened in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, the prints are almost invisible, the finger glides without jerks (however, after the film, it will take some time to remove the layer that interferes with the smooth movement).

The assembly is excellent: nothing creaks, no backlash, the back side does not push through to the battery.

On the reverse side - plastic with a soft-touch coating.

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On the front side, in the top center, there is a speech speaker, taken away by a light metal grille. The speaker is loud, the interlocutor is heard well, clearly and legibly. But the proximity sensor works very badly: it almost always activates the backlight, and you can accidentally press your cheek on various buttons, including mute the microphone, turn on the speakerphone, or bring up the notification area. The bug is extremely unpleasant.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

There is no indicator of missed events in this model, which is a pity.

There are standard touch buttons below the display. Painted with silver paint, no backlight.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

Bottom - micro-USB and microphone, top - 3.5 mm audio output.

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The power button and volume rocker are on the right side. They are metal. It is very convenient to use them: you feel precise and clear pressing. The move is small, the pressure is soft. In short, great.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the left, a sled for two microSIMs or one microSIM and a microSD memory card. Now manufacturers have begun to use a similar design quite often. For example, in Huawei P8 Lite.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the reverse side: a large camera module protruding a couple of millimeters from the case, a double flash of a cold tone (for some reason, a cold and warm glow on the official website), a fingerprint sensor of a square shape (8x8 mm) and at the very bottom - a loudspeaker links.

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The fingerprint sensor is used to unlock the device or applications. Its sensitivity is high, recognizes quickly and correctly. However, before writing the text, for some reason, it stopped working. It happens :)

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap review

We continue to talk about little-known Chinese smartphones with interesting technical characteristics and low cost. This time in our editorial office there was a device under the simple name U8. It was made by Oukitel (Shenzhen Yunji Intelligent Technology), which was founded in 2007. In general, these data do not tell us anything, just for reference.

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At first glance, the device is quite stylishly made, in the spirit of "apple" products. However, when you start to look closely, this is where all the “charms” of an inexpensive Chinese assembly are revealed: the corners of the aluminum edging are polished quite roughly, notches are visible in some places, shallow scratches appeared after a few days of use, the chrome material was slightly rubbed to a reddish base ( copper? =)). Maybe I'm nitpicking, but these are the feelings I had after using the U8.

Dimensions - 155x76x7.9 mm. Thank you for trying to make it as thin as possible, at least it lies well in the hand, despite the weight and size. The shape of the case is rectangular, the corners are strongly smoothed. The metal closer to the front and back surfaces is shiny, the central area is matte.

The device is available in white and black versions.

A few words about the screen. The site proudly talks about a 2.5D display. The screen is slightly sloping along the edges, that is, it goes to the sides, as is done in the iPhone 6. It is pleasant to use - the finger slides smoothly on the edge, and visually it is nice. U8 also has white baffles on top and bottom (like the case is part of the antennas), exactly the same as on ... well, you understand who.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

The front surface is protected by glass. I think not Corning, but nothing terrible happened in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, the prints are almost invisible, the finger glides without jerks (however, after the film, it will take some time to remove the layer that interferes with the smooth movement).

The assembly is excellent: nothing creaks, no backlash, the back side does not push through to the battery.

On the reverse side - plastic with a soft-touch coating.

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On the front side, in the top center, there is a speech speaker, taken away by a light metal grille. The speaker is loud, the interlocutor is heard well, clearly and legibly. But the proximity sensor works very badly: it almost always activates the backlight, and you can accidentally press your cheek on various buttons, including mute the microphone, turn on the speakerphone, or bring up the notification area. The bug is extremely unpleasant.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

There is no indicator of missed events in this model, which is a pity.

There are standard touch buttons below the display. Painted with silver paint, no backlight.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

Bottom - micro-USB and microphone, top - 3.5 mm audio output.

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The power button and volume rocker are on the right side. They are metal. It is very convenient to use them: you feel precise and clear pressing. The move is small, the pressure is soft. In short, great.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the left, a sled for two microSIMs or one microSIM and a microSD memory card. Now manufacturers have begun to use a similar design quite often. For example, in Huawei P8 Lite.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the reverse side: a large camera module protruding a couple of millimeters from the case, a double flash of a cold tone (for some reason, a cold and warm glow on the official website), a fingerprint sensor of a square shape (8x8 mm) and at the very bottom - a loudspeaker links.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

The fingerprint sensor is used to unlock the device or applications. Its sensitivity is high, recognizes quickly and correctly. However, before writing the text, for some reason, it stopped working. It happens :)

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap review

We continue to talk about little-known Chinese smartphones with interesting technical characteristics and low cost. This time in our editorial office there was a device under the simple name U8. It was made by Oukitel (Shenzhen Yunji Intelligent Technology), which was founded in 2007. In general, these data do not tell us anything, just for reference.

The U8 device was interested primarily in materials. Metal is used here: the body frame and curved (rounded) glass along the edges are made of it. Approximately the same way glass is implemented in the Apple iPhone 6 and a number of other gadgets from different companies. There is a fingerprint scanner. It is up to you to judge how necessary it is, but let it be a feature. The technical side of Oukitel is not the most sophisticated: a large 5.5-inch screen, but with a low HD resolution, 4 cores from MediaTek, 2 GB of RAM, 13 and 5 megapixel cameras.

The cost of the device is quite democratic - $160. I ordered from one of the Chinese electronics sales sites. It will be listed at the end of the text.

Design, dimensions, controls

Property For Sale

After you have unpacked the heavy box and picked up the Oukitel U8 smartphone, it becomes clear that you will no longer have to pump your biceps with dumbbells, since the device weighs decently. At least for an average phone with a screen up to 5.5 inches, 200 grams is somehow too much. The manufacturer clearly did not regret for the potential buyer of the metal, so that they knew for sure that this was a solid "piece of iron", and not some kind of plastic under the metal.

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At first glance, the device is quite stylishly made, in the spirit of "apple" products. However, when you start to look closely, this is where all the “charms” of an inexpensive Chinese assembly are revealed: the corners of the aluminum edging are polished quite roughly, notches are visible in some places, shallow scratches appeared after a few days of use, the chrome material was slightly rubbed to a reddish base ( copper? =)). Maybe I'm nitpicking, but these are the feelings I have left after "using" U8.

Dimensions - 155x76x7.9 mm. Thank you for trying to make it as thin as possible, at least it lies well in the hand, despite the weight and size. The shape of the case is rectangular, the corners are strongly smoothed. The metal closer to the front and back surfaces is shiny, the central area is matte.

The device is available in white and black versions.

A few words about the screen. The site proudly talks about a 2.5D display. The screen is slightly sloping along the edges, that is, it goes to the sides, as is done in the iPhone 6. It is pleasant to use - the finger slides smoothly on the edge, and it is visually pretty. Also, the U8 has white baffles on top and bottom (like the case is part of the antennas), exactly the same as on ... well, you get the idea.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

The front surface is protected by glass. I think not Corning, but nothing terrible happened in a couple of weeks. There is an oleophobic coating, the prints are almost invisible, the finger glides without jerks (however, after the film, it will take some time to remove the layer that interferes with the smooth movement).

The assembly is excellent: nothing creaks, no backlash, the back side does not push through to the battery.

On the reverse side - plastic with a soft-touch coating.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the front side, in the top center, there is a speech speaker, taken away by a light metal grille. The speaker is loud, the interlocutor is heard well, clearly and legibly. But the proximity sensor works very badly: it almost always activates the backlight, and you can accidentally press your cheek on various buttons, including mute the microphone, turn on the speakerphone, or bring up the notification area. The bug is extremely unpleasant.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

There is no indicator of missed events in this model, which is a pity.

There are standard touch buttons below the display. Painted with silver paint, no backlight.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

Bottom - micro-USB and microphone, top - 3.5 mm audio output.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

The power button and volume rocker are on the right side. They are metal. It is very convenient to use them: you feel precise and clear pressing. The move is small, the pressure is soft. In short, great.

OUKITEL U8 Universe Tap

On the left, a sled for two microSIMs or one microSIM and a microSD memory card. Now manufacturers have begun to use a similar design quite often. For example, in Huawei P8 Lite.

The U8 device was interested primarily in materials. Metal is used here: the body frame and curved (rounded) glass along the edges are made of it. Approximately the same glass is implemented in the Apple iPhone 6 and a number of other gadgets from different companies. There is a fingerprint scanner. It is up to you to judge how necessary it is, but let it be a feature. The technical side of Oukitel is not the most sophisticated: a large 5.5-inch screen, but with a low HD resolution, 4 cores from MediaTek, 2 GB of RAM, 13 and 5 megapixel cameras.

The cost of the device is quite democratic - $160. I ordered from one of the Chinese electronics sales sites. It will be listed at the end of the text.

Design, dimensions, controls

Property For Sale Property For Sale

After you have unpacked the heavy box and picked up the Oukitel U8 smartphone, it becomes clear that you will no longer have to pump your biceps with dumbbells, since the device weighs decently. At least for an average phone with a screen up to 5.5 inches, 200 grams is somehow too much. The manufacturer clearly did not regret for the potential buyer of the metal, so that they knew for sure that this was a solid "piece of iron", and not some kind of plastic under the metal.

At first glance, the device is quite stylishly made, in the spirit of "apple" products. However, when you start to look closely, this is where all the “charms” of an inexpensive Chinese assembly are revealed: the corners of the aluminum edging are polished quite roughly, notches are visible in some places, shallow scratches appeared after a few days of use, the chrome material was slightly rubbed to a reddish base ( copper? =)). Maybe I'm nitpicking, but these are the feelings I had after using the U8.

Dimensions - 155x76x7.9 mm. Thank you for trying to make it as thin as possible, at least it lies well in the hand, despite the weight and size. The shape of the case is rectangular, the corners are strongly smoothed. The metal closer to the front and back surfaces is shiny, the central area is matte.

The device is available in white and black versions.

A few words about the screen. The site proudly talks about a 2.5D display. The screen is slightly sloping along the edges, that is, it goes to the sides, as is done in the iPhone 6. It is pleasant to use - the finger slides smoothly on the edge, and visually it is nice. U8 also has white baffles on top and bottom (like the case is part of the antennas), exactly the same as on ... well, you understand who.

There are standard touch buttons below the display. Painted with silver paint, no backlight.

Bottom - micro-USB and microphone, top - 3.5 mm audio output.

The power button and volume rocker are on the right side. They are metal. It is very convenient to use them: you feel precise and clear pressing. The move is small, the pressure is soft. In short, great.

On the left, a sled for two microSIMs or one microSIM and a microSD memory card. Now manufacturers have begun to use a similar design quite often. For example, in Huawei P8 Lite.

On the reverse side: a large camera module protruding a couple of millimeters from the case, a double flash of a cold tone (for some reason, a cold and warm glow on the official website), a fingerprint sensor of a square shape (8x8 mm) and at the very bottom - a loudspeaker links.

The fingerprint sensor is used to unlock the device or applications. Its sensitivity is high, recognizes quickly and correctly. However, before writing the text, for some reason, it stopped working. It happens :)