The Ulefone Paris is already in pre-sale, until the 20th of this month.
Ulefone is a manufacturer that from its beginnings stood out for the design of its terminals (including the Be Touch 2, clone of the iPhone 6). The company’s new announcement takes us to Ulefone Paris (not Paris), a 5-inch terminal aimed at the mid-range but that stands out for a very careful design in detail and an aluminum alloy and glass structure on the screen , denoting quality on all four sides.
The Ulefone Paris is a five-inch terminal for those users who are looking for a mid-range terminal because they don’t need too much power for the use they are going to give it, but nevertheless they do want a high-quality terminal with a very careful aesthetic. And it is that as we say the Ulefone Paris is a terminal that bases its strengths on the design and not on the internal hardware, because as you will see below it is a mid-range oriented smartphone.
Ulefone has integrated into the Paris a MediaTek MTK6753 SoC with eight 64-bit ARM A53 cores that run at a speed of 1.3 Ghz, something quite typical in this market segment. Accompanying the processor, the SoC integrates an ARM Mali-T720 GPU that we have already seen on previous occasions and provides more than valid performance for all types of 3D applications. In addition, its 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM memory ensures fluid behavior in all applications that incorporate the pre-installed Android Lollipop 5.1 operating system. Regarding storage, Ulefone has installed 16 GB of internal memory, but it is expandable by up to an additional 64 GB via micro SD memory card.
Regarding the screen, Ulefone describes it as “state-of-the-art but modest”. They explain that their first option for the Paris was a Full HD screen, but that would require a more powerful SoC and therefore the price of the terminal would become more expensive, so they opted for a 5-inch IPS screen and HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), which offers sharp images with 85% of the NTSC color spectrum and also helps save battery life, giving the terminal greater autonomy with its 2,200 mAh battery.
Speaking of cameras, the Ulefone Paris incorporates the already typical 5 Mpx on the front and 13 Mpx on the back. However, the rear camera (which is actually 13.2 Mpx and has an F/1.8 aperture) has several software optimizations, including what they call Omnivision which theoretically greatly improves background images when taking pictures.
Regarding connectivity, the Ulefone Paris has a 2G/3G/4G LTE connection (800/1800/2100/2600MHz) compatible with Spanish networks, and it is also a free smartphone so it can be used with any operator. As a good Chinese smartphone, it has Dual SIM (one full-size and the other micro SIM), and of course it has 802.11 b/g/n WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and more.
Finally, it remains to talk about the design. It should be noted that the screen has the typical 2.5D curvature that creates the effect of reduced edges. Even so, it is a very manageable terminal with dimensions of 14.3 x 7.2 x 0.89 centimeters and weighs 125 grams. As we said at the beginning, it has an aluminum alloy structure that makes it very resistant, and the screen is protected by tempered glass, so it is not necessary to use a screen protector.
How to book Ulefone Paris
As usual, you have it available for reservation in the GearBest Chinese store at a price of 151.87 euros with shipping costs included anywhere in the world, available in white or black and with the usual store guarantees. Shipments will begin on September 20.