If you follow our web daily then Ouktiel U15s is surely not a surprising name for you. It’s a design focused phone and the manufacturer is trying to present it as just that. The brand is of course well established at the market so customer already has some idea about what to expect and the U15s will deliver. With large RAM of memory, 4Gigabytes has good for multi-tasking to do.
- SYSTEM: Android 6.0 (will get OTA Android 7.0 in March 2017)
- CPU: Mediatek MT6750T (1.5GHz Octa-core)
- GPU: Mali-T860
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- STORAGE: 32GB Internal Memory, Support up to 128GB SDCARD Memory
- FINGERPRINT: Back Fingerprint
- CAMERA: BACK: 13MP with interpolated up to 16MP ; REAR: 5MP with interpolated up to 8MP
- DISPLAY: 5.5 inch, 1920×1080 pixels
- LTE: FDD 1/3/7/8/20
- WIFI: Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
- BLUETOOTH: Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS: GPS/AGPS/GLONASS
- BATTERY: 2700mAH
Big thanks to Oukitel for providing this review unit. I used the Oukitel U15S for daily devices.
DESIGN AND BUILD
Oukitel U15S has build with Aircraft Aluminium metal and argonomic design. Using CNC technology, make this phone has good build in my hand when using it. Very comfort and suitable with small hand. Side bezels around the display are minimal and good looking for display. With 7.6 mm thickness and 169.06 g weight, it’s very confort if you using for daily devices, not heavy and thick. I got champagne gold color, and i like this color with one lines of metal on up and bottom backcover. With traditional design from older Oukitel phone’s, it’s has not a big changed has they do.
At the chin, with USB port, microphone and dual-speaker. Unfortunately, it’s has only one speaker has function on the right side. It’s like same trend of other smartphones with this design.
On the right side, has volume rocker button and power button. That’s button so soft when you want to try press it. I love it. On the left side, has hybrid slot for simcard and sdcard. On the top, has 3.5mm headphones jack. Overall, that’s argonomic and fit in your hands.
The front side, display 5.5″ has not disapointed to me and very sharp display. With 1920×1080 Full HD display (480dpi) and bring with SHARP screen, the vivid and sharpness is good and very well to looking it. You can adjust the color with use MiraVision technology in setting. Some advantages for this devices, you can hide navigation bar to get full display expriences.
You will expect this mid-range devices has not good performance, but you’re wrong. With 4GB RAM and Mediatek 6750T with clocked up to 1.5Ghz, you will not disappointed about that. I have try to do multi-tasking in this devices, yes thats has good if you want to do multi-task apps. For me, that’s enough for you if you don’t important for high gaming graphics and just using for daily usage like Facebook, Google Chrome and Whatsapp. You can watch on my review video above. In antutu benchmark, this devices has get 43031 score. I’ve play some games such as Modern Strike, Turbo League and Golf Clash, it’s smooth and i don’t get any notice laggy.
In other android devices, it’s has bring with pure android system. But in Oukitel U15S, they bring with dido OS and Android 6.0. I just want to say, it’s very smooth and i like it. This interfaces, it’s bring me to remember about EMUI and MIUI rom. By the way, i’ve contact to Oukitel for help me to find APN Setting in setting apps because I want to add manual APN. It’s difficult to find if you’ve normally using pure android system, thanks Oukitel Developer team, i get it after i’ve email to their team. Fast respond. In this March 2017, Oukitel has announce, Oukitel U15S will arrive OTA to update Android 7.0. That’s great news for Oukitel U15S users. I hope this update will make this system more friendly user.
I have to say I was pretty pleased with the fingeprint scanner integrated in back cover. The scanner boasts about 0,1 second unlock speed, but in reality, it is surely slower but still fairly above the average. Recognition can be sometimes refusing to register your finger, but that’s just normal for more or less any scanner and just trying the finger again will solve it.
Oukitel U15S has non-replaceable battery with 2700mAH capacity.The actual battery life is the usual day and half of normal usage when you are not torturing the phone with too many extra tasks and especially heavy gaming. If you remind about Samsung Note 7, the battery has many case about explode. But you don’t need worry about it, because Oukitel U15S has using SCUD safe battery.
CONNECTIVITY, CALLS, GPS AND LTE
As mentioned before the phone has a hybrid slot for either two SIM cards or one SIM paired with a microSD card. Supported LTE bands are 1/3/7/8/20 so for those unfortunate needing the band 5 it’s a bummer. Turbo download feature can speed up a bit the downloading if you boost it up with simultanous usage of WiFi and 4G together. Signal sensitivity and call quality both turned out to be satisfying so really no complaints there, in fact a shout out to the proximity sensor working fast and flawless.
Thanks to the 16MP with interpolated rear camera with Panasonic Sensor, together with OIS Technology. In this devices, camera applications has bring with new user interface and i like that. Thanks Oukitel because they hear my opinion to change it design. I really don’t like UI in other mediatek phone, it’s ugly and boring interfaces.
About camera, it’s very sharp and good color. From normal mode to HDR has get perfect picture. On low light condition, noise has not appear because this device has bring with Dynamic De-noise technology camera. That’s pretty good if you really like to take picture on the night. About front camera, i don’t really like too much. You will get notice noise in the picture. By the way, with beauty function in front camera, it’s make good selfie camera.
If you take into the account the retail price average $159 and with hardware inside, that’s has good midrange devices. With 4GB RAM and MTK6750T, has reasonable prices. The phone looks gorgeous and still feel nice looking.Camera performance is mediocre, but with some skill you will get decent results too.
I really to thanks to Oukitel for bring this sample for reviews and you can buy it here.