Ulefone Paris can be called, and without exaggeration, iPhone, Android. Can he get rid of patches fakes and prove his worth? See for yourself how fell in our test.
Housing and workmanship
I mentioned this in the introduction and announcement of the test, and now repeat, because I can not omit to mention the look on the model of Paris. It is a phone similar visually to the iPhone 6 – mainly looking at the front but also the sides and the design alludes to Apple. Dissents only the rear flap, which has a different structure, different rear camera and, most importantly, different logo.Of course, when we look at the details, the differences are more. Paris is larger and thicker, while being slightly lighter. At the screen, in addition to the characteristic of the wheel (which in this case is a touch screen button), there are two barely visible dot on either side of and including the buttons. It's one of the things that distinguish Ulefona from an Apple product. Reaping the handful of solutions to the American company has its pluses – received extremely nice device. phone cover is made of different materials. Front glass is, of course, in this case rounded on the sides (2.5D) Gorilla Glass panel 3. The frame are made of aluminum and the rear flap of plastic. You can not have any objections to the quality of components, nor their potential strength. The phone is almost perfectly mated – cover creaks even with strong compressions, and the side buttons are firmly seated in their positions. The phone has been designed in such a way that even though aluminum body and compact design was the ability replaceable battery – the rear flap is removable, provided it can find not only the battery but also to enter the SIM card and the memory card. The phone comes with two wire inputs: micro USB and 3.5mm audio. They were placed on top.
The temperature of the enclosure
Under heavy load, the housing can be firmly heat, but only a point. The maximum temperature recorded our thermometer is up to 42 degrees Celsius. A lot. Such a result, however, was available in only one, small point (adjacent to the camera lens). The remainder of the housing, including its upper batches were already much cooler. [temperatura_obudowa product_id = "21234"]
The display has a 5-inch diagonal and HD resolution (1,280 x 720 pixels). It is a matrix of type IPS, which initially may resemble the older properties-these AMOLED panels. As for colors, which by default is very bright and saturated, but at the same time has apparently dirty white, yellowish color. In the settings, under the heading called Miravision we find the possibility to adjust the hue and color temperature. Can thus significantly improve the appearance of colors, but unfortunately, in each configuration white still has an unnatural hue.The screen has a pixel density equal to 294 / inch. This quantity ensures the sufficient sharpness, smooth fonts – not easy to make out individual points. The viewing angles are good, but mainly for deviations parallel to the edge. When viewing the bias, the image apparently shines, but not to the extent that in any way affect this in the comfort of your mobile phone. In terms of screen brightness adjustment falls just fine. Our calibrator has registered a maximum of 340 cd / m2, and the minimum value to which we were able to reduce the power of illumination is 23 cd / m2. Visibility in the sun is acceptable, but there are devices that handle this issue much better. The front panel cover glass 2.5D, which has a positive effect on comfort. The rounded edges give the impression of greater integrity of the screen with the rest of the housing, and are more convenient for handling close to the edge of the display. The touch panel works without reservations – it is sensitive and precise. It supports the most of its opportunities for 10 points / fingers simultaneously.
Chinese producers managed to us accustomed to be generous in terms of battery capacity. In the case Parisa apparently could not get around the laws of physics, with the result that the housing squeeze been able to link with a capacity of "only" 2,250 mAh. This means that in theory for long run times on a single charge is not what count. In fact, with moderate use, we can safely count on all day without having to recharge. With hardly able to withstand 48 hours already be a big problem, but when we reduce the brightness to a minimum and greatly limit our activities, it is still possible. Traditionally, energy efficiency checked the phone with brightness reduced to 120 cd / m2. Results compiled a similar elephone M1, which has a link with a capacity of 2780 mAh. [test slug = "accumulator" virtual = "conversation, video-wifi-off 3g internet, internet-wifi, PCMark-work, loading-ac" product_id = "21,270.21240"]
The main camera, located in the upper left corner of the rear of the appliance has a 13-megapixel sensor Omnivision OV13850. The most important elements of the specifications of this unit:
- 13 Megapixels
- CMOS sensor Type 1 / 3.06
- 4 mm focal length, the unit f / 1.8
- a single pixel size of 1.12 microns
- Single LED
- video recording at 1080p
to operate the camera is the default camera application. It is a program simple, with functional and intuitive interface. It allows you to adjust parameters such as exposure, scene mode, white balance, flicker prevention, resolution and ISO. It also has a few basic shooting modes and photographic filters. The application works very quickly, it is satisfactorily responsive and stable, and the process of taking a picture usually does not last long.
Photographs are usually nice, but it is not a rule, because the device is sometimes unpredictable. In addition to setting appropriate parameters, you have to have a little luck – even under good conditions – to perform the correct picture. The camera copes differently because even small changes in lighting, often in automatic mode too nervously juggling exposures or ISO, resulting in overexposed images or inadequately exposed. The same is true of sharpness. Once she is better, sometimes worse even when shooting the same scene. To sum up, to make sure that the photo will come out like we planned, it is best to take some pictures and choose from them the best. Photos of the night come out quite well. Top rely on their intuition and manually select the ISO value, but as there is no time, also should not be a tragedy. At most picture will be slightly less sharp and more noisy.
Videos tend to keep a higher level than the photographs, at least those recorded with a large amount of ambient light. You can not complain about both the detail and fluidity. What a rare, really you show that it is a true 1080p 30 frames / sec. At low light, as you can see in the following samplu, cierpli primarily liquidity, the lack of which makes movie watching uncomfortably.
To take pictures of self-portraits is a 5-megapixel system, also manufactured by Omnivision. This time it is the budget OV5648 sensor. Selfie performance of the phone is of acceptable quality, so that, without shame, to be able to show them off on a social network. Print them but I would not be recommending, because even at low magnification reveal the imperfections of noise and blurring. We have the opportunity to also shoot 720p video at 30 fps. / Sec. Videos recorded front of the camera are unfortunately of poor quality. While liquidity can not complain, granularity differ significantly from the ideal. For video calls but this should be more than enough.
The quality of voice chat
Ulefone Paris is a convenient tool to conduct voice calls. It has the optimal dimensions, and components in the form of a speaker and a microphone to exercise properly. The caller is heard clearly and loudly, and our voice, even though only a single microphone is collected with due sensitivity. The dialer has been slightly modified with respect to the system, but they are just fine, graphic changes.
The main speaker and the audio output
Main speaker is under the grid on the bottom edge. Despite a promising string 3D Sound can not show off good audio quality. Indeed, the latter is loud and there is no distortion even at maximum volume (84 dB), but the unit is practically devoid of bass. The manufacturer boasts that Paris is equipped with Smart Bes audio processor, which is designed to ensure excellent music quality and high power headphone output. Indeed, it must be admitted that the phone has a good background sound, but to experience it you have to connect better headphones than the ones that are included. I dare even say that it is a competitive level for the Meizu MX4, which is one of the best music of smartphones, with which I had to deal with.
The device is equipped with two slots for a SIM card. They operate in standby mode, or they can not work simultaneously. Only one of them supports 4G connectivity.
Connectivity and GPS
The single module is WiFi and works in b / g / n. Even in the most extreme of our scenarios, or when the phone was on a different floor than the modem, Paris was able to guarantee a stable connection. Praise is also due for trouble-free operation streamowania image than by miracast. [test slug = "wifi-phone" axis = "negative" product_id = "21270"] Module GPS (with A-GPS) very quickly catches the signal (usually a few seconds) and not lose it on the road. When it comes to positioning accuracy is not perfect, but the differences in recording routes are not large enough to constitute a problem – even for pedestrian navigation.
Built-in Memory and OTG
The phone supports USB OTG, so you can connect an external pointing devices and storage media. The condition of cooperation with these others, however, the FAT32 file format. Internal phone storage has a capacity of 16 GB, to be used remains less than 11 GB. In case this was not enough, we can extend the value of a microSD memory card up to 64 GB using the slot for a removable, rear flap. You can move a card application data.
Performance and System
The phone's performance corresponds to MediaTek MT6753 chipset. Ośmiordzeniowym system is based on the ARM Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.3 GHz and a Mali-T720 graphics. He is supported by a 2-gigabyte RAM. This is a typical configuration of this year's mid-range. As shown in synthetic benchmarks and our practical experience, this kit allows you to enjoy all the stress capabilities of the phone. All applications run without slowing down, even when multitasking, like games, even the most advanced. [wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu"] [test slug = "android-antutu" product_id = "21270,21102,20398"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "GFXBench"] [ Test slug = "gfxbench-fps" virtual = "t-rex-3-offscreen, t-rex-3-onscreen, manhattan-3-offscreen, manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "21270,21102,20398"] [ / wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "PC Mark Android"] [test slug = "PCMark-android" product_id = "21270,21102,20398"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "3DMark: Unlimited"] [test slug = "3dmark" product_id = "21270,21102,20398"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] From our test suite we tested titles such as Asphalt 8, Real Racing 3 and Dead Trigger 2. All items launched without any problem and are playable even at high graphics details. Traditionally installed on your phone also has a program package MX Player with the latest codecs. Most of our test files opened, and the liquidity problems appeared only at 4K resolution.
– MKV, 480p, xvid, 1Mbps, he aac, subtitles; – MKV, 720p, h264, 600kbps AAC / MP3 audio dual; – MP4, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, aac; – MKV, 720p, h264, 3Mbps, vorbis, subtitles; – MP4, 720p, h264, 6Mbps, ac3; – MKV, 1080p h264, 10Mbps; – MKV, 1080p h264, 40Mbps; – Mp4, 4K (3840×2160), h264, 34mbps (illiquidity); – Mp4, 4K (4096×1716), h264, aac, 35Mbps (lack of liquidity). The device operates on the Android 5.1 Lollipop from a production cap called U Launcher. The system was modified mainly in terms of graphics. This refers to the icons, some fonts and menu system, which, incidentally, is very similar to iOS. If someone does not match the default gray color can be changed with a single click, using the icon Change Skin. There are three themes, if not it will be for someone quantity sufficient, it can be downloaded much more using the application theme. In addition, there is one program added by the manufacturer – the browser In Browser, which works much faster than the system.Device interface works very quickly, securely and easily. During testing I have not seen any system error or unwarranted slowdown. The only caveat I have with the software Ulefona are appearing from time to time ads in the notification bar games. I have not found in the system which could function deactivate this ailment.
Summary and evaluation
Ulefone Paris is a decent phone. Definitely not worth it to disqualify because of its resemblance to the flagship Apple, because you can thus missed a great suggestion. Paris is a nice device, efficient, well-made and at the same affordable. It has a few minor ills, but at such a price can confidently turn a blind eye on it. Especially since equipment can be purchased now at an even lower price , in the upcoming sale on the occasion of Black Friday.[temperatura2 product_id = "21270"] [inne_propozycje product_id = "21270"]