OUKITEL U22 REVIEW
The smartphone market is saturated with a lot of devices from different OEMs. High-end devices are devices everybody wants to have. And how were high-end devices categorized back then? Impressive design, premium specifications and partly, high price of sale. However, things have changed now, majority of the mid-range devices available nowadays offer the same specs of premium high-end devices and at a relatively cheaper price. Perhaps there are no mid-range devices anymore, yeah?
The Oukitel U22 is a beautiful smartphone with specifications from the stables of OUKITEL that will leave you in awe and a price that will give your pockets no reason to get drained. Let’s have a look.
The Oukitel U22 is a beautifully crafted piece of art and truth be told, at first glance, the design and appearance of the device catches ones attention. However, there’s a flaw in the design of the device, the rear is an exact replica of the Google Pixel device. Oukitel could have come up with something better. Something nobel.
Nonetheless, the position of the keys, fingerprint scanner, camera and other components of the Oukitel U22 is nice.
The device comes into two colour variants – the Jet Black and Pearl White. I personally love the Jet Black because it is such a cool colour. The glossy back also adds to its beauty. The Pearl White is likewise a beauty to behold.
For visuals, a big 5.5-inch IPS display with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution is on board. The screen and the resolution will surely provide users with beautiful visual experience, colour crispness and sharp colour reproduction.
PROCESSOR, OS & STORAGE
The Oukitel U22 is powered by a Mediatek MT6580A chipset and a Quad-core ARMortex-A7 processor with a speed of 1.3GHz. The processor is okay, but quite old. But hey, it’s a budget device remember? Irrespective, it will still handle device processes smoothly and flawlessly. I mean, it also comes with 2GB of RAM. Enough room for multitasking.
To keep files, media and other documents, you’re provided with 16GB of internal storage. A 32GB storage would have been better but the U22 is a budget device, so it’s understandable. However, there’s an SD card slot for storage expansion.
Interestingly, the OUKITEL U22 runs on the latest Android Nougat v7.0, something that some premium high-end devices lack. Amazing, isn’t it?
For the snappers, OUKITEL did a great job on the U22 smartphone. Embedding four cameras unto a budget device? That’s pretty unexpected.
The ORALE X1 smartphone also has four cameras so I really don’t fathom why Oukitel tags the U22 as the world’s first smartphone with four cameras.
Anyway, on the Oukitel U22, the two rear cameras are 13MP and 2MP sensors; accompanied by a LED flash. While on the front, the double 8MP and 2MP shooters are up for selfie and video calling tasks. And like the rear camera, the front camera also enjoys LED flash support. This is applaudable because it provides a means to capture moments in the dark or at night.
The U22 smartphone comes straight from the manufacturing plant with a 2,500 mAh Lithium-Ion battery. The device lack the Quick-charge technology so the battery may take relatively long period to charge. Also, the battery pack is removable. So, you can have spare batteries in your bag or picket just in case you run out of juice on one, you can just easily swap batteries.
OUKITEL U22 Key Features
Brand – Oukitel
Model – U22
Device Type – Android 3G Smartphone
CPU – Quad-Core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
Chipset – Mediatek MT6580A
GPU – ARM Mali-400 MP2, 4-Cores
Camera – 13 Megapixels + 2 Megapixels LED and AF Rear Camera | 8 Megapixel + 2 Megapixels Front Camera with LED Flash
Memory – RAM- 2GB | ROM 16GB External Memory Support up to 32GB
Display – Screen size 5.5 inches HD (1280×720 Pixels)
Battery – Removable 2,500 mAh Lithium-Ion
SIM – Dual SIM (Micro+ Micro)
Sensors -Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint
Color – Gray, White
Operating System – Android 7.0 Nougat
I/O Interface – 2 x Micro SIM Card Slot, or microSD/TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker
More Feature – Metal, Plastic Body Design, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps Upload, HSDPA 21 Mbps Download, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, VoLTE Support, 2.5D Curved Glass Screen, 5V | 1A Charger Output Power.