Unboxing the Oukitel U16 Max Phablet

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The latest smartphone coming out of Oukitel is the U16 Max, which boasts a large 6-inch display, and an also large 4000mAh battery to keep it going all day long. This is likely the cheapest 6-inch display you'll find on the market right now. Other internals on the U16 Max include a MediaTek MT6753, an octa-core processor along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There is also a micro SD card slot available for expanding storage. Now with this being a sub-$150 smartphone, it's a bit surprising to see it launching with Android 7.0 Nougat, but definitely welcomed.

Opening the box, the first thing you notice is how truly large the Oukitel U16 Max is. Unlike some of the other flagship smartphones coming out these days, it doesn't sport small bezels at all. So it's a 6-inch device with rather large bezels – particularly on the top and bottom. Taking the phone out of the box and handling the U16 Max, I was actually really surprised at how well built the device was. For something in this price range you don't expect it to be actual aluminum (usually plastic made to look like aluminum). Now this does make the phone feel a bit more heavier than usual, but it does feel great in the hand, even with its large size.

Oukitel does include a clear TPU case with the U16 Max. So as soon as you take the phone out of the box, you can slap a case on it and have it protected. There's nothing too special about it, really. It's just a clear case that protects the sides and the back of the U16 Max. Also inside the box you'll find the wall adapter and the USB-A to micro USB cable. This smartphone does have a micro USB port this time around, as opposed to a USB-C connector like most of the other smartphones on the market. There's also a warranty card inside, so you know what's covered under warranty and what isn't. And that's about it. There's nothing fancy in the box here, although it is nice getting a case with your shiny new smartphone.

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