Hands-On: Ulefone's Power 5 With 13,000mAh Battery & T2 Pro – MWC 2018


Like most smartphone makers, Ulefone is in attendance at MWC 2018 and showcasing a number of its smartphones, including a new one the company is formally introducing at the event. This is the Ulefone T2 Pro, and one which is worth taking a closer look at for a number of reasons. Firstly, Ulefone is positioning this as the first smartphone to come powered by a MediaTek Helio P70 processor. Although what is more likely to catch people's immediate attention is the actual design of the phone, and in particular the front panel.

The reason for this is just how minimal the bezels are on this phone. As with the exception of the bottom chin portion (which in itself is fairly minimal) the sides and top bezels are largely nonexistent. Ulefone has managed to achieve this by not only including a true edge-to-edge design, but also a notch-like cut-in on the top portion designed to accommodate the front-facing camera and not much else. The design overall results in a highly attractive smartphone and certainly one which looks to offer as much screen real estate as possible. Which is saying something considering this is a fairly sizeable screen to begin with. While the processor inside looks to ensure that although this is a mid-range handset, it will perform in line with the best the mid-range sector has to offer

The other phone which caught our attention at the event is the Ulefone Power 5, which is also new, although it tends to capture attention for the opposite reason to the T2 Pro. As while the T2 Pro is heavily focused on style and its modern look, the Ulefone Power 5 does not. Although, that is sort of its purpose as the Ulefone Power 5 is being positioned as a rugged and durable smartphone. This is evident by its build quality which ultimately is bulky, yet solid. For the most part, the build quality employs the help of rubber for its durability, though the phone does also sport a number of reinforced elements as well. Of course, this would not be a "Power" branded phone if battery life was not one of its main features and on that note the Ulefone Power 5 is unlikely to disappoint. As the capacity on offer here comes in at a staggering 13,000mAh. Likely making this a phone which can stay powered for hours on end, if not days. In spite of its less than stylish design this is a phone designed to compete with even the most premium of rugged phones, as not only does it pack in 6GB RAM and 64GB storage but it also includes a dual camera setup on the front, as well as another dual camera setup on the back. On a last note, while this is not the sleekest of looking phones it is one which utilizes an 18:9 aspect ratio and so it does feel taller and thinner than most current rugged phones. To sum up, those looking for a smartphone with four cameras, a seriously rugged build, and an even more serious battery capacity, will likely want to keep an eye out for the Ulefone Power 5.


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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]

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