Oukitel U23 is the latest Oukitel smartphone from the U series. Oukitel still continues unveiling it smartphones in grand style, the silent mode, without much media noise. The Oukitel U23 which shows up out of the blue, will features a 6.18-inch 19:9 IPS display with a notch, FHD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The design and display
Oukitel U23 comes with a classy design language. It has a wide uni-brow notch on top, which houses front camera along with sensors and a speaker. It features 6.18-inch full HD+ resolution screen with 18:9 aspect ratio. I had no issues with the display, as it is bright and offered good viewing experience even under direct sunlight.
On the right side, this device features a power button and volume rockers placed one above the other. On top, it has a smooth surface with no physical buttons except for the grey antenna lines, which blends into the surface without any protrusions. On the left, it features a SIM tray slot.
At the base, it houses a mic, Type C USB port and a single grille speaker. By now, you would be wondering where is the 3.5mm audio jack? Well, you won’t find one in this Oukitel phone, which seems to have embraced the Apple iPhone X design concept, quite literally.
On the bright side, it comes with eye-catching gradient finish on the back, with a mix of blue, purple and Indigo colours reflecting when looked from different angles. It features vertically aligned dual-camera in the top left corner and a fingerprint sensor to the right, at the centre of the shell.
As far as build quality is concerned, Oukitel U23 is a solid phone and I felt when held in hand. Though the back cover is smooth, it offers good grip for the fingers to hang on to it. I appreciate the company for offering a cover case with retail box, which certainly increases the longevity of the phone usage.
Hardware, Software and performance
There is 6GB of Ram that cannot be expanded and also an additional internal storage 64GB of ROM that can be increased through a microSD card up to 128GB. Sensors are follows, accelerometer, proximity, geomagnetic, OTA, OTG, ambient light, fingerprint, compass, gyro, ultrasonic distance, and gravity.
Android OS v7.0 Nougat is the driving operating system in the device. It’s a surprise that this is the information we got from OukitelCentral. Additionally, there is MediaTek 6750T chipset inside the Oukitel U23. Octa-core 1.5 GHz CPU, while GPU is Mali-T860. In addition, the device runs on 64-bit architecture.
There are four cameras in the Oukitel U23. There is dual 16 MP plus 2 MP optical image stabilization, auto focus, dual LED flash at the rear.
Special features are not specified. At the front, there is dual 16 MP plus 5 MP that comes with some cool features too. Video performances vary and all of these come with FHD recording effects.
There is a 3500 mAh non-removable battery that provides adequate backup for the Oukitel U23. Standby time is up to 400 hours, while talk time is up to 40 hours. In view of this, the manufacturer said the phone can be used for a full day on a single full charge.
Quality camera capture
Very responsive UI and display
Fast wireless charging
Gorgeous color in a solid design
Audio quality is relatively high
Great battery life
No NFC capability
No headphone jack
Oukitel U23 is one of the best-looking device in the mid-range phone market and also the battery life is praiseworthy. Go get yours today at Banggood.com and you are sure to get a treat.