Out of all the Chinese smartphone makers out there that tried to implement the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, only Ulefone got Android 5.0 running properly on its devices, and the Be Touch will prove that yet again.
There are many aspects that make the Ulefone Be Touch worth buying instead of other better known, but also far more expensive alternatives. When building this particular device, the manufacturer made an effort to include high-quality materials, some great design lines and a seamless experience as far as the software is concerned.
The name of the phablet hints at the fact that it comes with a Press Touch ID fingerprint sensor similar to the one found in the iPhone. It’s great to see that Ulefone has integrated the fingerprint scanner in the Home button, as placing it on the back, below the camera wouldn’t have been as convenient.
Be Touch is meant to feel and look stunning. Ulefone has opted for a magnesium alloy board, an aircraft-grade aluminum frame and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to protect the 5.5″ 1280×720 IPS display. Each and every one of these components will contribute to Be Touch’s overall sturdiness.
To ensure optimal performance, this Android 5.0 Lollipop device will be powered by a Mediatek MT6752 SoC that includes a 64-bit octa-core CPU clocked at 1.7Ghz and a Mali T760 GPU. Multitasking won’t represent a challenge, either, as the phablet will sport 3GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM that can be furthermore expanded with the help of a microSD card of up to 64GB.
As far as the camera sensors are concerned, Ulefone picked a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor for the rear camera and a 5MP Omnivision 5648 for the front-facing one.
Connectivity wasn’t neglected either, as besides 4G FDD-LTE in the 800/1800/2100/2600MHz bands, Be Touch also has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS sensors. At this price point, some would have expected seeing a NFC antenna, as well.
Be Touch’s battery will get from 1 to 35% in 15 minutes, due to a very impressive Quick Charge technology. That being said, it’s a bit disappointing that Ulefone has included a 2550mAh battery, as this capacity might make people look for power outlets before the end of the work day.
Most resellers offer the Be Touch for $219.99, but on GearBest you can get it for $197.89 if you use the coupon code BETOUCH during the checkout procedure.