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Oukitel C8 (4G) Review – The Best Low Budget Smartphone With 2GB RAM And 4G Support

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Hello Guys.. let me first start this post by saying I’m extremely sorry for going AWOL on you guys for a couple of days, I had some issues I needed to resolve in school. I was actually supposed to make this post a couple of week ago but I decided to spend some more time with the device so I can write a proper and detailed review.

So, I got the Oukitel C8 review unit from Gearbest a couple of weeks ago and I must say that during my use of the device in the past couple of weeks I’ve been very impressed. Oukitel really made the C8 a solid phone.

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So, without further ado let’s unbox this amazing device together.
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WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

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  • OUKITEL C8 4G
  • Instruction Manual
  • Clear Transparent Pack
  • Power Cable

OS,DESIGN AND DISPLAY

The C8 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes in 5 color variants ; I’ll certainly pick the gold one in a blink of an eye. Although the C8 also has a 3G variant, this 4G variant keeps the same 18:9 ratio display but comes with improved graphics and performance. The Oukitel C8 weighs just 155g making it a very light device however it doesn’t trim down the bezels. They look a bit chunky to me.

Looking at the display , the colors are quite vibrant and the white balance is even, the display panel comes with a rather strange 1280 x 640 resolution giving the phone a low ppi of 260.

Although 260 ppi is a bit low, we can forgive Oukitel because of the cost of the device. I know a couple of brands that the cost of their logo being on a product is higher than the cost of this phone .
I would have preferred having a higher resolution on this phone though.

Like most devices it has a protective glass and strange enough it’s not the popular Gorilla Glass we all know. Oukitel decided to go with Dragontail Glass.

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It’s not something Merlin conjured from a magic spell.😁
Dragontail glass is actually the Japanese equivalent of gorilla glass.

I won’t bore you with the technical details but you and I know that a Dragon will definitely whoop a Gorilla’s ass any day. Probably when we exempt King Kong.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

However, one little thing that I really don’t like about the device is the fact that the charging point is placed on top of the device so if you are a fan of charging docks, your phone is going to be upside down when charging

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PERFOMANCE

The C8 ‘s performance like most devices in it’s price range can be rated as average. I didn’t experience any lags while using the phone and multi tasking is very smooth.  The phone runs on a MediaTek 6737 CPU.  It also comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
The storage can be expanded up to 64GB. Coming to graphics, It has an ARM made Mali-T720 GPU which is a low-end GPU (graphics processing unit) that can play almost all the graphically intensive Android games. The C8’s low resolution helps with this since there are less pixels that need pushing around.
However, if you are a heavy gamer, the C8 may struggle to keep up but if you’re a just an average smartphone user , the C8 will serve you well. Keeping the lights on is a removable 3000mAh battery.
So here’s a quick recap of the specs in the performance department –
2GB RAM
16GB Internal Storage (expandable to 64GB via micro SD)
Mali-T720 GPU
3000mAh Battery

CAMERA

The C8 comes with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera . There’s an LED Camera to support both cameras. I’ll rate the C8’s camera 5/10 because it doesn’t perform very well in low light situations but it’s quite okay during daytime shots.
Although some of the day time shots tend to look a bit grainy when zoomed in but it’s quite okay.
Here are a couple of shots I took on the C8. (P.S – If you want to see the video quality , you’ll have to watch the Review Video at the end of the post)
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The camera also supports Geotagging, Multiple Shots, Autofocus and more.


NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY

The phone has a dual SIM slot – One Micro Sim and One Nano SIM. There’s support for LTe,WCDMA,HSPDA and GSM. Here are the supported LTe Bands – 800,1800,2100,2600Mhz.
This means that it supports 4G on MTN,9mobile, Airtel , Smile and Ntel.  It also supports VoLTe( Voice Over Long Term Evolution). This means that you can make calls on networks with Volte support like Ntel. The advantage of VolTe here is this – Normally on phones without Volte support , your device has to switch to 3G to make calls then switches back to 4G when you need to use data services. The constant switching between 3G and 4G will run down your battery faster.
Also having VolTe means you get to make calls faster and hear the person on the other side in HD.

                                         SECURITY

When it comes to security the C8 is definitely no slouch. It has a finger print scanner that unlocks within 0.1 seconds and it’s accuracy is top notch. You can add up to five finger prints, so if you wish to add all of your fingers you can do that easily. The fingerprint is combined with the standard security as a secondary layer of security .(PIN, Password, Pattern).

SPECS SHEET

  • Brand – Oukitel
  • Model – C8 4G
  • Device Type – Android 4G Smartphone
  • CPU – Quad-Core 1.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53
  • Chipset – MediaTek MT6737
  • GPU – ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 600MHz, 2-Cores
  • Camera – 13 Megapixels with Single-LED Flash and AF Rear Camera | 5 Megapixel Front camera with LED Flash
  • Memory – RAM- 2GB LPDDR3 | ROM 16GB External Memory Support up to 64GB
  • Display – Screen size 5.5 inches IPS Display (1280 x 640 Pixels)
  • Battery – Removable 3,000mAh Lithium-Ion
  • SIM – Dual SIM (Micro + Nano), Dual Standby
  • Sensors – Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint
  • Color – Gold, Black, Rose-Gold, Blue, Purple
  • Operating System – Android 7.0 Nougat
  • I/O Interface – 1x Micro SIM Card Slot, 1x Nano SIM Card Slot or microSD/TF Card Slot, Micro USB Port, 3.5mm Audio Out Port, Power Button, Volume Button, Microphone, Speaker
  • Dimensions – 70.6 mm x 147.0 mm x 10.2 mm
  • Weight – 155 Grams (With Battery)
  • Versions – 2GB/16GB
  • More Feature – Metal+Polycarbonate Body Design, LTE 50 Mbps, HSPA plus, LTE CAT4 150 Mbps Download, Computer Sync, OTA Sync, Tethering, FM Radio, Bluetooth, Rounded Edges, 2.5D Curved Glass Screen, 5V/1A Charger Output Power, Infinity Display, 18:9 Aspect Ratio.

MY VERDICT

The Oukitel C8 offers us so much for less and although it packs some bezels, Its plastic finish and shape makes it a phone that is easy to handle and the best for watching movies. The sound quality is also super .and believe me any device that offers you all that for less than $100 is definitely the device you ought to go for. Here’s  the review video below –


PRICING

The Oukitel C8 costs N39,000 / KSH 11,000 but Gearbest is offering you 7 percent off this device if you purchase it from them. It comes with free shipping as well and you’ll get a tracking number as well.
Use this coupon to get 7 percent off discount – GB7%OFF (Valid Till March 30 , 2018)

CLICK HERE TO BUY THE OUKITEL C8

Of course if it’s your first time buying from Gearbest, I’ve put up a post on how to order from Gearbest here – How To Order From Gearbest Easily

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Sleek design but should you buy it? Infinix Note 7 – Full specs, Features & Cost in Nigeria

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Chinese conglomerate Transsion Holdings enjoys a moderate foothold in Nigeria’s mobile phone market alongside its Itel and Tecno brands, and also has one of the country’s top artists in an ambassadorship role. With well received range of devices to it’s name which the S, Hot and Note series are all huge representatives.

Now, the company’s Infinix brand has launched the successor to its Note budget smartphone – the Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 Lite. Both falling within the budget smartphone segment, with features that are intended to match the current competition.

Infinix Note 7 Lite specs

The infinix Note series smartphone has no doubt always captured the interest of the public especially with it’s sleek design build and camera system but with the many devices churn out lately were left wondering if the new Note 7 is really a necessary upgrade now or are we left paying for yet another crap?

Infinix Note 7 Specifications and Features

The smartphone design comes quite impressive with it’s sleek build and amazing screen-to-body ratio which means we get less bezels and just that punch hole front camera sitting all the way to the top left.

Infinix Note 7 smartphone has a 6.95 inches IPS LCD display. It measures 173.4 mm x 79 mm x 8.8 mm and weighs . The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels and 258 ppi pixel density.

But then why is all this beauty being enclosed in an extreme plastic body?

The fact Infinix continues making smartphones with plastic components and tagging them all up with huge market price doesn’t bode well for the Nigerian market going forward especially with major competitors like Xiaomi lurking in the background.

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Again, that’s your call to make there.

Infinix Note 7 smartphone runs on Android v10 (Q) operating system with Infinix 6.0 custom skin slapped ontop. The device is powered by Octa core (2 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Cortex A55) processor and runs on the MediaTek Helio G70 Chipset and Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU.

On camera department, infinix Note 7 users get a quad camera that consists of 48 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP (dedicated video camera) with features like Fixed Focus, Quad-LED flash, panorama,HDR, etc. The front camera consist of a 16 MP camera(wide).

The Infinix Note 7 smartphone is fueled with a non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery + Fast charging 18W. It has 4 GB and 6 GB as RAM options and a 64 GB or 128 GB available internal storage.

You’re assured never to run out of juice whilst you multitask on this amazing device right?

The device is integrated with a loudspeaker with dual speakers and a 3.5mm jack. Connectivity features include; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS with A-GPS, Radio, Volte and USB.The phone handles Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).

Available sensors include Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Infinix Note 7 price & availability in Nigeria

Infinix Note 7 specs, price in Nigeria

The infinix Note 7 device was launched in April in the Nigerian market and is therefore available for order from any of their major stores – Xspark for N78,000.

There’s also a Note 7 Lite version which appears to be a toned din version of the base device.

The available color options are Bolivia Blue, Aether Black and Forest Green.

Should you buy it?

The Infinix Note 5 was a huge success and the Note 7 unarguably promises even more with suspicions of a Coning Gorilla glass, but from a mid-range user perspective it is more stringent they start prioritizing function over fancy.

Having a mid-range device with plastic components is no big deal at least Samsung intentionally do that on their A-series but then you have to look at the competition.

Also, the world don’t need to hit the caves for protection over Covid-19 before Transsion starts making a smartphone with a Snapdragon SOc.

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Of course, these are tiny details but then, the Infinix Note 7 device promises a great mid-range experience especially with that Huawei Mate 30-esque camera arrangement. Hehehe

Infinix Note 7 Quick Specifications

  • Display : 6.95-inches
  • Dimensions: 173.4 x 79 x 8.8 mm
  • Resolution: 720X1640 pixels, 258 ppi
  • Network Support: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 + 6×1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G522EEMC2
  • RAM: 4 GB+ 6 GB
  • Internal Storage : 64 GB + 128 GB
  • OS: Android 10 + XOS 6.0

Camera

Rear : 48 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP (dedicate video camera)
Front: Single 16-megapixel (Wide)
Features: Fixes Focus, Picture, video, panorama, HDR

Battery

  • Type: Non-removable
  • Capacity: 5000MAh
  • Fast charging: Yes, 18W

Sensors

Fingerprint scanner: Yes, side mounted

Accelerometer, Proximity & Compass

Facial recognition

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Samsung unveils the Galaxy A21s – Full specifications, features & price in Nigeria

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Samsung Electronics yesterday launched the Galaxy A21s smartphone which has seen quite a few leaks confirmed already leading to launch.

The Quad camera setup, 5000mAh and Samsung Infinity O-display are only few major takeaway from the new device

The Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone range is the company’s plan to gain foothold in the mid-range mobile market while remaining competitive at the top tier of flagship smartphone production.

As usual, the A21s didn’t really disappoint in it’s entirety…

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Samsung Galaxy A21s Features

The Samsung Galaxy A21s features a 6.5-inch HD+ (720X1600 pixels) Infinity-O Display with 20:9 aspect ratio.

It runs Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 10. The phone is powered by an octa-core (two quad cores clocked at 2.0GHz each) processor paired with fair 3GB of RAM.

The Galaxy A21s offers ample storage with 32GB inbuilt storage though just a single option for now, it is expandable using a microSD card up to 512GB.

In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy A21s comes with quad camera setup at the back.

The cameras include a 48-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 2-megapixelf/2.4 depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, it has a 13-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It also comes with an LED flash.

The phone packs a mammoth 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support which is just about fair in it’s entirety too.

It comes with a rear fingerprint sensor and facial recognition technology. The dimensions of the phone are 75.3 x 163.6 x 8.9mm.

Samsung Galaxy A21s Price & Availability in Nigeria

Samsung Galaxy A21s price and availability in NigeriaSamsung Galaxy A21s will go on sale in the UK starting June 19. Price of the phone starts at GBP 179 (roughly N81,000).

The availability of the phone in Nigeria is unknown so far though with the availability of so many of their other mid-range devices in the Nigeria market, there’s no cause for alarm.

The colour options for the phone include Black, White, Red and Blue.

Samsung Galaxy A21s Quick Specifications

  • Display: 6.5-inch
  • Resolution: 720X1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Network Support: 2G, 3G, 4G
  • RAM: 3G
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • OS: Android 10

Camera

  • Rear: Quad 48-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.2) + 2MP (depth, f/2.4)+ 2MP (macro, f/2.4)
  • Front: Single 13-megapixel f/2.2 (LED flash)
  • Features: Picture, video, panorama, HDR

Battery

  • Type: Non-removable
  • Capacity: 5000mAh
  • Fast charging: Yes, 15W

Sensors

  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes, rear mounted
  • Facial recognition tech

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