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An Android Go phone that sports a big and beautiful display, as well as a triple camera is a novelty. Which is why Ulefone’s Note 7 intrigues.

There are thousands of smartphone models out there and very few of them make an instant impression. I mean, almost all of them are glass/plastic slabs. It takes a little bit of serious value proposition or acting to stand out – and the Ulefone Note 7 manages to do just that.

Ulefone Note 7 packs in a rear triple camera, a big 6.1-inch, 19:9 aspect ratio waterdrop display, and a 3500mAh battery in a package that costs $60. That’s about ₦25,000.

And if the official images are anything to go by, it looks quite good too. Caveat: Official images have been known to look better than what items look like for real. If I can get my hands on the Ulefone Note 7, I will let you know how good it looks – and feels.

So, what else does it offer? Well, being an Android Go phone means that it is an entry-level Android phone. Iit runs Android Go Edition – that is the version of Android that is optimised for smooth performance on low-end hardware.

The processor is a Mediatek MT6580 chip, there is 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. One wonders how much of that space the phone’s System and pre-installed apps take up. There is a microSD card slot for cards of up to 64GB capacity.

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For Internet connectivity, all you get is 2G and 3G. If 4G broadband is essential to you, the Ulefone Note 7 is not for you. But if 3G works just fine for you, read on.

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What of the triple camera? The configuration is 8 MP + 2 MP  + 2 MP. It likely won’t take any stunning photographs, but perhaps it can pull off shots that have more details than the average camera phone in its class can. I’d love to take that triple camera for a spin to see if this is all hot air and little substance.

For selfies, you get a 5 MP front-facing camera that is located inside the cute waterdrop notch. I still am not a fan of notches, so ignore that I used the word cute to describe it here.

I would have gone into orgasmic throes should Ulefone had added fast charging to the features on the Note 7. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the cut. There is only so much you can fit into a sub-$100 smartphone.

There is Face Unlock, but it lacks a fingerprint reader. Again, something has to give. Something always gives in the game of balancing features against price.

Ulefone Note 7 Specifications

Network

  • 2G mobile network bands: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz.
  • 3G mobile network bands: UMTS, WCDMA, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • 4G mobile network bands: No.
  • Speed: HSPA

Launch Date

  • Announced: April 2019
  • Market Availability: April 2019

Operating System

  • Android 8.1 Oreo, Go Edition

Design & Display

  • Dimensions:156.1 x 73.7 x 9.7 mm
  • Weight: 177.5g
  • Display: 6.1 inches, 1280 x 600 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD curved glass screen with a waterdrop notch.
  • Colours: Twilight. Black. Gold.
  • Physical Build: Plastic.
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM: Nano SIM + Micro SIM
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Hardware

  • Processor Type: 32-bit, 1.3 GHz Quad-core, Cortex-A7
  • Processor Name: MediaTek MT6580
  • Graphics Processor:  ARM Mali 400MP
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 64 GB (dedicated slot)

Cameras

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP triple camera, f1.8 Aperture, dual LED flash, video recording
  • Front-facing Camera: 5 MP, f2.0 Aperture, AI Face Recognition, video capture.

Multimedia

  • Music Support: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC + / MP3 / AMR – NB / WB / APE
  • Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Loudspeaker: Mono speakers
  • Video Support: H.264/MP4/MPEG4 player
  • FM Radio: Yes.

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes, A-GPS,
  • USB: microUSB v2.0.
  • NFC: No.

Other Features

  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Gyroscope.

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Non-Removable Lithium-Polymer 3500 mAh
  • Battery Charging: 5V/1A Standard Charging

Ulefone Note 7 Price and Availability

  • Country Availability: China. Global.
  • Price: $60. At current exchange rate, that comes to about ₦25,000 if purchasing from Nigeria. If you want one, you are likely to find it on Jumia or Konga. It is on sale for KSh 5,999 in Kenya.

Buyer’s Guide Verdict

The Ulefone Note 7 is an interesting proposition. It is the first entry-level Android smartphone that we are seeing with a rear triple camera and a 19:9 aspect ratio waterdop display. And $60 is a good price too. Note though that this is a 3G smartphone; there is no 4G support.

Our Buyer’s Guide Verdict is recommendation that we make based on our evaluation the specs of the device. It is a general guide designed to help you understand how much value a smartphone offers for its price. It is not a stamp of quality assessment or an endorsement of the device or of the manufacturers. Be sure to ask questions and use your judgement when buying any device, as TellForce Blog may not be held responsible for your buying decisions.

Ulefone Note 7 Review Rating

We are yet to review the Ulefone Note 7 and so do not have a review rating for it yet. This section will be updated with our review rating and a link to the review page, as soon as we have a review ready.

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Disclaimer: While we take the pains to ensure accuracy, we can not guarantee that the specs and  information on this page about the Ulefone Note 7 are 100% correct. If you think that any information for the current phone is wrong or missing, please contact us.

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