Oukitel C8 review and unboxing: should you spend on this?
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- Battery - 90%90%
Oukitel C8 Review
This is a good budget smartphone anyone can afford. It comes with great features and latest Android technologies. This smartphone is powered by Android OS (7.0). It comes with a fingerprint sensor which is visibly situated at the back of the device beneath the camera.
User Review( votes)
Writing this Oukitel C8 review has been on my mind ever since I got the device during Black Friday sales on Jumia. The smartphone is actually nice and useful. Here, I’ll share my unbiased review of the Oukitel C8 smartphone.
Recently, I wrote a review about Blackview A30 smartphone, a budget top-notch Android smartphone with the latest mobile technologies. This device (C8) is the best alternative to the Blackview A30 in terms of specifications, price, and features.
Oukitel C8 Smartphone
This smartphone is powered by Android OS (7.0). It comes with a fingerprint sensor which is visibly situated at the back of the device beneath the camera. In some parts of the world, this company – Oukitel is not familiar among smartphone users. However, the company has been existing for some years now and has come up with extremely good smartphones at affordable prices.
The features of Oukitel C8 are enticing; they are the latest mobile technologies (although not the most recent). In a quick highlight, Oukitel C8 runs on Android 70 (Nougat) OS, comes with a removable 3400mAH battery which lasts pretty long, and also hides an efficient 2GB of ram inside its hood.
You’ll get up to 15GB free storage space from the default 16GB inbuilt capacity on this smartphone. This is quite lovely; unlike the Blackview A30 that only offered 13GB free space from the default 16GB.
Unboxing Oukitel C8 Android Smartphone
Well, I must confess that I was not happy when i unboxed the Oukitel C8. The below items where the inclusive packages alongside the device itself.
- A USB charging cable/cord
- The device itself
- User’s Manual
- A fancy, transparent phone pack
It didn’t come with an earpiece and for a music lover like me, this is one of the first things I usually check out for when unboxing any new mobile device.
Oukitel C8 Review
It’s been some weeks now since got the Oukitel C8 smartphone. The smartphone functions really good, thanks to the efficient 2GB ram that makes multitasking much easier. Also, the 13MP main camera delivered excellent photo shots that were as clear as I expected from a 13MP camera. So, if you love taking photos often and capturing moments, you’ll find this smartphone to be helpful.
Furthermore, the battery, although 3400mAH lasts very long even on heavy usage. But, there is no quick charge technology integrated on this device so you’d have to wait for hours before it gets fully charged.
As at this moment I’m writing the Oukitel C8 review, all features of this smartphone work perfectly. However, I’ll instantly update this article if any fails at any time. So, at the main-time, I recommend the Oukitel c8 smartphone for anyone looking for a cheap high-spec smartphone with a low budget. Actually, the current price for this device is NGN35, 000 approx ($97.00).
Oukitel C8 Specs
|Network||Technology||GSM / WCDMA|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G bands||WCDMA 900/2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2018|
|Body||Dimensions||147.0 x 70.5 x 10.2 mm|
|SIM||Dual SIM, Dual StandBy – (Micro SIM + Nano SIM)|
|Display||Type||HD LPTS, Infinity Display, 2.5D|
|Size||5.5 inches (18:9 aspect ratio)|
|Resolution||1280 x 640 pixels|
|Platform||OS||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||MTK MT6580A ARM Cortex A7|
|Capacity||2GB RAM, 16GB ROM|
|Camera||Primary||13MP main camera, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, phase detection autofocus|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Features||Sensors||Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Fingerprint|
|Messaging||MMS, SMS(threaded view), IM, Email|
|Battery||Non-Removable||Li-ion 3400mAh battery|
Oukitel C8 Features
Here is the detailed features review of the Oukitel C8 smartphone.
Network and connectivity
This is not a 4G LTE device, however, the 3G network is reliably fast. You will surf the internet at a fast speed. Also, this device comes with many connectivity options such as Bluetooth and WiFi. The Bluetooth version is 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band.
Sim cards and memory card slot
There are dual individual Sim card slots available on this device; a nano sim slot and a micro sim slot. Unlike most recent smartphones, the Oukitel C8 has an individual card slot where you can insert an SDcard. The maximum external memory support for this smartphone is 32GB.
Display and screen properties
C8 has a 5.5-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen properties include infinity display, 2.5D curved glass screen, IPS display tech with 1280 x 640p resolution. Images on this device screen appear crystal clear. For an addict gamer, you’ll see every action vividly and with clear details.
This is seemingly one of the selling points of this device. The fingerprint sensor lies beneath the camera at the back of the phone. With the fingerprint sensor, your phone security is assured.
Chipset and memory
Inside the hood is this device lies the latest generation of MediaTek’s chipset – MT6737 Quad-Core. Also, you’ll find a 2GB Ram chip alongside a 16GB ROM chip inside the hood too. With such an efficient MTK chip coupled with a good Mali GPU and 2GB of ram, gaming and multitasking with Oukitel C8 are seamless and swift.
Media and camera
At the rear side, you’ll find a 13MP interpolated camera with LED flash. Also, there is a 5MP front camera for taking selfies or record personal videos. The C8 smartphone has support for all media file formats.
Oukitel C8 runs on Android Nougat (7.0). This is not the latest Android OS version but it is still in use. The Android 7.0 delivers optimal efficiency and swift multitasking.
Alternatives: Blackview A30 and DooGee Y8
Wrap up and verdict
This smartphone is a good budget smartphone to buy. It comes with great features and functions seamlessly. Also, the camera is really great and the fingerprint sensor responds in 0.1seconds. If you’re looking for the most comprehensive Oukitel c8 review, this is it.