UHANS i8 Review: A Smartphone With Trendy 18: 9 Design and Face Recognition Convenient

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What should be a modern smartphone of the middle price segment? The Chinese corporation Uhans believes that the phone must be beautiful, technological and long-playing and an excellent i8 is a good example. With the Uhans i8, the manufacturer released another smartphone with a large 18: 9 display into the race. The hardware is based on a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, 4GB Ram and 64GB internal memory. There is also a dual camera on the back and a strong 3500mAh battery.

The unique selling point of the smartphone should, as lately with many models, be an almost borderless display, which reminds something of the Infinity display of the Samsung Galaxy S8. The manufacturer does not present a real novelty, but maybe the Uhans i8 can implement the recently popular concept very well. So today in this article you will find detailed review, unboxing, photos and some tests of the Uhans’s latest device. (Review Unit of Uhans i8 is Provided by GearBest, which is a well reputed online store of China)

Before starting the detailed review, let’s take a quick look at the main specifications of this smartphone.

BASIC INFORMATION
Brand: UHANS
Kind: 4G Smartphone
Unlocked: yes
SIM card slot: Dual SIM with standby mode
SIM type: Dual nano-SIM
SCREEN AND DIMENSIONS
Type of screen: Capacitive IPS
Screen size: 5.7 inches
Screen resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels, 342 dpi
Dimensions 152.7 x 71.8 x 10.0 mm
Weight 0.205kg
HARDWARE
CPU: MediaTek MT6750T
Nuclei: 1.5GHz, 8 cores
GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 64GB
External memory: Up to 128GB
CONNECTIVITY
Band technologies 2G: GSM 1800MHz, GSM 1900MHz, GSM 850MHz, GSM 900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz
4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B20 800MHz, FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, GPS.
Interfaces SIM card slot and memory card, Type C port.
CAMERAS
Main camera: 16.0 + 3.0MP
Front camera: 8.0
characteristics Autofocus, face detection, touch focus, continuous shooting, panning, digital zoom.
BATTERY
Battery Capacity 3500mAh
Removable Do not
PACKAGE CONTENT
It includes Uhans i8 Smartphone, Power adapter, USB Cable, SIM Ejector, User manual, Glass Protector, Cleaning Pad ( Wet & Dry), Silicon Case, USB Type C to 3.5mm
Unboxing

The smartphone comes in a large square box, which has a beautiful texturing and is bright blue. This has measures of 152.7 x 71.8 x 10.0 mm and weighs 500g. In the upper part of the packaging and on the left side, “UHANS” has been written in silver.

While the back part will appreciate some product specifications along with a certification label.

Inside the package
  • 1xUhans i8 Smartphone
  • 1xPower adapter
  • 1xUSB Cable
  • 1xSIM Ejector
  • 1xUser manual
  • 1xGlass Protector
  • 1xCleaning Pad ( Wet & Dry)
  • 1xSilicon Case
  • 1xUSB Type C to 3.5mm

The Uhans i8 brings along a decent dowry. For protection, a transparent silicone case and a screen protector are enclosed. We were also very happy about the supplied Type C to 3.5mm cable, which allows us to connect earpiece to the mobile phone.

Furthermore, the Chinese manufacturer has thought of a micro-USB (in) to USB-Type-C adapter (out). For those who would like to continue using their old Micro USB cables. There is also a USB Type-C to AUX adapter since the device itself does not have a separate headphone jack. A headset is also included. This offers good sound quality and it also good for telephoning. A USB-Type-C cable and a charging adapter (5V / 2A) are of course also on board.

Design and Appearance

The first impression says a lot about smartphones. On the Uhans i8, you can speak of a successful appearance on the outside. A connoisseur will never confuse it with the Galaxy S8, but optically and haptically there is nothing wrong with Uhans. The dimensions (Lenght, Width, Thickness)152.7 x 71.8 x 10.0 mm of the high-quality smartphone bring it to 205 grams.

Despite 5.7 inches display and the device is safe in the hand. The 18: 9 format and the gentle rounding of the edges proves to be very helpful. The display margins are 3mm on the sides. Top and bottom remain 12mm black. This results in a contemporary screen-to-body ratio. Capacitive hardware buttons are not available.

The back of glass seems to love fingerprints. It is interrupted by a minimally depressed fingerprint sensor and the camera module along with dual LED flash. Fortunately, next to the camera, the reference “dual camera” is appropriate, otherwise we would have noticed in the end that there are 2 lenses. How nice! The back panel is also black, very glossy, directly mirror, it’s hard to say what is made of: glass, ceramics, or maybe just very high-quality lacquered plastic but it looks very impressive

Uhans i8 houses fixed buttons Double rocker on the left side and the power button remained on the right.

The sim-tray was placed on the Top and USB Type-C connectors are located at the bottom of the device and 3.5 mm audio jack is disappeared. As far as I know, this is the first Uhans’s smartphone with Type-C.

The front side has a single camera and the loudspeaker above the display A very bright notification LED indicator is also available. Appearance is very clean. Nothing wobbles or creaks.

Display

The screen has a size of 5.7 inches that comes with HD resolution of 1440x720p, multitouch technology and a pixel density of 320dpi. This IPS LCD capacitive screen is engraved in the 2.5D curved glass, in order to improve its security, but also the level of elegance. All this, plus the pixels per inch mentioned above, allow colors, brightness, and saturation to look great.

The screen dims less at an angle, transmits a brighter and more contrasted image. In addition, thanks to a significant improvement in anti-glare properties and the reduced reflection effect, the content of the screen are read without problems even in the street, in the sunlight. Definitely what can be highlighted is its high margin of brightness and wide viewing angles.

But using the configuration section, you can access the MiraVision tool, with which you can independently set several parameters of the image, including the color temperature level, contrast, etc. Fortunately, the fact that the phone comes with a brighter screen, committed the manufacturer to offer HD. In fact, the UHANS i8 performs quite well in the presentation of a deep and sharp display. The Uhans i8 reliably recognizes up to 10 touches, which is sufficient for normal use.

Hardware and Performance

The SoC that comes equipped is the MediaTek MT6750T. It has an integrated GPU frequency of up to 650MHz and a higher Ram ( 833MHz ). The chipset includes a 64-bit processor, with 8 Cortex-A53 cores: 4 low-power cores operate at 1GHz, while the frequency of 4 most productive cores reaches 1.5GHz.

For graphics processing comes with a Mali-T860 MP2 GPU. In addition, all of the above is assisted by a sufficient amount of Ram ( 4GB LPDDR3 ). While the amount of internal storage is 64GB that supports the possibility of expansion up to 128 GB.

Results in Benchmarks

In Antutu it obtains 43,358 points . While in GeekBench, it executes 615 points in the single-core test and 2,611 points in the multiple core test.

Video game Performance

Many of the features of the Uhans i8 make it an attractive terminal for video game fans. Its manufacturer knows this and is very sure of its good gameplay performance. During the tests, several third-person, open-world and racing games were perfectly executed. Compared to smaller smartphones, the Uhans i8 provides a much more spacious view to observe the scenes and players can advance more strategically.

In addition, Ram provides a plus point when dealing with graphics-intensive games. So given the hardware capabilities, players can use it without much trouble. However, it is not recommended to play in very high graphics, with average settings, you can count on a more than sufficient level of FPS.

Operating System

This smartphone runs Android 7.0 Nougat, which has smart settings for Smartlock and the Intelligent assist, including a screenshot with a swipe down with 3 finger and multiple windows mode. In this, it is possible to divide the work area of the screen, for simultaneous interaction with two applications. Additionally, the firmware update can be performed using OTA packages that are downloaded automatically with an active Internet connection. It is very convenient to take advantage of the split screen on a mobile phone with such a large one.

For example, space is enough to watch YouTube and send SMS at the same time. So if you think it is uncomfortable to run two applications this phone could help you make peace with this feature. Another convenient question for the user is that the operating system is clean with a fluid interface and free of bloatware or unnecessary third-party applications.

Face Recognition

Separately, I want to highlight the face recognition mode. It is located in the settings of Face Recognition Management. Before setting up, you need to set up a pin or pattern. You can add up to 5 persons to the list, adding us warns that the way to unlock the face is less secure than the graphic password and someone similar to you will be able to unlock the screen. We are offered to remove the hat and sunglasses, to provide a sufficient level of illumination without light and direct sunlight.

How it works: on the locked screen you need to press the power button, the face scan mode with the animated green grid will turn on, if you are recognized – the screen will be unlocked, if not – after 10 seconds the screen will turn off. At first glance, everything works quickly and extremely conveniently, much more convenient than a fingerprint scanner, especially if you wear gloves on a winter street or just work.

Connectivity

The integrated RF module provides support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks in virtually any region. Thanks to LTE Cat.6 technology, the user has access to the mobile Internet with a high data rate ( up to 300Mbps ). On the other hand, it is compatible with wireless Wi-Fi networks b / g / n (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0. As for the GPS system, the navigation module provides a fast connection to the satellites, a stable signal reception, and high quality. The accuracy of the location is more than ideal.

However, in case of preferring A-GPS, it is also incorporated for the user. The standard sensors are the environmental light sensor, gravity sensor, proximity sensor and fingerprint sensor. And if you were wondering, you can insert two SIM cards, but the present slot is hybrid and only accepts Nano SIM. You can access any network without problems since band 20 is also installed.

Camera

The appendix the camera here not standard stock, such periodically put on smartphones with double chambers. It has a silent mode, a snapshot by touching the screen, face detection, HDR, backlit video, different modes and filters, many settings. The camera is one of the highlights since it is the UHANS launches a model with 3 cameras configuration. Both sides cameras capture more vivid and profound images. So we have a good camera team both front and back.

The main dual camera has two 13.0 and 3.0MP sensors, LED flash, autofocus and the video can shoot in resolution up to FullHD 1080p 30fps, the microphone is good. And for the famous selfie are clear and charming with this front camera 8.0. There is no doubt that the brand seeks to satisfy us with a great multimedia recorder without compromising performance. What’s more, with the help of both cameras, the owners of a Uhans i8 can take photos in portrait mode with a background blur effect, and also use the optical zoom without losing almost quality.

Camera Performance

Before checking the dual camera function, please first look at the performance of the camera. The following example is taken in the auto mode of UHANS i8. It is posted without doing image quality adjustment with only reduction processing.

Although it is slightly dark, the appearance of buildings is also well reflected and the features are not bad. If posting to SNS, it is quite practical if you can use it to correct brightness or filter at posting. You can take pictures with the background blurred using a dual camera. The way of blur was a rather rough impression.

The UHANS i8 is a model with dual camera specification that mounts two cameras on the back. Although the method of utilizing cameras is different for a dual camera model, in the case of this model it is possible to acquire the depth of field using a sub-camera, which usually results in a large blur that cannot be obtained with smartphone cameras It has become possible to reproduce.The degree of blur is rough, but it is a fun feature that you can take pictures with blurred taste, such as close-up accessories.

Battery

It has a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 3500mAh. In the trial periods, it used to last about a day and a half in the moderately active mode of operation. However, it only lasted around 6 hours of continuous video playback. Although if the user is much less than normal, it could last even couple days.

We are really surprised because this is a very good result, given the size of the screen. Finally, it ‘s compatible with the Pump Express 2.0 fast charging technology and is equipped with a 5V / 2A power adapter.

Conclusion

I can say that the smartphone came out pretty enough, in the spirit of modern trends: narrow frames and a screen 18: 9. What is more beautiful and practical than everyone solves, it’s a matter of taste, but personally, I can note from myself that ordinary smarts with standard frames and a touch/mechanic buttons from the bottom already somehow look archaic, although they cannot yield or even outstrip the power. Fashion and style work well with the subconscious. Overall i8 is very balanced in terms of performance so it’s hard to find the real selling points for the Uhans i8., 4GB of RAM and 64GB will not let it slow down or suffer from a lack of storage.

The HD + resolution is not up to date, but still acceptable. The installed camera sensor does not fully exploit the potential but it is good and the selfie camera also does a good job in contrast. An advantage of one or the other possibly the display size of 5.7 inches, which is a good compromise between the large 6 inches of a Phablets and the now increasingly occurring 5.5-inch displays. So if we have aroused your interest in Uhans i8, we have the excellent news that now you can buy it on Gearbest to use coupon code:  UHANSi8phone   at $130.99.

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