Even though exactly one year has passed since the launch of the first borderless, the wave of “frameless smartphones” does not seem to sink, and one of the latest manufacturers to add to the rope is UHANS. After taking a look at the UHANS Max 2 an interesting terminal for its size, our camcorder’s goal fell on the brand-new UHANS MX officially presented at the end of September and first shown live at the Global Sources Electronics Fair. At the moment, the device is only available in black color. The issue price is only 89.99 US dollars, which makes the new Uhans MX, perhaps, the most affordable “extra frame” smartphone in the second half of 2017. Competitors are significantly more expensive.
As you probably will know the name, UHANS MX is a borderless model, ie without three-sided frames, featuring entry-level technical equipment and a very affordable price. The design is pretty classic and remembers any three bezel-less of that format with its merits and defects: the front side is occupied by the screen with the Home button at the bottom that hides the fingerprint reader and the front camera confined to the front, corner to the left, while the 2.5D glass cover covers the dual camera.
UHANS MX is easy to handle and is handy enough to handle with one hand ( 140.5 x 72.7 x 8.5 mm and weighs 184 grams ) but we note that the top frame is slightly thicker than other borderless for the choice of integrating antennas and proximity and brightness sensors right at the top of the display to improve operation. And it is actually a special version that tailored for 3G network limited areas and for users who only want to use the primary network with less cost. The front-loaded fingerprint sensor is quite sensitive to quick touch, which makes screen-unlocking quite smooth and it also can be functioned as a home button.
In the aluminum frame, Uhans MX is based on the cheap platform Mediatek MT6580. Currently, it is clearly outdated (32-bit processor, slow GPU, lack of support for LTE networks), but as a budget smartphone, its grace is still undeniable. The 5.2-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels, 282 PPI) IPS screen is slightly curved on the edges (2.5D), the battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh and the operating system is Android 7.0 Nougat. The camera compartment consists of a dual-chamber on the back with 8MP.
The RAM inside the MX was set to maximum – 2 Gb, and the built-in drive – 16 Gb, and not 8 Gb. Also, there is the possibility to add a microSD memory card up to 128 Gb. The only nuance is the slot is hybrid (either nano-SIM + nano-SIM or nano-SIM + microSD).
Following another trend that has been followed for two years, the creators of Uhans MX equipped their creation with back camera 8.0 Mp with a powerful flash. The only function of the second module is the imitation of the “background blur” effect. while front a 5MP sensor which – because of its position – could create some problems in the selfie’s frame. Despite the compact size, the smartphone has a battery capacity of 3000 mAh and a 3.5 mm jack for headphones and headsets. The firmware is based on the “clean” Android 7.0 Nougat, which can generally be regarded as a plus. Finally, the system is not congested with garbage from the manufacturer and should work quickly.
UHANS MX Specification:
5.2-inch HD display
MTK6580 32-bit 1.3Ghz Quad-core processor
Android 7.0 OS
2GB RAM + 16GB ROM (128GB extendable storage)
8MP rear camera + 5MP front camera
UHANS MX is the world’s third cheapest bezel-less smartphone at a big promotion campaign which will start from 6th November. For more information, check UHANS official site. And it is already in the foreground price of 89.99 US dollars in black color only, with availability starting from November 12th. Let’s just point out that the model currently on sale only supports 3G (dual-SIM) networks, and we do not know if the Chinese company plans to add a slightly more expensive 4G-LTE version in the coming weeks. Right now Gearbest starts to presell it at $86.99.
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