Chinese company OUKITEL introduced a new smartphone. It is called C18 Pro. The novelty has added to the average budget price segment. The manufacturer has not yet specified the official cost of the smartphone in the international arena, but it is known that you can buy it for less than $150. There wouldn’t be anything wrong with it if it wasn’t for the fact that C18 Pro has a name…well, “Pro”. You won’t find any smartphones that are even less Pro. Still, it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a very cheap smartphone with a large battery.
The UMIDIGI S5 Pro is based on the MediaTek Helio P25 16nm processor with Arm Mali-T880 MP2 graphics and a 2.6 GHz peak frequency. It is currently the most powerful mid-range single crystal system used in smartphones on the global market.
In terms of performance, it outperforms even the 8-nanometer SoC Snapdragon 625. The CPU is equipped with a liquid cooling system to cool the dust, which extends the life of the smartphone at maximum power.
The mobile processor is paired with 4 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, while users are provided with 64 GB of storage for personal data storage. The power supply is provided by a 4000 mAh rechargeable battery with support for 18-watt fast charging over the wire.
The front panel of Oukitel C18 Pro has a HD+ matrix with Face ID unlock. The diagonal is 6.55 inches with 1600*720P resolution. Due to the use of a retractable front camera, the manufacturer managed to minimize the thickness of the frame around the display. The sliding front camera is built on a 16MP image sensor.
A main camera with four modules is installed in the upper left corner of the rear. The smartphone uses 2 megapixel sensors for background blurring and macro photography. The resolution of the main module is 16 Megapixels and the wide-angle module is 8 Megapixels. The angle of view is 130 degrees. The manufacturer also claims improved software for the camera.
The new C18 Pro was valued at 149.99 dollars. The price would be fine, if it wasn’t for the fact that it is cheaper to buy the predecessor, who loses by lack of an additional 2 MP camera. Is it worth paying extra? I have doubts…