As a preamble to this test
Among all the possible choices, it becomes difficult to choose the smartphone that best suits your needs.Depending on the use that will be made of them, it is mandatory to compare several models with each other.This model, the Note 8 16 GB uses Android, which is already a choice in the telephone world.
Now let’s see the results of our situational testing.
Unfortunately, our analysis showed that this product was below what you would expect from a smartphone.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.Only its well-placed price is interesting; it can be a temporary choice.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Making photos or movies|
The Note 8 16 GB, enough for internet use?
The intended use of your future phone is of utmost importance.Mobility for surfing the internet, even on holiday.
A model that fits in your pocket: the Note 8 16 GB.A size of 5.5 inches that would have been normal in the early days of smartphones, but not anymore.
Obviously with this size, it is not easy to surf the net.Even less good for watching a movie.It’s a model made for telephoning, mainly.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.This smartphone has GPS.No more need for a map to get around a city or a country.Important when you’re away from home.
It is sometimes convenient to have several phones in one. And this model can handle multiple Sims.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.That is, several operators at the same time.An interesting option abroad.
No protection on the screen of this Note 8 16 GB.In other words, the scratches or the shocks that happen to us all, will inevitably appear.If you decide on this model, remember to use a transparent tempered glass film, adapted to the shape of the screen.
A negative point, however, is the battery capacity.With only 2700 mAh, it will be difficult to last a full day.You’ll think about having an external battery backup nearby.
In conclusion on battery charging, Ulefone has not changed anything compared to previous models, which means no fast charge.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
Interesting for the videos?
The use of the telephone now exceeds that of television.Perfectly designed for our daily needs.The same goes for listening to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.Careful, that doesn’t mean any smartphone will do.
We would have liked the Note 8 16 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.Its screen is not big enough to enjoy a video, let alone a movie.A resolution which is moreover in 442 x 960.It is rather advisable to listen to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The light of the backlight varies according to the orientation of the pixels allowing a wider viewing angle.
Ulefone has also designed this product for audio use.A 3.5mm input to connect your headphones or speakers.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
Finally, we deplore the absence of stereo speakers.
The Ulefone smartphone for online or local games
Smartphone games now require power.This implies that the batteries must be able to keep up.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, the more advanced the components are, the better the gameplay will be.
In the end, we found that the power of this Note 8 16 GB is below its competitors.The Mediatek MT6580 (28 nm) processor is an older generation.The colors are medium and the images are not fluid.
In terms of storage memory, it’s in the worst.You will only have 16 GB for your videos and music.And because Ulefone predicted that some of you would be demanding gamers, you have the ability to expand the available memory.
If you play a lot for several hours you will find that the battery is low.Unfortunately in the case of this model, it is one of the worst.Its power of 2700 mAH will not allow you to enjoy it all day long.
We would have appreciated a higher level for displaying applications.Reading comfort where the display is not up to scratch.This is an entry-level model: 192* pixels per inch.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
Finally, and regrettably, this model does not allow for contactless payments.
Efficiency for audio and video
People have been using smartphones for some time now… to take pictures.The millions of pixels of the sensors make it possible to make high quality photos.Other important criteria must be taken into account, such as zoom, HDR function, Flash Led, Panorama mode.The possible retouching via application is also interesting.Ulefone has long been designing smartphones with top quality photo sensors.
Little progress has been made by Ulefone.There is indeed only one lens on this phone.
The screen resolution of this Note 8 16 GB is among the lowest on the market.A photo resolution of 5 Mp which gives a low quality result.We do not recommend this device to anyone who regularly selfies with their smartphone.So photo retouching is not exceptional.The sensor of this Note 8 16 GB is of very average quality and will dissuade you from using this smartphone for this kind of exercise.
This smartphone has only 16 GB; that’s very little in terms of storage.Forget about your music and movies, in addition to your many applications.With this amount available, you will need to quickly sort through what you want to keep and delete the rest.
The Note 8 16 GB – in a nutshell
The design of this Note 8 16 GB corresponds to an entry-level product.This model is very far from the top of the range, and may eventually meet the need for a first phone for a child.In the end, it’s a second choice in addition to your main smartphone.