(MWC 2018) Ulefone T2 Pro Hands On, Quick Review: Helio P70-Powered iPhone Lookalike

(MWC 2018) Ulefone T2 Pro Hands On, Quick Review: Helio P70-Powered iPhone Lookalike

We take a quick look at the Ulefone T2 Pro!

As expected, Ulefone has brought to MWC 2018 the T2 Pro, which is its flagship model for 2018. Aside from sporting a MediaTek Helio P70 chip-the first phone to do so, the T2 Pro has a large 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a rather unusual 19:9 aspect ratio.

Now the T2 Pro aims to be different by incorporating flagship-level specs. Is it a flagship killer to watch out for?

Ulefone T2 Pro Specs

  • MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core processor
  • ARM Mali-G72 MP4 graphics unit
  • 8GB RAM
  • 6.7-inch Full HD+ 19:9 display
  • 128GB of expandable storage, up to 256GB via microSD
  • 21-megapixel and 13-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, with 4G LTE, LTE-A
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • 5000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Initial Impressions: Full-screened phone that is challenging to use

The T2 Pro pushes things to the limit with its 19:9 aspect ratio, leaving only a sliver of a bezel at the bottom, and a notch on the top. The notch houses the earpiece and front camera, and there’s nothing to be found at the bottom. Since it barely has any bezels on the side, holding the phone does resort to accidental touches to the screen, prompting unintended opening of apps at times.

The T2 Pro that we held on is an engineering unit, and representatives from Ulefone said that they will be doing more software adjustments before its retail release.


Shiny aluminum chassis, but fragile glass back

The T2 Pro sports a shiny aluminum chassis that is cool to the touch. One problem is that it is a fingerprint magnet, prompting those who plan to get one to wipe off the smudges once in a while. You have your textured power button and smooth volume controls on the right side, and your SIM and MicroSD card slot on the left.

As for ports, the T2 Pro ditches the headphone jack, leaving only a USB-C port for connecting headphones. Flanking the USB-C port are two grilles: one serving as the loudspeaker, and the other serving as the microphone.

The rear panel of the T2 Pro is made of glass. Being an engineering unit, the glass used on it is very fragile. In fact, the demo units had cracks on the back. Ulefone’s representatives assured that they will be a better quality glass for the official retail models.

At the back, you have your Ulefone logo, and a dual rear camera setup arranged a la iPhone 8 Plus.

Interestingly, there is no fingerprint scanner in sight with the T2 Pro. According to the representatives at Ulefone, the T2 Pro has an in-display fingerprint scanner similar to the one found on the Vivo X20 Plus UD. However, the software installed on the T2 Pro was not yet the final version so we were not able to test this feature.

That’s it for our quick look at the T2 Pro. Like we mentioned earlier, the units presented at MWC 2018 are engineering units, so things may still change for the final retail version.

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