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Ulefone Be Pro 2 Impressions

The Ulefone Be Pro 2 is one of Ulefone’s latest smartphones. Powered by the Mediatek MTK6735 SoC, it packs in a 5.5 inch 720p display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, 4G connectivity, 2GB RAM and 16Gb of onboard storage. It also runs Android 5.1, all for under $120.

I want to say thanks to GearBest for providing a sample to review. Use coupon “Pro2GB” to get it for just $115.99 until the 4th of December.

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What’s Inside the Box?

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Inside the box, you get:

  • 1x Ulefone Be Pro 2 Smartphone
  • 1x USB charger
  • 1x micro USB cable
  • 1x Instruction Manual
  • 1x Screen Protector

Ulefone Be Pro 2 First Impressions

Unboxing the Ulefone Be Pro 2, it’s definitely a nice looking phone. The 5.5 inch screen dominates the front of the device. The screen seems to be pretty bright and sharp, despite being 720p. Capacitive menu, home and back buttons are located at the bottom and a front facing camera is at the top of the unit.

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The left of the device is relatively minimalist, featuring only the volume buttons.

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The right side is equally sparse, with only a power/lock button.

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Interestingly, the Ulefone Be Pro 2 is charged via a micro USB at the top of the device. There’s also a 3.5mm audio port for headphones.

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The back of the phone has a gentle curve which makes it comfortable to hold. It’s here that we have the 13MP camera, LED flash, Ulefone branding and the speaker.

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Overall build quality seems good, with the unit feeling solid and not flimsy at all.

After booting the phone up by holding the power button for a few seconds (make sure you remove the plastic protecting the removable battery, unlike me!), you’re booted into Android Lollypop. Ulefone have kept the look of the OS essentially stock. However, there’s some handy customisation under the hood that allows you to use gestures to wake the device or launch apps, even when the screen is off which is pretty cool.

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The Mediatek MTK6735 seems to handle Android 5.1 well and I didn’t notice any lag during my testing, with everything animating smoothly. The Google Play store is pre-installed and I didn’t experience any issues installing apps.

Verdict So Far

I’ve only had a brief play but from what I’ve seen, I’m pretty impressed for what you get for under $120. Build quality seems solid, the screen’s nice and sharp and Ulefone appear to have added some handy features to the ROM.

Getting One

The Ulefone Be Pro 2 is available from GearBest for under $120. Use coupon “Pro2GB” to get it for just $115.99 until the 4th of December.

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Alternatively, it’s also available from GeekBuying, Banggood and Amazon.

Ulefone Paris Pre-Orders Go Live Starting at $129

Pre-sales for the Ulefone Paris, Ulefone’s latest smartphone have just begun. For a limited time, you can pick the the smartphone for $129.99, which is pretty heavily discounted from the $169.99 RRP.

The Ulefone Paris comes with an impressive set of specs for its $129.99 pricetag. The budget smartphone features a 5-inch 1280×720 IPS display, 2GB RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP Rear Camera and a 5MP Front camera. The device is powered by the octacore MediaTek MTK6753 which should provide plenty of grunt for Android 5.1, whilst the device’s metal frame is an impressively thin 8mm.

Orders are expected to ship on the shortly after the 20th of September. You can pre-order the Ulefone Paris from GearBest, GeekBuyingPandaWill and CooliCool.

You can see the Ulefone Paris in action below: