Ulefone Power 3 – First Impressions

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Ulefone Power 3 Smartphone

The Power Hungry Gods at Ulefone have produced another smartphone battery-life beast! The Ulefone Power 3…

I HAAAAAAVEEEEEE THEEEEEEEEEE POOOOOOOWWWWWEEEEERRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  HEMAN!!!

Ulefone have released a new battery-life beast into the wild… the ‘Power 3’… and this time it ain’t no run-of-the-mill smartphone… this has to be their mightiest attempt at pleasing their fans yet… as the Power 3 makes some big leaps when it comes to its hardware.

That’s right… it has a whopping 6GB of RAM, 64GB standard storage, has a full HD+ 18:9 display, four cameras, face ID, a brand new Helio P23 and it comes with a March update to Android 8.1… plus let’s not forget… it’s packing a mighty 6080mAh battery while only weighing a measly 210 grams…

… POWERRRRR MORE POWERRRRRR …

Now if that ain’t enough to get your tech buds tingling then I don’t know what is? So, if Ulefone can manage to pull off a smooth software experience coupled with excellent build-quality then they are onto one hell of a winner!

The Ulefone Power 3 has also made it on our Smartphones With Epic Battery Life… Article, check it out!

But it’s not all good news… as our friends over at Vernee are soon releasing the Vernee X which also boasts a 6080mAh battery and some eye-watering specs… more about that later but first let’s check out the Pros & Cons…

Check the latest Ulefone Power 3 offers below…

The Good

  • OMG That Battery!
  • Helio P23 CPU
  • 6-fricken-GB’s of RAM
  • Fast Charge 3amps
  • Full HD+ Display (18:9)

The Bad

  • Non-removable battery
  • Premium price-tag

Ulefone Power 3 Display

Design, Display & Build Quality

Ulefone have jumped on the 18:9 bandwagon with the Ulefone Power 3 meaning it’ll have a taller and slimmer display than traditional 16:9 smartphones. They’ve not skimped out on the pixels either extending the resolution on the 6 inch display to 2160×1080 rather than dropping it lower, it’s Full HD+ baby with a respectable PPI of 402.

They’ve also opted to throw the fingerprint reader onto the back and slim down the top and bottom bezels which Ulefone claims has given the Power 3 a Screen-body-ratio of 90.8%… although I don’t fully believe that figure…

They don’t mention any third party suppliers for the screen, so we’ll have to wait and see how well it performs. Let’s hope they’ve gone with a Sharp display as they’ve been on fire recently. One fact we do know is that it’s going to be using Gorilla Glass 4 for protection against scratches and drops.

… 18:9 Full HD+ Display @ 2160×1080 …

It’s good news as Ulefone hasn’t forgotten that all important notification LED on the Power 3… hurray!

Ulefone makes a small mention of the materials on the Ulefone Power 3 saying.. “metal-like”… and then talks about spray-on powder coatings. Let’s hope this is just a’ lost in translation moment’ and the Power 3 does use a full metal unibody.

I’ll update as soon as I hear back. More to come soon.

Screen Tech Specs: 6 inch display, 2160 x 1080 resolution, 402 PPI,

Colours Available: Black & Golden

Ulefone Power 3 Performance

Performance

The Ulefone Power 3 is one of the first Android phones to feature a next generation MediaTek chip. It will use the mid-range Octa Core Helio P23 (MediaTek 6763) which focuses on improved camera quality and world-class power efficiency.

While the P23 is capable of 2.3Ghz multicore speeds and up to 2.5GHz single-core speeds, the version inside the Ulefone Power 3 will be under-clocked at 2GHz.

You’ll also see a big bump in graphics as the Helio P23 (MediaTek 6763) will come with the new ARM Mali-G71 mobile graphics processor.

So what does this mean for you?

The ARM Mali-G71 uses the new Bitfrost architecture. This architecture comes with the benefit of improved VR, AR and gaming performance. ARM has even gone as far to say that the new GPU’s built on this Bitfrost will match or beat current (system-on-a-chip) laptop gaming performance.

Backing this up is 6GB’s of RAM, but Ulefone hasn’t mentioned whether it’s LPDDR4X yet. It will come with 64GB’s of storage as standard and this will be expandable via Micro-SD up to 256GB in size.

CPU: MediaTek MT6763 Octa Core 2.0 GHz
GPU: ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM: 6GB
Storage: 64GB (expandable to 256GB)

Ulefone Power 3 CameraCamera

It’s also good to see that Ulefone hasn’t skimped on the Power 3’s camera, with the rear camera featuring a dual lens set up (21 MP + 5MP) and the selfie camera also has an impressive 13MP + 5MP dual-lens setup as well.

Another welcome sight to see is that Ulefone has put a lot of effort into the selfie cam. Making it dual-lens with an impressive 13MP + 5MP should really help in low-level light and also to add lots of depth of field (bokeh). With more and more selfies been taken everyday, this is definitely going to be a crowd pleaser!

For all your die-hard selfie queens (one right here) they’ve even added a front facing selfie softlight which will help to lighten and smooth our your mugshots!

Rear Camera:

  • 21MP + 5MP Dual Lens
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual LED flash
  • PDAF auto focus

Front Camera (Selfie time):

  • 13MP + 5MP
  •  Softlight selfie flash
  • f/2.2 aperture
  • Beauty mode

Ulefone Power 3 Battery Life

Battery Life

As the name suggests this phone is all about the power. The Ulefone Power 3 comes with a huge 6080mAh battery that will keep you off-grid for an impressive 2-3 days.

With such a mammoth battery size you’ll be glad to hear that the Power 3 has fast charging built-in. Inside the box, the Power 3 comes with a quick charge 4.0 charger (3 amps) that promises a full 100% charge in 120 minutes or you can get a 30% charge in just 30 minutes.

30% on the Ulefone Power 3 equates to an impressive 1800mAh which will easily last you for around 3 hours screen on time. At 100% charge, you’ll be getting around 10-12 hours screen time! … now think how many bokeh effect selfies you could snap in that time…

Although the Power 3 battery is non-removable, it does have a secret feature. Built inside the Power 3 is the ability to reverse charge your other gadgets meaning you no longer have to lug around a hefty power bank.

What’s in the box?

Inside the Power 3 box, you’ll find the standard Type-C USB cable, instructions, regional charger and SIM pin. But…it doesn’t end there as Ulefone has added some extra goodies…

You also get a case, screen protector, USB Type-C to female headphone adapter and a micro USB to Type-C adapter. All-in-all its a good haul with Ulefone going the extra mile to make sure you can easily connect all your old accessories.

Ulefone Power 3 – The Early Verdict

All-in-all, it’s looking very promising for the Power 3! It’s got ridiculous battery capacity which even doubles up as a power bank, the brand new Helio P23 chip from MediaTek and a quad-lens camera setup to please the fussiest selfie queens out there…

The 6″ Full HD+ screen has been squished into the 18:9 form factor to improve ergonomics in your hands but hasn’t shortchanged you on pixels… We’re even seeing a guaranteed Android Oreo software update and features such as Face ID…

What more could you want!? Well, maybe £50 off as this is one of the most expensive smartphones Ulefone’s released to date… coming in even a bit more expensive than the Ulefone T1 Premium Edition

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Tech Specs & Connectivity

Looking for the Ulefone Power 3 Tech Specs? We’ve got you covered in our full details table below. And don’t forget if you’ve got any questions just head to the comments section.

UK Network Coverage? Yes, the Ulefone Power 3 comes with full UK Support for all carriers.

Ulefone Power 3 Phone
SmartphoneUlefone Power 3
Screen Size6 inch
Pixel Density402
Screen Resolution2160 x 1080
Screen To Body Ratio90.8%
Screen technologyCorning Gorilla Glass 4, 2.5D curved glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Thickness9.9mm
Weight210g
MaterialAluminum Alloy?
Colors AvailableBlack or Golden
Storage64GB
Processor (CPU)MediaTek Helio P23 Octa Core 2.0 GHz
Graphics (GPU)ARM Mali-G71 MP2
RAM6GB
Android Version 7.1 Nougat (updated to 8.1 Oreo March 2018)
IP Rating (Water, dust)NO
Micro-SD Card TrayNO
Notification LEDYES
Finger Print SensorYES rear
InfraredNO
USB TypeType C
4G BandsB20 (800MHz) / B8 (900MHz) / B3 (1800MHz) / B1 (2100MHz) / B7 (2600MHz)
3G BandsB1 2100MHz / B8 900MHz
2G Bands1800MHz / 1900MHz / 850MHz / 900MHz
SIM SupportDual Nano SIM
WiFi2.4GHz + 5GHz (a / b / g / n )
GPS TechGPS, Glonass
Bluetooth Version4.1
NFCNO
SensorsAmbient light, E-compass, Magnetic, Gravity, Gyroscope, Proximity.
OTG YES
Battery Size6080 mAh
Fast ChargingYES