Gearbest's top smartphone deals for Christmas
Let's continue with Part Two of our list of unmissable phones!
With Christmas almost upon us, our Gearbest team is delighted to list what we consider to be the top smartphone deals this holiday season. Each phone is impressive in its own right, but together, they form a near-unbeatable group of techs. High-tech, high-spec but low-cost, you won't find a better list of smartphones this side of Christmas.
#1: Ulefone Metal 4G Smartphone (Ulefone Metal)
It's a 5.0 inch sized metallic phone. The curved design provides a great premium feel, ideal for longer use. This attention to detail is also seen in the unique texture on the power button, designed to help you distinguish it from the volume keys by tactile feel alone.
The Metal 4G is equipped with 8 powerful Cortex-A53 cores at a 1.3GHz clock speed; more than enough to fulfill daily tasks such as web browsing, social networking, and gaming.
The Mali-T720 GPU and 1080P display is perfect for your gaming experience. On 720P HD, games will run up to 60% faster. Enjoy premium gaming wherever you go.
3GB LPDDR3 High-Speed RAM is fantastic for multi-tasking and is paired with 16GB Storage (expandable to 128GB) for your multimedia and apps.
Utilizing the latest generation of fingerprint scanners, the sensor will unlock the display in just 0.2 second with 99% accuracy.
Why we recommend the Ulefone Metal:
It's the most affordable metallic phone with a multi-core CPU, large RAM, Android 6.0, high pixel count, fast fingerprint recognition, and a large capacity (3050mAh) battery – in short, it heralds the popularization of metallic flagships.
#2: Ulefone Power 4G Phablet (Ulefone Power)
Showcasing stunning 2.5D curved glass, the display is paired Corning Gorilla 3 glass for strength. This durability extends to the stainless steel frame, and an abrasion-proof back cover.
The 6050mAh capacity of the Sony li-polymer cell battery is truly exceptional for every usage scenario possible, esp. travelling. Combined with cutting-edge quick charge technology, 5 minutes of charge time will support 2 hours of call time.
The 8-core 64-bit MTK6753 chipset is equally impressive with 3GB LPDDR3 high-speed RAM right out of the box for those with the need for speed.
Dual standby means Dual 4G LTE, so your options extend to either 2 SIM cards or 1 SIM plus 1 microSD card.
Why we recommend the Metal:
The massive 6050mAh Sony li-polymer cell battery ensures 63 hours of talk time (among the longest we have ever seen), and is also good for 4 days normal use, and 75 days standby time. A powerhouse with the power to achieve means it earns two thumbs up.
#3: Ulefone Tiger 4G Phablet (Ulefone Tiger)
The Tiger features a large and impressive 5.5 inch smartphone with high resolution display, and rich colors for a vibrant visual experience.
The precision-machined and premium finish on the metal body screams "premium", making a big, bold first impression that lasts.
Adopting high-end fingerprint ID technology, users can set up to 5 fingerprint IDs to access different apps.
A nice safety feature that adds value for us: the battery is protected with nonflammable heat-isolating materials, so that it will never explode or harm you.
Why we recommend the Ulefone Tiger:
For us, the GPS function is nothing short of exceptional – the signal reception is superb thanks to the signal-transparent materials on the upper and lower shell. Even in bad weather, the GPS works flawlessly – an impressive achievement in our books.
#4: Vernee Apollo Lite 4G+ Phablet (Vernee Appollo Lite)
Boasting a spacious 5.5" display, smooth contoured curves, and premium materials, the handling is definitely on-par with the latest flagships.
Under the hood, a powerful deca-core MT Helio X20 CPU delivers a smooth, lag-free experience, complemented by 4GB of high speed RAM. This translates to exceptional multi-tasking and high performance; our testing delivered a massive AnTuTu score up to 100,000!
Other highlights for us include the powerful dual ISP architecture, Samsung 16.0MP Samsung sensor, 5.0MP front camera, F/2.0 aperture, and support for 4K video recording.
It also features the newest USB type-C for powerful connectivity options.
Why we recommend the Apollo Lite:
The smart pressure type fingerprint sensor is exceptional: with a near-flawless recognition rate and 360° readability, it supports off-screen wakeup with 0.1 second unlock times.
#5: Vernee Mars 4G Phablet (Vernee Mars)
Featuring a vivid and gorgeous 5.5 inch display, the initial impression is immediate and impressive. The metal unibody stems from pure CNC processing, so a premium experience is all but assured.
To ensure the very best user experience, it adopts a MTK Helio P10 chipset which has among the highest energy efficiency ratio of any CPU. 4GB RAM further improves the dramatic smoothness while reducing the power consumption.
One key differentiator is the innovative side-mounted fingerprint sensor; this smart design decision significantly enhances the phone's usability by making it much easier to unlock your phone.
Why we recommend Vernee Mars 4G Phablet:
With a full repertoire of practical and versatile functions, the Mars is certainly out of this world with its rich feature set: GPS, compass, gyro sensor and LED notification. For us, the dual SIM dual standby is the icing on the cake.
#6: Oukitel K6000 Pro 4G Phablet (Oukitel K6000 Pro)
The K6000 Pro is wrapped in aluminum alloy material crafted during an anodic oxidation process, adding strength and durability where it's required. This extends to the impressive Dragontrail 2 Glass protecting the display from scratches, bumps and abrasion.
Right out of the box, the smartphones means business: the MTK6753 Octa-core chipset and 3GB LPDDR3 RAM work effortlessly for multimedia, productivity, and even gaming.
And with MTK Pump Express Flash Charging technology, just 5 minutes of charging will net you 2 hours of talk time. In addition, it supports OTG reverse charge, smart gestures (including off-screen), and hotknot share.
Why we recommend Oukitel K6000 Pro:
The Oukitel K6000 Pro features IP64 certification, this translates to a splashproof and dustproof design, for convenient outdoor and sports use.
#7: Oukitel U15S 4G Phablet (Oukitel U15S)
A true pocket rocket, the Oukitel U15S appears like an unassuming 5.5inch smart phone. Look deeper and you'll notice the original Sharp LCD with high contrast and natural colors.
The MT6750T Octa-core chipset makes short work of most tasks, making the U15S ideal as a daily driver – user experience is incredibly stable, fluent, and effortless, thanks to its user-friendly design.
Equipped with its 8MP front camera (anti-shake), you can look forward to stable and clear photos every time.
Why we recommend Oukitel U15S:
U15S comes with a proprietary OS called Dido OS 7.0 (based on Android 6.0), full of optimizations and a generally easy-to-use design. Its custom launcher stands out by combining style and smart function, so for those looking for a powerful phone that stands out, the U15S would be perfect.
#8: OUKITEL K10000 4G Phablet (OUKITEL K10000)
One of our bestselling phones, the K10000 lives by the statement "size matters". The 5.5 inch HD display (1280 x 720) is accompanied by the latest frameless design offering a stunning 86% screen-to-body ratio for tremendous visual impact.
Another standout feature is the amazing hexa-facet design, with unique curves that make it particularly easy to grip with a sensational tactile feel. The full steel frame also provides extra protection for your phone.
The biggest draw is of course the epic-sized 10000mAh battery, which combines effortlessly with intelligent power management and flash charging. In short, the Oukitel is an exceptional partner for every journey.
Why we recommend the OUKITEL K10000:
In one sentence? The hexa-facet design is outstanding and the 10000mAh battery is nothing short of insane.
#9: Oukitel U15 Pro 4G Phablet (Oukitel U15 Pro)
A fantastic 5.5 inch smartphone with a magnificent Sharp LCD display, the U15 Pro features the popular and powerful MT6753 Octa-core chipset to deliver exceptional power whenever you need it.
For selfie lovers, the 5MP front camera is a revelation, delivering crisp, sharp images, to immortalize your memories.
OTG data transfer, 3 fingers quick screenshot, 3-colors notification LED, hotknot share, and photo crop, round out the impressive package of features.
Why we recommend the Oukitel U15 Pro:
The dual cameras get two thumbs up: the 5MP front camera and 16MP rear camera are definitely impressive. With OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) tech, top-end Autofocus, and Dynamic De-noise, mesmerizing photos or videos are just one click away.
This concludes our Christmas List of Smartphones that keep on giving. But you need to be fast – don't wait too long or you'll miss the shipping deadlines to get one of these sensational phones by Christmas.
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