Elephone U3H: The Cheapest Smartphone with 256GB Storage and 8GB of RAM

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Chinese smartphone maker, Elephone launched a mid-range phone in December 2019 called “Elephone U3H”. The device comes with all the features and specs you’ll expect from a mid-ranger. In this article, we shall be reviewing the smartphone’s specs, features and its price. Without further ado, let’s get right into it.

Elephone U3H Key Specs

• 6.53-inch FHD+ display
• 48MP + 5MP Rear Camera
• 24MP Front Camera
• MediaTek Helio P70 SoC
• 8GB ROM + 256GB ROM
• 3,500 mAh battery capacity
• Android 9.0 Pie

Design

Elephone U3H

The Elephone U3H comes in a front and back glass panel with gradient finish at the back. The device dimensions are 162.5 x 77.6 x 8.7 mm. With its punch-hole design, the phone was able to achieve a nearly all-screen front, which according to Elephone is at 91.38%. At the back, we have a dual camera with Flash aligned at the top left corner in a vertical position. Also, there is a rear fingerprint scanner, which is quicker and safer. The scanner supports fingerprint payment.

Display

The display is a 6.53-inch IPS LCD technology with Full HD+ resolution, 19.5:9 ratio and 401 PPI density. Its screen-to-body ratio is at 91.38%. Enjoy the broader immersive visual experience with this display. The display is protected by an unspecified glass technology.

Hardware and Software

Inside the Elephone U3H is an Octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor clocking at 2.1 GHz. The chipset is paired with a big 6GB or 8GB RAM and storage space of 128GB or 256GB. For a smartphone considered to be a mid-ranger, the memory size is very impressive. With the help of a microSD, you can extend the storage space up to 1TB. Casual gaming should run pretty smooth on the device. The phone runs on Android 9 Pie operating system but can easily be upgraded to Android 10.

Camera

The camera module at the back of the Elephone U3H features AI dual camera; a 48 MP Sony IMX 586 main camera and a 5 MP depth camera. The main camera features multi-frame HDR technology and multi-frame noise reduction to help enhance the texture and clarity of night pictures. On the display is a punch-hole that houses the 24 MP front selfie camera. It comes with the brand new AI beauty algorithm. The front camera supports Elephone’s new face unlock technology. The technology analyses over 125 invisible dots and creates a precise and accurate depth map of your face.

Battery

Am a bit disappointed with the 3,500 mAh battery capacity we have here. The 8GB/256GB model, however, supports wireless charging and NFC function.

Price and Availability

The Elephone U3H is readily available in the market right now. The 8/256GB variant costs around N69,100 on AliExpress. While the 6/128GB is available at N54,300.

Elephone U3H Complete Specs

Launch

• Announced: December 2019
• Status: December 2019

Design

• Dimension: 162.5 × 77.6 × 8.7 mm
• Weight: 185 grams
• Build: Front and Back glass
• SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

• Screen Display: IPS LCD
• Screen Size: 6.53 inches
• Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels
• Aspect Ratio: 19.5:9
• Display Protection: Glass
• Notch: No
• Touchscreen: Yes

Platform

• Operating System: Android 9 Pie
• Chipset: MediaTek Helio P70
• CPU: 2.1 GHz Octa-core
• GPU: Mali-G72 MP3

Device Memory

• RAM: 6/8GB
• Built-in Storage Capacity: 128/256GB
• Card Slot: Yes, up to 1TB

Primary Camera

• Camera Type: Dual
• Camera Sensor: 48MP + 5MP
• Camera Features: Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Digital image stabilization, Phase detection, Autofocus,
• Video Resolution: [email protected], [email protected]
• LED Flash: dual-LED dual-tone flash

Selfie Camera

• Camera Type: Single
• Camera Sensor(s): 24MP
• Camera Features: Face Beautification, HDR, AI FaceID
• Video Resolution: [email protected]
• LED Flash: No

Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0
• USB: USB Type-C interface, 1.0 reversible connector, USB OTG
• Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
• FM Radio: No
• GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
• NFC: Yes

Network Options

• Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
• 4G Network Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300), 41(2500)
• 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
• 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
• Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
• EDGE: Yes
• GPRS: Yes

Sound

• Loudspeaker: Yes
• Speaker Location: Chin, below the display
• Sound Enhancement Features: Active Noise Cancelation with a dedicated mic
• Audio Jack Type: Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

Battery

• Battery Capacity: 3,500 mAh
• Wireless Charging: Yes (only 8/256GB model)
• Fast Charging: No

Other Features

• Colour Options: Sky Mirror, Dark
• Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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