Oukitel has been staking its claim for the midrange market with some pretty bold offerings in the mobile phone category. The Oukitel C17 Pro is the latest of these attempts, and we just love what they are doing.
In this article, we review this nifty little device that does more than impresses, focusing on its specifications, price and where you can get one.
The Oukitel C17 Pro does not look like a midrange device. The combination of plastic and glass melds in a way that gives it the appearance of metal. The colour gradient shifts along with the light, giving off a dazzling display of colours.
The phone is light yet durable, hardly registering in your palms. It’ll certainly survive a few drops without much damage. The tri-camera set up on the phone is on the left of the fingerprint sensor which is at the upper middle part of the device. The power button and volume rockers are on the right side as usual while the sim tray is positioned to the right.
The 6.35-inch display places it among the bigger phones. The display is surprisingly good, with a resolution of 720X1560. The colour contrast is just fine, considering its price. A ratio of 19.5:9 is good enough to watch most things with.
The device’s screen is stretched edge-to-edge, leaving very little room for bezels. In the top left corner is a cutout for the selfie camera. The HD+ screen offers a sufficient brightness, making it comfortable to use outdoors.
The Oukitel offers a very generous offering of 4GB of RAM, surprising for it’s midrange price. A MediaTek Helio P23 does a pretty great job of powering the device. Together with the RAM, the Oukitel C17 Pro runs quite smoothly, even with a considerable demand on its memory.
You’re offered two unlocking options for this device, via the fingerprint scanner or the face unlock feature, which performed pretty fast when tested.
64 GB of internal memory should prove to be quite sufficient space. In the event that it isn’t, you can expand the memory with an additional 128GB of space.
The Oukitel C17 Pro did not lag when multiple apps and tabs were running. It also ran quite okay with PUBG and Call of Duty: Mobile, although you might have to make do with medium settings.
The impressive three-camera module of the C17 Pro sports a 13 MP main shooter for taking regular photos. A 5-MP wide-angle sensor takes decent photos although it might seem a tad oversharpened. A 2-MP depth sensor allows you take good portrait pictures.
The camera also comes in the Pro camera mode and popular bokeh mode. Images taken with the camera might appear a little oversharpened in low light situations but performs quite well where the light is sufficient.
As far as batteries go, 3,900 mAh isn’t a lot, but it should keep your device juiced up for a while. It’ll go just about a day of regular use before it needs to be recharged.
The Oukitel C17 Pro costs a decent N44,000 on Jumia, not bad for its specs.
If you like good performance devices, go for this smartphone. It favors speed over other features like the battery and will take most things you throw at it like memory-intensive games. It might not be the best if you don’t have great power supply, as te 3900 mAh battery isn’t the biggest you can find.