The Oukitel K6000 Plus is the current top model of the manufacturer, according to the specifications on the paper. In addition to the 5.5 inch Full HD display, 4GB RAM and an octa core processor (1.0 & 1.5 Ghz), it offers a massive 6080mAh battery and is in direct competition with the UleFone Power 2. The K6000 Plus has arrived with us and we have tested the Oukitel flagship on heart and battery.
|Display||5.5 inch 1080P Full HD LTPS LC display|
|Processor||MediaTek MT6750T 1.5 GHz octa core processor with
two ARM Cortex-A53 (1,0 & 1,5 GHz)
|Graphics chip||Mali T860 MP2 @ 680MHz|
|Random access memory||4GB LPDDR3|
|Internal memory||64GB expandable via SD card with up to 256GB|
|Main camera||16MP with f / 2.0 aperture & PDAF|
|Front camera||8MP with f / 2.4 aperture & 80 ° lens|
|Battery pack||6.080mAh | Charging in 1h. 40 min with up to 12V / 2A|
|Connectivity||LTE FDD Band 1/3/7/8/ 20 | Hybrid SIM | WLAN 802.11b /g /n| Bluetooth 4.1 | Headphone jack GPS|
|Features||Fingerprint sensor | OTG | Notification LED|
|Operating system||Android 7.0 nougat|
|Dimensions / Weight||157.1 x 76.8 x 9.8 mm / 208 g|
Design and processing
The design of the K6000 Plus is simple and hardly sticks out of the mass of smartphones. It does not look bad, of course, but also does not try anything new. Also the measurements (157.1 x 76.8 x 9.8 mm) are average for a 5.5 inch smartphone. At weight (208g) and thickness (9.8mm), however, the K6000 Plus makes an outlier, which should be due to the 6.080mAh battery.
An aluminum alloy was predominantly used as housing material – only “predominantly” because plastic was used above and below in order not to disturb the antennas. Unfortunately, these plastic parts do not have exactly the same hue and do not close flush with the metal part, so you can feel the transitions clearly at an edge. Also volume rocker and power buttons on the right side wiggle a bit, but have a good pressure point. The hybrid SIM slot, which disappears smoothly in the case, can be found on the left.
The headphone connector is placed on the top. Below is a micro-USB port, flanked on both sides by holes. However, only a loudspeaker is installed on the right. Left, the holes are likely for the microphone as well as a more symmetrical design. The front features a 5.5 inch display with Full HD resolution. Underneath this one finds two sensors (illuminated) and in the center a fingerprint sensor. This is even a real button, which is rather unusual nowadays. Above is the 8 MP front camera, the auricle, as well as a notification LED (RGB) and an approximation sensor. The Oukitel is available in gray with black front or gold with white front. Overall, the processing unfortunately leaves something to be desired.
The 5.5 inch Full HD LTPS LC display offers a pixel density of 401 PPI and is therefore sufficiently sharp. The 2,5D Dragontrail Glass is slightly rounded on all sides. This does not feel much, however, since the screen is surrounded by a plastic frame. The Dragontrail Glass from Asahi has not got any scratches even after removing the protective film. Unfortunately it takes quite quickly your fingerprints. The edges on the left and right of the display could be a bit smaller, but they do not show too much in the black front.
The response speed and accuracy are good and up to 5 fingers are detected at the same time. The maximum brightness is high so that no problems arise even in direct sunlight. Colors are intensively displayed after some MiraVision calibration and also the contrast is good.
Inside the K6000 Plus, MediaTek’s eight-core processor MT6750T works. This has two clusters, each with 1.0 GHz and 1.5 GHz clocks. The Mali-T860 MP2 with 650 MHz is used as graphics unit . This combination is often used and also provides good performance in everyday tasks and navigation in the operating system. Games run smoothly as long as they are not graphics intensive. For Asphalt 8, for example, the average setting had to be selected in order to achieve liquid framerates. Also the loading times can be a bit longer here.
The installed 4GB LPDDR3 memory is enough, with 4GB / s but not particularly fast. Multitasking (also in Splitscreen) works well thanks to the amount of RAM. The main memory is 64GB. The read speed of 114MB / s and write speed of 135 MB / s are average. If the 64GB is not enough, you can insert an SD card. However, an SIM slot must be sacrificed.
Benchmark test results
Oukitel uses the current Android version 7.0. This comes in German and pre-installed with the Play Store. A few entries in the setup menu are unfortunately only available in English. These are for the extra features that Oukitel has incorporated. This includes: a floating menu (like AssistiveTouch on the iPhone), a corner menu (like Omni Swipe ), gestures through the proximity sensor (do not work reliably), motion gestures ( eg turning the phone to mute), touch gestures (Double Tap to Wake etc .) And a convenient one-hand mode for reducing the display.
As Launcher, the NeLauncher is used again. This provides settings for switching the app pages, other themes, hiding apps, and some other useful features. If the NELauncher does not like, of course, simply to the launcher of his trust. Our test device has already received two pieces and now also has the security patch for the current May 2017. Bloatware is not available.
The main camera works with 16MP, f / 2.0 aperture, phase comparison autofocus (PDAF) and a simple flash. While the focus is sufficiently fast, the trip time is unfortunately very long. Particularly with semi-optimal light, the K6000 Plus can be time-wise and thereby shake some pictures, although an electronic image stabilizer (EIS) is used. In good light, however, the shots are beautifully contrasting and color-rich . In addition to the standard panorama feature, the camera app also offers a Pro mode, which allows you to make more accurate picture settings. Videos are recorded with a maximum of 1080P, which are unfortunately quite blurred.
Front camera / Selfie camera
The front camera solves with 8MP, has an f/2.4 aperture and an 80 ° lens. Videos are recorded with a maximum of 480P. The photos are OK in good light conditions, but always have a light noise. For a simple selfie between the camera, but not for more. Especially in the (half-) dark one should expect nothing.
Battery and runtime
The fixed battery is above average with 6.080mAh and can fully meet the expectations. In a day this battery is not easy to get. Two days are absolutely no problem and even three days are possible with a little easier use (eg no complicated games). In general I would however 2 complete days with strong use as the average value denote. In the PCMark Work 2.0 Battery Life Test, the K6000 Plus reached a time of 10 hours 46 minutes. Other tests also had results of up to 13.5 hours on the same test.
Charge the battery with up to 12V / 2A. The matching charging adapter is included. This makes it then actually the smartphone in the promised 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete recharge . This is especially noticeable in view of the battery size. Thus, 20 minutes of charging process for approximately one day of use. It should be noted that the device gets quite hot when charging, but also cools quickly.
Connectivity: Connections and connections
The important LTE band 20 is supported as well as the other frequencies used in Germany. This is done via a hybrid SIM slot where you have to decide between memory expansion and two SIM cards. Receiving problems we had in the test none and also the voice quality was good, if a bit tinny.
With the remaining connectivity one notes that the focus was more likely on battery and display, because only older standards are used. So Dual Band WLAN is supported but not the AC standard, Bluetooth is available in version 4.1 and the USB port is still micro-USB. Here, however, must also be mentioned again that the K6000 Plus with about 150€, of course, somewhere has to compromise. The position determination runs via GPS as well as GLONASS and is fast and accurate. NFC is not supported.
The built-in mono speaker on the bottom is unfortunately even for this price class bad. It exceeds very early and generally does not sound very well balanced. Also the headphone connection disappointed something, since the output over this itself is not really loud at maximum volume.
Extras and accessories
The fingerprint sensor works fast and reliably . Only very rarely is the finger not recognized the first time. Unfortunately, sensors were saved because there is only one light, acceleration and proximity sensor in the Oukitel. A gyroscope, which is actually standard, for example, is missing. The notification LED can light up in red, green and blue.
The package includes: charging adapter, USB cable, OTG cable, screen protector (1 pre-installed) and a silicone case. OTG works and is as always a useful Dreingabe, particularly because so other devices can be loaded.
The Oukitel K6000 Plus makes a mixed impression. Especially the battery stands out, which is the main sales argument of the smartphone and can convince with incredible running as well as fast charging time . Also both memory types are well-sized and the display convinces as well.
Negatively noticed is the poor processing , the miserable loudspeaker (and headphone jack ), the many missing sensors and the poor camera performance at (half) darkness .
However, anyone who wants a battery monster with up -to- date and liquid software as well as a good fingerprint sensor can probably ignore these weaknesses. What do you think of the Oukitel K6000 Plus?