Smartphone shootout – Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8 comparison

Today, we will have a complete shootout between two budget smartphones from Mlais and OUKITEL. Its going to be Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8 in today’s ultimate comparison.


Firstly, the Mlais MX Base is available in Black, White and Blue color variants and has been priced at US $134.61 but can be purchased for US $109.99 using a coupon code – MlaisMX. Whereas, the OUKITEL U8 is available for US $113.99 and comes in Black and White color variants. Both these are limited period deals and stocks are limited on Everbuying. As the pricing of these two devices are similar, we will have a head-to-head comparison of Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8.

Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8 Comparison

Starting off with the display, the Mlais MX Base comes with a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display whereas the OUKITEL U8 features a 5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with 2.5D curved glass. If we move on to the processor and GPU on board, both U8 and MX Base is powered by the same 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735 64-bit processor along with Mali T720 GPU. On the RAM & ROM department as well, both of them packs 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 internal storage along with expandable memory via microSD. Both of them run of Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box as well.

Now coming to one of the main aspect in today’s smartphones – the cameras, the MX Base comes with a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with 88-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calling. On the other hand, the U8 rocks a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with Dual LED flash. On the front, it has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera. Both the devices weigh the same – 198 grams but the Base is 9.9 mm thick whereas the U8 is 7.67 mm thick. Both of them supports Dual SIM with dual standby mode.

On the connectivity front, both these devices support 4G LTE (FDD-LTE : 800/1800/2100/2600 MHz), 3G HSPA+ (WCDMA : 850/900/1900/2100 MHz), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS. Coming to the battery, the MX Base comes with a whopping 4,300 mAh battery whereas the U8 has a more standard 2850 mAh battery under the hood. Only upper hand for OUKITEL U8 in terms of a feature is its fingerprint scanner below the rear camera which helps unlock the phone.


Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8 : Shootout Conclusion

In our Mlais MX Base Vs OUKITEL U8 shootout, we would like to conclude by saying that consumers wanting a compact smartphone should opt for the Mlais MX Base. It comes with a 5-inch display and a whopping 4300mAh battery. It however misses out on the fingerprint scanner and a 13 megapixel rear camera. In comparison, if size is no bar and you’re comfortable with phablets, go for the OUKITEL U8 that comes with a 5.5-inch display. You are also getting a better camera and a slimmer form factor but need to compromise on the battery life (slightly).

However, if we were given US $115, we would go for the OUKITEL U8.

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Partha Goswami

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