The OUKITEL K8 was only just recently launched to the affordable end of the Android Oreo arena and is by no means the best handset on the market. As is always the case with devices in the price range, there are trade-offs across the board to keep costs down and bring focus to its overall purpose.
The design and display
Oukitel K8 have an enormous 6-inch FHD+ display with 18:9 aspect ratio, which makes it look bigger than many other devices in the market. Although it has a metallic body, this smartphone cannot be considered as heavy as the other devices on the market. As the zinc-metal alloy has been used with the CNC craftsmanship, which makes it a lighter device even after having a metallic body. It has an earphone jack on the top. The device is available in the Space Grey model which gives it an elegant touch and look quite overwhelming.
Oukitel K8 gives a tremendous 18:9 aspect ratio with 6-inch FHD+ display, this enormous screen is the main attraction of this smartphone. K8 has imported the Asahi glass from Japan for the touch screen to ensure its endurance and also have adopted the AUO LCD for the display to give a wider view angle and vibrant colors. The screen resolution for this big screen device is 2160 x 1080 pixels.
Hardware, Software and Performance
It’s powered by the MediaTek MT6750T chip which was built on a 28nm process technology, so don’t expect magic in terms of performance. It has 8-cores of processor clocking at 1.5GHz max. While the ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor clocks at 650MHz and comes with 2-Cores.
For multitasking, you get the same 4GB of RAM to run your heavy apps, it has a memory speed of 833MHz. There’s also 64GB storage space to accommodate your files, you can expand up to 256GB using a memory card. The K8 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
As for the camera aspect, it comes with a dual 13MP and 2MP shooter at the back. The 13MP has up to 1080p@30fps and f/2.0 aperture. The front camera is powered by a 5MP selfie camera with a LED flash, the front camera also features Face Unlock ID.
With a 5,000mAh battery and stock Android not having any bloatware holding it back the battery life is very very good.
As for the network connectivity, it supports a 4G LTE network it also accepts a dual Nano SIM. This device also supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, A-GPS and GLONASS connectivity.
Pure Android experience
bright and vibrant screen
Comes with screen protector and case
Excellent battery life
Fingerprint sensor and FaceID work well
Good call quality
Micro USB connector
Weak processor chipset
The Android Oreo smartphone is a true budget-minded device in nearly every sense of the word. For battery life and a high-resolution display, in addition to fingerprint or facial unlocking features and an almost stock experience, it would be hard to find many devices that are more cost-effective. At Banggood.com this device is available for purchase for $119.99