Ufone Introduces 3G Android Smartphone for Rs. 5,999

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Ufone has decided to take up with Smartphone manufacturers by introducing one of the lowest priced 3G enabled Android Smartphone.

Ufone is calling it Ufone Smart U5, which is amazingly priced at just Rs. 5,999 and comes with a six months warranty.

Its not only about such a low price for an Android Phone, with Smart Smart U5 – bought from Ufone – customers will get 500MBs of data free of charge for three months. And that’s not all, with this phone, customers will be able to use Facebook, Whatsapp and twitter totally free for three months.

Yes, Smart U5 is network locked, we have confirmed, meaning that you can’t use this phone on any network other than Ufone.


Considering the specs (given below) and price, this Ufone branded smartphone is surly going to give a tough time to phone makers, especially those Chinese phones and brands like QMobile.

Ufone says that Smart U5 is aimed at improving the low-end users’ access to 3G network. Masses will now be able to purchase an affordable phone that lies with-in their range to enjoy the benefits of 3G internet on the go.

Company believes that Smart U5 will be first device for countless Ufone users for connecting to internet.

Ufone Smart U5 Specifications

Before we comment any further, let’s have a look at phone specs:

Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 + Adreno GPU 302 MHz

  • WCDMA & GSM Band:
    • GSM(850/900/1800/1900MHz)
    • WCDMA(900/ 2100MHz)
  • OS: Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • Size: 118.5 x 63 x 10.7 mm
  • Memory:
    • Integrated: ROM 4 GB
    • Integrated RAM: 512 MB
    • External: Expandable with Micro SD Up to 32 GB
  • Display
    • Screen Size: 4.0 inches WVGA IPS
    • Resolution: 480 x 800 Pixels
    • Touch panel: Capacitive Touch
  • Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Mic and Stereo Headphone slot
  • GPS: Yes
  • Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 5.0 MP Auto Focus (CMOS Sensor),
    • Video Recorder: 720p @ 30 fps
    • Front Camera: 0.3 MP
  • Battery: 1450 mAh

What’s in the Package

  • Ufone Smart U5
  • Charger + USB Cable
  • Ear phones
  • Screen Protector
  • Warranty Card

Free Data Bundles with Smart U5

  • 500MBs of data volume will be given each month for three months
  • Usage on Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter  will be absolutely free for three months
  • Usage on any external link will be consumed from 500 MBs
  • Dial *706# to check the remaining internet bucket balance
  • This offer can be availed only on a Ufone SIM
  • This offer is available for Prepaid users only

Where to Buy Smart U5?

Ufone has made sure to make its Android Phone available in all the cities where its 3G network is available. Below are locations where you can get this phone:

  • Islamabad: Ufone Islamabad Head Office, 13-B, F-7 Markaz, Jinnah Super, Islamabad.
  • Rawalpindi:
    • Rawalpindi (Commercial  Center) 4-B, Sherbaz Business Center, Commercial Center, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.
    • Rawalpindi (Saddar) Modern Radio Building, Bank Road, Saddar, Rawalpindi.
  • Peshawar:
    • I-E, Fakhar-e- Alam Road, Peshawar Cantt.
    • Peshawar University Road, Opposite Toyota Frontier Motors, Main University Road, Peshawar.
  • Gujranwala
    • Ufone Zonal Office, Main G.T. Road, Near Ghalla Mandi, Gujranwala.
  • Lahore:
    • Gulberg, 15, S, Gulberg II, Mini Market, Lahore
    • Davis Road, Ufone Customer Services Centre, 8-Amin Chambers, Davis Road, Lahore.
  • Sialkot: Plot # 2 Bungalow# 109, Aziz Shaheed Road, Saddar Bazar, Sialkot Cantt.
  • Multan: 32-Multan Arcade, Katchery Road, Multan
  • Karachi
    • PLOT # BC -11, Mehmood center Block 9, Clifton Karachi
    • Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Plot No. SB 33, Block 13-B, University Road, opposite Baitul Mukarram masjid Gulshan-e-Iqbal Karachi
    • Haidery, D-1, Block-D, Near Five Star Roundabout, North Nazimabad, Karachi
    • Saheed-e-Millat, Building No.2, Block No. III, Survey Sheet No.35/P-1, PCHS,Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Karachi.
  • Quetta: Ground Floor,Institute of Engineer Building,  Zarghoon Road, Quetta
  • Faisalabad: 27- Chenab Market, Susan Road, Madina Town, Faisalabad.

Pictures

I can tell you that this phone feels great. Its a light weight and relatively responsive phone. We have requested Zohair Chohan to prepare a detailed review of Ufone Smart U5 phone but meanwhile, have a look at below pictures to get some idea about the phone:

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Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


    • Brother do you know what a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 is? Its is a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 Processor which is way much better then a cheap MediaTek processors in Qmobile smartphones. and beside the competing Qmobile A115 costs 7500 Rs while this costs 6000 Rs

      • MediaTek processors are also ARM, right? ARM designs CPUs and licenses the IP to various companies including Qualcomm and MediaTek who manufacture the processors and sell them to OEMs.

        • Not all ARM processors are equivalent in computing power. You can certainly find ARM processors from different companies that have the same speed (like 1.2 GHz) but vastly different performance.

      • So much win! Snapdragon 200 is good enough to negate the lag. Also, use of Snapdragon processors should definitely pave way for CM based roms. Slightly disappointed because of Android version since KitKat is better suited to 512 MB ram devices but WTH, its dirt cheap!

        • According to Ufone page it will go to kit kat. So no worry there. Front camera ,ram n rom is the worry part.
          N I hope they do have more colours too. Waiting for complete review

            • true. but it would have been great if they could have increased the ram to 1gb atleast. As i am already dealing with Noir A10, n i know the bottleneck i face with 4gb rom n 512mb ram.
              but still waiting for the review

              • specifications are great except the ram and 4gb rom. It would have been awesome if these two have been doubled.

      • Well it’s not Pathetic as it is CE certified, not like Qmoblie (without any certification or standards to follow)

    • Bhai iss tech website ko to baksh do..apni siasat kahin aur karo…u better know ye game chal gaye ge…bus apna agenda ly aya karo.

      • Mera agenda to rozna 8 bjy har news channel pa aata hai lakin lagta hai aap bhi mery laang march main bhaty hai jo mery agenda ka pta nhi.

    • Qadri sb soch badlo. Naya Pakistan Ban raha hai Smart Phones b naye ayenge… Ab Game To Ap Or Khan Sab Par Banegi…

  • Will have to see how it turns out to be. I’ll be quite surprised if it turns out to be usable, esp. at this price point.

  • Are we going towards network locked highly subsidized smartphone model of USA?
    Battery doesn’t look very good. A 2000 mAh could have been a reasonable juice to run it all day.

  • Ufone ki coverage is very poor in Karachi! Posh areas like Clifton and PECHS donon jaga signal nahi atey, I work at teen Talwar clifton no 3G, PECHS BLK 6 home ayon tu 3G nahi; Bas on road Sharah-e- Faisal per 3G milta hai !

  • Kindly share its SOC(system on chip) also is it adreno 302 or adreno ??? Clocked at 302 MHz ? Well you don’t have to answer the other question because after knowing the soc we can figure it out what it is and what the phone is capable of.

  • looking good phone and reasonable .. lets see its response regards touch , speed etc .. if any 1 finds glitch regards touch .. paise fazool honge .. otherwise specification is fine against prise

  • This is not a locally manufactured handset but its customized Be. Social 4 Smartphone for Ufone. Original handset comes with dual sim and 1 gb of ram.

  • yar yemobile to buhat acha hai or is ki price bhi lekin yar ufone bekar hai agar kisi or ka hota to zaroor leta!

  • Hey @aamir7:disqus admin hows its bettry life can it can be used for a whole day or just afew houres??

  • I think its not Quad core its dual core as it is be social 4 phone which is same is 1.2 ghz dual core not quad core and others specs are same :)

  • @aamir7 agar ye sim locked hai to plz unlock karne ka tarija b full review main bata dijiye ga.

  • Asalamoalakum. Just bought 2 and they are excellent value for money. Really impressed by price to value ratio. And I am pretty sure their stock will not last long. Infact in my opinion Ufone’s own staff will buy stock using under the table means and will sell it in open market at some what higher price.
    If you are a normal user and not looking for very high end phone or already own a higher end phone and want a value set for second number, well then this is the mobile you should get. Another interesting thing is that it has Qualcomm Chipset, which is a big plus. its not Mediatek, and even mediatek quadcore are not possible in this price range. Thumbs up to ufone for this

  • I am eagerly waiting for a Hands-On review! At this price, its awesome for developers! A bit of lack in the ROM, but the rest is fine. Waiting for the Hands on

  • Bhai 6000 me tu ufone baazi lay gaya or ram 512 he mil sakti hai itnay me .
    Or user ko pata nahi kia hogaya hai bhai android phone hai tu sub apps he chalain ge na koi poch raha hai viber skype or container wala game chalay ga . Herat hai in logo per batain bari bari or hain ponka man.

    • No Ahmad its a single sim phone and takes a regular sim also known as mini sim. locked to ufone network.

  • It is a BePhone model by name of B.Social 4. only one this is confusing, the B.S.4 is Dual Core, whereas, ufone offering Quad Core? Anyways looks good, it is a global company but battery seems to be less powered.

    • It is Quadcore for sure and pretty smooth too. I am high end mobile user and still I did not find any special lag even with 512 mb ram, which means rom is optimized efficiently and quadcore are compensating for low ram pretty well. As for battery yah 1430 seems low but I can confirm after atleast 2 charge cycles. But you should also take into account that 800X480 resolution is not taxing on battery as compared to 720p or 1080p. Plus A7 cores are designed to be more power efficient then performance oriented. 1.2 ghz is also lower clock speed then higher end phones which will also help battery. So in my opinion if battery is optimized efficiently then it can survive atleast one whole day of average smart phone use with these specs. But fingers crossed until 2 charge cycles

      • 1,2 GB is user available out of 4GB internal memory. What about moving apps to Memory Card? Does it support ths?

        • Yes it does. But after 4.4 upgrade usual kitkat restrictions on external memory access will apply surely. But look here is the thing, if you are looking to play 1.7 gb data games on phones catering basic usage smart phones user then your expectations are unfair. Its a basic smart phone and it is exceptionally good at that. In its price range without any doubts it is on top.

          • Can u please install the app cpu z from play store and
            share with us the results? of all the tabs SoC, System, Battery and
            Sensors. it is preferable if you share the screenshots

    • Dear Qamar, I think you should appreciate this innovation of Ufone. Don’t compare it with Samsung S4 or Apple product.

  • I used it good phone and antutu is 15500 but build quality not too good very light weight back camera is average vga cam is not too good but in this price it is the best deal

  • yar agr unlock py 500 bhi lag jay to aala hy…kmal.kr dia agr network lock na ho…love telenor 3g speed ans coverage

    • Bilal unlocking availabilty time period and cost varies from set to set. One more thing its not made by Huawei or Zte, which are the usual manufacturers for networks in pakistan. So unlocking will remain a question mark for atleast a few months in my opnion. Besides its not wise to unlock phone during warrenty period as it will surely void its warrenty. Specially for phones manufactured by relatively less known companies. But still its excellent value for money


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