The $160 iPhone X Clone

The $160 iPhone X Clone


– [Austin] Nothing like a
package straight from China to tell you that it’s
going to be a good video. Hey guys, this is Austin. And this is a $160 iPhone X clone. The description of goods
here lists it as a phone with a total value of $159.99. The idea here is that this
is one of the very first, which I’m sure it’s going
to be Android phones, that actually does have not only Face ID, but it also does have the notch. The good news though is
that we get support for a gravity sensor, which of
course is very important in your smartphone. Well from the front if we remove
the little screen protector that actually does kind
of look like an iPhone X. You’ve got the notch and it
actually is not that far off. So take off the rubber
case that comes with it and you’ll see that the back
is actually a little different even though we do have the dual cameras, we get something that even
the iPhone X doesn’t have. A fingerprint sensor. Also like the iPhone X,
we do have a USB-C port which is close enough to Lightning, but what we don’t get is a headphone jack. Even though this phone is clearly thick enough to easily fit one. I’m surprised with just how heavy this is. Now I think part of it
is because it is so thick and it does have such a large battery. Especially when you put it side-by-side with something like the iPhone X. It really does not feel anywhere near the same sort of level of polish. Now part of that is of course the fact that this guy is rocking
a glass back versus, I assume it’s metal? Oh you know what, that’s plastic. Ooh, we have Google Assistant built in. Alright, I actually
will say that that’s not what I was expecting on
a kinda low-end device. I think we’re actually
running Android 7 here. So, with the U18 set up it actually looks like a fairly stock-looking Android. So there is a couple of
weird apps on here but for the most part it actually
looks fairly straightforward. Now the notch, the notch is
a little bit interesting. Put this side-by-side
with the actual iPhone X and you’ll see they
actually look fairly close. So especially with the notch,
while it’s a little bit bigger it’s not actually that far-off. Although it does have a big
chin compared to the iPhone X. One of the nice things is, Android actually does have
native support for the notch. So in an app like Google Maps
here, you actually can see that we do get pretty much
the full screen even though it is going to be a little
bit grayed-out on top. Now this is also shared with something like the Essential phone. So even though this is a much
smaller notch that’s just for the front-facing camera,
it actually does also take advantage of it in interesting ways, so it’s not like that space
is always going to be wasted. So you’re getting pretty
much the same sort of setup with your icons up on the top right as well as your time on the top left. Now the only thing I will
say is a little bit weird is the fact that even though
it is going to be curved it’s not going to be quite
that same level as the iPhone, but at first glance it
is very, very close. One of the weird things
with the iPhone X is if you pull down from the
normal part you’re going to be getting all of your information,
all your notifications, but if you pull down from the right you’re actually going to be
getting control center. Now here, if you pull
down from either side, you’re going to be getting
some different notifications. If you pull down from the
middle, nothing happens. So, you know, don’t do that. Considering that it only costs $160, inside it actually has
pretty decent specs. You’re going to be getting
a 4,000 mAh battery which is going to be powering
an octa core processor with four gigs of RAM
and 64 gigs of storage. When it comes to the screen,
you’re getting a 5.8″ display with a resolution of 1512×720. Definitely on the lower side,
but it is a pretty okay panel, I mean it’s not really
exactly going to blow you away but it’s fairly bright,
the colors are decent, the viewing angles though
just aren’t that great. Again though, $160. Now in addition to the notch, you’re also going to be getting Face ID. Or well, face unlock. “Please note. “Appearance, shape similar
to people or items, “you may unlock success.” Oh boy. (laughs) “Check the face, keep this position “and wait for the countdown to finish.” Oh, it added it. Wait, my face wasn’t even
totally in the frame. Hold on a second, does
that actually work though? Oh okay, it worked. The real test though, is will it be fooled by a picture of me? So with this awesome selfie, can we actually unlock the phone? Alright so I’ll put it like this, and face recognition failed. Failed. Failed. Failed. I don’t necessarily think that
was the most accurate thing in the world but at least
based on first impressions, it kind of works. Alright so, something like this? – [Ken] Yeah. – Okay. Yep. (laughs) Alright, nevermind, I
take all that stuff back. It is easily fooled with
just a single photo of you. Well I mean, you know, they’re trying. It’s $160. Thankfully you don’t
have to rely on Face ID, as you do have that fingerprint sensor. So we turn it on, drop your finger on it, it sort of works. (laughs) The second time, at least. – No matter
how strong Apple claims this glass is, it can absolutely
be cracked if you drop it. – Oh, okay. Well, I mean, you’ve got
a decent-sized screen but because the way that the
phone is treating the notch, unlike the iPhone where
you can actually punch in, especially when you’re
watching widescreen video, here it’s just like you
always have that much of the screen that doesn’t exist. The only time you really get it is if you have an app that
specifically supports it, or you’ve got something
like the home screen, which does allow you to get a little bit of your information up top. Put these two side-by-side
and around back, they look absolutely nothing alike. However this guy is rocking
the same, at least in theory, rear-facing camera. Or well, cameras. Whoa. Wow. They straight ripped the iPhone interface. Like it’s totally identical. You can hit the little
button to go to 2x. (laughs) Let’s do a little side-by-side. So, first of all let’s
take a photo on the U18. And now let’s take that
same photo on the iPhone X. At first glance, it’s
actually not that bad. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that there’s just
not a lot of detail there. So this is what video looks like on the $160 iPhone X clone. It’s not exactly what I would call crispy. The blur mode is literally just, like, a blurred edge around the photo. Hold on, wait. Let me try this. Are you serious? That might be the worst
portrait-mode photo I have ever seen. Literally nothing is in
focus, it’s just like this circle of vague focus
around the middle part. We have face beauty mode. Alright, I could use
some beauty on my face. I don’t think I would call that beautiful, it’s just a little blurry. Okay, so, the camera. Not exactly so great. But you are getting the notch and I mean, if you wanna fool someone into
thinking that you’re using an iPhone with like a
really thick case, I guess? So, for $160 should you
pick up the Oukitel U18? Well some parts of it they did
a really good job of copying. I think the notch is actually done better than I was expecting, and
especially over the next year or so I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of Android phones with the notch. However, the face unlock
as well as the cameras are certified garbage town. So what do you guys think? Lemme know in the comments below and I will catch you in the next one.

6 thoughts on “The $160 iPhone X Clone

  1. I would buy it if the back was the same

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  3. HoW MaNy PHoNeS DoEs hE hAve In hIS PockET

  4. Review the Motorola one phone

  5. Umm, Watching on the iPhone clone

  6. Clickbait title. It’s only $159.99. Not $160. smh

  7. More like a Pocophone clone

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