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The difference between the two models is that Elephone U sports octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 processor, clocked at at 2 GHz, while the Pro uses an upper midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, running at 2.2 GHz maximums, allowing it to record 4K video, unlike its U brethren. The most outfitted version of the phones comes with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage, which is encroaching on flagship territory.
When we add the dual 13 MP camera on the back, 8 MP front-facing shooter, and wireless charging, made possible by the glass body, the Elephone U and U Pro certainly deserve a second look, especially considering that they ship with Oreo right out of the box, and cost just $389.99 and $459.99, respectively.
Elephone throws in the trendy face unlock feature, too, and the symmetrically curved front and back reminisce of a Samsung flagship. The company says it has used 7-series aluminum alloy for the frame, and anodized ceramic coating to bring out that glistening impression, so if the shiny design and fine specs fit your sub-$500 requirements, check out the link below for more details.