The Oukitel K4000 Pro is a durable smartphone with a large battery at a surprisingly low price

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Upstarts like Chinese smartphone maker Oukitel always seem eager to deliver a maximum of attractive features at a minimal price point. Oukitel's newest handset, the K4000 Pro, is an interesting example of this tendency.

For a smartphone which will be sold by Chinese online resellers at a $120 MSRP (sans import taxes), the K4000 Pro seems to tick a few marks more than usual. The K4000 Pro's has a machined metal frame whose four angles are reinforced to improve drop endurance, similar to what we've seen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Alpha. Also, the K4000 Pro's display is covered with 0.04in (1.1mm)-thick tempered glass for impact protection. We initially doubted Oukitel's efforts, but a video in which the K4000 Pro substitutes for a hammer managed to convince us in the glass's durability. You can check it out below.

Turning our attention to the spec sheet, we're immediately greeted by a 5-inch, 720p-resolution LCD screen, which is fine for the general user, especially considering the bargain price. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek 6735P chipset, which has a quad-core CPU running at 1GHz. Paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage memory, the chipset won't excel at handling the complex graphics of effects-laden 3D games, but it should ensure reliable everyday usage. Moreover, Oukitel deliberately took advantage of the chipset's focus on power efficiency over performance, and stuck a 4600mAh battery inside the K4000 Pro. This big power tank is said to last for up to 6 days of "normal use" (according to the manufacturer's standards), and up to 80.5 hours of talk time.

On the software side, the smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, which isn't the most recent build, but Oukitel promises an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Connectivity-wise, the device supports dual-SIM operation (2 SIM cards + microSD card), but its modem won't shake hands with the 3G and LTE bands used in the United States. There's also no NFC for mobile payments, and no fingerprint security for that matter, although basics such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB OTG are covered.

The K4000 Pro is about to have a pre-sale event in online reseller Coolicool's website. Between January 19 and February 1st, the handset will be sold for $120. Moreover, a limited batch of the K4000 Pro will be sold at a "snap-up" $90 price every Tuesday, which means you'll have two chances at picking up the K4000 Pro for less.

If this opportunity isn't exciting enough, Oukitel will be giving away two K4000 Pro units to two lucky winners! Check out the company's Facebook page for information on how to participate. The contest will be open between 14 and 29 January.


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10 Comments

1. Good-Is-Better

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 12, 2015

What? Syfy smartphone?

2. Eraman

Posts: 162; Member since: Dec 13, 2015

You have to tell Motorola about that :p

3. ffl007

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 10, 2016

Oukitel phones are made with the cheapest/subpar components. Had problems from day 1. It was poorly built and cheap materials used so I can imagine all the phones are built shoddily. Just beware the phones might look nice but fall apart after a few months. For the U10 the charging port will not work after about 2 months. I took mine apart and the port was poorly constructed with inferior materials to save money. Now it is completely broken. Of course no warranty after 3 months. (I have repaired computers, iPhones etc. for more than a decade) Go to YouTube key words "OUKITEL U10 Android Major Problems".

6. Struanrob

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 23, 2016

I need a Dual SIM phone and I can't spend too much money on it - tell me, this phone you talk about, I'm a little bit deaf (not too much!) - would I be able to here it ring and also hear what was being said..?

4. AlSaudi

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

the phone is really awesome , my brother bought this phone from kingsouq website , he did use it as hammer and seriously doesn't break ! the price is quite cheap on that website :)  only 439 AED

5. AlSaudi

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2015

the phone is really awesome , my brother bought this phone from kingsouq.com , he did use it as hammer and seriously doesn't break ! the price is quite cheap on that website :) 

7. KIKIA

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2016

OUKITEL K4000 get updates with max interface: Bigger Dialpad, Bigger APP image, and Bigger Font. Which is customized for k4000 and the first smartphone to get such interface. Of course, It can be easily changed between the normal interface and the new max interface.

8. offerworld

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2015

Now OUKITEL K4000 is getting a new concise version. This version offers more convinient handling steps and much more consice visual effect with bigger fonts and bigger APP design. All the K4000 new orders from June will get this new version interface. Also from June OUKITEL is starting a new color for K4000 that is GOLD. To celebrate the new concise version and new gold color, next week from June 7th, OUKITEL and resellers like gearbest and tinydeal will join together to hold a flash sale for K4000. Though the retail price not confirmed, based on the $99.99 retail price, the biggest discount will fall on K4000. check more detail: youtu.be/S8LJiy2UFR0

9. KIKIA

Posts: 7; Member since: May 06, 2016

smartphone test video: use OUKITEL K4000 as a hammer to make a wooden stool from OUKITEL Mobile Channel. Amazing video!

10. offerworld

Posts: 10; Member since: Oct 31, 2015

Hi friends, the Android N will be released soon, and it is confirmed that N stand for "Nougat". I found a Geek Love video and in this video describe the Android N. Besides, Geek Love use the Bluboo Maya and Oukitel U7 Pro to analyse the differences between Android 6.0 and Android 5.1. Search on youtube "Android Nougat vs Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1"

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