Though smartphones have reached the peak in terms of speed and computing performance, battery life remains a critical factor. And it’s good to know that some local players incorporate juicy batteries in their offerings to pump in long hours of backup.
The unique selling point of the device is the 4,000mAh battery. This is a non-removable battery and could last more than 2 days. With heavy use of WiFi, games and music, the device lasted for about 49 hours, roughly 2 days and I think it isn’t bad enough to have your phone ON and able to use it far more than 2 days. #taragis
The O+ Ultra USP doesn’t just stop here, O Plus has incorporated a custom-made battery saving feature, dubbed as the Power Plus. If the battery life is at 50% or below and no powerbank or charger is at hand, turn on this feature and it will redirect you to a black and white home screen, minimizing power consumption.
You can select up to 3 active apps to be used in the power plus mode. And just like most of the power- saving features do, connectivity is very limited: it will turn off Data, WiFi and Bluetooth but keeping the very basic feature alive such as call and text functionality.
The O+ Ultra employs a 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6582 processor that is coupled with 1 GB of RAM to deliver decent performance and moderate multi-tasking capabilities. This chipset is seen on many Android smartphones in this class and hence, its decent performance is also known.
The device comes with a 5.5 inch IPS LCD display with HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. The IPS panel does a good job by rendering decent viewing angles.
Ultra is the first Lollipop smartphone of O Plus, and complies with the Android L aesthetic; it basically follows the Google’s Android L material design guidelines.
The phone looks premium and stylish. It is 9 mm thick and is easy to hold & grip in single hand. In order to perform tasks, you have to engage both hands as it has 5.5 inch display. Built quality is robust.
The volume rocker and power button are both located at the right side of the phone along with the microSIMs card slot.
MicroSD Card slot is located on the left side
As for the camera, the O+ Ultra sports a decent 8-megapixel rear camera with a LED flash. The images taken (seen below) are satisfying enough. The front-facing 2-megapixel camera worked fine though images came out slightly grainy, as expected.
O+ Ultra Unboxing Video
O+ Ultra Specifications
- 5.5-inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 267 ppi)
- Android 5.0.1 Lollipop OS
- MediaTek MT6582 Chipset
- 1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
- Mali-400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB of RAM
- 8.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
- 5.0 Megapixel Autofocus Front Camera with LED Flash
- 8GB Internal Storage
- Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
- Dual SIM (Micro + Micro)
- 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
- Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio
- USB OTG Support
- Battery 4,000mAh
- Price Php7,395
O+ Ultra might prove to be a decent handset for those who care only about a long-lasting battery. As for specifications, the smartphone is average like any other handset in the same price segment; nevertheless, Android L provides a faster, smoother and more powerful computing experience, which technically guarantees topnotch performance.