Ulefone launches its latest smartphone from the Note series that offer us value for the price, Ulefone Note 12P is the latest smartphone and the new generation of this series has great specifications In terms of a processor with SC9863A Octa-core, Android 11, AI Triple Camera, even battery its large capacity with 7700mAh, Regardless of that, how its overall performance and does it lives up to its price or competition in this category, All this and more in this review.


Ulefone Note 12P Features

  • Stock Android 11
  • SC9863A Octa-core
  • IMG8322 MP1
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB Storage
  • 6.82″ HD Display
  • 13MP Rear Camera
  • 7700mAh Battery

Design And Build Quality

The design in the Ulefone Note 12P is beautiful, elegant, and modern as it features a large screen on the front of 6.82 inches, and on the back is made of high-quality plastic with a length of 174mm and a width of 79mm that gives a kind of thickness of 10mm a wonderful feeling when held in your hand, despite its weight of 237g. If you ask me about the quality of the manufacturing, there is nothing to complain about it, it’s the closest thing to a premier because Ulefone is always working to provide high-quality products to users all over the world at an affordable price.


On The Front

In front of the device is a full screen measuring 6.82 inches with thin bezels on the sides, and at the bottom, there is a thick chin, in addition to the notch Dot Drop h from the top that contains an 8MP camera in the middle of the top for taking selfies and video chats, which we will talk about a lot soon.


On The Back

At the back, you have a flat and clean panel from plastic with a premier look, What will catch your attention is the Triple cameras in the upper left corner. Also, there is the “Ulefone logo” on the bottom side.


Ports And Buttons

As for the ports, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port from the bottom with a speaker and a microphone, while the 3.5mm headphone jack is at the top. The buttons are, as usual, the integrated power button with a fingerprint sensor, the volume down button, and the dual SIM with the memory slot.

Note: This smartphone is not waterproof, so it should not be exposed to any water source.

Ulefone Note 12P – Display Quality

Even in 2021, if you are talking about a budget Chinese smartphone, it will most likely be the LCD IPS screen, and this is what the Ulefone Note 12P offers, but that does not mean that it is bad, as it’s of large size of 6.82 inches in HD + with a resolution of 720 x 1640 gives you bright, sharp colors and wide viewing angles that are more than great for consuming content visible on YouTube or otherwise.


In short, with the Note 12P I will not say that its the best screen, but in the budget category, you will get the best value for what you pay, a large and high-quality screen suitable for media consumption, whether you are watching the video, playing games or browsing the social media.

Ulefone Note 12P – Cameras

Now cameras in the Ulefone Note 12P, In terms of their specifications, there is nothing to worry about, but the last word remains in the actual performance.

Triple Rear Camera

On the back, you get a Triple-camera setup that features a 13MP primary camera. For the rest of the cameras, you have a 2MP Macro Camera and a 2MP Depth Sensor.


So far, the technical specifications are fine, so let’s move on to the realistic performance, in photography under good lighting, the cameras can take really good pictures and capture a lot of details and with beautiful color saturation, so I liked the cameras, but in the night photos, they lacked quality with that, still good cameras considering the price.

Front camera

In the forefront of selfies or video chats, you get an 8MP camera with an impressive algorithm, and several modes to choose from. This camera is also used for face unlock.



You can shoot 1080P HD videos at 30 fps from the back camera but from the front camera just 720P, in well-lit environments with some poor stability.

Ulefone Note 12P Performance

If we talk about performance, Ulefone Note 12P offers great performance in most of its basic and entertainment uses such as browsing the web, watching videos on YouTube, using social media applications, even playing games, as everything worked efficiently and without facing any problems with stopping applications or high degrees.

Ulefone Note 12P CPU Performance

Well, Its time to expose Ulefone Note 12P to some tasks that need more effort and there is nothing better than playing games with high settings, the conditions here differ according to the application, game, or any type of program that need large resources, and because the processor used here is UNISOC SC9863A SoC ( its a poor choice in 2021 because it’s not good in the long term) based on Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A55 at 1.6 GHz and 28mm architecture. It’s an outdated architecture but offers powerful performance and is fast enough to give you a hassle-free experience when doing daily tasks like gaming, watching videos, or browsing, etc. So, a smartphone with this CPU in price under $130 is not a bad choice.



The graphics processing used here is the IMG8322 MP1 not the best thing, but it is value for the price so that its performance was good in games, but it depends on the type of game and its requirements, and sometimes there is some kind of delay on the high games, although it did not constitute an obstacle, and this is in games such as CoD mobile and PUBG. However, all you have to do is play on the low or medium settings, more than those settings, yes you can play games but not with the perfect experience.


Ulefone Note 12P Ram And Storage Space

Most of the applications run very quickly and thanks to the eMMC 64 GB storage capacity, it would be suitable for installing any application you need, with the ability to expand via a Micro SD card to 128GB.

And for multitasking, browsing between applications was smooth because it is equipped with a 4 RAM which is more than enough for most of the tasks that you can do with a smartphone such as keeping many applications or large games running in the background. In Short, for multitasking, this smartphone will give you a very positive experience.

The Temperature

The temperature on the device during normal use there is nothing that attracts attention and during heavy use, there is a slight rise in temperature, but it remains moderate and most of the heat is only in the back area.

Playing Content

To play the content on YouTube, was very smooth. You can play videos at a maximum of 720at 60 FPS without any problems or lag, And this is the highest quality you can get.


Ulefone Note 12P DMR information

Next, let’s take a look at the DMR information and Widevine security. I can tell you I’m a little disappointed with this because it’s only Level 3, so you won’t be able to get HD on Netflix or other streaming services. and this level maybe not be found on all Chinese smartphones without exaggeration. However, you can still enjoy Netflix and all other streaming services in 480p resolution.


The Ulefone Note 12P smartphone works on Android 11 with UI that has better gesture navigation controls, Dark Theme, and contains most of the features that come with the system, the most important of which is the presence of all Google services, Making the smartphone experience smoother and more personalized.

As I always say, the raw Android system is best for cheap devices, with a simple and smooth launcher for better performance, especially since it does not contain pre-installed apps or games, I really hate this because of the large number of ads, Thanks here it is different.


Overall Performance

In sum, the performance on this phone is more than good as a cheap smartphone focused on daily use and playing games with medium settings and is equipped with a set of specifications and respectable features such camera, durability, and design make it an interesting experience.


Ulefone Note 12P is a dual-SIM smartphone equipped with a SIM slot that accommodates two 4G nano-sim cards that support all most bandwidth offerings of 4G and 3G and so on, so its expected that you will get wide coverage and good signal quality for making phone calls and accessing the Internet easily, In addition to having a MicroSD card on the same socket.

To connect to WiFi networks, the Note 12P supports dual bandwidths of 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and of course, there is Bluetooth 4.2. That’s not all, there are also some basic sensors for a smartphone, including a gyroscope, accelerometers, and even an electronic compass.


Note 12P doesn’t have NFC so you can’t make mobile payments.

Ulefone Note 12P Battery And Charging Time

Ulefone Note 12P has a built-in 7700mAh non-removable Li-Po battery that allows 7-8 hours of continuous use for surfing the Internet, Google, YouTube, and following social media, of course, the time is less when playing games and with moderate use, it will stay with you for a whole day on one charge it mostly takes about 4 hours to fully charge 7700mAh using Type-C with no support for wireless charging, but its absence in this category is normal, and the charging time seems long, but this capacity is not small and there is fast charging supports 10W is not very fast but better than the basic 5W. However, I can say that the battery was not bad.


For a regular user, the battery will easily last for a whole working day, depending on your usage such as the times you open the screen, and the type of applications you run, also it suffices for more than 9 consecutive hours of watching videos. however, its performance was good and this is mostly because it is equipped with stock Android 11 doesn’t have any pre-installed programs, even the interface is simple without any complications or processes in the background and this is what limits battery drain.


If you ask me if the Ulefone Note 12P smartphone is worth buying or you can recommend, my answer is yes, and this is due to the experience that it will give you, given that it is a low-cost smartphone and the price does not exceed $130, I think Note 12P is a good budget smartphone in 2021 with a stylish design and decent specifications in terms of the large screen, cameras, and even the battery is acceptable, And all this does not mean that it is flawless because cannot watch Netflix in HD resolution. however, the 12P will not disappoint you.


Ulefone Note 12P Price And Where To Buy

The Ulefone Note 12P Smartphone is currently available on the Aliexpress Store and Banggood for a very good price So, don’t miss out on this great deal. And to view its price or buy it, you can access the offer by clicking on the store icon.


Packaging Accessories

  • Ulefone Note 12P Smartphone
  • Data Cable (100cm)
  • Protective Case
  • Protective Film (Pre-installed)
  • SIM Needle
  • EU Charger

Ulefone Note 12P Specifications

ModelUlefone Note 12P
Color: Blue / Black / Red
Network2G: GSM B2/3/5/8 (1900/1800/850/900) 
3G: WCDMA B1/2/4/5/8 
4G: LTE-FDD B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20 
SIM Card Slots: Dual SIM Dual Standby (Nano SIM), Nano sim*1 + Nano sim*1 + TF card*1
HardwareOS: Android 11 
CPU: SC9863A Octa-core 1.6GHz 
GPU: IMG8322 MP1, up to 550MHz 
ROM: 64GB 
Card Extend: Supports an external TF card up to 128GB (VFAT)
DisplayDisplay Size: 6.82 inch 
Type: HD+ Capacitive Touch
Screen Resolution: 720*1640 pixels 
Multitouch: 5 points
Rear CameraMain Camera: 13MP + 2MP + 2MP 
Rear Flash, Touch Focus 
Video Recording Resolution: 1080P
Front CameraSub Camera: 8MP front camera
LanguageIndonesian, Malay, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, Estonian, English, Spanish, Filipino, French, Croatian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Hungarian, Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Finnish, Swedish, Vietnamese, Greek, Turkish, Bulgarian, Russian, Serb, Ukrainian, Armenian, Hebrew, Urdu, Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Bengali, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
Battery & ChargingBattery: 7700mAh(typ), Built in Li-polymer battery 
Charge Interface: USB Type-C
Charger Type: EU
Type, 5V 2A
Other FeaturesWIFI: 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4G
VoLTE: Whether you can use VoLTE depends on the local carriers, because not all of the local carriers can support this function.  Bluetooth: 4.2
Positioning: GPS+GLONASS+Beidou 
Sensor: Acceleration Sensor, L-Sensor, P-Sensor, OTG, Fack Unlock, Fingerprint Scanner 
Material: PC FM
Radio: Yes 
Cell Broadcast: Yes
Audio Chipset: AW8737 
Audio Jack: 3.5mm CITA 
Notification Light: Yes
Battery Status Light: Yes
Size & WeightProduct Size: 173.6*79.1*10.2mm 
Product Weight: 237.3g