Oukitel decided to expand its product range and introduced us to a new smartwatch running Android system. The new watch is called Oukitel Z32.
Earlier, I tested a large number of smartphones from the Oukitel brand. Basically, these are ultra-budget devices with a price tag not exceeding $200.
Now Oukitel Z32 smartwatches are exclusively sold only in GearBest online store with a price tag of $130 with a 32% discount.
Naturally, the price is not the lowest, but the technical features are not the worst. For example, the Z32 model received a 1.6-inch screen, two cameras, a large battery capacity of 1800 mAh. There is also a good performance with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory.
Undoubtedly, smartwatches got a good filling, but let’s not rush to conclusions and go through the main features and functions.
Oukitel Z32: Specifications
|Screen:||1.6-inch IPS with 400 x 400 pixels|
|Operating System:||Android 7.1.1|
|Camera:||Main 2.0MP and Side 8.0MP|
|SIM Card:||Nano SIM card|
|WiFi Support:||2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Package weight:||70 g|
|Product size (L x W x H):||260 x 50 x 15 mm|
Oukitel Z32: Design
The new model of smartwatches Oukitel Z32 received a business appearance and it is quite difficult to call them sports. The watches look fashionable and are well suited for a business suit, for example, under a jacket and shirt.
The front side of the device is occupied by a large 1.6 inch IPS screen. The screen resolution was 400 x 400 pixels. Of course, with the naked eye, it will be impossible to see individual pixels.
The screen quality is high, for example, the colors have good saturation, the contrast and viewing angles are high. Even if we talk about brightness, then there will be no problems with readability in sunny weather.
Around the screen stands out the ceramic bezel, which gives smartwatches even more charm. Yes, of course, this is not the first time I’ve seen this decision. For example, I previously tested watches with a similar appearance, such as Kospet Prime and Prime SE.
At the top of the front panel is a 2-megapixel camera for taking selfie pictures. The main camera received an 8-megapixel resolution and is located on the right side of the device.
Between the main camera, there are two physical buttons – this is turning on and moving backward. In addition, just below you can see the microphone hole for phone calls.
The opposite side of the Oukitel Z32 received holes for the speaker. Its volume is pretty good, but the sound quality is not the best.
The back panel is made of matte corrugated plastic. Here you can see – this is a heart rate sensor, a SIM card slot with 4G support and a magnetic four-pin connection.
The Oukitel Z32 smartwatch strap is removable and you can replace it with any other. It is worth mentioning that the strap has a standard size of 22mm. The stock strap is made of brown suede leather on the outside and on the inside of a soft and pleasant rubber material.
The watch does not have full protection against water and you can’t swim with them. But, the manufacturer claims about the protection of the IP65 standard. Therefore, a smartwatch will not be afraid of light rain or sweat during training in the gym.
In terms of size and wearing comfort, I had no problems, since the Oukitel Z32 received 260 x 50 x 15 mm and a weight of about 70 grams. On the arm, they look harmonious, but it will not be comfortable to sleep with them.
Oukitel Z32: Performance and Features
In terms of performance, the Oukitel Z32 smartwatch meets the budget Mediatek MT6739 processor. It was introduced back in 2017 and was used on smartphones. Currently, this processor can often be found on Android smartwatches.
The Mediatek processor is built on four Cortex-A53 cores with a maximum operating frequency of 1.5 GHz.
If you want to play simple games, then the PowerVR GE8100 with a frequency of 570 MHz will be responsible for the graphics. In practice, this combination is quite productive, especially when it comes to smartwatches.
If we talk about memory, then Oukitel Z32 received 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. For everyday tasks, this amount of memory will be enough to store a small number of photos or music.
If you look at the benchmarks, then the smartwatch does not stand out from its other competitors in terms of results. Below I will leave a list of tests of various benchmark tests.
|Geekbench 4.4 - Single-Core Score||590|
|Geekbench 4.4 - Multi-Core Score||1480|
Next, I would like to talk about the main functions and features of the Oukitel Z32. The first thing you need to know is that the device is running Android 7.1.1.
The main screen offers a lot of useful information, such as time, date, day of the week, battery level, steps taken and much more.
The design of the dial can be changed if you slide your finger on the main screen for a couple of seconds. You can select about 10 existing watch faces, as well as upload your own, for example, any photo.
Naturally, the watch has a built-in application Play Store from Google. After synchronization, you can install almost any application or game, as on your smartphone.
In the settings of the Oukitel Z32 smartwatch, you can find face recognition functions. If you plan to protect your watch from personal information, then the feature will be useful. Of course, I can’t call it effective, but in the daytime, it works well.
I can say about the presence of nine sports modes that will help you track information about your physical activity. For example, calories, steps, distance, heart rate, and more.
Modern watches cannot ignore wireless connections. Therefore, Oukitel Z32 received built-in Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS module.
Oukitel Z32: Battery
Finally, the last category is battery life, which will be of interest to most users.
The Oukitel Z32 smartwatch was equipped with a 900 mAh battery, but an additional 900 mAh docking station is also included. It is mounted on the back of the watch using a magnetic mount and acts as a power bank.
The total battery life of smartwatches will be up to 2 days and with an additional docking station two more days. So, the total battery life will be up to 4 days. This is probably the best indicator, as for smartwatches on Android OS.
Oukitel Z32: Conclusion and Reviews
Many smartwatches have a major drawback – this is critical short battery life. In cases with the Oukitel Z32, the problem is almost solved. You do not have to charge the watch every night. Although perfection in battery life, there is still a lot of work for many manufacturers.
If we talk about design, the Oukitel Z32 watch is positioned as for business meetings, and not for sports. Here it can be noted that the main drawback of smartwatches is the lack of full protection against water, but only against splashes and sweat – IP65 standard.
The performance is at a sufficient level, benchmark indicators, as for other smartwatches, are good. Although, I would like to see a new processor from MediaTek with newer process optimization.
The functionality of Oukitel Z32 is high and in the user interface, you can find a large number of useful functions and options. I can refer to the – face recognition, various DIY dial watch faces and much more.
Oukitel Z32: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
If you were planning to purchase a new smartwatch, then the Oukitel Z32 model may be a worthy choice.
Now, the manufacturer only cooperates with the GearBest online store and the price tag for Oukitel Z32 is $129.99 from March 23 to April 5.