OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: the battery keeps going

The OUKITEL K6000 Plus catches your attention immediately for its massive 6080 mAh battery. There is no question about those it is targeted at – people who need the beefiest battery. Chances are that you are reading this review because you fall in that category. Or perhaps you are reading it just out of interest. Either way, the K6000 Plus is an interesting device. Come along with us on our OUKITEL K6000 Plus review.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Quick Pros & Cons

As usual, we start with a summary of the device’s strongest and weakest points.

Key FeaturesCons
Huge battery with solid battery lifeLoudspeaker audio quality is hollow
12V/2A fast chargingBoth cameras do not produce great results
Great performance, thanks to 4 GB RAMNo network pegging
Spacious internal storageSome 4G compatibility issues

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Hardware & Design

The OUKITEL K6000 Plus is heavier than most phones its size, but then most phones its size do not have a massive 6080 mAh battery built in.

At the top end is a 3.5 mm headphone jack. At the bottom, you will find a regular USB port in a central position and two grilles – one housing a microphone and the other a loudspeaker. Located on the left side is the dual hybrid tray which can accommodate two SIM cards or one SIM and a micro-SD card. Located on the right hand side are the volume rockers and the power button just below them.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus bottom edge

Above the display on the front side of the device are the selfie camera, the sensors and the earpiece. Below the display is a hardware capacitive button with a fingerprint sensor embedded. On the rear end is the 16 megapixel camera and LED flash.

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OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Software and Customization

This phone comes with stock Android 7.0 Nougat but with a custom launcher running on top to give the icons a different look. There are three bloatware apps pre-installed on it, namely: Personalize, System Manager, and System Updater. That is a very lean number of pre-installed apps.

The K6000 Plus has 64 GB internal storage, with 54 GB available to the user. If you are a junkie and need more space, you can sacrifice one of the SIM slots for a memory card.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Network & Telephony

The K6000 Plus is a dual-SIM device. Because it runs a stock version of Android, the K6000 Plus does not let you pin network to 4G or 3G exclusively. Note that it does not support Globacom’s 28(700) LTE band. Neither does it support Spectranet 4G. Despite listing support for Ntel’s 8(900) and 3(1800), the hone wouldn’t lock to Ntel’s 4G network with an Ntel SIM card in it. We had no issues with 4G LTE on any of the big four mobile networks.

Network quality for both telephone calls and data is fairly good. In-call audio volume is good, but sounds quite hollow. The person at the other end hears you well too.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Display & Multimedia

The display here is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution, and it is a good one. The display is quite clear and bright. Instead of Gorilla Glass, there is Dragontrail Glass protection.

Music playback on the loudspeaker is pretty loud, but with very little bass. As such, audio through the loudspeakers sounds hollow or boxy. On a good pair of solid earphones, though, audio is good.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus back

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Photography

As is common with most smartphones in this class, photography is not a strong point of the K6000 Plus. The cameras are not horrible, but they fall behind the really good ones from competing brands. When shooting, focusing on objects is slow. We suggest that you do not try using it to take fast moving subjects. In dark environments, the LED flash helps a bit.

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Here is a sample shot we took with the main camera:
Oukitel k6000 Plus main indoors

As you can see, the picture is not so bad. We cropped it so you can see how much details it produces:
OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review

Clearly, it doesn’t produce a lot of detail. As is our custom to compare for review purposes, we took the same shot with the Lumia 950 and cropped it so we can compare:
Lumia 950 vs Oukitel cropped

Comparing the K6000 Plus’ camera with that of the Lumia 950 is academic though. The two devices are not in the same class at all. For one, the Lumia 950 is a top dog camera phone in the world and the K6000 Plus isn’t marketed as one. Also, the Lumia 950 costs almost three times the price of the Oukitel. You should be looking to buy the K6000 Plus for its exemplary battery life, not for great photographs.

Here is a sample indoor shot using the selfie camera:
Selfie Camera:
Oukitel K6000 Plus selfie indoor

The K6000 Plus’ cameras are fair for the device’s category, with the 8 megapixel front-facing camera letting us down a bit for producing somewhat drab images. In all, shots taken with the 16 megapixel rear snapper are decent and are okay for everyday usage – sharing on social media, et al.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Battery Life

The OUKITEL K6000 Plus is equipped with a massive 6080 mAh battery. If you were expecting superb battery performance from this device, yes; it delivers just that! The K6000 Plus saw us through over 2 days of use and almost completed the 3rd day. Our usage pattern includes an always-on 4G LTE internet connection, as well as intense email, social media and internet browsing, among others.

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With less demanding usage, it easily crossed the 3-day endurance mark.

Without fast charging technology, a 6080 mAh battery would be a nightmare to charge from empty to full. Thankfully, Oukitel has put in not just any fast charge, but the very cutting edge – 12V/2A fast charging. This phone is marketed by Oukitel as the first smartphone in the world with that technology. But does it meet up in real life?

We put it to the test, and we can confirm that it does. We got the K6000 Plus to go from 0 to full charge in under 2 hours.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus in hand

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Performance

Multitasking is great here with the 4 GB of RAM. Apps installed worked smoothly and perfectly. Games played well too. General performance is quite good, with apps running smoothly.

As we always do to our review devices, we threw our usual set of Benchmark tests at the K6000 Plus. Below are the benchmark scores it returned:

  • AnTuTu: 44,413
  • Geekbench: 617 Single-core; 2633 Multi-core
  • Quadrant: 19,733

These are respectable scores. The OUKITEL K6000 Plus does not fail here.

OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: Final Words

For less than $200, you get superb battery life, great performance, good build, and a good display. You would only have to deal with the not-so-stellar cameras. Does the K6000 Plus deliver on Oukitel’s promise and marketing? Our verdict: it does so very well.

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6 thoughts on “OUKITEL K6000 Plus Review: the battery keeps going

  • July 17, 2017 at 11:35 pm
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    That’s a whole new level of crazty, how can Oukitel afford such mega power on a device under 200$, even cheaper than the Overhyped Gionee. I read somewhere they also realesed another with 10000mAH battery.
    I thought the 6080mAH was an overhype, but 3 days on full throttle is a deal beaker.

  • July 20, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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    Please what is your take on oukitel k6000 pro. I almost bought it from Jumia online store last week but I didn’t go through with the transaction because I learnt that their parts are not easily available in Nigeria Incase of repairs and one needs to order them from overseas and that they do not have any service centre in Nigeria. I just could not take such a big with that huge amount of money on the phone. Please your honest analysis and advice! I honestly love the phone.
    Should I go ahead ?

    • July 21, 2017 at 5:42 am
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      Kelvin,

      The K6000 Pro and K6000 Plus are identical twins in many ways. As you have said, the downside is that they do not have a service centre here in the country. Which means that if anything happens to it, you are effectively on your own. If you can deal with that risk, then go for it. If not, buy something else.

  • July 21, 2017 at 11:24 am
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    This is tough one, I believe a brand like that should have office and customer care center in Nigeria, it will help their sales here.

  • August 25, 2017 at 11:34 am
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    My oukitel 6000 plus battery drains very fast. Does not even last up to 24 hours. I order from jumia . What could be the cause . Even without intensive activity

  • December 16, 2017 at 12:38 pm
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    I wanted to find out if the phone is compatible with the 4g network of glo and airtel.

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