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Zen Ultrafone 701 HD Review, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Zen Ultraphone HD is first quad core phone with 1.2 Ghz Quad Core MediaTek 6589 CPU, it has 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage and other specs like 8 MP camera and 5 Inch HD IPS LCD display like Micromax A116 Canvas HD but on some of the area its better and one of that is it has 3.2 MP front camera, we take a more closer look on the device capabilities in our review.


Zen Ultraphone 701 HD Quick Specs

Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core MT6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.21 (Jelly Bean) OS
Dual Sim: Yes (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
Camera: 8.0 MP auto focus camera.
Secondary Camera: 3.2 MP front-facing camera
Internal Storage: 4 GB with 1.84 GB User available
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

As far as box contents are concerned the Zen Ultraphone 701 HD has much more in the box including the handset with screen protector pre installed, battery, in ear headphones, flip cover, white colored back cover the black color back cover attached to the handset, USB to microUSB cable, Charger with output current 800mA

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

In the build quality department the handset is made up of plastic back cover and glass on the front which does not have a great protection but scratch resistant to some extent and the quality of material used is quite good the handset feels solid in hands and none of the assembled parts make any noise. The design is nice, it has nice curves on the edges which are more rounded make the device easy to hold in hands and gives a nice grip. The form factor of the phone is pretty good it does not feel big considering a 5 inch display and device does not feel very heavy but its little bit heavier compared to other phones like this.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has 5 Inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution which is quite good, the text does not feel soft and HD pictures looks good and the display is vibrant, colors looks quite sharp and nice on the display. It has 4 GB internal around 1.84 Gb available and supports installing and moving apps on SD card. The battery lasted for more than 1 day, the exact backup time was around 21 hours during our review which continued for 2 weeks.


The UI is stock android there are no custom widgets or apps customized to give Zen branding but you have a custom camera app which allows tap to focus in video and photo mode. Another good thing is that the keyboard supports swipe to type that is continuous input supported for typing on virtual keyboard.

Benchmarks and Gaming

Benchmark Scores for Canvas 3D

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3800
  • Antutu Benchmark: 12217
  • Nenamark2: 45.7 fps.
  • Multi Touch: 5 point.

Benchmarks and Gaming Review [Video]

Coming soon…

Rear and Front Camera

8MP Camera Samples


Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound quality from the earphones was really good and loud speaker is pretty loud if not the loudest. You can play both 720p and 1080p video on the device without any problem, you can also use the device for navigation but make sure that GPS EPO assistance and Assisted GPS settings are turned on.

Zen Ultraphone 701 HD Photo Gallery


Zen Ultraphone 701 HD Full In Depth Review [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Zen Ultraphone 701 HD is a pretty decent option when it comes to hardware and software and its very close competitor to MMX A116 Canvas HD and it also comes at a lower price point as well, moreover it offers a lot more as compared to any other phone in terms of the accessories in the form of flip cover, extra back cover and screen protectors. It comes for Rs. 11,999 INR which is quite worth the price you should pay for this or similar hardware phone.

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11 thoughts on “Zen Ultrafone 701 HD Review, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict”

  1. i am planning to buy this mobile for 8500 …i use to install many apps to my mob and i use it a lot for hearing song …do u think i shld go for this….say some cons of this mobile

  2. Deepak sir i’m going to buy this smartphone but many of users complained defect in display is it true?should i go for it or not?plz give me right idea i’m confused it’s urgent

  3. we didn’t find anything wrong with the display of our review unit. buy from a source like flipkart or other retailers who will give you a 1 week to 30 days of replacement period in case you get defected unit.

  4. Hi Sir …. I am going to buy this smartphone but many of puple ask to me zen mobile brand is not good,, should i go for it or not, please suggests please give me right idea … im confused its urgent,

    Raj Arorar
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    Mo: +919536032125

  5. My Ultrafone 701HD is working perfectly. There are two areas of concern:

    A. Phone has three memory locations:

    1. Internal memory 1GB

    2. Phone memory, 1.7 GB

    3. Micro SD
    card memory.

    I have installed just basic Apps and some games with most of them moved to Micro SD

    However, I am getting Memory full error with only 50 MB remaining in
    Internal memory. I tried to install some games, move some application to SD
    card but still Internal memory is running low.

    Phone memory is 1.3 GB free.

    Is there any way to move application from Internal memory to Phone memory.

    Due to low Internal memory, I am not able to install any new apps.

    B. I am randomly getting error message: “SD card removed

    I have to re-start the phone to get back the SD card. I
    changed SD card but the error come up randomly.

    Kindly help on above two issues.

  6. Raghab Mukherjee

    it has defect with display. I own one. sometimes the display will not come back when you press the power button.

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