MY HANDS ON OLLA M8 PLUS
olla mobile phone is owned by opera mini which also include opay, oride, Olla m8 plus joins olla’s generation last year ending 2019 after olla m8 was released, I know many people have this on their mind that olla m8 is better than m8 plus because olla m8 has a bigger battery and camera and must be wondering why olla decided to create a phone bellow olla m8 and called it m8 plus well I got m8 plus on Thursday, August 2020 after jumia canceled ulephone s10 pro which I ordered from china I decided to go for m8 plus because I can’t wait for one month again after ordering a phone from china and was later canceled in one week I understand them quite well due to this pandemic, delivery, and processing time now takes a little bit longer I requested for a refund on Saturday 8/8/2020 through their Facebook handle and they replied me in time and started refund process quickly.
On Monday which was 10/8/2020 I received a message from them that they have refunded my money I checked my email I saw another message from them that they have refunded my money that if I paid through a GTbank debit card that the money would be deposited in my bank account and I should wait for 6 to 7 days due to bank processing and all that I patiently waited, then olla phones are hot cake on JUMIA I remember how I saw olla m8 in I ordered immediately for pay on delivery but I received an error message with a code and then out of stock then I followed the marketer on jumia and luckily for me 20 olla phones were available on Monday which was 10/8/2020 and I have not received my refund I just ordered the phone that day hoping that my refund will be available within 7 days and if my order is received by JUMIA pick up station it will take 7 more days before return, I did my maths well I was surprised I ordered on Monday and it came on Wednesday still am yet to see a refund alert later that Wednesday evening I received the alert and on Thursday I picked it up.
Now my first impression on olla m8 plus.
It was well packaged seeled and when I opened it I saw the handset, charger, USB cord, manual, and a warranty card inside the park.
The phone is large the screen size is actually 5.99 inch its actually larger than Huawei y6 prime when we talk about body size while the y6 prime is larger in screen size than olla m8 this is due to the bad body to screen ratio on m8 plus, it also comes with a 2800mah battery 2gb ram 16gb rom (the system used up 6gb you get 10gb for your self), 5mp selfie camera with two rear cameras of 8.0mp and 0.3mp am yet to know what the 0.3 mp camera does, it is very small I think it may be a wide-angle view or something it was not specified in its manual olla m8 plus comes with Andriod 9 OS and UI looks like that of google pixel.
Now here’s the part people make mistake on, m8 plus processor is MT6739 QUARD CORE 1.3ghz cortex-A53 and not 1.5 or 2.0 as seen from other blogs and its GPU is PowerVR Rogue GE8100 it also has 4g enabled and it works very well on Glo and mtn I don’t know about other networks but I tested this two and it worked very fine its download speed is awesome too, it has a speaker below which sound like every normal speaker it’s not too loud but Huawei y6 prime speaker is far better than it.
olla m8 also comes with the latest youtube music Olla m8 camera is not the best but manageable it doesn’t have a front flashlight and its back flashlight is not impressive as it has a soft flashlight which can hardly get a clear picture in dark, olla m8 2800 battery looks solid and the phone is heavy its more like a phone using 5000mah battery judging by its weight it is heavier than Huawei y6 prime which has 3020mah battery, and it has a strong screen that looks slightly curved at the edges and sides, people do ask me how strong is the battery well it almost the same as a 3000mah battery. I wanted to know how strong the battery is on the first charge, I played some music at work with a 91% battery charge from 9:50 AM to 3:30 pm the battery went down to 35% not too good right well I don’t judge a battery until it is one week then the battery will be at its fullest.
OLLA M8 FULL SPECIFICATION IS AS SEEN BELOW
back camera with blur effect
8mp + 0.3 back camera (3264 x 2448 pixel resolution) with soft flash light,
sensor size 3.67mm x 2.75mm
focal length 2.88mm
digital zoom 4.0
face detction (yes) max count 15
5.04mp front camera with no flash light (2592 x 1944 pixel resolution )
sensor size 2.90mm x 2.17mm
focal length 2.63mm
digital zoom 4.0
face detection supported 15 max count
quad core 1.3ghz its set not to clock more than 1.27ghz
GPU powerVR rougue GE8100
GPU Vendor imagination Technologies
Android 9 pie
Api level 28
last security patch 2019/12/05
java VM ART 2.1.0
Kernel architecture armv7i
SD card mounting
Audio low latency
WHY SHOULD YOU BUY OLLA M8 PLUS
1. It is pocket friendly, I mean no one will sell you a phone of 4g, 5.99inch, fingerprint for 18,500 Nigerian naira
2. it supports 4g you want speed at a low cost there you have it
3. it’s well-optimized I used it and it works well you can play pubg lite version on it too
4. it has a big screen, remember the bigger the screen the better the view
5. it fully supported by google with (gapps) welly pre preinstalled unlike other cheap china phones with great specs but no google apps
6. it has opay, oride driver two opera mini preinstalled and it free to use with free 50mb daily to use from opera that is if you are using either MTN or Airtel
7. you can move apps to sd card
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT BUY OLLA M8 PLUS
I know everybody is just waiting to see this part am not affiliating for opera or jumia I just want to bring out this clear picture of what and what to expect from olla m8 plus so you don’t say the word had I know or something, the bad part of olla m8 is as seen below.
1. its body to screen ratio is not too nice as I see wasted spaces below the screen and above the screen and its length is 16cm I used my tape to measure it. note mine might be slightly different from yours
2. Am not sure if it’s getting any update or upgrade as it was created late last year and no update till now
3. the color setting on olla m8 is kind of a little bit dark it has kind of darkish display especially when taking pictures it is not very visible as you won’t know unless you are the techy type
4. it doesn’t come with type c or fast charge and its charger is 1.0A which is slow it almost takes 3 hours to charge fully from 0 to 100%
5. camera not too great especially the back flash not too bright
THINGS TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT ON OLLA M8 PLUS
I love tweaking android it’s my hubby I want it to look the way I want it …… I soft bricked my olla yesterday I have to snap those new pictures I used in this review yesterday as soon as possible because I promised a review today Mind the way you use your developer’s option as I formated it yesterday I unlocked my developer’s option I changed my width and it was love at first sight not knowing it will cost me much I restarted it and it couldn’t boot pass the olla boot animation I had to format everything including some articles am working on…. although most devices like Samsung do warn users about it, I love using it
Olla m8 plus is just amazing for its price I just hope Olla can see this review and spice the next olla smartphone I wanna know your thoughts on this, are you using olla m8? hows it? please drop a comment below as I would reply as quick as possible
Remember handle with care no olla m8 plus pouch, screen guild talk more of a body part as of now
Price and where to buy olla m8 plus
olla m8 plus is available on jumia for 18,500 Nigerian naira
and on konga 27,000 Nigerian naira
due to the cheap rate on jumia its kind of hard to get but we can place an order for you if you are in Nigeria, with a token of 1,500 Nigerian naira we follow the marketers online as soon as it is made available we get notified we do other for pay on delivery at your preferred jumia pick up station email us to get one for you. A quick refund is also available if we don’t meet your need.