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UMI Plus

Specifications

UMI Plus
UMI Plus (Plus Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, 8x 2.00GHz Cortex-A53 (Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10, 64bit
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, LTPS, Capacitive touch screen, glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 32GB, microSD slot (shared until 256GB)
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, light sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 155 x 75 ( = 0.35 x 6.1 x 2.95 in)
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix 13.0MP, f / 2.0, phase comparison-AF, Dual LED flash, video @ 1080p
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
24 Months Warranty
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.45% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 68%, features: 66%, display: 77% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 77%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the UMI Plus

80.9% UMI Plus Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Plus size, small price. Budget Chinese smartphones are looking and performing better every year. The UMI Plus is no exception at the cost of a larger form factor and subpar camera.
Umi Plus Review – Mid-Range Deja Vu
Source: Gear Open English
Whereas the smartphone market in the past tended to gravitate towards the high end, many manufacturers have switched to battling for the best in mid-range instead, leaving the top tiers to giants like Samsung, LG, and Apple. With so many brands and models to choose from, the decision-making process is even more confounding than ever.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
Umi Plus Hands-On Review
Source: Gear Open English
So to summarize, the Umi Plus offers great specs for a sub $200 price. It has a premium feel because of the rounded metal unibody, and rounded glass. It has good mediatek helio p10 cpu and 4gb of ram which will run any apps you require and the 4000mah battery will allow you to run all day long without the need to charge it constantly. It has good cellular and wifi connectivity with slightly slower initial GPS fix. Only slight shortcomings are that the camera doesn’t always display true color and the speaker is really flat sounding without the use of EQ.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2016
UMI Plus Design, Hands on, Hardware, Antutu, GPS, Camera, Battery Review(Coupon Included)
Source: Igeekphone English
So to summarize, the Umi Plus offers great specs for a sub $200 price. It has a premium feel because of the rounded metal unibody, and rounded glass. It has good mediatek helio p10 cpu and 4gb of ram which will run any apps you require and the 4000mah battery will allow you to run all day long without the need to charge it constantly. It has good cellular and wifi connectivity with slightly slower initial GPS fix. Only slight shortcomings are that the camera doesn’t always display true color and the speaker is really flat sounding without the use of EQ. Thank you for watching and we hope to see you again soon. By the way, you can use this 6 euro coupon code: UPL6 to catch it from Efox China warehouse at €179.99, and 10 euro coupon code: IGEEKUM to grab it from EU warehouse at €199.99.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
UMi Plus Review – Mid-range deja vu
Source: Slashgear English
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and nowhere does that apply more than with smartphones. While perfect from a spec sheet vantage point, the UMi Plus feels a bit disjointed at times, with different parts, especially where hardware and software intersect, moving in different directions. The UMi Plus has the makings of becoming one of the best “bang for buck” mid-range smartphones in the market, but it’s the little paper cuts here and there that will leave your heart bleeding.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2016
UMI Plus Unboxing Review(Video and Coupon Included)
Source: Igeekphone English
So overall, this phone seems to meet and exceed our expectations of what a midrange phablet smartphone should offer. We have a great Helio P10 CPU and Sharp FHD display that is supported by a large 4000mAh Sony battery. With 4GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM which will give you the flexibility to run all your everyday apps while also giving you enough space to store your music and the great pictures (we hope) taken from the Samsung 13mp back facing camera with dual-tone flash. Thanks for reading our unboxing and expect our full review / report regarding the Umi Plus in about a week We hope to see you then! By the way, you can use this 6 euro coupon code: UPL6 to catch it from China warehouse at €179.99, and 10 euro coupon code: IGEEKUM to grab it from EU warehouse at €199.99.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2016

Foreign Reviews

80% UMI Plus
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 81% features: 75% display: 78% mobility: 93%
80% Der Nächste China-Kracher
Source: CNet Deutschland German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Umi Plus
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
79% UMi Plus, análisis: de China para el mundo
Source: Andro 4 All Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 79%
69% UMI Plus: análisis de una nueva propuesta china
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2016
Rating: Total score: 69% price: 70% display: 65% mobility: 80% workmanship: 65%
Review: UMi Plus
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good performance; flexible fingerprint sensor; high autonomy; support fast charge. Negative: Relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2016
[Análisis] UMI Plus, derribando las barreras de la gama media
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Poor display photos.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2016
73% UMi Plus Review em Português | Detalhe e qualidade
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 75% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 75%
76% Recensione UMi Plus
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 85% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 75%
75% UMI Plus La Recensione
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 79% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 78%
Recensione UMi Plus: smartphone economico che punta alle performance
Source: Key for web Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; decent display; nice performance; high autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/09/2016
UMi Plus: la recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; beautiful design; good price. Negative: Inaccurate fingerprint reader.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2016
Recensione Umi Plus: smartphone dal rapporto qualità prezzo eccezionale
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; good display; decent hardware; low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2016
UMI Plus, il top di gamma cinese pronto a sfidare i grandi
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent display; good autonomy; low price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Recensione Umi Plus, bello e possibile
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent performance; excellent display; high autonomy. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2016
[Recenzja] UMi Plus – czy rzeczywiście zasługuje na miano flagowca?
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Flexible fingerprint sensor; stylish design; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2016
Обзор UMI Plus. Сбалансированный смартфон с Helio P10 и 4Гбайт памяти
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; metal case; decent display; good cameras; long battery life. Negative: Sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2016
Смартфон Umi Plus. Тонкий Расчет И КитайСкая Хитрость
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Recenze UMi Plus: exotický zabiják pro šetřílky?
Source: Mobilizujeme CZ→EN
Positive: Good price; metal case; flexible fingerprint sensor; fast charge; long battery life. Negative: Relatively thick and heavy; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2016
85% Test UMi Plus
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
71% RECENZIA UMi Plus: Krásny smartfón s chybami, ktoré môžu no nemusia odradiť
Source: Android Portal SK→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 71% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: Among the many budget friendly smartphone lies a smartphone that identifies itself differently from its competitors namely the UMI Plus. It is a well-built unibody phone constructed using high-quality aluminum alloy with beautiful 3D polishing to complete its design. It has a high screen-to-body ratio with a 5.5” Sharp HD 1080p display boasting visible sunlight reading using real-time contrast adjustment. To complement its good display, the phone is powered by a Helio-P10 processor and Mali-T680 GPU which seamlessly provides optimized energy balance between performance and standby. To round up the specifications, the phone is equipped with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The storage capacity can be expanded by up to 256 GB. Having a large memory allows the smartphone to perform well when performance intensive processes such as gaming and High Definition videos are running.

As most users consider the camera as an important feature, the UMI Plus focuses quite a bit on this feature. It has a Samsung Phase Detection Autofocus camera with 13 MP sensor, which is able to capture high quality images in just 0.1 s with no shutter delay. This ensures that captured images have less noise and using Dual Processing ISP it will also have a dynamic range of colors. UMI Plus uses a 4000 mAh battery manufactured by Sony to power up the smartphone and it supports Quick Charge PE+ for fast charging. During typical usage, this phone can handle 2-days of usage and more performance intensive applications like gaming can last about 15 hours on a single charge. If the power runs down, the phone is able to charge up to a day’s usage in just 30 minutes and completely charge itself in about an hour and a half.

In terms of security, the phone uses a fingerprint sensor on the home button that can unlock the phone completely almost immediately and uses a separate encrypted system to handle its safety mechanisms to avoid tampering. It can register up to 5 fingers making it easier for its users to handle the phone on their both hands. The phone itself runs on Android Marshmallow with pure Android experience ensuring continuous update from Google. Although this is an older build of Android, it runs smoothly and transitions well between apps and present less lag compared to recent Android releases. Connectivity-wise, the phone uses VoLTE for high speed connection and dual SIM cards for ease of use. The second SIM tray can be used for memory expansion. UMI produces the phone in black and white and it is available for purchase via UMI partners.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T860 MP2: Dual-Core version of the Mali-T860 graphics card from ARM for mostly Android based smartphones and tablets. E.g. in the Mediatek Helio P10 clocked at 700 MHz and produced in 28nm. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Helio P10 MT6755: ARM-based octa core SoC (8x Cortex-A53) with 64 Bit support and a clock rate of up to 2 GHz per core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.185 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


77.45%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Mali-T860 MP2
UMI Max
Mali-T860 MP2

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