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UMi Max Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, Sven Kloevekorn (translated by Maria Vittoria Occhipinti), 11/18/2016

USB Type-C for entry-level price. For a street price of 150 Euros (~$160), the Chinese manufacturer UMi is offering an interesting package: powerful hardware, a 4,000 mAh battery and the modern Type-C USB port are included in the Max model.

For the original German review, see here.

Purely from the technical specifications, it seems that the UMi Max is offering a lot for 150 Euros (~$160/including shipping) via importers. In contrast to the low price, the technical specifications of the 5.5-inch smartphone put it in the upper middle class. The smartphone is equipped with a full HD resolution (1080p) display, a MediaTek Helio-P10 processor, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB flash memory, a 13 MP main camera, a 4,000 mAh battery and an aluminum unibody. The device even has a fingerprint sensor on the back. Although the UMi Max is not planned for the German market, it does support the primary German LTE frequencies.

The entry-level smartphone segment has a lot of competition: we will be comparing our test model with the ZTE Blade V7 Lite, the Blackview R7, the Acer Liquid Z630S, the Leagoo Shark 1, the Coolpad Torino S and the more expensive Honor 5C (190 Euros/~$202). The similarly equipped UMi models "Touch" and "Super" are also worth considering, as they cost about 140 and 170 Euros (~$149 and $181) respectively.

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UMI Max
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive, Multitouch, Sharp, IPS, 2.5D, Corning Gorilla Glas 3, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, Samsung, 10.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: G-Sensor, Glonass, P-Sensor, L-Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall switch, Smart-Key, OTG, Status-LED, Miracast
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.1, GSM: 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2) || WCDMA: 850(B5)/900(B8)/1900(B2)/2100(B1) | LTE FDD: 2100(B1)/1800(B3)/2600(B7)/800(B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.5 x 150.8 x 75 ( = 0.33 x 5.94 x 2.95 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 360 h
Operating System
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Panasonic camera, Dual flashlight
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix GalaxyCore GC5005
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, modular power supply, USB-cable, UMi UI, 12 Months Warranty, SAR n.b., fanless
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 27 g ( = 0.95 oz / 0.06 pounds)
Price
150 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The UMi Max aluminum unibody is available in gray (Gunmetal Gray) and gold (Bling Gold). The case is rounded on the sides and feels very nice in the hand. However, in some parts, like the edges where the back and the metal frame meet, the materials need to be polished further. The manufacturer has successfully used synthetic material to cover the antennas on the upper and lower back of the device. In contrast, their use of plastic material in certain areas of the metal borders or the SIM card slot is poor, as it sticks out from the rest of the case. 

The controls for the volume and the power button on the right side of the device have a good finish as they sit well in the case. There is room for improvement as the pressure points should be less spongy. A special feature of the UMi Max can be found on the left side of the case: the so-called Smart key is a quick-start button that can be individually customized. 

The front of the display is protected by a slightly rounded 2.5D glass of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The borders around the IPS panel are relatively small. The display measures 151 x 75 mm (~6 x 3 in) and the screen is 5.5 inches diagonally. This results in a display-surface ratio of 73.7%. 

Overall, we like the case stability as nothing creaked in our hands.

Size comparison

158.6 mm / 6.24 inch 82.8 mm / 3.26 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 241 g0.531 lbs156.3 mm / 6.15 inch 77.5 mm / 3.05 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 156.3 g0.3446 lbs154.5 mm / 6.08 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs152 mm / 5.98 inch 78 mm / 3.07 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs151 mm / 5.94 inch 77 mm / 3.03 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 202 g0.4453 lbs150.8 mm / 5.94 inch 75 mm / 2.95 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs147.1 mm / 5.79 inch 73.8 mm / 2.91 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 156 g0.3439 lbs143.8 mm / 5.66 inch 70.2 mm / 2.76 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 135 g0.2976 lbs139 mm / 5.47 inch 67.8 mm / 2.67 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 119 g0.2624 lbs

Connectivity

The internal eMMC memory, which can be increased with a microSD card (up to 256 GB), is generously sized at 16 GB. The user can use approximately 10.4 GB (ROM) memory, due to the OS installation. In addition, the microSD card can be integrated into the internal memory via formatting and compatible apps can be transferred to the memory card (App2SD).

UMi Max only supports the USB 2.0 standard, even though it has the modern USB Type C connector on the base of the device. OTG adapters can be used to connect nearby devices, such as external keyboards or USB sticks.

The new features of the entry-level mobile phone include: an integrated FM radio, dual SIM functionality, Miracast, a fingerprint sensor and an LED light for notification inputs, which is integrated in the touch-sensitive Home button and can be permanently activated.

Software

UMi uses the sixth Android iteration, "Marshmallow", for its smartphone model Max. At the time of testing, the security patch was of May 2016. UMi has already announced a system update to Android 7 planned for this year - a rare offering for a device of this price class.

Although the system has a UMi user interface, it looks quite similar to Vanilla Android and maintains basic structures. However, the user interface in the settings and the home screen have been visually and functionally tweaked.

 

 

Communication and GPS

The UMi Max uses Bluetooth version 4.1, in order to have wireless communication between mobile devices. The manufacturer has omitted the installation of an NFC chip. In addition, this mobile phone supports the use of two microSIM cards. According to UMi, both slots support the LTE mobile standard (Cat.4) for up to 150 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps upstream and all German frequencies, but they cannot be used simultaneously. In Dual SIM mode, a slot is limited to the 2G network. Only one slot supported the LTE standard in single-SIM operation.

The WLAN complies with the IEEE-802.11 standards according to a/b/g/n. The reception performance is good and the WLAN signal is stable for everyday use. In proximity of the router (Telekom Speedport, W921V), the attenuation is low with -36 dBm. From a distance of 1 meter (~3 feet), the average rates of data transmission to our reference router (Linksys EA8500) are very satisfactory, with values of 103 Mbps (transmitted) and 99 Mbps (received).

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
UMI Max
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 16 GB eMMC Flash
103 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
UMI Max
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 16 GB eMMC Flash
98.8 MBit/s ∼100%
iperf Server (receive) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
491 MBit/s ∼100%
UMI Super Euro Edition
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 32 GB eMMC Flash
109 MBit/s ∼22%
Blackview R7
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 32 GB eMMC Flash
102 MBit/s ∼21%
Honor 5C
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650, 16 GB eMMC Flash
49.8 MBit/s ∼10%
iperf Client (transmit) TCP 1 m
Lenovo Moto Z
Adreno 530, 820 MSM8996, 32 GB eMMC Flash
360 MBit/s ∼100%
UMI Super Euro Edition
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 32 GB eMMC Flash
108 MBit/s ∼30%
Blackview R7
Mali-T860 MP2, Helio P10 MT6755, 32 GB eMMC Flash
79.4 MBit/s ∼22%
Honor 5C
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650, 16 GB eMMC Flash
58.3 MBit/s ∼16%
GPS test outdoors
GPS test indoors

In order to determine the position of UMi Max, a GPS satellite system is used. Outdoors locations are detected without any delays, though the system is only accurate up to 5.5 meters (~18 ft). Is not possible to determine the location of the device inside buildings. On a 12 km (7.5 miles) long test track, our smartphone GPS had a deviation of about 340 m (~0.2 miles) compared to the professional Navi Garmin Edge 500. The location accuracy of the professional navigation device is higher overall, whereas the UMi Max accuracy reflects its price, which is acceptable.

GPS-Test UMi Max
GPS-Test UMi Max
GPS-Test UMi Max
GPS-Test Garmin Edge 500
GPS-Test Garmin Edge 500
GPS-Test Garmin Edge 500

Phone Features and Voice Quality

The voice quality is average, which is acceptable considering that the test model is an entry-level phone. During our test calls, it was possible to have a clear conversation with the call recipient. The quality of the in-built microphone is satisfactory. The voice of our conversation partner was generally clear, but with some reverberation.

The phone app is very similar to the standard Google phone app from Android 6.0.

 

 

Telephone App
Dialing screen

Cameras

Front camera
Main camera

UMi has installed a 13-MP camera on the back. This camera is a Panasonic sensor (MN34152) with autofocus and two-color LED flash. The lens aperture is f / 2.0. The quality of the photos is satisfactory for an entry-level device. However, taking photos might be difficult due to the low sharpness (especially at the edges) and the pictures might appear a little pale (scene 1: boat). In order to capture sharper photos, one should change the settings manually from "Normal" to "High". The dynamics of the bright and dark regions of the photos are on a good level. However, bright regions of the images tend to be over-exposed. In poor lighting conditions, photos have low sharpness and can end up blurred, but the UMi Max still produces brighter images than other smartphones of this price class (scene 3: road). 

On the front, a 5 MP camera is installed with an image sensor from Samsung (GalaxyCore GC5005). This camera takes good quality selfies. The UMi smartphone records videos with a maximum 1080p at a frame rate of 30 FPS. If the 5 MP front camera is being used, the video resolution is reduced to 720p at 30 FPS.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3
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Accessories and Warranty

The UMi Max package includes a modular power supply of 5 watts (5 volts, 1 amp) and a USB cable. As an optional accessory, the manufacturer offers a special ClearCase, Flip Cover and a resistant screen case for the phone.

UMi offers a 12-month warranty on its smartphone. Information to consider when purchasing smartphones via import companies can be found here.

Input Devices and Operation

The smartphone is controlled via the three Android-typical on-screen or touch-sensitive buttons below the display. Except for the Home button, these buttons are not illuminated. The keys, "Back" and "Multitasking", can be customized by the user.

The capacitive multi-touch screen (5 fingers) works well. Input is precisely recognized and executed without delays. The active fingerprint sensor on the back of the case is positioned well and unlocks the device using biometric fingerprint identification, which is reliable, although the finger may not always be recognized on the first try.

The stock Android keyboard is preinstalled by Google as a text input option.

Keyboard, landscape
Keyboard, portrait
Keyboard, portrait

Display

Subpixel ordering

The 5.5-inch IPS-LC display from Sharp (Sunlight Screen) offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is quite high as the content is displayed with a pixel density of 401 ppi (quite sharp). The maximum luminosity of the IPS panel of 537 cd/m² is very good for a device of this price class. The APL50 test shows a luminosity of 417 cd/m² for the centre of the screen, which is a clear deviation compared to the maximum brightness. Measurement of the maximum luminosity with activated brightness sensor also results in lower values (499 cd/m²).

484
cd/m²
503
cd/m²
537
cd/m²
481
cd/m²
522
cd/m²
532
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
463
cd/m²
500
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 537 cd/m² Average: 498.3 cd/m² Minimum: 20.26 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 522 cd/m²
Contrast: 2270:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.9 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 9.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
Gamma: 2.38
UMI Max
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
UMI Touch
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Coolpad Torino S
IPS, 1280x720, 4.7
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
IPS, 1280x720, 5
Blackview R7
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Acer Liquid Z630S
IPS, 1280x720, 5.5
Leagoo Shark 1
IPS, 1920x1080, 6
UMI Super Euro Edition
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
Honor 5C
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.2
Screen
-24%
-22%
-14%
-51%
-3%
-52%
4%
-15%
Brightness middle
522
424
-19%
360
-31%
312
-40%
552
6%
350
-33%
471
-10%
418
-20%
515
-1%
Brightness
498
415
-17%
358
-28%
302
-39%
526
6%
345
-31%
465
-7%
410
-18%
498
0%
Brightness Distribution
86
91
6%
87
1%
79
-8%
91
6%
84
-2%
82
-5%
85
-1%
93
8%
Black Level *
0.23
0.54
-135%
0.45
-96%
0.15
35%
0.64
-178%
0.27
-17%
0.9
-291%
0.31
-35%
0.49
-113%
Contrast
2270
785
-65%
800
-65%
2080
-8%
863
-62%
1296
-43%
523
-77%
1348
-41%
1051
-54%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.9
6.9
-0%
6.8
1%
8.2
-19%
11
-59%
4.7
32%
7.1
-3%
4.4
36%
6.2
10%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
12.3
10.9
11%
11.3
8%
16.5
-34%
20.8
-69%
8.5
31%
17
-38%
6.5
47%
11.4
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
9.2
6.8
26%
6.2
33%
9.2
-0%
14.3
-55%
5.6
39%
7.5
18%
3.6
61%
7.4
20%
Gamma
2.38 92%
1.99 111%
2.14 103%
2.29 96%
2.21 100%
1.84 120%
2.23 99%
2.36 93%
2.28 96%
CCT
8687 75%
8131 80%
7975 82%
9017 72%
12996 50%
6795 96%
8261 79%
6993 93%
8664 75%

* ... smaller is better

The interplay of display luminosity and low black value of 0.22 cd / m² gives a very good contrast ratio of 1: 2,270. The APL50 test, which is most realistic, results in an excellent contrast of 1: 1,813 (black value 0.23 cd / m²) for the price class. The analysis performed with a photo-spectrometer and the CalMAN software shows in part significant deviations in the color (6,9) and the gray balance (9,2). In addition, the color temperature of 8,687 Kelvin is too cool, which results in a slight blue tinge.

CalMAN Color Space (sRGB)
CalMAN Color Accuracy (sRGB)
CalMAN Saturation (sRGB)
CalMAN Gray Levels (sRGB)

In strong ambient lighting, the UMi Max works well thanks to its bright LC display and stays legible even outdoors. Thanks to the IPS technology, the liquid crystal display has very stable viewing angles. Even at extreme viewing angles, no color distortions occur.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 91 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
40 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 23 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 46 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.4 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9338 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Performance

UMi Max is powered by a middle-class 2015 ARM-SoC (system-on-chip) from MediaTek. The MT6755 Helio P10 is manufactured in 28 nanometers and has eight CPU cores based on the 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture. Thanks to the 3 GB of RAM, our test model was able to compete at the same level as the Helio P10 comparison devices and the Honor 5C, which was slightly faster. In the graphics and browser tests, the test model performs similarly to the processor benchmarks.

The performance of the internal 16 GB memory is at a good level for linear read and write speeds. Transfer rates from the integrated MicroSD reader are slow at just 37 MB/s read and 18 MB/s write with our Toshbia Exceria Pro M401 test card.

The benchmark results match the subjective experience of the UMi smartphone. The fast memory combined with the powerful Helio-P10 processor ensures smooth performance. Moreover, browsing with Chrome works without major delays.

AndroBench 3-5
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
UMI Max
18.07 MB/s ∼21%
UMI Touch
21.02 MB/s ∼24% +16%
Coolpad Torino S
16.54 MB/s ∼19% -8%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
12.62 MB/s ∼14% -30%
Blackview R7
11.87 MB/s ∼14% -34%
UMI Super Euro Edition
17.88 MB/s ∼21% -1%
Honor 5C
24.21 MB/s ∼28% +34%
Lenovo Moto Z
45.64 MB/s ∼52% +153%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard (sort by value)
UMI Max
36.64 MB/s ∼38%
UMI Touch
42.92 MB/s ∼44% +17%
Coolpad Torino S
25.79 MB/s ∼27% -30%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
22.77 MB/s ∼24% -38%
Blackview R7
15.56 MB/s ∼16% -58%
UMI Super Euro Edition
36.22 MB/s ∼38% -1%
Honor 5C
51.93 MB/s ∼54% +42%
Lenovo Moto Z
78.51 MB/s ∼81% +114%
Random Write 4KB (sort by value)
UMI Max
10.91 MB/s ∼4%
UMI Touch
14.63 MB/s ∼6% +34%
Coolpad Torino S
6.94 MB/s ∼3% -36%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
8.26 MB/s ∼3% -24%
Blackview R7
11.4 MB/s ∼4% +4%
Acer Liquid Z630S
5.82 MB/s ∼2% -47%
Leagoo Shark 1
6.4 MB/s ∼2% -41%
UMI Super Euro Edition
11.88 MB/s ∼5% +9%
Honor 5C
15.7 MB/s ∼6% +44%
Lenovo Moto Z
74.93 MB/s ∼29% +587%
Random Read 4KB (sort by value)
UMI Max
26.66 MB/s ∼12%
UMI Touch
19.88 MB/s ∼9% -25%
Coolpad Torino S
18.34 MB/s ∼8% -31%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
18.24 MB/s ∼8% -32%
Blackview R7
28.02 MB/s ∼12% +5%
Acer Liquid Z630S
28.43 MB/s ∼13% +7%
Leagoo Shark 1
29.6 MB/s ∼13% +11%
UMI Super Euro Edition
28.17 MB/s ∼12% +6%
Honor 5C
61.7 MB/s ∼27% +131%
Lenovo Moto Z
117.15 MB/s ∼52% +339%
Sequential Write 256KB (sort by value)
UMI Max
69.5 MB/s ∼12%
UMI Touch
72.47 MB/s ∼12% +4%
Coolpad Torino S
41.81 MB/s ∼7% -40%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
70.33 MB/s ∼12% +1%
Blackview R7
122.67 MB/s ∼21% +77%
Acer Liquid Z630S
67.7 MB/s ∼11% -3%
Leagoo Shark 1
39.6 MB/s ∼7% -43%
UMI Super Euro Edition
126.95 MB/s ∼22% +83%
Honor 5C
75.5 MB/s ∼13% +9%
Lenovo Moto Z
168.32 MB/s ∼29% +142%
Sequential Read 256KB (sort by value)
UMI Max
257.9 MB/s ∼14%
UMI Touch
219.3 MB/s ∼12% -15%
Coolpad Torino S
140.34 MB/s ∼8% -46%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
187.34 MB/s ∼11% -27%
Blackview R7
247.58 MB/s ∼14% -4%
Acer Liquid Z630S
249.01 MB/s ∼14% -3%
Leagoo Shark 1
264.1 MB/s ∼15% +2%
UMI Super Euro Edition
257.8 MB/s ∼14% 0%
Honor 5C
263 MB/s ∼15% +2%
Lenovo Moto Z
439.66 MB/s ∼25% +70%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
49057 Points ∼17%
UMI Touch
38617 Points ∼13% -21%
Coolpad Torino S
22766 Points ∼8% -54%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
23822 Points ∼8% -51%
Blackview R7
50572 Points ∼17% +3%
Acer Liquid Z630S
35585 Points ∼12% -27%
Leagoo Shark 1
34261 Points ∼12% -30%
UMI Super Euro Edition
50072 Points ∼17% +2%
Honor 5C
53143 Points ∼18% +8%
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼44% +163%
Geekbench 3
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
UMI Touch
2798 Points ∼7%
Coolpad Torino S
1511 Points ∼4%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
1147 Points ∼3%
Honor 5C
3914 Points ∼10%
Lenovo Moto Z
5450 Points ∼14%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
UMI Touch
626 Points ∼13%
Coolpad Torino S
494 Points ∼10%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
404 Points ∼8%
Honor 5C
906 Points ∼18%
Lenovo Moto Z
2080 Points ∼42%
Geekbench 4.0
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
2701 Points ∼8%
Blackview R7
2851 Points ∼8% +6%
UMI Super Euro Edition
2818 Points ∼8% +4%
Lenovo Moto Z
3946 Points ∼11% +46%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
734 Points ∼12%
Blackview R7
728 Points ∼12% -1%
UMI Super Euro Edition
727 Points ∼12% -1%
Lenovo Moto Z
1480 Points ∼23% +102%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
UMI Max
1239 Points ∼25%
UMI Touch
1045 Points ∼21% -16%
Coolpad Torino S
735 Points ∼15% -41%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
618 Points ∼13% -50%
Blackview R7
1155 Points ∼24% -7%
Acer Liquid Z630S
1113 Points ∼23% -10%
Leagoo Shark 1
890 Points ∼18% -28%
UMI Super Euro Edition
1144 Points ∼23% -8%
Honor 5C
1418 Points ∼29% +14%
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼37% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
UMI Max
521 Points ∼5%
UMI Touch
241 Points ∼2% -54%
Coolpad Torino S
41 Points ∼0% -92%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
101 Points ∼1% -81%
Blackview R7
518 Points ∼5% -1%
Acer Liquid Z630S
229 Points ∼2% -56%
Leagoo Shark 1
232 Points ∼2% -55%
UMI Super Euro Edition
523 Points ∼5% 0%
Honor 5C
480 Points ∼4% -8%
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼33% +614%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
UMI Max
598 Points ∼7%
UMI Touch
291 Points ∼3% -51%
Coolpad Torino S
52 Points ∼1% -91%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
124 Points ∼1% -79%
Blackview R7
590 Points ∼7% -1%
Acer Liquid Z630S
278 Points ∼3% -54%
Leagoo Shark 1
278 Points ∼3% -54%
UMI Super Euro Edition
595 Points ∼7% -1%
Honor 5C
563 Points ∼7% -6%
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼36% +406%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
UMI Max
12239 Points ∼14%
UMI Touch
10368 Points ∼12% -15%
Coolpad Torino S
9205 Points ∼11% -25%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
7026 Points ∼8% -43%
Blackview R7
12585 Points ∼15% +3%
Acer Liquid Z630S
10508 Points ∼12% -14%
Leagoo Shark 1
10325 Points ∼12% -16%
UMI Super Euro Edition
11654 Points ∼13% -5%
Honor 5C
13588 Points ∼16% +11%
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼24% +71%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
10612 Points ∼2%
UMI Touch
6186 Points ∼1% -42%
Coolpad Torino S
3858 Points ∼1% -64%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
2645 Points ∼0% -75%
Blackview R7
10334 Points ∼2% -3%
Acer Liquid Z630S
6250 Points ∼1% -41%
Leagoo Shark 1
4920 Points ∼1% -54%
UMI Super Euro Edition
10567 Points ∼2% 0%
Honor 5C
11319 Points ∼2% +7%
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼5% +151%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
10942 Points ∼5%
UMI Touch
6795 Points ∼3% -38%
Coolpad Torino S
4430 Points ∼2% -60%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
3070 Points ∼1% -72%
Blackview R7
10762 Points ∼5% -2%
Acer Liquid Z630S
6868 Points ∼3% -37%
Leagoo Shark 1
5568 Points ∼2% -49%
UMI Super Euro Edition
10791 Points ∼5% -1%
Honor 5C
11755 Points ∼5% +7%
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼11% +130%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
UMI Max
17 fps ∼0%
UMI Touch
12 fps ∼0% -29%
Coolpad Torino S
9.8 fps ∼0% -42%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
4.9 fps ∼0% -71%
Blackview R7
17 fps ∼0% 0%
Acer Liquid Z630S
12 fps ∼0% -29%
Leagoo Shark 1
8.9 fps ∼0% -48%
UMI Super Euro Edition
17 fps ∼0% 0%
Honor 5C
19 fps ∼0% +12%
Lenovo Moto Z
77 fps ∼1% +353%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
UMI Max
17 fps ∼1%
UMI Touch
12 fps ∼0% -29%
Coolpad Torino S
5.3 fps ∼0% -69%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
8.2 fps ∼0% -52%
Blackview R7
17 fps ∼1% 0%
Acer Liquid Z630S
21 fps ∼1% +24%
Leagoo Shark 1
8.7 fps ∼0% -49%
UMI Super Euro Edition
18 fps ∼1% +6%
Honor 5C
20 fps ∼1% +18%
Lenovo Moto Z
53 fps ∼2% +212%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
UMI Max
7.1 fps ∼1%
UMI Touch
4.5 fps ∼1% -37%
Coolpad Torino S
4.3 fps ∼1% -39%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
3.4 fps ∼1% -52%
Blackview R7
4.7 fps ∼1% -34%
Acer Liquid Z630S
4.2 fps ∼1% -41%
Leagoo Shark 1
4.2 fps ∼1% -41%
UMI Super Euro Edition
7.1 fps ∼1% 0%
Honor 5C
7.9 fps ∼1% +11%
Lenovo Moto Z
41 fps ∼7% +477%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
UMI Max
7.1 fps ∼2%
UMI Touch
4.5 fps ∼1% -37%
Coolpad Torino S
1.8 fps ∼0% -75%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
1.8 fps ∼0% -75%
Blackview R7
4.7 fps ∼1% -34%
Acer Liquid Z630S
9 fps ∼2% +27%
Leagoo Shark 1
3.9 fps ∼1% -45%
UMI Super Euro Edition
7.5 fps ∼2% +6%
Honor 5C
8.4 fps ∼2% +18%
Lenovo Moto Z
26 fps ∼7% +266%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
UMI Max
4.7 fps ∼0%
UMI Touch
2.9 fps ∼0% -38%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
2.5 fps ∼0% -47%
Blackview R7
2.5 fps ∼0% -47%
Leagoo Shark 1
2.5 fps ∼0% -47%
UMI Super Euro Edition
4.7 fps ∼0% 0%
Honor 5C
4.5 fps ∼0% -4%
Lenovo Moto Z
27 fps ∼1% +474%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
UMI Max
4.7 fps ∼0%
UMI Touch
2.9 fps ∼0% -38%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
1.2 fps ∼0% -74%
Blackview R7
2.5 fps ∼0% -47%
Leagoo Shark 1
2.2 fps ∼0% -53%
UMI Super Euro Edition
5.1 fps ∼0% +9%
Honor 5C
4.9 fps ∼0% +4%
Lenovo Moto Z
15 fps ∼0% +219%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
UMI Max
4485 Points ∼23%
UMI Touch
3787 Points ∼19% -16%
Coolpad Torino S
3932 Points ∼20% -12%
Blackview R7
4364 Points ∼22% -3%
Acer Liquid Z630S
3814 Points ∼19% -15%
Leagoo Shark 1
3398 Points ∼17% -24%
UMI Super Euro Edition
4596 Points ∼23% +2%
Honor 5C
5120 Points ∼26% +14%
Lenovo Moto Z
7637 Points ∼39% +70%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
UMI Max
10 Points ∼0%
UMI Touch
576 Points ∼28% +5660%
Coolpad Torino S
599 Points ∼29% +5890%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
592 Points ∼29% +5820%
Blackview R7
10 Points ∼0% 0%
Acer Liquid Z630S
627 Points ∼31% +6170%
Leagoo Shark 1
611 Points ∼30% +6010%
UMI Super Euro Edition
771 Points ∼38% +7610%
Honor 5C
707 Points ∼35% +6970%
Lenovo Moto Z
959 Points ∼47% +9490%
Graphics (sort by value)
UMI Max
666 Points ∼2%
UMI Touch
429 Points ∼1% -36%
Coolpad Torino S
321 Points ∼1% -52%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
174 Points ∼1% -74%
Blackview R7
655 Points ∼2% -2%
Acer Liquid Z630S
416 Points ∼1% -38%
Leagoo Shark 1
418 Points ∼1% -37%
UMI Super Euro Edition
666 Points ∼2% 0%
Honor 5C
814 Points ∼3% +22%
Lenovo Moto Z
4321 Points ∼15% +549%
Memory (sort by value)
UMI Max
998 Points ∼13%
UMI Touch
787 Points ∼10% -21%
Coolpad Torino S
607 Points ∼8% -39%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
487 Points ∼6% -51%
Blackview R7
1030 Points ∼14% +3%
Acer Liquid Z630S
540 Points ∼7% -46%
Leagoo Shark 1
515 Points ∼7% -48%
UMI Super Euro Edition
1052 Points ∼14% +5%
Honor 5C
1504 Points ∼20% +51%
Lenovo Moto Z
2190 Points ∼29% +119%
System (sort by value)
UMI Max
2123 Points ∼13%
UMI Touch
1343 Points ∼8% -37%
Coolpad Torino S
1102 Points ∼7% -48%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
801 Points ∼5% -62%
Blackview R7
1971 Points ∼12% -7%
Acer Liquid Z630S
1614 Points ∼10% -24%
Leagoo Shark 1
1195 Points ∼7% -44%
UMI Super Euro Edition
2187 Points ∼13% +3%
Honor 5C
2600 Points ∼16% +22%
Lenovo Moto Z
3398 Points ∼21% +60%
Overall (sort by value)
UMI Max
341 Points ∼4%
UMI Touch
717 Points ∼8% +110%
Coolpad Torino S
602 Points ∼7% +77%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
448 Points ∼5% +31%
Blackview R7
338 Points ∼4% -1%
Acer Liquid Z630S
691 Points ∼8% +103%
Leagoo Shark 1
597 Points ∼7% +75%
UMI Super Euro Edition
1043 Points ∼12% +206%
Honor 5C
1225 Points ∼14% +259%
Lenovo Moto Z
2356 Points ∼28% +591%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
25.502 Points ∼7%
UMI Touch
17.614 Points ∼5% -31%
Coolpad Torino S
14.453 Points ∼4% -43%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
12.729 Points ∼4% -50%
Blackview R7
25.349 Points ∼7% -1%
Acer Liquid Z630S
19.028 Points ∼5% -25%
Leagoo Shark 1
17.242 Points ∼5% -32%
UMI Super Euro Edition
26.211 Points ∼7% +3%
Honor 5C
27.934 Points ∼8% +10%
Lenovo Moto Z
47.5 Points ∼14% +86%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
9795.6 ms * ∼16%
UMI Touch
13953 ms * ∼23% -42%
Coolpad Torino S
15784.4 ms * ∼27% -61%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
19234.4 ms * ∼32% -96%
Blackview R7
9748.3 ms * ∼16% -0%
Acer Liquid Z630S
12876 ms * ∼22% -31%
Leagoo Shark 1
14787.9 ms * ∼25% -51%
UMI Super Euro Edition
9410.2 ms * ∼16% +4%
Honor 5C
9111.2 ms * ∼15% +7%
Lenovo Moto Z
3154.7 ms * ∼5% +68%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
UMI Max
4231 Points ∼8%
UMI Touch
2562 Points ∼5% -39%
Coolpad Torino S
2364 Points ∼5% -44%
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
1910 Points ∼4% -55%
Blackview R7
3885 Points ∼7% -8%
Acer Liquid Z630S
2855 Points ∼5% -33%
Leagoo Shark 1
2992 Points ∼6% -29%
UMI Super Euro Edition
4117 Points ∼8% -3%
Honor 5C
4188 Points ∼8% -1%
Lenovo Moto Z
7771 Points ∼15% +84%

Legend

 
UMI Max Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
UMI Touch Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720 MP4, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Coolpad Torino S Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, Qualcomm Adreno 306, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
ZTE Blade V7 Lite Mediatek MT6735, ARM Mali-T720, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Blackview R7 Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Acer Liquid Z630S Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720 MP4, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Leagoo Shark 1 Mediatek MT6753, ARM Mali-T720 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
UMI Super Euro Edition Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 5C HiSilicon Kirin 650, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Lenovo Moto Z Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, Qualcomm Adreno 530, 32 GB eMMC Flash

* ... smaller is better

Games

The graphics unit (ARM Mali T860 MP2) integrated in the MediaTek Helio-P10 SoC has two clusters, which clock at up to 700 MHz. Current games of the Android Play Store like N.O.V.A. 3 or Asphalt 8 Airborn run smoothly on the Mali GPU. In our play test, the touch screen reacted quickly and accurately.

Asphalt 8 Airborn
N.O.V.A. 3

Emissions

Temperature

The UMi Max case heats up quite evenly: the front reaches 34 °C (93.2 °F), whereas the back stays around 29.8 °C (85.6 °F). While at load, the temperatures of the device rise, especially at the front. Overall, the temperatures are relatively low and the levels are not uncomfortable.

Max. Load
 40.2 °C
104 F
38.8 °C
102 F
38.2 °C
101 F
 
 38.1 °C
101 F
38.1 °C
101 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
 37.6 °C
100 F
37.8 °C
100 F
38.2 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 40.2 °C = 104 F
Average: 38.4 °C = 101 F
33.8 °C
93 F
35.6 °C
96 F
36.3 °C
97 F
33.9 °C
93 F
35.3 °C
96 F
35.6 °C
96 F
33.8 °C
93 F
35.4 °C
96 F
35.7 °C
96 F
Maximum: 36.3 °C = 97 F
Average: 35 °C = 95 F
Power Supply (max.)  38.7 °C = 102 F | Room Temperature 21.1 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.4 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.2 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.

Speakers

Speaker test: Pink Noise

The speakers, which are placed at the base of the device, have a maximum volume of 82 dB(A). This means the phone is sufficiently loud for everyday use and can match the offering of the competition. The sound quality is good for the price class and, even at full volume, the playback is hardly distorted. However, the sound output is not very linear in the audible range and bass is not noticeable. The two competitors, the UMi Touch and the ZTE Blade V7 Lite, perform better.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2031.644.52525.435.23125.336.54032.932.15033.641.26331.631.68028.435.31002727.512520.8241602226.120021.325.225020.829.431521.239.140019.444.150019.552.863017.759.980017.965.5100017.869.4125017.370.3160017.470.1200016.769.1250017.268.4315018.272.6400017.976.9500017.668.9630017.765.6800017.869.21000017.964.41250018.152.71600018.249.2SPL3082.4N1.348.5median 17.9median 64.4Delta1.314.224.323.124.324.322.32122.722.322.720.322.622.723.723.229.623.721.221.922.221.219.119.32019.117.617.118.517.620.120.12120.130.630.931.930.616.71616.516.718.218.317.318.217.817.618.317.81719.517.31719.529.216.419.527.13917.827.130.643.414.830.63850.915.73842.35616.442.345.66015.845.647.861.713.647.850.963.114.850.950.26312.650.252.264.711.252.252.86510.952.853.4669.753.452.4659.652.448.6619.748.64153.69.44134.147.69.434.129.743.79.429.761.774.426.161.712.828.50.812.8median 38median 50.9median 14.8median 3814.216.82.814.236.331.432.436.334.429.331.334.431.632.231.731.635.134.12635.138.134.939.438.13132.536.23126.427.228.626.427.527.725.427.527.531.121.327.526.827.523.326.830.627.122.530.638.429.922.438.446.432.921.346.45240.318.45260.847.817.560.865.85517.565.870.661.817.270.67463.816.87473.96317.373.968.957.917.468.968.857.416.668.868.857.717.368.868.65717.668.668.255.217.668.268.453.817.768.469.85517.469.874.359.417.774.375.160.417.975.169.954.818.169.966.35118.166.382.670.729.882.653.425.61.353.4median 68.4median 55median 17.7median 68.410.98.91.610.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseUMI MaxBlackview R7ZTE Blade V7 Lite
UMI Max audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.43 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 35.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 7.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (31.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 88% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 8% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 91% of all tested devices were better, 3% similar, 6% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Blackview R7 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.5% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 9.8% lower than median
(-) | mids are not linear (15.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (42.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 99% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 0% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 99% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

ZTE Blade V7 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82.62 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 35.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 40% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 47% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 63% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 28% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Frequency diagram for comparison (Checkboxes above can be selected!)

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The energy management of the UMi Max is quite efficient in our tests. Despite being a 5.5-inch smartphone, the device has relatively low consumption. Other devices, with similar display size (UMi TouchUMi SuperBlackview R7), need more power, especially at load.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.02 / 1.53 / 1.62 Watt
Load midlight 2.91 / 2.93 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
UMI Max
4000 mAh
UMI Touch
4000 mAh
Coolpad Torino S
1800 mAh
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
2500 mAh
Blackview R7
3000 mAh
Acer Liquid Z630S
4000 mAh
Leagoo Shark 1
6300 mAh
UMI Super Euro Edition
4000 mAh
Honor 5C
3000 mAh
Power Consumption
-36%
-19%
6%
-122%
-65%
-96%
-60%
-30%
Idle Minimum *
1.02
0.89
13%
0.68
33%
0.63
38%
1.83
-79%
1.82
-78%
0.59
42%
0.84
18%
0.89
13%
Idle Average *
1.53
2
-31%
2.2
-44%
1.37
10%
3.21
-110%
2.35
-54%
3.22
-110%
1.94
-27%
2.07
-35%
Idle Maximum *
1.62
2.1
-30%
2.26
-40%
1.71
-6%
3.45
-113%
2.6
-60%
3.45
-113%
2.07
-28%
2.15
-33%
Load Average *
2.91
3.87
-33%
3.47
-19%
2.82
3%
5.67
-95%
3.69
-27%
6.93
-138%
5.88
-102%
3.46
-19%
Load Maximum *
2.93
5.79
-98%
3.71
-27%
3.36
-15%
9.16
-213%
5.98
-104%
7.59
-159%
7.67
-162%
5.18
-77%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The low power consumption at load and when idle results in very good battery life for our device. In the practical WLAN test, we ran the device with adjusted brightness at 150 cd/m² and surfed various websites. The phone lasts 9 hours and 48 minutes. However, considering the battery capacity of 4,000 mAh, the battery life has room for improvement. The recharge process takes 6 hours without quick-charge.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 48min
UMI Max
4000 mAh
UMI Touch
4000 mAh
Coolpad Torino S
1800 mAh
ZTE Blade V7 Lite
2500 mAh
Blackview R7
3000 mAh
Acer Liquid Z630S
4000 mAh
Leagoo Shark 1
6300 mAh
UMI Super Euro Edition
4000 mAh
Honor 5C
3000 mAh
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3
588
553
-6%
397
-32%
517
-12%
412
-30%
681
16%
542
-8%
638
9%
584
-1%

Pros

+ bright, high-contrast IPS panel
+ 1080p-resolution
+ Aluminum Unibody
+ Smart Key
+ low power consumption / radiated heat
+ very long running times
+ LTE Band 20
+ 3 GB RAM
+ Dual-Band-WLAN
+ fingerprint sensor
+ good performance and faster eMMC memory (for the price class)

Cons

- heavy weight
- workmanship weaknesses
- GPS module slightly inaccurate
- blur in camera shots
- charging time

Verdict

In Review: UMi Max. Test model provided by Gearbest.com
In Review: UMi Max. Test model provided by Gearbest.com

Our tests show that the UMi Max is a good-looking entry-level device, which has small workmanship flaws. For its price, we can accept some weaknesses, such as, inaccurate GPS module, the relatively heavy weight and the long load times of the camera. The access rates of the internal eMMC memory and the the SD cardreader are quite low, which is typical for an entry-level phone.

On the other hand, the UMi Max scores with its bright, high-resolution IPS panel, which offers very good contrast. It is rare to find such a good display for this price. In addition, the performance and connectivity are very good. The power consumption is low and the phone can be charged quickly.

If a 5.5-inch display and a weight of 199 grams (~7 oz) are not a problem, we can recommend the UMi Max as an entry-level device. 

UMI Max - 11/07/2016 v5.1(old)
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
91%
Connectivity
44 / 60 → 74%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
82%
Games Performance
25 / 63 → 39%
Application Performance
41 / 70 → 58%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
54 / 91 → 59%
Camera
58%
Average
70%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2016-11-18 (Update: 2016-11-23)