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Umidigi Power 3 Smartphone Review - Cellphone with Giant Battery and Wide-angle Camera

Viewing angle expanded. For those who don't want to spend a lot of money on their smartphone, but still want a variable camera and don't want to do without battery life, the Umidigi Power 3 could be a tip. You can find out in our review whether the mobile phone is convincing in everyday use.
Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by DeepL / Ninh Duy),
Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3 (Power Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P60 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A73 / A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 56 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B34/​B39), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B25/​B26/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.3 x 162.1 x 77.2 ( = 0.41 x 6.38 x 3.04 in)
Battery
6150 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix f/1.79, phase comparison AF, dual LED flash, video @1080p/30fps (camera 1); 13.0MP, wide angle lens (camera 2); 5.0MP, macro lens (camera 3); 5.0MP, depth of field (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, reverse charging cable, SIM tool, cover, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
218 g ( = 7.69 oz / 0.48 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison Devices

Bewertung
Rating Version
Datum
Modell
Gewicht
Laufwerk
Groesse
Aufloesung
Preis ab
78 %7
04/2020
Umidigi Power 3
Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3
218 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080
78 %7
03/2020
Motorola Moto G8 Power
SD 665, Adreno 610
197 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.4"2300x1080
79 %7
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080
79 %7
01/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
SD 665, Adreno 610
200 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080

Case, Equipment and Operation - Outdated Security Patches

Umidigi is a Chinese manufacturer whose mostly cheap smartphones are also officially available in the West. The Umidigi Power 3 is in the lower middle class with just under 200 Euros, but it still offers a 4x camera, which for the first time on the data sheet doesn't differ that much from higher quality smartphone cameras. The smartphone also comes with a huge battery, a modern display with camera hole and a dedicated fingerprint sensor.

The plastic housing is available in mint green, red or black, has a matt back and is cleanly finished. However, pressure on the screen or on the back will be visible in the liquid crystal of the display. The smartphone fits well in the hand, but at 218 grams is not a lightweight.

The smartphone comes with WiFi 5 and is also on par with other smartphones with this standard, as we found out in our standardized test with the Linksys Nighthawk AX12 reference router. NFC, which can be used for contactless payment, for example, is also on board. There is also a microSD reader and 64 GB mass storage, which corresponds to the class level. The Power 3 is compatible with many LTE networks and can therefore be used in many countries around the world.

Android 10 is pre-installed, but the security patches are already six months old at the time of testing. So you shouldn't expect regular updates here.

The touchscreen is easy to use and there is a dedicated fingerprint sensor on the back, which reliably unlocks the smartphone after a short delay.

Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3
Umidigi Power 3

Size Comparison

162.1 mm / 6.38 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 10.3 mm / 0.4055 inch 218 g0.4806 lbs161.15 mm / 6.34 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 76 mm / 2.99 inch 10 mm / 0.3937 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
315 (157min - 352max) MBit/s ∼100% +55%
Umidigi Power 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
203 (40min - 293max) MBit/s ∼64%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
189 (80min - 224max) MBit/s ∼60% -7%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
802.11 b/g/n
56.5 (11min - 75max) MBit/s ∼18% -72%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
278 (218min - 305max) MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Umidigi Power 3
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
270 (202min - 285max) MBit/s ∼97%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
224 (197min - 260max) MBit/s ∼81% -17%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
802.11 b/g/n
44.9 (2min - 75max) MBit/s ∼16% -83%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø203 (40-293)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø270 (202-285)

Cameras - Flexible System with Good Photos

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

The Umdigi Power 3 comes with four camera lenses, the main lens has a resolution of 48 megapixels, this resolution can also be used, but usually four pixels are combined into one for higher light sensitivity. The fact that the camera is somewhat simpler than on high-end smartphones can be seen in the simple phase comparison autofocus and the maximum video quality in Full HD, but photos become quite decent in good light: in the focus area the sharpness is right and the pictures are quite brightly exposed. In low light, sharpness and contrast are only moderate, but at least the brightening is quite good. 

In our lab tests, colors look a little pale and the sharpness is OK, but not at the highest level. There is visible image noise in low light, but overall the brightening here is surprisingly good for such a cheap smartphone. 

It's nice that you can also zoom thanks to the wide-angle lens, but there is no continuous zoom between the lenses, instead you have to select the wide-angle lens separately before taking the picture. The same applies to the macro lens, with which you can get closer to an object at 3 centimetres. The fourth lens is used to calculate the depth of field and cannot take pictures of its own. 

The front camera with 16 megapixels also takes decent pictures with quite a lot of details.

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
ColorChecker
15.3 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
21.3 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
13 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
14.3 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
21.7 ∆E
17.7 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Umidigi Power 3: 16.74 ∆E min: 9.04 - max: 23.89 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
8 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
3 ∆E
6 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Umidigi Power 3: 6.39 ∆E min: 2.98 - max: 9.35 ∆E

Display - Umidigi Screen Could Be Brighter

Sub-pixel Array
Sub-pixel Array

The IPS display resolves with extended Full HD resolution, but is a bit weaker than the competition in terms of brightness. 450 cd/m² on average is still OK on its own and is sufficient for shady places, even outdoors. The contrast ratio of 963:1 is rather moderate, so that colors look quite pale.

The color accuracy that we tested in our test with the spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software is also rather moderate, and here we also notice a blue cast visible to the naked eye. Specially the brighter blue tones deviate clearly from the reference colors.

472
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 472 cd/m² Average: 449.9 cd/m² Minimum: 17 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 443 cd/m²
Contrast: 963:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 7.13 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 8 | 0.64-98 Ø6
99% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.512
Umidigi Power 3
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Motorola Moto G8 Power
IPS, 2300x1080, 6.4
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Response Times
-12%
-5%
-47%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
44 (21, 23)
46 (21, 25)
-5%
44 (21, 23)
-0%
56 (27.2, 28.8)
-27%
Response Time Black / White *
22 (11, 11)
26 (11, 15)
-18%
24 (9, 15)
-9%
36.8 (20.4, 16.4)
-67%
PWM Frequency
714.3 (15)
893 (10)
Screen
2%
23%
35%
Brightness middle
443
462
4%
507
14%
628
42%
Brightness
450
483
7%
481
7%
631
40%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
88
-3%
93
2%
Black Level *
0.46
0.65
-41%
0.38
17%
0.54
-17%
Contrast
963
711
-26%
1334
39%
1163
21%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
7.13
5.7
20%
4.72
34%
2
72%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
13.56
8.9
34%
7.84
42%
5.1
62%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
8
6.5
19%
5.5
31%
3.7
54%
Gamma
2.512 88%
2.303 96%
2.158 102%
2.17 101%
CCT
7192 90%
8073 81%
7596 86%
6230 104%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / -0%
9% / 17%
-6% / 18%

* ... smaller is better

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
22 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 11 ms rise
↘ 11 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 29 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
44 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 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 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 64 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 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 9599 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.


CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color accuracy
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Color space
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Performance, Emissions and Battery Life - Good Performance

The MediaTek Helio P60 as a SoC is a solid choice for an affordable mid-range smartphone. It may not be quite dewy anymore, but it can even easily outperform the comparable devices. You shouldn't expect the Umidigi Power 3 to have very elaborate apps, but in everyday life you can navigate through the system relatively smoothly and for less complex activities like watching videos or scrolling through pictures, the smartphone has completely sufficient power. It should also be sufficient for simple gaming.

You shouldn't expect any speed records from the memory and the microSD reader disappoints because it doesn't even recognize our reference microSD Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. The speeds are rather moderate with the replacement card.

The loudspeaker in our test device was hardly usable: very quiet, dull and rattling. Maybe it was broken in our test device, but it's still not a good sign for quality.

The Umidigi mobile phone gets noticeably warm under load with up to 42.7°C. This can be quite unpleasant in high ambient temperatures and when you carry the smartphone around in your trouser pocket. The warming never becomes critical, though.

The large battery also helps the Umidigi Power 3 to very good runtimes of 18:44 hours in our WLAN test. This speaks for 3 working days without charging, if you don't put too much strain on the smartphone. The charger with up to 18 watts needs its 2 hours to fully recharge the large battery.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1439 Points ∼73%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1385 Points ∼71% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1390 Points ∼71% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
 
1439 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 4160, n=126)
1961 Points ∼100% +36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
293 Points ∼52%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
311 Points ∼55% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
313 Points ∼56% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
 
293 Points ∼52% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1604, n=126)
562 Points ∼100% +92%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7954 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6963 Points ∼88% -12%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6587 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (6950 - 7954, n=6)
7372 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=528)
5988 Points ∼75% -25%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
11387 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8804 Points ∼77% -23%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼67% -33%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (9065 - 11387, n=6)
10134 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=686)
6572 Points ∼58% -42%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2556 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2488 Points ∼97% -3%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼82% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2410 Points ∼94% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2013 - 2918, n=6)
2526 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=531)
2236 Points ∼87% -13%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1106 Points ∼51%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
988 Points ∼45% -11%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼39% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
990 Points ∼46% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (721 - 1106, n=6)
914 Points ∼42% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=531)
2174 Points ∼100% +97%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1266 Points ∼62%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1151 Points ∼57% -9%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼48% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1139 Points ∼56% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (853 - 1266, n=6)
1064 Points ∼52% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8386, n=532)
2027 Points ∼100% +60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2543 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼93% -2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼78% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2399 Points ∼90% -6%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2388 - 2924, n=5)
2677 Points ∼100% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=563)
2153 Points ∼80% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1680 Points ∼57%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1678 Points ∼57% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼43% -25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1663 Points ∼57% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (1159 - 1680, n=5)
1462 Points ∼50% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=563)
2928 Points ∼100% +74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1817 Points ∼74%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1809 Points ∼74% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼56% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1785 Points ∼73% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (1309 - 1817, n=5)
1617 Points ∼66% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=563)
2457 Points ∼100% +35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2513 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2493 Points ∼99% -1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2468 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2149 - 2528, n=6)
2448 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=612)
2114 Points ∼84% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1101 Points ∼60%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
984 Points ∼54% -11%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼40% -34%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
927 Points ∼51% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (628 - 1101, n=6)
842 Points ∼46% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9167, n=612)
1833 Points ∼100% +66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1258 Points ∼72%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1137 Points ∼65% -10%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼49% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1076 Points ∼62% -14%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (733 - 1258, n=6)
980 Points ∼56% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7678, n=613)
1743 Points ∼100% +39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2524 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2507 Points ∼99% -1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼86% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2412 Points ∼96% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2159 - 2720, n=5)
2500 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=655)
1985 Points ∼79% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1559 Points ∼64%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1626 Points ∼67% +4%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼36% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1616 Points ∼67% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (861 - 1593, n=5)
1222 Points ∼50% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 13305, n=654)
2430 Points ∼100% +56%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1704 Points ∼82%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1764 Points ∼85% +4%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼48% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1744 Points ∼84% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (1008 - 1755, n=5)
1372 Points ∼66% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9611, n=657)
2083 Points ∼100% +22%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24652 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
19349 Points ∼78%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (18065 - 24828, n=5)
22578 Points ∼92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=799)
15611 Points ∼63%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25161 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24871 Points ∼91%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (16820 - 21847, n=5)
19897 Points ∼73%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=797)
27419 Points ∼100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
25046 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23388 Points ∼93%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (17082 - 22323, n=5)
20432 Points ∼82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 117606, n=797)
21279 Points ∼85%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.6 fps ∼40%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.5 fps ∼39% -2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼37% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.4 fps ∼38% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2.6 - 6.4, n=5)
4.4 fps ∼38% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=324)
11.5 fps ∼100% +150%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼32% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼34% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (2.1 - 4.3, n=5)
2.9 fps ∼36% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=322)
8.13 fps ∼100% +190%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7.7 fps ∼45%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.6 fps ∼44% -1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼37% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.4 fps ∼43% -4%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (6.6 - 8.6, n=5)
7.36 fps ∼43% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=328)
17.1 fps ∼100% +122%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Umidigi Power 3
Mediatek Helio P60, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.3 fps ∼42%
Motorola Moto G8 Power
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼41% -2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼35% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.1 fps ∼41% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P60
  (6.2 - 8.3, n=5)
7.36 fps ∼37% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=327)
19.7 fps ∼100% +137%
Umidigi Power 3Motorola Moto G8 PowerHuawei P30 Lite New EditionXiaomi Redmi Note 8TAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
171%
310%
140%
75%
74%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
13.3 (Hama 32 GB)
49.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
274%
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
402%
52.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
297%
57.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=129)
335%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
284%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
39.6 (Hama 32 GB)
69.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
75%
76.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
93%
71.63 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
81%
77 (21.1 - 87.2, n=129)
94%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
74%
Random Write 4KB
16.4
132.63
709%
171.6
946%
91.15
456%
27.8 (3.4 - 147, n=148)
70%
37.1 (0.14 - 319, n=895)
126%
Random Read 4KB
78.5
57.7
-26%
198.7
153%
90.38
15%
56.2 (11.4 - 149, n=148)
-28%
60.3 (1.59 - 324, n=895)
-23%
Sequential Write 256KB
207.8
181.88
-12%
391.1
88%
173.95
-16%
175 (40 - 254, n=148)
-16%
131 (2.99 - 911, n=895)
-37%
Sequential Read 256KB
290.5
300.9
4%
800.3
175%
315.75
9%
272 (95.6 - 704, n=148)
-6%
348 (12.1 - 1802, n=895)
20%

Temperature

Max. Load
 41.7 °C
107 F
39.8 °C
104 F
40.5 °C
105 F
 
 42.2 °C
108 F
40.3 °C
105 F
40.2 °C
104 F
 
 42.7 °C
109 F
40.5 °C
105 F
40.3 °C
105 F
 
Maximum: 42.7 °C = 109 F
Average: 40.9 °C = 106 F
37.5 °C
100 F
40.2 °C
104 F
40.8 °C
105 F
37.7 °C
100 F
40.2 °C
104 F
42.4 °C
108 F
38.5 °C
101 F
40.2 °C
104 F
41.2 °C
106 F
Maximum: 42.4 °C = 108 F
Average: 39.9 °C = 104 F
Power Supply (max.)  43.2 °C = 110 F | Room Temperature 21.7 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.9 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 42.7 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.4 °C / 108 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30 °C / 86 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.


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Speakers

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.343.62540.739.83131.1284034.334.65034.736.16328.927.28023.824.110026.223.81252221.916020.722.52002124.325018.630.131517.739.140017.249.650019576301761.880015.263.7100017.367.5125015.467.4160018.563.4200015.963.5250015.166.8315014.466.9400014.864.3500015.142.5630015.336.3800015.631.11000015.927.31250016.125.81600016.625.8SPL70.160.869.667.428.375.8N24.615.224.219.31.130.7median 16.6median 42.5Delta1.618.735.4403026.426.726.627.724.537.635.728.831.62428.721.226.221.532.921.147.216.249.518.753.61661.41663.614.566.414.668.314.467.715.671.415.371.914.67314.675.114.577.514.779.214.680.314.578.514.57514.77415.174.615.168.315.15527.187.90.970.7median 15.1median 68.31.410hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseUmidigi Power 3Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Umidigi Power 3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(-) | very high mids - on average 19.3% higher than median
(-) | mids are not linear (15.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 14.8% higher than median
(-) | highs are not linear (23.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (64.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 100% of all tested devices in this class were better, 0% similar, 0% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 100% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 0% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.7% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 40% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life

Umidigi Power 3
6150 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Power
5000 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T
4000 mAh
Average of class Smartphone
 
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing 1.3
1124
1002
-11%
719
-36%
764
-32%
698 (223 - 2636, n=761)
-38%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
18h 44min

Pros

+ Camera with good image quality
+ wide angle and macro camera
+ stable casing
+ long battery life

Cons

- heavier than other devices
- display with mediocre brightness
- silent speaker
- obsolete security patches

Verdict – With Quirks, But Good Running Time

In Review: Umidigi Power 3.
In Review: Umidigi Power 3.

For its 199 Euros, the Umidigi Power 3 offers suitable performance figures, long battery life and a good camera setup. The pictures are quite decent for the price range, especially under low light, and can also convince under normal lighting. Sure, you shouldn't expect a high-end solution, but those who scale back their demands a bit will be quite satisfied.

You shouldn't expect the latest security patches, the device can get quite warm and the loudspeaker is rather a stopgap, but here the necessary savings measures are evident. Also, the screen isn't as bright and colors are displayed rather inaccurately. The microSD reader also worked rather moderately in our test and the internal memory is not particularly fast.

The Umidigi Power 3 has its quirks, but offers very good battery life and a decent camera for little money.

But if you are looking for a cheap Smarpthone with decent battery life, a more flexible camera with decent image quality and quite a fast WLAN, you will be satisfied.

Umidigi Power 3 - 04/23/2020 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
77%
Keyboard
72 / 75 → 95%
Pointing Device
93%
Connectivity
45 / 70 → 64%
Weight
88%
Battery
92%
Display
81%
Games Performance
15 / 64 → 24%
Application Performance
71 / 86 → 82%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
41 / 90 → 45%
Camera
64%
Average
71%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2020-04-23 (Update: 2020-05-19)
Florian Schmitt
Editor of the original article: Florian Schmitt - Managing Editor Mobile
When I was 12, the first computer came into the house and immediately I started tinkering around, taking it apart, getting new parts and replacing them - after all, there always had to be enough power for the current games. When I came to Notebookcheck in 2009, I was passionate about testing gaming notebooks. Since 2012, my attention has been focused on smartphones, tablets and future technologies.