UMi Plus is one of those smartphones to consider if you are looking for the best bang for your money. The UMi Plus is quite impressive with its beautiful metal design, octa-core processor, 4GB RAM, 4000 mAh battery, and fingerprint sensor. However, the most impressive bit is that you get all these at a price that almost defies imagination.
Where to Buy UMi Plus
UMi Plus Key Specs and Features
- 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
- 1.8GHz octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 MTK6755M CPU with 4GB RAM
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 7 OTA Upgrade
- 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 150Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery with Fast Charging
Good Value for Money
Chances are you have never heard of the UMi brand. In fact, I did not know of the brand until I got a request in my mail to review the UMi Plus. However, for an unknown brand Umi is sure making a statement with the UMi Plus.
The smartphone offers a premium design with specs that are often limited to high-end smartphones and all these you get at a regular price of $249.99. UMi Plus was putout for pre-order for just $179.99 with ChinaVasion and Gearbest currently offering the phone for an equally amazing $203 and $169.99 respectively for a limited time. View Offers
We have published our review of the UMi Plus. See Review. I am impressed with the build quality, the smooth and clean UI with no bloatware (Pure Android 6.0), the camera, and the battery life.
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The Design and Display
UMi Plus comes in a metal unibody design. The body is built with 6000 series Aluminium alloy used in aerospace. It is available in Gold or Gray colours with the front of the phone covered with 2.5D glass.
UMi Plus sports a brilliant 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The display was built by Sharp and offers a brilliant view both indoors and outdoors, making it great for watching movies.
UMi Plus sports a 13 megapixels 3L8 sensor from Samsung on the back. It has a 5-element lens system with ultra-fast phase detection autofocus that can get the job done in just 0.1 second. The camera also features dual-LED flash and 1080p HD video recording.
For your selfies, the UMi Plus provides a 5 megapixels camera.
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Hardware and Software
UMi Plus has a very impressive hardware. It is powered by the 64-bit, Mediatek Helio P10 chipset offering eight A53 cores clocked at up to 1.8GHz. This is paired with 4GB RAM, which should make for a smooth performance for games and video streaming.
The processor is efficient and can squeeze out up to 15 hours of game time from the built-in 4000 mAh battery according to UMi. The company also boasts up to 17 hours video playback and up to 121 hours of music playback.
UMi Plus supports PE+ fast charging, which can get you about a day of use with just 30 minutes charge and fully charges in about 100 minutes. It has a USB Type C port flanked by the stereo speakers on the bottom side.
UMi Plus features a fast fingerprint sensor. It takes as little as 0.1 second to unlock your phone. The sensor is advanced with 360 degree read recognition. You can store up to five fingerprints with a dedicated chip that encrypts and keeps your prints safe.
UMi Plus comes with Pure Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box, which means timely updates for new software features and patch to security bugs. Umi Plus has Android 7.0 (Nougat) OTA update as at December 13, 2016.
The phone has 32GB built-in storage and supports 4G LTE. UMi Plus supports 4G LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTEL, InterC, and Smile in Nigeria. It does not support LTE in the United States.
Pricing and Availability
UMi Plus is available at international stores like Chinavasion and Gearbest. The retail price is currently $249.99, but Gearbest and Chinavasion currently have deals on the phone for only $203 and $169.99 respectively. View Offers
UMi Plus may endup selling on Jumia Nigeria as some of the older models from the company are currently being offered by an international third party seller. When that happens, UMi Plus price in Nigeria should range from 91,000 Naira and 120,000 Naira.
UMi Plus Specs
Here specs of the UMi Plus Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Pure Android (Android 7.0 OTA update
- Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core Processor (Mediatek Helio P10 MTK6755M)
- GPU: Mali T860
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Gray
- Dimension: 155 x 75 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 185 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
- Screen Protection: 2.5D Glass, Full Lamination
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, Dual-LED (dual-tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Panorama
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32 GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB (requires SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600MHz
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, USB Type C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant:
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: No (download at store)
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 4000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-Removable)
- Standby Time: up to 360 hours
- Talktime: up to 48 hours (4G)
- Gaming Time: up to 15 hours
- Video Playback: up to 17 hours
- Music Playback: up to 121 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes, 1 day charge in just 30 minutes, full charge in 100 hours (PE+)