Umidigi C Note is another impressive smartphone from Umidigi. The new phone seems aimed at bringing the premium design of the Umi Plus to consumers at a more affordable price. Though Android 7.0 has been available OTA a number of UMi phones, the UMidigi C Note will be the first smartphone from the company to launch with Android Nougat out of the box. See the more recent Umidigi C2.
Where to Buy UMidigi C Note
Jumia Nigeria – See Offers | Jumia Kenya – See Offers
UMidigi C Note Key Specs and Features
- 5.5-inch IGZO Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (401ppi)
- 1.5GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6737T CPU with 3GB RAM
- Android 7.0 (Nougat), Stock Android
- 32GB Storage, up to 256GB memory card
- Dual 13MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE Data
- Fingerprint Sensor (Front)
- 3800 mAh Battery with Fast Charging
Design, Display, Camera
Design have always been a strong point of UMidigi phones since the UMi Plus and the UMidigi C Note is not an exception. The smartphone features premium metal unibody. Umidigi C Note offers a sleek design at 8.3mm slim. This puts it just 0.01mm fatter than the company’s top of the line Umidigi Z Pro.
Umidigi C Note offers the same Sharp-manufactured 5.5-inch display as the Umi Z and its Pro variant. The IGZO display offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The entire front of the phone is covered in Dragontrail Glass.
Umidigi C Note sports a 13 megapixels camera from Samsung on the back. The camera, which uses a SAMSUNG S5K3L8 sensor also offers phase detection autofocus as well as dual LED Flash. Umidigi C Note has a 5 megapixels front facing camera.
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Hardware and Software
While, Umidigi C Note looks every bit like a premium phone on the outside, things get a bit tricky on the inside. The phone is powered by an entry-level Mediatek MT6737T chipset that offers a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. This is matched with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
While, the Umidigi C Note will run smoothly, do not expect it to run at the same performance level as the UMi Plus, Umi Plus E, and all other phones the company have launched since then. The advantage to a less powerful processor is better battery performance. This is probably why Umidigi C Note boasts of up to 2 days of average use.
However, battery performance have always been a strong suit of UMidigi phones, the Umi Plus we reviewed had a solid battery life. Umidigi C Note is loaded with Stock Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. It will be the first phone from the company to offer Android 7 out of the box.
Android 7.0 OTA became available for Umi phones in December 2016. Phones like the UMi Super, UMi Max, UMi Plus, and all other phones after that all support Android 7.0 OTA.
In Nigeria, the UMigidi C Note will support 4G LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTel, Smile, and InterC, while in Ghana and Kenya you can connect via MTN and Safaricom respectively. It will not support LTE in the United States.
UMidigi Note C supports two Nano-SIM slots with the secondary SIM also doubling as the microSD slot (supports up to 256GB). It supports microUSB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1, a front-facing fingerprint sensor, and Wi-Fi.
Pricing and Availability
Umidigi C Note is available at a price of around $139.99. You can buy it for $129.99 on GearBest. You can also find the smartphone at online retailers like Chinavasion, AliExpress, and Gearbest at launch.
The Umidigi C Note 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, Umidigi C Note price in Nigeria should range from 55,000 Naira and 105,000 Naira.
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UMidigi C Note Specs
Here specs of the UMidigi C Note Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 7.0 (Nougat), Stock Android
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Processor (Mediatek MT6737T)
- GPU: ARM MALI-T720 MP2
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Gold, Gray
- Dimension: 154.7 x 76.6 x 8.3 mm
- Weight: 172 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.5-inch IGZO Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (400 ppi)
- Screen Protection: 2.5D Dragontrail Glass, Full Lamination
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: PDAF Autofocus, dual-LED (dual-tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Panorama
- Front Camera: 5 MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- 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: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE Band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 20(800)
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 300 Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- 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 (Front)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- 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: 3800 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-Removable)
- Standby Time: up to 432 hours
- Talktime: –
- Gaming Time: –
- Video Playback: –
- Music Playback: –
- Fast Charging: –