The Umidigi Bison Pro is a more premium sequel to the standard Umidigi Bison 2021. It sets its self on a higher pedestal, by offering a more capable processor, which is basically the only major change here, as a large majority of its other offerings are reminiscences, more in the article.
UmiDigi Bison Pro Specs and Features
- 6.3-inch Display, 1080 x 2340 Pixels
- Stock Android 11
- MediaTek Helio G80 Processor
- 4GB / 8GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, with SD-Card Support up to 256GB
- 48MP + 16MP + 5MP Triple Rear Camera
- 24MP Front Camera
- IP68 / IP69k (Water / Dust Resistance)
- Two Independent Customizable Buttons
- Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer 2.0
- PTT (Push-to-talk)
- 4G LTE, Dual-band VoLTE
- Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
- Fast Charging (18W Capacity)
- Non-Removable 5000 mAh Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
On the design train of the Umidigi Bison Pro, we have a reminisced design coming from its less premium sibling. The difference here is in the arrangement of the camera module on the rear and the colour variants.
The colours available here include Storm Grey and Hack black, as opposed to Lava Red and Cyber Yellow on its less premium sibling.
Umidigi retained the slightly sophisticated look on the rear. A design that gives the instinct that things are more than normal.
We have a tough build setup here. Offering water and dust resistance seen on the regular Bison 2021. We have the IP68 and the IP69K certifications, which are trademark of the Bison series. Umidigi claims this device will survive in 1.5m depth of water for 30 minutes, which in my opinion is enough time to retrieve the device in the advent of an accident.
Thanks to its reinforced edges, the Bison pro can also survive a drop from a height of 1.5m.
On the rear, we have a square camera module with triple cameras as opposed to the quad-camera on its less premium sibling. More on the highlights of the rear panel design, we have the Umidigi Bison Pro branding, which indicates it’s an Umidigi smartphone.
Moving upfront, we have a 6.4-inch display with a teardrop notch holding its selfie camera. This display has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 Pixels.
On the camera side of the Umidigi Bison Pro, we have a reminiscing setup from its regular Bison 2021 still. Its fact holds for both the front and rear panel.
On the rear, we have a 48MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 5MP macro camera with a macro distance of 2.5cm, and a 16MP ultrawide camera with a 117° field of view. Video record on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Moving on to the rear front camera side, we have a single 24MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. Video record here is also capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, the Umidigi Bison Pro’s processor is what sets it apart from its less premium sibling. On-board here, we have the MediaTek G80 Processor, as opposed to the MediaTek Helio P60 on the regular Bison 2021.
It also happens that we have more RAM variants here, here we have 4GB and 8GB RAM options as opposed to just 8GB on its less premium sibling. The storage size remains the same 128GB.
We also have a reminisced battery capacity of 5000mAh and an 18W fast charge mechanism.
The Umidigi Bison Pro features a USB type-c port, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC support, and WiFi connectivity.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G just like other members of the Bison family like the Umidigi Bison and Bison GT, which means enthusiasts won’t have access to 5G speed on this device. 5G connectivity is available only in the top of the line Umidigi Bison GT2 5G and Bison GT2 Pro 5G.
Umidigi Bison Pro Price and Availability
Umidigi Bison Pro price starts at around $163 at leading online stores like AliExpress. The Umidigi Bison Pro costs around 85,900 Naira in Nigeria, 23,650 KSH in Kenya, and 1295 GHC in Ghana.
The Umidigi Bison Pro can be purchased from Ali Express, as well as other leading online retail stores.
Umidigi Bison Pro Specs
Here are a few specs of the Umidigi Bison Pro:
- Platform: Stock Android 11
- Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 (2xCortex-A75 + 6xCortex-A55, up to 2.0GHz)
- GPU: Arm Mali-G52 2EE MC2, up to 950MHz
- Memory: 4GB RAM / 8GB RAM
- Colours: Storm Grey, Hack Black
- Dimension: 164 x 79.6 x 12.7 mm
- Weight: 265g
- SIM Type: Dual-SIM
- SIM Count: Nano-SIM
- Display: 6.3-inch, 1080 x 2340 Pixels 19.5:9 Aspect Ratio, Capacitive multi-touch
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 48MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 16MP (Ultrawide) 117° FOV + 5MP (Macro) 2.5cm Macro Distance
- Rear Camera Features: 1080p, 720p, 480p, 30fps video recording, Ultra wide-angle mode, Steady handheld night photography, AI scenes detection, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, HDR, AI Beautify, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Dual LED flash, Face recognition, Real-time filters
- Front Camera: 24MP Camera, f/2.0, 1080p, 720p, 480p, 30fps video recording, AI Beautify, Face Recognition, Selfie Countdown
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes (Up to 256GB)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: B2 /B3 /B5 /B8
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: B1 /2 /4 /5 /6 /8 /19
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: B1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B/34 /38 /39 /40 /41/66
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Version 4.2
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: GPS, Glonass, Galileo
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes(Side-Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes (Supports Google Play)
- Water Resistant: IP68
- Dust Resistant: IP69k
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 5000 mAh Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 18W Fast Charging Capacity