UMI, a Chinese smartphone brand, is launching some good smartphones of late and their latest product UMI touch tries to set a benchmark in providing a perfect bang for the buck to its valued customers. Priced at $149.99, the UMI Touch offers full HD display, octacore processor, and 3GB of RAM. We can’t think of any smartphones right now that offers such high specs for a midrange pricing.
Design and Build
The UMI touch goes a step ahead of the competition by offering a full metal body. While most of the midrange phones come with a plastic build, the UMI touch offers premium metal unibody design. The phone’s weight, though, is on a heavier side as it weighs at 190gms. That being said, the handset has a big 5.5-inch screen accompanied by a huge 4000mAh battery. As far as display specs are concerned, it houses a 2.5D cambered IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a gorilla glass 3 upfront for protection against scratches and minor drops.
Under the hood, the UMI touch is powered by a 64 bit MediaTek MT6753 octacore processor coupled with Mali T720 GPU. We’ve seen this processor in many midrange phones and it is more than a capable chipset. It works fine with virtually zero lags during day-to-day operations. However, the GPU is not so powerful and struggles immensely while playing high-end games like Modern Combat 5 and Nova 3. In terms of memory, the phone has 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which can be further expanded for upto 128GB.
Talking about the camera, the UMI touch flaunts 13 megapixels back camera with F2.0 aperture lens and led flash. The sensor that’s being used is the Sony IMX328 which is one of the best camera sensors you can find in a budget phone. Upfront, there is 5 megapixels camera (hynix HI553) which is assisted by an LED flash. The phone is currently running the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 out-of-the-box, and the user interface is nearly stock and bloat free.
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The biggest selling point of the UMI touch, however, is its huge battery. The 4000mAh Lithium-ion Polymer battery is rated to provide 15 days of standby time, 24 hours of browsing in 4G data, 60 hours of talk time, 92 hours of music playback, and 9 different movies in a single charge. Connectivity wise, the phone supports 2 SIM card slots with 150Mbps 4G LTE and comes with WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. It also sports a fingerprint scanner on the home button, which the company claims will unlock the phone in just 0.1 seconds.
Pricing and Buying Link
For those of you wanting to buy the UMI Touch, you can buy it from gearbest.com for a discounted price of $149.99. They accept payment methods such as PayPal, Wire Transfer, as well as the Western Union. Also, bear in mind that you need to pay for shipping fees and import taxes, wherever applicable.