UMIDIGI has been one of my favourite brands recently, they are a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen City. It was registered in February 2012 and was launched in July of that year, but it wasn’t until 2017 in which they started making waves in the smartphone market. Umidigi is known for budget Android smartphones, smartwatches, and more.
Recent studies have shown that popular brands like Samsung and Apple sell their Smartphones way higher than the actual cost of producing them. For example the bill of materials for the most recent iPhone, iPhone 12 was an estimated $406 but it was sold at a starting price of $800. While brands like OnePlus have been getting more expensive, UMIDIGI has stuck to its core principle of offering sleek metallic phones with awesome battery life. And best of all, at one third the cost of a typical flagship.
Top 5 UMIDIGI Smartphones to Buy in 2021
1. UMiDigi S5 Pro
Starting price: $259
UMIDIGI S5 pro is the flagship killer phone! It gives you a premium flagship feeling for a decent mid-range price. The build and the design ofmthe phone feels nothing like a budget phone where some kind of cheap plastic is used, rather it has a curved glass back with a metal edge around it. The device is dustproof and water-resistant. It comes in two colours mainly Ocean Blue or Cosmic Black.
Battery: 4680mAh (18w Fast Charge)
Display: 6.39″ AMOLED Full HD+ (2340×1080) | PPI: 409
RAM: 6GB | Storage: 256GB (expandable up to 256GB) | OS: Android 10
CPU: Helio G90T (8-Cores) | Helio G90T Gaming Processor | PC-grade Liquid Cooling System
Rear Camera: 48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 5MP, | Pop-Up Selfie Camera: 48MP | Video: 4K, 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
Full UK Network Support: Yes | WiFi: Dual-band AC | NFC: Yes
Weight: 202 grams | Height：159.2mm | Width：75.7mm | Thickness： 9.6mm
2. UMiDigi Bison
Umidigi Bison is a rugged phone that comes with numerous capabilities that can be useful in everyday life. It is Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof (IP68, IP69K Rating), it has an in-built Barometer & E-Compass and supports 18W fast charging. Its display is a 6.3″ FHD+ Full Screen which is made of Corning Gorilla Glass, pretty durable enough to withstand regular falls and scratches on the screen. Another thing I like about this phone is the side-mounted fingerprint scanner on the power button. It makes it easier and faster to unlock your phone.
RAM: 6GB | ROM: 128GB, UFS 2.1
Battery: 5000mAh (18W Fast Charging)
Camera & Video: 48MP Sony primary camera, 1/2” image sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 super pixel, F/1.79 aperture, 6-element lens; 16MP ultra wide angle camera, FOV 120°; 5MP depth camera; 5MP macro camera, 2.5cm macro distance; 24MP Sony ultra-clear front camera
Rear camera features
48MP HD, 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
Rear camera video features
1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
Display: 6.3″ FHD+ Full Screen, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ display (2340 x 1080), Corning Gorilla Glass, Capacitive multi-touch
CPU: MediaTek, Helio P60, 4xCortex-A73, 2.0GHz & 4xCortex-A53, up to 2.0GHz | GPU: ARM Mali G72 MP3, up to 800MHz | Liquid Cooling System
Height: 162.5mm | Width: 79.9mm | Thickness: 12.8mm | Weight: 250g
3. UMiDigi F2
UMIDIGI F2 comes with a shocking 5150mAh battery, that’s more than many other flagships out there. It is a decent mid-ranger that runs on stock Android 10 with a 6GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage. It comes mainly in phantom blue and midnight black colours.
RAM: 6GB | ROM: 128GB storage
Battery: 5150mAh (18W Fast Charging)
Height: 162.6 mm | Width: 77.7 mm | Thickness: 8.7mm | Weight: 215g
Camera and video: 48MP AI Quad Camera, 13MP ultra wide angle camera, 5MP depth camera, 5MP macro camera | 32MP AI Front Camera | Video recordings: 1080p, 720p video, 30fps
4. UMiDigi A9 pro
UMiDigi A9 Pro is another excellent devices that retails for just $160 dollars. It comes in Onyx black or the forest green colour. It comes in 3 versions namely – 4GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB, 6GB + 128GB. I’ve been using the 6GB + 128GB version and I’ve not had any complains with it whatsoever. I personally love the build and design of the phone, it has a glass back with an aluminium frame around the edges. It also has an excelent camera, thanks to its 48MP main AI camera and the 16MP ultra-wide angle camera. It also has an superb feature which is the custumizable button on the left-hand-side of the phone, which can be customized to open apps or perform various functions. For this price point this device is excellent and I would easily recommend it.
RAM and Storage: 4GB + 64GB / 4GB + 128GB / 6GB + 128GB
Battery: 4150mAh | 10W Fast Charging
Height:1 58.7mm | Width: 74.9mm | Thickness: 8.6mm | Weight: 205g
Camera & Video: 48MP Sony AI matrix quad camera + 16MP ultra wide angle camera (FOV 120°) + 5MP depth camera + 5MP macro camera | 24MP Sony ultra-clear front camera | 1080p, 720p, 480p video recording, 30fps
Display: 6.3″ FHD+ Full Screen | 19.5:9 aspect ratio | FHD+ display (2340 x 1080)
Thermometer: Non-Contact Digital Infrared Thermometer
Dedicated Key: Customizable Shortcut Key
5. UMiDigi X
The UMiDigi X has an in-display fingerprint reader that sits under an OLED screen display. It has a premium look and design, it comes in Flame Black or Breathing Crystal colours namely. It has a 4GB RAM and a 128 GB storage capacity. The downside of this phone is that it runs on Android 9 instead of stock Android 10 or 11.
Display: 6.35″ FHD+ (1548×720) | PPI: 269
RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB (expandable 256GB)
CPU: Helio P60 (8-Cores) | OS: Android 9
Rear Camera: 48MP + 8MP + 5MP | Selfie Camera: 16MP
Battery: 4150mAh (18w Fast Charge + 10w Reverse Charge)
Weight: 196 grams | Height：158.6 mm | Width：75.6 mm | Thickness：8.1 mm