UMI Plus Review – A Standout Budget Flagship

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Based on an article from UMI blog, the UMI Plus have recorded a total number of 64,000 unit pre-sold. The UMI team claimed that UMI Plus is a “budget flagship”, which is later explained by the team because it brings a lot of flagship-grade specs into a product with a really affordable price tag.

Big Memory and (not so)Large Storage

The UMI Plus comes with a massive 4GB of memory LPDDR3. 4GB memory means that the phone can store more temporary data, which means faster access to applications. This is best for those who likes to have multiple apps running at once. LPDDR3 is a common RAM module for mobile devices these days, even during its launching time.

I think 32GB of internal storage is not good enough to be called a flagship. For me, 64GB of ROM is the trend for a so-called  flagship, still, I think its a decent amount of storage. On the other hands, though, it supports up to 256GB TF card extension.

Fast Processing Power and Amazing Battery

The UMI Plus comes with Helio P10 which packs 8-cores in a single processor. 8-cores enable users to process data faster, 8 times faster, after all, that what’s processor do, process data!

The phone’s battery is a massive 4,000mAh built-in, which means more power, compared to the removable battery. The battery lasts around 32 hours and 45 minutes for 3G Talk Time, 8 hours and 10 minutes for Internet Browsing, 7 hours and 20 minutes for Video Playback and 6 hours and 39 minutes for 3D Gaming. Personally, what I like the most about the battery is, which is from Sony, it features Quick Charge PE+,2.5° to allow the phone to quick charged.

Support OTA with Common Body Design

Since the Chinse phone maker calls the UMI Plus a flagship, I think that UMI should continue to support the UMI Plus for at least a few generations of Android, which many Chinese phone makers did not do. This means it should get the latest bugs fixed and more secure software.

I found an article regarding bugs fixed update for the phone. This update is said to be available over-the-air (OTA), which means that UMI continues to support the UMI Plus. It also doing an experimental update with Android 7.0 Nougat, which is currently at their second stage.

When it comes to body design, I think this flagship is just another flagship that uses that same design of flagships. A little bit rounded corner, unified body, home button with a fingerprint scanner and flat back side with visible little lines.

At The End

At a price less than USD200, this 4G LTE “budget flagship” is feature an amazing value. 4GB RAM, 8-cores processor, quick charging 4,000mAh battery and continues support makes this UMI Plus a great alternative for a big company’s flagship. UMI Plus is also on the waiting list for Nougat, which is, of course, a good thing.

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