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UMI TOUCH 4G PHABLET REVIEW

UMI TOUCH 4G Phablet Review – A great buy

UMI is another Chinese smart phone brand which is becoming popular now a days because of its good quality products. Recently the company has launched its new product UMI Touch 4G Phablet that comes with latest Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. It is a brilliant looking phablet that has a metal unibody. The phone is not a flagship but definitely a great buy. The phablet has a really good hardware quality that performed very well in the drop test as well as in the hammer test. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 also prevents the screen from getting shattered. The 100% metal body along with such features is really amazing, moreover you can buy it from Gearbest at only $139.9.  [quick_offer]UMI TOUCH 4G PHABLET

Design and Display

The thing I liked the most in this phablet is its build quality. The phone is made up of 100% metal with CNS technology due to which the phablet doesn’t encounters any antenna problem even with the metal unibody. The look is really classy as the phablet has round corners that resembles with iPhone 6. UMI touch 4G phablet has a physical home screen button that can also be used as a finger print sensor, same as the apple iPhone.

On the right edge of the phablet you’ll find the volume rocker buttons and a lock screen button. On the left edge, sim card slot is there. The design is pretty clear and smooth. On the rear side you’ll see a 16 MP rear shooter camera with dual LED flash. The rear R curve of the phablet is same as iPhone 6s. Speakers are present on the rear side as the Xiaomi Mi4i has.

SPECS UMI TOUCH

The 5.5 inch display of UMI touch 4G phablet has a resolution of around 1920 x 1080, in clear words the phablet has a full HD display that has a ppi of 441 which is pretty awesome. Not only this, the full HD 5.5 inch display of UMI touch 4G phablet is powered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to prevent the screen from getting shattered.

To be honest I really like the premium design of this phablet, the phone looks pretty awesome in hands and I can happily switch it to be my primary device. The finger print sensor is pretty fast and responsive. You can unlock your device’s display or any particular app by using this finger print sensor.

FINGER PRINT SENSOR UMI TOUCH

Processor and Performance

UMI Touch 4G phablet is powered with 64 bit 1.3 GHz octa core processor that has 3 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of internal memory. You can also expand its memory upto 128 GB using external SD card or pendrive (via OTG cable). The processor and the RAM makes the phone pretty fast to operate. You can easily play high end graphic games with ease in this phablet.

Moreover you’ll also get 5 custom ROM’s inside this phablet that is you can enjoy feel of different OS using this phablet. The 5 ROM’s are MYUI, WP8, VIBE, FLY ME, 360OS. So you can enjoy the feel of different OS – windows, Xiaomi, Meizu.

umi touch ROMS

Now coming to the battery and camera performance of this phablet. The battery capacity of this phablet is quite big having 4000 mAh capacity. The battery is really awesome and can give a great standby time. Even using the WiFi the battery drains at a very lower rate. The 4000 mAh huge battery is non-removable. You don’t have to worry about the battery life of this phablet as it has a really great battery life.

UMI touch 4G phablet has a 13.0 MP rear shooter camera with dual LED flash and auto focus. The camera quality is amazing, the images captured with this phablet is really great. Not only this, the phablet has a 5.0 MP front facing camera to capture selfie’s. The front camera is equally great.

UMI TOUCH FRONT FLASH

UMI touch 4G phablet, tough enough ?

The company claims UMi touch 4G phablet to be a really tough device. To prove so, gearbest tested the phablet in certain conditions. They actually did a hammer beat test then a drop test. What did they actually did, let’s find out.

Hammer Test

 

https://youtube.com/watch?v=kOev6aTt5kY?feature=player_embedded%20frameborder=0%20allowfullscreen

In the first part of the hammer test of UMI touch 4G phablet, the phone is treated like a hammer used to hit the nail from the rear side. Even using the phone as a hammer the phablet was 100% fine. Not even a single scratch was there.

Now in the second part of the hammer test of UMI touch 4G phablet, hammer is hit directly on the screen. Even after many blows nothing happened to phone. When we applied excessive pressure on the blow the screen shattered. Haha you should apply a very powerful blow in order to shatter its display. The hammer test was really a positive for UMI touch phablet, the phone only shattered after a very powerful blow. So the phablet is really a tough one.

Drop Test

https://youtube.com/watch?v=0XQUsicOz4I?feature=player_embedded%20frameborder=0%20allowfullscreen

In the first part of the drop test video of UMI touch phablet, the phablet was allowed to fall on a wooden surface from 0.9 meter height but the test was negative as the phone was really fine. In the second part of the video the phablet was allowed to fall on the same surface but this time from a height of 1.3 meters, the result was the same. In the last part of the video, the phablet was allowed to fall on a concrete surface from a height of  2 meters, surprisingly even after this hard fall the phablet was fine, not even a single scratch.

Specifications/Features

Below is the full list of all the specs of this phablet-

Basic Information

  • OS: Android 6.0
  • Service Provide: Unlocked
  • SIM Card Slot: Dual SIM,Dual Standby
  • CPU: MTK6753 64bit
  • Cores: 1.3GHz,Octa Core
  • GPU: Mali-T720
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • ROM: 16GB
  • External Memory: TF card up to 128GB (not included)
  • Battery Capacity (mAh): 4000mAh

Display

  • Screen type: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Screen size: 5.5 inch
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 (FHD)
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 441

Camera

  • Camera type: Dual cameras (one front one back)
  • Back camera: 13.0MP,with flash light and AF
  • Front camera: 5.0MP
  • Video recording: Yes
  • Touch Focus: Yes
  • Auto Focus: Yes
  • Flashlight: Yes

Other Features

  • I/O Interface: 2 x Micro SIM Card Slot,3.5mm Audio Out Port,Micro USB Slot,TF/Micro SD Card Slot
  • Bluetooth version: V4.1
  • Sensor: Accelerometer,Ambient Light Sensor,Gravity Sensor,Proximity Sensor
  • Google Play Store: Yes
  • OTG : Yes
  • Sound Recorder: Yes
  • Additional Features: 3G,4G,Bluetooth,Browser,Calculator,Calendar,E-book,Fingerprint recognition,FM,GPS,Gravity Sensing,Light Sensing,MP3,MP4,OTG,People,Proximity Sensing,Sound Recorder,Wi-Fi

Conclusion

Honestly speaking, I can’t find a single con of UMI touch 4G phablet. I personally recommend you guys to go for it even with closed eyes. This phablet is a must buy one. So I am not including pro’s and con’s for this phablet as it doesn’t have any con. If you want to know anything about this phablet, drop a comment.[quick_offer]

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