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By s7yler, Senior Member on 17th April 2016, 11:18 AM
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Hi guys, here's a thread for real user videos/tests/unboxings and discussion.
I suggest we keep alll kind of official UMI commerical, deals out of this thread. So no UMI created pictures or videos. Only real material from users!
Because there is a big difference from what is real and what is pure commercial. Not always these two things stick together....

Real Unboxing & First look at the UMI Touch
Quick Review / Extra tests
10 Pros & Cons about the UMI Touch, is it worth it?
More real UMI reviews/tests/unboxings/handson:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpiO0HjeOjI (Chinamobilemag)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdlcqfNfz4s (Redskull)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVA-NXcIXc0 (mayiandjay)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OT86neHCqM (TechMagnet)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMhx34Mk1fI (Italian Language / Massimo G / megthebest)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZLIYQfAfY (Geek Love)

Camera samples:
https://www.mediafire.com/folder/buk...Camera_Samples

TWRP 3.0.2 by jemmini
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=68

Stagefright vulnerability:
No, tested at 17/4 2016 with v3.03-20160409

AnTuTu 6.0.1 score:
38050

Androbench Storage benchmark:
SEQ Read: 211 MB/s (that is fast)

Multitouch points:
5 points supported

Youtube app:
Can play videos in 1080p FHD

Sensors:
Gyroscope sensor: No reaction in sensorbox
Orientation sensor: No reaction in sensorbox
Accelerometer sensor: Yes, will work in games when you tilt the device

OTA Update released:
v3.03-20160409 (fixes the camera a bit, optimizes the fingerprint scanner, changes 21MP to 13MP in the settings).

Similar design?
Many say that the UMI Touch look like the Meizu M3 note or Meizu MX5. What do you think?

Other ROMS?
UMI have posted some pictures of the UMI Touch running Windows phone 10, but so far only pictures.
So until we see a real rom this is still unconfirmed.

How is the gaming performance?:
I would say in the middle, average. Not super but also not totally bad.
Video recording test by Massimo G (this with the old/first firmware!)
Official specifications:
- 5.5" 2.5D LCD screen, FHD 1920*1080 pixels
- MiraVision support
- MTK6753 1.3 GHz octa core
- Metall Unibody / CNC metal
- Touch buttons with backlight
- Smart wake & gestures
- Front fingerprint scanner
- Front LED flash
- Supports Touch ID (wake & unlock with 1 touch)
- 3GB of RAM + 16GB Rom
- 13MP Sony IMX main camera + 5MP front camera
- 4000mAh battery
- Android 6.0 system / OS
- Multilanguage & comes with Play Store
- Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, WCDMA 900/2100 MHz, FDD-LTE B3/B7/B20
- Supports 2G & 3G & 4G LTE network

 
 
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Hi, did you get the device??? did you manage to root and flash new rom on this phone?
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Here is another review of UMi Touch with lots of screenshots, benchmarks, display and audio tests, camera samples, etc:

http://www.devicespecifications.com/...r-review/865b6

Thanks, that is a very comprehensive review!
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Hi, did you get the device??? did you manage to root and flash new rom on this phone?

I don't think there are other ROMs out yet for the phone.
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Did someone manage to get GravityBox working?
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UPDATED:

Hi everybody,

Well It's been already a week with this device, so I think I have already some experience with it, so I can give some feedback:

Despite that the HW in this phone seems to be quite acceptable, there are some problems with the SW, which makes the user experience not as good as it should be. But I have to say that the telephone is perfectly usable for everyday use (at least for my use), the most common problems, are the one which are written here after:

1- The battery is named as 4000mAh, but I have to say that the battery is bad managed and it's not showing the expected life for this capacity. Yesterday the issue a new FOTA update V3.03-20160423, in which they promise to fix this. At the moment it shows some improvement, but I cannot say since I did not have time to really test it.

UPDATED: Well after some testing, it seems that it behaves even worse than before, unfortunately, check post 14:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...9&postcount=14

2- The screen; well this is one of the bigger problems, they are appearing (to majority of users) some white stains in the screen; in the official web page they mentioned that it was caused by some defects in the screen manufacturing process and UMI said that screens were glued incorrectly but they also stated that they corrected this problem in the following batches of the UMI Touch and offered to be helping in the process for getting a replacement. But in my opinion, there are not completely transparent here, in the official forum they were constantly deleting the posts where this problem was mentioned; and for me it is very interesting that everybody who has this problem, they have the white spots in exactly the same place on the screen (burnt screen because of bad IC dissipation ? )

Anyway here under you have an example of the white dots:



3- The touch sensitivity is not good, sometimes for writing texts and so can be a bit annoying, but definitely they have to tune this too.

4- Attention there is NO Notification LED anyway there is some discussion about using the soft buttons as notification leds, let's see if UMI hears the users....

5- The WIFI, at the moment for me the wifi is quite unstable, the signal strength is quite poor if we compare with other devices, as for example Redmi2; I guess this is something they should continue improving by software.




6- The accessories included (the adapter and cable) are the worst quality ever, the cable it broke after the second time I plugged (literally ) , and the adapter I was afraid to use since it was reported for many Forum users that it started to smoke and stink until they stop working. At least one person in the Forum complained that after the incident something happen with his/her mobile. So better don't use the included adapter & cable!, better safe than sorry.

7- The camera should be good quality, but it showed some lag when capturing pictures, for example if capturing with HDR and there is some subject which was moving there will be "ghosts" in the picture. It suppose to be fixed from the yesterday's FOTA, but I did not try it yet.

8- There were some people also mentioning that the GPS was not accurate and so, from my experience from the last weekend, I have to say that it wasn't that bad, actually Google Maps was the only one not so accurate, I was using HERE and WAZE and no problem.


Conclusion: It seems to be good hardware phone, but they are a few problemsuntil they polish a bit more the software I would not recommend it to buy, it seems that they are in a good way for fixing the problems (they release quite often the FOTAs) but still I would give more time to see how UMI behaves..

I hope it is useful at least for anybody

Cheers
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Originally Posted by car.cuevas

Hi everybody,

Well It's already a week with this device, so I think I have already some experience with it, so I can give some feedback:

Despite that the HW in this phone seems to be quite acceptable, there are some problems with the SW, which makes the user experience not as good as it should be. But I have to say that the telephone is perfectly usable for everyday use (at least for my use), but there are a few problems which I am going to mention here:

1- The battery is named as 4000mAh, but I have to say that the battery is bad managed and it's not showing the expected life for this capacity. Yesterday the issue a new FOTA update V3.03-20160423, in which they promise to fix this. At the moment it shows some improvement, but I cannot say since I did not have time to really test it.

2- The screen; well this is one of the bigger problems, they are appearing (to majority of users) some white stains in the screen; in the official web page they are mentioned that it was caused by some defective in the manufacturing process of the screens and UMI stated that screens were glued incorrectly and also they stated that they corrected this problem in the following batches of the UMI Touch and offered to be helping in the process for getting a replacement. But in my opinion, there are not completely transparent here, in the official forum they were constantly deleting the posts where this problem was mentioned; and for me it is interesting than everybody who has this problem, it is in exactly the same place on the screen (burnt screen because of bad IC dissipation ? )

Anyway here under you have an example of the white dots:



3- The touch sensitivity is not good, sometimes for writing texts and so can be a bit annoying, but definitely they have to tune this too.

4- Attention there is NO Notification LED anyway there is some discussion about using the soft buttons as notification leds, let's see if UMI hears the users....

5- The WIFI, at the moment for me the wifi is quite unstable, the signal strength is quite poor if we compare with other devices, as for example Redmi2; I guess this is something they should continue improving by software.




6- The accessories included (the adapter and cable) are the worst quality ever, the cable it broke after the second time I plugged (literally ) , and the adapter I was afraid to use since it was reported for many Forum users that it started to smoke and stink until they stop working. At least one person in the Forum complained that after the incident something happen with his/her mobile. So better don't use the included adapter & cable!, better safe than sorry.

7- The camera should be good quality, but it showed some lag when capturing pictures, for example if capturing with HDR and there is some subject which was moving there will be "ghosts" in the picture. It suppose to be fixed from the yesterday's FOTA, but I did not try it yet.

8- There were some people also mentioning that the GPS was not accurate and so, from my experience from the last weekend, I have to say that it wasn't that bad, actually Google Maps was the only one not so accurate, I was using HERE and WAZE and no problem.


Conclusion: It seems to be good hardware phone, but they are a few problemsuntil they polish a bit more the software I would not recommend it to buy, it seems that they are in a good way for fixing the problems (they release quite often the FOTAs) but still I would give more time to see how UMI behaves..

I hope it is useful at least for anybody

Cheers

1- With the new OTA update. I get about 2days of battery lifetime on regular usage. 4000 mah seems realistic to me.
2- I don't have any clouding, at least until now.
3- Agree.
4- Would be really nice. On the Elephone P8000, the menu led is also used as notification led. UMI make it happen...
7- I did not test HDR yet but I think the camera is quite ok. Not as good as in the Letv X600, even if it's the same sensor but better than the Elephone P8000, which sometimes was horrible to make photos with.
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I have also checked mine for clouding but have none. Even if I set lowest or highest brightness, there are no white spots like the one I have seen from other users. Seems to be a bad batch out. But mine is a pretty early version, or I'm just lucky.
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If the test says 3600mAh it can't get to 4000mAh even with software updates.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Walter H.

If the test says 3600mAh it can't get to 4000mAh even with software updates.

Have you tested it yourself? 3600mah seems pretty low. Keep in mind that smartphone batteries always have a tolerance of about 300 mah.
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Quote:
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Have you tested it yourself? 3600mah seems pretty low. Keep in mind that smartphone batteries always have a tolerance of about 300 mah.

God help me, no.
S7yler tested it in his video and it gave him around 3600mAh, the 300mAh tolerance theory is BS imo.
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