UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Specs for Budget Price 2018

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Today we have the review of UMIDIGI A1 Pro latest smartphone in the budget entry-level class which will be presented in the coming days.

This should score with a reasonable price as well as a full-screen large 5.5-inch display with reasonable resolution.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99 $99.99 only 23 Apr- 02 May

5.5 inch IPS with 1440 x 720Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3150mAh, Android 8.1, MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A1 Pro 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99 $99.99 only 23 Apr- 02 May

5.5 inch IPS with 1440 x 720Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3150mAh, Android 8.1, MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

But is the UMIDIGI A1 Pro really good for $140 or should you prefer to use the competition? Let’s start with specifications of UMIDIGI A1 Pro.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Specifications

Display: 5.5 inches IPS with 1440 x 720 pixels
CPU: MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz
GPU: IMG GE8100
RAM: 3GB
Internal memory: 16GB
Memory extension: up to 256GB
Cameras: 13.0MP + 5MP main and 5.0MP front camera
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS
Battery: 3150mAh
OS: Android 8.1
Connections: Micro Type-C and TF card slot
Weight: 173 grams
Dimensions: 145.0 x 69.1 x 8.5 mm
Price: $140

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Packaging

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro comes in a small black box, which looks very much like other UMIDIGI smartphones.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

That something is rattling inside is normal. This is the charger that can slide freely in the box back and forth.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Included in delivery is the smartphone, a charger as well as a micro Type-C Cable, a manual and a SIM Needle.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Design and Appearance

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro in our analisis is a full-plastic smartphone, but which feels quite robust and good, at least for a smartphone which costs just over $140.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

The plastic back cannot be removed. On the left side, you can see a microSD memory card as well as two SIM cards and memory cards.

Visually, the A1 Pro is reminiscent of other Chinese smartphones. It has a rather rounded shape with a frame with thin bezels around the display which should make the impression.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro is very comfortable in the hand thanks to its rounded back.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

On the right side, there are power and volume rocker.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Otherwise, there are no major surprises. The micro Type-C port is classic on the bottom, the headphone port on the top, the camera, which protrudes slightly on the back, as well as the LED flash with the fingerprint scanner.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Display

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro has a 5.5-inch display with HD Plus resolution 1440 by 720 pixels.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Although this does not result in the highest pixel density, it is sufficient in practice. Text still looks pretty sharp, even if you can see a few “stairs” at smaller curves.

But regardless of the resolution, the display is quite useful.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Colors are okay so far, the same applies to the viewing angles. Although the black point is not the best that is synonymous with a $140 smartphone perfectly fine.

Of course, there is also in the brightness and readability in the blazing sun, air up, but again that is in a completely normal setting for a smartphone in this price range.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Hardware and Performance

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 in combination with a 3GB of RAM.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

What kind of performance can you expect from the UMIDIGI? To estimate this a little better, let’s take a look at a couple of benchmarks to get a few benchmarks.

While the benchmarks are rather less impressive, this is clearly a $100-120 smartphone that it should be at the lower end of the performance scale should not be surprising.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

The built-in MediaTek MT6739 delivers about the performance of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 which is very popular in the $140 price range.

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro, the UMIDIGI A1 Pro gives you 10-15% more computing power.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

But what about out of benchmarks in the real world? Pretty good, actually.

Although you also notice in the “normal” apps such as the web browser that here the Mediatek MT6739 has to work a bit more.

Nevertheless, the user experience is not bad! Sure, if you open a website like this, with mountains of text and images, the UMIDIGI gets a bit of a bump when scrolling fast, and you realize that the experience is not that smooth.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

There are similar things with apps like Twitter, which sometimes have a second of thought when opening or loading for the first time.

Does this bother you in everyday life? At least if you look at the price of the smartphone probably less.

Larger hangers or stutter, however, there were only rarely.

Also several simpler games such. Springfield, Pokemon Go (no AR mode) or the classics like Cut the Rope.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Even more elaborate games are usually playable on low details.

In short, if you do not expect everything to go perfectly, the UMIDIGI A1 Pro in the analisis does a very good job!

I would classify the smartphone for the basic functions and apps as well usable!

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Software

The software on UMIDIGI smartphones is exemplary, even on the A1 Pro!

UMIDIGI A1 Pro in the test relies on Android 8.1 Oreo. This is completely “clean” it is more or less pure Android.

The best are the preinstalled apps. UMIDIGI offers you a look at the setup if they should be installed or not!

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

This procedure is unique.

If you do not want the apps (these are some Gameloft games), you will get a completely clean smartphone with only the standard Android and the usual Google Apps.

Accordingly, the free memory with 10.2GB is also quite large.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

There is not much more to tell on the part of the software. UMIDIGI relies on Stock Android, a sleeker but somewhat boring user interface.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Sound

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro in the review has its loudspeaker on the bottom. Sonically, this is really rather sad.

It is very thin, relatively quiet at maximum volume and even distorts something else.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

It is not useless but really no enjoyment.

The headphone output, however, is okay again. This offers a normal standard quality, about which one can not complain.

Of course, there is also room for improvement, but this will only be noticed with more expensive headphones/earphones and you will not get much better in this price range.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

The same applies to the telephone quality. Although the ear could be a little louder otherwise I have nothing to complain about here.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Camera

UMIDIGI A1 Pro uses on dual 13MP and 5MP cameras. That does not sound particularly heady, but what about in practice?

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

As usual, all my test images are created in automatic mode and not post-processed.

Unfortunately, as was to be expected, the camera does not shine through a particularly great picture quality.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

Let’s put it this way to document a car accident or something similar is sufficient, but for beautiful photos that you can share via Facebook with a clear conscience, the UMIDIGI A1 Pro is rather suitable.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

All pictures have a milky veil and the colors look a bit washed out.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

This is to be honest also the picture quality, which one expects with a $100 smartphone.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Battery

The UMIDIGI A1 Pro has a 3150mAh strong battery. This helps the smartphone to a solid battery life.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

In practice, most users will certainly be comfortable with the smartphone through the day, even with a more intensive use.

I was able to reach about 7 hours of continuous use. Continuous use = some gaming, social media (Twitter), web browsing etc.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews

In the $130-140 price range, you can not expect a “perfect” smartphone. It is more about the question in which areas you are willing to accept cuts.

This is also the case with the UMIDIGI A1 Pro.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

What is the UMIDIGI good at? For this price range, the smartphone offers a good all-around performance, which of course is not perfect but in everyday life, unless one is not too impatient enough and a useful battery life. Also, the case is so far perfectly fine.

You have to accept cuts in the camera. Here, for example, Xiaomi phones offer a significantly higher quality.

Is that the Xiaomi phones the better alternative? Even the Xiaomi is not perfect and just with the “computing power”, the UMIDIGI A1 Pro quite convincing.

In short, if you are looking for a “basic smartphone” for social media, WhatsApp, etc. and want to spend as little as possible on it, then the UMIDIGI A1 Pro is the right place for you.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Phone Specs for Budget Price 2018

At the moment you can buy UMIDIGI A1 Pro at a good and low price for $99.99 only from 23 April to 02 May. This is a good option for both a budget and modern smartphone in 2018.

UMIDIGI A1 Pro 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99 $99.99 only 23 Apr- 02 May

5.5 inch IPS with 1440 x 720Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3150mAh, Android 8.1, MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A1 Pro 4G Phablet

Price: $139.99 $99.99 only 23 Apr- 02 May

5.5 inch IPS with 1440 x 720Pixels, RAM: 3GB, ROM: 16GB, Battery: 3150mAh, Android 8.1, MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A1 Pro Review: Latest Specs for Budget Price 2018 was last modified: April 24th, 2018 by Boby Sanburn

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