Exactly a year has passed when I told my impression of the flagship smartphone from UMIDIGI with the S3 Pro model. This year, the manufacturer introduced an updated model of its flagship with the obvious name UMIDIGI S5 Pro.
What to expect from the new generation, which added new specs and features. All this and not only I will tell in a detailed review.
As for the price, the price tag is not entirely flagship. Now the cost on the UMIDIGI S5 Pro is about $270. Even if compared with last year’s S3 Pro model, the price tag for it was even higher – about $280.
If you look at the list of technical specifications, the flagship S5 Pro got a true flagship design, a large AMOLED screen, the new Helio G90T processor with a 6/256 GB memory version. You can also note a good camera, a built-in fingerprint scanner on the screen, a pop-up selfie camera, and good battery life.
UMIDIGI S5 Pro: Specifications
|UMIDIGI S5 Pro:||Specs|
|Display:||6.39 inches AMOLED with 2340 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU:||Mediatek Helio G90T Octa Core 2.05GHz|
|GPU:||ARM Mali G76 MC4|
|Memory extension:||up to 256GB|
|Cameras:||48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 5MP main camera and 16MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS|
|Dimensions:||159.2 x 75.7 x 9.2 mm|
The UMIDIGI S5 Pro smartphone comes in a typical box like most other versions that we tested. This is a small black box where on the front, there is a company name, and on the reverse side, there is a table of technical specifications.
Inside the box, I met a smartphone in a protective silicone case, an envelope with instructions, and a SIM needle.
At the bottom of the box are a power adapter, a red Type-C cable, and an adapter from Type-C to a 3.5 mm audio jack.
The package bundle is pretty standard, but from it, I can conclude that there is no 3.5 mm audio jack on the smartphone case. Despite this, the box has a high-quality black case, which is not at all embarrassing for everyday use.
As I already mentioned, the appearance of the UMIDIGI S5 Pro not only looks like a flagship smartphone but also made of quality materials. It is based on 3D protected glass and a metal frame.
In the hands of the smartphone lies well, even despite the rather large screen size, which amounted to 6.39 inches. The dimensions of the smartphone were 159.2 x 75.7 x 9.2 mm, while the device weighs about 202 grams.
The bottom end of the smartphone received a speaker, microphone, and Type-C port. On top, there is a pop-up selfie camera.
On the right side, you can see the power button and volume rocker. On the opposite side is a hybrid slot for nano-SIM cards or memory cards.
The rear panel received the main camera with four modules and an LED flash. The fingerprint scanner is located under the screens on the front panel.
If we talk about the screen, I really liked the AMOLED matrix. The screen received quite saturated and bright colors that look very good compared to IPS screens.
You can also set the Always-On Display function in the settings. It is able to display the necessary information even with the screen off. For example, time, notifications, and others.
The contrast is high, the black color is very saturated. Other colors have a realistic and vibrant color, and viewing angles are quite large.
The screen resolution is Full HD + or 2340 x 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9. I also liked the very thin frames around the screen and the absence of any cutouts.
Therefore, the appearance of the UMIDIGI S5 Pro is very attractive and stylish. It is fully consistent with its value, both in build quality and in materials. But let’s not make hasty conclusions and now I want to talk about the filling.
The new UMIDIGI S5 Pro smartphone received a completely new Helio G90T processor from MediaTek. It has 2x Cortex A76 cores with a frequency of 2.05 GHz and 6x Cortex A55 cores with a frequency of 2.0 GHz.
Also, the ARM Mali G76 MC4 graphics chipset is paired with the processor. It shows good performance both in benchmark tests and in games. It is also worth noting that even about 1 hour of continuous playing, the smartphone practically did not heat up.
According to the manufacturer, the smartphone uses a liquid cooling system, which does not allow the processor to heat up during heavy loads.
Below I will leave the tests of popular benchmarks at UMIDIGI S5 Pro and you can evaluate the results yourself. For example, the AnTuTu test showed a result of about 286 thousand points and this is actually a pretty solid indicator.
In addition, the smartphone received 6 GB of RAM format LPDDR4x on two channels and 256 GB of internal memory. Also, the device has support for microSD memory cards up to 256 GB.
As for the operating system, the UMIDIGI S5 Pro is controlled under the Android 10 version. The user interface is almost clean and has no extraneous programs, except for Google applications. For example, YouTube, Chrome, Maps, and others.
The settings are typical like other models from UMIDIGI. But it is worth noting that the S5 Pro model works an order of magnitude faster. Applications open with lightning speed and I did not find any problems with the user interface.
All smartphones from UMIDIGI have a global firmware version. Therefore, there will be no problems with a multilingual user interface. As well as the availability of 4G networks, in this way the smartphone works in any country in the world, as the manufacturer assures.
The flagship smartphone UMIDIGI S5 Pro has a very high-quality main camera, which received four modules.
The first is a 48-megapixel module with an f/1.79 aperture. The quality of pictures in the daytime is very bright and saturated. Also, the photos look very realistic and detailed.
The second model received a 12-megapixel resolution and is designed for ultra-wide shots at 120 degrees. The quality of the photos is at a decent level, but to the real flagship giants, UMIDIGI still needs to grow. But it’s worth remembering the price of $250.
The third and fourth modules received a 5-megapixel resolution for bokeh and macro shooting. The quality of these sensors is in perfect order and I don’t have any claims.
As I said, the S5 Pro’s selfie camera is pop-up and has a 16-megapixel resolution. The quality of the image is up to standard if we talk about good lighting.
The main camera can shoot video in 4K resolution, but stabilization is only available at 1080p.
UMIDIGI S5 Pro received 4680 mAh battery capacity, which will be enough for full use for about 2 days.
Thanks to the AMOLED screen, an energy-saving processor, the battery life was about 8 hours with the screen on. The indicator is not bad, considering its good performance and Full HD resolution.
The charging time through the Type-C port will be approximately 2 hours if you use a standard 18W power adapter.
Conclusion and Reviews
Given the fact that the price tag on the UMIDIGI S5 Pro is only $250, but the device has a number of positive features.
For example, I liked the quality AMOLED screen, good battery life, and performance. Also, many interesting features can be found in the design – a pop-up selfie camera, a fingerprint scanner built into the screen, and more.
Of the minuses, I can note that the night shooting is not very impressive and in the video, there is no stabilization.
Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Already, everyone can buy a UMIDIGI S5 Pro smartphone at a low and competitive price for only $269.99 and with a 19% discount.
Definitely, the S5 Pro smartphone is worth your attention if you need a modern device with good performance and attractive appearance.