Another smartphone from the Umidigi company officially went on sale yesterday. In this review, I want to share my impressions of a new model called the Umidigi A7 Pro.
Earlier, I tested many models of smartphones from the brand Umidigi and who are interested, you can read all my reviews on the link here.
I was very impressed with the price of the new Umidigi A7 Pro, which was $99. For this price, you get a large number of interesting features.
If you look at the specifications, the A7 Pro model received a 6.3-inch IPS screen, MediaTek Helio P23 processor, 4/64 GB memory versions, the main quad camera, and even a Type-C port.
If you do not know which processor is installed inside the smartphone, you might think that the A7 Pro is a real flagship.
Umidigi A7 Pro: Specifications
|Umidigi A7 Pro:||Specs|
|Display:||6.3 inches IPS with 2340 x 1080 pixels|
|CPU:||Mediatek Helio P23 Octa Core 2.0GHz|
|GPU:||ARM Mali G71 MP2|
|Memory extension:||up to 256GB|
|Cameras:||16MP + 16MP + 5MP + 5MP main camera and 16MP front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band,3G, 4G, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS|
|Dimensions:||158.7 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm|
A black small box with the name of the company on the front side met me. However, I am not surprised, the appearance of the box is similar to other models from the Umidigi brand.
On the back of the box, there is a sticker with the main technical features and here you can see the name of the model.
There is standard equipment inside the box – this is the smartphone itself with a protective film, both on the screen and on the back of the device. Also on the smartphone is already wearing a protective black silicone case.
A little lower is a Type-C cable, a 10W power adapter, and an envelope with a user manual.
If you do not know the price tag for the Umidigi A7 Pro, it is difficult to guess which price category this model belongs to. Since the back and front panel is made of protective glass, and the side face is made of aluminum alloy.
In size, the A7 Pro received 158.7 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm and a weight of about 212 grams. I can say with confidence that the smartphone lies perfectly in the hands, but using it with one hand will be problematic.
The front of the device received a 6.3-inch IPS screen with Full HD+ resolution or 2340 x 1080 pixels.
The aspect ratio was 19.5: 9 and at the top of the screen there is a small waterdrop notch for a selfie camera.
The screen quality is not bad enough, as for a budget device. Even the presence of Full HD resolution makes the screen much more pleasant during use.
The brightness for everyday life will be enough, but in sunny weather you should not expect a miracle, but the viewing angles are pretty good. I also want to note that the frames around the screen are insignificant, except for the bottom.
On the reverse side, the Umidigi A7 Pro installed the main camera with four sensors and an LED flash in the left corner. In the center, there is a round fingerprint scanner. I did not have any questions regarding the operation of the scanner. It works accurately and quickly.
The bottom end of the smartphone received a 3.5 mm audio jack, Type-C port, and speaker with a microphone.
The main control buttons are located on the right side – this is the volume rocker and the power button. On the opposite side, there is a slot for dual nano-SIM cards and a memory card.
Umidigi A7 Pro offers two types of color – it is iridescent black and blue. If we talk about the quality of the assembly, then I do not have any complaints. The device is assembled efficiently, all the gaps are in place, and the buttons have a good response.
Performance and Software
The main drawback of the new Umidigi A7 Pro smartphone model is its performance. Inside the case there is a rather old processor called MediaTek Helio P23, which was introduced back in 2017. Therefore, the price of the A7 Pro is quite primitive.
This processor uses four Cortex-A53 cores with a frequency of 2.0 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. Also, the processor is paired with an ARM Mali G71 MP2 clocked at 700 MHz.
Yes, I managed to run simple games, and it started heavy games, but I have to play at low graphics settings. Of course, I can’t call it a gaming smartphone, but with everyday tasks this performance will be quite enough.
As for memory, the Umidigi A7 Pro smartphone was equipped with 4 GB of RAM format LPDDR4X. There is also a choice between 64 and 128 GB of internal memory. Naturally, a slot for a memory card is present up to 256 GB.
The manufacturer says that the A7 Pro device received the newest software – Android 10. Indeed it is, but I can’t name it stock. Yes, there are already installed Google applications, such as Play Store, YouTube, and others.
In general, the user interface works quickly and applications open quickly. If you need a beautiful and stylish smartphone for social networks, then the A7 Pro model is definitely suitable for you.
I have repeatedly said that all smartphones from Umidigi are global, so every user can not worry about phone calls. The 4G network works adequately and supports many bands.
The wireless communication is appropriate for its price, there is Wi-Fi with 2.4 and 5G networks and Bluetooth with version 4.0. Navigation is fast and locates precisely thanks to the presence of GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and BeiDou.
The main camera of the Umidigi A7 Pro received four modules, but the main sensor uses only 16-megapixel resolution.
Many budget smartphones are equipped with a 48-megapixel sensor, but as the practice has shown, even a 16-megapixel resolution will be enough for vivid photos in the daytime.
The second sensor also has a 16-megapixel resolution, but it is designed for ultra-wide shots with a capture angle of 120 degrees. Naturally, the corners of the photos are not as clear as the flagship smartphones, but the quality is quite decent.
The third and fourth modules have a 5-megapixel resolution for bokeh and macro shots. The latter option works only at a distance of 2 cm from the object.
The front camera has a 16-megapixel resolution with an f/2.0 aperture.
The sample photos of the Umidigi A7 Pro you can see a little lower in the album.
Any smartphone from Umidigi boasts a large capacity built-in battery. For example, the Umidigi A7 Pro was equipped with a 4150 mAh battery capacity and a 10W power adapter.
As my practice has shown, the battery life of a full charge will be enough for two full days of use. During my test, I played games, watched movies, social networks and by the end of the second day I had about 12% of the charge level.
The device does not support fast charging, although it has a Type-C connection, which is very strange. Therefore, another drawback can be attributed to a long charging time, which amounted to about 3 hours.
Conclusion and Reviews
I am surprised many times by various models from Umidigi, and this time the budget version of the Umidigi A7 Pro has become a pleasant find for me.
If you have long wanted to replace your old smartphone with a more modern one. For example, which has a glass case, a quad camera, large battery capacity, and good screen quality, then the A7 Pro would be a good choice.
I can refer to the disadvantages – this is an outdated processor since 2017, although it will be quite enough for everyday tasks. Another minor drawback is the long charging time.
Despite its shortcomings, the price tag on the A7 Pro remains a decisive factor and plays in a better way.
Price and Where to buy cheaper?
If you are interested in the new Umidigi A7 Pro smartphone model, then it will cost you only $99.99 for the 64GB version and $119.99 for the 128GB version.
Below I will leave a few stores with low prices, but on my own I can say with confidence that I recommend a smartphone for purchase.