UMi X1 MT6577 shows up in stealthy black!


More photos and specification details of the UMi X1 Android smartphone from China. Keep reading to find out what this sleek black dual-core phone has hiding under its stealthy coat!

As I have already mentioned (twice today) the UMi X1 get’s the same fantastic specification as the JiaYu G3, well not exactly the same as there are a few differences, but they aren’t necessarily bad differences.

Where as the JiaYu G3 has a Corning Gorilla Glass screen to protect the 4.5 inch 1280 x 720 display, the UMi X1 has a Japanese AGC tempered glass display which offers the similar scratch and shatter resistant properties as the Corning popular Gorilla glass.

umi x1 mt6577 dual core

Another difference is the battery size which is only 1750mAh in the UMi but 2750 mAh in the G3. fortunately, like the G3 the X1 has a replaceable battery meaning you can always carry a spare battery or two with you while you’re on the go so you won’t have to miss a call because you’ve been gaming too much on the bus.

umi x1 rear 8 mega pixel rear camrea

Other than those 2 differences and the physical size of the X1, which measures just 8.5mm, the only other differences between the UMi X1 and JiaYu G3 (as far as I can tell) is the design, which some of you are going to prefer over the angular G3 while other will not.

dual core umi x1 android phone china

Full specifications for the UMi X1 are as follows:

 

UMi X1 Full Specification

  • Operating system: Android 4.0
  • Phone Size: 129 X 68 X 8.5mm
  • Display: 4.5 inches 326PPI HD IPS retina display. Resolution up to 1280 X 720 pixels.Japan AGC tempered glass screen and multi-touch support.
  • CPU: Dual core MTK6577 1Ghz
  • GPU: IMG SGX531 ultra
  • Memory: 4GB ROM + 1GB RAM. Support for up to 64GB MicroSD card
  • Battery: replaceable 1750mAh.
  • Camera: Front: 2 mega-pixel, Rear: 8 mega-pixel.
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Sensors: Gravity sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, three-axis gyroscope
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Network type: Dual card dual-mode
  • 2G: GSM 850/800/1800/1900
  • 3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100Mhz
  • Data services: GPRS EDGE 3G WIFI

I’ll post more info of the UMi X1 as I get it, in the meantime you can check out the official website here.

Which do you prefer on a design and looks point of view? The angular design of the JiaYu G3 or the more curvy and stealthy look of the UMi X1?

 

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38 Comments

  1. Alex
    September 6, 2012

    Hey, long time reader and first time posting. What are some good places to order phones that will ship internationally (I live in the U.S.) I am debating between the Umi X1 and the Jiayu G3 and wondering if there are good alternatives to FCT.

    • September 6, 2012

      @Alex some good points there from @Ivan!

  2. amir
    September 6, 2012

    definitely the g3

    • September 6, 2012

      @Amir any reason why?

  3. September 6, 2012

    G3 is more popular, this one is cheaper, with lower battery specification. FCT has some reputation on a good on-time delivery. IF you got the phone out of box in a good condition, than it is fine. The problem with FCT is if the phone is broken the day it arrived, it took 1-2 months for unit replacement, just reading some of the review. So, it is basically a little gambling:
    1. If you got the phone in a good shape than mostly it is done, FCT is very good at delivering your phone on time
    2. The problem only rises when you got defect items, which will take a bunch of time to get replacement.
    PS: I am not personally have experience with FCT, just some of the site’s review and friend’s review. My 2 cents.

  4. zahid
    September 6, 2012

    is it upgradable to jelly bean ?

  5. Niso.v
    September 6, 2012

    Hi
    after reading the spec. the umi is much better choice to people who use a “regular use” which i mean:several calls a day,some popular apps use like whatsapp.
    not for heavy use and heavy game,the baterry not strong enough.
    About the design: i think UMI is look better and the fact is slimmer 8.5mm is so much important.
    i think the feeling of Jiayu g3 will be inconvinience and big in my pocket
    What do u say ?

  6. mike
    September 6, 2012

    Why is it so often that china phone leave out the weight specification or list the weight wrongly. Really wish they can bring it down to around 100gram.

  7. moti
    September 6, 2012

    @NISO, are you from Israel?

  8. Niso.v
    September 6, 2012

    Yes (ken) Moti

  9. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    Hey, long time reader and first time posting. What are some good places to order phones that will ship internationally (I live in the U.S.) I am debating between the Umi X1 and the Jiayu G3 and wondering if there are good alternatives to FCT.

    • Guest
      September 6, 2012

      @Alex some good points there from @Ivan!

  10. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    definitely the g3

    • Guest
      September 6, 2012

      @Amir any reason why?

  11. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    G3 is more popular, this one is cheaper, with lower battery specification. FCT has some reputation on a good on-time delivery. IF you got the phone out of box in a good condition, than it is fine. The problem with FCT is if the phone is broken the day it arrived, it took 1-2 months for unit replacement, just reading some of the review. So, it is basically a little gambling:
    1. If you got the phone in a good shape than mostly it is done, FCT is very good at delivering your phone on time
    2. The problem only rises when you got defect items, which will take a bunch of time to get replacement.
    PS: I am not personally have experience with FCT, just some of the site’s review and friend’s review. My 2 cents.

  12. Moti
    September 6, 2012

    Me too.
    Enjoyed up to day a simple cellphone and planning to jump into the water of smartphones and android.
    Thinking on Jiayu G3 and UMi X1 (assuming they support Hebrew) eventhough both might be too sophisticated for me.
    Can contact you directly for advice?

  13. Moti
    September 6, 2012

    @Niso.v
    Please look to my previous xomment.

  14. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    is it upgradable to jelly bean ?

  15. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    Hi
    after reading the spec. the umi is much better choice to people who use a “regular use” which i mean:several calls a day,some popular apps use like whatsapp.
    not for heavy use and heavy game,the baterry not strong enough.
    About the design: i think UMI is look better and the fact is slimmer 8.5mm is so much important.
    i think the feeling of Jiayu g3 will be inconvinience and big in my pocket
    What do u say ?

  16. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    Why is it so often that china phone leave out the weight specification or list the weight wrongly. Really wish they can bring it down to around 100gram.

  17. Manny Pavia
    September 6, 2012

    Hi Andy. Do you know which china phone has a “wi-fi display” feature? Thanks.

  18. Guest
    September 6, 2012

    @NISO, are you from Israel?

  19. Guest
    September 7, 2012

    Yes (ken) Moti

  20. Guest
    September 7, 2012

    Me too.
    Enjoyed up to day a simple cellphone and planning to jump into the water of smartphones and android.
    Thinking on Jiayu G3 and UMi X1 (assuming they support Hebrew) eventhough both might be too sophisticated for me.
    Can contact you directly for advice?

  21. Guest
    September 7, 2012

    @Niso.v
    Please look to my previous xomment.

  22. Guest
    September 7, 2012

    Hi Andy. Do you know which china phone has a “wi-fi display” feature? Thanks.

  23. Ort
    September 8, 2012

    If they provide 2 batteries @ 1750mAh…
    Would it not be pretty logical and sweep the rest of competition by offering 1 battery @ 3500mAh ?
    I would not mind at all to have a 13mm thickness phone.
    They are “spending” all that lithium salt anyway.
    But not, all these assembler factories are taking whats offered locally by bulk.

  24. Guest
    September 9, 2012

    If they provide 2 batteries @ 1750mAh…
    Would it not be pretty logical and sweep the rest of competition by offering 1 battery @ 3500mAh ?
    I would not mind at all to have a 13mm thickness phone.
    They are “spending” all that lithium salt anyway.
    But not, all these assembler factories are taking whats offered locally by bulk.

  25. Ran Z
    September 14, 2012

    This is the phone for my wife. I have been looking for the right one for her: thin , big screen, and most important – white!
    I have been spending hours and hours, on the net, serching, for the past 2 months, every day!
    it must be mtk 6577 for performance, so this must be it- finaly.
    exuse the language but where the fuck can I get it?!
    it is out of stock! so how can I buy it?

    • September 14, 2012

      @Ran Z sorry mate you are going to have to wait for one of the resellers to have it in stock unless you are in China.

  26. Guest
    September 14, 2012

    This is the phone for my wife. I have been looking for the right one for her: thin , big screen, and most important – white!
    I have been spending hours and hours, on the net, serching, for the past 2 months, every day!
    it must be mtk 6577 for performance, so this must be it- finaly.
    exuse the language but where the fuck can I get it?!
    it is out of stock! so how can I buy it?

    • Guest
      September 14, 2012

      @Ran Z sorry mate you are going to have to wait for one of the resellers to have it in stock unless you are in China.

  27. Ronnie Katsie
    September 15, 2012

    Hello Andi is this phone already in production? cant fig it out as all the phones on waiting list none is coming on market you talked of a cheap quad-core chilli…. whats going on i really need a clear selection but all to select from are in vain

  28. Guest
    September 16, 2012

    Hello Andi is this phone already in production? cant fig it out as all the phones on waiting list none is coming on market you talked of a cheap quad-core chilli…. whats going on i really need a clear selection but all to select from are in vain

  29. Marcus
    September 24, 2012

    Bonjour, pourriez vous me dire si le UMI X1 est compatible avec le réseau téléphonique français ( orange, bouygue, sfr ou encore free)
    merci j’attends votre réponse
    bon week

  30. Guest
    September 24, 2012

    Bonjour, pourriez vous me dire si le UMI X1 est compatible avec le réseau téléphonique français ( orange, bouygue, sfr ou encore free)
    merci j’attends votre réponse
    bon week

  31. ramesh amatya
    January 13, 2013

    i have brought umi x1 from china
    i m very impressed with all the spec and features
    but there is one problem i have broke glass now don’t know where to buy it i can’t find it in nepal and pls suggest me where to buy at china
    thanks

  32. Guest
    January 13, 2013

    i have brought umi x1 from china
    i m very impressed with all the spec and features
    but there is one problem i have broke glass now don’t know where to buy it i can’t find it in nepal and pls suggest me where to buy at china
    thanks