Umi X2 Vs Sheng X7

There is no doubt in our minds that the UMi X2 is going to be one of the best quad-core, 5-inch 1080 phones for 2013 when it goes on sale, but it’s not going to be the only one and it certainly isn’t the cheapest! Which is best for you? The UMi X2 or the Sheng X7?

UMi X2

We’ve said this time and time again, on paper the UMi X2 is basically a more affordable version of the awesome Oppo Find 5! Everything which makes the Find 5 such an amazing phone is present in the X2, but at just a fraction of the price!

umi x2 hands on photos

5-inch 1080 HD display, quad-core CPU, 13 mega-pixel rear camera! The X2 has it all, and up until today was heading to become the undisputed Chinese phone champion of 2013, but then the Sheng X7 arrived!

Sheng X7

Gizchina News of the week

The Sheng X7 has been on Gizchina a few times over the past few months, but only after seeing real photos of the prototype are we starting to become excited about this awesome phone, but can it really compete with the Umi X2?

sheng x7 quad-core spy photos hero

In a word, Yes, the Sheng X7 offers everything the UMi X2 does, but manages to do so at a lower retail price! 5-inch 1080 display, quad-core MT6589 CPU and a 13 mega-pixel rear camera all wrapped up in a stylish body!

UMi X2 vs Sheng X7

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So which would you buy?

This is a difficult call! Both phones are practically identical in the hardware departments with the only notable difference being battery size. With that said though, does the larger battery of the X2 really call for a 500 Yuan ($80) price hike?

On the other hand, are you happy to pay the $80 extra for a phone who are known to deliver, or do you want to take the risk and step in to the unknown with the Sheng X7? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. cpurage
    February 17, 2013

    Patience, patience but I’m getting nervous ! I can’t wait more, I just want to see all of them G4 (720p), X2 (1080p) and Sheng X7 (1080p) in a battle or separatelly, cause I just want to see the performance of the MT6589 + 1080p screen, will it be lack of performance or not and the most important for me is WCDMA 900/2100 support, which will have and which will not have or of them will have ?!

  2. Niko
    February 17, 2013

    waiting for the internal mem built on it andi, $80 can be justified if the internal mem on x7 only 4 or 8 gb vs 32 gb on the umi x2

  3. February 17, 2013

    I really like the design language of the Sheng X7, but I’m not too keen on holding a phone called Sheng hahaha.

    That said though, it then boils down to build quality for me. Based on past, which has the better build quality?

    I also need to know community support and custom ROMs, and then comes the battery life 😛

    • Rodrigo E. De León Plicet
      February 17, 2013

      Exactly which of these phones provides any kind of community support? MediaTek has always been resilient to provide any kind of support for their SoCs.

      • February 17, 2013

        Not sure what UMi and Sheng (iOcean) have in the way of international support, but I do know that JiaYu are seriously looking in to international markets. Perhaps a forum is on the way?

        • Fabrizio
          February 18, 2013

          How can Jiayu aim to the international market if the G5 is gonna be a clone? That’s not what ppl expect from a serious company …

          • Achilles
            February 18, 2013

            Jiayu is coming to India for sure

  4. XrainX
    February 17, 2013

    We need to know the dimensions.

  5. joe
    February 17, 2013

    I prefer the Umi because its much better to say to ppl when they ask me about my phone that I’ve got a Umi than I’ve got a Sheng.

  6. February 17, 2013

    well Sheng is just the google translated name of that company , in english its called iocean.
    So its actually the iocean X7 🙂

    their website:

  7. Richard
    February 17, 2013

    never will buy a umi after the X1 bullshit phone put me off for life!!!!! come on jiyau shock them all!!! im sure you will

    • anon
      February 18, 2013

      Because G3 was obviously free of any bullshit and defect. Oh wait.

  8. Filipe Soares
    February 17, 2013


    whenever you write about the UMI X2 to feel cold, then why not say heat has arrived and there is sale …. 🙂
    I do not want to know anything unless the animal arrived at the zoo for me to spend my euros to unlock the cage where he is …. .: (

    I have a dual sim from samsung but wanted a new one with 5” and in Portugal a samsung dual sim costs € 427 and its caractristicas are these and has nothing to do

    so come the date of sale of UMI X2 without suffering more

    Filipe Soares

    • February 17, 2013

      Ha ha sorry 🙂 As soon as the animal is on sale I’ll be sure to post the news

  9. Victor\
    February 18, 2013

    I will go for Sheng / iOcean X7 ! I luv its design and seems more original than UMI’s boring-overused-Samsung-Knock-Off looks

  10. Victor\
    February 18, 2013

    441ppi is kinda overkill for me. Its more like a gimmick than something functional. I wolud rather have 3xx PPI and let the GPU works faster and save battery juice longer . Any one can tell the difference 3xx ppi and 4xx ppi , without the microscope ? i doubt it…

    • anon
      February 19, 2013

      Yes yes, people can do tell the difference.

  11. Isa
    February 18, 2013

    I would atleast expect 3000 mAh for both batteries -.-

  12. Mayur
    February 19, 2013


    can you please tell me when Umi x2 will be released? & from which website we can purchase it?
    Please reply as i am anxiously waiting for this phone.

  13. FTP
    February 25, 2013

    Hello Andi,
    Can the Umi X2 RAM be confirmed is it 2 GB or 1 GB RAM, I saw a recent update and its a 1 GB RAM
    May there is 1GB RAM version which goes on sale in India?

    • February 26, 2013

      UMi’s official specs on their forum say 2GB. As far as I know there isn’t a 1GB version, but there is a 1GB UMi X1s with MT6589 CPU.

  14. Hello, I am from Bangladesh. Is there any plan of UMI mobile company to start their product selling in Bangladesh? we are eagerly waiting for UMI X2 in Bangladesh.

    • shopnil
      May 26, 2013

      I also like to buy UMI x2.Any one pls help…how

  15. Peter
    March 11, 2013

    hi wher can i buy this umi x2 ?

    • March 11, 2013

      You cant yet, it has been delayed until next month