UMi X2 first unboxing feature curved Gorilla Glass

The long long wait is almost over and the UMi X2 is not showing up on Chinese sites in unboxing articles, the first of which notes the curved Gorilla Glass display on the phone.

We’ve spoken in length and in detail about the UMi X2. We know that the phone will be one of the most affordable quad-core, 1080 phones, with 13 mega-pixel camera (once it’s officially available) but what we didn’t know is the 5-inch Gorilla Glass display is curved.

Apparently the original prototypes of the X2 didn’t feature the curved display, but pre-launch (possible the special edition only models) do.

umi x2 unboxing

The rest of the phone remains the same as we have reported in the past, and we can see clearly on the packaging that the X2 is running 2GB RAM, suggesting the compatibility issue is well behind them.

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umi x2 unboxing

As for the packaging, the box is very similar in look to the Meizu MX and MX2 packaging, giving it a book like appearance. Along with the phone, a data-connection cable and mains charger is included.

umi x2 unboxing

Oddly the X2 comes with a protective film covering the screen which seems redundant considering the display is Gorilla Glass, and many users will likely remove is straight away.

umi x2 unboxing

We can also see that the final version of the UMi X2 does in fact keep the chin navigation buttons, but whether the on-screen navigation bar is still included remains to be seen.

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  1. teja
    April 17, 2013

    good looking device for low price … great product from UMI .

    April 17, 2013

    Looks like the strip at the bottom of the screen is still ther despite UMI sayi it would be gone in final version.

  3. Anuj
    April 18, 2013

    Umi is not able to fix black border issue can we trust their commitment…!!

  4. Imran Vora
    April 18, 2013

    Andi i have seen in one review by and find black border in prototype version, if this is final consumer version then still it remain on this screen…..

  5. April 18, 2013

    looks alright. if you think it’s a big black border, i feel for you. i quite like it, the only thing concerns me is i would prefer 720p screen. even desktop can lag with such processor/screen combination and i would prefer a smoother ride ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. April 18, 2013

    Hi Andy,
    is there any more MTK6589 phones that will be made available to Europe to feature the Gorilla Glass (or similar)? 720p screen is fine, no need for 1080p.


    • HolierThanThough
      April 18, 2013

      Yes… the Umi X1s is 4.5 inch MT6589 4.5 inch 720 display with Gorilla Glass.

    • April 18, 2013

      only the jiayu g4 has the gorilla glass featured from all 720p phones! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. guapper
    April 18, 2013

    [quote]As for the packaging, the box is very similar in look to the Meizu MX and MX2 packaging, giving it a book like appearance[/quote]

    It’s a phone-book!

    Uhhuh, get it? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • April 18, 2013

      We need a like button for comments ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Albert
    April 18, 2013

    Andi: “The rest of the phone remains the same as we have reported in the past”

    Well that’s not true. Just look at third picture from top. There are phone specs with camera aperture size f/2.2 Its better visible at official UMI photo here:
    In all past, UMI declared allways f/2.0 aperture size until now ๐Ÿ™

  9. PATRiOT96
    April 18, 2013

    Andi could you give me your opinion on Jiayu and Umi materials quality , which one is better ?
    The screen which has the better one in terms of quality and the plastic .. that kind of stuff..
    Please , Thanks ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • April 18, 2013

      Based on last years phones I would say JiaYu. Not sure about this year though.

      • PATRiOT96
        April 19, 2013

        Thanks Andi !
        I’m still a bit undecided on what phone should I buy , The Jiayu G4 or the Umi X2 , So as my seeing the cons of the Umi x2 is the quality that I’m unsure but I love the design of the phone !
        And the Jiayu G4 I love it but the design with the 3000 Mah that I want it’s 10mm thick..
        Still don’t know which will buy ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Thanks for your time Andi

  10. Camaman
    April 19, 2013

    What part is curved?
    I don’t get this. Is it bulging out or do they mean it0s got only curved corners, what?

  11. Bishnoo
    April 19, 2013

    Looks like the black border still exists? They promised that this will be fixed in the consumer version right?

  12. Anuj
    April 19, 2013

    Hey Andi what is curved glass though??
    and it this better then gorilla glass 2 or worst?

  13. Wacky
    April 20, 2013

    I allready ordered a jiayu G4 but if it is going to take mutch longer i might take this phone because it has a 1080p display. The jiayu s1 also seems really nice and i think they wont cost mutch more… But i like the design of the G4 over the umi but the umi has a bigger screen. Wich phone would you guys advice?

    Jiayu G4 advanced 3000mah 2gb
    Jiayu S1
    Umi x2 2gb

  14. ChinaWizKid
    April 25, 2013

    So, finally when it is going to be delivered. Does anybody knows?