Video unboxing and first impressions of the UMi X1 Pro quad-core Android smartphone from Chinese phone maker UMi.
The UMi X1 has been reborn again! The original UMi X1 started life a few years ago as a dual-core, Dual SIM Chinese Android handset with 720HD display and 8 mega-pixel rear camera, then last year the phone we updated with a quad-core MT6589 processor, but for 2014 UMi have given the X1 a complete make over!
UMi X1 Pro Specifications
The UMi X1 Pro get’s an all new design, new OGS display, quad-core 1.3Ghz processor. With these updates UMi believe the X1 Pro can compete against similar mid-range phones from Doogee, JiaYu and iNew.[komper pid=159 compareform=no]
UMi X1 Pro Unboxing – Video
UMi X1 Pro – First Impressions
As you can probably gather from the unboxing video, I was a little disappointed with the UMi X1 Pro. There are aspects of the phone that I do like. I like the smooth feel of the rear panel and the holographic grid design, I also find the bottom of the phone (the area which wraps around from the rear to the front) very comfortable when holding the X1 Pro to take photos. The speed of moving from screen to screen is also good
But those few details I do like about the UMi X1 Pro are far outweighed by whe I dislike about the phone.
The rear camera sits on the rear and looks like someone has simlar glued a coin to the back panel! No design or thought has gone in to the look for the camera or it’s placement, almost as if they forgot the UMi X1 Pro should have one! The bezels on the left, right, upper and lower of the phone are huge and make the already small display look smaller still!
The OGS display on our version of the phone seems to be plagued with touch response issues. It does well when swiping from one screen to the next, but it does not like to register touches. Finally, in this day and age there really is not reason for poor English spelling on the packaging or in the phone’s settings!
You might think that I am being to critical of a phone which retails at only $129.99, but after trying low-cost alternatives from iNew, JiaYu and seeing what smaller companies like Doogee and Elephone have to offer I feel I really have to be! UMi are capable for making some great phones, but the X1 Pro isn’t one of them.
Thanks to Antelife for sending the UMi X1 Pro over to us and also thanks for the $10 discount that they have offered GizChina fans (umi10off) which bring the price of the UMi X1 Pro down to $119.99, but to be safe let’s see how much the JiaYu G2F is going to be.