MIUI coming to the UMi Zero, plus UMi warn of fake stores

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Umi show fans that MIUI on the UMi Zero is real, and warn not to buy from fake stores scamming customers.

Even without having a more modern 64bit processor and LTE, the UMi Zero still has an impressive selection of features that include 2GB RAM, SUPER AMOLED display, alloy body and fast charging.

Another feature that UMi used in their marketing of the Zero was the option to have additional ROMS to choose from. Out of the box the Zero has an almost stock Android 4.4 Kitkat OS, but in a few weeks MIUI will also be made available.

An image on the UMi Facebook page, shows the Zero running MIUI V5 on an engineering device at the UMi offices.

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Also on their Facebook is a warning to fans not to use a store name Mionbuy.com. We have reached out to UMi for the details, but so far all we know is that the reseller have been branded as “Scammers” by the phone maker.

If you can shed some light on this please get in touch and let us know.

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  1. RRRobert
    December 12, 2014

    It is a sad situation but also a good attitude by UMi to warn potential customers for scammers trying to steel money out of people pockets

  2. Marco Lancaster
    December 12, 2014

    This phone is very good, but again, I guess it’s coming in the wrong time of the year. With the 64Bits phones in the shores, If you wait a little more, who phone is a better choice, the Jiayu S3 Advanced Version or Umi? Downside of this one, no LTE, If had it would be a awesome choice in this year. And the best thing on it, who other phones lacks, is the very good Super Amoled Black.

    • balcobomber25
      December 12, 2014

      LTE isn’t needed or available to a good number of people in the world. I live and travel throughtout Asia extensively for work and very few cities I go to have a good LTE network, and the few that do are extremely expensive.

      LTE isn’t even all it is advertised to be, it is a great marketing term but many markets aren;t coming close to the speeds that carriers claim. Last time I was in the states I did a comparison of my own and my average LTE speeds were just over 15mbps over a 3 day period. My 3g+ speeds were 10mbps over that same period.

      • Sere83
        December 12, 2014

        Here in London UK I switched to LTE on EE about a year ago and it is so much faster it is unreal. Would never consider a 3G only phone ever again. The difference is just too noticable.

        • Bob
          December 13, 2014

          I’m from the UK but I also realise that most of the world including a lot of the UK aren’t as developed as London and so if you can get an LTE connection then the difference in speeds aren’t noticeable, it’s just not worth the additional costs that are involved, sticking to 3G for now as 4G still needs a few more years to become a viable option, a lot of places don’t have any reception at all especially in the countryside or villages so infrastructure needs to be sorted first.

          • balcobomber25
            December 14, 2014

            Couldn’t have said it better myself. In major cities (London, New York, Chicago, Paris) etc. there will be a clear advantage to LTE. But outside of those major areas the speed difference isn’t as great as people think it is. There has actually been a few studies on this that show in many parts of the world the 3g+ speeds and the LTE speeds are near identical because the LTE infrastructure is still in its infancy. It was the same when 3g was first rolled out, in many markets it wasn’t that much faster than Edge.

          • Marco Lancaster
            December 14, 2014

            I live in Brazil, and of course the country is not more developed than London, but the 4G on my city is insanely fast, I get almost 40MB of Download speed here, so I can consider a 3G Phone, but not if is more than 160$, cause i can find good solutions in this price range.

  3. V.K
    December 12, 2014

    many Greeks have ordered from Mionbuy.com , and are waiting for their orders , the have contacted Mionbuy which claims that everything is ok with their order and that will go in courts with umi!
    What Mionbuy answered to one of the Greek buyer:

    “We have talked about it in the onlineservice,the umi zero on our site is
    total new and original,we don’t sell the fake or copy or refurbished

    We have noticed the what umiofficial in facebook,we will against with
    them by law,they have sold the umi zero in China 10 days again with low
    price,now they deny for this,that is bad business idea,and we will
    contact with him to see how they reply!

    And please not worry,your package will arrive in 7 to 10 days,if the
    phone is not original umi zero,we will return full money to you!


    • December 14, 2014

      Dear Friends,

      Please don’t trust this web-store. They are not our store and they don’t have any of our devices. All they trying to do is to confuse you. Unfortunately, all we can do is to warn you. We already working on closing this web-site.

      Best regards,
      UMI Official

    • kishore
      December 15, 2014

      when did u order the phone. have a check on the tracking no. provided by them.

  4. Rkan
    December 15, 2014

    I don’t know who is right here. But if the company is fake they must have run by now but they are still talking about filing case. Don’t know I should purchase from them or not.

  5. Giacomo
    December 18, 2014

    If anybody was tricked by Mionbuy why not step here and talk? After all anybody can ask Paypal to return his own money if the phone is not delivered , so what’s the catch ? One will lose only time but recover his money. Looks more like a trojan horse here (speaking by the greeks), a war between UMI and this site….Also there are some positive feedbacks on that site , are them fake too ? I doubt…