UMi Touch shows promising battery performance


umi touch hands on

UMi are giving out results of a battery test that they have recently performed on the UMi Touch and the results seems pretty good.

Before we even begin, these results should be taken with a pinch of salt as the tests were carried out by UMi themselves, but hopefully they give an accurate indication of what the UMi Touch’s battery if is like.

According to UMi the UMi Touch will have a 4000mAh battery, which is on par with the battery size found in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, and through the companies own testing the battery managed to drop just %55 in 5 hours of heavy use and 10 hours of standby.

umi touch battery

The test was split in to the following:

  • 30min web browsing = 4%
  • 30min video streaming = 5%
  • 1 hours music = 8%
  • 1 hour gaming = 10%
  • 30 min reading = 4%
  • 1 hour video call = 3%
  • 30 min photos and video = 10%
  • 30 min cell calls = 8%
  • 10 hours standby = 3%

By UMi’s own admission some of the results aren’t as good as they hoped, but still with these results a user should be able to expect at least 2 days of continued use from the UMi Touch on a single charge.

What do you make of these results?

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41 Comments

  1. Sérgio Miguel Silva
    March 24, 2016

    Does it still have that crapware Cooe Launcher or whatever it is? That’s my biggest issue with the only Umi phone I bought (not for me).

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      March 24, 2016

      Who cares? Just install Nova Launcher. The important thing is that the entire OS is a pure Android, not some crap garage distribution.

      • Sérgio Miguel Silva
        March 24, 2016

        The base launcher still overrides Nova Launcher and send crap notifications and adds crapware shortcuts everywhere, so no. The only way to get rid of it would be to root and remove the launcher itself. This is the the C1, so I have no idea if this crap still happens in the newer phones.

        • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
          March 24, 2016

          Well if I’m going to buy this phone, I’ll root it on day one so no problem. What you’ll lose when we don’t have warranty anyway. Ok I know usually 1 year limited warranty depending of the store.

  2. Maksim
    March 24, 2016

    4000 mA battery can only play five hours of video, which is not a good performance.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      March 24, 2016

      well.. shit

      • Aa
        March 24, 2016

        Read article carefully and ignore stupid comments. It says 30 min. video streaming eats 5% battery, it means it can stream 10 hours of video!

        • Muhammad Yasir
          March 24, 2016

          k den

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            March 24, 2016

            Stop bashing each other dudes, clearly said don’t expect a miracle from Umi Touch or any other phone with the same battery capacity: you’ll get around 5-6 screen on time on average, that’s it.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              March 24, 2016

              Im not bashing anyone..

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              March 24, 2016

              Ok, I noticed that, I just replied to you, but was talking to all. 😀

            • Muhammad Yasir
              March 25, 2016

              k den

        • Maksim
          March 24, 2016

          1 hour video call = 3%

          30 min photos and video = 10%

          30min video streaming = 5%
          Aha, you’re right, but you ignore the 30-minute video call has only 3% of the electricity consumption, and a 30-minute video, pictures and even consume 10%, which is the logic? It tests your IQ.

          Also, the battery will not always follow a loss of speed, lower power loss faster is not always the average.

          • Aa
            March 24, 2016

            Well, you are right about that part. Manufacturer obviously made mistake.

    • MattD
      March 24, 2016

      Read again: 5 hours of video and 10 of standby with 55% of battery left… It’s not bad, but it’s THEIR test, so it can be a fake (and usually is)

      • Maksim
        March 24, 2016

        30 minutes of video calling has only 3% of the electricity consumption, and a 30-minute video, pictures and even consume 10%, which is the logic?

  3. fahady
    March 24, 2016

    I ordered one in the pre-sale, i hope they dont dissapointe me as Elephone did in the p8000 worst deal and worst phone ever in all aspects , i really regret it, i can’t wait to get rid off it as soon as my Umi touch arrive.

  4. Assefa Hanson
    March 24, 2016

    i dont believe it, but if this is true, i would replace my h1 with this, because according to this it has 25% more durability than it

  5. balcobomber25
    March 24, 2016

    “through the companies own testing”, in other words take their results and cut it in half.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      March 24, 2016

      haha yea exactly

  6. Lazar Prodanovic
    March 24, 2016

    Somehow standby results presented are actually quite bad concerning battery size.

    • Joel Adames
      March 26, 2016

      I call for it to be all made up.

  7. Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
    March 24, 2016

    Was interested in Redmi note 3 for battery, but after many people are posting about their poor battery life using the phone I’m looking elsewhere. Too bad…Umi Touch is actually nice and has the potential to be a great phone, also the Ulefone Power and Oukitel K6000 and the Pro version which is going to be released after a few days.

    • cloudp4
      March 24, 2016

      Redmi Note 3 Pro (With Snapdragon 650) can do up to 10h of Screen Time and about 1d11h total time. Helio X10 version has problems in standby mode.

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        March 24, 2016

        But then may be all X10 phones are having such an issue? This needs to be confirmed as it’s a critical issue. Well this is kind of good news as I’m more interested in the SD650 version.

        • Ionut Johnny
          March 25, 2016

          I didn’t have problems with my battery on my redmi note 3, mtk version, I had 1 full day and sometimes even 2 depending on the usage.

          • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
            March 25, 2016

            How much screen on time?

            • Joel Adames
              March 26, 2016

              About 4h55mins most of the times some times.5:15 or so… In a BLU Pure XL 6″ 2K screen mtk.X10 3gbRam and 3500mah.

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              March 26, 2016

              Well this is a good result for having a 2k resolution on a large 6″ screen. Currently I can get only 4h sot on average from my 2900mah K3 Note’s battery. I’m looking for a new phone below $250 with a good battery/performance ratio. I think Redmi Note 3 Pro 32gb is a good option what do you think? I’m also looking into Ulefone Power and Oukitel K6000 Pro, but it’s still not released.

            • Ionut Johnny
              May 18, 2016

              Go for leco Le 2, Vernee Apollo Lite or 360 N4, much better options.

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              May 18, 2016

              I’m interested also in Redmi Note 3 Pro and Oukitel K6000 Pro.

            • Ionut Johnny
              May 18, 2016

              I had the mtk version, now I have the pro one, 2gb 16 rom, I don’t see any differences in terms of speed and use, both are very fast. I love the camera on the pro, on the mtk I didn’t used it that much so I don’t remember how it was, battery was very good on both. Now I want to buy one from this list :
              Leco Le Max 2, Zuk Z2 Pro, Vernee Apollo, Huawei P9, P9 plus, Gionee s8, One Plus 3, Meizu Pro 6, Meizu Edge, Xiaomi mi5 Pro, OPPO Find 9 Advance edition, Vivo x5 xtreme edition.

            • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
              May 19, 2016

              Lol, nice list man!

            • Ionut Johnny
              March 26, 2016

              I don’t know exactly, I usually charge it once a day and sometimes it gets me 1.5 day but I haven’t had problems with the battery, no drain in mine, everything works perfect.

    • Karly Johnston
      March 25, 2016

      What are you talking about? The Note 3 battery is fantastic.

      • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
        March 25, 2016

        Saw some guy on Youtube that was sharing his real life battery experience. You know this is not like some paid fake review. Also there is a whole thread on miui forum about the battery life problems.

  8. metalboyz
    March 24, 2016

    Well, because it’s umi, i’ll wait for someone to make a teardown video til i believe it.

    • Mr.Flying Zoom3rz
      March 24, 2016

      Buy even then the reviewer won’t remove the battery sticker to see what’s the real deal. 😀

      • Oscar Rangel Banda
        March 26, 2016

        It depends of the batch, I have the umi iron and when it come out the video of the teardown showed 2900 mAh, but recently I opened the mine and the battery says 3350 mAh

  9. Iriss
    March 25, 2016

    finally, the video of battery is out, it looks good. Hope 4000mah can support me one full day!

  10. jasonx
    March 25, 2016

    still no shipping even though seller (Tomtop) said 20th