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UMi Cross (2013)

Android OS v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6589T
PowerVR SGX544 MP2
2 GB / 32 GB
6.44 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4096 x 3072 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 6.44 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6589T chipset, and 2 GB of RAM.

Unravel its secrets, both the highs and lows!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the UMi Cross smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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UMi Cross specifications

BrandUMi
NameCross
ModelCROSS
Release date2013

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight8.18 oz
Dimensions6.85 x 3.54 x 0.35 inch
Colorsgray
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of UMi Cross is about 8.18 oz with battery. This is average for smartphones of the same size. A micro SIM is a smaller version of the standard SIM card used in mobile devices.

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6589T
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUPowerVR SGX544 MP2

The UMi Cross comes with Android OS v4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. The mid-range CPU can deliver fast, efficient performance for many tasks. PowerVR GPUs have a reputation for being power-efficient and delivering strong performance.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.44 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6.44 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 6.44 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM2 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Cross has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage (32 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4096 x 3072 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera8 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Cross does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The Cross smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4180 mAh

The Li-Po 4180 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, gravity, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this UMi phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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