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UMi X2 (2013)

Android OS v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
Mediatek MT6589T
PowerVR SGX544 MP2
1 GB / 32 GB
5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4096 x 3072 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6589T chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

Is the cost justified by its features? I'll strive to answer that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the UMi X2 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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UMi X2 specifications

BrandUMi
NameX2
ModelX2
Release date2013

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.47 oz
Dimensions5.55 x 2.76 x 0.35 inch
Colorsgray, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of UMi X2 is about 5.47 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 v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
SoCMediatek MT6589T
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUPowerVR SGX544 MP2

The UMi X2 comes with Android OS v4.1.2 (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 size5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The X2 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 camera2 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The X2 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
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The X2 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2500 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The battery of X2 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, gravity, gyroscope, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 2, Dual 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. Gorilla Glass is very scratch resistant. It reduces the likelihood of everyday scratches and abrasions.

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

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • 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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