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UMiDIGI S (2017)

Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)
Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757
Mali-T880 MP2
4 GB / 64 GB
5.5 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4224 x 3168 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 5.5 inch IGZO display, a Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

Know everything about it, both the good and not-so-good stuff!

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

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UMiDIGI S specifications

BrandUMiDIGI
NameS
ModelUMIS
Release date2017

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.89 oz
Dimensions6.1 x 2.99 x 0.31 inch
Colorsblack, champagne
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the UMiDIGI S is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v7.0 (Nougat)
SoCMediatek Helio P20 MT6757
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T880 MP2

The UMiDIGI S comes with Android OS v7.0 (Nougat) out of the box. Google regularly releases new versions of Android. They have new features, improvements, and security updates. This CPU makes it ideal for running resource-intensive applications. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIGZO
Screen size5.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

The S comes with a high-end Sharp IGZO screen. The 5.5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The UMiDIGI S comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. The needed RAM amount for good performance depends on factors. These include the OS, the apps, and the services we use. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. We can expand the internal storage of the S (64 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera13 MP, 4224 x 3168 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The S comes with a basic camera setup and lacks any advanced features.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Worldwide, people use 4G networks. They have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. This UMiDIGI phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our S smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. 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-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The S does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dual SIM, Fast charging, UMI OS

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The S smartphone has an accelerometer. The fingerprint reader is a biometric security feature found in S smartphones. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

With fast charging, we can get a significant amount of battery life in a few minutes of charging. Corning Gorilla Glass is a type of chemically strengthened super-glass.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this UMiDIGI 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

  • IGZO display
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass shield

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • low-capacity battery
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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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