Review of UMi Super: 4 GB of RAM and eight cores


Cheap smartphones who want to compete with eminent colleagues - not a novelty in the mobile market. But in reality, it is capable units, and, as a rule, not the ones that get the pretentious title and tag "flagship killer" in the official presentations. Metallic UMi Super has all chances to become the exception to the rule with its eight cores, two gigahertz and four gigabytes. Verify?

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Technical characteristics of UMi Super

  • Screen: Sharp LTPS, 5,5 '', 1920x1080, capacitive, multitouch
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P10 eight-2 GHz
  • Graphics Accelerator: Mali-T860 MP2
  • Operating System: Android 6.0
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internal memory: 32 GB
  • Support Memory Card: microSDHC up to 256 GB
  • Communication: GSM 900/1800 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE: 1, 3, 7, 20
  • SIM: micro-SIM + micro-SIM (combined slot), Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
  • Wireless interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.1
  • Navigation: GPS, GLONASS
  • Camera: Basic - 13 megapixels (flash, autofocus), front - with a 5 megapixel
  • Sensors: light sensor, motion, microgyro, compass, fingerprint reader
  • Battery: 4000 mAh non-removable
  • Weight: 197 grams

Box content and Packaging

The creators of UMi Super put it not in the usual rectangular cardboard box with a picture and a square metal black. If you buy a smartphone as a gift, for additional packaging can not think - this is very elegant.

In the little box is itself smart phone, and to his charger in two parts (connector USB Type-C), «clip» to open the card slot, Umi quick start guide, warranty card.

Appearance

The appearance of smart phone - is impressive, all 197 grams. The reason - a powerful battery capacity of 4000 mAh, it is true, not only it.

The metal cover can be painted in gray, silver or gold color, and the front panel - in black or white. It uses lightweight and durable aircraft-grade aluminum, which takes place over a hundred processing steps before becoming part UMi Super body.

Almost the entire front surface is traditionally occupies the screen. Above it are light sensor and proximity, the earpiece and the front five megapixel camera. Below - round button "Home", framed by LED seven colors blink. On each side of it there is a hint of the "Back" and "Recent Apps", but in fact they are there. Just highlight them without missing miss. Side frames are narrow - less than 2 mm, top and bottom of the place a little more, but too little.

At the top end is the headphone output, the lower - in stereo speakers, between which connector USB Type-C. This is a relatively new version of the connector for charging and syncing, compares favorably with micro-USB symmetry: the connector can be inserted into any party. However, to find the appropriate cable for your smartphone outside of the box is not so simple.


On the left face is a card slot to plug and Universal Smart key button, which can cause any application on the owner's choice. On the right - the traditional volume rocker and the power button.


On the back of the main camera is 13 megapixels, dual LED flash under it, and more below - a fingerprint scanner.

Ergonomics

The smartphone perfectly in the hand, but to cope with them with one hand is not very convenient - too heavy and big. Respond to the call as possible, but typing is not so simple.

Convenient on-screen control buttons, but the two touch, as already noted, is clearly not enough lighting. Side buttons lie just below the fingers, but at first the habit are accidentally pressed at the "smart". Cruising at them a little, it could be a little more lift buttons on the body surface.

Connected power cables and headphones will not interfere with driving.

Screen

UMi Super is equipped with an excellent 5.5-inch Sharp display, made by LTPS technology and having a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. According to the manufacturer, the color saturation of the display is 17% higher than usual, and the color gamut of NTSC in the scheme is 95%.

Color characteristics can be controlled thanks to the superstructure MiraVision. Here first have to select a major mode: "standard", "bright" (perhaps too), or custom. In the latter case, you will be available to configure the basic color (contrast, saturation, brightness) and additional adjustment (sharpness, color temperature).


Also, the device has a Experimental function: increasing the contrast of the text (the difference is almost not visible), inversion (black instead of white, and so on), balance correction for users with impaired color vision (deuteranomalopia - red / green, protanomaliya - red / green, tritanomaliya - blue yellow).

In addition, any mode can improve dynamic contrast and color effects in movies.

If the new settings you do not like, you can return everything back using the restore the default values.

From outside influences screen protected by glass Gorilla Glass 3, oleophobic coating No.

Display understands up to five simultaneous keystrokes, responds well and this is quite enough.

The sensor of illuminance is adequate, you can turn it on and the brightness is not touched any more. By the way, its large stock of: at a minimum of easy to read in the dark, at a high (and even less) can be viewed on the screen when the scorching sun. Especially useful this feature during a beach holiday.

Display Color reproduction corresponds Marketing Description: color rich, vibrant, believable. Angles maximum viewing. In general, nothing to complain about.

Interface

The device is running Android 6.0 interface without additional management settings. But the setting - a lot.

For example, the LED below the display is a separate item Harlequin LED Notification menu. In it, you can set display colors for incoming and missed calls, chat messages and notifications, alerts when charging and when the battery is low.

Separate points awarded and Turbo download mode when used to accelerate the process, and Wi-Fi, and mobile internet. And in the Shortcut button settings menu hidden settings that same Smart key buttons on the left side, which is ready to run any application, whether it is pre-installed or installed by the user.

In "Special. possible "hidden almost all the other features of your smartphone. Here you can choose real or virtual control buttons and swap the "Back" and "Recent Apps".

There are also settings for the fingerprint scanner Microarray 3D fingerprint sensor, located on the rear panel. It stores up to five "fingers" and reads the papillary pattern, even upside down.

Unlock your device with a scanner is instantaneous, but then there is a disadvantage: we have to use another way, because it is believed that the recognition of the pattern on the finger is less secure than a pattern, password or PIN-Code. That is, at the moment not much point in "haulage fingers" no.

Additional pre-installed software in the smartphone there is. But there is a calibration and sensor approach accelerometer.

Applications for calls and messages, as well as the keyboard is standard for this version of the software.

Apparatus in the work

UMi Super received a powerful stuffing at the foremost Android-production. Eight core MediaTek Helio P10 2GHz accompany 4 GB of RAM.

Also in the smartphone has 32 GB of memory for the data that is available to the user about 24.7. In the maximum they can pass for 280, because the gadget supports a microSD card of up to 256 GB inclusive.

To the device, you can connect an external device, and USB OTG. Find a suitable cable to the USB Type-C at the other end is not so simple, but it works wonders savvy, so the performance of this function could check.

Smartphone running fast, so much so that sometimes only the third identical screenshot realize that he - the third. Smooth interface, camera and other applications run quickly, zooming in the browser works fine, too.

The display UMi Super very nice to watch a movie, including at 1080p. Smartphone copes even with large movies, not optimized for small devices possible.

With games no problems. With prolonged use device at full capacity, the back cover is a bit warm, but does not burn his hand.

The stereo speakers are loud enough in the smartphone and wheezing, high and low frequencies are present in sufficient quantities. The fact that they are located at one end does not interfere with good music.

Synthetic tests AnTuTu and 3DMark appreciated smart phone high, but warned that there is also "higher".

Problems with the firmware for a week of use have arisen, updates on the "air" come regularly.


Camera

The presentation of the smartphone 13-megapixel Panasonic camera is characterized by a super high-speed - Super-fast. Admittedly, that's right: it turns on instantly. On the side Smart key button you can "hang" is the function: to shoot so much more convenient.

Settings on the camera a lot, the app itself is standard for Android 6.0. You can select the shooting mode, the size and quality of photos and videos, or make a series of shot timer.

Management intuitive, the main screen taken out three basic options for shooting: the traditional view and picture-in-picture (PIP), as well as the HDR mode, flash mode, and switch between the two cameras.

Autofocus usually works well, but in difficult conditions (shooting against the window, cross-cutting frames) can not focus, where necessary, have to correct manually.

Colors of the images correctly, without distortion. Snapshot is fast, but before the start of the video recording is, about two-second delay. Its just enough to take smart phone comfortably.

At night, the sensor "sees" good, you can do without the flash and tripod, but you need to work hard to get sharp images.

You can shoot a panorama in any direction, gluing sites are usually not visible, but sometimes the image becomes more convex than necessary.

Wireless interfaces

SIM-card is inserted in the smart phone side and work alternately. You can select the priority card for calls and messages, and can be selected each time. Reception quality is very good, the interlocutors also heard well, and they did not complain.

LTE operates on both cards, and any time you can change your selection in the settings. The memory card in the slot gets first "Sims." To install the micro-SIM or microSD do not need to switch off the smartphone, it recognizes them on the fly.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work fine. Download Turbo mode is also not let us down: speed is really increasing.

GPS start time in "cold" mode - 45 seconds.

Battery life

Smartphone with a battery of 4000 mAh should, by definition, work long. So it turned out.

Standard VideoTesT (video Full HD, «Flight" mode, the maximum brightness, volume 70%) indicated that UMi Super can show a movie for 7 hours and 25 minutes. One hour in the game World of Tanks with active 3G spent 17% of the charge. In the normal mode of use (20 minutes of calls, a dozen SMS, Internet hour, half an hour of games, mobile Internet works all the time) one day took 23%.

When charging below 15% saving mode is activated, which will stretch a couple of days, if you use your smartphone to a minimum. Supports fast charging - 20 minutes at 30%, more slowly (full cycle takes about 2.5 hours).

Results

UMi Super - one of the few smartphones in which took into account the majority of claims valued users a lot of memory, a powerful processor, a decent camera, great battery ... and all this for 13 thousand rubles, which in the current environment can be called not at exorbitant prices, but rather "cheap" . Maybe due to the massiveness of it is not suitable for children or some lovely ladies, but it's definitely a good choice for a combination of price and functionality.

Pros:

  • great Full HD screen;
  • productive "iron";
  • long battery life.

Cons:

  • quite a lot of weight;
  • under heavy load heated rear cover.