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Flagship Killer UMI Super 4GB RAM 32GB ROM £141.17 @ Banggood

£141.17 @ BangGood
I originally ordered the Redmi Note 3 Pro from China but due to a fault had to return it. Since then I have been reading reviews of the UMI Super and it beats or equals the Redmi Note 3 Pro in almost …
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4m, 4w agoFound 4 months, 4 weeks ago
I originally ordered the Redmi Note 3 Pro from China but due to a fault had to return it. Since then I have been reading reviews of the UMI Super and it beats or equals the Redmi Note 3 Pro in almost every aspect including:

- More recent Andoid 6.0 Marshmallow
- Same size screen but slightly smaller case
- Better processor
- More RAM
- Fast charge (USB Type-C)
- All metal case (no painted on silver that scrapes off)
- Same spec's such as battery, finger print scanner,

Only two negatives I can see, heavier (not always a bad thing), and slightly lower spec rear camera.

Full spec:
http://www.umidigi.com/page-umi_super_overview.html

Reviews:
http://www.androidauthority.com/umi-super-value-priced-699920/
http://www.review-hub.co.uk/umi-super-review-hands-on/

The major bonus with this phone via Banggood is the option to purchase with UK Priority Direct Mail for £0.51 extra reducing the delivery time from 20 days to 6-9 business days totalling the cost to £141.17

OK, so I only placed the order today but beleive based on reviews, this will be an excellent phone and more customisable than the Xiaomi (options to change the Android buttons etc).
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#1
Although I appreciate this is available a tad cheaper at Ali Express, they are quoting 20-40 days delivery!
1 Like #2
£159.98 on amazon
2 Likes #3
UK Priority Direct Mail, could get customs !!!!!!!!! and pay more on duty
#4
belfastgeoff
UK Priority Direct Mail, could get customs !!!!!!!!! and pay more on duty

I bought a Umi a few months back and didn't incur customs charges. I presume it was because the contents were described as costing £19.90.
#5
Predikuesi
belfastgeoff
UK Priority Direct Mail, could get customs !!!!!!!!! and pay more on duty
I bought a Umi a few months back and didn't incur customs charges. I presume it was because the contents were described as costing £19.90.
Did you use priority direct, cos i have never.
#6
How come Helio P10 is better than Crapdragon 650? This is not possible. However the scren should be better, the Xiaomi Tianma screen is not exactly good.
#7
Looks good.
#8
the camera is very bad and also the antutu score is 47k...for such specs you should normally get 75k+, hence cold from me.
2 Likes #9
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
#10
belfastgeoff
Predikuesi
belfastgeoff
UK Priority Direct Mail, could get customs !!!!!!!!! and pay more on duty
I bought a Umi a few months back and didn't incur customs charges. I presume it was because the contents were described as costing £19.90.
Did you use priority direct, cos i have never.

Just standard delivery
2 Likes #11
Roger_Irrelevant
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
I agree, why do people pay so much for other phones.
#12
Heat added
plus used UK Priority Direct Mail many times with £200 and over orders and never ever paid customs charges

Edited By: maxmax on Sep 29, 2016 10:35
2 Likes #13
belfastgeoff
Roger_Irrelevant
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
I agree, why do people pay so much for other phones.


​From what I've seen... lack of full 4G support and being tied to some crappy Chinese store and eco-system. Then there's lack of any real warranty or support if the handset develops a fault, etc.
1 Like #14
belfastgeoff
Roger_Irrelevant
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
I agree, why do people pay so much for other phones.

Because the only spec that really matters is the firmware. All the hardware components in the world won't make a good buy if the phone is unreliable or cannot make proper use of the components. It will cost you half the price of the average Chinaphone to return it if it is faulty so that every purchase is a real gamble. Phones that charge a fortune, like the Apples, Sonys, LGs and Samsungs get away with it because they have built up a reputation. Others like Elephone, OnePlusOne etc arrive with great fanfare and then...nothing.
#15
MikeKK
£159.98 on amazon

Actually £158.99 - Amazon Prime for anyone who cannot wait a week :)
#16
dheydl
belfastgeoff
Roger_Irrelevant
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
I agree, why do people pay so much for other phones.
Because the only spec that really matters is the firmware. All the hardware components in the world won't make a good buy if the phone is unreliable or cannot make proper use of the components. It will cost you half the price of the average Chinaphone to return it if it is faulty so that every purchase is a real gamble. Phones that charge a fortune, like the Apples, Sonys, LGs and Samsungs get away with it because they have built up a reputation. Others like Elephone, OnePlusOne etc arrive with great fanfare and then...nothing.

To be fair to OnePlus they one of the better ones. As are Xiaomi for example. Umi aren't in the same league in my opinion.

Edited By: supermann on Sep 29, 2016 11:10
#17
maxmax
Heat added
plus used UK Priority Direct Mail many times with £200 and over orders and never ever paid customs charges


​that no guarantee it won't happen though, always a gamble.
#18
Link to the amazon one anyone? I can see it !!!
#19
supermann
dheydl
belfastgeoff
Roger_Irrelevant
Heat from me, I'm a Chinaphone convert as I suspect a lot are. :D
I agree, why do people pay so much for other phones.
Because the only spec that really matters is the firmware. All the hardware components in the world won't make a good buy if the phone is unreliable or cannot make proper use of the components. It will cost you half the price of the average Chinaphone to return it if it is faulty so that every purchase is a real gamble. Phones that charge a fortune, like the Apples, Sonys, LGs and Samsungs get away with it because they have built up a reputation. Others like Elephone, OnePlusOne etc arrive with great fanfare and then...nothing.
To be fair to OnePlus they one of the better ones. As are Xiaomi for example. Umi aren't in the same league in my opinion.

I dunno. There seem to be plenty complaining about buggy purchases from Xiaomi too. I suppose this is the risk until they have a proper service presence in the UK. Then, the prices won't be the apparent bargains that they seem to be right now. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
#20
Worth noting some of the key parts in the phone too:

Sony battery, Sharp display (works in sunlight and features Gorilla Glass 3), Samsung 4GB RAM, Panasonic rear camera
#21
cjdean1983
Worth noting some of the key parts in the phone too:
Sony battery, Sharp display (works in sunlight and features Gorilla Glass 3), Samsung 4GB RAM, Panasonic rear camera
YES
#22
ian_uk1975
​From what I've seen... lack of full 4G support and being tied to some crappy Chinese store and eco-system. Then there's lack of any real warranty or support if the handset develops a fault, etc.
Quite.
Bought one from China in 2013. The package had been opened en-route and the phone and charger removed before it was taped up and sent on its way. Vendor replaced without question - although I in the end I was waiting 3 months since the original date of purchase, before I had a usable phone.
Bought a replacement in 2015 arrived DOA. Sent back insured and registered post and it "disappeared". Claimed and got a full refund (minus the cost of sending it back: £35) from PayPal. Trying to deal with the well-known vendor was impossible: stonewalled at every attempt.

Oh, and the replacement I got from a different vendor was packed full of bloat and nothing like what the "independent" online reviews claimed.

Bought: 4. 1 (the second) was hassle-free and worked as advertised. 1 worked after rooting and decrapifying. 1 stolen in transit and refunded. 1 stolen in transit and the vendor refused to pay up.


Edited By: pete_l on Sep 29, 2016 12:33
#23
Change of plan, I cancelled the Banggood order with customer services live chat, and have ordered on Prime for next day delivery. Should make any warranty claims more streamline too hopefully! I will feedback my general impressions tomorrow once I have had a chance to play with it.
#24
But the phone is only ~£150. You can't have everything at that price. I had the RN3 and it's killer feature was battery life. I have no idea how the Helio P10 in this compares to the SD 650, it could perform worse. Xiaomi were very good with updates for security and fixes although major Android updates are another thing. In fact you shouldn't really think of a Xiaomi phone as running Android it is running MIUI which is based on android and Xiaomi update MIUI across different devices but with different versions of Android.
2 Likes #25
Not a flagship killer when its using mediatek now is it...
#26
This looks really nice
#27
Flagship killer. Whenever I see those words together I can't help but chuckle. As previously mentioned, all the hardware specs and numbers mean nothing if the software experience isn't up to the job. But the specs on this are solid if unspectacular. Will anyone looking at an S7, M10 etc suddenly switch....
1 Like #28
Don't buy it. I have one and I have never hated a phone so much in my life.
#29
hukdlr
Don't buy it. I have one and I have never hated a phone so much in my life.


Why
2 Likes #30
woldranger
Flagship killer. Whenever I see those words together I can't help but chuckle. As previously mentioned, all the hardware specs and numbers mean nothing if the software experience isn't up to the job. But the specs on this are solid if unspectacular. Will anyone looking at an S7, M10 etc suddenly switch....

Some people just love their "top" brands too much :D
#31
​Ecosystem? It's stock Android! If you want an ecosystem to be locked into you need an iSheep. X)
#32
woldranger
Flagship killer. Whenever I see those words together I can't help but chuckle. As previously mentioned, all the hardware specs and numbers mean nothing if the software experience isn't up to the job. But the specs on this are solid if unspectacular. Will anyone looking at an S7, M10 etc suddenly switch....


​HTC? They started off small (branded 'Orange') making 'Flagship Killers', now they're one of the big boys so can charge what they want.

Meanwhile there's plenty of smaller manufacturers lining up to take their place. (uleFone, Umi, Xiaomi etc)

Everything happens in cycles, but only a few are smart enough to jump on and off at the right time. ;)
#33
bdt_1978
hukdlr
Don't buy it. I have one and I have never hated a phone so much in my life.
Why

Too heavy.
Rubbish battery life.
Gets very hot while charging, while on a call or browsing for more than 5 minutes.
Dodgy screen.
Useless GPS.
Rubbish camera.
Restarts by itself every now and then.
Poor reception most of the times.

Trust me, just don't waste your money on these Chinese junk that are flagged every now and then and are far cheaper than the top brands. They all have WOW specs on paper but they just don't deliver the goods. The only brands I have some faith are Oneplus, Huawei and Xiomi.





Edited By: hukdlr on Sep 29, 2016 19:16
#34
Bubuka83
the camera is very bad and also the antutu score is 47k...for such specs you should normally get 75k+, hence cold from me.


​1) no.

2) of course, the only factor you should ever consider when buying a score is a non-representative benchmark result. nothing else matters, obviously.
#35
adamspencer95
Bubuka83
the camera is very bad and also the antutu score is 47k...for such specs you should normally get 75k+, hence cold from me.


​1) no.

2) of course, the only factor you should ever consider when buying a score is a non-representative benchmark result. nothing else matters, obviously.


Ha ha ha
1 Like #36
No flagship killing here with a P10 onboard, but a good budget device.
You can get a Letv 1 pro for £20 more with 2015 flagship spec's minus FP.

Edited By: realdeals on Sep 29, 2016 20:45
#37
Roger_Irrelevant
​Ecosystem? It's stock Android! If you want an ecosystem to be locked into you need an iSheep. X)


​Will it run iOS or WPOS apps, too? Otherwise what is the difference?
#38
Roger_Irrelevant
woldranger
Flagship killer. Whenever I see those words together I can't help but chuckle. As previously mentioned, all the hardware specs and numbers mean nothing if the software experience isn't up to the job. But the specs on this are solid if unspectacular. Will anyone looking at an S7, M10 etc suddenly switch....


​HTC? They started off small (branded 'Orange') making 'Flagship Killers', now they're one of the big boys so can charge what they want.

Meanwhile there's plenty of smaller manufacturers lining up to take their place. (uleFone, Umi, Xiaomi etc)

Everything happens in cycles, but only a few are smart enough to jump on and off at the right time. ;)


​That's a manufacturer, this is a device. True to your name, a rather irrelevant comment. This phone is in no way targeting or marketed toward the high end market. That war the point I was making.
#39
Roger_Irrelevant
woldranger
Flagship killer. Whenever I see those words together I can't help but chuckle. As previously mentioned, all the hardware specs and numbers mean nothing if the software experience isn't up to the job. But the specs on this are solid if unspectacular. Will anyone looking at an S7, M10 etc suddenly switch....


​HTC? They started off small (branded 'Orange') making 'Flagship Killers', now they're one of the big boys so can charge what they want.

Meanwhile there's plenty of smaller manufacturers lining up to take their place. (uleFone, Umi, Xiaomi etc)

Everything happens in cycles, but only a few are smart enough to jump on and off at the right time. ;)


​And as for calling Xiaomi a smaller manufacturer, I think you're best checking out what they're don't outside the UK market
#40
Such dedication is endearing, sort of, we're seeing not only Android fans, Apple fans but also Chinese phone fans.

Do any of these less well known brands (I choose my words wisely here) have any SAR information? I'm all for decent value and performance but not if it's at the expense of a brain tumor.

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