UMI Super Mobile Phone 4G LTE 5.5" FHD MTK6755 Octa Core 4G RAM 32G ROM Android 6.0 Metal 4000Mah PE 13.0MP £135.21 ALIEXPRESS / Deal Home
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UMI Super Mobile Phone 4G LTE 5.5" FHD MTK6755 Octa Core 4G RAM 32G ROM Android 6.0 Metal 4000Mah PE 13.0MP £135.21 ALIEXPRESS / Deal Home

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Found 28th Jun 2016
Cheapest price I can find for this phone, sold by DealHome on AliExpress
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UMI Super comes in two colors: Silver and Gold

Doesn’t appear to support NFC

UMI Super 5.5 inch 2.5D Arc Screen Android 6.0 4G Phablet Helio P10 64bit Octa Core 2.0GHz 13.0MP Rear Camera 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Type-C Accelerometer Compass Fingerprint Scanner
Display: 5.5 inch 1920 x 1080 FHD Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen
CPU:Helio P10 ( MTK6755 ) 64bit Octa Core 2.0GHz
GPU: Mali-T860MP2
System: Android 6.0
RAM + ROM: 4GB RAM + 32GB ROM
Camera: Front camera 5MP + Rear camera 13MP with auto focus and Dual Flash (Dual color temperature)
Bluetooth: 4.1
GPS: GPS
Sensor: G- Sensor, Glonass, P- Sensor, L-Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Features: Type-C interface, OTG, HiFi, etc.
SIM Card: Dual sim dual standby ( Or 1 Micro SIM Card and 1 TF Card. Both SIM slots are compatible with 4G, respectively. When they work at the same time, only one of them can receive LTE service and the other GSM. Default at slot 1 )
Network:
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz
2G: GSM 900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz

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I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than AliExpress (don't quite trust it).
The spec looks great for the price (I'm paying a bit more than this) and I'm looking forward to getting it too!
AwoogaAwooga

I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than … I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than AliExpress (don't quite trust it).The spec looks great for the price (I'm paying a bit more than this) and I'm looking forward to getting it too!



I have ordered 2 other phones through AliEpress & have had no problems & got through customs

DealHome have been on AliEpress since 04 Nov 2013 and their feedback page is HERE

Looking forward to get my mitts on this phone, hopefully in 2 weeks or less
Edited by: "skykid3" 28th Jun 2016
Don't forget to use Topcashback on AliExpress.
AwoogaAwooga

I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than … I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than AliExpress (don't quite trust it).The spec looks great for the price (I'm paying a bit more than this) and I'm looking forward to getting it too!



Can you share where you ordered the phone from please? I'd really like to hear your experience with the seller once the unit arrives and if possible, how easy it is to set up in the UK. Thanks and also to OP for the find.
AwoogaAwooga

I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than … I've ordered the same phone but via a chinese online store rather than AliExpress (don't quite trust it).The spec looks great for the price (I'm paying a bit more than this) and I'm looking forward to getting it too!



I don't think you can go wrong with Deal Home, they are an authorized retailer for most of the quality Chinese phone manufacturers.
Great specs for the price. Voted hot.
Missing NFC is a bummer.
brhooma

Great specs for the price. Voted hot.Missing NFC is a bummer.



It is a bummer, I'm wondering if it is possible in the future to get a watch with nfc, even though your phone dosen't?
RobertM0215

Can you share where you ordered the phone from please? I'd really like to … Can you share where you ordered the phone from please? I'd really like to hear your experience with the seller once the unit arrives and if possible, how easy it is to set up in the UK. Thanks and also to OP for the find.



I'm trying BangGood for this Chinese purchase. Not used them before but will let you know.
Normally I use GearBest. They aren't quick but when they send the order they actually take a pic of the parcel with your shipping label including order Id and tracking number as proof
skykid3

It is a bummer, I'm wondering if it is possible in the future to get a … It is a bummer, I'm wondering if it is possible in the future to get a watch with nfc, even though your phone dosen't?


Android Wear doesn't make any use of NFC. I have it in my Sony Smartwatch 3
4Real2016

I don't think you can go wrong with Deal Home, they are an authorized … I don't think you can go wrong with Deal Home, they are an authorized retailer for most of the quality Chinese phone manufacturers.


I'd ordered before this thread appeared. Nothing against them except AliExpress itself
Tried going through Quidco (7.5% cashback) but can't seem to find the product when I use AliExpress search?
This or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro?

I need a good camera and storage
Ordered mine from the same seller on 20/06. Already shipped but tracking says is still in China.

Main reason I chose this over the Redmi note 3 pro is that it runs a close-to-stock android marshmallow and they have already released some updates
zba78

Ordered mine from the same seller on 20/06. Already shipped but tracking … Ordered mine from the same seller on 20/06. Already shipped but tracking says is still in China. Main reason I chose this over the Redmi note 3 pro is that it runs a close-to-stock android marshmallow and they have already released some updates


Don't forget the battery life
4Real2016

I don't think you can go wrong with Deal Home, they are an authorized … I don't think you can go wrong with Deal Home, they are an authorized retailer for most of the quality Chinese phone manufacturers.



Thanks - just had a look and they have a flash deal for the Vernee Thor which I'm tempted for £76. Don't think it's a hot deal so won't post it on here though
Are UMI a decent brand?

Last cheap China phone I bought came with built in malware, lots of hardware niggles and no support of the warranty.

I'm seriously tempted by this but I really don't know if I trust these types of products anymore. Any advice?
TheExcession

Are UMI a decent brand? Last cheap China phone I bought came with built … Are UMI a decent brand? Last cheap China phone I bought came with built in malware, lots of hardware niggles and no support of the warranty. I'm seriously tempted by this but I really don't know if I trust these types of products anymore. Any advice?



UMI are a well known brand in China , warranty wise you are pretty much on your own unless you fancy shipping it back to China?, its pretty much stock android 6.0 marshmallow you're getting on this particular phone, as I stated before I can't wait to get mine
karl100100

This or the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro?I need a good camera and storage


In have the pro. Camera is good, but struggles in low light a bit. I installed camera zoom app 6.1.8 and increase exposure to get the PIC i want at low light. This phone looks good tho with 4gb of ram! The batt is similar.
I own a Umi Iron Pro, in my experience, whilst i think the specs of mine were great when i bought it, there just doesn't seem to be any after care with Umi.
there have been little official updates for it (only 2) also no update to Marshmallow in the pipeline.

also, be warned, take the description with a pinch of salt, my camera is absolute tosh, whilst at the time of advertising it, it looked amazing...
and it was promised that it should have been supported by CyanogenMod, but as of yet... zilch

again, whilst the specs look great, Umi are more interested in shelling out phones than supporting what they already have out.

not voted either way as it is a good price but a shoddy company
zba78

Ordered mine from the same seller on 20/06. Already shipped but tracking … Ordered mine from the same seller on 20/06. Already shipped but tracking says is still in China. Main reason I chose this over the Redmi note 3 pro is that it runs a close-to-stock android marshmallow and they have already released some updates



what shipping method did you use? the free option? Not sure if i should use the DHL option
I would say Xiaomi better built, more reliable and with more community support / alternate ROMS etc.
I own one for almost two weeks.

It's good and bad at the same time.

Good points
- battery life (especially on standby mode)
- option to choose on screen or capacitive touch buttons
- dual sim (Sim+Sim or Sim+Memory card only)
- fingerprint scanner
- shape and look of the phone - feels and looks like premium device
- no overheating - compared to Snapdragon 810 it feels like beer taken form the fridge vs. red hot bbq briquette
- "Harlequin" LED
- Phone call recorders fully works. For example ARC records speaker + microphone.
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Unfortunately there is a few major bad points which disqualifies this device as daily runner.
In my opinion as experienced user UMI Super is currently in beta stage. Should be sold only to developers/beta testers.
- 4G doesn't work (some people says it does). Possibly something to do with frequencies used in UK.
- poor GPS signal
- network signal shown is a lot out of reality in poor coverage areas. Shows 50-75% but you going to be lucky if can make telephone call or access internet
- photos taken are pretty bad quality. 3rd party camera apps doesn't work properly (dark photos)
- recorded videos are choppy
- light sensor reacting only to direct light. Light source need to be 90 degree angle. If light source is on smaller angle to the screen UMI Super reads wrong lighting levels (lower than real). This results as having to bright or to dark illumination.


All of the problems have been reported on UMI forum by many users. They seems to be working on software update (they pretty fast with this) as most of them seems to be software issues.

The only one that seems to be hardware related is the light sensor.


My advice is - don't buy it (yet) if you don't want to do full factory resets, flashing new ROM every few weeks and not to be Beta tester.



Excuse my poor language skills but I'm one of those worried about what's going to happen after Brexit



Edited by: "teddybeers" 29th Jun 2016
UMI, Doogee, UMC, MFI, DCI, Boobeedoowei, Conwon, all just chucking in a few half decent components with little idea of how to nail build quality. Just give me the next Asus please.
I'd choose a second hand LG G3 or similar over this.
skykid3

It is a bummer, I'm wondering if it is possible in the future to get a … It is a bummer, I'm wondering if it is possible in the future to get a watch with nfc, even though your phone dosen't?



There are smart watches that have NFC >

Bulgari Diagono Magnesium

Sony Wena

Neither of which are available in the UK. There's probably more, anyway that's what I found from a 5 second Google search.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a much better choice methinks.

The Snapdragon 650's performance is amazing, plus MediaTek phones rarely get much support from the ROM developers.

Also the Note 3 Pro is going to be officially supported by CyanogenMod which is a big plus. The CM13 Nightly ROM is already stable enough to be used daily, also LTE Band 20 can be unlocked.

All and all, no reason to go with this.
Edited by: "Llewellyn539" 29th Jun 2016
I'd tend to agree with those commenting on the quality issues of UMI - they tend to chuck out underdeveloped devices and not really offer much in the way of support to fix the bugs - they just sell a new device a few months later and ignore the old ones. Had an UMI Iron - which has numerous bugs, including a known wifi bug that means wifi needs resetting every few minutes. Never fixed. Just replaced with the Iron Pro phone a few months later....which has its own set of bugs...
Just purchased added a Hard Plastic Case and Tempered Glass Protector Total $193.04
cylonraider

what shipping method did you use? the free option? Not sure if i … what shipping method did you use? the free option? Not sure if i should use the DHL option


Yes the free option. Tracking status is still the same this morning but realistically I wasn't expecting delivery before 20 days so any sooner is a bonus
Llewellyn539

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a much better choice methinks. The … The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a much better choice methinks. The Snapdragon 650's performance is amazing, plus MediaTek phones rarely get much support from the ROM developers. Also the Note 3 Pro is going to be officially supported by CyanogenMod which is a big plus. The CM13 Nightly ROM is already stable enough to be used daily, also LTE Band 20 can be unlocked.All and all, no reason to go with this.



Any info on the band 20 unlocking? Is that only with CM13? I am just waiting for the phone to arrive from Geekbuying (bought last Thursday...... $1.44/£).
teddybeers

I own one for almost two weeks.It's good and bad at the same time.Good … I own one for almost two weeks.It's good and bad at the same time.Good points- battery life (especially on standby)- option to choose on screen or capacitive touch buttons- dual sim (sim+sim or sim+memory card only)- fingerprint scanner- shape and look of the phone - feels and looks like premium device- no overheating - compared to Snapdragon 810 it feels like beer taken form the fridge vs. red hot bbq briquette Unfortunately there is a few major bad points which disqualifies this device as daily runner.In my opinion as experienced user UMI Super is currently in beta stage. Should be sold only to developers/beta testers.- 4G doesn't work - poor GPS signal- network signal shown is a lot out of reality in poor coverage areas. Shows 50-75% but you going to be lucky if can make telephone call or access internet- photos taken are pretty bad quality. 3rd party camera apps doesn't work properly (dark photos- recorded videos are choppy- light sensor reacting only to direct light. Light source need to be 90 degree angle. If light source is on smaller angle to the screen UMI Super reads wrong lighting levels (lower than real). This results as having to bright or to dark illumination.All of the problems have been reported on UMI forum by many users. They seems to be working on software update (they pretty fast with this) as most of them seems to be software issues.The only one that seems to be hardware related is the light sensor.My advice is - don't buy it (yet) if you don't want to do full factory resets, flashing new ROM every few weeks and not to be Beta tester.Excuse my poor language skills but I'm one of those worried about what's going to happen after Brexit


You say 4G doesn't work but what network are you trying it on?
IMO Redmi note 3 pro much better choice
zba78

You say 4G doesn't work but what network are you trying it on?


Forgot to mention - It's Three Network. (directly not piggyback).

I've tested this phone wisely.
Everything was compared to my other phones - Moto X Force, Nexus 4, Huawei P8 Lite, Moto G (first one)

Obviously 4G compared only to X force as others doesn't have it.
Don't get a phone with a MediaTek CPU. My Xiaomi RedMe Note 2 (same CPU) is a great phone but support for the chip is non-existent and its likely that I'll be stuck on Android 5.1 for good. Mediatek don't release drivers so your stuck on the android version you have unless the phone makers bother to release a newer version...
A snapdragon based chinese phone will have a lot better options for upgrading Android in the future.
Edited by: "cheesemp" 29th Jun 2016
I ordered this phone 3 weeks ago, had to pay VAT on top but still excellent value.
Great battery life, fast cpu/gpu, 4g works for me, great screen, bit heavy, great camera, vanilla Android 6, usb-c, loud speakers, lot's of customisation, dual sim (a must for me) - strangely micro-sim not nano-sim.
Phone has been working great so far, I sold my Sony Z3 and I will be getting two of those instead for the same price.
To sum great value if you don't mind a bit of risk.
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This or xperia z5
Llewellyn539

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a much better choice methinks. The … The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro is a much better choice methinks. The Snapdragon 650's performance is amazing, plus MediaTek phones rarely get much support from the ROM developers. Also the Note 3 Pro is going to be officially supported by CyanogenMod which is a big plus. The CM13 Nightly ROM is already stable enough to be used daily, also LTE Band 20 can be unlocked.All and all, no reason to go with this.




do you have any links or more info on unlocking band 20, i have seen a couple of threads in XDA, but I am not sure they have got it to work, if you have something more concrete to look at, would be great.
Umi...... No, just no. I foolishly bought their 1st flagship phone, the UMI Zero. Awful thing. No OTA updates, 6 random reboots a day, battery swelled and the back popped of, GPS was useless, ran hot even with easy background tasks running. Hateful thing. Be very cautious if buying. Make sure you have they funds to buy another phone, you may need to!
Any of these Chinese phones work ok with O2 4G? Preferably no bigger than 5inch screen..
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