Unlocked Smartphones 2019, UMIDIGI X in-Screen Fingerprint Dual SIM 4G Budget Phone, 48MP Triple Camera 6.35'' AMOLED Full Screen 4150mAh NFC RAM 4G ROM 128GB Fast Charging.
–Unbeatable price following seller coupon coupled with a bank card incentive. This is my first experience with Umidigi phones and it has been positive. Clean looking OS out of the box, very little bloatware installed from vendors and certainly won’t miss all the game apps
–Big consideration for me was this model supports a broad range of GSM 4G LTE bandwidths, including 66 and 71. Wanted to feel comfortable it would be fully compatible with Cricket Wireless and MetroPCS. Dual band 802.11ac wifi support is a bonus, many competitors only support single band b/g/n
–Smoothly transferred existing nano SIM card from Nokia 3.1C activated on Cricket wireless, but did have to manually use blue tooth connection between phones to transfer the contact list, only one phone is NFC compatible. Now receiving constant 5 full signal bars inside my house where I never had more than 3 with the Nokia without walking outside. MicroSDXC card, SanDisk Extreme, 64GB, rated read 160/write 60, U3, V30, A2, formatted FAT32
–The benefits of the AMOLED display will help offset Umidigi’s low 720x1548 pixel resolution, mine has vibrant colors, true blacks and good contrast. Much better display colors by adjusting: Settings/Accessibility/Color Correction. Turn it On.
–Decided this purchase would be an unlocked phone because Android and carriers manipulate how we install and configure apps and add home screen widgets
–4GB of RAM is sufficient for most users, this model with 128GB ROM is good for users who store many files (pics, videos, TMs) on their phones. Read professional reviews, 4GB is good, 6GB would be nice and is preferred by gamers, but draws down the battery charge sooner
–Three rear cameras will offer more creativity with still pics but users are advised to experiment with the features before relying on the cameras for serious pictures
–Professional reviews state this model is supposed to receive the Android 10 update, we’ll have to follow Umidigi to be certain they deliver on the marketing hype
–This model supports wifi calling, NFC and fast cable but not wireless charging
–Umidigi has released at least two software updates, in Oct and Nov, addressing expressed consumer complaints pertaining to fingerprint sensor issues. Still leery about fingerprint and facial recognition security, so will continue using lock screen patterns/codes
--As of 02/29/2020 and six months of ownership, no serious issues or hiccups mentioned by others except keyboard touch sensitivity resulting in repeated characters
–Biggest annoyance so far is highly sensitive touch screen, difficult swiping with finger or stylus without accidentally highlighting areas you didn’t intend and numerous repeated letters when texting. Have not found internet solution to adjust keyboard sensitivity. After six months of use, have decided to remove another star due to the keystroke repeat and delay in release of Android 10 update.
–Included user manual is very basic, Umidigi has not posted anything more substantial if there is one as of
06/17/2020 Not documented anywhere but think I found solution to overly sensitive keyboard repeating keystrokes: Tinker with a few of these settings and you'll get the screen touch right for you: Tap App Info, back arrow left, scroll to bottom System, Language & Input, Gboard, Preferences. I turned OFF "Haptic feedback on keypress" and "Popup on Keypress"; turned ON "Long Press for Symbols" and changed "Key Long Press Delay" to 110ms. These adjustments seem to be working for me and I might fine tune it more over time. Added a Star to review
–Umidigi X is relatively new, few third party protective covers are available, that should improve. Always prefer and highly recommend using wallet folio cases for best protection against damage. Found one, seller shipped from China on same day as ordered, arrived in 10 days, perfect fit and reduces likelihood of activating side volume/power controls.
--Grateful Umidigi just released a May 9, 2020 security and camera HDR enhancement update, arrived on my phone May 13. Still no sign of the Android X upgrade and we're getting closer to the Android 11 release this Fall.
–This model includes bluetooth v4.2, surprised so many phones in this price range still offer bluetooth v4.1, a real deal breaker. My Nokia has the latest v5.0
--Would like to purchase the S3 Pro but hesitant due to what I'm experiencing with model X. The newer S5 Pro is overly priced and the A7 Pro is puny with the P23 CPU.