UMIDIGI One Max Review

19 January 2019, 06:23:56

UMIDIGI One Max Review
You can buy an UMIDIGI One Max from various stores such as the official UMIDIGI Store on AliExpress and the official UMIDIGI store on Amazon DE.

Design, build and controls

UMIDIGI One Max has good looks and lies comfortably in the hand. The symmetrical profile of the 2.5D glass covered body goes well together with the glossy aluminium alloy frame. The type of glass remains unknown. In terms of colour options, the model has two variants such as the previous two models - a carbon fibre pattern back and a twilight gradient. Currently, there are only 4 smartphones with a ~6.3-inch display and a ~4200 mAh battery. The One Max resembles only two other of those - the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. With a thickness of 8.35 mm and a height of 156.8, it is thinner and shorter than the two Huawei devices. However, it is wider with a width of 75.6 mm and heavier with a weight of 205 grammes. The 6.3-inch display of UMIDIGI One Max covers 83.84% of the total front surface of the device and actually increases the screen-to-body ratio compared to the One and One Pro, whose displays cover 82.26% of the total front surface of their bodies. The top and side bezels are thin for a smartphone of that class, so is the chin. The display has a waterdrop notch on top - a difference compared to the previous two models, which have trapezoidal notches. The front-facing camera and the light and proximity sensor are housed in the notch area, while the earpiece, which serves as a second speaker is a small slit between the display and the frame. The chin is bare as the navigation bar is on-screen only. You can dock it, swap the places of the Back and Menu buttons or make it hideable. You can also use onscreen gestures instead of a navigation bar. We are reviewing a unit with a carbon fibre pattern on the back. The 2.5D curved rear glass makes it quite pleasing to the eye. The dual camera module is vertically aligned in the top left corner of the handset. The dual LED flash is placed below the two cameras. At the bottom, there's the UMIDIGI logo and the standard "Designed by" and CE certification inscriptions. The allocation of the various elements on the frame is identical to the one of the One Pro. On the top frame, there's only one microphone hole. A second one is placed on the bottom frame accompanied by a 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C 2.0 port and the main speaker placed to the right of the port. The hybrid dual-SIM tray is placed on the left frame and allows you to use either two Nano-SIM cards or a Nano-SIM and a microSD card. The Volume and Power buttons are positioned on the right frame. The Power button does not look like one because it is combined with a fingerprint sensor and is slightly indented in the frame. This solution is quite convenient if you get used to this setup. Here's a short UMIDIGI One Max video showcasing its design and features:

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