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.

Primary camera

UMIDIGI One Max has a dual camera setup on its back that is identical to the one of the One Pro and UMIDIGI One. The main shooter combines a 12MP OmniVision OV12870 BSI sensor with a 6-element lens with an f/2.0 aperture. The image sensor has a 1/2.8 inch optical format and a 1.25μm pixel size. It has appeared for the first time as an optional sensor for the primary camera on the Xiaomi Mi 5C. However, it has never been officially listed by OmniVision. It is also used on the UMIDIGI A3 and the One Pro. The main rear camera of UMIDIGI One Max takes photos with a resolution of 3968 x 2976 pixels and shoots 1080p videos at 15 fps. The auxiliary camera uses a 2MP GalaxyCore GC2355 sensor interpolated to 5 megapixels and is used only when shooting in Stereo mode.

Secondary camera

The selfie camera of the One Max is also the same as the one provided on the One Pro and UMIDIGI One. It is equipped with a 16MP Samsung S5K3P3 ISOCELL sensor with a 1/3.1-inch size and a 1.0 micron-pixel architecture. The sensor is paired with a 5-element lens with an f/2.0 aperture and takes photos with a resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The camera shoots 1080p videos at 30 fps. Other smartphones reviewed by us that use the same sensor for their front camera are the One Pro, UMIDIGI S2 Pro, Elephone P8 (2017), Xiaomi Mi Note 3, and Oukitel K5000.

Camera App

The Camera application is customized by UMIDIGI and made very simple. The main screen of the app contains a circular shutter button placed centrally at the bottom of the screen. To its left, there's a shortcut to the list of images and videos. To its right, there's a shortcut to the list of filters. There are only two shooting modes placed above the shutter button - Photo and Video. Additional modes are available after you click on the yellow icon in the top left corner of the screen. For photo shooting, you can also choose Stereo (with in-depth effect) and Panorama modes. There's a Settings icon, which opens the list of photo shooting settings with a choice of scenes, ISO, white balance, photo resolution, ZSD, self-timer, anti-flicker, image properties (brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness). When in video mode, you don't get additional shooting modes. The video settings include video resolution, EIS toggle, microphone toggle, a choice of scenes, image properties, white balance, anti-flicker. On the top of the main screen of the Camera app, the flash and HDR options are listed adjoined by the camera switch icon.
The interface for the front camera is exactly the same. The only difference is that it does not have flash options and does not support Panorama and Stereo. It supports HDR and has the same photo and video shooting settings as the rear camera. There's only one default app with which you can open and edit photos - Google Photos. It allows you to add filters and effects, adjust the frame and position, saturation, brightness, contrast, etc. No Google Lens.

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