UMIDIGI One Pro Review

5 December 2018, 02:51:10

UMIDIGI One Pro Review
You can buy an UMIDIGI One Pro from various stores such as the official UMIDIGI Store on AliExpress, the official UMIDIGI store on Amazon UK or Amazon DE.

Design, build and controls

UMIDIGI One Pro is quite a looker with its 2.5 curved front and rear glass, aluminium alloy frame with a glossy finish and symmetrical profile. The type of glass is not specified by the manufacturer but its presence on the back allows for wireless charging to be supported. There are two variants of the model - one with a carbon fibre pattern and the other with a twilight gradient. Handling experience is great as the model is quite compact and all controls are comfortably positioned. Currently, there are 78 smartphones on the market with a 5.9-inch display and a 3000-3900 mAh battery. Of those, UMIDIGI One and One Pro are the narrowest handsets with a width of 71.5 mm. They are also the shortest devices with a height of 148.4 mm. At the same time, they are some of the thickest and heaviest smartphones with displays and batteries of the corresponding size class with a depth of 8.3 mm and a weight of 180 grammes. The 5.9-inch display of UMIDIGI One Pro covers 82.26% of the total front surface of the device, which is only a bit less than the devices from the UMIDIGI Z2 series, for example. The bezels are averagely thick and the chin is not that overwhelming. The notch above the display houses the front-facing camera, the second speaker and earpiece in one, light and proximity sensor, LED notification light. The chin is bare as the navigation bar is on-screen only, but thankfully, you can hide it and customize it to your liking. If you want to maximize the screen estate, you might opt for gesture navigation. Our review unit has a carbon fibre pattern on the back, which looks quite nice, especially covered with the 2.5D curved glass. The dual camera module is vertically aligned in the top left corner of the handset. Followed by the dual LED flash below. At the bottom, there's the UMIDIGI logo and the standard "Designed by" and CE certification inscriptions. The top frame has a microphone hole, so does the bottom one but it also houses the 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C 2.0 port and the bottom firing stereo speaker placed to the right of the port. The left-hand-side frame houses the hybrid dual-SIM tray, with which you can use either two Nano-SIM cards or a Nano-SIM and a microSD card. The right-hand-side frame is where you will see the Volume button and the Power one. The latter is combined with the model's fingerprint sensor. Once you get used to it, it turns out this solution is quite convenient. Here's a short UMIDIGI One Pro video showcasing its design and features:

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