Though new features and upgrades are being added to every series of smartphones each year, there still exists a demographic who just want a basic smartphone for their everyday use. Not the best-upgraded specifications but even the basic ones available is enough for the user’s requirements. This demand has been fulfilled by Chinese smartphone companies which are known for their low-cost manufacture and production.
UMDIGI has launched the new A3 Pro, which has emerged as the best budget phone of this Q4 of 2018. Not only the features provided align with the mid-range category, but the introduced price also makes it very attractive.
Here is the quick specification of Umidigi A3 Pro:
|Brand And Model||UMIDIGI A3 Pro|
|Display||5.7" 19:9 HD+Notch Display|
|Resolution||1512 x 720 pixels, 19:9 ratio|
|CPU||MediaTek 6739 Quad core 1.5GHz|
|OS||Stock Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Camera (F+R)||12MP + 5MP with LED and 8MP Front Camera|
|Battery||3300 mAh Li-Ion, Supports Quick Charge|
Design and Appearance
UMDIGI A3 Pro has a polycarbonate body with metal covering at the sides. This makes the phone light and tough. They have used 2.5D curved glass as the back panel giving it a glossy flagship smartphone look.
It has the dimensions of 147.19 x 70.2 x 9.5 mm making it the perfect fit in one’s hand. The 5.7-inch screen also makes it easy to handle with only one hand. The total weight of the phone is 187 grams making it extremely handy.
It’s an entry-level smartphone company is offering both Dual Rear camera and notch design to the phone. Underneath of the bottom bezels, you will get 3.5mm headphone Jack and USB type 2.0 charging port. It comes with two available color options – Gold and Grey.
The Umidigi A3 Pro comes with a 5.7 inch IPS, LCD screen having 16 million colors and also with the latest trending Notch display. This In-cell display has a 19:9 aspect ratio with HD+ (1512 x 720 pixels, 294 PPI) resolution. It also has a 90% screen-to-body ratio with multi-touch display. This gives the user a smooth and immersive visual experience with an easy one hand operation.The picture quality of the display is great and color correction is also good. You will easily watch your movies in Full HD. The availability of a notch display at this aggressive price of $118 is one of its killing aspects.
Hardware and Performance
It has the MediaTek MT6739 processor in it, which is common in many budget smartphones. This is a 64-bit quad-core chip with the 4 ARM Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz. It has 3GB LPDDR3 RAM and also the PowerVR GE8100 GPU. This specification certainly has low processing but can handle normal lightweight usage and multitasking. The MediaTek 6739 processor is a suitable choice in this range due to its less power consumption and high efficiency.
The internal memory is 32GB and can be expanded up to 256GB using a memory card. This low-end combination has been built for the normal masses who are content with just browsing the internet and using its normal app services. It has a dedicated memory card slot for the TF card. So, now you can use both Dual SIM and Memory card at the same time.
Software And Connectivity
Coming with the latest Stock Android 8.1 Oreo, it provides the best OS for normal customers. It comes with pre-installed Google apps and its own dedicated custom UMiDIGI apps providing extra-essential and features.UMIDIGI A3 Pro comes with a tri-slot enabling the usage of 2 SIMs and also a dedicated memory card slot. It supports both 3G and 4G networks and both the SIM slots are 4G enabled.
This Global variant comes with Dual 4G VoLTE Technology and also the worldwide 15 LTE bands support, making it a universal phone.
It supports 5G Wi-Fi signal and comes with LTE Cat.4. It also has the support of GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou making map browsing or route searching very easy and fast.
The inclusion of a fingerprint sensor and face unlock in this budget smartphone has left all the other competitors in the dust. This possibility has made it the first choice among customers with a low budget. These features are not only more secure but are also very essential in today’s modern world especially during online-transactions.
The dual rear cameras are of 12MP and 5MP having an OV12870 sensor. Having F/2.0 aperture and 1.25 micron-meter larger pixels, the UMIDIGI A3 Pro easily takes nice pictures during the day capturing very less noise. It has an LED flash which will help you to capture the images in low lights. But the camera is not that good as compared to the Xiaomi Mi smartphones. The 8MP ‘selfie shooter’ captures good selfies at the optimum light and even supports high-quality video calls. Night photography still poses a challenge for A3 Pro.
It comes with a 3300 mAh Lithium-ion battery giving the smartphone a full day usage time easily. It has a Micro USB Type 2.0 charger port and thus supports 5V/1A Quick charge increasing the device’s functionality.
Conclusion and Reviews
Although having just basic and low specifications of the mid-range smartphones, UMIDIGI A3 Pro still provides these features at a budget range. This has garnered wide praises from users who cannot afford the latest smartphones. It still gives a tough competition to the other smartphones of this range. When using it for just normal daily work, it performs splendidly and the one-day lasting battery makes it a good choice at the price tag of $85.99.