UMI X2 is the long awaited handset from UMI . Umi X2 is successor to Umi X1 . UMI X2 comes with Quad core Mediatek processor . In India the handset will be reviewed in the last week of the March (confirmed from UMI ). Initially UMI X2 is china’s popular Mobile handset Company but as know they launched there handset in India also due to which it is know becoming popular in India too . UMI X2 comes with very attractive features and specs we will talk about them in there respective sections . The Phone runs on Google’s Android Os version 4.1 .
LOOK and feel
UMI X2 comes with 5.0inch IPS capacitive touch screen Display . The phone has round edges , which makes it look like Samsung galaxy S3 . There are three touch capacitive buttons at bottom of the handset . At the back X2 is equipped with 13MP camera with LED Flash located just behind the camera . The loud speaker is placed at the bottom – Right side . Overall the device Looks much premium than any other handset in market at this price segment & construction seems to be robust .
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATION REVIEW
The device is powered with Mediatek Quad Core processor MT6589 which has frequency of 1.2GHZ and PowerVR SGX544 as GPU .UMI X2 runs on Android 4.1 jelly bean . The device has 5.0 inch IPS display with resolution of 1080p Full HD which makes it perfect device to buy at this price segment . The device has Dual sim capability and Dual sim active / standby functionality too .
If we talk about the ram and rom then You do have two choices or we can say UMI X2 has two versions . One is of 16GB ROM ( inbuilt- memory ) and another is of 32GB ROM and Both comes with 2GB of RAM . 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB inbuilt memory is great thing for performance and gaming lovers , because you can install high graphics and high size games on the device . The device has 13 MP camera at rear which can capture 1080p video recording at 30fps and 2MP at front for video calling . UMI X2 provides you all standard connectivity options like 3G, 2G, GPS , Bluetooth4.0 , 3.5mm audio jack , wifi 802.11 b/g , Fm radio and micro usb port . The handset has 2500mAH battery which gives around 2- 3 days standby time .
The device comes with Gravity Sensor , Proximity Sensor for making screen inactive during call , Light Sensor for automatic adjusting display setting according to the conditions , Magnetic sensor .
UPDATE TO 4.2 will be available in April 2013 as said by the UMI on their official Site .
Camera and playback
THE device has 13MP camera at rear and 2MP camera at the front . Umi X2 can record 1080p video at 30 fps. If we talk about Video Playback on UMI X2 then we can play 1080p videos on 5.0 inch screen very smoothly . As UMI X2 has 5inch IPS dislay with 1080p resolution about 441ppi (pixel per inch ) it pleasure to see movies and playing games on the phone .
MAIN RIVALS – COMPETITORS & COMPARISON – vs
THERE ARE MANY RIVALS / COMPETITORS FOR UMI X2 TO WHICH YOU CAN EASILY COMPARE the device , SOME OF THEM ARE LISTED BELOW …
Micromax a116 Canvas HD is the first rival for Umi X2 in India . Micromax a116 runs on same chipset on which UMI X2 is running . Micromax a116 has only 1Gb of ram and 8MP camera where as the X2 has 2GB of ram and 13 MP camera . Also the inbuilt storage in Micromax A116 canvas HD is limited to 4GB where as you have at-least 16GB to at-most 32GB in X2 . Overall Umi X 2 is better than Micromax A116 canvas Hd .
Alcatel is known for its smartphones and is highly popular than all above phones . Alcatel One Touch scribe HD can be the most important competitor for X2….. SEE OUR ALCATEL ONE TOUCH SCRIBE HD REVIEW HERE
Gionee Dream D1 has almost same specs that of Micromax A116 Canvas HD . Gionee Dream D1 has 4.65 inch Super HD AMOLED display about 316 ppi . IF we compare Gionee Dream D1 and Micromax a116 then we recommend Dream D1 . But If we compare Gionee Dream D1 to umi X2 then Dream D1 has 1.3hgz whereas the x2 has 1.2ghz also Dream D1 has Super HD Amoled display ,…. well will be reviewing Dream D1 one soon and only then we can say much about the comparison for Umi x2 and Gionee Dream D1 .
4. iOcean X7
iocean X 7 is another competitor for X2 but again X2 wins . one thing which we like in iocean X 7 is its premium looking design .
5. Xolo X1000
Xolo X1000 comes with 2ghz intel atom processor . x1000 has 8MP camera at rear and 1.3MP at front . Xolo X1000 has 8gm internal memory …..
6. UMI X1s – Umi X1s is another quad core smartphone from UMI . X1s has Quad core cpu and has 1GB ram with 4Gb of ROM . UMI X1s price is under Rs 10,500 . But Umi X2 has 2GB Ram .
7. Xolo Q800 – Xolo Q800 and X1s has almost same specs . Xolo Q800 is a budget Quad core phone at price of Rs 12,999 . But it is not better than UMI X2 .
PRICE OF UMI X2
Price of Umi x2 is Rs 14,000 about $ 270 you can buy UMI X2 FRom UMI site BUY UMI X2
ABOUT THE DELAY OF THE PHONE
Yes the delay for UMI X2 is true , i confirmed the same from Umi . They says that workers at China are on holiday due to which production is getting slow .
The specs , features and price of Umi handset is more approachable then any other budget mobile phone manufacturer in India . X2 is great buy at this price segment . The device has better specifications then any other handset in market at this price segment . Umi X2 has two versions one with 16GB and Other with 32GB of Rom . If you are game lover and want a smartphone which looks expensive but is in budget in reality then UMI X2 is perfect . I talked to Umi they said that the review of UMI X2 will be uploaded on Youtube before March end . They said they will send review unit to us , lets see when they send .
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