UMI Zero Zero Dimension

Good day, dear Muscovites! Once on a cold December winter evening, traveling through the boundless expanses of the Internet, I accidentally stumbled upon advertising interesting androidphone - UMI Zero. Having studied its characteristics, all the pros and cons, I decided to order it, especially since the price at that time was $ 199.99. In the course of following the smartphone to me, I advised him to my friend, and she fell in love with him at first sight. As a result, I had to resell did not see him!
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Content:

  • Specifications
  • Delivery
  • Equipment
  • Design, dimensions, controls
  • Display
  • Battery
  • Communication opportunities
  • Memory and memory card
  • Camera
  • Performance
  • Software platform and user interface
  • Results
  • Specifications:? Class: smartphone
    ? Form Factor: Monoblock
    ? Case materials: metal and glass (Corning III Gorilla Glass)
    ? Operating System: Google Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat)
    ? Network: 2G (GSM / GPRS / EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz)
    ? Processor: 2 GHz, eight-core, Mediatek MT6592t chipset,
    ? RAM: 2 GB
    ? Memory for data storage: 16 GB Flash + microSD memory card
    ? Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b / g / n /), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), microUSB connector (USB 2.0) for charging / synchronization, 3.5 mm for a headset
    ? Screen: capacitive, Super AMOLED 5 ”with FullHD resolution
    ? Camera: 13 MP Sony IMX 214 with autofocus and flash (main), 8 MP (front)
    ? Navigation: GPS, A-GPS with EPO
    ? Additionally: accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope;
    ? Battery: non-removable, lithium-ion (Li-Ion) capacity of 2780 mAh
    ? Dimensions: 146 x 70.5 x 6.4 mm
    ? Weight: 145g
    DeliveryThis section is for those who are interested.moment from payment for the goods to the moment of its receipt. In general, the route was chosen through the mail of Sweden, but in the end the seller sent by mail to Malaysia. But this is a plus for him, delivery to my region took only 11 days, it’s like an ultra-fast train. It usually takes 30 days.

    The package came in such an air package, which was in a gray bag (I threw the bag out without taking a picture, but there is nothing interesting in it, the bag is like a bag)

    Equipment
    The smartphone itself comes in a small (220 * 173 * 50mm) a black box on which on the upper part is inscribed in the corporate style - “ZERO”, and on the sides the logo of the company - “UMI”. Inside the box in the center you will find a Z-shaped plastic case, and on the side there are two black paper boxes in which there are a charger and a USB cable.
    Chrome plated piptyk is a clip for taking outSIM card tray and memory card. All accessories are white. Under the box with the case, UMI ZERO flaunts itself. And already under the smartphone itself, there are screen protectors on the screen and back panel, a warranty card, documentation and a gift card for a discount from the store.





    Design, dimensions, controlsThe main feature of this smartphone is itsdesign. It is made in the Stealth-style. Its peculiarity is that the gadget has an ultra-thin case with a thickness of 6.4 mm, which is covered with a protective glass Gorilla Glass 3 on both sides.
    Zero has a rectangular shape. Dimensions are as follows: 146 x 70.5 x 6.4 mm, weight is only 145 grams.
    The frame of the case and the side faces of the smartphonemade of metal (most likely aluminum alloy). The screen is protected by a special glass, so during the active operation nothing bad happened with the display. I’ll tell you in more detail in a separate section. The surface is very easily soiled, which I do not like much. The back cover is not removable, made of protective glass Gorilla Glass 3 (it is dangerous to drop).

    The assembly is excellent: it does not play or creak anything, when squeezed, the case does not crack and does not bend to the battery.
    On the front panel there are two sensors on top(proximity and lighting), by the way, they are very well hidden under the glass, and at first glance you won’t even see it (it can be seen only with very good lighting). They carry out their work one hundred percent. In the middle is the earpiece. Its volume is high, the interlocutor is audible clearly and legibly, mainly medium and high frequencies predominate. Extraneous noises. To the right - the front 8-megapixel camera has acceptable frame quality and is quite suitable for fans of "selfie".
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    Under the display there are three touch buttons, all of them glow with white light.

    At the top there is microUSB, at the bottom there is a standard 3.5 mm audio output for headphones or a headset and the main microphone.


    On the left is a short and narrow rockervolume control and just below the button on / off the device. It seems to me that the device’s on / off button is not very convenient, since when you press the volume rocker you accidentally touch it with your index finger.

    On the right side, you can find cells for two SIM cards in microSIM format. What is most interesting is that instead of the second SIM card, you can put a memory card.

    On the back of the case is13-megapixel camera with a matrix made by Sony, model IMX214, aperture value - f / 1.8. The camera regularly takes pictures outdoors and indoors under natural light. Right below the camera you can see a double flash, and on the right - an additional microphone to suppress noise. At the bottom left is the speaker. In my opinion, the sound quality is above average.


    DisplayThis unit has a 5-inchdisplay diagonal, Super AMOLED matrix, resolution 1920 × 1080 (Full HD), pixel density on the screen - 440 PPI. The matrix is ​​really cool, excellent contrast, rich colors. The main side of the screen is the viewing angle, here it reaches up to 180 degrees, without a single hint of loss of quality or color distortion.

    The backlight brightness of the UMI ZERO matrix is ​​above average,The readability is comfortable indoors, on the street in the shade - above average, in the sun - average, provided that the device is at right angles to the view. If put at an angle of more than 30 degrees, the device can serve as a mirror. Just kidding! You just don’t take anything away!

    In the screen settings you can find:

    • ClearMotion (Image Enhancer)
    • Lock screen style
    • Screen lock notifications
    • Wallpaper
    • Brightness
    • Screen auto-rotate
    • Sleep mode
    • Screensaver
    • Font size
    • Wireless monitor

    Screen settings



    BatteryThe UMI ZERO smartphone uses a non-removable lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery with a capacity of 2780 mAh.
    If you use the phone for about 10 - 11hours, the battery will be completely discharged under the condition: 15-30 minutes of calls per day, 3 hours of constant use of Wi-Fi Internet (Twitter, mail, downloading applications and installing them), about 6 hours of mobile Internet and an hour of listening music.
    In general, if you are an active user, you will have to charge the battery every day.
    But if you use it in economy mode, then the charge can be extended for two days.
    The phone has fast technologyCharging from Texas Instrument. This means that if you have only 15 minutes to charge the phone, during this time you can charge it by 35%.
    In this smartphone there is another interestingfunction - standby time up to 24 hours. This means that when the battery reaches 10%, the phone automatically goes into extreme power saving mode. In this mode, all applications will be turned off, leaving only the ability to make calls and send messages, while on the screen all black and white tones become.
    It is possible to charge the battery from zero to hundreds in an hour and a half. This is very attractive.
    Communication opportunitiesThe phone works in 2G cellular networks (GSM / GPRS / EDGE, 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and 3G (900/2100 MHz). But LTE is not here, and this is rather sad, especially considering the price tag for this device.

    Bluetooth version 4 is available.0 (EDR, A2DP) for file and speech transfer. There is wireless Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b / g / n. The device, of course, can be used as an access point (Wi-Fi Hotspot) or modem. Present WLAN Direct.
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    USB 2.0 is used for file transfer and data synchronization.
    There were no connection problems, Wi-Fi sensitivity is high.
    Other connections, namely, GPS works without any complaints. A cold start takes about a minute.
    Memory and memory cardThe smartphone has 2 GB of RAM. At the moment, this amount is enough for everything. Free defaults to approximately 1.1 GB.


    The built-in flash memory in the device is 16 GB. As always, free no more than 13 GB. If the internal memory is not enough for someone, then there is a compartment for a microSD memory card with support up to 64 GB. But there is one “but”, if you use two SIM cards, then there will be no place to insert a memory card.
    CameraUMI Zero is equipped with two camera modules: the main one is 13 MP (Sony IMX 214), the front one is 8 MP. There is a dual LED flash (the first has a light temperature of 5500K, and the second 2200K). The maximum resolution of the photo is 5120 × 3840 pixels, video - 1920 x 1088 (16: 9) pixels at 30 frames per second. Judging by the EXIF ​​data, a lens with the following parameters is installed here: f / 1.8 aperture, focal length 35 mm. Judging by the technical parameters - a good camera. The quality of the photos is really up to par.
    A photograph can be taken by pressing the volume rocker down or a special button on the smartphone screen.

    Camera settings:
    General settings
    - Location Information
    - Exposition
    - color effect
    - shooting mode
    - white balance
    - Image options
    - Flicker suppression
    - Default
    Photo Settings
    - ZSD (the picture is taken the moment you touch the camera button, without delay)
    - Voice Recording
    - Face Detection
    - smile
    - Scene auto-detection
    - Self-timer
    - Continuous shooting (use when you press the volume rocker up)
    - Photo size
    - Preview
    - ISO
    - Beauty face
    Video settings
    - Electronic stabilization
    - microphone
    - Audio mode
    - Slowdown
    - Video quality


    Modes:
    - standard
    - HDR
    - Snapshot gesture
    - Beautiful face
    - Live photo
    - motion tracking
    - Beautiful face 2
    - Panorama
    - Polygonal review

    Examples of photos on the main camera:
    Photos


    Examples of photos on the front camera:
    Photos


    Video example:

    Video File Feature:
    File Format: 3GP (MPEG-4)
    Video Codec: AVC, 17.0 Mbps
    Resolution: 1920 x 1088 (16: 9), 30 fps
    Audio Codec: AAC, 128 Kbps
    Channels: 2 channels, 48 ​​kHz
    Original photos and videos:
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    PerformanceThe smartphone runs on a popular platformMediatek MT6592t. Eight cores work here (the clock frequency of each core is 2 GHz) Cortex A-7 and are based on a 32-bit architecture. The amount of RAM is 2 GB. Some users will find few such characteristics, since the chipset itself was produced back in 2013 and by modern standards will not be able to squeeze out the necessary power from itself for modern games and applications. But this in no case does not mean that games and applications will not start at all. This performance is enough for comfortable operation of the interface and launch applications of medium complexity. But in the future, this supply may become small and will make it impossible to launch applications that are more demanding on system resources.

    Information about iron and some synthetic tests:
    Screenshots



    Software platform and user interface
    The smartphone runs under the operating systemAndroid 4.4.2 with a proprietary UMI shell. On the lock screen, instead of the lock icon, there is a UMI logo, when clicked, you can go to messages, camera or phone functions (unfortunately this list cannot be changed). Initially, three desktops are installed on the initial screen. The company logo can also be seen on the main screen instead of the menu icon.
    In the settings of the smartphone, you can find two interesting functions:
    - Smart screen - this means that the backlight will work as long as you look at it.
    - Gesture management - as an example, this item can serve when completing a call by turning the phone face down.
    Also in additional applications, you can see a function such as a flashlight. As for me, she is very comfortable.
    Of the features of the UMI shell from the standard Androida, I would not highlight anything else, it is very similar to the standard Android.

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    ResultsAt this price ($ 200 USA) the smartphone is magnificent: a beautiful, juicy screen, stylish design, an excellent camera, high-quality materials, an energy-saving mode. In the end, lightweight, slim, ergonomically designed.
    It will be convenient to work with office applications and play many games on it.
    The communication quality was not satisfactory: the signal level is not bad even in difficult reception conditions.
    There were also negative aspects in the smartphone. These include a slippery case (fear of slipping out, falling and breaking), inability to reach the battery (non-removable) and lack of 4th generation communication - LTE.
    Pros of UMI Zero:
    ? Matrix
    ? Camera
    ? Fast charge technology
    ? Smartphone up to 24 hours with 10% battery remaining
    ? Performance
    ? Case Materials
    ? Weight and thickness
    Cons of UMI Zero:
    ? Slippery case
    ? Lack of LTE
    ? Non-removable battery
    P.S. Please do not judge strictly, this is my first review.
    P.S.S. If someone is interested in an unspecified moment in this review, write I will try to answer.