When I think of a smartphone called "Max", I think of a phablet with a display diagonal of 6 inches or more. Xiaomi showed the way with the Mi Max and Cubot also followed suit with the Cubot Max and released such a phablet. A few weeks ago, UMi also announced a new device called "UMi Max", which also suggested a phablet with at least 6 inches. The final technical data for the new UMi smartphone has now been published, but these do not speak at all for a “Max” device.
UMi Max - New UMi smartphone with style?
Take that UMi SUPER, reduces the RAM to 3GB, the internal memory to 16GB and installs an older generation fingerprint scanner. The UMi Max is ready, which doesn't even differ externally from its predecessor, the SUPER. The display diagonal is only 5.5 inches, with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. A Sharp panel is installed that covers 95% of the NTSC color space.
Processor and memory
The processor used is a MediaTek Helio P10, which has a total of 8 cores and clocks at a maximum of 2.0GHz. The GPU accompanying the SoC (system-on-chip) is a Mali-T860, which also handles computationally intensive games comparatively well. In direct comparison to the UMi SUPER, the UMi Max only uses 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM from Samsung. The internal storage has also been reduced to 16GB (eMMC 5.1). However, this can be expanded by a maximum of another 256GB with an additional SD memory card. If you want to use the option of memory expansion, you have to forego the dual SIM function because of the “hybrid slot”.
The main and front cameras are the same. The Panasonic image sensor has a resolution of 13 megapixels. The tripping time is specified by the manufacturer as 0.5 seconds. The focus time is 0.3 seconds. The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels.
The battery capacity is 4.000mAh. The latest USB standard, USB Type-C, is used for charging and data transfer. The HiFi chipset is also still an AW8738 chipset, which promises crystal clear sounds and rich bass. A notification LED is also installed, which is located below the display and lights up in different colors. The fingerprint scanner comes from the manufacturer “Microarray”. A second-generation chipset was installed, which is supposed to unlock the device within 0.1 seconds. The UMi Max ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The UMi Max defies all expectations. Rather, this is a "UMi SUPER Lite" that does not bring any innovations.