Review Umi Rome X: a decent choice in the budget range
The trend of choosing a smartphone from the budget number is growing. An increasing number of users began to wonder: “is it worth it to overpay for the brand?”
Today, many companies try to copy the design of iPhone and do not always pay due attention to the filling of the smartphone. Company Umi stands out is the fact that as a model for your phablet took the Samsung products. The appearance of the smartphone may seem similar to the flagship Galaxy S7, but only a cursory examination. To replenish the number of available devices was released a new model of Umi Rome X. This smartphone is a successor already won the love Umi Rome, but at a more affordable price at the expense of the less strong characteristics.
If the goal is to buy a cheap smartphone, but with modern performance, Umi Rome X will be glad to be of service.
- Materials: plastic, metal and glass
- Operating system: Android 5.1
- Network: 2G (GSM): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 3G (WCDMA): 850 / 900 / 2100 MHz dual SIM card
- CPU: MediaTek MT6580, 1300 MHz, 4 cores, 8 GB of flash memory, a slot for memory cards microSD up to 64 GB
- RAM: 1 GB
- Interfaces: Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB
- Screen: capacitive, with a resolution of 720×1280 points
- Camera: 8/2 MP
- Navigation: GPS
- Battery: 2500 mAh
- Dimensions: 153,8×77,0×7.9 mm
- Weight: 177 g
- charger (gives a current no more than 1 A)
- USB cable
Umi X Rome able to conquer already at first glance its a stylish metal insert on the perimeter of the body. The device is made in two colors: black and gold. The average cost of a smartphone is $50, while it pleases a good build and a sophisticated design (the thickness of the smartphone is less than 8 mm). The manufacturer is bothered about the durability of the case, having made it from high quality polycarbonate. Weight Umi Rome X is 177 grams, which is a little more standard for smartphones of this size.
On the right side Umi Rome X buttons on/off and volume controls, left side empty.
MicroUSB and lattices dynamics underneath. Interesting fact — despite the fact that the manufacturer has only one speaker, he symmetrically located holes and for the second one. 3.5 mm headphone Jack is located in the most strategic place — on the upper side Umi Rome H.
On the rear side of the smartphone are 8 MP camera with dual led flash under it. Not very pleased that the camera protrudes a couple of millimeters — the scratches on the lens over time is inevitable.
Screen Umi Rome X coated Curved Glass has a diagonal of 5.5 inches. The matrix is characterized by good viewing angles and a resolution of 1280×720 pixels that gives a pixel density of 267 ppi. A pleasant surprise was the presence in the smartphone application MiraVision that allows you to adjust the luminance, color temperature, sharpness and saturation. With the standard settings (closer to cold tones) gives white slightly bluish, app MiraVision allows you to achieve a more pleasant colours.
At the top of the screen there is a frontal camera with a resolution of 2 megapixels and sensor speaking. Position the microphone at the bottom of the display, next to the control buttons, it seems not very successful — as practice shows, this is where it is most susceptible to contamination. The absence of Umi Rome X microphone noise reduction and colour of the badge justified its budget. Like the lack of oleophobic layer on the screen, I have to constantly wipe the screen from the accumulated streaks and fingerprints.
The smartphone has a removable battery capacity of 2500 mAh. Stipulated time of work Umi Rome X in normal mode — up to 2 days, in active mode — up to 6 hours. Also, above the battery are two slots for Micro SIM and microSD slot. The second slot is at the side, provided a quick replacement of the memory card.
RAM in the device is 1 GB. It is enough to work a couple of apps in the background, watching YouTube and other simple tasks. In particular, it is possible to play. It is not recommended to keep in the background of many challenges, as ecoauto slows down.
Permanent memory is only 8 GB, with a data user is allocated 5 GB. Help the situation the fact of presence of the slot under a memory card with capacity up to 32 GB.
Installing programs on a flash drive allows you to maximize the use of Umi Rome X, replace the drive without rebooting the smartphone. Proven in practice that the device copes with flash drives formatted in FAT32.
Pictures taken on the 8-megapixel camera produced by Sony pleased with the quality. Camera module Exmor R IMX179, which is installed in the Umi Rome’s, was also used in the Meizu MX3, LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Ascend P7 Mini. The focus for this unit is triggered correctly. Dual led flash is characterized by good brightness.
Umi in Rome X the standard camera app, which provides all the necessary settings. The camera detects faces and allows you to shoot in HDR.
Umi Rome X has the following sensors: proximity, light, accelerometer. Practice has shown that the device quickly identifies the satellite, problems with navigation no. The accelerometer is also to cope with the task. But working touchscreen leaves much to be desired, accuracy of work brings the positive occurs with a shift of a few millimeters. When working with a touchscreen impression that the result of the problem affects not only the accuracy but also the pressing force.
Umi Rome X is equipped with MediaTek chip MT6580 with four cores, clocked at 1.3 GHz. The build is already a bit outdated since it doesn’t allow to work with 64-bit tasks. But the smartphone itself is stable. “Due to the” accelerator Mali MP400, the machine copes with tasks on the chart on lowest settings, the game WoT Blitz gives 40 FPS and above.
Overall Umi Rome X pleased. The smartphone is characterized by stylish design, good camera, a modern screen. At a budget price Umi Rome X does not look cheap. The presence of flash on the front camera was a pleasant surprise. Also characteristic of this smartphone is the availability to connect external storage — unusual feature for a budget device. But the obvious drawback is the touchscreen.
Umi Rome X ideal for those looking for a budget smartphone with a modern design and a good camera. But not really he will delight game lovers.
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