expired UMIDIGI A5 Pro (4GB RAM 32GB ROM Android 9) US $99.99 (AU $145.53) Delivered @ DX.com

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The UMIDIGI A5 PRO is on presale and it's estimated to be shipped on June 28th,2019

On paper this phone reads very well.

I'm tempted to bite the bullet as my meizu note 6 has been dropped too many times

Specs:
- Octa-core Helio P23 Processor 92k Antutu score
- 4GB RAM 32GB ROM (Dedicated MicroSD up to 256GB)
- 6.3” FHD+ 2280*1080 Display
- Triple rear cameras: 16MP + 8MP Sony Ultra-Wide, 120 degrees + 5MP depth camera
- 16MP front camera
- 4150 mAh battery
- Triple tray; Dual SIM + MicroSD
- Dual 4G VoLTE
- Stock Android 9.0 Pie
- Headphone jack
- Micro USB
- Fingerprint Sensor

Bands
4G LTE - B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B12 (700), B13 (700), B17 (700), B18 (800), B19 (800), B20 (800), B26 (850), B28 (700), B38 (TDD 2600), B40 (TDD 2300), B41 (TDD 2500), B66 (1700/2100)
3G - B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F), B5 (850), B6 (800), B8 (900), B19 (800)
2G - B2 (1900), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B8 (900)

No NFC unfortunately

The camera sensor is the same as used in many Oppo phones (F3, F3 Plus, R11s plus, R11s, R9s, W9s plus) and OnePlus (5T, 5)

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    B28 too!

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    dont think too long

  • +3 votes

    Octa-core Helio P23 Processor 92k Antutu score

    Typo or they've overclocked the MT6763V to match MT6763T speeds?

    Every P23 (MT6763V) phone I've seen benchmarks for have been in the 77-83k range.

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    A few website state Type c whilst others state micro, anyone know for sure.
    Also pls note A series is entry level for Umidigi. Is it a good option to get an entry level phone from Umidigi?

  • -1 vote

    micro usb is kind of weird where everyone is going type c

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    do these phones have good XDA/custom developer support?

    looking for another china droid for 150/200 and wanna get it onto pixel experience, did so with my redmi note4 but the battery on it is aged and i only manage ~3 hours screen time

    i mean the brand in general, i notice the phones not out yet xD

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      did so with my redmi note4 but the battery on it is aged and i only manage ~3 hours screen time

      Been using my Redmi Note 4 with LineageOS for 1.5 years. Battery still going pretty well at I think ~3 hours screen time too. I feel it's still good…

      But my point of comparison is Redmi Note 2, which really didn't age well haha.

      • +2 votes

        Really? I thought the Redmi Note 2 did ok. I had to replace the battery on mine after a couple of years, but with the replaceable battery that just meant ordering a $15 battery. I still have the note2 in the drawer as a backup phone now.

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        maybe im just expecting too much? on pixel experience. gave a new lease on the phone

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      No - mediatek processors rarely (never) have custom roms, as mediatek apis are closed source with no easy access.

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        so basically that means, as soon as updates/support is dropped you are stuck. seems umidigi is a vendor who doesn't maintain support.

        guess ill give this a skip

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        If you said that 2 years ago I'd have to agree with you, but since Project Treble was introduced in Android 8.0 that changed everything.

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          Yes and no - even with project treble, mediatek minority phones like this still struggle to get new Android updates

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            @aong152: Official updates that will depend on the manufacturer, but the question here was about XDA/custom developer support.

            Project Treble eliminates the need to rework vendor implementations so you're free to throw on whatever GSI rom you want. Pixel Experience, MIUI10, etc.

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    Standard launch price. Many other stores selling for this price who don't charge GST.

  • +4 votes

    Triple tray. Nice!

  • +1 vote

    so do we select not eu-gsm

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    so do we select eu-gsm or not eu-gsm thanks ?

    • +3 votes

      im guessing it means Europe-gsm or not Europe-gsm so choose not eu-gsm but never been asked that buying a phone online.

    • +1 vote

      I just got a response from them.

      Dear value customer, "EU-GSM" will support google and the google apps.

      So going by that you will want to choose "EU-GSM"

      • +1 vote

        ??? I doubt GSM is related to Google.
        Maybe it is their way of saying Chinese ver or Global?

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        thanks mate

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        I message them to change to eu gsm , they reply to me , if using in Australia chose not eu gsm .

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          hmmm. Now I don't know what to think.

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            @kamoi: Usually, they have no idea either but are keen to advise anyway.
            "Europe uses the GSM 900 network, which also covers Australia and New Zealand, but is not compatible with the North American GSM 1900 or the totally different system in Japan and South Korea. If you have a GSM phone, check with your service provider about using it in Europe."

            Regardless, GSM usually relates to 2G which we no longer use.

    • +2 votes

      Tempted to pick one up so doing some research and this is what I read on the net based on prior models. There is nothing really different between the two.The EU version is certified to be sold in the EU-28 countries. The Non-EU is for the rest of the world.

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      Someone in the know please correct me if I am wrong.. GSM refers to the 2G network and as our network is now 3G (voice) and 4G (data) then either of the options would not affect an aussie user?

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        I thought GSM is a general term for Global System for Mobiles ans encompasses 2G, 3G, and all Gs for that matter. Back in the day GSM was a differentiator for the 2G Digital system from CDMA and Analogue. So in Australia we only use GSM, however to confuse thinga 3G is w-cdma I believe.

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      The difference could have something to do with EU competition regulations and avoiding EU fines

  • +1 vote

    Ive just ordered ine in blue- cant go too far wrong at this price….

  • +5 votes

    Can absolutely recommend the new UMIDIGI line of products. They may be cheap, but they are great quality. Currently using a UMIDIGI S3 Pro.

    • +3 votes

      Using the F1 and agree. I heard bad things about the old ones, but I've had zero problems with this phone so far.

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        Great news. I love it when well specked phones are sold for lower prices than the big brands and even below Xiaomi type prices, but up till now have not bitten for a Umidigi phone as too many rapports of faults.

        Sounds like the tide is turning for Umidigi's reliability and build quality.

        Will have to consider this brand for my next phone as they include B28, unlike Xiaomi unless you spend up big lol.

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      Same here. Wasn't sure but decided to buy - and it was great.

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      What are the updates like?

      • +1 vote

        At this price range given the specs, most likely 0 updates going forward except Xiaomi. That's why the phones are cheap.

      • +1 vote

        Most of these phones get a small update within 3 months followed by nothing. You also can't install a custom rom because mediatek chips are very hard to port to lineageos etc.

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    Just to note I previously purchased two umi phones which had poor GPS accuracy and expanding batteries. Rest of the phones were fine but GPS was very very jumpy.

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    Hi guys, I'm a noob here, is this store safe/legiy to buy from?

  • +1 vote

    Just pulled the trigger. I have a $30 Telstra phone at the moment and it sucks. This'll be my second Umidigi phone, highly recommended. My last one was the large battery model, and it was nice to use, hardy, and I'd still be using it if I hadn't left it in an uber late one night.

  • +2 votes

    FYI
    I ordered one from aliexpress and few weeks ago. this was the message I got
    The phone will be avaialbe in stock between June 25 - June 28, and your phone will be sent out between June 25 - July 5 according to the order sequence. We are trying our best to speed the manufacture process and we are working hard everyday on it.

    We are appreciating your great patience and understanding. And we wish you will love the final gorgeous product once you open the box.

    I dont expect to get the phone till the end of July.

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    Thanks bought 1 for AU$ 143.96. No mention of gst wonder if they can hit me up for it when it gets to Aus.

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    Wish it had android one!

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    I managed to get a seller coupon for AU$3.00 so the price drops to AU$140.96 +3.5% cashback from shopback

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    Looks like A Huawei P20 from the back

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    I found some of the camera reviews a bit all over the place. Is the Camera ok or crap? Can you use the Gcam port for improved photos?

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