UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards for less than $ 100

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

The Chinese company UMIDIGI officially announced the new budget smartphone UMIDIGI A3. The novelty is actually the successor of the UMIDIGI A1 Pro smartphone.

UMIDIGI A3 is the youngest model in the new series. The series consists of three devices: 5.5-inch UMIDIGI A3, 5.7-inch UMIDIGI A3 Pro and UMIDIGI A3 Max with a 6.2-inch screen.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

The technological capabilities of Chinese second-tier manufacturers do not yet allow them to give battle to the flagships. But in the segment of low-budget devices, they are the ones who rule the ball. Thanks to their efforts, even with a very limited budget, users can acquire smartphones, which, although they have little performance, look good and support all modern mobile standards.

On AliExpress has already appeared detailed information about UMIDIGI A3. You can now pre-order. UMIDIGI A3 will cost you just $ 99.99. Very attractive price.

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 85.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 85.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 99.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 99.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3: Specification

Display 5.5-inch (HD +) 720 x 1440 resolution display, 295 PPI
OSAndroid 8.1
CPUMTK MT6739, Quad core ( 4 x A53 1.5GHz)
GPUIMG 8XE 1PPC at 570 MHz
RAM2 GB
ROM16 GB
Rear Camera12MP + 5MP (OV12870) F2.0 aperture, Dual Flash light
Front camera8MP (OV8856) F2.0 aperture
BluetoothBluetooth 4.0
GPSBuild in GPS,Glonass
SensorP-Sensor, L-Sensor, Gyroscope,Geomagnetic Sensor
Battery3300mAh Non-removable
Dimensions147,2 x 70,2 x 8,5 мм
Weight186g
ColorSpace Gray,Gold

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Package

The novelty comes in a black cardboard box, on the lid of which is the name of the company, and on the back, there is a sticker with the main characteristics of the device.

The set except for the smartphone itself includes a power supply, a connecting cable, a silicone protective case and accompanying documentation. A protective film is stuck to the screen of the device. Additional, unfortunately, is missing.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Design

UMIDIGI A3 is a budget smartphone. But looking at its appearance, I cannot believe that it costs only one hundred dollars.

The phone case is a sandwich of two 2.5D glass panels, between which there is a metal frame.

Almost the entire front surface is occupied by a 5.5-inch screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio. On top of the display is covered with 2.5D curved glass, thanks to him, the smartphone looks very impressive.

There are small indents at the top and bottom of the screen.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

There is nothing on the bottom frame, the control buttons are on the display. And above the screen is the front camera, earpiece and sensors.

The back cover is made of glass. In the upper left corner is a double main camera. The sensors are arranged vertically, the layout is like an iPhone camera. Under the camera is a dual LED flash, and even lower, a fingerprint sensor.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

On the right side, there is a power button and volume rocker. On the left, an almost invisible SIM card tray is neatly hidden, and an external speaker, a USB Type-C connector, a microphone, and a headphone jack fit on the bottom.

The dimensions of the UMIDIGI A3 are length 147.2 mm, width 70.2 mm and thickness 8.5 mm. The weight of the device is 186 grams.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cardsThe novelty is available in two colors: Space Gray, Gold.

In general, for the appearance and assembly of UMIDIGI A3, we put a good rating. The only remark concerns the thickness of the smartphone: a couple of millimeters are clearly superfluous, especially considering the not too large battery capacity.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Screen

UMIDIGI A3 has a 5.5-inch HD + (1440 x 720) screen with an aspect ratio of 18: 9. Just like the UMIDIGI A1 Pro.

It seems that this is not enough, but only until you begin to personally use this smartphone.
The lines are smooth, the letters are clear, the pixels are not visible. The picture is quite colorful and bright, the colors are natural.

The minimum level of brightness allows you to comfortably use the device in low light. However, the maximum level is insufficient for a sunny day. There is an automatic brightness control.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Performance

UMIDIGI A3 is powered by a MediaTek MT6739 processor. The chip has 4 core Cortex-A53, with a clock frequency of 1.5 GHz. Video accelerator IMG 8XE with a frequency of 570 MHz.

In addition, the device has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage memory. If necessary, it can be expanded with microSD up to 256 GB.

One of the main features of the smartphone is the ability to install two SIM cards and a microSD memory card in the tray. Umidigi A3 supports fourth-generation networks in two SIM-cards simultaneously.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

Manages the smartphone operating system Android 8.1.

When testing the performance of a smartphone for $ 100, no one expects miracles. Here the question is different: how well can he cope with his daily routine work?

Test results show that its performance is enough for most common tasks. Users will not have any problems with phone calls, chatting in messengers, surfing, watching videos and listening to music. And even the majority of mobile games run and go without brakes. The only exception is the most demanding of the game, for the comfortable use of which you have to set the low graphics settings.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Camera

UMIDIGI A3 is equipped with three cameras. She has a camera on the front side and a vertical double camera on the back side.

The main rear camera has a main sensor with a resolution of 12 MP (OV12870 sensor, 1.12 μm, optical sensor size 1/2.8 inches).

A secondary camera at 5 megapixel and its main purpose to capture Bokeh shots. The camera has an aperture of F/2.0, shooting video Full HD, 30fps.

The front camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels (OV8856 sensor) with an aperture of F/2.0. It supports Face Unlock and can do high-resolution selfies.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

The quality of the pictures of the main camera is good. If you photograph in good light, the result pleases with good detail and the right color balance. The resulting pictures are suitable for demonstration not only on the small screen of the phone but even on a widescreen monitor or TV.

In the evening, the UMIDIGI A3 can take good pictures only if the light of the built-in flash reaches the target. Therefore, it is better to forget about evening panoramas and spectacular sunset pictures of the owners of this smartphone.

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Autonomy

UMIDIGI A3 has a 3300 mAh lithium-polymer battery. This is not too impressive today. However, if you ask about the batteries of other hundred-dollar smartphones, then UMIDIGI A3 will be almost the champion in its class.

With a moderate mode of use, UMIDIGI A1 Pro will last without problems from morning until late evening (until 9 o’clock).

UMIDIGI A3 review: 5.5-inch smartphone with three SIM-cards

UMIDIGI A3: Price

Before we are a decent smartphone with balanced technical characteristics, pleasant appearance, good autonomy, and sound. Therefore, if you are looking for a cheap gadget that faithfully works out every dollar invested, then pay attention to UMIDIGI A3.

You can buy a budget smartphone UMIDIGI A3 on Aliexpress for $ 99.99. On the sales page there is a coupon for $ 4, so in fact, the price is $ 94.99.

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 85.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 85.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 99.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

UMIDIGI A3 4G Phablet

Price: from $ 99.99

5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) screen, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM, 3300 mAh Battery, Android 8.1, MediaTek MT6739 Quad Core 1.5GHz

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