UMIDIGI may not be a household name in mobile phones, but this Chinese smartphone maker has made a name for itself as a brand to turn to when you want a modern smartphone that meets your needs at a much more affordable price than the more established brands offer.
If you want an affordable smartphone that is packed full of decent features, UMIDIGI smartphones are some of the most affordable in the market. We have curated a list of the best UMIDIGI phones. This list covers the widest range of needs and that are available for purchase in 2019. As a matter of fact, two of them run Android 10 out of the box.
5 best UMIDIGI phones available in 2019
Our list covers a total of five UMIDIGI phones that stand out in three different ways. We have three categories – all-round performer, battery life, and budget. You definitely will fit into one of these catgories.
Number 1: UMIDIGI F2 – All-round capable smartphone
UMIDIGI F2 is a trendy and capable Android smartphone that offers a punch hole display in front and a 48MP quad camera at the back. But those are only a small part of what makes the F2 an all-round capable phone and puts it in first place among the best UMIDIGI phones in the market.
It has a 6.53″ display, Helio P70 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, memory card slot, a big 5150mAh battery, and 18W fast charging. In other words, you get a powerful droid with long battery life, fast charging, solid camera specs, and a big screen. And it runs Android 10 out of the box.
Like I said, this is an all-round smartphone. An almost perfect phone. And it costs only $250. That is about ₦89,000 in Nigeria.
Number 2: UMIDIGI Power 3 for super long battery life
The second device on our list of best UMIDIGI phones has a distinct character. UMIDIGI has a reputation for fitting its smartphones with sizeable batteries, so you can purchase most of their phones and not have to worry about battery life. However, some phones exist for the most demanding users. If you are one, a 6150mAh battery will appeal to you. Say hello to the Power 3. This one was designed to make sure you never run out of juice during your day.
UMIDIGI Power 3 has a 6.53″ display similar to the F2’s but differs with the rest of the features. This time, the processor is a Helio P60 (to help squeeze out more time out of the huge battery). You will find a 32 MP selfie camera, 48 MP quad rear camera, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal memory in it.
Lastly, UMIDIGI Power 3 runs Android 10 out of the box. Price is around $200 or ₦70,000.
Number 3: UMIDIGI A5 Pro for budget
And now, we have come to the last device on our list of the best UMIDIGI phones available in 2019.
If you are on a budget but want a phone packed full of mid-range specs, UMIDIGI A5 Pro is where to look. For $150 (about ₦50,000), you get a 6.26″ display, Helio P23 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory and a 4150mAh battery with 10W fast charging. It currently sells for about ₦45,000 on Jumia Nigeria.
This package is one of the best value that you will get for the price, which explains why the A5 Pro has been fairly popular with bargain hunters on the Internet.
Are there any downsides to buying an UMIDIGI device? Well, sort of. While the phones have generally been well built, if you do run into trouble with your device, UMIDIGI often does not have a support presence in many countries. Secondly, if software updates are important to you, the brand isn’t known to be very committed to keeping their devices updated.
Alternatives to the best UMIDIGI phones in the market
Are there any competing devices that are readily available in the local market? Certainly.
Because the UMIDIGI smartphone brand is a budget brand, a good direction to look for competing devices will include Infinix Mobile and Xiaomi. But there are alternatives from other brands too.
UMiDIGI F2 Competitors
Fighting for the same price point as the UMIDiGI F2 is a device like Redmi Note 8 Pro, which has 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 8GB variant of the Redmi Note 8 costs significantly more. OPPO A9 2020 offers an even better deal for the price with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage.
Neither of these two alternatives offer stock Android though. They each have their custom user interface running on top of Android OS. Note too that both of them also run Android 9 out of the box.
UMiDIGI Power 3 Competitors
It is tougher to find a direct competitor to UMIDIGI Power 3 in the ₦70,000 price range. That 6150mAh battery sets it apart in a class of its own. If you are not going up on a battery that big, there are phones from Xiaomi and other brands that pack a 4000mAh battery along with similar specs.
UMIDIGI A5 Pro Competitors
What of UMIDIGI A5 Pro? Any takers? Yes; there are. Xiaomi’s Redmi 8 variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage is a direct competitor in the ₦50,000 to ₦55,000 price range. Infinix S5 is another player in this segment. Both Xiaomi and Infinix have a custom user interface on their Android phones though.
If you want an Android One phone, meaning stock Android, Nokia 6.1 Plus is in this price range and packs the same RAM and storage capacities.
If you look around some more, you will likely find other smartphones that hold up well in the same space that the best UMIDIGI phones are competing in. One thing is sure: you will not lack alternatives.
For example, if you are devoted to Samsung phones, here are 5 affordable Samsung smartphones you can buy right now.
Bonus Mention: UMIDIGI A3 Pro
This is the 4th device on our list. The A3 Pro is even more budget than the A5 Pro. And it is great value for money. There are not a lot of smartphones you can find for below ₦30,000 that have a 5.7″ display, world 4G LTE bands, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage and a dual camera.
Bonus Mention: UMIDIGI A3X
Lastly on our list of the best UMIDIGI phones that meet your needs for less is the UMIDIGI A3X. This is a variant of the A3S and it packs a 5.7″ display with a Mediatek MT6761 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB storage, a beefy 3950mAh battery, along with global network bands, all at a comfortable price of $90 or about ₦30,000 to ₦32,000.
If you are really pressed for cash, you can further step down to the UMIDIGI A3S, which has 2GB of RAM, for a little less.
The best UMIDIGI phones: Wrap Up
And so, this wraps up our list. These are the 3 best UMIDIGI phones to explore at this time – UMIDIGI F2 as the best all-round phone from the brand, UMIDIGI Power 3 for the most demanding users, and UMIDIGI A5 Pro as a capable budget option. These Android smartphones are available for purchase from online e-commerce stores around the world.
Do not forget to factor in shipping costs when drawing up your budget. Sometimes, that cost is significant and can change the picture.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.