Hello, welcome to today’s smartphone battle. Lately, the UMiDigi phone line has caught my eyes so I decided to review them. Seeing the specifications and features, and how much readers viewed the UMiDigi A3S vs Tecno Pouvoir 3 Air, I decided to bring Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3
Hong Kong based Transsion Holdings Tecno is a powerhouse in Africa and a household name in Nigeria. Many people have at a point in time used a Tecno Device as they brought some of the company’s first Android Phones to Nigeria making it a popular choice in the Region (check out our list of best Tecno phones).
UMiDigi, on the other hand, is a Chinese company trying to break into Africa. While they did have a deal with Jumia to enable them to break into Nigeria, not much has been heard from them despite the popularity and extremely low prices of their devices.
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus is Tecno’s flagship device for its battery focused line up and was launched in August 2019 and the UMiDigi power happens to its brand’s powerhouse, launched in October 2019.
Here is the comparison between the two devices
|Tecno Pouvior 3 Plus||UMiDigi Power 3|
|OS||Android 9 Pie on HiOS 5||Android 10 Stock OS|
|Connectivity||Dual 4G, Bluetooth 5||Dual 4G, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 5G|
|Display||6.35 Inch AMOLED Display, 720p||6.53 Inch FullView HD+, 1080p|
|Camera||13 MP main + 8MP Wide + 2MP Depth with LED flash, 13 MP selfie With LED flash||48MP main + 13MP wide + 5MP depth + 5MP Macro and LED Flash, 16MP selfie|
|RAM||4 GB RAM||4GB of RAM space|
|Storage||64 GB Expandable to 128 GB||64GB expandable to 256GB|
|Processor||Helio P22, Octacore Core, 2.0 GHz||Helio P60, Octacore Core, 2.0 GHz|
|Battery||6000 mAh||6150 mAh|
|Security||Face ID and Fingerprint ID||Face ID and Fingerprint ID|
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Design
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 plus being a 2019 device has a U shaped (infinity U) notched display with rounded edges. There is an LED flash on either side of the selfie camera on the top frame. The bottom chin is not quite big as it helps with structural integrity.
The UMiDigi Power 3 comes with a hole punch display making room for more display. There is no LED flash too and there is still a bottom chin too.
On the right-hand side of both phones are the power and volume controls while the left-hand side of the Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus holds a Google Assistant button. The base of both phones holds the 3.5mm audio jack, mic, USB port (Type C in the UMiDigi) and speaker.
Over the back of the Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus you get a gradient designed protective covering, triple camera setup and quad flash LED arranged in a vertical manner. The UMiDigi Power 3 uses a rear quad-camera setup and dual-LED flash arranged in two vertical rows.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Display
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus uses a 6.35 inch AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1548 pixels (720p) and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
The UMiDigi Power 3 uses a 6.53 inch Full HD+ display panel with 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution (1080p) and a 20:9 aspect ratio.
While the AMOLED display has been praised for its low power consumption, going by specifications and size, I will choose a 1080p IPS display over a 720o AMOLED.
Considering the selfie camera design, rear camera, and display specifications, I will pick the UMiDigi Power 3 but beauty they say lies in the eyes of the BUYER.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Camera Specifications
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus offers a 13MP selfie camera with some AI backings. There are 2 LED flash present for a low light selfie. The smartphone is equipped with 13MP main camera, 8MP wide-angle camera with 120 degrees field of view, 2MP depth camera and quad flashlights. AI capabilities are also present.
The UMiDigi power 3, on the other hand, trumps the Pouvoir in the camera department. First, there is a 16MP selfie camera sitting in the punch hole with different features.
The rear camera modules consist of a 48MP main camera, 13 MP ultra wide-angle camera with 120 degrees field of view, 5MP depth sensor, and 5MP macro sensor. With UMiDigi Power 3’s pro-grade AI quad camera system, you can choose between the ultra wide-angle lens, macro lens for close-up, depth lens for great portraits and main camera for everyday moments.
While the lack of LED for the selfie camera on the UMiDigi Power 3 may have been a drawback, one can’t just ignore the wonderful lenses it packs.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Hardware Specification (Processor, RAM, Storage)
The hardware of a phone controls its features to a very large extent. In most cases, battles between smartphones are often decided by the chipset they use.
in comes the Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus with the Helio P22 octacore chipset having 8 Cortex A53 cores clocked to reach a maximum speed of 2.0GHz. The phone uses the PowerVR GE8320 GPU that clocks at 600MHz.
The UMiDigi Power 3 uses the Helio P60 octacore chipset with 4 cortex a 74 cores and 4 Cortex A53 cores. The chip is paired with ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU with speed, up to 800MHz. Though clocked at 2.0 GHz, the P60 is more power efficient and support s more RAM speed and GPU turbo.
Both devices have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage space. Though the UMiDigi uses LPDDR4X RAM which is better than the LPDDR3X RAM on the Tecno.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Software and Battery
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus was launched with Android 9.0 Pie running under the HiOS 5. The HiOS comes with multiple installed apps and adverts with lots of other accessible featuures.
The UMiDigi Power 3, on the other hand, was released with stock Android 10, meaning it is running the pure version of Android with no additional apps. For most people, this is smoother.
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus has a 6000mAh battery while the UMiDigi Power 3 has a 6,150mAh battery. The extra 150mAh may not count for anything though.
Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus vs UMiDigi Power 3: Conclusion
The Tecno Pouvoir 3 PLus has proven to be a very great device and has easily accessible repair parts but if I were to choose, the UMiDigi will be the device I will go for. The reasons?
- Bigger Display 6.53 Inch
- 1080p resolution is better than 720p
- Better camera specs, 16MP selfie. 48MP + 13MP + 5 MP + 5MP
- Processor, by a slight % the P60 is better than the P22.
- OS: Android 10 optimizations and unbloated seems appealing.
Which one will you choose if presented with a channce to pick anyone? Let us know by using the coment section below.