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UMiDigi A3S – Features, Specification and Price

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Sometime in 2018 UMiDigi released a direct clone of the iPhone X on a very cheap set of Android phones called the A3 series (the A3, A3 Pro, and A3 max).

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Seeing the financial success the smartphones garnered (talk about phones offering 2GB and 3GB of RAM space and 32GB storage for prices below $100 in 2008), UMiDigi has returned with more juicy and Android 10 Variant; The UMiDigi A3S

The A3 series focuses on giving the best stylish phones with features that will make Tecno and Infinix jealous. Mind you the UMiDigi devices do not use Android go like most other low-end Transsion devices.

The UMiDigi A3S is the direct successor of the UMiDigi A3. We will discuss the changes and new features here.

Specifications Summary

OSAndroid 10 Stock OS
ConnectivityDual 4G, WiFi 5G, Bluetooth 5
Display5.7 Inch HD+ Display
Camera16 MP main + 5MP, 13 MP selfie
RAM2 GB RAM
Storage16 GB Expandable to 256 GB
ProcessorQuad Core, 2.0 GHz
Battery3,950 mAh
SecurityFace ID and Fingerprint ID

Design and Display

The UMiDigi A3S tried to retain the design of the A3 with a few tweaks. The phone still looks like the iPhone X clone from behind and the size was bumped from 5.5 inch to 5.7 inch. Also, the fingerprint shaped was changed from a rectangular circle to a circle.

UMIDIGI A3S

While Bezels are quickly becoming a thing of the past, the A3S still retains top and bottom bezels. The top bezel houses the selfie camera, the earpiece speaker and other sensors

Over to the sides, there are the power and volume buttons. The base of the phone houses the bottom speaker, old USB 2.0(fair enough for a budget device), mic and a 3.5mm jack.

The back of the phone houses a dual rear camera set up, a DUAL LED flash and a fingerprint sensor. The UMiDigi brand logo is located bottom left.

Over to the display, there is a 5.7 inch HD+ panel with 1440 x 720 pixel resolution. This aspect ratio stands at 18:9. The phone has a system-wide dark mode thanks to its stock Android 10 OS.

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The phone has its front and rear side protected by 2.5D glass, and fine metal finishing along the edges, giving it a premium look. The Color options available are midnight green and space grey.

Camera Specifications

The A3S has a better camera upgrade over the A3 and that is how an upgrade is supposed to look like. The A3S has a 13MP selfie camera, bumped up from the 8MP lens used on the A3. The Camera is touted to have AI capabilities but I wouldn’t dwell on that.

It records 720p videos in 30 frames per second (fps). The lack of front LED flashlight despite the large bezels may be a drawback for some.

The rear camera consists of a 16MP main shooter with a 6-element lens + 5MP depth sensor unlike the 12 MP + 5 MP lens on the A3. It records 1080p videos in 30 fps.

Hardware and Memory

UMiDigi chose the Helio A22 Processor chipset to power this device. The Helio A22 has four Cortex A53 chips clocked at 2.0GHz and it is usually a popular choice for devices in this region. It integrates a PowerVR GE6300 GPU clocked at up to 660 MHz.

For Memory options, you get 2GB of RAM space to compliment the processor alongside 16GB storage space. There is an external SD card slot that can take up to 256GB expansion power.

Connectivity

The Helio A22 processor allows 4G connectivity so the A3S has dual VoLTE support on its dual sim and also support for 5G WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, Bluetooth HID.

Software and Battery

UMiDigi decided to use Android 10 OS on the A3S, an upgrade over the Android 8.1 Oreo on the A3. Since custom skins can be a hit or miss, the smartphone makers decided to stick with the stock Android 10 skin, giving users a pure Android experience. There are no much-bloated craps here

The battery also witnessed an upgrade from the 3,300 mAh on the A3 to 3950 mAh on the A3S. It uses 5W charging

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Conclusion

The Helio A22 chipset is usually a great drawback on smartphones but seeing that they are offering the same chipset as Huawei Y5, Y6, Nokia 2.3, Honor 8S, and Infinix Hot 8 and a much lower price with Stock Android 10, why should I complain?

The phone is priced around $80 (about N26000 on Jumia)

Overall Specifications

Network

TechnologyGSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2GGSM: Band 2 /Band 3 /Band 5 /Band 8
3GBand 1 /Band 2 /Band 4 /Band 5 /Band 6 /Band 8 /Band 19
4GLTE Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 9, Band 12, Band 13, Band 17, Band 18, Band 20, Band 26, Band 28, TDD: Band 38, Band 40, Band 41
SIM TypeDual nano-SIM slot

Design and Display

Dimensions
153 x72.9 x 8.45 mm
Height153.7mm
Width72.9 mm
Thickness8.45 mm
Weight197g
Display Size5.7-inch
Display Resolution720p HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels)
Display TechnologyIPS LCD
BuildGlass and Metal
Protection2.5D Curved Glass Front and Back
ColoursMidnight Green and Space Grey.

Platform and Hardware

OSAndroid 10 Stock OS
Processor Name/TechnologyMediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, Cortex A53
Number of Processor Cores4
Processor Speed2.0 GHz
Graphics ChipsetPowerVR GE8300
RAM2 GB
Internal Storage16 GB
External StorageYes, Up to 256GB
SensorsRear-Mounted Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass, GPS,  Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou

Camera

Front13 MP Camera 720 Video @30 fps
Rear16 MP Main Camera, 5 MP, Led Flash, 1080p Video@30fps
FeaturesAutofocus, Portrait mode, Dual LED flash, Face recognition, Cute face filter, AI Beautify, Selfie Count Down.

Multimedia

VideoMP4, M4V, MKV, XVID. Supports H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
AudioWAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, APE. Supports audio formats such as PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB.
ImageJpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp
Speaker ChipsetNil
Audio JackYes

Connectivity

BluetoothBluetooth® 5.0, AD2P LE
Wifi802.11a/b/g/n 2.4G/5G
USBYes, 2.0
NFCNo
GPSGPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou

Battery

Battery Capacity3,900 mAh
Battery TechnologyLiPo
Fast ChargingNo
RemovableNo

Extra Features

Security FeaturesFace ID and Finger Print

Price

Around ₦ 27,000 Jumia, $80 AliExpress

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