The Umidigi A7 smartphone is the younger sibling of the Umidigi A7 Pro, one of the best value king smartphones available in 2020. I know this because I own the Umidigi A7 Pro smartphone and I have enjoyed most if what it offers.
The Umidigi A7 was released a few months ago and today we will look at it specifications, features and price and maybe why you should get one for yourself too.
Umidigi A7 Specifications Summary
|OS||Android 10 Q Stock OS|
|DISPLAY||6.49 inch In Cell LTPS Display with 720 pixels Resolution|
16MP main + 8MP ultrawide + 5 MP depth sensor + 5MP Macro Lens
|RAM||4 GB of RAM space|
|STORAGE||64GB storage with expansion card slot up to 256GB|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek Helio P20 Octacore chip, 12nm, 4 x 2.35GHz & 4 x 1.64Ghz|
|SECURITY||Face Unlock and Under display Finger Print|
Umidigi A7 Design
The Umidigi A7 stands tall at 6.49 inch and at first glance, the front selfie camera on the water drop notch stands out. The speaker grille sits over the camera and the sensor is placed a little bit to the right on the slim top bezels.
The bottom chin is not too large and helps maintain the structural integrity of the smartphone. The screen has a 2.5D glass protection.
Over to the rear side of the phone sits a quad rear camera set up with a dual LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is placed a little bit below at the center.
The rear side also has a 2.5D protective glass covering making the phone durable. The phone has a durable metal frame, making it sturdy.
The Volume and power buttons are on the righthand side. If you are not used to UMIDIGI devices, you may have a little hard time adjusting to the button placements though.
Like the Umidigi A7 Pro, the top of the A7 does not have any ports while the base houses the 3.5mm headphone, a mic, reversible Type C USB Port and speaker. The two colors available are midnight green and space grey.
Umidigi A7 Display
The Umidigi A7 has a larger display when compared to the A7 Pro as the display stands at 6.49 inch. The display technology is the Full screen In Cell LTPS Display.
The screen resolution stands at 1560 x 720 pixels resolution with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and the screen to body ratio is around 82%.
Umidigi A7 Camera Specifications
The Umidigi camera department sure has a way of bringing in camera lovers as tey offer spcifications that has other entry level gadgets crying.
Umidigi A7 has a 16MP selfie 5 element lens. Though the use of stock Google OS without any modifications means that there are no additional features added to the selfie camera.
The rear camera contains a 16MP 6-element lens Primary camera, 8MP ultra wide angle camera wth 120 degree firld of view, 5MP depth sensor and 5MP macro camera with up pt2CM macro distance.
Those moving from Tecno and Infinix smartphones may have an issue with the Umidigi camera as it offers no additional modifications but that be corrected by tsing the SnapChat app or the New Google Go Camera.
Not withstanding, rear camera features includes; Ultra wide-angle mode, Steady handheld night photography, AI scenes detection, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Slow motion video, AI Beautify, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Dual LED flash, Face recognition
Umidigi A7 Hardware specifications.
Umidigi has tried to keep the A7 balanced and somehow the processor performance even looks better than the one on the A7 Pro.
The Umidigi A7 pro octacore processors features 4 x 2.0GHz/4 x 1.5GHz cores while the Umidigi A7 has the MediaTek, Helio P20 processor, with 4x Cortex-A53, 2.3GHz & 4x Cortex-A53, 1.64GHz. The graphics processor on this device is the ARM Mali-T880 MP2 with 900MHz speed.
The memory specifications consists of 4GB of RAM space and 64GB storage space. There is also a dedicated memro card slot available on this device
The phone should handle Modern Combat, Call of Duty Mobile and some other tasking games, although it will likely get hot after a while.
Umidigi A7 Software and Battery Specifications
The Umidigi A7 runs on stock Android 10 Q without any modifications whatsoever. This gives a pure Android experience. There is also the system wide dark mode available.
The phone is equipped with a 4150mAh battery with quick caharge available. There is the USB type C and it may also support wireless charging like the Umidigi A7 Pro.
Price and Why You should Buy The Umidigi A7.
The Umidigi A7 currently sells around N43000 on Jumia. I doubt there are other devices around that price range that offers the insane specifications the Umidigi A7 offers. It also has a good camera, a decent processor and battery.
Umidigi A7 Overall Specifications
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G||GSM Band 2 /Band 3 /Band 5 /Band 8 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||WCDMA Band 1 / Band 2 / Band 4 / Band 5 / Band 6 / Band 8 / Band 19|
|4G / LTE||Band 1 / Band 2 / Band 3 / Band 4 / Band 5 / Band 7 / Band 8 / Band 12 / Band 13 / Band 17 / Band 18 / Band 19 /Band 20 / Band 26 / Band 28A / Band 28B / Band 38 / Band 40 / Band 41 / Band 66|
|Sim Type||Dual Nano SIM|
|Network Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||163.7 mm x 77.6 mm x 8.7 mm|
|Display Size||6.49 inch|
|Display Resolution||1560 x 720|
|Display Technology||In Cell LTPS Display.|
|Build||Metal Frame, 2.5D Glass Back, 2.5D Glass Front|
|Protection||Glass and Metal|
|Colors||Midnight Green, Space Grey|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Stock Android 10 Q|
|Processor Name & Technology||MediaTek Helio P20, 12nm Fabrication, Cortex A53|
|No. of Processor Cores||Octacore chip|
|Processor Cores Speed||4 x 2.3GHz, 4 x 1.6GHz|
|Graphics Chipset||ARM Mali-T880 MP2 with 900MHz|
|RAM||4GB of RAM space|
|Internal Storage||64GB of storage space|
|External Storage||Yes. Dedicated card slot available, up to 256GB|
|Sensors||Fingerprint Sensor, G-Sensor, E Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass|
|Front/Selfie||16 MP, Camera 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Rear Camera||16MP main + 8MP Ultrawide + 5 MP depth sensor + 5MP Macro Lens quad camera, Dual LED Flash, 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Features||Ultra wide-angle mode, Steady handheld night photography, AI scenes detection, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Slow motion video, AI Beautify, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Dual LED flash, Face recognition|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI|
|Image||Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp|
|Speaker type and Chipset||Single, Chip Unknown|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|WLAN (WiFi)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||Yes, USB Type C|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|