Umidigi A9 Pro

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The Umidigi A9 Pro can be called a smartphone built for the current coronavirus pandemic due to its design. With the non-contact infrared thermometer as its secret weapon and major selling point, this smartphone has gained a lot of attention.

But what else has this device got? I know you are wondering if its all thermometer and nothing else. We will be taking you on a brief journey to see all its features and its price in Nigeria.

If you are in a hurry, you can take a look at the quick specifications table below.

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Umidigi A9 Pro Quick Specifications Table

OSAndroid 10 Stock OS
DISPLAY6.3 inch LCD FHD display with 1080p resolution.
CAMERA24MP selfie
48MP main + 16MP ultra wide + 5 MP depth sensor + 5MP Macro Lens
RAM4GB or 6 GB of RAM space
STORAGE64 GB or 128GB storage with expansion card slot
PROCESSORMediaTek Helio P60 Octacore chip, 12nm, 4 x Cortex-A73 chips clocked up to 2.0GHz & 4 x Cortex-A53 chips with speed up to 1.8GHz.
BATTERY4150 mAh
SECURITYFace Unlock and Under display Finger Print

Design and Build Quality

When it comes to aesthetics, Umidigi always tries to bring the best it can despite its low prices. The glass-sandwich build (glass front and glass back) has been consistent with the Umidigi A series since the inception of the A3 and the A9 Pro has taken the baton.

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The smartphone has a solid metal frame and 2.5D glasses for durability. This design is premium and sleek as almost all other devices in its category sport polycarbonate materials. The only raw back is the lack of Gorilla Glass but its okay as that would have increased the price of the smartphone.

At the front of the smartphone is the very slim U shaped notched and a slim chin making the device almost bezel-less. The chin isn’t intrusive and also helps with structural integrity. This design makes sure we have most of the screen area for our use.

Umidigi A9 Pro

At the back of the A9 Pro is the camera module cutout that locate at the top left. This houses the camera lenses, infrared thermometer and LED flashlight. The fingerprint sensor lies at the middle. Unlike the Umidigi Bison, there is no IP rating though the device should at least be at IP57.

Other features available includes the dedicated thermometer button, SUB C, 3.5mm jack and the Dual SIM + Memory card slot.

Display

Ahh, one of my favorite segment on every Umidigi article. Feels good to know Umidigi has been consistent with the 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution Full HD display on most of its smartphones. This is also present on the Umidigi A9 Pro and it is all on a 6.3 inch Incell LTPS screen.

This makes their display great and above decent especially when Infinix and Tecno have decided to keep churning out 720p smartphones. The A9 Pro display is really bright and you may experience some discomfort at night if you crank the brightness up to 100%.

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Screen-to-body ratio stands at 92.7% while you also have 409 pixels per inch on this display. If the A7 Pro is good (which I am currently enjoying) then the A9 pro is definitely superb.

Umidigi A9 Pro Camera Specifications

While the camera on the A7 Pro were a bit underwhelming, the A9 Pro came to correct that with better specifications. The A9 Pro offers 24MP Sony selfie shooter, a great boost over the 16MP lens on the A7 Pro.

At the rear side, you get the popular Sony 48MP Matrix Quad Camera as the main shooter, paired with 16MP ultra wide angle camera that has 120° field of view, 5MP depth camera, and 5MP macro camera with 2cm macro distance.

Just make sure you are getting the 128GB storage variant of this device to enjoy the 48MP Sony lens else you will end up with a 32MP rear shooter. There are lots of software features that accompanies the camera but there is no image stabilization.

Either ways, you will still be getting crisp clear images and if you are familiar with mods, you can add the modified version of Google camera and get even better pictures.

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Performance

When it comes to performance Umidigi still manages to make the best decision for its smartphones while keeping down cost. Instead of going for up to date entry level chips, Umidigi usually goes for an older mid tier chip that still has great performance.

This ensures you have a smartphone that is performing above entry level for entry level prices.

Umidigi A9 Pro

In this smartphone, we have the Helio P60 Chip released in 2018, which is still very efficient and has great performance. The Helio P60 chip has 4 x Cortex-A73 chips with speed up to 2.0GHz & 4 x Cortex-A53 with 1.8GHz max speed.

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The Mali G72 GPU also ensures that you can play some taxing games on it with good graphics and no stutter.

For memory options, you can get 4GB or 6GB of RAM paired with either 64GB of storage or 128GB of storage. The A7 Pro 4GB of RAM space is quite efficient and doesn’t lag but if you want to get the 48MP Sony camera, you need the 4GB/128GB or 6GB/128GB variant.

Battery and Connectivity

Umidigi A9 Pro boost a battery with 450mAh capacity and that is capable of going a full day on a full charge. And if you need more juice, you have 10W fast charging to help refill the battery in no time.

The phone ships with stock Android 10 OS with no third party apps, ads or bloatware, giving you the true Android experience. The Umidigi A9 Pro is 4g dual sim smartphone, will all 4G bandwidth supported.

There is a a 3.5mm headphone jack. USB type C, WiFi 2.4GHz/5GHz bandwidth and Bluetooth 4.2. Amongst the sensors is the contact-less Infrared Thermometer that helps measure temperature of other people.

Umidigi A9 Pro Price In Nigeria

If you shop on Alixpress, you can get the Umidigi A9 Pro4GB/64GB variant for around N46,000 – N50,000 and the 6GB/128GB variant for N55,000 – N60,000.

If you shop on Jumia, you can get the Umidigi A9 Pro4GB/64GB variant for around N60,000 – N65,000 and the 6GB/128GB variant for N70,000 – N75,000.

Umidigi A9 Pro Overall Specifications

Network

TechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
2GGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3GWCDMA: Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 6, Band 8, Band 19
4GFDD-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 66.
TDD-LTE: Band 34, Band 38, Band 39, Band 40, Band 41
Sim TypeDual Nano SIM
Network SpeedUnspecified. Probabely HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

Design and Display

Dimensions162.5 mm x 79.9 mm x 12.8 mm
Height158.7 mm
Width74.9 mm
Thickness8.06 mm
Weight205 g
Display Size6.3 inch
Display Resolution1080p x 2340
Display TechnologyLCD FHD
Build2.5D Glass Sandwich, Metal
Protection2.5D Glass
ColorsOnyx Black, Forest Green

Platform and Hardware

OSAndroid 10 Stock ROM
Processor Name & TechnologyMediaTek Helio P60, 12nm Fabrication, Cortex A73, A53
No. of Processor CoresOctacore chip
Processor Cores SpeedA73 4 x 2.0GHz, A53 4 x 1.8GHz
Graphics ChipsetARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU IMG PowerVR8320
RAM4GB or 6GB of RAM space
Internal Storage64GB or 128GB of Storage space
External StorageYes. Dedicated Memory Slot
SensorsFingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass, Barometer, Thermometer

Camera Specifications

Front/Selfie24MP Sony ultra-clear front camera, 1080 Video @30 fps
Rear Camera48MP Sony primary camera, 1/2” image sensor, 1.6μm 4-in-1 super pixel, F/1.79 aperture, 6-element lens + 16MP Ultrawide FOV 120 + 5 MP Depth sensor + 5MP Macro Camera, Dual LED Flash, 1080 Video @30 fps (32MP Sony primary camera on 64GB Version)
Features48MP HD (32MP HD for 4GB + 64GB variant), Ultra wide-angle mode, Steady handheld night photography, Slow motion video, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Panorama mode, HDR, AI Beautify, Ultra wide-angle edge distortion correction, Dual LED flash, Face recognition, Real-time filters

Multimedia

VideoFLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP
AudioPCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV
Imagejpeg, png, gif
Speaker type and ChipsetSingle, Chip Unknown
Audio JackYes, 3.5mm

Connectivity

Bluetooth4.2
WLAN (WiFi)Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band(2.4, 5.0), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USBYes, TypeC
NFCYes
GPSYes, with A-GPS

Battery

Battery Capacity4150mAh
Battery TechnologyLiPo
Fast ChargeYes 10W
RemovableNo
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