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.
Umidigi A9 Pro Quick Specifications Table
|OS||Android 10 Stock OS|
|DISPLAY||6.3 inch LCD FHD display with 1080p resolution.|
48MP main + 16MP ultra wide + 5 MP depth sensor + 5MP Macro Lens
|RAM||4GB or 6 GB of RAM space|
|STORAGE||64 GB or 128GB storage with expansion card slot|
|PROCESSOR||MediaTek 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.|
|SECURITY||Face 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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||WCDMA: Band 1, Band 2, Band 4, Band 5, Band 6, Band 8, Band 19|
|4G||FDD-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 Type||Dual Nano SIM|
|Network Speed||Unspecified. Probabely HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||162.5 mm x 79.9 mm x 12.8 mm|
|Display Size||6.3 inch|
|Display Resolution||1080p x 2340|
|Display Technology||LCD FHD|
|Build||2.5D Glass Sandwich, Metal|
|Colors||Onyx Black, Forest Green|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 10 Stock ROM|
|Processor Name & Technology||MediaTek Helio P60, 12nm Fabrication, Cortex A73, A53|
|No. of Processor Cores||Octacore chip|
|Processor Cores Speed||A73 4 x 2.0GHz, A53 4 x 1.8GHz|
|Graphics Chipset||ARM Mali G72 MP3 GPU IMG PowerVR8320|
|RAM||4GB or 6GB of RAM space|
|Internal Storage||64GB or 128GB of Storage space|
|External Storage||Yes. Dedicated Memory Slot|
|Sensors||Fingerprint Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass, Barometer, Thermometer|
|Front/Selfie||24MP Sony ultra-clear front camera, 1080 Video @30 fps|
|Rear Camera||48MP 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)|
|Features||48MP 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|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV|
|Image||jpeg, png, gif|
|Speaker type and Chipset||Single, Chip Unknown|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|WLAN (WiFi)||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band(2.4, 5.0), Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Fast Charge||Yes 10W|