Announcement. UMIDIGI A7 - Do you need a budget quad camera?

Small smartphone manufacturers have businesslately have been going so-so. Not surprising. Xiaomi / Huawei / Realme produce inexpensive devices of excellent quality and it's hard to compete with them. So many representatives of the second or third echelon have already glued their legs together. Well, who did not stick it together - they twist as they can.

UMIDIGI is just one of those who get out. They do it, however, with varying degrees of success. Sometimes curious, sometimes strange.

Take our newcomer today, the UMIDIGI A7. Let's start with the money. Officially announced “regular price” $ 144.98 (₽10800). And immediately a sale for $ 86.99 (₽6450) was announced, which means that the smartphone is unlikely to be sold for a “regular price”.

OK. For $ 87 we get a good 4150 mAh battery (charging 10 W), the amount of memory that is normal for such money (4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, support for memory cards) Let's call the screen bearable. Large 6.49 ″ diagonal, LTPS-matrix, low resolution 720 × 1560 (265 ppi). So far so good.

Further. Dual band Wi-Fi promised. USB is modern. All the necessary LTE bands are supported, and even the car is free of the bands we don't need.

With cameras, everything is uncertain. Front camera 16 MP. Quad camera 16 + 8 + 5 + 5 MP (classic set - main module, wide-angle, macro, depth sensor). I don't expect miracles for that kind of money. Firstly, there was clearly a need to save. Those. install cheap (most likely old) modules. Secondly, UMIDIGI programmers are unlikely to be a serious competitor to programmers from top manufacturers in terms of teaching artificial intelligence. But, in any case, you need to wait for the first reviews and look at the examples of pictures.

Well, for dessert - the weak link. Chipset. MediaTek Helio P20. For those who don't follow the world of chipsets too much, I explain. This is a 2016 chip. At that time, quite powerful, but, of course, already hopelessly outdated (and therefore cheap). Suffice it to say that UMIDIGI A7 is the first smartphone with this chip in 2020. Slightly less than 80 thousand points in the seventh version of AnTuTu. On the eighth (current) version, I simply have no data. Most likely, it will be a little more, but it will not make it to a hundred thousand.

If you are suddenly interested in this smartphone,I recommend to go to his page in the UMIDIGI brand store on Aliexpress and put it in the basket. Let it lie down until the sale starts (until August 24). In the end, you always have time to change your mind.

Main characteristics of UMIDIGI A7:

Screen LTPS, 6.49 ″, 720 × 1560, 265 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronMediaTek Helio P20
2.3 GHz, 8 x Cortex-A53, Mali-T880 MP2
Memory: RAM 4 GB, ROM 64 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, separate slot
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,26,28,38,40,41,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4150 mAh, charging 10.00 W
Dimensions163.7 x 77.6 x 8.7 mm
Weight228 g
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus

- 16 MP, f / 1.8

- 8 MP, wide angle, 120 °

- 5 MP, macro, 2 cm

- 5 MP, depth sensor
front camera: 16 MP, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS
OS Android 10
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (back)
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov