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Announcement. A herd of inexpensive bison. Armored smartphones UMIDIGI Bison X10G, Bison X10S, Bison X10G NFC and Bison X10S NFC

The UMIDIGI company decided not to waste time on trifles and announced four budget armored smartphones at once:

  • UMIDIGI Bison X10G
  • UMIDIGI Bison X10S
  • UMIDIGI Bison X10G NFC
  • UMIDIGI Bison X10S NFC
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The announcement seems to be preliminary, but, it seems, all the characteristics have already been indicated. So it can be considered the same and final.

The newcomers are in many ways similar to those announced inSeptember UMIDIGI Bison X10 and UMIDIGI Bison X10 Pro devices. The same screens and batteries, similar sets of cameras. But still, beginners are weaker. They don't have infrared thermometers either for iron or infrared thermometers, and only the older half have an NFC module.

What's nice, the set of new smartphones turned outpretty logical and easy to understand. The X10G models differ from the X10S models in design and materials (“rubber” for the former, “matte fiberglass” for the latter). Plus, models with the word “NFC” in the name, in addition to the NFC module, have more permanent memory and are equipped with fingerprint scanners. That's all the difference.

X10G on the left, X10G NFC on the right

Let's go, let's go over the characteristics.

Traditionally listed are "protective" abbreviationsIP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G. But no details. Those. it is clear that smartphones are not too afraid of water, and you can drop them a little. But from experiments with hot water under pressure (which IP69K hints at) and other delights, I would refrain, of course.

The chipset is the beloved UMIDIGI Unisoc Tiger T310.You can't call it fresh, it was announced already in 2019. But in our area (i.e. outside of China) it practically does not occur. There are only four cores, but the combination is interesting. One fast core and three slow energy efficient ones. “Power” - under 150 thousand points in the eighth AnTuTu. Those. compared to other quad-core processors, the chip is very, very decent. Straight record holder. (The previous "bison" X10 and X10 Pro use the more powerful eight-core Helio P60).

Memory. The RAM is exactly 4 GB for all four devices. Permanent - 32 GB for the youngest and 64 GB for the NFC varieties. There is support for memory cards, but the tray, apparently, is a hybrid one.

X10S on the left, X10S NFC on the right

The batteries are very capacious, as much as 6150 mAh.This, combined with energy efficient cores, gives hope that smartphones will work for a long, long time. Charging is just not too fast, only ten watts.

The screens are large but modest. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 6.53 ″. The resolution is low, 720 × 1600 (269 ppi).

There are a lot of cameras, but it's better not to hope for something serious. Front cameras have a resolution of 8 MP. Rear modules are triple - 16 + 8 + 5 MP (main camera, wide-angle, macro).

Other. Wi-Fi fifth, dual-band. All the LTE frequencies we need are available. Type-C in place. NFC modules and fingerprint scanners, as I said, are only for smartphones with “NFC” in the name.

Smartphone pages have already appeared on AliExpress(one, two). But the prices there are still openly overpriced, from $ 189.98 (₽14,400) to $ 279.98 (₽21200). According to the official mailing list from UMIDIGI, the younger models should cost less than $ 100 (₽7600). The older ones, obviously, will be more expensive, but not three times. So let's wait. Until the end of December, when the devices will actually become available for purchase, there are very few left.

Main Features of UMIDIGI Bison X10G and X10S

Screen S-IPS, 6.53 ″, 720 × 1600, 269 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronUnisoc Tiger T310
2 GHz, 1 x Cortex-A75, 3 x Cortex-A55, PowerVR GT7200
Memory: RAM 4 GB, ROM 32 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,25,26,28,34,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 6150 mAh, charging 10.00 W
Dimensions172.07 x 83.82 x 12.9 mm
Weight 225 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 16 MP, f / 2.2

- 8 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 119 °

- 5 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 3 cm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.2, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 11
SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Approach, Illumination
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

Main Features of UMIDIGI Bison X10G NFC and X10S NFC

Screen S-IPS, 6.53 ″, 720 × 1600, 269 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronUnisoc Tiger T310
2 GHz, 1 x Cortex-A75, 3 x Cortex-A55, PowerVR GT7200
Memory 4 GB RAM, 64 GB ROM, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, hybrid slot
Mobile Internet LTE
HSDPA, HSUPA
Edge
Mobile networks LTE Bands 1-5,7,8,12,13,17-20,25,26,28,34,38-41,66
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 6150 mAh, charging 10.00 W
Dimensions172.07 x 83.82 x 12.9 mm
Weight 225 g
Rear Camera: Triple, Flash, Auto Focus

- 16 MP, f / 2.2

- 8 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 119 °

- 5 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 3 cm
front camera: 8 MP, f / 2.2, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OSAndroid 11
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Zoom, Light, Fingerprint (side), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

George Kiselyov