Umidigi A7 Pro full review + Gaming test

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Umidigi A7 Pro unboxing

Released in April 2020, the Umidigi A7 Pro is a pretty reliable budget smartphone. When I first got this device, I didn’t exactly know what to expect as it’s the first Umidigi smartphone I ever bought. Umidigi A7 Pro is the slightly higher upgrade of Umidigi A7, which was released after the Pro version of the A7 series. Checkout our review based on the following categories:

Display

Umidigi A7 Pro has 6.3-inches IPS LCD display. With it’s FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, you can play games like PUBG Mobile at HD graphics quality. Although, you might not be impressed at the gaming experience (regards to PUBG Mobile particularly).

The display though is great for streaming videos/movies at very good quality, without stuttering. Umidigi A7 has a larger screen size, but smaller resolution.

Camera

Being a budget smartphone, the camera quality is great for its price. It packs quad rear camera setup of 16 + 16 + 5 + 5 Megapixels and 16 Megapixel selfie camera. Quad rear camera setup is made up of the primary sensor, ultra wide lens, depth sensor, and macro sensor. So, you can easily capture photographs with background blur effect, or capture macro shots.

Umidigi A7 Pro rear camera setup

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RAM/Storage

Umidigi A7 Pro has 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage options. The user available storage is not exactly up to 64GB/128GB though, as the system software uses up a few gigabyte (as with all phones).

Umidigi A7 Pro
Umidigi A7 Pro

OS/Processor

A7 Pro is powered by Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 chipset and ARM Mali G71 MP2 graphics processor. This chip and GPU is quite good and reliable for a budget smartphone. It runs stock Android 10 Operating System; processes apps and multitasks fairly well. For high-end usage though, you might require better processing power. Read further to find my verdict on its gaming test.

Design

The device comes in two colour options: Ocean Blue and Cosmic Black. The Cosmic Black looks and feels nice hands-on, but the phone is kind of heavy compared to phones with its exact specs and higher that are lighter when held.
I like big phones. And its 158.7 x 74.9 x 8.5 mm dimensions fits perfectly fine in my palms. It’s also easy to operate with one hand, if you’re used to such phones.

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Battery life

The battery is just good. It packs 4150mAh battery capacity and is capable of 10W charging. On heavy use, I get to charge it just once a day. And it doesn’t run totally down before it’s recharged.

Gaming Test

While this smartphone isn’t exactly phone built for gaming, you can’t spend your entire free time on social media. You need to exercise your fingers a little, playing favourite games- or at least games your smartphone can run smoothly.

I tried two popular games (PUBG Mobile and Call Of Duty: Mobile) on this smartphone, the result wasn’t exactly what is expecting. But it’s only fair to state that- for a smartphone of $99.99 USD, it performed well. I mean, those are high powered games.

On PUBG Mobile, I was able to play the game on HD graphics quality but it was totally unplayable for me. The lag was terrible. When I turned down graphics quality to lowest and maxed out Frame Rate, it was better. But still terrible FOR ME.

COD Mobile on the other hand was better. The maximum graphics quality possible is Medium, and frame rate doesn’t exceed High. Setting these graphics quality to the highest shown is a bad idea. The lag will piss you off. To play CoD: Mobile on Umidigi A7 Pro, set graphics quality to lowest and Frame Rate set to High. It’s manageable that way.

I don’t actually have this device anymore, but here’s a Gaming review on Umidigi A7 Pro by one of Qadgets authors, @Augusta.

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