UMiDigi Crystal Pro Review

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The UMiDigi Crystal Pro is a bezel-less beauty that’s guaranteed to turn heads…

UMiDigi Crystal Pro

So the glittering jewel in UMiDigi’s bezel-less trophy cabinet, is the Crystal Pro…but does it stand up to the hype?

Just looking at the premium glass sandwich design, the SHARP made bezel-less display and that price-tag… I think we’re definitely onto a winner.

If you’re wondering whether to go for the Pro, price-wise its a no-brainer. There’s only around £30 difference between the models and you’re getting 4 times the storage, updated CPU (MT6737T vs MT6750T) & GPU (ARM Mali T720 vs ARM Mali T860) and twice the amount of RAM ( 2GB vs 4GB).

When it comes to bezel-less beauties the Crystal has been hotly anticipated after the success of UMiDigi’s last model, the Z1 Pro… let’s see what the Crystal has in store for us…

The Good
  • SHARP made Display
  • Screen to Body Ratio (79.16%)
  • Type C USB
  • 4x Storage (64GB) & 2x RAM (4GB) vs non pro version
The Bad
  • No Fast Charge (3 hrs to 100% charge)
  • Midrange CPU (MT6750T)

UMiDigi Crystal Pro Display

Design & Display

The first thing you’ll notice when you look at the UMIDigi Crystal is that beautiful edge-to-edge screen! They’ve really maximised the screen-to-body-ratio with only a small area beneath the screen for the selfie camera and breathing notification LED.

Once you pick up the phone, the unibody glass sandwich design feels premium and isn’t too heavy at 180 grams. There’s also Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for added protection while still keeping the thickness down to 8.1mm. The light and proximity sensors are now top-facing to keep the top bezel super slim.

The 5.5-inch SHARP display offers crisp vibrant colours with excellent viewing angles. With a resolution of 1920 x 1080 text is super crisp with no jagged edges to be seen anywhere.

Screen Tech Specs: SHARP display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, 401 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 2.5D Curved Glass,

Colours Available: Black

UMiDigi Crystal Pro Design

Performance

In terms of performance, you’ll want to go for the UMiDigi Crystal Pro version vs the original model as this features the MediaTek 6750T (vs the older MT6737T). Whilst it’s not part of the newest Helio range it is power efficient making it ideal for light Android users while also being backed up by 4GB’s of RAM.

The MT6750T is coupled with the ARM Mali T860 which will run 2D games smoothly without stutter and is a better choice than the commonly used Mali T720.

With 2 Nano SIM card slots you have the option to add in an extra SIM which can be handy whilst travelling. If you don’t need both SIM card slots you have the option to boost the storage to 256GBs with a Micro SD card.

CPU: MediaTek MT6750T, (Octa Core 4x 1.5 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz)
GPU: ARM Mali T860 MP2
RAM: 4GB
Storage: 64GB (expandable up to 256GB)

AnTuTu Benchmark 6

  • 3D – 7592
  • UX – 18378
  • CPU – 14127
  • RAM – 4198

Overall Score: 44295

UMiDigi Crystal Pro Cameras

Camera

The UMiDigi pro comes with a dual-lens camera set up featuring a 13MP Samsung sensor backed up by a 5MP secondary sensor to add depth of field effects #bokeh.

Rear Camera:

  • 13MP+5MP Samsung Sensor
  • 1080P @ 30fps
  • LED Flash

Front Camera (Selfie time):

  • 5MP
  • Bottom right placement

UMiDigi Crystal Pro Box Contents

What’s in the box?

In your UMiDigi Crystal Pro box, you’ll find a screen protector, silicone phone case, instruction manual, USB Type C cable & plug, 2 screen wipes and a handy SIM pin.

The Verdict

Overall the UMiDigi Crystal Pro is a wallet-friendly choice for the bezel-less lovers out there. With the SHARP display and the premium glass sandwich design you’re getting excellent build quality at a fraction of the price!

This is a great choice for light Android users searching for a sleek & stylish phone without the high-end price tag.

UMiDigi Crystal Pro Connectivity

Tech Specs & Connectivity

UMiDigi Crystal
Smartphone UmiDigi Crystal Pro
Screen Size 5.5 Inch
Pixel Density 401
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Screen To Body Ratio 79.16%
Screen technology SHARP Panel, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, 2.5D curved glass
Thickness 8.1mm
Weight 180g
Material Glass Sandwich Design
Colors Available Black
Storage 64GB
Processor (CPU) ARM Cortex A53 4x 1.5 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz
Graphics (GPU)
ARM Mali T860 MP2
RAM 4GB
Android Version 7 Nougat
IP Rating (Water, dust) NO
Micro-SD Card YES
Notification LED YES (bottom placement)
Finger Print Sensor YES – Rear Facing
Infrared NO
USB Type Type-C
4G Bands B20 (800MHz) / B3 (1800MHz) / B1 (2100MHz) / B7 (2600MHz)
3G Bands B1 2100MHz / B8 900MHz
2G Bands 1800MHz / 1900MHz / 850MHz / 900MHz
SIM Support Dual Nano SIM
WiFi 2.4GHz + 5GHz (a / b / g / n / ac)
GPS Tech GPS, Glonass
Bluetooth Version 4.0
NFC NO
Sensors Ambient light, E-compass, Accelerometer, Proximity
OTG YES
Battery Size 3000 mAh
Fast Charging NO

(review-hub.co.uk, https://goo.gl/QkAHdM)

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