UMI X2 prototype review – quad core with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage

The most awaited UMI X2 is creating a lot of buzz not just for its price but also for its impressive specifications. The UMI X2 comes powered by a quad core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and 13MP camera, all this for Rs. 14,000.

UMI X2 review
I got the X2 prototype handset with the casing sample that will be used on the consumer version. Since it was inside a general box pack, I have skipped the Unboxing process; however I will be getting the consumer version and will doing an unboxing and review again. Consider this as a brief (prototype) review which will give you an idea of what the X2 is made up of.

Design
It’s impressive with classy and premium look. It has got it all. The finishing and the built quality are very good. The handset is 9.9 mm thick. There are 3 touch sensitive buttons on front bottom with front camera and sensors on the top. The power and the volume rockers are placed on the right side with micro USB at the bottom side and the 3.5mm jack on the top side.

Display
The 5 inch screen sports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (440ppi). This handset comes with Gorilla glass 2 protection. The touch is smooth and responsive. There is light, proximity, magnetic and G-sensors. On this prototype handset you can clearly see the black borders. On the final version which is expected to hit the markets next week, will not have these borders. I will be doing another review of the consumer version so you will get an idea of the box pack, contents and if the borders are removed.

umi x2 prototype front screen

Memory and Storage
The memory and storage is the key highlight. Its’s 2GB RAM with 32GB storage. You get around 26GB internal storage space and 1.1GB space for apps, there is the micro SD card slot in case you want more. Of the 2GB RAM you get around 1.5GB free and of the 32GB storage – 26GB is as internal storage space and 1.4GB for apps (1.11 GB free). You can install apps/games on internal storage (i.e. on the 26GB phone storage)

umi x2 prototype review

Performance
it’s the Mediatek quad core MT6589 with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU. Check out the Benchmark scores listed below.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Benchmark: 3857.
  • Antutu Benchmark: 11837.
  • Nenamark2: 28.0 fps.
  • Linpack : Single 37, Multi 89.
  • Multi Touch: 5 point.

13MP camera
On the prototype model the camera resolution is 12MP but in the consumer version it will be 13MP. There is LED flash and videos can be recorded in full HD resolution. Check out the sample images and videos at the end of the article.

umi x2 prototype camera

Entertainment
The handset can easily play 1080p videos and it looks even great on the full HD screen. The speaker volume is loud and clear.

Others: It is a dual SIM handset with dual standby mode. The handset supports 3G, Wi-Fi with hotspot, micro USB  (Tethering), Bluetooth (Tethering), GPS and 3.5mm jack. The handset runs on the latest Jelly Bean 4.2 OS.

Battery
The 2520 mAH battery I guess, should easily last for over a day.

Conclusion
A quad core handset with 5 inch screen, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, gorilla glass 2 protection and 13MP camera for a price of Rs. 14,000 seems unbelievable, but it’s true. The UMI X2 has already raised the bar when it comes to low price and features. For many after sales is the main issue and I guess once the Android Guruz stores are functional (probably this month), many will gain the confidence. The UMI X2 specs and the price has made it the lone winner, for now…

UMI will also launch the X2 with 8GB and 16GB internal storage soon. The UMI X2 and UMI X1s shipping will start from 15th ~ 18th April onwards. (First lot of 18K (X2) pcs in India).

Do note: This is a prototype handset, I will be getting the final consumer version soon. I will then come up with another Unboxing and review for the same.

Image Gallery

Sample Images

UMI X2 review video

Full HD video shot using the UMI X2 handset

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{ 464 Responses }

  1. fateh singh says

    dear gogi brother……..
    please clear my one doubt…..
    as these phones will be imported from china or any other country to INDIA…
    wither,we have to pay same amount of money which is mentioned in sites or have to pay more amount (Custom Duties, TAX etc) also……….
    if yes, than how much……….?
    i feel it is risky, dats why i m not ordering it….
    these days 6% is custom duty on mobile phones which are importing from other country…..
    please clear my doubt….
    with regards
    Fateh Singh,
    (Punjab)

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Hello Mr. Singh, There are Chinese sites from where you can order online, and you will be given option for shipping, it is better to choose a good courier it will cost you another 20$ or so. They also give free delivery option but avoid that as it takes time and no guarantee. These company usually will send with lower invoice so as to avoid the custom tax, but if the product is checked then you might have to pay. I think the custom tax will be under 1000 Rs if applicable.

  2. Sandip says

    hI GOGI, is it safe to buy UMI XII 2+32 gb from a china online site like antelife? how is the site feedback? my friend is very interested to buy umi xii from antelife as presently they are offering some good discount. i told him you are the best person to consult before buy.any idea about customs duty?plz help

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Sandeep, from China to India is not an issue, but not sure how much time it will take for the Indian customs to clear that.

  3. Subba says

    Hi Gogi,

    I have seen your reviews and the reviews are among the best. I have booked UMI X2 today by just paying 500 rs. I just want to know when my order will be ready and how they will let me know to pay the remaining amount? Are they adhering to the delivery time lines are still their stock is stuck in customs? Thanks for your reply.

  4. D SHESHADRI says

    Gogi sir,

    I went through your post on usage of credit card and debit card.
    I have used debit card for payment to buy UMI X2, I have not recd any confirmation from UMI regarding the receipt of the amount, however my bank has debited my account and payment gateway Paytm have mailed to my quires that the payment has been made to UMI mobiles India but they have not furnished transaction details from their side. can you guide me.

  5. Balraj says

    Can you also review gionee e3
    It’s actually a good device..customer care is superb..
    I hope you review it

  6. Balraj says

    Hi gogi

    Just curious…Will you be reviewing the newer version of umi x2 with mediatek turbo processor or the older version of the device?
    The newer version has a 1.5Ghz mediatek processor with 300+ Mhz of powervr gpu compared to the the 1.2Ghz processor with just 100+ powervr gpu
    Just found your video on YouTube so I’m checking your site…
    You got a great voice :-)
    I hope you reply back…

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Balraj, Both, but in India they will using the 1.2GHz version and later on may be in June, July the 1.5GHz.

      • Balraj says

        Sweet…it’s good you ‘ll be reviewing both the version…I’ll patiently wait until you review the 1.5Ghz version..
        Btw I’m just suggesting…to put certain wordings on your video before reviewing any product..saying, you got nothing to give or take with the OEM devices you review..it’s bad to see so many ppl blaming you for their mistake

  7. Bhargav Khakhar says

    Till what time we can expect Turbo version with 1.5 GHz processor????

  8. D SHESHADRI says

    Gogi sir,

    Just like all other UMI customers, I hpe you are also following the UMI on FB, please inform how much it is true and what is your opinion.
    Your views are respected.

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Hi Yes am also following, I will be getting the review units, will update the announcement section once they sent me via courier.

  9. salman khalid says

    can u tell me from where i can buy thi phone in delhi n what about service n garenty

  10. Ram says

    Could you please confirm that the issues with 1.2Ghz, 2gb ram and MTk 6589 is resolved. As per antutu score is less with these above said specs. with Turbo edition the score is quire impressive.

  11. Vikrant says

    HiGogi

    I want to buy a best smartphone under Rs.16000 with customer services .Which one smaprtphone are best between below models. I am confuised. If you are suggest any otherone let me know.

    Umi X2, Micromax A116 Canvas HD ,Wammy Passion Y,Zen Mobiles Ultrafone 701 HD

  12. mohan says

    Dear gogi
    Recent news abt Umi x2 in fb is we r all getting 1.2ghz processor.
    That means non turbo. But they r not updating abt ram and Rom.
    Can plz tell us we r getting 2gb ram and 32gb Rom or 1gb ram and 16gb Rom.

    • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

      Yes its 1.2 not the turbo version, the turbo version is delayed, so I guess for new orders only. And the 2G / 32GB is only for those who ordered before 10th may or so (don’t remember) but yes those old orders will be as they were promised.

      • Dhirendra says

        Can you confirm on surety that prebooked customers will get 1.5ghz Turbo version with 2gb/32gb RAM ? I am one of your prebooked customer and paid 14k prior to 10th May ? As per comments here and in fb I am fairly confused and i dont like to have a subpar product after this much delay. Please clarify if we get 1.5ghz 2gb/32gb phone only or it is 1.2ghz with old specs? In India Lava is providing this at less than half the price, then whats the point of paying u this much and waiting so much?

        gogi, its your prototype review which lured me in believing a chinese company. Please put proper disclaimers making people know that u r neutral, anyways i seems to have lost my money as well as trust on any chinese company mainly UMI.

        • Gogi RanaGogi Rana says

          Dhirendra, when I did the prototype review it was with 1.2GHz those who ordered it at that time was with 1.2GHz but later UMI on their FB page announced the delay and said it will be 1.5GHz. But that is taking time hence they have shipped 1.2 9 (I guess – will confirm that once I get the customer version – this week). Prebooked customers will get what they booked for 1.2 / 2GB / 32GB umi already mentioned this on Facebook.

  13. Manoj says

    Hi Gogi,

    Can u plz update me the staus of the X2 stock, still stuck with Indian custom. & when they gona clear it.?? Plz update.


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