UMIDIGI recently announced its new phone, UMIDIGI A11.
It comes with a 6.53″ flat screen, not a curved screen like many other products in its class.
The UMIDIGI A11 is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P90 SoC chip and has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It is Full HD+, great for watching videos, and is also USB-C compatible with solid support for DSDV.
The camera is a quad-lens camera that includes 48 megapixels and a 12 megapixel ultra-wide angle. I like that it has multiple lenses rather than the slightly disappointing macro-only camera configuration.
The only thing that bothers me a bit is that it doesn’t support mobile wallets or water/dust resistance. And it doesn’t support fast charging. It doesn’t support mobile wallets, water and dust resistance, which is a bit disappointing. However, there is one unique feature. It is a contactless thermometer. I think it’s interesting to have a contactless thermometer with this Corona disaster.
The UMIDIGI A11 is powered by the Helio P90 SoC, which seems to be on par or slightly below Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 and 665. My measured smartphone benchmark scores are similar to the Snapdragon 665-equipped OPPO A5 2020. However, only PCMark scored about 1000 points below it. This score is good enough for light gaming.
The battery capacity is 4150mAh, which is pretty average for a smartphone of this class. I played a light puzzle game for about 15 minutes and the battery dropped from a full charge to 91%, so I wasn’t sure how long it would last.
So I measured how long it took for the battery to go from 100% full charge to 20% with continuous video playback (Amazon Prime Video).
The UMIDIGI A11 is a mid-range smartphone that costs less than $200, and I’m personally happy with it. I don’t play particularly heavy games, so it performs well enough, is accurate enough, is convenient enough to take body temperature easily anyway, and has a headphone jack. I think it’s a good choice for an everyday phone.