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UMIDIGI Mobile A3 5 5 16GB Unlocked Cell Phone Android 8 1 2GB Ram Triple Slot 2 NanoSIMs Micro SD 12MP 5MP Dual Camera Fingerprint ID 3300mAh Battery Smartphone Gray

Last Updated: 6 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.4
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
144
Old Reviews
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Unverified
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2048 GB
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Review Summary - 132 recent, verified reviews

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Price
 35
phone, 99, worth, budget, 79
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I bought this for $69.99 and it is worth that price.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't beat the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly, I'm amazed at how nice a phone you get for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  For this price, this phone lots of functions and possibilities.  ...  "
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" ...  Compared to other phones for the price this is a no brainer.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone is an amazing value for the price of only $70.  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone is worth more than its price, I can tell if you have budget for buying a phone then go with this amazing phone.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 31
mobile, mac, really like, unlocked, umidigi
+81%
-19%
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" ...  Pretty nice for an $80 phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone does everything you expect from a $70-$80 smartphone.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect androd mobile.  ...  "
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" ...  A 16GB phone with these features at this price is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  I am currently using this as my secondary phone and it is capable of everything that my primary phone is capable of but slower.  ...  "
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" ...  May be ubuntu phone, if i can find the code.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a phone that can be used for Metro PCS this works great on their Network. ... The quality is great and I had someone comment on this phone as they thought it was an iPhone XR.  ...  "
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" ...  I upgraded from an iPhone 5s and this is A LOT better. ... I get 4gLTE on T-Mobile and wifi call easily and I can hotspot since my plan allows that.  ...  "
Software Platform
 24
android, slow, app, google, stock android
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Opening web pages took forever. ... navigating around was slow and the apps would crash. ... It would NOT WORK on Android Auto.  ...  "
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" ...  BUT, the phone is SLOW, i.e Tapping the message app to check your messages and you have to wait like 1.5 sec to open.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it could run smoother if the software was optimized.  ...  "
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" ...  Then did a full reset and wouldn’t let my father sign in to his account.  ...  "
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" ...  She reported that it was lagging, not only with common apps but when texting and doing simple google searches.  ...  "
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" ...  I am still trying to see if there is a ROM which can be downloaded off the mfr's website. ... UPDATE--issue with MAC randomization could not be resolved.  ...  "
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" ...  It says it’s a unlocked phone but it isn’t!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Cons: Camera is avg, phone is slow while using multiple apps at a time.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 17
resolution, display, bright, 5, width
+88%
-12%
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" ...  The phone is looking really good, and the display is decent for the money that you are paying.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is big.  ...  "
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" ...  Great resolution as well .  ...  "
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" ...  It design is excellent with near edge to edge screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The first impression he gives me is of a well-built cell phone with a nice aesthetic for $ 65 (with screen protector and case included).  ...  "
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" ...  And I want to point out this device has the clearest and brightest screen ever!  ...  "
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" ...  The screen resolution is pretty good. ... The screen is bright and I had to turn it down to 10% brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a beautiful 720p screen, compare to my Moto E5, this phone's screen is way brighter and sharper looking.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 14
fingerprint, unlock, face, scanner, reader
+86%
-14%
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" ...  The fingerprint sensor is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The finger print reader is quite nice and work really well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not tried face recognition yet but the finger print thing works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  The face lock works great, finger scanner n all.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera is nice, finger print and face recognition at this price is pretty sweet.  ...  "
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" ...  The fingerprint reader is accurate and quick.  ...  "
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" ...  I am most impressed with it's finger print reader design which is located at the back of the phone. ... I actually prefer this method of finger print scan compare to my primary phone.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s best phone comparable with its cost, it has a nice fingerprint and face recognition to unlock as well as 2 rare cameras and a unique cover  ...  "
Apps
 12
app, slow, launcher, google, android
+33%
-67%
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" ...  She reported that it was lagging, not only with common apps but when texting and doing simple google searches.  ...  "
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" ...  BUT, the phone is SLOW, i.e Tapping the message app to check your messages and you have to wait like 1.5 sec to open.  ...  "
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" ...  Cons: Camera is avg, phone is slow while using multiple apps at a time.  ...  "
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" ...  The menus don't behave intuitively, just one example of a few: unlock by clicking a text notification I must still unlock, minimize, and navigate to the text 3-4 clicks, I never had to do that before.  ...  "
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" ...  Each time I tried to open an app, the app closed. ... These were google apps, not third party.  ...  "
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" ...  navigating around was slow and the apps would crash.  ...  "
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" ...  It is common for apps take 2~3 seconds to respond to touch input. ... Maybe it could run smoother if the software was optimized.  ...  "
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" ...  That is to say, it will open up apps and such while you're on the phone because it won't turn the touch sensors off while you're talking!  ...  "
Screen Protection
 12
screen, came, glass, remove, front and back
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It has very nice glass front and back.  ...  "
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" ...  It came with a black case and screen protector.  ...  "
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" ...  Came with screen protector n a neat case.  ...  "
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" ...  It design is excellent with near edge to edge screen.  ...  "
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" ...  The first impression he gives me is of a well-built cell phone with a nice aesthetic for $ 65 (with screen protector and case included).  ...  "
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" ...  Love how it came with a preapplied screen protector and case.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes with a nice case and screen protector.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone came with a black leather looking case on it and the glass screen protector was already applied, which is great because I can never get mine on without leaving behind an air bubble or two.  ...  "
Camera
 12
pictures, phone, bad, took, takes
+92%
-8%
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" ...  The camera is decent but you can't compare it to a more expensive phone.  ...  "
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" ...  But, the phones camera is really stellar for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Pictures were so-so but ok for still shots. ... you'd take pictures and the final shot was of the floor.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone itself is fantastic, however the camera quality is not the best.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera results were much better than I expected.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is good.  ...  "
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" ...  And if you don't need all those fancy stuff, this would be a good phone that can make decent pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  as far as camera quality it’s honestly not bad either .  ...  "
Design
 12
feel, design, phone, premium, gold
+83%
-17%
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" ...  It has the premium feel to it.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know how Umidigi was able to make this phone look and feel as awesome as it does.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks very similar to an iPhoneX and has a nice weight that doesn't feel cheap along with quality hardware and materials.  ...  "
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" ...  The design and build quality is great.  ...  "
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" ...  the look good, feel good, have great specs but the more you use it the more it fails.  ...  "
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" ...  It feels and looks very premium.  ...  "
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" ...  The gold phone looks more light beige than gold.  ...  "
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" ...  In addition, the design is great!  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
case, provide, phone feels, good, flimsy
+91%
-9%
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" ...  The actual phone is beautiful and it has some heft to it, I personally like the heavier phones.  ...  "
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" ...  The back of the phone is covered with the included soft case which is good.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the case that come with it, it does provide a good grip. ... Can’t say how durable it will be yet but if you take care of it should provide a decent usable life.  ...  "
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" ...  Seller did proper job in regards to the build quality.  ...  "
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" ...  But it sure feels like it's a product of assembling components built from an overabundance of parts left behind by the times .  ...  "
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" ...  This is a real good phone , feels real good in the hand, hi quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It looks very similar to an iPhoneX and has a nice weight that doesn't feel cheap along with quality hardware and materials.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone feels premium and well constructed .  ...  "
Product Reliability
 10
phone, two weeks, worked, issues, far
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Use it great than one week.  ...  "
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" ...  We've had it for three months so far and have had no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I've been using it for about two weeks, and it's pretty good.  ...  "
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" ...  The friend I got it for has had it for about 2 months with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  but it's been damn solid and reliable .  ...  "
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" ...  So far no complaints with 3 days of use.  ...  "
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" ...  A few months back I bought my wife the Umidigi A1 Pro for $99.99 and at $20 less this is closely similar to that phone.  ...  "
Battery Life
 10
life, long, charge, phone, little
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Good Battery life is.  ...  "
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" ...  Impressive battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is beautiful I charge it 1x a day even using YouTube and Hulu for 3 hrs. ... I'm more than satisfied I hope this phone lasts for yrs and I recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is really pretty decent but it does take a little longer to charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is ok.  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
sluggish, performance, fast, thing, job
+56%
-44%
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" ...  but it's been damn solid and reliable .  ...  "
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" ...  It is fast and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  Reason you want a decent SD card with good read/write speeds is because it WILL impact performance.  ...  "
Call quality
 9
calls, receive, someone, half the time, go
+44%
-56%
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" ...  Wouldn’t receive calls.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not get calls and it is always on do not disturb mode.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my husband who only carries a phone for emergencies only.  ...  "
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" ...  It is only good to make and receive calls.  ...  "
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" ...  Calls won't go through half the time and I don't receive text or calls from others half the time. ... Phone says it's factory unlocked but then I get AT&T free messages anytime someone I don't know calls or texts me saying I can report them for spam?  ...  "
SIM
 8
card, sim cards, nano sim, slot, 3g
+63%
-38%
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" ...  I took it by MetroPCS and they installed a nano sim and it's good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Takes a regular nano sim card and it is a heavy phone as in it feels like good quality and has great design.  ...  "
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" ...  Both sim cards works perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  popped my sim in and was golden.  ...  "
Features
 7
phone, price, look, budget
+100%
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" ...  Lots of features that you wouldn't get on another budget phone of the same price.  ...  "
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" ...  Has all the features that a smartphone should have.  ...  "
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" ...  the features are all as advertised otherwise  ...  "
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" ...  All features worked very well, some with occasional slow responses, but acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  the price on this phone is so good that you cannot find any other brand with similar look and features that can beat this model.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a beauty mode that I'm not too crazy about, it adjust the facial appearance and to me it seemed to "squeeze" the head if you wanted a narrower look or other such adjustments.  ...  "
Data reception
 7
phone, 3g, signal, lte, h2o
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I get 4gLTE on T-Mobile and wifi call easily and I can hotspot since my plan allows that.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall for the money this is a great value for a 4G GSM unlocked phone.  ...  "
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" ...  World 4G bands (US+Canada+China . ) ... Dual VoLTE and dual 4G LTE  ...  "
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" ...  works on any GSM network .  ...  "
Memory
 6
ram, card, thing, storage, quad
+67%
-33%
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" ...  And 2 GB of RAM show decent performance.  ...  "
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" ...  Add 32gb class 10 SD card and format it as internal memory and this work seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Has two sd slots and a slot for extra storage which is pretty amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The CPU is the same as on the A1 Pro - MediaTek MT6739 (Quad-core 1.5GHz), 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage, Running Android 8.1 (Oreo), Dual SIM (Nano) and dedicated spot for Micro SD card (so you can have two sims AND a SD card if desired), 3300mAh battery, Back Camera setup is 12MP + 5MP and front shooter is 8MP, Screen/Display is 5.5 inches HD+ 18:9 ratio 1440*720, FPS on back. ... First thing is make sure you get a decent SD Card to add to the internal storage of 16GB.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 6
picture, good
+100%
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" ...  This image was a good one.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a less expensive phone that does much more, picture quality is great too.  ...  "
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" ...  picture quality is acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought images would just look like older Standard Def pictures.  ...  "
Marketplace
 6
umidigi, support, customer, a3
+100%
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" ...  Thank you so much to this seller!  ...  "
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" ...  I will probably send these phones back to Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  However, Amazon customer support was AWESOME.  ...  "
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" ...  I just received this UMIDIGI A3 today.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought images would just look like older Standard Def pictures.  ...  "
Network
 6
wifi, security, since, password, mobile
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I get 4gLTE on T-Mobile and wifi call easily and I can hotspot since my plan allows that.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone also have WiFi AC so a nice plus.  ...  "
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" ...  joining my WiFi network had no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  as far as network, no issues . ... but I got download speeds of 60 mbps .  ...  "
Fit
 6
case, put, phones, holding, box
+83%
-17%
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" ...  The back of the phone is covered with the included soft case which is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The first impression of holding it outs the popular phones to SHAME!  ...  "
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" ...  I like the case that come with it, it does provide a good grip.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone came in the original phone box inside a shipping box but the original phone box was not secured shut so when I got it the phone and everything else wasn't in the original box but nothing was broken or damaged. ... You are able to put a card between the case and the phone and it will still fit securely around the phone and not slip off.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm looking at getting my parents new phones and this one seemed to fit all I was looking for, so I ordered one to test it out for myself to see. ... Compared to my Honor 7x the UMIDIGI A3 holds up pretty darn well, so much so that I wish I bought this one and saved $80 so I could get some nice headphones.  ...  "
As Gift
 5
christmas, bought, phone
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I bought this phone as a present for Christmas and to be honest, I want to say that it's very good phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I am testing with UMIDIGI to make a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 2 of these for gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  After a week with it I'll be buying another for my parents for Christmas.  ...  "
Storage
 5
card, storage, slots, micro, internal
+100%
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" ...  Add 32gb class 10 SD card and format it as internal memory and this work seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Tripple slots for Sim1+Sim2+SD(<256gb)  ...  "
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" ...  Has two sd slots and a slot for extra storage which is pretty amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  First thing is make sure you get a decent SD Card to add to the internal storage of 16GB. ... Reason you want a decent SD card with good read/write speeds is because it WILL impact performance. ... Using a LG Mobile SD Card 64GB.  ...  "
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" ...  especially since it has room for both sims and an micro sd card.  ...  "
Charging
 5
charge, battery, usb, phone, micro
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The battery life is really pretty decent but it does take a little longer to charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone uses micro usb connection for data transfer and charging.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
daughter, child
+100%
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" ...  My daughter loves this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time , daughter loved it.  ...  "
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" ...  For my son that he is 13 years old is perfect .  ...  "
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" ...  s a good present for a little child.  ...  "
Display Size
 4
5, width, phone, inch, big
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  Screen is big.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is large and bright.  ...  "
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" ...  Big screen size.  ...  "
Wifi
 4
since, security, password, network, mobile
+100%
comment
" ...  I get 4gLTE on T-Mobile and wifi call easily and I can hotspot since my plan allows that.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone also have WiFi AC so a nice plus.  ...  "
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" ...  BT connects fast, WiFi is good.  ...  "
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" ...  joining my WiFi network had no problems.  ...  "
Drivers
 3
phone, daily, backup
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  Good for being a backup phone, second phone, daily driver, kids' phone, parents' phone, gift phone or disposable phone every 6 months.  ...  "
Color
 3
color, screen, flimsy, comes, case
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  The screen is bright and I had to turn it down to 10% brightness.  ...  "
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" ...  Thought images would just look like older Standard Def pictures.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
sluggish, app
-100%
comment
" ...  You have to press up to 5 times to get something to open, and there is also a lag when unlocking.  ...  "
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" ...  But it is very sluggish.  ...  "
ISP
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Perfectly free in Venezuela with the condition of configuring the APN.  ...  "
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" ...  but I got download speeds of 60 mbps .  ...  "
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" ...  works on any GSM network .  ...  "
Bluetooth
 3
bluetooth
+100%
comment
" ...  BT connects fast, WiFi is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Bluetooth pairing was no problem .  ...  "
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" ...  Speaking of connection, I don't seem to have any issues with WiFi, Bluetooth or Mobile.  ...  "
Size
 3
nice, heavy
+100%
comment
" ...  There's a good weight to this phone too.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size, very heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  this little phone packs a punch and feels so premium.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
real, provide, phone feels, hands, hand
+67%
-33%
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" ...  This is a real good phone , feels real good in the hand, hi quality.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the case that come with it, it does provide a good grip.  ...  "

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Specifications

Memory
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Memory:  2048 GB
Internal Storage:  16 GB
Connectivity
WiFi:  Yes 
GPS:  Yes 
Bluetooth:  Yes 
FM Radio:  Yes 
3G:  Yes 
Camera
Primary Camera:  5 MP
Video:  Yes 
Secondary Camera:  8 MP
Calling
Sim Type:  Micro SIM 
GSM:  Yes 
Performance
Processor Type:  Quad Core 
Display
Resolution:  HDTV 720p 
Micro SIM
SIM TYPE
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE
2048 GB
MEMORY
Quad Core
PROCESSOR TYPE