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UMIDIGI One Max Factory Unlocked Smartphone 4GB 128GB 4150mAh Big Battery 6 3 Waterdrop Full Screen 12MP 5MP Dual Camera Dual SIM Android 8 1 Cell Phones Wireless Charge NFC Support Black

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
6.5
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/10
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4150 mAh
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Review Summary - 73 recent, verified reviews

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Device Compatibility
 24
umidigi, started, one max, boost, mobile
+79%
-21%
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" ...  *Before you actually use this phone, I recommend performing the wireless system update.  ...  "
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" ...  But the phone did it all automatically . ... You will have to re-enter your PIN to unlock the phone .  ...  "
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" ...  Great phone amazing I love it so far  ...  "
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" ...  Phone works great  ...  "
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" ...  I really love this phone. ... I really hope the next one works out because this is an amazing phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  The One Max is also a great phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I just wanted to update what I thought of this phone. ... I am comparing it to my favorite phone I still own, a Huawei Mate SE. ... -Overall it's still a good phone and although it's a backup phone I use it everyday. ... I would buy this phone again.  ...  "
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Software Platform
 16
android, update, google, software, phone
+63%
-38%
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" ...  128GB of expandable storage ensures that even the biggest apps can have an uncompromised place in your phone. ... Runs Android 8.0 beautifully although there will be a few network updates that you'll need to download within the first few days of turning on the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Once unlocked, the device is a joy to use. ... I had no issue adding my credit card to Android Pay on the One Max but haven't had a chance to use it yet.  ...  "
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" ...  2/16/19 Update: ... I use Kaspersky battery life app.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone started right up and I logged into my google account.  ...  "
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" ...  They both work well and have the Android 8.1 release installed. ... I have had many Android phones over the years starting with the Android One. ... One thing I did have to do was install the Nova Launcher to get better control of my desktop layout, but that was free and painless.  ...  "
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" ...  I did switch to Mint mobile and the activation was flawless, text and MMS settings took place almost as soon as I activated the account!  ...  "
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" ...  Stock Android : clean and fast ... My recommendation: Before you invest a lot of money on large branded devices such as Samsung and Apple, check this device, it gives great value for the price and do the job as required !  ...  "
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" ...  The phone runs all of my apps perfectly. ... It took my a while to get used to the android os but I’m starting to like it.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 15
weeks, days, back, problems, even
+47%
-53%
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" ...  Barely had the phone for a month and just start rebooting, just like that.  ...  "
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" ...  Mine appears to be working fine (so far) but the second phone completely died and will not even turn-on after less than a week of use.  ...  "
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" ...  When I finally was able to attempt a factory reset, guess what happened?  ...  "
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" ...  I sent it back and got a new one within 10 days. ... The same problems persisted. ... I shipped it back as it must be defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Out of all the great reviews, I had to be the one who got the defective Umidigi One Max.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if I want to send it back after waiting 3 weeks for it.  ...  "
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" ...  I checked an DOUBLE checked before purchase.  ...  "
Price
 15
phone, money, worth, time, seemed
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Such an awesome phone even at 2 or 3x the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Won't find a better phone for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth the price point, quality feel  ...  "
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" ...  Great cell phone for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Especially when you consider it cost $180 all in.  ...  "
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" ...  The equivalent to the iPhone x and Galaxy S9 for a fraction of the price!  ...  "
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" ...  I am still happy with the purchase and we'll worth the money. ... Best money I have spent in a long time!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Not a big deal for a great phone at this price.  ...  "
Lagging
 14
restarts, random, vibrates, times, reboots
+21%
-79%
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" ...  Reboots by itself.  ...  "
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" ...  - Stops/ restarts repeatedly  ...  "
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" ...  And then, the phone started to randomly reboot.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone kept freezing and restarting. ... The phone would restart 50 times a day, and lock up many times. ... Sometimes it would buzz for 20 seconds then restart.  ...  "
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" ...  Can only unlock but cannot use button to lock or restart or switch off. ... It restarts now for no reason.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone restarts vibrates and freezes randomly.  ...  "
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" ...  vibrates constantly when texting then freezes, shuts down, starts, stops,, turns back off again . ... vibrates for 20 seconds until it restarts again .  ...  "
Display Clarity
 14
bright, screen quality, looks, brightness, sun
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Screen is nice looking and bright, picture quality is one of 2 negative things I found on this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is not 1080 but I could care less, 720P is good enough for me plus most you tube videos are in 720 anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  has a beautiful screen quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good display and audio.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen quality is top notch(no pun intended) eve at its resolution, audio is some what of a stereo(bottom and earpiece speaker), load in my opinion, just a bit tinny.  ...  "
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" ...  3) Screen and sound are ok ... I love the night mode for the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  That massive front screen is truly a joy to look at (color reproduction is decent - no dead pixels or issues - strong backlight that is relatively visible in direct sun). ... The "carbon" colored back panel is honestly great looking and a nice change from most other phones out there.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll test max screen brightness time to drain the battery next. ... -Battery life is pretty good, the screen is very bright, which shortens battery life on higher settings. ... It lasts me all day without fail at about 50% brightness and I can still see it out in the sun.  ...  "
Camera
 13
phone, want, pictures, picture, sure
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Camera hardware is not bad but the software is, out of all my testing MUIU camera apk yields the best results, both for picture and video.  ...  "
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" ...  The camera is dam good for the price of the phone as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera is fast on the snap compared to my previous phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The images are kinda sharp if you don't move the camera at all. ... It's great value but I use the camera a lot and I can't get even get mediocre footage. ... If you're not going to take photos then yes, with all of the features I would recommend this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Even the cameras that some people downed.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll add a couple outdoor example shots, as well.  ...  "
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" ...  If you look at the product picture above and look at the phone the top camera is clearly missing.  ...  "
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" ...  camera is good outside or in very good lighting but in the dark its not very good.  ...  "
Battery Life
 10
battery life, phone, charge, 100, screen
+80%
-20%
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" ...  I like that it came with a cover and that it can be charged wirelessly.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life good.  ...  "
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" ...  the best is this phone has long battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with battery life. ... The phone lasts me about two days.  ...  "
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" ...  4,000mAh and around 4 hours to charge to 100%. ... I'll test max screen brightness time to drain the battery next. ... -Battery life is pretty good, the screen is very bright, which shortens battery life on higher settings. ... I use Kaspersky battery life app. ... Needless to say after several charging cycles, it says over a day at 100% charge now and is still climbing. ... Is it 4,000mah?  ...  "
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" ...  Ultra-strong battery (holds for more than two days of use)  ...  "
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" ...  I also have the S2 which was the first 5000 MaH phone.  ...  "
Charging
 10
charges, charger, charge, also, wireless
+80%
-20%
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" ...  If it came with bluetooth earbuds or a wireless charger it would be perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it came with a cover and that it can be charged wirelessly.  ...  "
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" ...  charging is very fast and wireless charging is also very good.  ...  "
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" ...  Wireless charging works grate as well!!!  ...  "
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" ...  4,000mAh and around 4 hours to charge to 100%. ... -Wireless charging is flawless. ... I love the convenience of being able to pick up my phone without unplugging it and having to plug it in to charge. ... I have seneo chargers and they work great. ... This phone charges very fast wireless or wired. ... Qi charging is awesome, works very well. ... This phone in general charges very quickly. ... Needless to say after several charging cycles, it says over a day at 100% charge now and is still climbing.  ...  "
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" ...  very fast wireless charging.  ...  "
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" ...  I also have the S2 which was the first 5000 MaH phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Even better - it charges at a good speed without getting too warm (something I can't say for the Galaxy S8).  ...  "
Overall performance
 9
speed, slow, processor, phone, one
+78%
-22%
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" ...  I was not disappointed in this phone at all it runs fast it's graphics are good the battery life is insanely good  ...  "
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" ...  Runs slick and fast.  ...  "
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" ...  It really is an upgrade, it is the right size, goes at the right speed and has a very good camera.  ...  "
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" ...  It does everything a phone should do with quality and speed!  ...  "
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" ...  It's got all the storage you could ever need and performance to run anything you need it to.  ...  "
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" ...  Product straight out the box was impressive lag wen I first used it but soon after ran and still running smoothly really a bang for ya buck if your looking for a product that is standing up to the big expensive phones this is the one for u only wish is that you can update to pie other than that a winning in my book.  ...  "
Build Quality
 9
feels, textured, protective cases, premium, feel
+100%
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" ...  The build quality and design of this phone is great.  ...  "
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" ...  - Feels nice in hand/ Heavy ... - Can't find a case anywhere  ...  "
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" ...  phone discharges really quick.i have been using this product for about 3 weeks and build quality is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  PLEASE GET SOME NICE OTTER BOX TYPE HARD PROTECTIVE CASES!  ...  "
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" ...  I've been careful handling it so I can't judge the rubbery plasticish case that comes with it but It can't stop a smudge mark so a drop, I doubt it.  ...  "
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" ...  This Phone is well made, the metal and glass gives a premium feel to it, it does lean to the heavier side though.  ...  "
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" ...  I wouldn't go so far as to say its heavy, but I would say it feels quite substantial and sturdy, its great!  ...  "
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" ...  The box has a textured cover on it, all in matte black, and the whole thing looks great (but feels slightly less premium than, say, Apple's packaging). ... Everything feels solid - no creaking or flexing and weight distribution is great. ... Umidigi - will there be a black textured case for the One Max like there is for the One Pro, etc?  ...  "
Memory
 8
ram, 4gb, plus, good, 128gb
+88%
-13%
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" ...  Pros: Love the 4G of ram and 128 of rom.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus I haven’t even dented the storage yet compared to my 16gb iPhone.  ...  "
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" ...  In marketing terms, it looks good, has a great screen size and quality, has 128GB of storage and 4GB RAM, a huge battery and works flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  I like this camera a lot, with the price you pay, you can get a lot of feature and memory is plus.  ...  "
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" ...  128gb Internal storage  ...  "
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" ...  4GB of ram is the minimum needed for Android in my opinion, so luckily this thing is all set.  ...  "
Apps
 8
launcher, google search bar, space, load, hardware
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Great Hardware, I used nova launcher to remove the Google Search Bar at the top and customized it to my liking.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone runs all of my apps perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  128GB of expandable storage ensures that even the biggest apps can have an uncompromised place in your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  One thing I did have to do was install the Nova Launcher to get better control of my desktop layout, but that was free and painless.  ...  "
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" ...  Storage space is vast, it's quick and runs any apps and games I've played on it without slowing down. ... I use Kaspersky battery life app.  ...  "
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" ...  its very snappy and can run a dozen or more apps at once with no problem .  ...  "
Marketplace
 8
see, return, replacement, pictures, umidigi
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I called Amazon to get a replacement because and it was worse than the first one.  ...  "
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" ...  Thus far I have had no help from Amazon and am waiting to hear from the seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Now i have to return it per Customer Service at Amazon.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 7
phone, fingerprint, finger print scanner, fast, scanner
+71%
-29%
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" ...  I fell in love with this phone, I loved everything about it, the display, the fingerprint scanner placement, the memory size, the speed and performance, the premium look and feel of the phone for such a low price.  ...  "
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" ...  Fingerprint reader is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Pros: Large battery, Fast finger reading, No noticeable bloatware  ...  "
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" ...  The fingerprint sensor is placed in a natural resting place without having to worry about locking and unlocking your phone on accident.  ...  "
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" ...  The side-mounted fingerprint sensor is accurate and fast - nothing more to say here - it works perfectly for me. ... As mentioned, unlocking the phone is easy and fast with the side-mounted fingerprint sensor.  ...  "
Returns
 7
back, phone, send, replacement, got
-100%
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" ...  Thankfully returning the defective phone, but will have to find an alternative replacement since the Max is no longer available on Prime or at the original purchase price.  ...  "
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" ...  In the end, I decided to cut my losses and send the phone back for a refund.  ...  "
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" ...  I may have to return this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if I want to send it back after waiting 3 weeks for it.  ...  "
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" ...  Umidigi some how knew I was returning it before I put in my return. ... Product is being returned  ...  "
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" ...  Im sending it back .  ...  "
Design
 7
looks, feel, black, textured, premium
+100%
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" ...  Liked the look and feel.  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality and design of this phone is great.  ...  "
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" ...  the materials look and feel like a high end phone .  ...  "
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" ...  Please design more cases for this phone and it will then be perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  I have had some compliments on how good it looks. ... The package is black ag gold, always classy.  ...  "
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" ...  The box has a textured cover on it, all in matte black, and the whole thing looks great (but feels slightly less premium than, say, Apple's packaging). ... Umidigi - will there be a black textured case for the One Max like there is for the One Pro, etc?  ...  "
Controls
 5
buttons, volume, right, restart, like
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  I tried to force it to shut down but the buttons did nothing until it finally stopped on its own and restarted.  ...  "
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" ...  Can only unlock but cannot use button to lock or restart or switch off.  ...  "
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" ...  Just to return to the same boot up menu.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
audio, speaker, good, screen quality, screen
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Sound from the speaker sounds great.  ...  "
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" ...  3) Screen and sound are ok  ...  "
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" ...  Screen quality is top notch(no pun intended) eve at its resolution, audio is some what of a stereo(bottom and earpiece speaker), load in my opinion, just a bit tinny.  ...  "
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" ...  Very good display and audio.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 5
picture, good, screen, images, bright
+100%
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" ...  Screen is nice looking and bright, picture quality is one of 2 negative things I found on this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  OH AND THE PICTURE QUALITY IS GREAT!  ...  "
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" ...  I've gotten some really good pictures, but it's fairly hit or miss and seems to need good lighting to take a decent picture. ... Picture quality doesn't seem to be as good as my hauwei mate se, but it's not terrible.  ...  "
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" ...  High quality images.  ...  "
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" ...  The picture quality is awesome .  ...  "
Screen Protection
 5
phone, protector, side, pre, ordered
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Came with screen protector already installed and clear phone case. ... I had ordered cell phone screen protector seperately and now its gonna sit there.  ...  "
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" ...  This Phone is well made, the metal and glass gives a premium feel to it, it does lean to the heavier side though.  ...  "
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" ...  The tear drop is very nice, as it gives the screen extra room.  ...  "
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" ...  One final side note - the phone comes with a thin screen protector, pre-applied (very well, I might add) and a CLEAR TPU case.  ...  "
Wifi
 5
wifi calling, works, verizon, updates, settings
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  I like wifi calling capability  ...  "
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" ...  Phone has wifi calling under wifi and advanced settings.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi has been solid and works pretty far from our router - very happy there.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
hand, right, would, weight, say
+100%
comment
" ...  1) This phone will feel weighty in your hand. ... I wouldn't go so far as to say its heavy, but I would say it feels quite substantial and sturdy, its great!  ...  "
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" ...  - Feels nice in hand/ Heavy  ...  "
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" ...  I love the phone and continue to talk about the price and how it feels in the hand.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything feels solid - no creaking or flexing and weight distribution is great. ... It's much more convenient for right-handed people (which I am) - but lefties can still manage.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
videos, quality, good, 720, screen
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  - Movies/ videos/ pictures showed really well  ...  "
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" ...  only real situation i have with the phone is the battery and video quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The screen is not 1080 but I could care less, 720P is good enough for me plus most you tube videos are in 720 anyway.  ...  "
Data reception
 4
4g, 3g, use, phone, works
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Per the listing "★ 【Network & One Year Warranty】:2G: GSM 2 /3 /5 /8,2G:CDMA1X BC0,BC1,3G: EVDO BC0,BC1,3G: WCDMA 1 /2 /4 /5 /8,3G: TD-SCDMA 34 /39,4G: TDD-LTE 34 /38 /39 /40 /41 ,4G: FDD-LTE 1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B,cover the most common frequencies around the world.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a very nice phone, but it is not a 4G LTE phone , you get 3G only.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried my to use my boost mobile network didn't worked.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 4
phone, one, issues, car, wireless
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  First off the Bluetooth is only good for about 15ft, cellular signal is not good, and the phone randomly reboots.  ...  "
Front Camera
 4
front, rear, good, screen, facing
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Second the rear camera stop focusing .  ...  "
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" ...  Also the phone only has one front facing camera the top camera does not appear to be operating.  ...  "
SIM
 4
phone, card, work, memory, find
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  4) Getting this phone to work with my carrier (Mint mobile) was a simple matter of popping in my sim and checking my APN setting.  ...  "
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" ...  dual Sim slots  ...  "
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" ...  As you can see in a couple of the images I added, I am using this as a proper dual-sim device on both Xfinity Mobile (MVNO through Verizon) and AT&T.  ...  "
Product As Described
 3
pictures
+100%
comment
" ...  I like it very much is exactly as pictured  ...  "
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" ...  See included picture for info.  ...  "
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" ...  Because there are not many reviews out there online for the One Max yet, I'll add pictures, as well. ... If you look at the pictures I submitted with this review, you'll see the device looks great in person.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
calls
-100%
comment
" ...  Worst phone ever!  ...  "
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" ...  I actually love everything about this phone except for the fact that I am having trouble making and receiving calls.  ...  "
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" ...  Con: Volume is not loud when using handset or headset  ...  "
Network
 3
signal, network, works, use, mobile
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  At home, it is mostly out sitting right next to a phone that has network signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried my to use my boost mobile network didn't worked.  ...  "
Fit
 3
se, mate, drop
+100%
comment
" ...  I've been careful handling it so I can't judge the rubbery plasticish case that comes with it but It can't stop a smudge mark so a drop, I doubt it.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits well in my hands without being overwhelming in any one metric (weight, width, height, etc).  ...  "
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" ...  This may end up being my main phone, taking the place of my hauwei mate se, and I love my mate se.  ...  "

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Specifications

Battery
Battery Capacity:  4150 mAh
Connectivity
Number of USB ports:  1 
USB:  Yes 
3G:  Yes 
Memory
Memory:  131072 GB
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Calling
GSM:  No 
131072 GB
MEMORY
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE
4150 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY