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ritzlal

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#196686 9-Jun-2016 09:27
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Been reading about these two phones recently as a mid range phone option. Have never really tried a non mainstream device so curious to see how they compare.

 

Both seem to have pleasing reviews with the Umi Super slightly cheaper. Has anyone here tried one of these? Would love to hear feedback.

 

Thanks.


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turb
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  #1568488 9-Jun-2016 09:51
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The Elephone sounds like it's very big and heavy...




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ritzlal

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  #1568490 9-Jun-2016 09:53
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turb: The Elephone sounds like it's very big and heavy...

 

 

 

Lol. It's lighter than the "Umi Super" :)

 

http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/081a78f69


 
 
 
 


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  #1568552 9-Jun-2016 11:05
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I've had the Elephone Trunk for over six months now and it's been a great phone for the price - was approx $115NZ and can do anything I ask.  Battery life not the best, only just lasts a working day though.


ritzlal

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  #1568566 9-Jun-2016 11:30
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jonb:

 

I've had the Elephone Trunk for over six months now and it's been a great phone for the price - was approx $115NZ and can do anything I ask.  Battery life not the best, only just lasts a working day though.

 

 

 

 

Thanks. Might try the Elephone P9000. Seems good value for around $310NZD.


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  #1583150 30-Jun-2016 09:32
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Just wondering how you went with the P9000? Looking them both myself now too.


ritzlal

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  #1583153 30-Jun-2016 09:36
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I got the Umi Super in the end. It's a pretty good device. I use the Nexus 6P so am comparing it with one of the best really. So for $255NZD (what it cost me)...it's superb value! Obviously the Nexus 6P is better in most respects such as camera, performance etc. However, the daily usage experience for messaging, calls, email, bit of web browsing etc is pretty much the same. I have only used it for 2 days so far though. The camera is superior on the Nexus but it's also not bad on the Umi Super. Overall great value for $255. It is heavier but it looks and feels premium. If you're in Auckland and want to have a look at it, PM me and I'll be happy to show you.


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  #1583155 30-Jun-2016 09:42
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OK cool that's the one I'm favouring too - not sure if it will work on Spark though? Not in AKL, but thx for the offer.


 
 
 
 


ritzlal

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  #1583157 30-Jun-2016 09:48
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october:

 

OK cool that's the one I'm favouring too - not sure if it will work on Spark though? Not in AKL, but thx for the offer.

 

 

 

 

No worries. Not sure about Spark but supported networks/band information can be found here: http://www.devicespecifications.com/en/comparison/1e6a76207


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  #1583474 30-Jun-2016 17:02
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october:

 

OK cool that's the one I'm favouring too - not sure if it will work on Spark though? Not in AKL, but thx for the offer.

 

 

 

 

Should be okay on Spark as it supports WCDMA 850Mhz.  In the past I've had trouble with imported phones receiving MMS/PXT on Spark, spent hours and hours talking with the helpdesk, business hub, complex solutions team, tinkering with APN settings etc. but never got to the bottom of it. Don't have an XT SIM to test.  The Super is a very nice looking/feeling phone.  Good display (if a little yellowish) and general performance however I was a bit disappointed with the camera.  The Harlequin LED is quite cool. 


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  #1584962 3-Jul-2016 08:59
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Re the Umi Super, could I ask a few questions?

 

Two things that are important to me are a battery that will last the day and a screen I can see in reasonably bright sun, how do you feel the Umi performs on these two points?

 

Also, can I ask where you purchased it from?

 

Thanks.





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ritzlal

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  #1584969 3-Jul-2016 09:25
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peejayw:

 

Re the Umi Super, could I ask a few questions?

 

Two things that are important to me are a battery that will last the day and a screen I can see in reasonably bright sun, how do you feel the Umi performs on these two points?

 

Also, can I ask where you purchased it from?

 

Thanks.

 

 

 

 

1. Battery life is superb (4000mAH). I haven't used it as my primary phone yet so haven't gone through the usual usage but I can already tell it will easily last a day for even heavy users. The battery is what makes it a bit of a hefty phone though. Feels good and solid but it certainly isn't light.

 

2. Usage outside - not 100% sure as we haven't had much sun recently. However, I don't think it'll be that much of an issue. I usually use it at about half brightness and haven't had any issues outdoors. Screen can get quite good brightness.

 

3. Purchased from AliExpress - took about 2-3 weeks to arrive.

 

 


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  #1584982 3-Jul-2016 09:42
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Thanks for the info. You got it at a good price, currently about $313NZ.





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  #1584983 3-Jul-2016 09:46
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I only used it for about a week to make sure it worked and mainly to test the camera.  I don't game on it but would describe myself as a moderate user... bit of email, Stuff, Facebook and internet browsing etc. 

 

Before bed I would have about 30% battery remaining.

 

The screen has excellent readability although I'm not sure it is as bright as others, maybe that is because of the yellow rather than blue tinge to the colours.

 

I purchased from GearBest because their expedited shipping is very reasonable.

 

I've been on the China phone bandwagon for several years and probably had about 20 different models over the years.  The UMI Super in terms of look, build and feel is likely the best I've seen.  The spec is very impressive however in terms of actual performance for my needs it is comparable to most of the other $200USD options out there.  What I can say is that UMI seem to be quite good at providing OTA software updates and their ROM's in my experience are relatively bug free compared to others.  They also have a nice software tool called Root Joy (careful if you Google that at work :-)) that interfaces the phone with your PC quite nicely.

 

My one is just sitting on the shelf if you are interested.  As new as only used for less than one week and still has the factory plastic on the back.  I took off the factory screen protector and put on a tempered glass one plus I have another spare.  $295 including courier?

 

 

 

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  #1584987 3-Jul-2016 09:53
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Sent you a pm.





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ritzlal

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  #1584990 3-Jul-2016 10:02
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There's usually some on special for $179USD but you may be able to get one locally as per previous message.

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