The UMiDigi Power 3 is the best value big battery smartphone you can get your hands on!
If you’ve been looking for a smartphone that doesn’t compromise on Battery life, Display, Performance, Connectivity & Cameras, then you’ll fall in love with the UMiDigi Power 3.
With an 18w fast charger in the box coupled with a 6150mAh battery, the Power 3 will get you between 9-11 hours of screen-on time.
More than enough time to get the most out of the quad-cameras. Boasting a 48MP main sensor backed up by a dedicated 13MP wide-angle and dedicated 5MP macro camera.
But the question you should be asking yourself is, has UMiDigi done enough to stop you buying one of Xiaomi’s incredible 2020 smartphones!? Let’s find out.
This week’s UMiDigi Power 3 Best Deals
- Premium Display
- Rapid Performance
- Premium Cameras
- 2 Days Battery Life
- 18w Fast Charge
- 10w Reverse Charge
- Fast Face ID
Could Be Better
- Audio Loudness
- Fingerprint Unlock Is Slow
- Night Photography & Video
- No 4K Video
Display, Design & Performance
There’s no hiding where UMiDigi got its inspiration for that camera bump and midnight green colourway, but who cares, they’ve created a real beauty!
While on paper the 10.3mm sounds thick, the curved battery cover makes it feel very manageable in one hand. Giving the UMiDigi Power 3 a twist and squeeze doesn’t reveal any obvious weaknesses with the device feeling solid.
While it looks like a powder-coated aluminium, the curved battery cover is actually made from a high-end polycarbonate, or to you and me, plastic. It feels nice to the touch with a slightly soft-touch texture.
The full-HD display itself looks great with bright and punchy colours on the huge 6.53″ panel. The selfie hole-punch camera is small at only 4.5mm, making the phone look fantastic with only a small chin at the bottom of the device.
Max brightness is good, with the phone easily being viewable outdoors and viewing angles are also good.
It’s good news again as the Helio P60 processor coupled with the stock version of Android 10 makes light work of multitasking and gaming. Having used the phone for 5 days, we can safely say that there are no issues with performance.
Storage-wise, there’s only one option which is 64GB’s. Thanks to a dedicated SD card slot on the SIM-tray, you can easily add more storage as needed.
Screen Tech Specs: 6.53″, 2340 x 1080 resolution, 395 PPI, Hole Punch Display, LCD IPS
Performance Specs CPU: MediaTek Helio P60 (8 Cores @ 2GHz)
RAM: 4GB LPDDR4X Dual Channel
Storage: 64GB (expandable up to 256GB via Micro-SD)
OS: Stock Android 10
UMiDigi Power 3 – Quad Cameras
What sets the UMiDigi Power 3 apart from the big-battery competition is its cameras. With 4 cameras lens on the back, you have plenty of options for framing your photos or videos.
Both the 48MP main camera & 13MP wide-angle camera can take great photos with good dynamic range and punchy colours. Low-light photos do suffer though with plenty of grain & sharpness lost at night time.
Overall though, price-considered, the Power 3 cameras are excellent.
Once you switch to video on the main lens, dynamic range drops and the 48MP lens struggles to catch bright background and dark foregrounds.
It’s not a deal-breaker but certainly a step down from 2020’s flagship devices.
There is image stabilisation built into the main lens which takes some of the shakiness when walking. One issue I did notice was the auto-focus would re-adjust frequently when on automatic.
The 5MP macro video is really fun to play with and you can get some fantastic nature close up shots.
Check out TechUtopia’s full UMiDigi Power 3 camera review for more details on what you can expect.
- 48MP Main Lens @ f/1.79 aperture
- 13MP Wide Angle Lens (120-degree)
- 5MP Depth Sensor
- 5MP Macro
- Dual LED Flash / Torch
- Extras: AI Scene Detection, Macro, Portrait, Panorama, Face Recognition
- Video 1080p @ 30fps
Front Camera (Selfie time):
- 16MP Samsung Lens
- AI Beautify
- Face Recognition & Beauty Mode
It’s nice to see that UMiDigi included a full 18w (1.5amps @ 12v) charger in the box which competes nicely with Xiaomi’s mid-range mobile lineup.
Included in the box is a premium red USB to Type-C cable, similar to what OnePlus offers, but you also get a short Type-C to Type-C cable to take advantage of the 10w reverse charging. This is great if you need to charge your headphones or other gadgets on the go, although you’ll need to remember the cable to take advantage of this.
The 6150mAa battery will easily get you between 9-11 hours of screen on time which is fantastic. For most casual users, you’ll only be charging the UMiDigi Power every couple of days.
Battery Specs: 6150mAh (18w Fast Charge + 10w Reverse Charge)
You’re getting a true dual-SIM phone with the Power 3. Both SIM ports are 4G and the SD Card slot with take up to a 256GB card.
You’re also getting a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom as well as dual-band AC WiFi.
With the low price, it’s nice to see the addition of NFC as well as access to 4 GPS systems for more accurate maps & directions.
Face ID Unlock & Fingerprint Unlock
Face ID is fast & accurate. The rear fingerprint unlock is a little slow though. I’m not sure if this is a software bug that UMiDigi will fix soon, but for now, stick with the Face ID unlock.
There’s a single speaker on the bottom of the phone which isn’t the best quality and doesn’t offer the best max volume.
I didn’t have any issues with call quality during my test calls, with the internal mic picking up my voice clearly.
UK Network Support: Full (4G, 3G + VoLTE)
US Network Support: Check US Cell Support @ Amazon
WiFi: 2.4 + 5Ghz (a,b,g,n,ac) (WiFi Direct + WiFi Display)
Headphone: 3.5mm Input
SIM Support: Nano + Nano + SD
GPS Module: GPS + GLONASS + BeiDu + Galileo
UMiDigi Power 3 – The Verdict
If you’re looking for a smartphone that can reach 10 hours of screen-on time, uses a bloatware-free version of Android 10, offers fast & stable performance while still being able to hold its own in the camera department?
Then look no further, the UMiDigi Power 3 has your back!
Do we recommend the UMiDigi Power 3? With price online as low as $150, it’s a steal!
What’s in the box?
You’ll either get a 2-pin EU charger or an American 2-pin charger included in the box. UK customers will also receive an adapter.
There’s the standard Type-C charging cable as well as an extra Type-C to Type-C cable so that you can use the 10w reverse charging functionality.
The included case is a black leather textured silicone case that fits snugly and is more than enough to keep the phone protected.
UMiDigi Power 3 – Full Tech Specs
|Smartphone||UMiDigi Power 3|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Screen Resolution||2340 x 1080|
|Screen To Body Ratio||83%|
|Screen technology||LCD IPS|
|Material||Aluminium Frame + Polycarbonate Battery Cover|
|Colours Available||Space Grey, Midnight Green & Red|
|Processor (CPU)||MediaTek Helio P60 (2.0GHz Octa-Core)|
|Graphics (GPU)||Arm Mali-G72 MP3|
|IP Rating (Water, dust)||NO|
|Micro-SD Card Tray||YES (max 256GB)|
|Finger Print Sensor||YES – Rear Facing|
|4G Bands||FDD-LTE: B1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7 /8 /12 /13 /17 /18 /19 /20 /25 /26 /28A /28B /66 /71
TDD-LTE: B34 /38 /39 /40 /41
|3G Bands||WCDMA: B1 / 2 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / B34 / 39 / BC0 / BC1|
|2G Bands||B2 / B3 / B5 / B8 / BC0 / BC1|
|SIM Support||Dual Nano SIM + SD Card|
|WiFi||2.4GHz + 5GHz (a, b, g, n, ac)|
|GPS Tech||GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Baidu|
|Sensors||Ambient light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, e-Compass, Fingerprint|
|Battery Size||6150 mAh|
|Fast Charging||YES (18w)+ Reverse Charging 10w|