UMiDigi Power 3 Review

Battery Life, Performance, Video Quality, Connectivity, Display & more...

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UMiDigi Power 3

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.

Related: What’s the Best UMiDigi Smartphone in 2020?

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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.

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The Good

  • 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

UMiDigi Power 3 Green Design

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 Display

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.

UMiDigi Power 3 Teardown

Performance

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

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.

Video

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.

Rear Camera:

  • 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

UMiDigi Power 3 Display

Battery Life

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)

UMiDigi Power 3 Ports SIM Tray

Connectivity

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.

Loudspeaker

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.

Call Quality

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)
NFC: YES
Headphone: 3.5mm Input
SIM Support: Nano + Nano + SD
GPS Module: GPS + GLONASS + BeiDu + Galileo
Bluetooth: 4.2
USB: Type-C

UMiDigi Power 3 Midnight Green

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!

UMiDigi Power 3 Box Contents

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 Colour Choices

UMiDigi Power 3 – Full Tech Specs

UMiDigi Power 3 Android Phone
Smartphone UMiDigi Power 3
Screen Size 6.53″
Pixel Density 395 PPI
Screen Resolution 2340 x 1080
Screen To Body Ratio 83%
Screen technology LCD IPS
Thickness 10.3mm
Weight 218g
Material Aluminium Frame + Polycarbonate Battery Cover
Colours Available Space Grey, Midnight Green & Red
Storage 64GB
Processor (CPU) MediaTek Helio P60 (2.0GHz Octa-Core)
Graphics (GPU) Arm Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 4GB
Android Version 10
IP Rating (Water, dust) NO
Micro-SD Card Tray YES (max 256GB)
Notification LED YES
Finger Print Sensor YES – Rear Facing
Infrared NO
USB Type Type-C
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
Bluetooth Version 4.2
NFC YES
Sensors Ambient light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, e-Compass, Fingerprint
Battery Size 6150 mAh
Fast Charging YES (18w)+ Reverse Charging 10w