Fresh after finding out that UMi was bringing Android 7.0 Nougat to 3 of its devices, we get to unbox one of those, the UMi Max. This is a massive metal phablet with a big battery and solid unibody build. Launched this summer, the device is priced at around $150 or $160 on a variety of retailers.



Available in gold or grey, the device comes bundled with a manual, charger, USB Type C cable and metal key to access the slots. It’s a collection of technology, gathering together a MediaTek CPU, Sharp screen, Samsung RAM and Panasonic camera, as well as Sony battery. The OS of choice is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, soon to be Nougat, from December.


There’s a fingerprint scanner at the back and inside the handset we find the familiar MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Juicing up the joint is a 4000 mAh battery, that promises 32 hours of music or 14 hours of GPS navigation. There’s also a hybrid SIM tray, with one of the slots also serving for microSD storage and HiFi acoustics are included.

We’ve got a main 13 MP camera and a front 5 MP shooter, with a pretty stock UI available. This phone is a bit hefty at 200 grams and that light bleeping Home button is one of its best features. We’ll be back with a full review soon and in the meantime you can find the updated prices here:

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